Gaming Bucket List

A couple years ago after the loss of a very dear friend, and a few seriously depressing weeks of self examination I decided to craft a list of things to do before I die. The list is meant to make some special memories, and to encourage me to try things that I always wanted to, or never would've thought to. Entries range from "Learn to Make Brownies", to "Own a Sword", to "Get Married". This particular entry is: "Make a list of 100 games, Finish Each Game".

This list is an incomplete draft of the 100 games I need to play. Most of these games are older because I feel like it would cheapen the list to include newer games I intend to play anyways (though I am not opposed to the idea of trying out a newer game from a genre or series that's outside of my comfort zone.) I am very open to suggestions because thinking of 100 games I want to play but haven't is much harder than it sounds. Many of the entries on here are non specific and you can definitely help me with those, in addition, here's a list of all the games I've beaten. If you notice any glaring blindspots be sure to yell at me so that I can add them.

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9 Comments
Posted by believer258

Your 100 game list only seems to have 48 titles.

Also, this is an awesome list and I think I should make one of my own at some point...

Posted by Hunter5024

@believer258: I would definitely recommend you do so. Everyone has a little list going in their head and writing it down really motivates you to get through it. I've got one for movies, books, anime, and comics too. Also it's only at 48 because I haven't thought of 100 games yet. I'm open to recommendations from people.

Posted by believer258

Xenogears is a cult classic. Never played it myself, but there must be something redeeming about it. Also, the Shin Megami Tensei game that I hear mentioned most (apart from Persona) is Nocturne.

Posted by Hunter5024

@believer258: Dude good call. Hadn't thought of Xenogears and it's totally on PSN. Thanks

Posted by Video_Game_King

You asked for it, so here's some fleshing out. I'll let you figure out which ones are actually on the list right now:

