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We all have gigantic backlogs, right?  Dozens of games.  Hundreds of games.  Thousands of games.  We've always wanted to play our dusty copy of Dragon Warrior 2, because everyone tells us it's a stone-cold classic. 

But who has the time, right?

Well, we made the time in 2021 (and 2022 and 2023).  And some of us nailed it.  Some of us did rather well.  Some of us put in a respectable effort.  And some people completely failed.

Welcome to Round Two Three Four.  Apply whatever necessary lessons learned from previous years, and good luck.

  • Participating users will create an initial post with a list of games that they want to finally beat in 2024.
  • The list can be as big or small as you want.  5 games?  Fine.  10 games?  Better.  25 games? Go for it.  50 games?  You're a crazy person, but I believe in you.
  • Please use that same post to make updates and track your progress throughout the year.  That way it will be much easier to see how everyone is doing.  You can still make new posts to notify everyone of updates, or discuss whatever you want, but let's have everyone track their progress in each of their OP.
  • What constitutes 'beating' a game?  That's up to you.
  • What games are in scope?  All of them.
  • Can you amend your list later?  Try not to.  I mean, I won't stop you, but this is the backlog challenge.  Not the "What Games Have you Beat Recently" thread.  Try not to change it.
  • Try to have your list together by January 1st.  Once it's posted and the new year begins, consider it final.
  • Also, you may find this helpful:

Running tracker of everyone's progress to go here:

@Reed Rothchild 20/35
@Sumez 17/55
@Brickman 27/??
@ikk 16/35
@the_wizard_666 3/50
@BlackVega 0/5
@Jicsan 5/22
@Gloves 4/10
@T-Pac 27/40
@spacepup 1/15
@Rhuno 5/7
@Webhead123 1/10
@peg 1/16
@Floating Platforms 9/30
@wongojack 3/14
@Murray 1/4
@JamesRobot 2/6
@ThePhleo 0/0
@MrWunderful 0/lots
@greenthunder 5/18
@Jeevan 1/1
@Gaia Gensouki 4/553
@Philosoraptor 52/75
@twiztor 5/13
@Foochie776 6/15
@Splain 7/15
@G-type 1/7
@Lago 13/25
@ScaryD 1/10
@fox 6/30
@Tantalus 10/15
@FireHazard51 0/9
@Rudybegga 0/10
@koifish 0/5
@LHCGreg 4/9

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  1. Crusader of Centy (Genesis)
  2. Beyond Oasis (Genesis) - complete
  3. Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (DS) - started
  4. Bravely Default (3DS) - complete
  5. Trails in the Sky SC (Steam) - started
  6. Trails in the Sky the Third (Steam)
  7. Star Wars: Dark Forces (Switch) - complete
  8. Turok 3 (Switch) - complete
  9. Pikmin (Switch) - complete
  10. Tunic (Switch) - complete
  11. Firewatch (Switch) - complete
  12. Bayonetta 3 (Switch) - complete
  13. The Stanley Parable (Switch) - complete
  14. Kentucky Route Zero (Switch)
  15. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
  16. Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen (Switch) - hiatus
  17. Assassin's Creed: Black Flag (Switch) - complete
  18. Yakuza 2 (PS4) - complete
  19. Yakuza 3 (PS4)
  20. Dark Souls III (PS4)
  21. Bloodborne (PS4) - complete
  22. Spider-Man (PS4) - started
  23. The Witness (PS4) - complete
  24. The Talos Principle (PS4) - complete
  25. Resident Evil 3 (PS4) - complete
  26. The Walking Dead Complete (PS4) - complete
  27. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - complete
  28. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) - complete
  29. The Quarry (PS5) - complete
  30. A Plague Tale (PS5) - complete
  31. Alan Wake II (PS5)
  32. Grand Theft Auto V (PS5)
  33. Resident Evil Village (PS5)
  34. God of War Ragnarok (PS5)
  35. Final Fantasy XVI (PS5)
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  1. Crime City (Arc)
  2. New Zero Team (Arc)
  3. Denjin Makai 2 (Arc)
  4. Gekirindan (Arc)
  5. Raiden (Arc)
  6. Chelnov (Arc)
  7. Bonze Adventure (Arc) - currently playing
  8. Tunic (PS4) - 16H - Beaten 1/1
  9. Kero Blaster (PS4) - 5H - Beaten 13/5
  10. Evil Within (PS4) - 20H
  11. Returnal (PS5) - 30H - Beaten 23/1
  12. The Mummy Demastered (Switch) - 5H - Beaten 18/4
  13. Super Cyborg (Switch) - Beaten 25/1
  14. Vengeful Guardian Moonrider (Switch) - Beaten 7/5
  15. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Switch) - Beaten 3/2
  16. GrimGal Guardians (Switch) - 10H - Beaten 1/3
  17. The Talos Principle (Switch) - 20H - Beaten 31/3
  18. Shinobi Non Grata (Switch)
  19. Osman (Switch)
  20. Gravity Circuit (Switch) - Beaten 13/2
  21. Signalis (Switch) - 11H
  22. Night in the Woods (Switch) - 12H - Beaten 15/4
  23. Crash Bandicoot 4 (Switch) - 20H - Beaten 16/3 + All stages 22/3
  24. Demon Turf (Switch) - 18H - currently playing
  25. New Super Lucky's Tales (Switch) - 8H
  26. Shadow Man (Switch) - 22H - Beaten 2/5
  27. Ender Lilies (Switch) - 19H - Beaten 26/5
  28. Crisis Wing (Switch)
  29. Mega Man Battle Network 1 (Switch) - 16H - currently playing
  30. Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Switch) - 23H
  31. Trails From Zero (Switch) - 50H 🤯 - Beaten 19/1
  32. Trails To Azure (Switch) - 60H 🤯🤯
  33. Ara Fell (Switch) - 20H
  34. Blossom Tales II (Switch) - 13H
  35. Outer Wilds (Switch/PS4?) - 20H
  36. Sea of Stars (Switch) - 30H - Beaten 25/2
  37. Rygar (PS2) - 7H
  38. Echo Night Beyond (PS2) - 8H
  39. Kuon (PS2) - 10H
  40. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (PS2) - 14H
  41. Alundra (PS1) - 33H
  42. Armored Core (PS1) - 9H
  43. Tombi 2 (PS1) - 15H
  44. Resident Evil 3 (PS1) - 8H
  45. Run Saber (SNES)
  46. New Adventure Island (PCE)
  47. Ninja Gaiden Black (XBX) - 25H
  48. Phantom Dust (XBX) - 17H
  49. Arx Fatalis (PC) - 25H
  50. Goonies 2 (NES)
  51. Legacy of the Wizard (NES) - Beaten 4/3
  52. CastleQuest (NES)
  53. Dr. Chaos (NES)
  54. Cobra Triangle (NES)

