quite possibly the biggest backlog ever

I don’t think I’m joking when I say that.

Over the past three years, inbetween my time as Editor of GOONL!NE and UK News Editor of VG247, I picked up more games than I had previously beforehand. Three years since, I now have games that consist of probably the biggest games backlog known to man. Now, I’ve completed some games in the lot already, but otherwise, there’s still a massive majority that outweigh the completed.

Now, you may ask why won’t I trade some of these games in? Well, some of my games are promos, which makes trading them impossible (if there’s any spare promos about, I typically give them away to family). But mostly, for games I do buy, I just don’t like trading them. Even then, I couldn’t quite stop buying. I’m putting a screeching holt to that as of this year.

Besides my PlayStation Vita and PC pickups, I’m only buying three major games this year, unless I feel I’ve cleared a sufficient amount of games in my backlog. Those three and only games I intend to buy this year are: BioShock Infinite, Mass Effect and Tomb Raider (that amount may go up to four if Sony releases The Last of Us by the end of the year).

So here’s my list (And beware, it really is a long list).

If a game is on this list, it isn’t finished in some form or I haven’t even started it.

If you see more than one platform besides the game’s name, it means I had it on more than one platform. And if you see a different country tag besides the game’s name, it means I picked it up from there.

Note: While I’ve included recent PC titles – either purchased or gifted to me – as part of the new PC coming into my life, I’ve decided not to include my PlayStation Vita games because it’s not widely available yet to the general public.

Valkyria Chronicles
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/360) [JP/EU]
Mass Effect 2 [PS3/PC]
Mass Effect 2 DLC [360]
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City [PS3]
The Beatles: Rock Band [360]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [360/PC]
Brink [PS3/360]
Portal 2 [360]
Rayman Origins [360]
Fable III
Driver: San Francisco
Crysis 2
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2 [360/PC]
Dragon Age II
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
The Darkness
DiRT 3
BioShock 2
Resident Evil 5
Super Street Fighter IV
Saints Row 2
Dead Rising 2
007: Blood Stone
Operation Flashpoint: Red Dragon
Team ICO HD Collection
Resistance 3
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations [PS3/360]
Dead Space 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Castlevania: Lord of Shadows
Demon’s Souls
The Saboteur
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction Trilogy [ToD/Quest for Booty/A Crack in Time]
Prince of Persia
The Sly Trilogy
Shadows of the Damned
Red Dead Redemption
Fallout: New Vegas
Alpha Protocol
Dante’s Inferno
Lost Planet 2
Crackdown 2
Sonic Generations
Xenoblade Chronicles
Final Fantasy Type-0 [PSP] [JP]
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Halo Anniversary
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker [PSP/PS3]
Gears of War 3
Alice: Madness Returns
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
Lord of Arcana
The 3rd Birthday
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Metro 2033 [360/PC]
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tron Evolution
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Deus Ex: Human Revolution [360/PC]
Dungeon Defenders
STALKER: Call of Pripyat/Shadow of Chernobyl
Civilization V
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The Witcher II
Joe Danger: Special Edition
Crysis [360]
Dark Souls
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Dead Space
Dead Rising 2: Case West
From Dust
New Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Galaxy 1/2
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Another Code R: A Journey Into Lost Memories
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies

So that’s my backlog. My big, fat, massive backlog. I want to hear your suggestions on what to start with first. I’ll provide status updates on my journey, but also want to hear continuing suggestions on where to go next after I finish one title.

I’m really committed to finishing this backlog this year with very little interruption from games out this year. I hope you can help me point the way.

2 replies on “quite possibly the biggest backlog ever”

  1. “I’m only buying three major games this year[…]BioShock Infinite, Mass Effect and Tomb Raider ”
    I assume you consider Alan Wake’s American Nightmare as a minor game? ;)

    Anyway, holy crap – there’s a decent bunch of games in there. You should definitely play Red Dead Redemption, Fable 3 and Portal 2 (if you haven’t played the last two on PC ).

    Most of the time, I buy 1 game each month and play it from start to finish, followed by a 2nd playthrough ~6 months later – yet even I still have to finish HoMM3 and Empire Earth + Add-On (old games are friggin time consuming).

  2. Haha and I thought my black log of games was bad! You should keep this list up and strike through each of the games as you complete them. There are some seriously good games in your list, chap.

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