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I try to get rid of my hoard of unplayed games. It's not much, but still it's some kind of backlog, right?

I give priority to my wins from SG, though it still can take me few months to beat long ones (like Fallout 4 or Skyrim: Legendary).

2016 Oct Nov Dec
2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June * * * * * *
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2016
October - Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir, Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief, The Beginner's Guide, Ether One, Her Story, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Fallout 4
November - Regency Solitaire, Chroma Squad, Broken Age, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut
December - Mad Max, Undertale, Paladins, Sakura Beach 2, Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube

2017
January - Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily, Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala, The Secret Order 4: Beyond Time, Anna's Quest, Plantera, Oxenfree, Far Cry 3, HuniePop, TRISTOY
February - ABZU, Contrast, The Turing Test, Victor Vran, ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West
March + April - DARK, Mushroom 11, Evoland 2, Event[0], The Journey Down: Chapter Two, Castle of Illusion, Tales of Zestiria
May - Aragami, Gods Will Be Watching, Unravel, Orwell, Beholder, Pony Island
June - The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams, Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End, Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold, The Room Two, The Swapper, Jotun, SteamWorld Heist, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
July - Adam Wolfe, Toby: The Secret Mine, Hollow Knight, Sniper Elite 3, RAGE, Alone With You, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
August - Tales from the Borderlands, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter, Risen 3 - Titan Lords
September - Witcher 3 GOTY
October - INSIDE, TitanFall 2, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, The Technomancer, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, Shadowrun: Hong Kong
November - Mass Effect: Andromeda
December - Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Milkmaid of the Milky Way, Secret World Legends, Deadpool, Seasons after Fall

2018
January - Valley, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Sword Coast Legends
February - Tacoma, Quantum Break, Dex, OwlBoy, The Whispered World Special Edition
March - The Walking Dead: Season Two, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
April - EARTHLOCK, Styx: Master of Shadows, Rise of the Triad
May - Alpha Protocol, Lara Croft GO, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
June - Finding Paradise, AER Memories of Old, Dreamfall Chapters, Stories: The Path of Destinies, RUINER, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
July - The Sexy Brutale, Renegade Ops, Dying Light, Final Fantasy XIII
August - Firewatch, Dungeon Siege III, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, A New Beginning - Final Cut
September - Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, DOOM
October - Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Figment
November - Ghost of a Tale, Pillars of the Earth, Fe, Path of Exile, Rakuen
December - RIME, Wuppo, Orwell - Ignorance is strength

2019
January - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, GRIS, Outland, Zombie Army Trilogy
February - Valiant Hearts: The Great War
March - A Way Out
April - Angels with Scaly Wings
May - Ticket to Ride, Witcher Adventure Game
June - Nothing
July - Heroes of Hammerwatch
August - The Room Three, Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2, Psychonauts, Red Faction: Path to War DLC
September - A Hat in Time, Magicka, HoH: Pyramid of Prophecy
October - The Escapits, Reprisal Universe, Godus
November - Nightsky, Castle Crashers
December - Little Nightmares, Wolfeinstein: The Old Blood

2020
January - Borderlands 2
February - What Remains of Edith Finch, Pillars of Eternity, Q.U.B.E. 2
March - Prey, The Council, Cat Quest
April - Resident Evil 5, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Bayonetta
May - Age of Wonders III, The Evil Within
June - Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Evil Genius
July -
August -
September -
October -
November -
December -


Also short legend on my scale:

⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐ - game I really enjoyed. For either really good story or humor. It can has flaws, but they are minimal in comparison to fun I had with it

⭐️⭐⭐⭐☆ - game I enjoyed, but has it’s visible flaws that can make gameplay annoying. Or games with solid gameplay and good story, but without this something that would make me really enjoy it

⭐️⭐⭐☆☆ - starting point. Neither good or bad. Average story with average gameplay

⭐️⭐☆☆☆ - when game has average story, so I could beat it to see plot but it didn’t make me want learn more about characters or universe. Plus gameplay is so bad it make whole experience terribly annoying and irritating

⭐️☆☆☆☆ - only one type of games will get lowest note. Games that are unplayable or barely playable due to devs laziness. And their story is not interesting enough to push me into spending hours on the internet, finding a way to make it work. If game would be playable, but I wouldn’t enjoy plot or it’d have bad game mechanics it’d get 2 stars


Summer Sale 2020 update


I forgot to post an update from this sale, as I did not buy anything :hehe_dogo:. It’s because I remembered that I have code for 3 months for Xbox Game Pass laying around, and activated it.

