Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.01.2022 - 14.02.2022)
Another year, another chance to either increase or decrease the backlog. Usually the latter one happens to me. Just so many nice games out there.
Head to the comments and apply and/or challenge your fellow assassins.

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.


New year, New challenge me :)

Hope you all had a good start into the year!

Please select something nice from my shortlist




I thought I understood your list, now I’m not so sure anymore… I hope I picked short ones only xD

Happy new challenge you! xD


Thanks for the picks :) The list is basically just a preselection of games which are hopefully good and doable in a month so you don’t have to dive into my mountain of garbage :D

Unfortunately I just realized that I only have the first episode of The Descendant :( So if you kindly could switch this for any of the other games? =)


I did wonder for a sec there :3
There you go, hope SH works out \o/


yay thanks :) Brings back memories of the old ones I played as a kid like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfkBDj_eha0


Haha, yeah. The start of gaming. Although here it was with the pirates xD


Hello! I would like to request a Challange Me, since currently, I’m a bit indecisive about what to play next :’-) !
Thank you upfront! Open to anything from my library, I don’t have just a list, but if you want I can handpick let’s say 100 games :-D !


reserved finished :3

Portal 4h
Z 7h
Enclave 9h
Kingdom: Classic 10h

Played all (for Z the old original, not the new version yet) and can fully recommend them ^^


Thank you very very much for this, these are really interesting titles :-D
One thing tho, for some reason the site still thinks that I have EA Play but sadly I don’t, so I no longer have access to Mirror’s Edge or Crysis :/
Thank you for your time ^^ !


A pity, especially for Mirror’s Edge, which has great art-style, fantastic music and unique gameplay, really recommend to grab it when when you get a chance.

The site keeps removed games for a bunch of good reasons but you can manually delete them. On your game page there is a link at the top to do that.

I’ve replaced the two games with different ones. Haven’t played Adrift myself yet but it looks damn cool and I very much like space, would be interesting to know how good it is.
Enclave is an old classic, I had much fun back in the days, think it’s quite underrated.