    Potential bonus games:
  55. Toy Pop (Arc)
  56. Armored Core 3 (PS2) - 15H
  57. Ninja Gaiden II (X360) - 17H
  58. Ys IX (PS4) - 40H
  59. Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Switch) - 30H
  60. Wizardry 1 (NES) - 25H
  61. Wizardry 5 (SNES) - 40H
  62. Wizardry: Tales of the Forsaken Land (PS2) - 45H
  63. Great Ace Attorney (Switch) - 72H 😵
  64. Jamestown+ (Switch)
  65. Wargroove (Switch) - 30H
  66. Eternum Ex (Switch)
  67. Okami (PS2) - 40H
  68. Afterimage (Switch) - 40H
  69. Inscryption (Switch) - 15H
  70. Assault Suit Leynos (PS4/(megadrive?))
     

Primary backlog that didn't make the cut:

Spoiler

Discworld (PS1) - 12H
King's Quest (PS4) - 20H
The Surge 2 (PS4) - 25H
Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros (3DS) - 40H
Sin & Punishment (N64) - ?H

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) - 35H
Dark Cloud (PS2) - 40H
Assassin's Creed Black Flag (X360) - 41H
Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii)  - 65H
Bravely Default (3DS)  - 76H
Darkest Dungeon (Switch) ~forever

Nioh 2 (PS4) - 60H
Alan Wake (X360) - 11H
Spec Ops: The Line (X360) - 6H
Oddworld (PS4) - 9H
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES) - 6H
Exhumed (PS1 or Switch) - 6H
Wario Land 4 (GBA) - 7H
Rayman 2 (DC) - 8H
Martian Gothic (PS1) - 9H
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - 10H
Metro 2033 (X360) -  10H
Equinox (SNES) - 12H
South Park - Stick of Truth (X360) - 14H
Ever Oasis (3DS) - 30H
Baten Kaitos (GC) - 55H
Volgarr (DC) - 12H
System Shock 1 (PC) - 15H
Tales of Symphonia (GC) - 50H
Flower Sun Rain (DS) - 11H
SaGa: Scarlet Grace (Switch) - 25H
Puzzle & Dragons (DS) - 50H
DQM Joker (DS) - 30H
Solatorobo (DS) - 20H
Sleeping Dogs (X360) - 16H

Etrian Odyssey 5 (DS) - 45H
Eternal Darkness (GC) - 15H
Alien Soldier (MD) - ?H
PoPoLoCrois (PSP) - 26H
Sin & Punishment 2 (Wii) - 10H
Metal Gear Solid V (PS4) - 50H
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (Arcade) - ?H
Koudelka (PS1) - 12H
Dokapon Kingdom (Wii) - 22H
Bully: Scholarship Edition (X360) - 15H
Asura's Wrath (X360) - 7H
Breakdown (XBX) - 11H
Brave Fencer Musashi (PS1) - 15H
Blade Runner (PC) - 8H

 

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For this round I have decided to base my goals around achievements similar to PlayStation trophies. I will tally the trophies as I go and will also be creating a tally in my signature. I think I have laid out a good mixture of genres and platforms.

Trophy Progress: 

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Warm Up 

Beat a game on any system from any genre. 1/1 - Super Donkey Kong 3 (GBA)

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Puzzle Fan 

Beat a puzzle game on any system. 1/1 - Super Puzzle Bobble (GBA)

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Old School Platforming 

Beat a Famicom/NES Platformer. 1/1-  DuckTales 2.

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Reading is Awesome 

Beat a VN on any system. 

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Spooky 

Beat a horror game on any system. - The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (GBA)

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Cruise Control 

Beat a racing game on any system. 

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Pew Pew 

Beat a SHMUP on any system. 1CC not required. - Kiki Kaikai Advance (GBA)

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Independent Gamer 

Beat an indie game on any system 

 

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Handhelds are Better 

Beat 2 handheld games. 2/2 - Crash Bandicoot 2 (GBA), Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace (GBA)

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Arrow in the Knee 

Beat 2 RPG’s on any system. 2/2 - Tomato Adventure (GBA), Pokemon Fire Red (GBA)

 

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PC Master Race 

Beat 3 games on PC. - 3/3 HOMM 3, Starcraft 1, Warcraft 3

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16-bit challenger 

Beat 3 games on a 16-bit system. 3/3 - Turtles in Time (SNES), Final Fight (SNES), Aladdin (SNES)

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Retro Throwback 

Beat 4 games on the Famicom/NES. 4/4 - Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight, Wrecking Crew, Ice Climber

 

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Backlog Challenge God 

Unlock all trophies. 

