Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.12.2021 - 14.01.2022)
Welcome to the christmas edition of our Challenge Me! So how was the year for you, hope you did amazing. So why not pick amazing games for 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.


I got a lot of great challenges this year so of course I’m in again :) Shortlist


If you want to switch any game, please tell me!=)


Thanks a lot for the picks :) They look great to me =)


Hi there :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas time in case you celebrate it :)

I already finished two of the games and really liked them!

Hob was a cool platformer with a beautiful world around :)

Human: Fall Flat was so much fun but sometimes I had to hold back the urge to throw my mouse against the wall :D I played through all the regular levels and will definitely get back to the bonus levels.


Hello! Happy New Year!
I haven’t played Hob, but this game is on my wishlist and from the screenshots the game looks great)
Human: Fall Flat - I really liked this game, but I never got through the story to the end, I’ll have to try again=)


I’d like to be challenged, please =) Can be anything unplayed/unfinished! Thanks!


reserved finished :3

Portal 4h
Mirror’s Edge 7h
Kingdom: Classic 10h
Wartile 10h
The Talos Principle 17h

Can never not picked Talos ^^ just so well made and a fantastic soundtrack.
Kingdom: Classic a favorite also with phenomenal music.
Portal another favorite great combo of story & puzzles.
Mirror’s Edge has a fantastic visual style and unique gameplay, and again great music xD.

Picked Wartile for genre variety, haven’t played it but looks good and new.


These look good, thank you! And Portal is already downloading =)


Quick update: Portal and Kingdom: Classic are beaten, but I’m not sure if I will go for completion -.-‘, And I’ve started with Mirror’s Edge and Wartile :)


Please, challenge me! From this list. Other backlog games are also welcome!=)


Working on it. Done :)

  • GRIS - HLTB Time: 4hours
    -> an artistic piece, I really liked it
  • Bastion - HLTB Time: 6hours
    -> I love Bastion! Excellent storytelling, fun fights and challenges, great replayability
  • Alan Wake - HLTB Time: 11hours
    -> another game I have very much enjoyed, soundtrack is a top notch
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - HLTB Time: 25hours
    -> excellent game, I just love it! Perfect characters and story, great soundtrack, beautiful graphics, fitting atmosphere. I wanna play it again (have 114 hours on it already ^^)!
  • Out of Space - HLTB Time: 6hours
    -> haven’t played it yet, had to pick you one SG win ;)

You have some really nice game there, was hard to pick the best. Hope you will enjoy them, let me know if anything. ;D


Thank you, very good picks!=)


Hello! Happy New Year!
I’m finished GRIS. This game have a really beautiful world and main character.
Already i’m playing in Bastion, Out of space and Alan Wake. But Alan Wake it’s not my type of game.


Happy New Year to you too. :)
Glad to hear you have enjoyed it. :D
Don’t force yourself if you won’t like. Have fun!


It seems like this is still open. I’d love a game like Hypnospace Outlaw (just beat it on game pass), Assemble with Care (played on Apple Arcade), or Inscryption (not really for the deckbuilder but for the story/mystery). Idk if we’re allowed to do requests like that, but I’d love some recommendations to play/beat.
I have low specs (literally less than 500mb g-ram) so I can’t play any AAA games but I can somewhat get away with mid-tier games. Rogue Heroes doesn’t seem to open though so not that game.


sure you can always join. But keep in mind that you only have 10 days left.
Trying to pick some games. Not an easy task with so few RAM ;)

Just to be safe. As I don’t think that you have 500mb RAM, you probably mean 512mb V-RAM on your graphic card? Otherwise literally almost all games will be below minimum requirement :D


Thank you! I’ll try to beat at least one!

According to my laptop, I have 1gb adapter ram, but I can’t find any dedicated gRAM. It’s literally a thinkpad I got through my college’s computing program just so I could have a windows computer lol. It somehow runs a bunch of different things, but some things just don’t open.