It doesn’t matter if you don’t remember the exact numbers-this is mainly Fraser’s excuse to show off, because obviously he wrote them down. In the spreadsheet. Others, give me a rough estimate, very good. The important thing is not the numbers-what I really want to know is whether you have played more games this year than usual, or have you returned to your favorite old game to help you through the storm? If you want, feel free to count the games you have completed on other platforms. A mobile phone is just a computer that you can play in the bathroom.
How many games have you completed this year?
This is our answer, and some from us forum.
Phil Savage, Editor-in-Chief, UK: So far this year, I have completed 20 games, although most of them were in the first six months. I did plan to keep up with the 2021 release this year, but this did not really succeed. The only games I actually completed were Hitman 3, Ring of Death and Forza Horizon 5, and I reviewed two of them. Instead, I spent more time dealing with my backlog and ended up finishing a few games that I felt tired towards the end. Mafia: Definitive Edition, Control, Yakuza: Like a Dragon and even Shadowrun: Dragonfall are finally completed. Then, a few months ago, I went back to “Apex Heroes” and “Guild Wars 2”, these forever games-together with “Destiny 2”-almost ensure that I will not complete anything else in the rest of the year matter. Maybe next year?
Mollie Taylor, intern news writer: Uh… about five or six? It turns out that when you are an adult with a full-time job rather than a college student during the pandemic, it is much more difficult to make more than 30 games in a year. My play style has also changed a lot-I am usually a huge single player girl, but this year I really like to dive into multiplayer games with my friends. This means that I spent a lot of time playing games in 2021, but not much time on games with specific endings.I also real I returned to Final Fantasy 14 a few months ago, so my body, soul, and all my free time now belong to the MMO overlord. I apologize for all the wonderful solo experiences that made me give up.
News writer Nat Clayton: Does it count as completing two Apex Battle Passes? More than anyone I can estimate here, my definition of this year is a true and absurd obsession with multiplayer shooting games. I was a competitive Splatoon 2 player all spring, I played a lot of Halo 3, and the Master Chief kept appearing in my dreams. Apex Legends has completely occupied my life, and this obsession has allowed me to spend a painful night chasing ranking rewards and irresponsible money entrusting Horizon clothing.
Even the single-player games I play are basically endless—Teardown has a story, but I spent more time figuring out the mods, and Townscaper is not so much a game as it is a coastal Construction toys. Unparalleled will not be achieved for many years, and Session may never be. I can say with certainty that one of the games I beat was Sable, and my goodness, I’m so glad I saw Sable finished. Please play with sable.
Robin Valentine, printing editor: I think it really might not. This year I really jumped from one game to another and invested a lot of time in games that could not be completed (such as the legends of Runeterra and Stellaris) and games that can only be completed by teenagers and the unemployed (Assassin’s Creed) Valhalla ). I think lock-in really makes it hard for me to stay focused and stick to certain things, for me, as well as driving me to switch to familiar old games rather than new versions. Now GOTY time is almost here, and I have jumped farther than ever, trying to understand all the great batsmen I missed.
If I count, I think I completed two Wildermyth activities. I just ignored the fact that there are four or five facts that I have hardly dug out…
Lauren Morton, Associate Editor: I think it might be 0 for me. This year I also spent a lot of time playing a lot of games that you didn’t fully complete-mainly Phasmophobia and Valheim. There are also some Red Dead online modes and The Sims 4 and so on. I can name a few things that I played and finally gave up with a score of about 90%: Chasing Static, Tales of Arise, and even Toem, which I like. I don’t know what I have said this year, I just lost a lot of my favorite things before the finish line. Well, I will do better next year.
Laurent Aitken, associate guide editor: I have completed six games this year, including two Ubisoft games. However, the Rangers have yet to win the Champions League in Football Manager 22.
Tyler Colp, Associate Editor: I have completed some games this year, but I am not necessarily passionate about any of them. I have a bone to choose death cycle! The exact count may be around three or four. Those games were squeezed between playing and watching Overwatch, staring at the new Genshin Impact characters and locations, and of course, revisiting my favorite soul game. To be honest, everything I played was just to wait for time before “Final Fantasy 14: Terminator”.
