The Great Backlog Challenge!!!!


Like most PC gamers I have a ridiculously large backlog of games on Steam. This is mostly due to all of the sales they have on Steam and the complete lack of free time that I have. Who knew that starting a career and behaving like an adult would take up so much of my time? On top of that I have a few additional PC games, some Xbox 360 games and some DS games to finish. What is going through my mind when I buy these?

 

Anyway, I’ve decided to take action and conquer this beast, and to give myself some motivation, I’ve asked my girlfriend to move in with me. Basically this means that whatever games I don’t finish before she moves in I probably won’t be playing. Living with someone and spending time with her on a daily basis is going to take up a substantial portion of my time so I’ll likely only keep up with whatever new releases tickle my fancy. Now she’s finishing up her degree, so I have until shortly after she graduates to take care of business. May 1 2011. The date is set.

 

Now, without further ado, I present my video game backlog!!!!

 Alpha Prime
Alpha Protocol
Aquaria
Avatar
BIT.TRIP BEAT
Battlestations Pacific
Battlestations: Midway
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Bloody Good Time
Blur
Braid
Chrome + SpecForce Bundle

  • Chrome
  • Chrome - SpecForce

Company of Heroes: Gold

  • Company of Heroes
  • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Conflict: Denied Ops
Crysis Warhead®
Dark Void™ Zero
Darksiders
DogFighter
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
Dragon Ball: Origins (DS)
Evil Genius
F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin
Flora's Fruit Farm
Freedom Force: Freedom Pack

  • Freedom Force
  • Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

Gears of War (360)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
Gish
Grand Theft Auto 4 (360)
Greed Corp
Heroes of Annihilated Empires
Bullet Candy
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Galcon Fusion
Infernal
Just Cause 2
King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame
Lugaru HD
Magicka
Mass Effect 2
Mount and Blade Complete

  • Mount & Blade
  • Mount & Blade: Warband

No One Lives Forever 2
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Osmos
Penny Arcade Adventures: Precipice of Darkness Combo Pack

  • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One
  • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two

Penumbra Overture
Puzzle Agent
Red Dead Redemption (360)
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
Rogue Trooper
Serious Sam HD: Double Pack

  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Shank
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
SiN
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

  • Sid Meier's Civilization® IV
  • Civilization IV®: Warlords
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Laser Racer
Super Meat Boy
Super Scribblenauts
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Codename 47
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
The World Ends With You (DS)
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Gold Edition

  • Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II
  • Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Chaos Rising

Wings of Prey

Hmm...I may have missed some none Steam PC games....

 Not sure what order I want to take them on in. I’ll be starting with Mass Effect 2 since I’m about halfway through. I’ll give updates as I go along, and there is a very good chance I will be distracted by a number of different games that I’ve already beaten. When it comes to multiplayer focused games, I’ll leave that up to my judgement. If there is a levelling system I may go by that, but I don’t necessarily think that hitting level 50 will make the experience much more complete than it was at level 49. Obviously the rules are pretty relaxed but in the end if I miss out on something then it’s my own fault. If you guys have any suggestion on the order in which I should be playing these, feel free to comment. Also I’ll be happy to talk about any games I’ve played if you’re interested in picking them up. I’ve played quite a few games, and by the end of this, a whole fuck load more.

 

BOOSH!

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Posted by Archer88

Like most PC gamers I have a ridiculously large backlog of games on Steam. This is mostly due to all of the sales they have on Steam and the complete lack of free time that I have. Who knew that starting a career and behaving like an adult would take up so much of my time? On top of that I have a few additional PC games, some Xbox 360 games and some DS games to finish. What is going through my mind when I buy these?

 

Anyway, I’ve decided to take action and conquer this beast, and to give myself some motivation, I’ve asked my girlfriend to move in with me. Basically this means that whatever games I don’t finish before she moves in I probably won’t be playing. Living with someone and spending time with her on a daily basis is going to take up a substantial portion of my time so I’ll likely only keep up with whatever new releases tickle my fancy. Now she’s finishing up her degree, so I have until shortly after she graduates to take care of business. May 1 2011. The date is set.

 

Now, without further ado, I present my video game backlog!!!!