  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
  • Jak II
  • Jak 3
  • Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates
  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
  • Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Katamari Damacy
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • God of War
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Devil May Cry
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves
  • Bully
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Paper Mario
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Star Wars Episode I Racer
  • Quest 64
  • Rampage World Tour
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Sin & Punishment: Successors of the Earth
  • Pokémon Puzzle League
  • Pilotwings 64
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Blast Corps
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Glover
  • Diddy Kong Racing
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Perfect Dark
  • F-Zero X
  • Mario Party
  • Rocket: Robot on Wheels
  • Mario Party 2
  • Mario Party 3
  • Custom Robo
  • Custom Robo V2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (& Knuckles)
  • Aladdin
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Strider
  • Shining Force
  • Ristar
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Shining Force II
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic Classics
  • Columns
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Ranger-X
  • Pulseman
  • Battletoads
  • Twinkle Tales
  • Outrun
  • Atomic Runner
  • Double Dragon
  • Cool Spot
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Thunder Force III
  • QuackShot Starring Donald Duck
  • Crusader of Centy
  • The Disney Collection
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Road Rash
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Panorama Cotton
  • Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
  • The Adventures of Batman and Robin
  • Wiz ‘n’ Liz: The Fantastic Wabbit Wescue
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure
  • Steel Empire
  • Marble Madness
  • Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team
  • Joe & Mac: Cavemen Ninja
  • Sunset Riders
  • Battle Mania: Daiginjou
  • The Punisher
  • Valis III
  • Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
  • Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
  • Pokémon Red
  • Pokémon Blue
  • Pokémon Yellow
  • Pokémon Gold
  • Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokémon Pinball
  • Kirby’s Dreamland 2
  • Game & Watch Gallery 2
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters
  • Frogger
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Kid Icarus: Of Myths And Monsters
  • Kirby’s Dream Land
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge
  • Final Fantasy Adventure
  • Super Mario Land
  • Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Rayman
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
  • Mega Man III
  • Dragon Warrior I & II
  • Wario Land II
  • Tetris Attack
  • Tetris
  • Pokémon Green
  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
  • Mega Man Xtreme
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
  • Wario Land II DX
  • DuckTales
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara’s Adventure
  • Mega Man Xtreme 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  • Dragon Warrior III
  • For the Frog the Bell Tolls
  • Dr. Mario
  • Tetris DX
  • Tetris 2
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  • Balloon Kid
  • R-Type DX
  • Castlevania Legends
  • Shantae
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Sonic Heroes
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Metroid Prime
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Mega Man Anniversary Collection
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Animal Crossing
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Mario Superstar Baseball
  • Mario Kart Super Circuit
  • Banjo Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Super Mario Advance
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
  • Pokémon Ruby
  • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords
  • Mario Vs Donkey Kong
  • Sonic Advance 2
  • Sonic Advance 3
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Fire Emblem
  • Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals
  • Sonic Advance
  • Astro Boy: Omega Factor
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
  • Mega Man Zero
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
  • Drill Dozer
  • Disney’s Magical Quest starring Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Mega Man & Bass
  • Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival
  • Mega Man Zero 2
  • Mega Man Zero 3
  • Metal Slug Advance
  • Mega Man Zero 4
  • Rayman Advance
  • Advance Wars
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario All Stars
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy Of The Holy War
  • Earthbound
  • Mega Man X
  • Mega Man X2
  • Mega Man X3
  • Super Metroid
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Star Fox
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Mega Man 7
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!
  • F-Zero
  • Bahamut Lagoon
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Dragon Quest V
  • Gradius III
  • Dragon Quest VI
  • Street Fighter Alpha II
  • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World
  • Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
  • Kirby’s Avalanche
  • Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Dragon Quest III
  • Bust-A-Move
  • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Tetris & Dr. Mario
  • Super Tetris 3
  • Doom
  • Batman Returns
  • Mystic Ark
  • BioMetal
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
  • Umihara Kawase
  • Magical Pop’N
  • Romancing SaGa 2
  • Final Fight 3
  • Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie
  • Prince of Persia
  • Pop’N TwinBee
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro Ni Tatsu Shoujo
  • Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together
  • Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantouden
  • NBA Jam
  • The Violinist of Hameln
  • Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
  • Mortal Kombat 3
  • Spriggan Powered
  • Tetris Battle Gaiden
  • Operation Logic Bomb
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Kid Icarus
  • Castlevania
  • Super Mario Bros 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Mega Man
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Mega Man 2
  • Zelda II: Adventure of Link
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 3
  • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Final Fantasy
  • Gradius
  • Fire Emblem Gaiden
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Mega Man 4
  • Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6
  • Punch Out!!
  • Dragon Warrior IV
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Gradius II
  • Blaster Master
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  • River City Ransom
  • Little Nemo: The Dream Master
  • Wario’s Woods
