1000 Games Played.

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As of this writing, I've just played my 1000th video game, according to my own loose cataloging of games I play in an attempt to manage my backlog. I've defined "played games" to mean one of a few things:

  • Games I've finished
  • Games with no definitive end that I've sunk a significant amount of time into
  • Games I played years ago, but were left unfinished and I no longer own
  • And finally, the rare few games that I've sunk enough time into to know that I never want to play ever again. This generally excludes stuff I've checked out on Game Pass and realized after only a few minutes that it's just not a game for me.

Of these games, I've managed to finish 701 of them with only 9 games ending up in the "I'm never going to play this again" pile. It also leaves 191 of these games as being "lost to time". Stuff I don't have anymore. Most of which were probably sold off to Gamestop in order to upgrade to a new console and games, or in a family garage sale. Some of which might be worth tracking down and finishing if not for my already unreasonable backlog of games I currently own, on top of all the new games to be played in the future.

With some of the numbers out of the way, I thought this would be an interesting opportunity to look at parts of the list, and some of the games that have made me the gamer that I am today. To find out what it says about me, and to be judged for my gamer crimes.

Here are some of the most recent games that I've finished:

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Here are some of the first video games I can recall ever playing:

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Here are the ones I've deemed unworthy of ever finishing:

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And finally, here are some of the ones I've rated as my favorite games ever:

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EDIT: I didn't want to make this thread just one giant string of images of my list, so I made a secondary blog with more pictures of it in order to get more of a clear picture of my history with games.

1000 Games Played. Supplemental "A Whole Lot of Pictures of a List".

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Have you played Paradise Killer yet? What did you make of it?

I have probably played something like 400 games but only finished maybe 60 or so. Some of these are Gameboy handheld titles too, which typically take a lot less effort to finish.

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@broshmosh: I haven't played Paradise Killer yet. I've been meaning to check it out since it came to Game Pass, but I haven't gotten around to it.

I didn't have an original Gameboy, but I had a Color and an Advance, and for as much nostalgia as I have for handhelds, my list has far less Gameboy stuff then I would have thought on it. The vast majority of the 20 or so games are Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Mega Man Battle Network.

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I've been thinking about putting a list like this together but the Amstrad CPC and Vic-20 years are a blur. I had so many tapes and must've touched most of them. Yet I can only remember a handful of games from that period.

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@shindig: My memory's terrible, so for anything pre-PS3/360 era, I just looked through games by platform and just added the ones that had box art that looked familiar.

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@brian_: What site did you use? I've thought about trying to catalogue all the games I've played before on here, but never got around to it.

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@djn3811: It's a site called Grouvee. It actually uses the Giant Bomb wiki for it's database.

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@brian_: Nice, I'll have to give it a look. It would be interesting to ballpark how many games I've played in my life.

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Well, I've started. I'm just whacking it into a spreadsheet and it's not entirely accurate. Just the Amstrad CPC done and, thanks to the wiki (and some googling) , I'm 104 games down. Tape loads being what they were, I'm not entirely I've played all of them but I remember the box arts and probably played the majority.

EDIT: Okay, my ballpark total is 1097. That was a lot of fun thinking back to the consoles and games I've had. The bootleg TV Boy unwittingly got me a good Atari collection. I'll be working on completion rates but I'm willing to bet it's well below half. I just didn't finish games as a kid.

I'm tempted to get back into some of them. I've seen some .... mad titles that have me wanting to revisit.