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December's Theme: Are You Ten Years Ago?

For those who celebrate at the end of the month, this time of the year can sometimes feel like traveling back in time, to our childhood. Nostalgia is all the rage these days, so this month is about tackling games that were released ten years ago or earlier, including re-releases, remastered versions etc.

Please note that the list is still under construction, and usually stays that way for the entire month with me adding suggestions all the time. Please don’t freak out if something that’s obvious to you isn’t on it yet - just let us know about it.

List of Games


Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

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

What happens if I play all the games from the theme list this month?
Still nothing.

I don’t own any of the games from the game list, how can I still participate?
The game list is most likely incomplete. If you own or know of any other games that might fit this month’s theme, feel free to suggest them under the corresponding post.

I already played all the games I own from the theme list, should I play something again to participate?
If it was an awesome game and you’d like to replay it, sure, go ahead. Only replaying it for the theme won’t help you with your backlog though, so if that would be your only reason you should probably think about trying something else instead. (Although, if you have absolutely nothing else to play, you can still do that, I guess …)

What is this theme?
I went back and forth a lot for this month, and in the end just settled for the least bad idea I had. Also, it’s a song by Tegan and Sara that has nothing to do with Christmas (but childhood maybe, depending on how old you were 10 years ago ;) ), and it came out 10 years ago :O


Oh, I like this. I think I’ll try for this this month! Thank you for hosting this theme.


I’m halfway there, currently playin Prototype 2.


Thanks for organizing this theme, thought it’s somewhat depressing realizing how long back in time my backlog stretches. Makes me feel old. :(


Forgot to mention that I beat a couple games this month that fit this theme.

Made in 2006:

Made in 2007 (ported to Android in 2012):


Just finished playing Full Throttle Remastered. Amusingly, I remember playing a demo of the original some 15+ years ago. Never would have guessed that it would take that long, and a remake, for me to play the full game. Overall, it was alright. I wrote more thoughts in the linked post.


I think this is a perfect excuse for me to tacke Deus Ex, if I have time.


The Theme made me play Grim Fandango at last, no regrets.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Welp I’ve finished both monkey island games :3
…not sure where to put this but yeah \o/


I finished Tomb Raider Anniversary.
I didn’t feel like completing it 100% (I didn’t bother to get artifacts and relics), since it has no achievements anyway and it was harder than I thought! Mostly because of its dated gameplay. But at least now I can say I finished the first Tomb Raider game. Even if I didn’t properly raid the tombs.


Detective Draco

Finished Ys VI, it’s a PS2 port (2005) so i guess it counts. If it doesn’t ignore this post please.


Finished Day of the Tentacle Remastered just in time for the end of the month :)