 Alpha Prime
Alpha Protocol
Aquaria
Avatar
BIT.TRIP BEAT
Battlestations Pacific
Battlestations: Midway
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Bloody Good Time
Blur
Braid
Chrome + SpecForce Bundle

  • Chrome
  • Chrome - SpecForce

Company of Heroes: Gold

  • Company of Heroes
  • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Conflict: Denied Ops
Crysis Warhead®
Dark Void™ Zero
Darksiders
DogFighter
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
Dragon Ball: Origins (DS)
Evil Genius
F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin
Flora's Fruit Farm
Freedom Force: Freedom Pack

  • Freedom Force
  • Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

Gears of War (360)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
Gish
Grand Theft Auto 4 (360)
Greed Corp
Heroes of Annihilated Empires
Bullet Candy
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Galcon Fusion
Infernal
Just Cause 2
King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame
Lugaru HD
Magicka
Mass Effect 2
Mount and Blade Complete

  • Mount & Blade
  • Mount & Blade: Warband

No One Lives Forever 2
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Osmos
Penny Arcade Adventures: Precipice of Darkness Combo Pack

  • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One
  • On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode Two

Penumbra Overture
Puzzle Agent
Red Dead Redemption (360)
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
Rogue Trooper
Serious Sam HD: Double Pack

  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Shank
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
SiN
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

  • Sid Meier's Civilization® IV
  • Civilization IV®: Warlords
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Laser Racer
Super Meat Boy
Super Scribblenauts
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Codename 47
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
The World Ends With You (DS)
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Gold Edition

  • Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II
  • Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Chaos Rising

Wings of Prey

Hmm...I may have missed some none Steam PC games....

 Not sure what order I want to take them on in. I’ll be starting with Mass Effect 2 since I’m about halfway through. I’ll give updates as I go along, and there is a very good chance I will be distracted by a number of different games that I’ve already beaten. When it comes to multiplayer focused games, I’ll leave that up to my judgement. If there is a levelling system I may go by that, but I don’t necessarily think that hitting level 50 will make the experience much more complete than it was at level 49. Obviously the rules are pretty relaxed but in the end if I miss out on something then it’s my own fault. If you guys have any suggestion on the order in which I should be playing these, feel free to comment. Also I’ll be happy to talk about any games I’ve played if you’re interested in picking them up. I’ve played quite a few games, and by the end of this, a whole fuck load more.

 

BOOSH!

Posted by iam3green

nice backlog. those are a lot of games that you have. i also have some back logs on PC, ps3, and xbox 360. i've been meaning to beat them for a while now. i have a few of those games that you mentioned. dogfight is pretty good game. you fly around and shoot other planes. star wars knights of the old republic is also good. i have 20 hours into that game. somebody gifted me that game. it wasn't what i was expecting but it is still a good game. i think that it feels like mass effect just with star wars characters.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

Holy shit, good luck finishing all of those before May 1st.  Civ 4 alone could potentially last you until then. 
 
I wish I had a backlog....
Edited by iDarktread
@Archer88 said:
" Bionic Commando: Rearmed 

Braid

Company of Heroes: Gold

Crysis Warhead
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition 
Freedom Force: Freedom Pack

  • Freedom Force
  • Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

Grand Theft Auto 4 (360)
Mass Effect 2

Penumbra Overture

Red Dead Redemption (360)

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

  • Sid Meier's Civilization® IV
  • Civilization IV®: Warlords
  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Meat Boy USE A 360 CONTROLLER
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Thief: Deadly Shadows  
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction 

If you guys have any suggestion on the order in which I should be playing these, feel free to comment. "

All of these are worthwhile games, but if you use this list, definitely start with the games I've changed into links. I own every single one of them and aside from BraidSuper Meat Boy and Splinter Cell Conviction haven't finished any of them. I actually left a few games off of this revised list that that could potentially qualify as "good" games. The reason behind this was to potentially minimize the time spent on forced gaming, as it can be annoying if spent on frustrating games. I've heard good things about Darksiders and Magicka, but I haven't played them myself. I enjoyed the Serious Sam HD collection enough to mention here, too, but probably not on top of your list.
 
You can trust my recommended list, again starting with the ones that I've changed to links. I'm actually most of the way through Mass Effect 2 myself and am loving it. After you finish that, though I'd try and knock out any of the following: Braid, Crysis Warhead, Company of Heroes, Penumbra Overture, or if you're in the mood for more role-play, Dragon Age. Definitely give Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption a try at any point through your back-log cleaning, but be prepared to spend a good amount of time adjusting to the games and play them only when you want to, as they are more open ended than many of the other games on the list.

Every time I check a topic such as this, I feel as though I should make a list of unfinished games myself, so I probably will at some point.
Posted by StillVictor

Like me, you probably have more games that you can finish in a lifetime. Good luck with that.

Posted by Archer88

We'll Braid is likely next, since I'm away from home for the weekend so I only have my laptop.