A Mid-Year Backlog Update

As of this posting, I’m currently sitting at 28 games completed for 2017 — far more than I anticipated. I started off the year committed to chipping away at my backlog, and outside of a handful of new releases and reviews, I’ve done just that. Go me.

With June coming to a close, I wanted to update my backlog by removing the games I’ve completed and adding in the few games I’ve acquired over the last six months. I also wanted to make a significant change by including my PC backlog.

A list of my 2017 game completions is available here, if you’re curious. I’ve also been posting them on Twitter as they occur.

To keep things as organized as possible, I’ll break everything down into four categories: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The games are in no particular order and consist of ones I’ve yet to start, haven’t finished, or played on a different platform. This isn’t my entire collection — just games I’m intent on playing.


Nintendo

Some of the games listed here come by way of their respective console’s Virtual Console feature, notated by (VC).

DS:

  • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

3DS:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (VC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (VC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (VC)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
  • Pokemon Y

Nintendo Switch:

  • Blaster Master Zero

Wii/Wii U:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • The Last Story
  • Pandora’s Tower
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Fragile Dreams ~Farewell Ruins of the Moon~
  • Metroid: Other M
  • No More Heroes
  • No More Heroes 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (VC)
  • Earthbound (VC)
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (VC)
  • Paper Mario (VC)
  • Golden Sun (VC)
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (VC)

PlayStation

I’ve lumped these next three together since the entirety of their backlogs are digitally on my Vita.

PS1/PSP/Vita:

  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
  • NORN9: Var Commons
  • Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~
  • Steins;Gate
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta
  • Tales of Hearts R
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • MIND=0
  • Freedom Wars
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3
  • Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
  • Megatagmension Blanc + Neptune vs. Zombies
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Monster Monpiece
  • Suikoden
  • Suikoden II
  • Wild Arms
  • Wild Arms 2
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
  • Legend of Mana
  • Grandia
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta

PS2:

  • Rule of Rose
  • Silent Hill Origins
  • Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-
  • Kuon
  • Haunting Ground
  • Tales of Legendia
  • Obscure: The Aftermath
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
  • God Hand

PS3:

  • NieR
  • Dragon Age II
  • Drakengard 3
  • Silent Hill: Homecoming
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
  • Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Catherine
  • Remember Me
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut
  • Okami HD
  • Papo & Yo
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  • Resident Evil 4 HD
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the new World
  • Tales of Xillia
  • Tales of Xillia 2
  • Siren: Blood Curse

PS4:

  • Assassin’s Creed II (via The Ezio Collection)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (via The Ezio Collection)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (via The Ezio Collection)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Attack on Titan
  • Batman: Arkham City (via Batman: Return to Arkham)
  • Bloodborne + The Old Hunters DLC
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dishonored 2
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
  • Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
  • God Eater: Resurrection
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst
  • Grand Kingdom
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Tales of Berseria
  • The Technomancer
  • Uncharted 3 (via The Nathan Drake Collection)
  • Uncharted 4
  • Until Dawn
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt + Complete Edition DLC
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Broken Age
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
  • Deponia
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Game of Thrones
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • I am Setsuna
  • Just Cause 3
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Layers of Fear
  • Metro 2033 (via Metro Redux)
  • Metro: Last Light (via Metro Redux)
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords – Enhanced Edition
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Salt and Sanctuary
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
  • Sword Art Online Re:Hollow Fragment
  • Sword Art Online: Lost Song
  • The Banner Saga
  • The Last of Us Remastered: Left Behind
  • The Witness
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

Xbox

Xbox 360 games that are not supported by the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature will be listed separately. Those that do will be included in the Xbox One list. I also have a few doubles between Xbox One and PS4, either from digital bundles or Games With Gold/PS Plus promotions, so they’re listed under both.

Xbox 360:

  • Eternal Sonata
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • L.A. Noire
  • Tales of Vesperia
  • Killer is Dead
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Crackdown
  • Binary Domain
  • Far Cry 3
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Xbox One:

  • BioShock (via BioShock Collection)
  • BioShock 2 + DLC (via BioShock Collection)
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (via The Handsome Collection)
  • Dying Light
  • Far Cry 4
  • Metro 2033 (via Metro Redux)
  • Metro: Last Light (via Metro Redux)
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham + DLC
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Phantom Dust
  • State of Decay
  • The Evil Within + DLC
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • Watch Dogs + DLC
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Portal (via The Orange Box)
  • Half-life 2 (via The Orange Box)
  • Half-life 2: Episode One (via The Orange Box)
  • Half-life 2: Episode Two (via The Orange Box)
  • Perfect Dark (via Rare Replay)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (via Rare Replay)
  • Banjo-Tooie (via Rare Replay)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (via Rare Replay)
  • Kameo (via Rare Replay)
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Halo: Reach
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Blue Dragon
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

PC

PC is, for whatever reason, my least played platform, so my backlog here largely consists of older point-and-click titles or classics I don’t have elsewhere.