 

Bonus games:

Kim Possible (GBA)

DKC2 (GBA)

Minna de Puyo Puyo (GBA)

Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi DX (GBA)

LEGO Star Wars (GBA)

Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)

Hatena Satena (GBA)

Dr. Mario & Panel de Pon (GBA)

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Most of my game time this year went towards the N64 topic. Thanks to that I haven't played much on the PS5 I bought yet. In 2024 I also want to push the Gamecube topic a bit. I have some games I definitely want to beat, but I don't want to pin down everything for the year and stuff for completion topics is also dependant on what others beat.
My goals for 2024 (16/35):

Beat 10 Gamecube games for the topic

  1. PN03
  2. Lost Kingdoms 2
  3. King Kong
  4. Spyro: A Hero's Tail
  5. Ultimate Spider-Man
  6. 1080 Avalanche
  7. Zapper
  8. The Incredibles
  9. 2 more

Beat 10 games for any completion topic (this could be more Gamecube)

  1. Gregory Horror Show (PS2)
  2. Pokemon Blue
  3. 8 more

Beat 5 games on PS5

  1. The Last of Us 2
  2. Sackboy
  3. A Plague Tale: Innocence
  4. Bugsnax
  5. 1 more

Beat 5 games on PC

  1. Baldur's Gate 3
  2. Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
  3. Epistory: Typing Chronicles
  4. Aperture Desk Job
  5. Ghost Recon Wildlands

Beat 5 games that don't fit in the categories above

  1. Deadpool
  2. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  3. Psychonauts (XBOX)
  4. Batman Arkham Knight
  5. A Short Hike
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2023 was a bust for me, but I liked the idea of 40 games to choose from.  However, I think I want to expand into other parts of my library, so I'm gonna cut my list of NES games down to 10, and pick 30 others from the rest of my backlog -5 each from some of my largest libraries, plus 5 randoms from my smaller ones.  All will be games I've yet to play through but pique my interest for one reason or another.  Anyway, here goes...

NES:
Bandai Golf Challenge: Pebble Beach
Bionic Commando
Desert Commander - January 28
Dragon Warrior III
Ghoul School
Godzilla 2 - January 31
King's Quest V
Magic of Scheherazade, The - January 4
Mission Impossible
Rambo

SNES:
Final Fantasy III
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Grey Wolf
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Spider-Man/Venom: Separation Anxiety
Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom 

N64:
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
Donkey Kong 64
Ogre Battle 64
Pokemon Snap
Shadowgate 64

Genesis:
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun
Might & Magic: Gates to Another World
Mutant League Hockey
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
X-Men

PS1:
Armored Core
Board Game: Top Shop
Front Mission 3
Grandia
Shanghai: True Valor

PS2:
Asterix & Obelix Kick Buttix
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
Hobbit, The
Rogue Galaxy
Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land

Xbox:
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Fable
Gun
Still Life
Syberia

Xbox 360 (full achievement completions):
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Two Worlds II
Warriors Orochi 3
X-Men Destiny

Other:
Darkened Skye (GameCube)
Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon (TG-16)
Quest of the Rings, The (Odyssey 2)
Record of Lodoss War (Dreamcast)
Tower of Doom (Intellivision)

Hopefully this list gives me more to choose from if I decide I don't feel like playing NES for 11 months again 😛

Edit: Decided to add a couple more systems and increase the total to 50 games.  

3/50

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I'm in again.  I'll be working on my list soon, but I'll probably repopulate the list with all the games I failed to clear off the past backlogs.  There are just too many super long RPG's lol.

New for the 2024 backlog:

  1. Return to Monkey Island (PS5) - Finished 1/11
  2. Spider-man 2 (PS5)  - Finished the story on 1/1, Platinum trophy on 1/6
  3. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (SWI) - Finished on 1/7
  4. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PS5)
  5. Dragon's Dogma II (PS5) - Finished on 4/17. Platinum on 5/6
  6. Final Fantasy XVI - two DLC packs (PS5)

Unfinished from 2021:

  1. Earthbound (SNES)
  2. Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages (GBC) - already about 50% through this
  3. Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
  4. Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (SWI)
  5. Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (PS4)
  6. Ys VIII Lacramosa of Dana (PS4)
  7. Metroid Return of Samus (3DS) - I was so stuck on where to go next

Unfinished from 2022:

  1.  Super Mario Land (GB)
  2. Star Fox 2 (SNES)
  3. Golden Axe Warrior (SMS)
  4. Alisia Dragoon (GEN)
  5. Luigi's Mansion 3 (SWI) - Finished 1/17
  6. Neutopia (TG16)
  7. Castlevania Mirror of Fate HD (PS3)
  8. Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning (PS4)
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5)

List is only 21 22 games long, but some are still long RPG's.  I put some new releases for 2024 on here too, because I know I'll be playing those and don't want to feel I'm neglecting the list.

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Administrator · Posted

To Do

  • Overarching goals
    1. Beat 10 "Untouched" games on my collection site
    2. Play a bunch of homebrew games
      • Prioritize games I own, but also free games from Itch.io
      • I wanna try to play stuff that's *new to me*
  • Games I really want to beat specifically:
    • Kuon (PS2)
    • Baldur's Gate 3 (PC)
    • Super Ninja Boy (SNES)
    • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (PS2)

 

Games Played/Beaten

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-2024 BACKLOG-

Goal: Finish 40 games (10% of my physical library), and make a "T-Pac Arcade" video for each one.

Criteria: Finishing the game by any means necessary. Save-states, turbo / slow-motion controllers, guides / walkthroughs, and any built-in exploits are fair game. (The only exception is no external cheat codes like Game Genie inputs).
For high-score games, I'll just play until I've got a solid, holistic impression of the game - no need to roll the score or get to a kill-screen or anything.

Game Selection: Mostly titles from my collection that I've spent little to no time playing before, with an emphasis on historically important / well-regarded games.

1. Adventure Island [NES]
2. Axelay [SFC]
3. Berzerk [Atari 2600
4. Blaster Master [NES]
5. Wrecking Crew [FC]
6. Centipede [Atari 2600]
7. Darius Force [SFC]
8. DownLoad [PCE]
9. Gaiares [GEN]
10. Gradius [NES]
11. Gradius II [FC]
12. Gyruss [NES]
13. Incredible Crash Dummies [NES]
14. Kung Fu [NES]
15. Metroid [NES]
16. Milon's Secret Castle [NES]
17. Moonsweeper [Atari 2600]
18. Mountain King [Atari 2600]
19. Musha Aleste [MD]
20. Mystery Quest [NES]
21. The Ninja [SMS]
22. Nuts & Milk [FC]

23. Ordyne [PCE]
24. Phalanx [SNES]
25. Pitfall [Atari 2600]
26. Rockman [FC]
27. SDF [FC]
28. Section Z [NES]
29. Sonic the Hedgehog [GEN]
30. StarFox [SNES]
31. Strider [NES]
32. Super Aleste [SFC]
33. Super Bomberman [SFC]
34. Super Star Soldier [PCE]
35. Terra Cresta [NES]
36. Twinbee [FC]
37. Twinbee 3 [FC]
38. Werewolf [NES]
39. Wizard of Wor [Atari 2600]
40. Xevious [NES]

PROGRESS: 26/40

[T-Pac]

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Alrighty! Here we go!