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
  • Batman
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Shadow of the Ninja
  • Cocoron
  • Little Samson
  • Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger!
  • Rad Racer
  • Bubble Bobble Part 2
  • Bucky O’Hare
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • DarkWing Duck
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Fire ‘n Ice
  • Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
  • Metal Storm
  • Duck Tales 2
  • Takeshi’s Challenge
  • Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
  • The Krion Conquest
  • Batman: Return of the Joker
  • Adventure Island
  • Adventure Island II
  • DynoWarz: Destruction of Spondylus
  • Rockin’ Kats
  • Panic Restaurant
  • Ufouria: The Saga
  • Konami Wai Wai World
  • Adventure Island III
  • Bonk’s Adventure
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu
  • Adventure Island IV
  • Kick Master
  • Oregon Trail
  • The Secret of Monkey Island
  • Panzer Dragoon
  • Braid
  • World of Goo
  • Gish
  • Portal
  • Half-Life 2
  • Machinarium
  • Half-Life
  • Aquaria
  • Samorost 2
  • Bullet Candy Perfect
  • Lugaru HD
  • Osmos
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • And Yet it Moves
  • The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Grewhawk Adventure
  • The Binding of Isaac
  • Crayon Physics Deluxe
  • VVVVVV
  • The Cat and the Coup
  • LIMBO
  • Katawa Shoujo
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
  • Blocks That Matter
  • A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
  • Eets: Hunger. It’s emotional.
  • Bastion
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Kirby: Canvas Curse
  • Meteos
  • Sonic Rush
  • Mario Kart DS
  • New Super Mario Bros
  • Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
  • The World Ends with You
  • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
  • Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals
  • Radiant Historia
  • Kirby mass Attack
  • Adventure
  • Pitfall
  • BurgerTime
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Yar’s Revenge
  • Space Invaders
  • Freeway
  • Barnstorming
  • Pepsi Invaders
  • Communist Mutants from Space
  • Dig Dug
  • Ms. Pac Man
  • Jungle Hunt
  • Wii Sports
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Elebits
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • No More Heroes
  • Mega Man 9
  • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Klonoa
  • Okami
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  • Mega Man 10
  • Phantom Brave: We Meet Again
  • Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Sonic Colors
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Disney Epic Mickey
  • Kirby’s Return to Dreamland
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Phantasy Star
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • The Jungle Book
  • Golvellius: Valley of Doom
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Master of Darkness
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
  • Battlemaniacs
  • Knuckles’ Chaotix
  • Sonic Triple Trouble
  • Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
  • Sonic Drift
  • Shinobi II: The Silent Fury
  • Sonic Drift II
  • GG Aleste
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Lunar: The Silver Star
  • Snatcher
  • Shining Force CD
  • Sonic CD
  • Lunar: Eternal Blue
  • R-Type
  • Neutopia
  • Galaga ‘90
  • Bonk’s Revenge
  • Neutopia II
  • Shinobi
  • Splatterhouse
  • Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III
  • Soldier Blade
  • Bonk III: Bonk’s Big Adventure
  • ShockMan
  • Bloody Wolf
  • Magical Chase
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
  • Metal Slug
  • NAM-1975
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug X
  • Pulstar
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Blazing Star
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Ninja Commando
  • Ninja Combat
  • Mega Man 8
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Castlevania Chronicles
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Dragon Quest IV
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Strider 2
  • Silent Hill
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
  • Breath of Fire III
  • Mega Man X4
  • Skullmonkeys
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Mega Man X5
  • Panzer Bandit
  • Guilty Gear
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  • Mega Man X6
  • Street Fighter Alpha
  • Parappa the Rapper
  • Crash Bandicoot: Warped
  • Vib-Ribbon
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • The Last Blade
  • Pepsiman
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Tomba!
  • Tekken
  • Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage
  • The Legend of Dragoon
  • Evil Zone
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Dead or Alive
  • Umihara Kawase Shun
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
  • The Granstream Saga
  • Policenauts
  • Cho Aniki: KyuuKyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko
  • Parasite Eve
  • Silent Bomber
  • Omega Boost
  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
  • Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return
  • Vandal Hearts
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall
  • Tear Ring Saga
  • Parodius
  • Aleste
  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • NiGHTS Into Dreams…
  • Guardian Heroes
  • Christmas NiGHTS
  • Sonic Jam
  • Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • Shining Force III
  • Bulk Slash
  • Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood
  • Valis II
  • Cho Aniki
  • Bioshock
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • The Orange Box
  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Gears of War 2
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Fallout 3
  • Saints Row 2
  • Bionic Commando
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Borderlands
  • BioShock 2
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Hexic HD
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • Portal 2
  • Fable III
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Halo Wars
  • L.A. Noire
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Dead Island
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • Doom3
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Yume Kouju: Doki Doki Panic
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels
  • Otocky
  • Nazo no Murasamejou

There may be duplicates there. You know what to do.

Oh, and skip the first Persona. It ain't that good.

Posted by Hunter5024

@Video_Game_King: Great idea, I'll play every game ever! And you're right, the first persona is not working out so well for me.

Posted by ZombiePie

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. 

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Actually, you're gonna be a lot less hipster for having played Tear Ring Saga, given how much new content it's spawned since the translation.

Posted by Hunter5024

@ZombiePie said:

Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Happy to, I'm hoping having it online will help keep me motivated to finish the list and get through the games.