Your Games Backlog

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by SPCTRE, Jan 6, 2016.


    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    Do you like buying games? Owning them? Games that you don't have the time (or even inclination in some cases) to play? Maybe with some games you like the idea of playing them, the theoretical ability to play them, more than actually playing them? Maybe you just like to support certain developers?

    If one or more of these things applies to you, then you most likely have a backlog, and maybe it even contains some things you actively plan to get into (or back into).

    For instance, here's my backlog of recent purchases that I actually want to play at some point. I tried to collect them in a Google Doc but it's still very much work in progress, I keep forgetting stuff that I bought.

    It's kind of a nightmare-ish proposition with limited free time.

    Do you guys have a backlog? Maybe a shelf of shame? Games still shrink-wrapped? Do you need lists to keep track? Do you play several games concurrently or do you prefer playing them back-to-back?
  2. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    I have quite a few games that I've bought and mean to finish but haven't. (All PC). I haven't bought any that I've not actually started yet

    Off the top of my head:-

    Shadow Warrior
    Neverwinter Nights
    Dragon Age Inquisition (Trespasser) - but I've run into a bug that I can't get past at the moment so it's on hold for that.
    Halo 2
    Star Trek
    Modern Warfare 2 (last of the CODs I've bought so far)
    Alien Vs Predator (the 2010ish one)
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
    Space Marine

    I also don't think I've finished KOTOR 1 yet either.

    They'll be more but I can't think of them at the moment. Some of those may date back to Amiga days too:lol:
  3. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 28, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    I don't have a backlog. I buy a game, play it, and then buy something else to play. I might have 2-3 games going on once (different genres), but no backlog.

    Right now I'm playing Shantae: Risky's Revenge which is about a 4 hour long game and I have no idea what I'm playing next. I'll figure that out when I beat it.
  4. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 4, 2009
    Yep. Too many. I'm trying to whittle them down this year. Yep. Have one over on Backloggery to do just that. The former, but I'm trying to focus on one at a time so I can get it done. :lol:
  5. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    Yeah I've got a bunch of stuff on Steam from several humble bundles and sales I've yet to get around to. Indeed, because of this I made a point *not* to buy anything in the recent Christmas sales...That said had Alien Isolation been a bit cheaper, I probably would have gone for it regardless. ;)
  6. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Assassin's Creed - Platinum Hits
    Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Signature Edition
    Assassin's Creed III
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Target Edition
    Assassin's Creed: Rogue

    I've only really played the first one, still not done. I've started the others, 'cause I got 'em used & needed to make sure they work. GameStop bundle deal, ya know...

    Bioshock 2
    Bioshock Infinite

    Finished the story for the first one, still workin' through the two sequels.

    Dead Island Riptide
    Escape Dead Island

    Still playin' the first in the series, just started it a couple of days ago.

    Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - GameStop Exclusive
    Fallout New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - GameStop Exclusive

    Bought 'em on Black Friday from GameStop.

    Gears of War
    Gears of War 2
    Gears of War 3
    Gears of War: Judgment

    Another used bundle deal from GameStop. Playin' the first one, still haven't gotten to the sequels.

    Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
    Halo 3 - Platinum Hits
    Halo 3: ODST
    Halo: Reach - Platinum Hits
    Halo 4

    I can't play these, 'cause my nephew already has & any time I even think "Halo" loudly, he comes into the room & asks if I need help.

    Hellboy: The Science of Evil

    Only been through the first level, took like two hours. Holy crap!

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
    Tomb Raider

    Played a bit of each one, haven't finished any of 'em.

    Red Dead Redemption / Undead Nightmare - Game of the Year Edition

    Used a birthday coupon for this one, not too far into it, I don't can ya tell?

    Star Trek

    I keep startin' & quittin' this game.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Platinum Hits
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Platinum Hits

    Played the first one on the Wii, started it again on my xbox 360. Haven't gotten to the sequel yet.
  7. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Add Bioshock 1 and Gears of War to my list too:)

    One of these days...
  8. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas

    I'll be replayin' the first Bioshock later, to see how the endin' may change with harvestin' the Little Sisters instead of savin' 'em.
  9. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    If memory serves, the first time I tried it I had an issue with the sound. I think it's ok now though.