  • Syberia 2
  • LISA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • The Blackwell Legacy
  • Blackwell Unbound
  • Blackwell Convergence
  • Blackwell Deception
  • Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
  • Deus Ex: Invisible War
  • Deus Ex: The Fall
  • F.E.A.R. + DLC
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Gods Will Be Watching
  • Home is Where One Starts…
  • Primordia
  • SUPERHOT
  • Tharsis
  • Thief Gold
  • Thief 2
  • Thief: Deadly Shadows
  • Year Walk
  • Beneath a Steel Sky

Just writing this out pummeled me with anxiety! So. Many. Games. I guess that’s a good problem to have, but part of me feels like I’ll never play (let alone complete) more than half of these.

I’m certainly glad I buckled down this year and started making fewer game purchases outside of sales — granted I did buy a Nintendo Switch. It’s allowed me to focus on games I already paid for and finally make time for things I’ve been putting aside far too long. I’ll continue to do so throughout the year, so it’ll be interesting to see just how much I’ve chipped off come December 31st.

How is your backlog looking?

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*Featured image by Jason Reed via Daily Dot.

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18 thoughts on “A Mid-Year Backlog Update

    1. Nah, like I mentioned in the post these are versions of certain games I’ve yet to finish. I played all three on 360 and PS3, but picked up the Collection remasters on Xbox One. Haven’t touched those yet, haha.

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    1. Thanks! That’s what I’ve been doing as well. If it’s something I own that I *think* I might pick up for a rainy day, it goes to the bottom. The moment I think I’ll never be interested, it’s gone.

      I have a stack of games ready to go on eBay as well speak, for this very reason! Used some of the funds already to take advantage of the Steam summer sale.

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  1. The Tales series is great – a bit lengthy though, but mostly enjoyable jrpgs.

    Drakengard / NieR series is another long one – I intend to eventually play it like this: D3 -> D1 -> D2 -> NieR -> NieR Automata.

    Deus Ex was a great series for me, but I preferred Human Revolution above them all.

    Binary Domain and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are hidden gems – a shame they weren’t more popular.

    Metro is awesome – can’t wait for Exodus.

    BioShock series is short and sweet – probably an easy one to knock out in a weekend.

    Divinity: Original Sin is fun to Co-Op with a friend – highly recommended.

    I got bored with XCOM after the same copy-paste missions, but it’s still pretty good.

    Witcher 2 is fairly short and enjoyable. Witcher 3 ofc is awesome, but so much content you get drowned in it – eventually I’ll finish the damn thing.

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    1. I’ve already finished the BioShock trilogy twice on both last-gen consoles, but picked up the Collection remasters on XB1 thinking I’d jump right in. It’s been on my shelf since launch day.

      I’ve never played an XCOM, but I’m curious — especially after watching the Mario + Rabbids trailer.

      Loved Witcher 3, but went through the core story on XB1 and picked up the GOTY edition on PS4 to play the DLC. So it’s just a matter of setting aside, oh, I don’t know, 150+ hours to play the campaign again before getting into the DLC stuff lol.

      I hear great stuff about Metro. I’m shocked that I’ve never played them as a fan of single-player shooter stuff.

      I’ve also never played a Deus Ex for very long. I picked up Invisible War on the OG Xbox and hated it, but it was my first foray into those types of open-ended games. I’d like to go back and play them all in order.

      I loved NieR Automata and it made me want to go back and pay more attention to NieR on PS3. I played it before but had no attachment to the Drakengard stuff. I have about 30 hours in Drakengard 3, though, I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it. I think my PS3 controller is borked.

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    1. Yeah, lots of RPGs in there lol. One day I’ll figure out that I’m not a teenager anymore and don’t have 100+ hours to regularly fit into one game. I mean.. I guess I do? I just choose to play more 10-ish hour games instead. *shrug* It never ends!

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      1. I know exactly how you feel…the time wasted as a teenager would be really useful now!

        A backlog is a badge of pride though – it shows you have gaming ambitions left! Best of luck with it!

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      1. I’ll have to figure out how to be neater about my gaming accomplishments. I’m near neurotic with book and writing stuff. I should stop giving gaming short shrift (not that I really do. I plan it out like everything else, but keep track I’m not so good).

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  2. Lol I love how you said PC is your least played platform, followed by a massive list just for that ;)

    It’s tough man. I was hoping to knock out 2 games from my backlog for June but didn’t happen.

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