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In 2011, I completed 70 games. The blog I wrote listed 69 games, but I managed to finish L.A. Noire on December 31 with just two hours left before ringing in the New Year.In 2012, my total is far lower than I expected it to be. I’m probably missing a few games, but I believe I finished 48 games last year. The birth of my first child obviously led to me having far less time to game. I also feel that 2012 didn’t have as many “must-play” titles that kept me up late into the night.There’s another factor at play here, too. Many of the games I play on iOS don’t have a defined conclusion. The same could be said of sports games like MLB 12: The Show, but winning the World Series or being awarded the American League MVP in Road to the Show are conclusions of sorts. Should games I obsessed over like Temple Run and Madcoaster be added to my list? I don’t think so, but they are definitely worth mentioning given how much of my time they consumed.The game I spent the most time with was Dragon’s Dogma. I played through it with a friend over the course of three months, and nearly completed a second playthrough by myself. That playthrough was completed on January 13, 2013.I got a huge kick out of seeing all of the games you completed in 2011, and once again extend an invitation to all of you to jot down the games you finished in 2012 in the comments section below.My List of Completed Games in 2012:Ace Combat: Assault HorizonAlan Wake’s American NightmareThe Amazing Spider-ManAngry Birds Star WarsAssassin’s Creed IIIBattleshipBorderlands 2Call of Duty: Black Ops IIDarksiders IIDishonoredDisney UniverseDragon’s Dogma (almost two complete playthroughs)The Elder Scrolls V: DragonbornFable: The JourneyFamily Guy: Back to the MultiverseFar Cry 3FezGhost Recon: Future SoldierHalo 4I am AliveHell Yeah!JourneyJurassic ParkKinect Star WarsLego Batman 2Lego Lord of the RingsLittle InfernoLollipop ChainsawLord of the Rings: War in the NorthMajor League Baseball 2K12Mass Effect 3Max Payne 3MLB 12: The ShowNew Super Mario Bros. UPrototype 2Resistance 3Skylanders GiantsSleeping DogsSoul Calibur VSpec Ops: The LineStreet Fighter x TekkenSyndicateTales From Space: Mutant Blobs AttackTransformers: Fall of CybertronThe Unfinished SwanThe Walking DeadXCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC, almost completed on 360)Zuma’s Revenge
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Nice list! I completed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Mass Effect 2 (insanity run), Mass Effect 3, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Fear 2 (surprisingly a really great game), Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Red Dead Redemption, The Walking Dead, Asura's Wrath, Assassin's Creed 2, and Braid.
Games I Completed in 2012:
(some of these games did not come out in 2012 but I either got around to finally completing them this year OR started and finished them this year)
Mass Effect 3
GTA: Chinatown Wars
Batman: Arkham City
Far Cry 3
UFC Undisputed 3
And thats all.
Also: how did you play through Dragon's Dogma with a friend? You both just took turns watching eachother play for a full 3 months? If so, I envy you. I don't think even my best friend would want to endure that kind of campaign with me.
Played about half of what you listed, Reiner. Popped in the occasional older game dlc though here and there.
Reiner, your 2011 list is what inspired me to keep a 2012 list. I do feel somewhat ashamed of the small amount of games I've completed, but, I suppose, it is your job to play games, so of course you've played more, right? Right.
So, I finished 20 games in 2012, 7 retail, 13 downloadable. I'm well on my way into 2013, with a grand total of 0 games completed. I do, however, have a previous goal to beat now, so I expect a better year of gaming ahead.
I completed 26 games as far as I remember. I am too lazy to list them all though.
I actually stated making a list of the games I beat last year because of your blog. I don't know if I should be proud of this or ashamed of this, but I beat a total of 31 games.
3. Batman Arkham Asylum (2nd playthrough)
4. Batman Arkham City
5. ICO HD
6. L.A. Noire
8. Saints Row
9. Mass Effect 3
10. Saints Row 2
11. Home Front
13. Goldeneye Reloaded 007
14. God of War Chains of Olympus HD
15. God of War Ghost of Sparta
16. Max Payne 3
17. Call of Duty 4 (3rd Play through)
18. The Walking Dead Episode 1
19. Sniper Elite V2
20. Lollipop Chainsaw
21. LEGO Batman 2
24. Darksiders 2
25. Transformers War for Cybertron
26. Metal Gear Solid 2 HD
27. Infamous 2
28. Halo 4
29. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
30. Halo Reach (3rd time)
I beat a total of 4 games this year:
Assassin's Creed III
Call of Duty Black Ops II
I have an incredible back log of games right now also, but college preparation and school have taken most of my time.
The Unfinished Swan
Little Big Planet 2 )and other ps plus games)
Jak and Daxter
Holy crap. I am so jealous.
Wow that's a lot. There's always next year to beat your 2011 record.
Castlevania Lords Of Shadow
Kingdom hearts: Dream Drop Distance
Black Ops 2
Mass effect 2
Mass effect 3
and I have alot of games I am almost done with(:
Wow. I only completed a few this year.