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Posted by Zekhariah

Maybe "longing" is a bit strong, but:

1. Mario Galaxy (bought, waiting on the Wii U to arrive)

2. Thief 2

3. Skyrim (waiting for the GOTY version)

4. Ratchet and Clank : Tools of Destruction (starting this)

5. Gears 2

Posted by RenegadeSaint

If you ever get to Shinobi for the PS2, make sure you get yourself into a serious zen mood, because that game is ridiculous.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Now that I think of it, none really. Every game that I have a strong desire to play, I play. The other stuff exists on the periphery as games I feel a cultural desire to add to my lexicon due to their relevance to the medium, but no motivation to experience based on their own merits.

Games like Skyward Sword, Skyrim, and Guild Wars 2 spring to mind.

Posted by Morrow

Too many to list... hell, too many to list ._.

Posted by fuzzypumpkin


Metal Gear Solid 2+3+4



Edited by Godlyawesomeguy

Conveniently enough, I made a list of this for my own personal use yesterday.

1. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

2. Yakuza 3

3. Yakuza 4

4. Catherine

5. Shadows of the Damned

6. Hitman: Contracts

7. Nier

8. Mass Effect 3

9. Kingdoms of Amaleur: Reckoning

10. Fez

11. Rez

12. Ico and Shadow of The Colossus

13. The Darkness II

14. Eternal Sonata

15. Valkyria Chronicles

16. The Last Story

17. The Darkness

18. The Darkness II

19. Resonance of fate

20. Rage

21. Alice: Madness Returns

22. Dragons Dogma

23. Darksiders II

24. Prototype 2

25. Singularity

26. Mirrors Edge

27. Infamous 2

28. Spec Ops: The Line

29. Metro: 2033

30. Binary Domain

31. Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl

32. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim-Dawguard

33. Jade Empire

34. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

35. Saints Row 2

36. Eternal Darkness

37. Killer 7

38. Closure

39. Legacy of Kain series

40. The Longest Journey

EDIT: To be fair, I did actually play a bit of Metro 2033. At least half of it or so.

Posted by MistaSparkle

I've wanted to play Heavy Rain for the longest time, but never got around to it :/ And now my PS3 isn't with me, so maybe later in life...someday.

Posted by SlapHappyJesus

The only games I can say I am truly longing to play are the STALKER games.

I have a weak laptop and a crappy old desktop. Neither run the game at anything close to what I would consider playable levels. Should be starting a new job tomorrow, so I can finally start saving towards a decent gaming rig. Hopefully by the end of the year I will have the cash needed for a nice build.

Posted by Hizang

Despite putting 30+ hours into Skyrim, I feel I haven't really played that game yet.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

@ThePaleKing: I'm not the sort to just assume games are abandonware. I'm not that desperate to play that series. And as for Ultima, it's more or less just a matter of a sale coming up at the right time. They had all of them on sale last week on GOG, but I was strapped for cash. Next time.

Posted by That1BlackGuy

Too many to name, probably won't get to most of them until retirement lol so I'll name a few.

  • Final Fantasy VIII (3rd run)
  • DMC HD Collection
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • Bushido Blade (2nd run)
  • Tactics Ogre: LUCT (PSP Version)
Posted by ThePaleKing

@Sparky_Buzzsaw: If graphics/mechanics etc. are keeping you away from Ultima, check this out http://www.u5lazarus.com/. And I think the Wizardry games fall into acceptable "abandonware", since it's highly unlikely that the Japanese dudes who own the license will re-release the original games in english.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I always wanted to get into the Wizardry series, but it's pretty cost prohibitive. If they're released on GOG.com, and I can afford them, I'll remedy that. Some runner-ups also include the Myst series (beyond the first game, which I think every gamer my age bought and played to death), Ultima, and the Zork series (again, beyond the first).

Posted by BeachThunder
  • Syberia
  • Longest Journey
  • Gabriel Knight
  • Anachronox
  • Trine
  • Super Meat Boy
Posted by j0lter

Dragon's Dogma

Persona 3: The Answer

Fallout New Vegas

Persona 4 Golden

Posted by 71Ranchero

Shenmue 3

Posted by Stink_Meaner
  1. Madden 13
  2. Heavy Rain
  3. The Darkness2
  4. The Amazing Spider-man
  5. The God Of War Saga
  6. Max Payne 3
  7. Metal Gear Solid 4
  8. Silent Hill HD Collection
  9. Assassin's Creed 1
  10. Transformers War for Cybertron
Posted by FancySoapsMan

Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of Time 
Chrono Cross 
Chrono Trigger 
Valkyrie Profile 
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon 
Gemini Rue 
Yakuza 2,3, & 4 
Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura 
Xenoblade Chronicles 
Final Fantasy IX 
Hotel Dusk 
Pokemon Conquest 
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 
Warioware: DIY 
Bioshock 2 
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl 
Vagrant Story 
GTA: San Andreas 
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker  
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 
Space Rangers 2 
Avadon: The Black Fortress 
Zork Nemesis 
Ultima Underworld 1+2 
Lands of Lore
fuck. These are all games that are in my collection right now and I'm fairly certain that's nowhere near all of them. It seems I have a lot of work to do :P

Posted by iam3green

i have a bunch of games that i want to play but don't feel like playing.

games that i bought during the summer sale on steam

max payne 1 2

arma / day Z

gta vice city, san andreas

super meat boy

half life series- 1 blue shift, opposing force, 2, episode 1 and 2

i just recently bought demon's soul and ico shadow of the colluses collection.