Carryover from 2023:

* Psychonauts 2
* Rakuen
* Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
* Paper Mario: Origami King (Switch)
* Nier: Automata (PS4)
* The Last Guardian (PS4)
* Moonlighter
* Transistor
* Pyre
* Jade Empire

New for 2024:

* Alwa's Legacy --- beat 01/01/2024!
* Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [started long ago, never finished]
* Dead Space
* Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
* Dishonored

Games I beat that weren't on the original list, but were still in my 'backlog' to finish:
* Super Mario World --- beat 01/05/2024! [Yes, while I played a bunch before, never beat before now]
* Ori and the Blind Forest --- beat 01/13/2024! [Played long ago, finally beat recently!]

 

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I might edit this later, but here are some high on the hit list:

  • Adventure Island 2 (NES)
  • Double Dragon 3 (NES) - DONE
  • Remember Me (X360) - DONE
  • Jackal (NES) - DONE
  • TMNT (NES) - DONE
  • Dreamfall (Xbox) - DONE
  • Growl (Genesis) - DONE
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1. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (NSW) - unbeaten
2. Luigi's Mansion 3 (NSW) - unbeaten
3. Mega Man 11 (NSW) - unbeaten

4. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) - unbeaten
5. Final Fantasy IV (SNES) - unbeaten
6. Friday the 13th (NES) - unbeaten
7. Huntdown (PC) - beaten - 1/7/24
8. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC) - unbeaten
9. Shadowrun Returns (PC) - beaten - 5/13/24
10. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC) - unbeaten
11. Rayman (PSX) - unbeaten
12. Skullmonkeys (PSX) - unbeaten

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Listed in order of expected difficulty

Very hard:
Ddp doj whie label 2all
Tetris nes lvl 19 maxout
Mushihimesama ultra

 

hard:
Ddp doj black label 2all
Ddp dfk ura 2all
Same same same 1all
Dangun feveron no miss tlb clear

 

Moderate:
Ddp dfk omote 2all
Radiant silvergun
Ikaruga
Ddp ii ir mode tlb clear
guwange
Gunbird 2 1all

 

Easy:
Ddp dfk black label bomb style clear
Mushi futari 1.5 original
Mushi futari black label original

 

1) Once again there is zero chance of all this happening.  This is more of a ongoing list.

2) My number 1 goal is ddp doj white label. I'd be happy with just that to be honest.

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My short list is extremely long this year because I still didn't like some of the limitations I had in 2023 even though I expanded things.

Big changes for 2024: smaller goal. 50 games was close to attainable, but it ate all my free time. I really want to have the freedom to go after several really long games this year, rather than bounce between shorter ones in order to stay on track. So, I'm reducing the goal to 30 total with no console specific goals this time.

Also, There are still 3 games that were holdovers from 2022 that I didn't finish in 2023. Some I still didn't start. Those are MUST BEAT titles in order to consider the year a success.  The other stuff carried over from 2023 are still just general population for now.

Aside from longer games, my main focuses will be: Beat the Wii U & DS/3DS - Those console lists contain just about every single unbeaten game I own for those platforms. Maybe next year I can finish a console or two completely.  The steam list is massive. I put a ton of point & click stuff, several Nancy Drews (there's over 30 to get through so gotta knock out a chunk), and a bunch of more recent FMV stuff I'm curious about.

Of course aside from these, I'll still be working through my Game Boy and CDi challenges but there's no set list as those are selected through polls.

Beat 30 Games Total from the long list below - Current Progress 12/30
Challenge is not complete until the MUST BEAT games are done - 3 Remaining

NES
MUST BEAT IN 2024: Metroid
Alien Syndrome (Tengen)
Bad Dudes
Cabal (as solo player)
Crystalis
F1: Built to Win
Goonies II
Iron Tank
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu
Journey to Silius
Kid Niki
Little Nemo Dream Master
River City Ransom
Shinobi (Tengen)
StarTropics 2: Zoda's Revenge


SNES
Donkey Kong Country
Earthbound
Illusion of  GAIA
Star Fox
Super Metroid
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2


N64 
MUST BEAT IN 2024: Perfect Dark
Banjo-Kazooie
Donkey Kong 64
Goldeneye 007
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Star Wars Episode I Racer


GameCube
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Metroid Prime
Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
Scooby Doo Night of 100 Fright
Spider-Man


Wii
MUST BEAT IN 2024: No More Heroes - Started (beat first boss)
Cursed Mountain
de Blob
ExciteBots: Trick Racing
Mad World
NBA Jam
No More Heroes 2
Red Steel
Super Paper Mario
Trauma Center: Second Opinion (story is done - finish 100%)
Trauma Center: New Blood
Trauma Team
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (nearly all done)
Zack & Wiki


Wii U
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Mario Kart 8
Metroid Fusion
New Super Mario Bros U & Super Luigi U
Nintendo Land
Star Fox Zero
Super Mario Advance 4
Yoshi's Wooly World


DS/3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Chibi Robo: Zip Lash
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Kirby: Triple Deluxe -    DONE 5/3
Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins -   DONE 2/19
Mahjong Quest Expeditions - Playing (2/3rds story done, 75% puzzle mode done)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Playing (7 hrs)
Mario Kart 7DONE 3/25
Metroid Prime: Hunters
Metroid Prime Pinball -   DONE 5/24
Metroid: Samus Returns
Scribblenauts
Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll
Super Scribblenauts
Yoshi's New Island


