Conquering an almighty backlog


I have been going pretty crazy buying stuff recently, I filled the larger bookcase at home,  and a friend gave me another one for free. Which is now also nearly full. I figured writing down what I had not played would be a good way to stop me buying more games.

I’m not going to start doing Backlog gaming, as that is done better by Conquering the gaming backlog and Particle Bit. But I am going to list here what I have in the hope that it motivates me to play what is in this list, and stops me buying more.

There are a few duplicates across systems, and I haven’t listed every version of Super Mario Bros I own (about 6) and where things go out of alphabetical order it is because they are loose case games, and are arbitrarily stacked.

On the off chance there is a game in this list you want me to cover let me know in comments, and I’ll bump it towards the top.


Alien Trilogy
Command and Conquer
Destruction Derby 2
Die Hard Trilogy
Driver 2
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VII
Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto 2
ISS Pro Evolution Soccer
Jonah Lomu Rugby
Knockout Kings 99
Matt Hoffman BMX
Maximum Force
Medieval 2
Megaman x3
Nuclear Strike
Parasite Eve II
Ridge Racer
Soviet Strike
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1
Tekken 2
Tekken 3
TOCA Tour Cars 2
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Twisted Metal: World Tour
WCW Mayhem


Aliens vs Predator Extinction
Canis Cadem Edit (Bully)
Capcom Fighting Jam
Chaos Legion
Crisis Zone
Devil May Cry
Dino Stalker
Super Dragon Ball Z
Dragonball z Budoken
Dragonball z Budoken 2
Dynasty Warrior 2
Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy XII
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Gunfighter 2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hitman 2
Kingdom Hearts
Max Payne
Megaman X7
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Midnight Club Racing
Ninja Assault
Red Faction
Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
Resident Evil Survivor 2
Parappa the Rapper 2
Shadow the Hedgehog
Silent Hill 4
Silent Hill Origins
Silent Scope 2
The Simpsons Hit and Run
The Simpsons Road Rage
Tekken 5
Tekken Tag Team
Time Crisis 2
Time Crisis 3
Time Splitters
Tony Hawk Underground 1
Tony Hawk Underground 2
Ultimate Spiderman
Vampire Night


Conflict: Desert Storm
Mario Kart Double Dash
Pikmin 2
Rogue Squadron 3
Viewtiful JoeWrestlemanina XIX


House of the Dead II
House of the Dead III
House of the Dead Overkill
Mad Dog Mecree
Mad Dog Mecree 2
Mad Dog Mecree 3
Silent Hill Shattered Memories
Zelda: Twilight Princes


Golden Axe
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Megaman 5
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (nes)
Secrets of Mana
Chrono Trigger
Double Dragon
Final Fight 2


Dead or Alive 2
F355 Challenge
Metropolis Street Racer
Power Stone
Power Stone 2
Quake III
Ready 2 Rumble Round 2
UEFA Striker


Donkey Kong
Darkwing Duck
Megaman 3
Megaman 4


Alien 3
CastleVania IV
Illusion of Time
Jurassic Park
Summer Challenge Olympics
Super Mario All Stars 1,2,3, Lost Levels
Super Mario World
Street Fighter 2
Total Carnage
Addams Family
Killer Instinct
Super Star Wars
Super Kick Off
Marko Magic Football
Fever Pitch
Micro Machines


WWF Suoerstars
Kirby’s Pinball
Final Fantasy Legends II
Wario Land: Mario Land 3
Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Super Mario Deluxe


Ayton Senna GP
Brian Lara Cricket
Castle of Illusion
Gunstar Heroes
Altered Beast
Flicky Bird
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Comix Zone
CrueBall (Motley Crue pinball)
Home Alone
James Bond: 007 The Dual
James Pond 2
Mario Lameux Hockey
Super Thunder Blade
Monaco GP
Mutant League Football
NHL 95
PGA Golf
Premeir Manager
Road Rash 2
Rugby 95
Pete Sampras Tennis
The Smurfs
Sonic 1
Super Kick Off
Super Wrestlemania
Tweety and Sylvester
Toejam and Earl Panic on Planet Funkatron
Toy Story
Urban Strike
Virtua Racing


Aerial Assault
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Olympic Gold
World Class Leaderbooard Golf
G*Loc Air Battle
Super Monaco GP
Wimbledon Tennis
Super Kick Off
Castle of Illusion

Nintendo 64

Rogue Squadron
Mario Kart64
NBA Courtside
Donkey Kong64
Mortal Kombat 4
Perfect Dark
Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Zelda: Ocarina of Time

XBOX and 360

Alan Wake
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Civilization Revolutions
Def Jam Icon
F1 2002
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Gears of War 2
Guitar Hero 3
Guitar Hero World Tour
Guitar Hero Metallica
Guitar Hero Van Halen
House of the Dead III
LA Noire
Max Payne
Medal of Honor Frontline
Moto GP
Prince of Persia Warrior Within
Project Gotham Racing
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil Revelations
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Rockband 2
Silent Hill Downpour
Silent Hill Homecoming
Soul Calibur 2
Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Timesplitters 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic 2

Origin PC

Sim City
Command and Conquer x 17
Dead Space 3


Beneath a Steel Sky
Teen Agent
Jagged Alliance Deadly Games
Sim City 2000
UFO Aftershock
Chris Sawyer’s: Locomotion
Ultima 4
Tyrion 2000
Theme Hospital
Theme Park
Alien vs Predator 2000
Elder Scrolls 2

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38 comments on “Conquering an almighty backlog
  1. Jeeeeez. You’ve got your work cut out for you. And I thought my backlog was bad!

