Games I have played in quarantine (so far)

I started this draft back in June of 2020. I don’t remember if I still thought this would end at some point, or if I had accepted that we’re all just trapped in hell for the foreseeable future. In any case, I thought it might be interesting to see just how many games I’ve played (however briefly) over the course of all of this nonsense. Because if I wait to post this until it’s all over…well, I’ve learned not to dream of such things.

For a couple of years now, I’ve been loosely keeping track of all the games I play in a year, both in Paper, my favorite iPad app, and now in my Hobonichi Techo. I call it either the Games Journal or Games List. It varies.

I’ve recently ironed out my concrete rules for adding something to the list, because I now have time for that level of faffery. And so I only add something to this list if:

  1. I’m playing a new game for the first time.
  2. I make actual progress in a game I’m returning to.
  3. It’s an old game I’m starting over on a new platform.

These rules ensure I don’t drive myself up a wall adding some DS game I saw and went, “Oh yeah, what is that again?” and played for five minutes before turning off again. It should be a list of memorable experiences rather than just a catalogue of things I booted up.

Without further ado, then, here is every video game I’ve played since this all started. Duplicates have been removed, since this list spans two years (and therefore two lists). Games I returned to will be italicized, and games I’ve completed will be marked in bold.

  1. Stellaris
  2. Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
  3. Animal Crossing New Horizons
  4. Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy
  5. Katamari Damaci Reroll
  6. Dragon’s Dogma
  7. Vermintide
  8. Type Dreams
  9. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)
  10. Control
  11. Starcraft 2
  12. Tonight We Riot
  13. Cadence of Hyrule
  14. XCOM 2
  15. Clubhouse Games
  16. Elite Dangerous
  17. Supreme Commander 2
  18. Beglitched
  19. Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge
  20. Desktop Goose
  21. Powerwash Simulator
  22. Quadrilateral Cowboy
  23. The Flower Collectors
  24. Atom Zombie Smasher
  25. Project Cars
  26. Halo: Combat Evolved
  27. Halo 2
  28. Halo 3
  29. Pokemon Expansion
  30. Pyre
  31. Panzer Paladin
  32. Her Story
  33. Hitman 2 DLC
  34. Zelda BOTW DLC
  35. Good Sudoku
  36. Hollow Knight
  37. No Man’s Sky
  38. Risk of Rain 2
  39. One Step From Eden
  40. Megaman Battle Network 2
  41. Earthbound
  42. Hades
  43. Super Mario Sunshine
  44. Super Mario Galaxy
  45. Townscaper
  46. Spelunky 2
  47. Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge
  48. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
  49. Fall Guys
  50. Teardown
  51. Islanders
  52. Star Wars: Squadrons
  53. Shovel Knight: King of Cards
  54. Jenny Leclue: Detectivu
  55. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  56. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
  57. Grindstone
  58. Dicey Dungeons
  59. Stardew Valley
  60. The Crew 2
  61. Lunar Knights
  62. Super Mario 35
  63. Outer Wilds
  64. Bit.Trip Runner
  65. Boktai 2
  66. Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
  67. Hitman 3
  68. The Old Republic
  69. Cyber Shadow
  70. Picross S
  71. Boktai 3
  72. Microsoft Tinker

There you have it! I didn’t realize I’d played an even six dozen games since last March, but I’m glad it came out at such a clean number. Plenty of interesting things going on in this list! Like finally finding Microsoft Tinker and getting it to run on Windows 10 after so many years! I’ll probably write about that at some point.

In any case, that was my first list post. I’m sure that ticks some sort of box.

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