Andy Jock, News Hammer: As far as I know, uh, two. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, I started playing in late 2020, and finally ended in September 2021 (390 hours, every hour is exciting), and the strange point-and-click adventure game Strangeland from Primordia developer Wormwood Studios. Sometimes I wish I could be more efficient and adapt to the latest and greatest games of the moment, but I have begun to accept that it is not suitable for me. This is how I play: I found a world, I fully embraced it-if it were a 100-hour monster, then I think I will see you when I see you.
Jody Macgregor, Australia/Weekend Editor: About 25 years old, right? The Legend of Mass Effect counts as three, obv. I live in a city that has just ended 263 days of lockdown, so my time playing video games is more than usual, which adds a considerable part of the bonus time to sitting at home.
Fraser Brown, online editor: I have 33 games have been completed so far this year. It is amazing what you can do when you are trapped inside and sad all day long! I finally finished 44 points last year, which is a record I may not break anytime soon.
I used to be very bad at finishing games, unless it was for work because of my lack of concentration. I am always looking for a new and brighter pastime. I have also been addicted to MMO or other real-time service games. Then I started tracking my completed games on a spreadsheet like a idiot, and suddenly I could keep going until I got points. The point is not to complete a certain number of games, the spreadsheet is not to create pressure, it is just a little encouragement. So I’m not just flipping through my library of short games. I have completed small things like Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, but I have also completed several intensive RPGs, such as superb trials. In the meantime, I still managed to deal with a bunch of MMOs. In October, when I played New World for 12 hours a day for review, I was able to complete the other two games.I do not know what to do
I should be able to cultivate some new hobbies.
Tim Clark, Brand Director (and Destiny 2 Tragedy): My client will no longer answer weekend questions at this time.
Cleve: Zero, the same as last year…but I tend not to play games with endings. I once played Journey and it only ran for 90 minutes. So I think I did it hundreds of times in a year, but if you keep playing, will it count?
I want to play Diablo 2 Resurrected more than usual for a month. For some years I didn’t play anything. Last year I bought a new computer and had to play with something to see if it was worth the effort. But in most cases, I am playing games that I already own, and Torchlight 2 will only end after you have played enough. I don’t like games with endings, because then you have to find something else to do.
McStabStab: Five games: “Death Stranding”, “Little Nightmare”, “The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine”, “Resident Evil: Village”, “Cyberpunk 2077”.
But in retrospect, I participated in a TEAR competition last November. I’m really about to finish “DOOM Eternal”, and I can see myself and my wife complete “Need Two People” and “House of Ashes”, complete “Titan Fall 2”, and in-depth study of “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” to Finish it. That’s if BF2042 won’t eat up my time all the time.
John Way: Using the last game forum topic you completed, I can determine which games I have completed. There are close to 20 (!) games on my PC, my retrograde, handheld game console, etc. This does not include the various Doom2 wads I have completed.
As the game collection continues to increase, I have no choice but to continue playing unplayed games. It has its advantages because I play new things every time. But this means that whenever a new league tries to provide some rewards for myself, I do return to the path of exile in the cracks of the game I chose. Every time the league starts, I have to complete 10 stories.
So compared to previous years, have I completed more games? Not sure, I did not track the games I completed in previous years, I can distort most of the statistics by blasting my indie games.
Sarafan: For some time, I have encountered some minor problems in completing the game, but I have successfully completed it at least a few times this year. The latest ones are Disco Elysium and Ghostrunner. Earlier this year, there was Control and the entire Metro franchise. I also completed some short indie games such as Amid Evil and Dusk. More importantly, I played and completed at least one older game for the second time-Pillars of Eternity 1. I believe there is more content. Given that I spent less time playing games this year, this is not a bad record. Basically I have been focusing on newer games, because I changed my computer to a new one at the end of last year. I have to somehow prove to myself that the upgrade is reasonable…
Pifanjr: One main game and two browser games: I completed a whirlpool campaign as Settra in Total War: Warhammer 2, and I completed 12(?) levels of Creeper World: Abraxis and A Dark Room. I think I also completed the solo adventure of Hearthstone somewhere at the beginning of the year.
I have very little time to play this year. I hope it will be better next year.