I may not have time to play everything from to-beat list, so I will need to prioritize something.

In general Xbox Game Pass is really good offer, but price in comparison to say EA Origin Access is high. I can have EA OA for 15 pounds per year, and one month of Xbox GP is 8 pounds. I may pay for one month if I really want to complete some game, but I will not pay 100 pounds to keep it for a year.

But their PC app is still in beta, and it’s shit:

  • It does not show any profile data (playtime, achievements etc.)
  • Achievement pop ups does not work for me
  • It takes too long to open the app when it’s minimized in the tray (should not take solid few seconds to see green XboX logo on SSD drive)
  • Starting the game is broken, and it may be needed to click to play game twice, as first try just minimized Xbox app without starting anything
  • No offline mode if there is no internet connection
  • Settings are limited to changing installation folder, and if it should start with windows
  • Not possible to start game from the tray level, need to bring up whole application

I know, I know. BETA. But it can’t even do properly the things it was made for - starting the game without hassle. So I dunno. MS needs to work on this thing a long time, for it to be on pair with Steam or Origin.

Edit - someone told me that Metro: Exodus is no longer in the Game Pass. Imagine paying for a month to see game disappears shortly after xD They don’t even show exactly when game is removed, only says “soon”. Another minus for whole service. They should be more open about when game is removed from the service.


1. Games already beaten
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

    Released: 07.2019

    ? h | 27 of 60
  • Dead Cells

    Released: 08.2018

    ? h | 26 of 53
  • The Outer Worlds

    Released: 10.2019

    30 h | 19 of 48
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

    Released: 05.2019

    ? h | 26 of 35
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    Released: 03.2020

    16 h | 26 of 37

2. Games played
  • Children of Morta

    Released: 09.2019

    - h | 3 of 45

3. Games in the queue
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Released: 12.2019

    - h | 0 of 700
  • Darksiders III

    Released: 11.2018

    - h | 0 of 64
  • Metro Exodus

    Released: 02.2019

    - h | 0 of 68
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    Released: 10.2017

    - h | 0 of 72
  • Yakuza 0

    Released: 08.2018

    - h | 0 of 55
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2

    Released:05.2019

    - h | 0 of 55
  • RAGE 2

    Released: 05.2019

    - h | 0 of 65
  • The Surge 2

    Released: 09.2019

    - h | 0 of 57



June 2020 update

Overall backlog progress :
27% completed
57% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
14% won't play

Side note


Xbox Game Pass is neat offer on PC, especially that I get 3 months for free with my PC. But it is shit in some areas. It’s still in beta though, so hope it will get bet better as full release:

  • sometimes it’s needed to click twice to start the game, first click just minimizes Xbox app and nothing happens
  • requires Windows 10 to work
  • achievements pop ups are tied to Windows notifications, I turned notifications off first thing after I installed OS and was puzzled why I don’t see achievement prompt on the screen
  • client does not track gameplay time, so I have no idea how long I played Plague Tale or now Dead Cells
  • achievements progress is shown as percentage of owned points, not number of achievements
  • not possible to start a game without internet, even when it’s not a streaming service

But it has couple of games I wanted to play. So I will focus for the next 2 months on beating games here. I already beat Ori and Plague Tale, now try Dead Cells. Have 8 more in the queue, but will make separate “Steam Sale” post about those :P


I used icons from this page, to show gaming platform in my post:
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May 2020 update

Overall backlog progress :
27% completed
57% beaten
1% unfinished
4% never played
14% won't play

Side note


So far I was using <p> </p> to divide text into easier to read chunks. Looks like you can get similar effect with simple line break <hr>. The more you know.

My number of not played and started games is so low that it does not even record change when I beat something. I always wanted to have less than 500 games (where doable), so I should think of removing some trash from account before the next sale.

Next sale is in 2 weeks. Do you have game that you want surely buy? For me it’s mostly “which game from my wish list hits -75%”. Well maybe top 4 I would be willing to buy with -66% :thinking:

I realized that with so many new people here, and my spare time I don’t even have time to come here. It would be easier for me to follow what’s going on if main page would be divided by days, instead of having infinite scroll. I could just quickly browse page at the end of each day, instead of thinking about infinite poll of new posts that will take me forever to browse. There is something I really dislike with infinite scroll option, don’t really know why. It’s the same on every news site I try to browse. I prefer to have page that starts and ends in certain point, not load content forever.