Switch 
Axiom Verge
Baobags Mausoleum: Grindhouse Edition
Crime O'Clock
Depixition - Playing (20 puzzles)
Deponia
Eastward
Figment
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (More than halfway through story)
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective - Started (did first level)
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Story done 2023: Finish Remaining Quests/Shrines)
Live-A-Live
Luigi's Mansion 3
Mad Age & This Guy - Started (did 5 levels)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020
Metroid Dread
No More Heroes 3
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Picross S3 - Started (1/3rd done)
Picross S4
Super Mario Odyssey (Already Beat Game - Get Remaining Moons)
Super Mario Wonder (don't own yet)
Tardy
Yooka Laylee


Sega Genesis/Sega CD
Adventures of Willy Beamish
Beyond Oasis
Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
Chuck Rock
Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
Contra: Hard Corps
Crusader of Centy
Dracula Unleashed
Garfield: Caught in the Act
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Mickey Mania
Monkey Island
Quackshot
Rocket Knight Adventures
Sonic CD
Truxton
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


PS3
Broken Age
Castle of Illusion Original & Remastered
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut
Dishonored
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara - Playing (beat both games, trophy cleanup)
Fallout New Vegas
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Grand Theft Auto IV
Infamous
Infamous 2
Jet Set Radio
Journey
Limbo
Lollipop Chainsaw
Mirror's Edge
Puppeteer
Red Dead Redemption
Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space
Tomb Raider


PS4
2064: Read Only Memories
Abzu
American Hero
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
Blade Runner
Book of Unwritten Tales 2
Corpse Killer
Danganronpa 3 - Playing (story done. doing bonus modes/trophy clean-up)
Dead Rising
Double Switch
God of War
Ground Zero Texas
Guacamelee
Hollow Knight
Hypnospace Outlaw - Playing (first case done)
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Lego DC Super-Villains
Life is Strange
Mafia Definitive Edition
NEO: The World Ends With You
Psychonauts 2
Return of the Obra Dinn
Roundabout
Shadow of the Colossus
Sonic Mania
Superliminal
Watch Dogs Legion
Witcher III
Witness
Yazuka 0  -       DONE 4/28
Yakuza Kiwami 2


PS5
Assassin's Creed Mirage (don't own yet)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla - DONE 5/31 (platinum obtained, DLC/100% TBD)
Baldur's Gate 3
Bugsnax
Horizon Forbidden West
Inscryption -   DONE 6/14
Night Trap
Plague Tale: Innocence
Powerwash Simulator - DONE 1/31 (platinum TBD)
Returnal -  Started (haven't beaten first boss)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Saints Row (2022)
Spider-Man 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Tunic -   DONE 5/5

Steam 
The 11th Hour
Bloodshore
The Complex
The Darkside Detective
Detective Case and Clown Bot in Murder in the Hotel Lisbon
Dropsy
Five Dates
Fran Bow
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum
Her Story
Hidden Folks
I Saw Black Clouds
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Jenny LeClue: Detectivu
Kathy Rain
Late Shift
The Looker
Nancy Drew: The Final Scene -   DONE 5/8
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand -   DONE 5/24
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake -   DONE 6/5
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoore Manor
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock
Night Book
Night in the Woods
Ori and the Blind Forest
Papers Please
Phantasmagoria
Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh
The Shapeshifting Detective
The Stanley Parable
Stardew Valley
Starship Titanic
Sunset Overdrive
Tangle Tower
Tex Murphy - The Pandora Directive
Toonstruck
The USB Stick in the Grass
West of Loathing
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?
Yoku's Island Express

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I have seen this thread for many years and thought I should post with you.  My problem is that my backlog list has many different faces.  The entire list would be impossible to complete in a year even if I was independently wealthy and did nothing but play games.

Anyway, I typically generate two to four sub-lists during the year when I know I will have a lot of time off work to play.  Posting the whole list or even trying to decide on a 2024 list might just depress me . . .

Anyway, here are some games that would be near the top of my various lists

  • Playstation - Spider-Man, Tetris Effect
  • Wii & Wii U - Metroid Prime remakes and any Xenoblade (Xenogears) game
  • Xbox - Red Dead 2, Cyberpunk, Control (I have physical copies)
  • Handheld - GTA Chinatown, Mario and Luigi Bowser's Inside Story
  • Classics on orig hardware - Starflight, DK Country

There are just so many that usually what I do is try to get down to 5 games that I want to play in a given time period.  I am conscious to mix genres so that I am not playing multiple examples of the same genre at the same time.  For example, I started these 5 games not too long ago.  I've finished 3 and plan to finish them all before 2024

PC 

  • Wandersong 

 PS2 

  • Escape From Monkey Island 
  • Ico 

 X360 

  • Dead Space 3 
  • Fallout New Vegas


In any case, I will find some way to come and participate with you folks because we are certainly like-minded in our efforts.  Unless of course you tell me not to.

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1. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) - unbeaten (carryover from 2023 in progress)

2. ICO (PS2) - unbeaten 

3. Psychonauts PS2) - unbeaten

Bonus Content 

Dave the Diver - Completed 1/18

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Tunic - in progress

Cross code - in progress

Fallout New Vegas - in progress 

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Dang. Like most people here, I'm probably just gonna port my list from last year to this year. I did play a couple more games that weren't on my list but I didn't get through as much of the actual list as I would've liked. I've found I'm struggling with the lack of "hype"/an attraction point with some of the games (my off list stuff were newer gets like Super Mario Wonder or Live a Live, games that had something I was looking forward to experiencing). It's not even necessarily tied to the game quality since my list was a mix of some solidly average games and some very well received games, I just don't have the motivation that says hey go play this game instead of shiny new game.