    I've also noticed another and I'm going to try that when I have a spare minute - Alpha Protocol.
  10. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    I've actually got quite a few at the moment spread across several consoles (and console generations):

    Assassin's Creed: Rogue (PS3)
    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (XBONE)
    Dead Rising 3 (XBONE)
    Double Dragon (NES)
    Double Dragon II (NES)
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster (PS4)
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XBONE)
    The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (XBONE)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
    Tomb Raider (XBONE)
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered (PS4)
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remastered (PS4)
  11. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Hey Dummies! Premium Member

    May 1, 2001
    Hmm, I bought Fallout 4 but got diverted when the hubby downloaded the Mass Effect trilogy for me as a Christmas present. So I'm working my way through those for the millionth time instead of immersing myself again in Fallout.

    I also have the Halo collection (I believe it came with the Xbox when I bought it a year ago!) which is awaiting my attention. I also have Watch Dogs somewhere.

    I got the Gears of War collection free when I bought the HD version, so I have 2, 3 and Judgement to play as well, but I've completed these years ago already.
  12. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
    Yeah, I've had that problem with Mass Effect too myself.
  13. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    Bought Destiny and GTA 5. Barely touched them.
  14. KlavsPrieditis

    KlavsPrieditis Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Dec 24, 2015
    The USA
    As I wrote in previous topic, my favourite video game is the Star Trek Elite Force II.. A borg cube attacks, the sounds in the game and the graphic that makes the return to the past of the computer video games are so fantastic, it`s a nice sequel to Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force. I played both of these games ;) And I`m a great fan of the Star Trek, I even started t develop our own game with my friends with the design of the Star Trek like it is here, and then I`ll start to develop more serious games not only for the slot machines... Want to create thread for Star Trek game ideas to collect the best reviews and the suggestions about further actions with it..))
  15. TolkienOtaku

    TolkienOtaku Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 2, 2013
    Gotta go through all the Kingdom Hearts games before Kingdom Hearts III comes out. Going in in-universe chronological order. Pace: ridiculously slow. I also have a game of CIV V I need to finish as China.
  16. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    I'm way behind, I still have Gamecube games like Zelda and Fire Emblem I have never opened. More recently I have Kirby and Yoshi's New Island and Bravely Default and Mario Tennis and a few other 3DS games.
  17. Magellan

    Magellan Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 29, 2010
    I have a ton I've bought and haven't started yet. Mostly older stuff because who has the time to keep up anyway.
    Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare Dreamcast
    Castlevania Lord of Shadows PlayStation 3
    Confidential Mission Dreamcast
    Devil May Cry PlayStation 2
    Dishonered Xbox 360
    Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii
    Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360
    Headhunter Dreamcast
    Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii
    Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal Wii
    Maken X Dreamcast
    new Super mario bros Wii
    Red Dead Revolver PlayStation 2
    Resident Evil Wii
    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Dreamcast
    Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3
    Test Drive Le Mans Dreamcast
    The Conduit Wii
    TimeSplitters PlayStation 2
    Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Dreamcast
    Tomb Raider II PlayStation

    and that's just the recent purchases(Damn you ebay!). I got a lot more I haven't beaten, or even really sunk my teeth into.
    Working through Fear Effect right now.
  18. Stoo

    Stoo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 27, 2013
    an all too ordinary story
    Many games on Steam and Gog that I haven't found time to play yet. I mostly play older stuff that's cheap, especially on sale, so free time is a scarcer resource than the few $$ the games cost.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  19. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell memelord Premium Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Posting my backlog list would produce enough scrolling to give people reading it a wrist cramp, so I will spare you. Let's just say it's long.
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  20. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    I can take Tomb Raider (2013) off my backlog! I finished the storyline the other night, 97% complete overall!