The 26 best Avatar Awards and how to get them

Here's how to make your Avatar shine in the cheapest way possible

Left 4 Dead 2 %26ndash; Med Kit and Gnome

All the clothes look great, especially if you want your Avatar to cosplay as L4D2 characters, but we prefer the uniqueness of the props, like the Med Kit which is granted simply for completing all five campaigns…

… and the Gnome prop, which is a little tougher to get. You first need to download the Passing DLC and then play as all six mutations, which change every week, so it will take six whole weeks to earn this bad boy.

Limbo %26ndash; Limbo Pet

Experiencing Limbo is really its own reward, but an even better reward is a virtual pet version of one of the hideous beasts that stalk you in the game. Just finish the title, and this cute little monster is all yours.

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers %26ndash; Magic Cards

You want your Avatar to look like as huge a Magic nerd as you do right? Well, just unlock all cards for all six decks in the game and this spiffy prop is yours.

Monday Night Combat %26ndash; Mascot Mask

The evil twin of the Captain Smiley head, this mask adorns your head with the visage of Bullseye, the happy go lucky and very shootable mascot of Monday Night Combat. You’ll get this Award as soon as you meet (and shoot) Bullseye in the tutorial.

Portal 2 %26ndash; Companion Cube

This one isn’t available just yet, but it’s too awesome not to include. Once the game ships April 22, just complete the campaign and you’ll have your very own Companion Cube.

Red Dead Redemption %26ndash; Sombrero

There are some nice, exclusive shirts you can unlock as well in RDR, but nothing beats the classiness of a sombrero. And it could be one of the first things you unlock, just shoot off an enemy's hat without killing them. We were bad enough shots that we got it without even trying.


Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.
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