Slowly going through that backlog Unfurl’s profile

I use Harry Potter grading system to rate games I'm done with/played a lot:
Passing Grades: Outstanding; Exceeds Expectations; Acceptable
Failing Grades: Poor; Dreadful; Troll

Other stuff & how I classify games:
- I mark games as Beaten if they have achievements and 1) I've finished the story; 2) I've played 10+ hours if there's no story.
- I mark games as Completed if 1) I got all achievements; 2) they have no achievements and I've finished the story, or played 10+ hours if there's no story.
- I mark games as Won't Play only if I tried them and 1) they don't work anymore or I have a remastered/updated version I can play instead; 2) I didn't quite like them enough to finish; 3) they are utter garbage.

Ongoing projects:
Bad ABC - giving a chance to crappy games, mostly in vain (rated Mixed or lower, or removed from Steam)
HOG ABC - when I get that Sunday vibe to play something casual, I might as well do it with purpose (list made according to Hidden Object tag on Steam)
A Journey Through Time as explained here

Planned projects when I finish those above:
- Vol. 2 of A Journey Through Time
- Gifts ABC
- Unfinished ABC
Tbh most of the beaten/completed games here (aside from PlayStation) get their status as I have beaten them on Steam and also have them on these platforms. That's not true to all the games though, and I'm looking forward to playing exclusives.

GOG

1% (2/148)
4% (6/148)
4% (6/148)
90% (133/148)
1% (1/148)

Epic Games

3% (5/165)
3% (5/165)
94% (155/165)

Origin

3.0% (1/33)
3.0% (1/33)
21.2% (7/33)
72.7% (24/33)

Uplay

4% (1/28)
96% (27/28)

PlayStation 4 Pro

Essentially unlimited backlog with PS Now and Plus...won't even track.

DRM-Free finished games

-Criminal Minds

17 July 2021 | S21E29 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2

Kingdom of Aurelia: Mystery of the Poisoned Dagger

Acceptable
2.4 hours
no achievements

HOG ABC:

42% (10/24)
13% (3/24)
4% (1/24)
38% (9/24)
4% (1/24)

17 July 2021 | S21E28 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2

Haunted Past: Realm of Ghosts

Exceeds Expectations
1.7 hours
no achievements

HOG ABC:

38% (9/24)
13% (3/24)
4% (1/24)
42% (10/24)
4% (1/24)

17 July 2021 // S21E27 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2
Game gifted by friends

35MM

Exceeds Expectations
5.6 hours
8 of 20 achievements

Why this carries a HO tag is a mystery to me. I enjoyed it though.

This one’s out of the way too - doesn’t run on Win10 for me (“exception access violation”), so bye

Half-Life 2

Zombie Solitaire

0 hours
no achievements

HOG ABC progress:

33% (8/24)
13% (3/24)
4% (1/24)
46% (11/24)
4% (1/24)

15 July 2021 // S21E26 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2

Faces of Illusion: The Twin Phantoms

Poor
2.4 hours
13 of 13 achievements

HOG ABC progress:

33% (8/24)
8% (2/24)
4% (1/24)
54% (13/24)

14 July 2021 // S21E25 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2
Won on SteamGifts

Beyond the Invisible: Darkness Came

Dreadful
2.7 hours
10 of 15 achievements

One of the worst cases of "you can only use this item once although you'll need it again in a second"; super counter-intuitive; won't allow me to play bonus chapter although I finished the main game.

HOG ABC progress:

29% (7/24)
8% (2/24)
4% (1/24)
58% (14/24)

13 July 2021 // S21E24

Half-Life 2

Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ

Poor
9.6 hours
24 of 34 achievements

Turns out these jigsaw puzzle games are really great to play during a webinar. I somehow concentrate on what's being said there even more. The game itself is pretty bad though.

12 July 2021 // Bad ABC

Half-Life 2

QuestRun

Poor
7.2 hours
7 of 13 achievements

Playable but extremely grindy and pointless. No valuable rewards or background story which would incentivize one to continue playing.

Bad ABC progress:

14% (4/28)
4% (1/28)
71% (20/28)
11% (3/28)

26 June 2021 // Bad ABC

Half-Life 2

16bit Trader

Dreadful
3.9 hours
0 of 16 achievements

Requires a lot of effort (and math) to not fail at it, which is not something one would do for a game THIS boring.

Bad ABC progress:

14% (4/28)
4% (1/28)
75% (21/28)
7% (2/28)

26 June 2021 // S21E23 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2

Elementary My Dear Majesty!

Dreadful
3.2 hours
no achievements

Not much to say about it, it's super dumb.

HOG ABC progress:

29% (7/24)
4% (1/24)
4% (1/24)
63% (15/24)

25 June 2021 // S21E22 - HOG ABC

Half-Life 2

The Office Quest

Acceptable
3.2 hours
17 of 17 achievements

Not sure why the hell Steam labeled this as HOG but anyway. It's a decent game, puzzles are neither too easy nor too difficult, however even for a 3-hour-game I got quite bored pretty fast.

HOG ABC progress:

25% (6/24)
4% (1/24)
4% (1/24)
67% (16/24)