April 2020 update

Overall backlog progress :
27% completed
56% beaten
1% unfinished
4% never played
15% won't play

Side note


Started to play Age of Wonders 3 now, and from what I saw D: DotO I may skip Dishonored 2 for now.. I don’t want to re-play “the same” game again, in a short span of time.

I should have time this month to make post about my PC. I bought it in January, so like 3,5 month ago. And still did not have time to do any benchmarks.

Metro in London starts to get crowded again, even when they didn’t officially lift any restrictions. I hope it will not lead to another wave of sickness…



March 2020 update

Overall backlog progress :
27% completed
56% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
15% won't play

Side note


I wasn’t really testing my new PC due to lack of time, but realized that my FPS is between 60 - 70 which was bit disappointing. And then I read article on AMD chill feature and I realized I turned it on at the very beginning. As I played in slower games (Prey, The Council, Borderlands 2) GPU was always working in “slow mode”. Which is nice, as it’s not even hitting 50C required for fans to start spinning. And there is no need to undervolt GPU, as core frequency is fluid.

Summer Sale is in 2 months, so looks like I will again not have time to beat all games I bought during Winter Sale :hehe: The chase is real.

Thankfully everything is going back to normal here, TP and pasta in shops now. Still, they predict peak of cases to be in May / June, so worst time is still ahead of us.



February 2020 update

Overall backlog progress :
27% completed
55% beaten
1% unfinished
2% never played
15% won't play

Side note


I moved few games from won’t-play to beaten with “played enough to count beaten” tag. It irked me the wrong way to have them in won’t-play category, when I spend 37h in FF XII and could not beat last boss.

I went home for some time, and I managed to fit my flight between “huge storms that prevents people to travel” and “coronavirus is spreading and that prevents people to travel”.

Also not only SSD and RAM prices started to go up because of the new console production, but also because coronavirus halted production of many components in China… So I did right thing by ordering PC at the beginning of February.

(Did you know that in USA 80% of active drug ingredients comes from aboard, mostly China and India? Without China export, USA would not be able to make any antibiotics or blood pressure drugs.)

January update

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Over all back log prog ress :
26% completed
54% beaten
1% unfinished
3% never played
16% won't play

Side note


I’m playing B2 DLCs now, so completion rate will go up

I finally moved past entry part of Pillars of Eternity, and I’m more than 50% into the story. Looks like I will finally beat this SG win :D

I also bough PC week ago, but still did not have time to tweak stuff. I will write separate update about it.

December update

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Over all back log prog ress :
26% completed
54% beaten
1% unfinished
3% never played
16% won't play

End of the year 2019 stats


  1. Beaten 19 games:
    • 1 GOG game
    • 1 Origin game
    • 17 Steam games
  2. Favorite game beaten in 2018: A Way Out
  3. Worst game beaten in 2018: Witcher Adventure Game
  4. Longest game beaten: Heroes of Hammerwatch - 35h
  5. Shortest game beaten: NightSky - 3h
  6. In 2018 I’ve beat 43 games - 24 more than in 2019
    • lack of time
    • laptop with i3 370M + AMD 5490 did not help, as it’s hard to find anything that is playable on it. All more demanding games (like A Way Out or Wolfenstein) were beaten when I was back home for a few days

Methodology:

  • games bought before Steam Winter sale 2018 count as added in December 2018
  • games bought from start of Winter Sale 2018 to the end of January 2019 count as January 2019 additions

I do buy games during winter sale to beat them next year, so it makes most sense.

Green columns are for games beaten on Steam, blue for games beaten on Origin / GOG.


I also made graph that shows my progress from the time I started to write down my percentages (finally it has it’s use!).

Great purge is a time when I removed, in a span of 3 months, 59 games from my account (I was close to 500, so it was more than 10% of my library). 48 were removed at the end of June, following with some more in next 2 months. It was also time when I really sorted my library and moved a lot from unfinished to won’t play.


Browsing through my updates made me realize I started to semi-seriously think about getting proper PC 6 months ago. I think for my New Year resolution I will pick “stop to overthinkg, as it takes you weeks to buy anything” :hehe:

But I have (more or less) parts already picked:

CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 3600
MOBO: MSI B450 Pro Carbon AC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000Mhz

GPU: ?

