Topic: How big is your backlog?

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My backlog's very big, in terms of how big they usually are. I'd say seven or eight games now? Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5, Kingdom Hearts III, Stardew Valley, Dragon Quest XI, Zelda: BotW, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Gran Turismo: Sport, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Xenoblade DE, Xenoblade 2. Plus Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy X/X-2, and Final Fantasy XII.

Edit: Twelve games.

Edited on by TheJGG

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ThanosReXXX wrote:

"How big is your backlog?"

Bigger, FAR bigger than any of you could ever imagine...

Please elaborate, friend. It's useful information.

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At this point, several hundred games across all platforms. And that's not only games that I've never played through before - there's a plethora of games I own that I intend to replay. Plus a few finished games that I could get a bit more mileage out of.

But I'm very reluctant to call it a backlog, for the same reason @gcunit mentions - games aren't tasks, and "backlog" feels way too reminiscent of work for me. I'm well aware at this point that I'll never get substantial play time out of every game that I own, but it's nice to have a library of games that I can pick up and play at any time. I guess the best I can do in the future is to be more thoughtful about the games that I buy, aiming only to purchase games that I'm sure I'll play...

Edited on by timleon

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Currently playing:
PC: Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Switch: Persona 5 Strikers, Ninja Gaiden Sigma
3DS: Pokemon Gold


My back log just keeps on growing across all platforms. The problem is every time I see a digital sale, and sometimes even physical sales, I just make more purchases knowing I’ll almost likely never get around to playing any of the games. I think I’m pushing 700 in total. But I really don’t know any more.



Bought the Switch in October and I can’t resist a sale. My backlog is growing by the bucketload.

Games Finished (got to end credits)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars (£40)
-Super Mario 64
-Super Mario Sunshine
-Super Mario Galaxy
Yooka-Laylee (£6)
Ori and the Blind Forest (£11)
Batman: The Telltale Series (£4)
Batman: The Enemy Within (£4)

Games Started

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (£9)
Super Mario Maker 2 (gift)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (£40)
Horace (£8)
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (gift)
Unravel Two (£8)
Star Wars: Racer (£6)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (£15)
Golf Story (£5)
Overcooked: All You Can Eat (£23)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (£12.50)

Games Yet To Play

Oceanhorn: Master of Uncharted Seas (£4)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (£25)
Bioshock Collection (£15)
-Bioshock 2
-Bioshock: Infinite
Resident Evil (£10)
Yoshi’s Crafted World (£33)
Axiom Verge (£8)
Okami (£8)

So I’ve got 27 games but only finished 7 of them. 20 in the backlog of games I need to finish I guess. Add in the fact that I’ve been playing the SNES a lot with Mario All-Stars and the Donkey Kong Country games.



Oh man, forgetting approx 150 indie games I've picked up for peanuts......

Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, Katamari, Mr Driller, Luigi's Mansion 3, Pikmin 3, Mario 3D World, Zelda Link's Awakening, Mario & Rabbids, Mario Galaxy, NSMB Luigi levels, Ion Fury, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Horace, Monster Boy, that's just off the top of my head.

Then between the Xbox/PS4, again top of my head:
Control, Ashura's Wrath, Toejam & Earl, GRID, Wreckfest, Ace Combat 7, Bloodstained, Hard Reset Redux, Last of Us 2, Sonic Mania, Astro Bot VR, Battle Zone VR, Blood & Truth, Star Wars Squadrons, again, more indies.....



I've got about two thousand games in total, of which I've played maybe half. That's not nearly as bad as it sound as most of them were makeweights in Humble Bundles which I picked up for other games that I have, for the most part, played to a finish. Also, being digital purchases, there's no pile of shame.

So far as the Switch goes, it's basically Hades, Immortals and Sunshine.



For me, backlog refers to the games that I haven't touched at all. If I have devoted even a couple of hours on a game, then it is not on the backlog anymore.

However, I really like and try to complete a game before moving to the next one, to get the full experience, as indented by the developers. I am not talking about 100% completion, just the regular ending and maybe a couple of extras here and there.



My backlog is not measured in games but in years. Not an exaggeration. Between my Switch and PC, if I were to fully play every game in my collection, I could probably be kept entertained for a few years. And yet I can't help myself buying new games. Right now I have my eye on Mario Golf!

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Mines about 60 games excluding PC. Which isn't too bad because I'm pretty good at clearing a backlog of games on a platform before a successor comes out. On Switch I have ~50 games and only about 12 aren't completed. On Wii U I had ~30 games and only had 3 games left "uncompleted", one of which was Splatoon where I played it a heap but didn't dive into the story much.