3DS
* Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked - started, about 20 hours in - 43hr expected
* Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy - done
* Style Savvy: Fashion Forward - not started - 20hr? expected
* Boxboy Collection - not started - 5hr expected each, so 15hr total
* Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (as part of Ace Attorney Trilogy) - done
* Shin Megami Tensei IV - not started - 43hr expected
* The Legend of Legacy - not started - 31hr expected
* Fragrant Story - not started - 11hr expected
* Bit. Trip Saga - not started - 17hr? expected. Most of the games have very low confidence times on HowLongToBeat and I might struggle with them anyway lol
* Attack of the Friday Monsters - not started - 5hr expected

DS
* Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn - done
* Inazuma Eleven 2 - done

Switch
* Return of the Obra Dinn - done
* Harvestella - done
* Disgaea 4 Complete+ - not started - 36hr expected
* Trials of Mana - not started - 20.5hr expected
* Collection of Mana - not started - 40hr? expected (not playing Trials of Mana since I have the remake as well)
* Persona 3 Portable - not started - 65hr expected, though I probably won't have it in hand for a while.
* Super Mario RPG - still need to get - 20hr expected
* Baten Kaitos I & II - still need to get - 90hr expected?

List isn't final, I need to double check the state of my backlog right now. Is it cheating to list games I'll probably buy + play within the year?

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My 2023 backlog challenge was unfortunately a failure. But I remain hopeful that next year I'll be able to knock out a good chunk of my actual gaming backlog. I'll update this list in the upcoming weeks, but here's my first attempt. I basically chose a bunch of NES games that I'd like to play for next year's NES challenge including a bunch of games that I've never played or finished. I then added most of the Famicom exclusive games in my collection. Rummaging through my box of cartridge-only games, I also found a bunch of games that I forgot I even had.

Edit: I've been highlighting certain games that have a higher priority for me or that I've been wanting to beat or re-complete really badly. I think that this might make my choice a bit easier on what to play exactly when the new year rolls around.

NES (4/30)

Spoiler

Battle of Olympus
Clash at Demonhead
Conflict
Conquest of the Crystal Palace
Darkwing Duck
Destiny of an Emperor (Tenchi wo Kurau)
G.I. Joe
Gremlins II: The New Batch
Guardian Legend
Gun Nac
Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue
Life Force
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Magic of Sheherazade, the (Arabian Dream Sheherazade)
Metal Gear
Metroid
Might and Magic
Rygar
Shadow of the Ninja
Shatterhand
Snake's Revenge: Metal Gear II
Stinger (Moero Twinbee)
Strider
TMNT II
TMNT III
Willow
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Xexyz (Kame no Ongaeshi)

Famicom (0/63)

Spoiler

Cleopatra no Mahou
Deep Dungeon
Deep Dungeon II
Deep Dungeon III
Deep Dungeon IV
Double Moon Densetsu
Dragon Buster
Dragon Buster II
Esper Dream
Esper Dream II
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden II
Genpei Toumaden
Getsu Fuumaden
Ginga no Sannin
Ginga Denshou
Hanjuku Hero
Herakles no Eikou
Herakles no Eikou II
Hydlide III
Indora no Hikari
Jikuu Yuuden: Debias
Just Breed
Kaijuu Monogatari
King of Kings
Last Armageddon
Little Magic
Madoola no Tsubasa
MahaRaja
Majou Densetsu II: Daimashikyou Galious
Märchen Veil
Megami Tensei
Megami Tensei II
Metal Max

Minelvaton Saga
Mirai Senshi: Lios
Mirai Shinwa Jarvas
Monster Maker
Mouryou Senki Madara
Musashi no Bouken
Ninjara Hoi!
Otaku no Seiza
Radia Senki
Sansara Naga
Satomi Hakkenden
Seiken Psycho Caliber
Shin Satomi Hakkenden
Shinsenden
Silva Saga
Super Black Onyx
SWAT
Sweet Home
Sylviana: Ai ippai no Boukensha
Tenchi wo Kurau II
Twinbee
Twinbee III
Ys I
Ys II
Ys III

Zoids
Zoids 2

SNES/SFC (0/124)

Spoiler

(0/44)
Actraiser
Albert Odyssey
Albert Odyssey 2
Alcahest
Aqutallion (Tecmo Secret of the Stars)
Aretha
Aretha II
Bahamut Lagoon
Bazoo: Mahou Sekai
Beast & Blades
Benkei Gaiden
Brandish
Brandish 2
Brandish 2 Expert
Breath of Fire 2
Burai
Bushi Seiryuuden
Card Master

Chou Mahou Taisen Wozz
Chou Makai Taisen: Dorabocchan (The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang)
Cyber Knight
Cyber Knight II
Daikaijuu Monogatari
Daikaijuu Monogatari II
Dark Half
Dark Kingdom
Densetsu no Ogre Battle
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon’s Earth
Dual Orb
Dual Orb II
Dunquest
Earth Light
Elfaria
Elfaria II
Elnard
Emerald Dragon
Energy Breaker
Farland Story
Farland Story 2
Feda
Final Fight 2
First Queen
Front Mission
Front Mission: Gun Hazard
Gadleen
Gaia Gensouki (Ilusion of Gaia)
Ganbare Goemon

Ganbare Goemon II
Ganbare Goemon III
Ganbare Goemon: Kirakira Douchuu
Hanjuku Eiyuu
Heracles no Eikou III
Heracles no Eikou IV
Hiouden
Illvanian no Shiro
Kabuki Rocks
Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
Lady Stalker
Laplace no Ma
Last Bible III
Lennus (Paladin’s Quest)
Lennus II
Light Fantasy
Light Fantasy II
Little Master
Lodoss-tou Senki
Lord Monarch
Lufia
Lufia II
Mahoujin GuruGuru
Mahoujin GuruGuru 2
Majin Tensei
Majin Tensei II
Maka Maka
Marvelous
Maten Densetsu
Melfand Stories
Metal Max 2
Metal Max Returns
Might & Magic II
Monstania
Monster Maker III
Monster Maker Kids
Mouryou Senki Madara 2
Mujintou Monogatari
Mystic Ark
Neugier
Power of the Hired
Princess Minerva
Romancing Saga
Romancing Saga 2
Romancing Saga 3
Ruin Arm
Ryuuki Heidan Danzarb
Sansara Naga 2
Shin Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei if
Shin Megami Tensei II
Shinseiki Odysselya
Silva Saga 2
Song Master
Soul & Sword
Soul Blader
Super Adventure Island II
Sword World
Sword World II
Tactics Ogre
Tenchi wo Kurau
Tengai Makyou Zero
The Great Battle
The Great Battle II
The Great Battle III
The Great Battle IV
The Last Battle
Torneko no Daibouken
Treasure Hunter G
Trinea
Wizap!
Wizardry Gaiden IV
Ys IV
Ys V
Ys V Expert

