Up For Debate - How many games have you beaten so far this year?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Aug 11, 2019 4:07 PM

Plenty of video games come and go, and I suspect most of us buy plenty more than we ever get around to playing. It’s all too easy to build up a monstrous library of cheap games, particularly on PC, but actually finding time to play them all is a different matter.

I should think all of you on here are gamers (the clue’s in the name) but as we get older, or situations change, it can begin more difficult to play as many games as we used to. But, try we must, and to be honest I’m still smashing through games these days. In fact, I’m probably finishing more games than ever before as they’re easier, more approachable, and I’m a little less fickle than I was in my youth.

I’m also one of those saddos that keeps spreadsheets, you see, taking note of everything I’ve managed to see through to the end (or what I deem to be ‘the end’). I’ve notched up just over 600 games completed, if I’ve remembered to put them all in, and managed to burn through 23 so far this year. It probably puts me on course for about 35-40 for the entire year, although I’m getting sucked into some massive stuff right now.

It’s been a fantastic year for me though, with some of the highlights I’ve played so far including Sekiro, Spider-Man, Divinity: Original Sin, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Outer Wilds, and Super Mario Maker 2 contributing to a solid seven months of playing for me so far. The only thing I’ve been particularly disappointed by was Metro Exodus. While it was pretty decent, it definitely didn’t reach the levels I was expecting from what was touted as a major evolution of the franchise.

23 though, which ain’t bad, but a lot of these are because I’m reviewing games. If I weren’t, I imagine the figure would be a lot lower. I find myself getting stuck into a lot more ongoing games these days, whether that’s a bit of Rocket League, firing up some PUBG, or grinding away in FFXIV. 

So, how’s it going for you, have you found your game playing habits changing lately? How many games have you completed so far this year? Do you tend to try and finish every game you start, or are you quick to drop it as soon as your interest begins to fade? 

Let us know below how your 2019 of gaming is going so far!

How many games have you beaten in 2019?

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04:58 Aug-19-2019

2 game, the vagrant and monster hunter world story

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22:40 Aug-14-2019

Dark souls 2, again

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23:43 Aug-13-2019

Older games count or ???

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00:09 Aug-14-2019

Yes

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12:44 Aug-13-2019

2 games, layers of fear 1 and 2.

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18:05 Aug-12-2019

I crushed Mafia 2, boy' what a magical game! if you haven't played it yet, go for it!

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23:25 Aug-12-2019

Mafia II was indeed amazing. The ending was just spot on O_O

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17:14 Aug-12-2019

Spider-man

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10:58 Aug-12-2019

Question: If you haven't finished a game....has IT beaten You?

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07:19 Aug-12-2019

Finally finished Nier: Automata, MGS:TPP and The Witcher 3 this year since I started playing them when they came out. Now I have time to try other games. This is why I'm reluctant to play Open World games and prefer more linear ones. I get distracted from side content and get so detached from the main story line that by the time I complete it it has no impact and feels meh. I miss that feeling you get when you finish Portal, Half Life, Prince of Persia, Metal Gear Rising, Tomb Raider: Underworld. I used to finish at least 50 games per year :(

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06:13 Aug-12-2019

50 or more really

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18:17 Aug-12-2019

finished main storyline, or completed the games 100% all sidequests and stuff? :)

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23:25 Aug-12-2019

404 - Life not Found

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06:03 Aug-12-2019

Ac origins.black mesa,Fear and batman arkham asylum so 4 games for me.

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08:34 Aug-12-2019

ayyyyy i replayed arkham origins too

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23:10 Aug-11-2019

Why is "I don't know" not an answer? xD

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23:53 Aug-11-2019

ikr

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21:16 Aug-11-2019

I think i have beaaten around 6 games so far

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20:43 Aug-11-2019

Ive been sucked into odyssey, im 86 hours in and it doesnt wanna end!! But at least it isnt a chore but at some point you grow sick of all the mercenaries following you around, oh god i cant imagine how big the dlcs are

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20:46 Aug-11-2019

i put 100 or 105 hours into the main game on the hardest diff i cant imagine how much the DLC would have taken this was with 100% though but im not going back to play the DLCs i cant be bothered i cant even remember what the main game was about XD

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18:12 Aug-11-2019

not enough...
work and obligations leave me few hours per week to game, which really is not much to do any meaningful progression in longer games
finished tales of vesperia, RE2, DMC5, hellblade
This is as far as I remember

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17:24 Aug-11-2019

Tales of vesperia
RE2 Remake
DMC5
Metro exodus
Sekiro
A plague tale
FO4 (better late than never)


very short list as work is killing me :(

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07:44 Aug-11-2019

Resi2, DMC5, Bloodstained, Days Gone, Kingdom Hearts III, Rage 2 and Sekiro.

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23:05 Aug-10-2019

none. Since I mostly play a game for a couple of hours and afterwards im never looking it again. But now ive returned to AC Origins and Darksiders 3. Darksiders 3 is hard af so I lowered the difficult from the max like 2 below I don't know what type was it. And on Origins I play it on normal diff. I think the lack of interest in games is because I put the game difficult on max and I die a lot.

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21:58 Aug-10-2019

RE2,metro exodus,DMC5,w3(and w1 and w2) for the billionth time,FNV for the billionth time,dragon age trilogy and now im playing rage 2 and mass effect trilogy for the billionth time im kinda dissapointed in newer games this year none really impressed me but we still got half a year to go so maybe 10-15 i guess.

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21:04 Aug-10-2019

Made an error.
Voted 0, but forgot about Convoy.
Guess that means I beat 1 game so far.

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21:02 Aug-10-2019

Can't remember exactly, but I do think I fit into 5-9 category. There are also some online games I play and those don't really have "an ending" like singleplayer games. Though I don't really put that much onto quantity of completed games, I rather have amazing game I would be playing for whole year, than completing bunch of games. Plus I like to explore, even if it slows me down.

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