Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.08.2020 - 15.09.2020)
Can you believe it? Another month just passed.
Let's get straight to the topic. Pick 5 games from your fellow assassins and try to pick one, that fits the monthly theme. Release in a decade (1970, 1980, 1990, etc.)

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 am in! Please select short games (limit of 30 h), no multiplayer games and a variety of genres if it’s possible, Greetings!


I’m not sure if you mean max 30 hrs each game or total, so tried to choose shorter games. But lemme know if you need anything swapped. Have fun. :)

Played Batman this year & despite not being a big beat ‘em up fan really enjoyed it. And the rest are on my radar to play/have played partially and enjoyed what I’ve seen.


Can you change Mirror’s edge for another title? It’s on my pending past Challenge me list xd, For the rest I am totally in!


Sure, how about Layers of Fear?


ok, perfect


Layers of Fear is beaten, with the self-portrait ending. It was a nice game and it scared me a few times. Now, I moved to Neoverse, but I saw that it’s a rogue like with no story, so when I complete an entire walkthrough, there are 20 rounds, I will mark it as beaten and I will move to the next one. It looks entertaining in a first contact.


Congrats. :) Glad you liked Layers of Fear too, I got the same ending first time. And yeah I’d heard from others ‘beating’ Neoverse on here it took them around 2-3 hours so thought could be a short game unless you wanna play more. Need to play it myself one day.


If you like card games and roguelikes it’s a nice game to play, but it’s only that, there are 3 different characters and modes but there is no story. I was playing it little by little like, during coffe break for example, or waiting to download other games and for short intervals of time is good. Probably the time of The Dark Knight comes, or maybe the time of 11 - 11, I will see xD. Greetings!


Yeah I was expecting something similar to Slay the Spire which I’ve been addicted to lately. :D I can see it getting repetitive quicker though, heard the game’s quite easy. Still coffee break games can be nice too. Enjoy. :)


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I’m in again too :)

Please select something from this list preferably different genres and not longer than 15h HLTB each as I still have some other games on my todo list.
You don’t have to look for something fitting the monthly theme as I already picked 3 games from the list which fit and I’m not sure if there is any other left at all.

Thanks in advance!


You have some really great games!

I picked some of my favorite games, especially Rakuen and Tales from the Borderlands. Let me know if you want any changed though


Yes so many great games and so few time D: :D

Thanks a lot for picking, the choices look really good. Looking forward to play them :)


So I got them done all in time yay!

I really enjoyed the games. I was surprised especially from Distraint, as I’m not a big horror fan, but as it is not the “I give you a heart attack” but the “I make you uncomfortable and make you think” kind, it was a nice experience :)

Thanks a lot again for chosing =)


Nice job! Yeah I also enjoyed Distraint because it was the perfect type of horror for me. Glad you have fun!


I’m in!

Please pick from this list


It was a bit tough to pick games from that list because of how many good ones you have on it, but here they are!

Let me know if you need anything changed :)


I would like to join too! No special requests this time, pick whatever you want.


Reserved :)

  • Super Meat Boy - HLTB Time: 10h - Fitting the monthly theme :)
  • Toki Tori 2+ - HLTB Time: 9h - A nice little puzzle game. You seem to have enjoyed the first so this should be fun for you too.
  • Serious Sam Classics: Revolution - HLTB Time: 12½h - You already played some of this series so it will be something for you hopefully :)
  • Psychonauts - HLTB Time: 12½h - Heard a lot of praise for this and as you seem to like platformers this should be a good choice :)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition - HLTB Time: 5h - Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… BATMAN! :D

Have fun and let me know if anything should be changed :)


Great picks, thank you :)