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    • Yeah, around 290 games there. There are a few i’ll probably never bother with (most of the sports/racing games).

      I am hoping this list stops me buying more, especially when there are so many that I really want to play.

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      • That’s the problem isn’t it. You buy more and others never get played as a result. PS+ and Xbox GwG keeps adding more and more to mine too!

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      • I had been trying to talk myself into getting an XBONE or PS4 for things like Resident Evil HD and Last of Us, but I have like 5 years worth of backlog here.

        Most of those sports titles are parts of bundles when I bought a console, so I don’t feel bad about not playing them.


      • Thing with most sports games is you technically cants finish them, unless they have a storyline as a few racers and the new FIFA game do. So I wouldn’t feel too bad about skipping them. I feel I could do with a week or two of being a hermit to catch up on my gaming.

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      • Can’t beat most sports games, but you can play 20 matches/20 races which will give you an idea of how good it is as a simulation. And you can talk about the mechanics.

        Same with most tournament fighters like Street Fighter, you can tell if it is good/balanced fairly quickly. Obviously it takes years to become pro.

        I have my eyes on all the Final Fantasy and Silent Hills in my list

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      • Silent Hill is always a good one for my tastes. Find them very engaging. Good luck getting through all those Final Fantasy games in the next 12 months :-p

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  2. benez256 says:

    Whoa, if I had all these stuff I could spend my days just watching them on the shelves!

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  3. Gordon Combe says:

    Play Alex the Kidd.
    Then do a flip.

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  4. Mr. Panda says:

    Oh man, that backlog! I thought mine was bad too, but you win (you know, because you have more novel games to play!). Are these all actually games you’ve never beaten?

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  5. dreager1 says:

    Wow man, I think your backlog is even bigger than mine.

    As Mr. Panda said, you’ve got quite a lot of awesome games on that backburner list like Twilight Princess and Tekken 5. How do you decide which games to play next aside from when you take requests? I usually choose the shortest ones and then pick a really long one. Then back to short and etc.

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    • I do some short ones and schedule the post. Then gives me a couple of weeks to get my teeth into something.

      It just took me 3 weeks to beat Eternal Darkness. So I’ll have a go at some short stuff before I take maybe FFXIII

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      • dreager1 says:

        That definitely makes sense. A game like FFXIII definitely takes a while. I put in about 60 hours before completing that game although you can certainly do it in less, I just did some extra grinding to make the final boss easier. It’ll be cool to see what you think of it.


      • XIII is certainly high up my list as I’ve never played it. I usually try to do all endgame on FFs first one I gave up on is X.


  6. hungrygoriya says:

    Buy more gaaaaames… you must buy more gaaaaaames… (says the collector who is also drowning in backlog…)

    You have a wonderful collection and a substantial backlog! I know the feeling of not knowing what to play next. I’ve been playing EarthBound for months and some days I get so excited to play other things but I won’t let myself until I finish what I’ve started. It’s maddening!

    I would love for you to play Toejam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron. It’s one of my favourite Megadrive/Genesis games, and it’s a really quirky and interesting game to play. Or any of your Final Fantasy games would do just fine too. My personal favourites are IV and IX, so do IV!


    • Toejam is a good shout, and I’m looking for a longer game too, so FF is a potential too. I try to schedule 2-3 weeks a head then I have time for a long game with no pressure to rush it.

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      • hungrygoriya says:

        I hope so much that you enjoy FFIV. There are some genuinely funny moments in that game, and the story is also really great.

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      • I played 4 right after 6 and struggled a bit with the mechanics, I was getting a bit frustrated new features from 6 weren’t there.

        I decided to stop playing just after Cecil changes, so I could go back to it and not have 6s controls stuck in my head.

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      • hungrygoriya says:

        That might be fun! I liked Cecil’s character better before he changed to be honest! I hope if you do play that you really love the rest of the story. Things get pretty good along the way, and the last boss battle music is some of my favourite from any video game.

        I played FFI right before playing FFIV, and one feature I was grateful that they upgraded was being able to buy more than one thing at once. The shop music while buying 99 individual potions was catchy, thankfully.


  7. lightningnightnova says:

    Thanks for the shout out! That’s quite a backlog you got there, and it definitely puts mine to shame! Ocarina of Time is my all time favourite game. I highly recommend you get to that someday 🙂

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  8. p2d2 says:

    Your gonna need a caffeine IV,lose your girlfriend, cut out all spending except for rent electricity and internet. (F*ck heat, that’s what alcohol and blankets are for!) This shit is going to take you another 20 years. (At least that’d be my pace!) My backlog is gonna take me that long, if not longer…
    Look forward to all of the revisits!

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    • The rate I play it will be 5 years before I get through that. My aim is not buy anymore till I get through about 50. And have just finished 1 of them, so 49 to go!

      Also depends if any of the other writers on this site do any writing. Craig reckons he’ll do Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) for Halloween. That’d cross that game off my list.

      I have 2 more scheduled for release before any of the backlog reviews start to appear.

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      • p2d2 says:

        Remember dude, do this for yourself and try to enjoy life outside, as well. I mean that, seriously. The backlog is simply that…a backlog.


  9. 🙀 Many backlog…much games…wow! Seriously though – it’ll never stop you from buying more. NEVER. I’ve been telling myself that for years – it never works.

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  10. Hell yeah, you’ll done by 60!! Or at least with THESE!!
    Also, quick question, that cactuar, does he move on his own??? Cuz i kinda think he’s watching me!

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  11. Joe says:

    Timesplitters 2, KOTR and Simpsons Hit and Run would be my suggestions for you to prioritise. But lots of great games in there, you have some good times ahead!

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