Nintendo 64 (0/4)

Spoiler

Fuurai no Shiren 2
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Ogre Battle 64
Paper Mario (Mario Story)

Game Boy (Color) (0/20)

Spoiler

Atelier Marie
Dragon Slayer Gaiden
Final Fantasy Legend (SaGa)
Final Fantasy Legend II (SaGa II)
Final Fantasy Legend III (SaGa III)
Fuurai no Shiren
Fuurai no Shiren 2: Sabaku no Majou

Grandia: Parallel Trippers
Heracles no Eikou
Legend
Lufia: The Legend Returns (Estpolis Densetsu)
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II

Monster Maker
Monster Maker 2
Star Ocean Blue Sphere
Wizardry Gaiden I
Wizardry Gaiden II
Wizardry Gaiden III
Wizardry Empire

Switch (0/24)

Spoiler

Aggelos
Amnesia Collection
Bloodstained
Danganronpa Decadence
Deltarune Chapter 1&2
Demon Crystal, the
Dicey Dungeons
DoDonPachi Resurrection
Espgaluda II
Fire Emblem Engage
Game Tengoku CruisnMix Special
Gleylancer
Live A Live
Metroid Dread
Mushihimesama
Pang Adventures
Radiant Silvergun
Sega Ages Gain Ground
Sega Ages Outrun
Sega Ages Virtua Racing
Shin Megami Tensei V
Sine Mora EX
Toki
Yukinko Daisenpuu (Heavenly Guardian)

PC Engine (0/38)

Spoiler

Aero Fighters
Air Zonk
Akumajou Dracula X
Aldynes
Alien Crush
Blazing Lazers
Bomberman '93
Bomberman '94
Bonk's Revenge
Cadash
Chouaniki
Daimakaimura
Dragon Spirit
Galaga '88
Genpei Toumaden
Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
Gradius
Gradius II
Jaseiken Necromancer
Lords of Thunder
Military Madness (Nectaris)
Neutopia
Neutopia 2
New Adventure Island
Ninja Ryuukenden (Ninja Gaiden)
Ninja Spirit
Raiden
R-Type
Seirei Senshi Spriggan
Snatcher
Soldier Blade
Space Harrier
Splatter House
Spriggan mark2
Star Parodier
Super Darius
Super Star Soldier
Valkyrie no Densetsu

Playstation 3 (0/8)

Spoiler

Drakengard 3
Heavenly Sword
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Nier
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6
Rune Factory Oceans
Tears to Tiara II

Playstation 4 (0/67)

Spoiler

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Atelier Ryza
Atelier Ryza 2
Azure Striker Gunvolt - Striker Pack
Battle Chasers Nightwar
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Bioshock Infinite
Blasphemous
Blaster Master Trilogy
Bloodstained
Children of Morta
Cotton Fantasy
Cotton Reboot!
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
Darius HD
Dariusburst EX+
Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (And finally watch Record of Lodoss War)
Demon Gaze II (Finish + Platinum)
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon's Crown Pro
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (Platinum trophy)
Final Fantasy XII. The Zodiac Age
Giraffe and Annika
Gran Blue Fantasy Versus
Hades
Hollow Knight
La Mulana 1&2
Langrisser I&II
Little Town Hero
Lock's Quest
Megaman 11
Megaman Legacy Collection
Megaman Legacy Collection 2
Nier: Automata
Nier Replicant
No Straight Roads
Okami HD
Our World is Ended
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
Resident Evil VII
Resident Evil Revelations
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Risk of Rain
River City Girls 1&2
Root Letter: Last Answer
SaGa Scarlet Grace
Sakuna
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Shadow of the Colossus
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Platinum 2 & 3)
Super Meat Boy
The Evil Within
The Evil Within 2
The Last of Us remastered
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line
Umihara Kawase - Bazooka
Until Dawn
Untitled Goose Game
Valfaris
Wonder Boy Collection
Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap
Yomi wo Saku Hana
Ys Memories of Celcety
Ys Origin

Playstation 5 (0/7)
 

Spoiler

Atelier Ryza 3
Final Fantasy VII Remake intergrade
Klonoa Phantom Reverie Series
Raiden x Mikado III
Raiden x Mikado IV
Resident Evil Village
The Quarry

Steam (0/73)

Spoiler

8-Bit Adventures
8-Bit Adventures 2
Andro Dunos 2

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation
Arkanoid Eternal Battle
Artifact Adventure
Artifact Adventure Gaiden
Artifact Adventure Gaiden GX
Bastion
Biolab Wars
Brutal Legend
Cat Quest
Chantelise
Chasm
Control Ultimate Edition
Cosmic Star Heroine
CRYPTARK
Demon Pit
Detention
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Dungreed
DUSK
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Evoland
Evoland 2

Fury Unleashed
Ganryu 2
GemCraft
Half-Life
Half-Life 2

Healer's Quest
Hedon Bloodrite
Hellbound
Hellpoint
Helltaker
Huntdown
Icey
Iconoclasts
Ion Fury
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?
Itorah
Ittle Dew
Ittle Dew 2
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2

Legend of Grimrock
Legend of Grimrock 2
Lisa the Painful
Metro 2033
Metro Exodus
Metro: Last Light

Mini Metro
Minoria
Missing, the
Nigate Tale
One Step From Eden
Pony Island
Popup Dungeon
Portal
Portal 2

Rakuen
Recettear
Rogue Legacy
Sexy Brutale, the
SOMA
There is no Game: Wrong Dimension
To the Moon
Undertale
Vambrace: Cold Soul
Zengeon
Zwei: The Arges Adventure
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

Epic Games (0/30)

