Conquering a GARGANTUAN backlog

I did really well not buying any games in the run up to Christmas. As I was buying so much I decided to make a list of everything I owned and hadn’t played as a motivation to stop wasting so much money, and try and enjoy what I had.

However, I quit my job at Christmas. It basically means I’ve spent my money on guitars and videogames. So I need more motivation to get back on the not buying games kick.

Since a list worked relatively well previously, I am going to do the same thing, but add my progress from last time.

Same as last time, if you see a game on the list that isn’t crossed out let us know and I’ll try and get round to it. If the game is crossed out, and you can’t find a review that means it is scheduled. Due to enjoying unemployment I have scheduled the next two months…

Progress update:

53 games beaten since October 2016.
41 new games bought, 17 of which I have beaten
3 games are broken (That I know of)

Backlog stands at 273 (WOO PROGRESS!)


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


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

GameBoy Advance *New

Crash Bandicoot XS *NEW
Fire Emblem *NEW
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones *NEW
Golden Sun *NEW
James Pond 2 *NEW
Metroid Fusion *NEW
Metroid Zero Mission *NEW
Simpsons Road Rage *NEW
Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon *NEW
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap *NEW


Conflict: Desert Storm
Fire Emblem: Path of Radience *NEW
Mario Kart Double Dash
Pikmin 2
Rogue Squadron 3
Viewtiful Joe
Wrestlemanina XIX


Ayton Senna GP
Beyond Oasis *NEW
Bonanza Bros *NEW
Brian Lara Cricket
Castle of Illusion
Gunstar Heroes
Altered Beast
Flicky Bird
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Comix Zone
CrueBall (Motley Crue pinball)
Fatal Labyrinth *NEW
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
Shining Force *NEW
Shining Force II *NEW
Super Kick Off
Super Wrestlemania
Tweety and Sylvester
Toejam and Earl Panic on Planet Funkatron
Toy Story
Urban Strike
Virtua Racing


Donkey Kong
Darkwing Duck
Gumshoe *NEW
Hogan’s Alley *NEW
Megaman 3
Megaman 4
Operation Wolf *NEW
Super Mario 1
Super Mario 2
Super Mario 3
Super Mario: Lost Levels

Nintendo 64

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


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 – GAME BROKEN
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
X-Men: Children of the Atom *NEW


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
Onimusha: Warlords *NEW
Parappa the Rapper 2
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones *NEW
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within *NEW
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time *NEW
Red Faction
Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
Resident Evil Survivor 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


Alien 3
CastleVania IV
Illusion of Time
Jurassic Park
Summer Challenge Olympics
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


Fire Emblem: Radient Dawn *NEW
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


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


Dino Crisis 3 *NEW
F1 2002
House of the Dead III
Max Payne
Medal of Honor Frontline
Moto GP
MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch *NEW
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance *NEW
Prince of Persia Warrior Within
Project Gotham Racing
Project Zero (Fatal Frame) *NEW
Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly *NEW


Alan Wake
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
CastleVania: Lords of Shadow *NEW
Civilization Revolutions
Dark Souls *NEW
Def Jam Icon
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion *NEW
Fable II *NEW
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
Halo 3 *NEW
LA Noire
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


Alien vs Predator 2000
Beneath a Steel Sky
Blade Runner *NEW
Chris Sawyer’s: Locomotion
Command and Conquer x 17
Dead Space 3
Elder Scrolls 2
Jagged Alliance Deadly Games
Sim City (2012)
Sim City 2000
Sim City 3000 *NEW
Teen Agent
Tyrion 2000
Theme Hospital
Theme Park
UFO Afterlife *NEW
UFO Aftermath *NEW
UFO Aftershock
Ultima 4
X-Com Apocalypse *NEW


Space Harrier *NEW
Golden Axe Warrior *NEW

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13 comments on “Conquering a GARGANTUAN backlog
  1. Geddy says:

    Wow … this is one heck of a big list! But congrats on knocking out that many games since the last list. That is very impressive. What has been your method for taking them out? Focus-firing on one game or playing a few at a time?

    Personally when it comes to clearing games out of the backlog, I like to keep a short one or two in the play list, as well as one long one, and one miscellaneous one that doesn’t really end, but I can technically consider it beaten (racing games and that sort of thing). That seems to work for me!

    The Gameboy Advance Metroid games are some of my absolute favorites and can be finished in about 3 hours each! I recommend them if you want to knock out some low-hanging fruit 🙂 Good luck!

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    • At the moment I am doing one long game, then bashing out a few shorter arcade games. So since xmas I have beaten a Zelda, 2 Shining Forces and 2 Fire Emblems, but then everything else is short beat em ups.

      If a mate comes round we’ll play a sports game like football or racing, and count it as beat when we’re bored.

      So I’ll do a few short ones to fill out the schedule, and that means I can play a longer one.

      I have never played a MetroidVania game, and I want to, but I don’t know where to start with them. I feel i should start with thr first ones, but that’ll put me off others. But yeah, think I’ll start a Metroid when i finish Golden Sun.

      Golden Sun is an RPG that is good, I’m just bored playing it, so not makig much progress.

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  2. hungrygoriya says:

    Wow! You’ve definitely got a sizeable list and are way more organized than I am. I honestly can’t believe you’ve made it through so many games in so short a timeframe. I think I’ve beaten three new games that I haven’t previously played since last October *cue sad trombones*

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your unemployment and are getting to spend some time doing something really fun. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!

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  3. Particlebit says:

    This list idea is somewhat inspiring especially give that I’ve started to just pick up games more often than I used to. Seeing them all laid out gives some depth as to what I would already have. Good work

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  4. Nice progress! Conquering my ever-growing backlog is a struggle, but I’m working on it! I try to stick to a couple games at a time, but I get easily distracted!

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    • I know the feeling, I start so many RPGs that i get nowhere on. Thankfully i love light gun games and i beat them in 30 minutes


      • Haha, me too. I always try to make time for the many RPGs I have, but it doesn’t really work out. Then when I come back to the game I have no clue what I was doing! Light gun games are awesome and a great way to get in shorter bursts of game time! I wish I had more of them!

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