However my Steam Library has ~180 games that I haven't put any time at all into. Then a fair chunk ontop of that I started but will never beat. Will I ever play LA Noire? At this stage, probably not. Oh look at these people getting excited about that game I have on PC that I've never put any time into being ported to the Switch. That's nice, I'll continue to not play that game on PC rather than buying it on Switch and maybe playing it.

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Quite a few hundred games, but I don't see it as a chore like a lot of people apparently do. I like knowing I'll always be able to pick out a great game that's completely different to the one I just finished. I pretty much add any game I'm interested in to some sort of price tracker, either physical or digital and then pick them up when they hit a deep discount.



Embarrassingly large on the Switch alone, let alone all the other platforms I own.

Switch: Hyper Light Drifter
Playstation 5: Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Mass Effect 2)
Xbox Series X: Lost Planet

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Shovel Knight King of Cards (don't know why, but this one did not catch my attention as much as the previous entries), Ni no Kuni, The Wonderful 101 Remastered, Hotline Miami 2 (I am very close to giving up on this one) and Bravely Default II (haven't even started yet!)

Edit: oh I forgot Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Future Connected (what a mouthful!)

Edited on by Lugazz



Must be a few hundred owned games over all platforms I reckon. Plus there's all the NES/SNES stuff from Nintendo online that I'll possibly get to at some point and Game Pass/EA Play stuff on the Xbox too.

As others have said though, it's more about having a choice/library of games that I can play when I like rather than some chore list that needs completed. I generally only buy when stuff is on sale; I very rarely buy a game at release because I never know when I'll get around to playing it.

I also find having a wishlist helps with cutting down on the impulse buys too - websites like Deku Deals are great for stuff like that. Although I do sometimes find it hard to resist those "Lowest Price Ever" emails they keep sending when something on my wishlist is on sale, for example the 2 South Park games I picked up this morning after the email yesterday!

My son is the opposite; he's got a (relatively) modest collection and pre-orders new stuff he wants and usually only buys something when he's finished the last game - just plays Smash & Pokemon when he's "between" games.



I have lots of online games I play, but when it comes to offline I'm currently working through:

Super Mario Odyssey (Get all moons - currently 628)
The Way Remastered (Main playthrough)
Horizon Chase Turbo (Main playthrough)
Overcooked 2 (Main playthrough)
Miles and Kilo (Get all A ranks)
Toree 3D (Get all A ranks)

I don't have a huge backlog apart from that as I have a rule not to play two games of the same genre at same time... so for instance I won't be starting Moving Out until I'm done with Overcooked 2 and I wont be starting Crash Bandicoot Trilogy until I'm done with Super Mario Odyssey... And I usually won't buy in advance unless they're on sale.

Well technically I'm playing two 3D platformers at the moment but one is more of an exploration game (Mario) and the other is more about speed running (Torree) so they feel different enough!

Edited on by Clyde_Radcliffe



I got 5.
I only get unplayed games due to completing collections or dirt cheap sales. Games just end up on a wish list or I just pre-order them.
I got Harvest Moon Mad Dash because I bought Light of Hope and One World. It was only 15 Euro. That one is stuck forever.
Bought the limited edition of Odd World Strangers wrath just to get all three after Much Odyssey and New and tasty. Can´t really get into this game it has to wait till fall.
I bought Onninaki for I own physical copies of I am Setsuna and Lost Spear. This one is a lack of time I´ll play this between I´ve finished SMT3HD and Neo : TWEWY is released.
Bought Persona 5 Strikers for 27,50 Euro, time issue.
Same goes for Captain Tsubassa witch was only 17,50 euro.

Maintaining backlogs is a personal choice as long as it doesn´t interfere with basic life necessaries it´s perfectly fine no matter what the size is.


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300+ backlog is scary.....



@TheJGG Well, agree to disagree, I'd say. I wouldn't even know where to begin. Ever since the N64, my game buying frequency has always FAR surpassed the amount of time that I actually played these titles, and with each new console or handheld I got, that behavior multiplied by a factor, and again, and again, so by now, we're talking about probably something close to a 1000 titles that I've only ever playtested and/or haven't completely finished and never got back to, because.... well, there were newer games to buy and play.

And in my circle of friends, and probably in many other people's circles, you play what your friends play, especially when it's online, and other than that, my usual rule is to AT LEAST buy all the titles that belong to a platform or who are unique to that platform. Basically the game collecting version of "you can't go to Paris and NOT go and see the Eiffel Tower" (or any other kind of must-see location in whatever city or country).

So, long story short: I'll NEVER be able to finish all of these games, even if I wanted to, but on the upside, at least I'll always have plenty to choose from and to play...

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I did finish the Frankenstein game that took about 5 hours. But was interesting you could change the ending. I'll have to try again from the last save and see what happens.



I'd just take the attitude that a game is only a part of your backlog if you're intending to finish it.



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