Clearing the Gaming Backlog

Steam Screen Shot 1I own far too many games. They are a major vice for me. The beginning of the end for the Xbox 360 as a platform hasn’t helped, with many games from the past few years reduced to £10 or less, making them an easy impulse purchase, further compounded by the regular PC game deals on Steam, Humble Bundle and Good Old Games which see recent titles reduced to pennies.

This year, I want to actually play as many of these games as possible.

I also want to blog and write more. So I’m going to play these games and write stuff about them.

I have more games than I can realistically play to completion and good few games on Steam that I got as part of bundles but which I’m not desperate to play, so this isn’t some kind of completionist effort or an attempt to play every single game. I just want to make sure I justify my collection and my hoarding.
Del Lib 2Here is my first draft list of games to play in 2014 (in no particular order):

  • Darksiders (Xbox 360)
  • Darksiders 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Xbox 360)
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC)
  • Brutal Legend (PC)
  • Dark Souls (Xbox 360)
  • Dishonoured (Xbox 360)
  • Dear Esther (PC)
  • Deus Ex (PC)
  • English Country Tune (PC)
  • Gone Home (PC)
  • Hearts of Iron 3 (PC)
  • Kentucky Route Zero (PC)
  • Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning (Xbox 360)
  • The Last of Us (PS3)
  • Little Big Planet (PS3)
  • Metro: Last Light (PC)
  • Papers Please (PC)
  • Papo & Yo (PC)
  • Planetary Annihilation (PC)
  • Proteus (PC)
  • Psychonauts (PC)
  • Retro City Rampage (PC)
  • Reus (PC)
  • Sleeping Dogs (PC)
  • System Shock 2 (PC)
  • Thief (PC)
  • Tomb Raider (Original) (PC)
  • Tomb Raider (2013) (PC)
  • Total War: Shogun 2 (PC)
  • Wasteland (PC)

These 30-odd games aren’t an exhaustive list of my gaming intentions, but they are all games I want to play, should play or should have played by now.

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