Spoiler

Alien Isolation
Axiom Verge
Cave Story+
Celeste
Costume Quest
Costume Quest 2
Demon's Tilt
DNF Duel
Faster Than Light
Ghostwire Tokyo
Guild of Dungeoneerin
Hand of Fate 2
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear 2
Loop Hero
Minit
Night in the Woods
Quake
Salt and Sanctuary
Slain: Back From Hell
Slime Rancher
The Messenger
The Stanley Parable
The Talos Principle
The Witness
Transistor
Wildcat Gun Machine
Yoku's Island Express

GOG (0/38)

Spoiler

Akalabeth
Alwa's Awakening
Bard's Tale Trilogy, the
Crusaders of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Heroes Chronicles
HuniePop
Inside
Insryption
Into the Breach
Limbo
Lost Ruins
Might and Magic
Might and Magic II
Might and Magic III
Might and Magic IV
Might and Magic V
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Might and Magic VIII
Might and Magic IX
Quake II
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
System Shock
System Shock 2
Ultima
Ultima II
Ultima III
Ultima IV
Ultima V
Ultima VI
Ultima VII
Wizardry VI
Wizardry VII
Wizardry VIII

Various PC games (0/27)

Spoiler

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II
Dead Space
Dead Space II
Dragon Age Origins
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. II
F.E.A.R. III
Gothic
Gothic II
Gothic III
Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale II
Might and Magic X
Morrowind
Namco Museum
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights II
Prey
Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail
Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva

Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic II
Taito Legends
Taito Legends 2
Titanfall

Total: 4/553

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Last year I successfully focused on beating a specific monetary amount of games and games in high-profile, popular franchises that I'd never beaten before. However, over the last two years, it's become abondantly clear that I've neglected certain consoles.

To alleviate that issue, my goals this year are to:

  • Beat 75 games. (52 of 75)
  • Beat (50 of 50) games combined on the following consoles, and at least one game on each console:
    • 32X2
    • Dreamcast6
    • Gamecube4
    • Mega Drive1
    • PS114
    • PS26
    • PSP1
    • PS Vita1
    • Sega CD1
    • Wii5
    • Wii U1
    • Xbox8
  • Reduce the backlog by beating more games than I buy this year.  (Bought 9 so far)

Games I beat in 2022 or 2023 will not count towards this year's totals.

Progress:

  1. Advanced V.G. (PS1)
  2. The Last Blade (Bakumatsu Rouman: Gekka no Kenshi) (PS1)
  3. Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers (PS1)
  4. Tatsunoko Fight (PS1)
  5. Dead or Alive (PS1)
  6. Tekken 3 (PS1)
  7. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS1)
  8. Dynasty Warriors (PS1)
  9. Asuka 120% Final Burning Fest (PS1)
  10. Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PS1)
  11. Gundam Battle Assault (PS1)
  12. Gundam Battle Assault 2 (PS1)
  13. Castlevania Judgment (Wii)
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
  15. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  16. Mario Sports Mix (Wii)
  17. Granblue Fantasy: Relink (PS4)
  18. Ocean Commander (Wii)
  19. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (Wii U)
  20. Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)
  21. Arcana Heart (PS2)
  22. King of Fighters Maximum Impact (PS2)
  23. King of Fighters 2006 (PS2)
  24. King of Fighters XI (PS2)
  25. Street Fighter EX3 (PS2)
  26. Guilty Gear Judgment (PSP)
  27. Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz (PS Vita)
  28. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
  29. Super Monkey Ball (Gamecube)
  30. Super Monkey Ball 2 (Gamecube)
  31. Capcom VS. SNK 2 EO (Gamecube)
  32. Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox)
  33. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Xbox)
  34. Dead or 2 Alive Ultimate (Xbox)
  35. Dead or 1 Alive Ultimate (Xbox)
  36. Guilty Gear X2 #Reload: The Midnight Carnival (Xbox)
  37. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Xbox)
  38. SoulCalibur 2 (Xbox)
  39. SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos (Xbox)
  40. SoulCalibur (Dreamcast)
  41. Project Justice (Dreamcast)
  42. Power Stone 2 (Dreamcast)
  43. Giga Wing (Dreamcast)
  44. Giga Wing 2 (Dreamcast)
  45. Bust-a-Move 4 (Dreamcast)
  46. Magical Taruruuto-kun (Mega Drive)
  47. Lords of Thunder (Sega CD)
  48. Knuckles Chaotix (32X)
  49. Doom (32X)
  50. Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol. 15 - The Block Kuzushi: Cyborg 009 (PS1)
  51. Simple 2000 Series Vol.08 - Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman - The Shooting (PS1)
  52. Ibara (PS2)
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my 2023 list did OK, but i really faltered in my modest PSX subset. i'd still like to give MGS an honest chance, but i probably won't do that. or at least not any time soon.

so let me just throw a bunch of games at the proverbial wall and see what i can knock off:

Wario World (GCN)  COMPLETED 12/29/2023
Wario Land: Shake It (Wii) COMPLETED 1/6/24

Mighty No. 9 (Wii-U) COMPLETED 1/15/24
Mega Man 9 (Wii eShop)
Mega Man 10 (Wii eShop)

Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Reader levels (Wii-U eShop)
Super Princess Peach (DS) COMPLETED 1/26/24
Mario vs Donkey Kong 4: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS)  COMPLETED 1/16/24

Awesome Possum (Genesis)
Knuckles Chaotix (32x)
Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
Cuphead (Switch)
Dark Void Zero (DS eShop)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Wow December was a blur. I did some pruning from last years list. Some games I just didn’t care for and added quite a few more titles! 
 

NES 
Marble Madness
Zelda II: Adventures of Link

SNES
Super Mario RPG
Kirby’s Dreamland 3 Finished 2-27
Super Metroid 

Nintendo 64
Banjo Tooie
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Gameboy/Advance/Color
Pokémon Red/Blue 151
Super Mario Advance 2 Finished 2-22
Super Mario Advance 4 Finished 2-15

Playstation 2
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories 

Gamecube
Pikmin 2 Finished 2-12

Switch
Pikmin 3 Finished 2-1
Super Mario Wonder Finished 1-20
 

I think this is a good start and a doable list. Can’t wait to try some titles I’ve been wanting to try for so long. 

Edited by Foochie776
Finally made list
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