Posted by believer258

Battlefield 3 on PC. I've played the Xbox version and it had its fun moments but even a full game sometimes felt like a wasteland.

Posted by ConfusedOwl

Oh where to begin...

Persona 3 and 4

Tales of Symphonia (120 dollars off Amazon because why the fuck not?)

Metal Gear Solid series

Uncharted Series

Demons Souls

Sleeping Dogs

God of War 3

Assassins Creed Brotherhood

Way more but for some reason I'm drawing a blank at the moment.

Posted by astrotriforce

I know how you feel man. Most of my backlog games are from LAST GENERATION. I do not even begin to think about this generation as I haven't played virtually every bigname game from 2006 onward (Ninja Gaiden 2 is around the time when I stopped :P).

Sadly, I almost game exclusively on my Wii and use it to play classic retro and Gamecube titles. :P Like I just got done playing more Resident Evil Remake than should be legal (beat it about 8 times in a row. I now consider the game both Completed and Mastered and will probably never touch it again, despite it being my favorite game ever) and now I've moved on to Resident Evil 2. And soon I'll pop in Resident Evil Zero. Probably after playing RE3 and CV. If I was banished to a desert island, I'd definitely be content with just my Wii. It gets the most action from me by far, next to my 3DS. But I'm a Nintendo fanboy at heart.

Edited by crusader8463

I got a shelf full of games collecting dust with no hope in sight of me ever getting around to playing them. I used to have a list but seeing it never move made me sad so I deleted it. Will probably remake it some day, but in the mean time off the top of my head:

And my Wii as a whole. I bought it and around 20 games last winter for around $400 and I have yet to even unpack my Wii let alone jump into the games. I wish I had like a month or two off from work and could just jump into that backlog and go to town. I hate that I have so many fucking games just collecting dust and I'm still buying new ones. Kid me that was lucky to get 1-2 games a year would have a heart attack if he seen me now.

I'm hoping once the next gen stuff rolls around that will light a fire under my ass and get me into playing them as I don't have enough room for my PC and all three consoles as it is let alone adding 3 more on top of it.

Posted by astrotriforce

@toots: That is an awesome list! I have Skies of Arcadia: Legends and never played it... Viewtiful Joe is a game I've been thinking a lot about lately. Most people never even Completed it because of the insane difficulty.

Posted by Gabriel

Tropico 3 & 4

Hitman 2

God of War Ghost of Sparta

Peace Walker

Posted by toots

Nice list, here goes-

Wind Waker


Metal Gear Solid 2+3+4

Skies of Arcadia

Monster Hunter (any)

Final Fantasy 10

Mario Galaxy

Metroid Prime series

Mad World

No More Heroes

Viewtiful Joe


and that's about all I can think of right now, and am ashamed to not have played a lot of these yet, but times are BUSY, and It's hard to track down gamecube games when they come to mind..

Posted by astrotriforce

@Terramagi: Dude! The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver for Dreamcast stares me in the face everytime I go to play a game. I've been really longing to play it. I've never played one of those games, and I recently fixed my Dreamcast's laser by opening it up.

Right now I'm knee-deep in playing through every Resident Evil title before 6 comes out. But afterward I may finally pop the game in. I've been craving it. lol. Though I do wonder if it'll hold up or not to a newbie to the series.

Posted by Terramagi

Soul Reaver 2

Gemini Rue

Rayman: Origins

SMT3: Nocturne

Ys: Oath in Felghana

Thief series

Posted by astrotriforce

I do a series of articles on my website called "On the Cutting Room Floor".

The feature covers videogames that I've always wanted to play but never have (Yet...). My list stretches to the Sun, before coming back around again, but I'm sure for most people their list only goes to Venus or so.

I've only done twelve installments so far, but here are the games on my list. What are some games that would be on YOUR list?

12. Shinobi (PS2)

11. Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (N64)

10. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (DS)

9. Car Battler Joe (GBA)

8. Metal Gear Solid 2

7. Halo 2

6. Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons (GBC)

5. Otogi: Myth of Demons (Xbox)

4. Drill Dozer (GBA)

3. Psychonauts (XB, PC, PS2)

2. Silent Hill 3

1. EarthBound