SSD: Crucial MX500 250 GB
HDD: WD Blue 1 TB
PSU: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W

Case: Phanteks 350X
Monitor: AOC 24G2U

CPU: I don't render, so I will not benefit from 3700(X). And when 3600 will stop to be enough for gaming it will be time to change whole PC anyway (like it was in case of my home PC with i5 4590). Or change for 3700X for pennies.

MOBO: I need board that supports flashing from USB (to upgrade BIOS for new Ryzen) + have on board WiFi (and Bluetooth). Buying cheaper MOBO + PCI-E WiFi/Bluetooth card will cost the same as buying more expensive board with WiFi. I heard they may finally release B550 MOBOs soon(?) but don't think I want to wait even longer just for having R5 3600 BIOS support out of the box.

RAM: I read that those works nicely with 3rd gen Ryzen, and there should not be a problem to OC them to 3200 Mhz.

GPU: That's only thing I lack. I don't want to pay extra for RTX when it's not used in more than few games. I do not render so I don't need CUDA cores.

RX 5500XT performance / price is not great, as they want to push RX 580 and 590 from stores. RX 5600XT will be released on 21st Jan with MSRP of 270$ (so custom boards will be more expensive most probably), and 5700 is overkill for my needs. Sadly Ryzen 3600 does not have integrated graphic, so I can't buy whole set up and wait for GPU. Grrr.

SSD: I need SSD only for OS. Having loading time in game of 15s instead of 30s will not make any difference for me. I know I could have 1TB SSD in the price of 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD, but SSD drives dies randomly without any warning. And I sometimes forget to do regular backup, so it's better to keep all my data on HDD.

I thought about M2 drive, but they overhear a lot. It may be upgrade possibility when SSD price will drop further, and they will start to use some normal cooling on those. MOBO I chose has "M2 shield" technology, but it only makes them hotter :hehe:

PSU: I wanted to go with Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W, but it's not available here. So Corsair is my 2nd pick.

Case: I want small case (so not bigger than 460 x 460mm) with simple design and good dust filters. I thought about Meshify C, but it's 20 pounds more expensive in it's most basic version. And version with tempered glass is 40 pounds more. I prefer to add money to GPU than PC case.

Monitor: I sit close to the screen so 24 inch 1080p will be perfect. Plus it will make GPU more "future-proof". It is IPS screen with FreeSync and 144Hz, has VESA mount and speakers (I don't have separate ones and normally use headphones, but I can't have them on when I want to clean and listen to radio :D). I was eyeing it since I started to look into PC monitors, and decided it's perfect match immediately after it was released and first tests were up.

I have Dell P2414H back home which is also IPS panel. Do not see any ghosting there, so this should be fine as well.

Winter Sale 2019 update

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1.Games I get as gifts.

  • FORCED

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Q.U.B.E. 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 29 achievements

  • What Remains of Edith Finch

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 9 achievements


2. Games I bought myself.

  • Dishonored 2

    Released: 10.2016

    Wishlisted: 06.2017

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

    Released: 09.2017

    Wishlisted: 06.2018

  • Prey

    Released: 05.2017

    Wishlisted: 02.2017

  • The Council

    Released: 03.2018

    Wishlisted: 06.2018


Turned out that it was Bethesda that had best discounts on my wishlist. So I ended with 2 stealth games, 1 FPS + The Council.

I will start to write when game was released and when I wishlisted it, to see how big delay I have between game release and buying it. Here we have 1,5 - 2,5 year after putting game on wishlist. Which I think is fine. Though could be shorter as price is pretty much locked after game hits -75% for first time.

I will also start to write in my updates how long have pass from when I add game to my library, to when I beat it. Looks in horror on Pillars of Eternity

I will post my sale stats this weekend (I hope). I beat really small number of games this year, so I will focus on adding to my library games I want to play. Not because “it looks interesting” like I was before. I don’t have time to play medicore games anymore :D

Also Happy New Year! :D

November update

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Overall backlog progress:
27% completed
54% beaten
1% unfinished
1% never played
17% won't play

Side note:


I don’t know why, but I can’t see stats of games which I played via family sharing. Previously I could peak into achievements by editing link to achievements page. And now I get “There was a problem” message.

I will start to add release date of the game (and edit previous posts when I have time) to see in how “old” games I play in general. Here I have game that is 7 and 8 y/o. It will also make it easier to compare if game is in similar quality to other games released the same time. Like Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is from 2015 and Skyrim from 2011. And on ultra details some textures look like straightly taken from Skyrim, especially environment / rock textures.