A Year of Games in Review - 2019

Once again continuing the tradition started a couple years back, below is my full list of games played in 2019. The list is largely reverse chronological, except where I did a poor job registering the date I finished the game on Grouvee (games marked with * are old games I continued from last year or returned to this year).

  • Outer Wilds
  • Sundered (anticipated completion by 31 Jan)
  • Mable and the Wood
  • Lapis x Labyrinth
  • Heave Ho
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Pilgrims
  • My Friend Pedro
  • River City Girls
  • Guildlings
  • Grindstone
  • Kamiko
  • Pikuniku
  • Killer Queen Black
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • Night Trap
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Floor Kids
  • The Get Out Kids
  • Bleak Sword
  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fuelled
  • Creature in the Well
  • Card of Darkness
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Assembled with Care
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Virtual Racing
  • Mario Kart Mobile
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light
  • Horizon Chase Turbo
  • A Short Hike
  • Jotun
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Sky
  • Flappy Royale
  • Shining Resonance
  • Dr Mario World
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Chocobo Mystery Dungeon: Every Body!
  • Ape Out
  • Dauntless
  • Katana Zero
  • Gato Roboto
  • Sunset
  • Anthem
  • Bury Me My Love
  • Peggle 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Apex Legends
  • Tetris 99
  • Owlboy
  • Hollow Knight
  • Bad North
  • Unravel Two
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp* (finally stopped playing)
  • Tacoma
  • Amplitude
  • The Gardens Between
  • Mikan
  • Mafia III
  • Cibele
  • Haunt the House: Terrortown
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Neverending Nightmares
  • Minit
  • Dead Cells
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Butterfly Soup
  • Pan-Pan
  • Celeste
  • Cuphead*
  • Dragalia Lost*
  • Pokémon Go*

Well it certainly appears that the Switch had an effect on my game playing. Having a handheld with a cornucopia of titles to play meant I played a lot more games this year. I’ll be back soon with a list of my favourites of and played in 2019.

I look forward to seeing everyone else’s lists and what you have all been up to this year.

Happy New Year!


My games played in 2019…

Red Dead Redemption II

Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland

DragonBall Z: Legacy of Goku

Crash N’ Sane Trilogy

Mario Kart Super Circuit

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup

Pokemon Ruby

Banjo Kazooie

Mario Tennis

Shenmue II

2002 FIFA World Cup

DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune



What Remains of Edith Finch

Nine Parchments

God of War

Pokemon Let’s Go

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Mortal Kombat 11

Man Of Medan

Borderlands 3

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Pokemon Shield

Shenmue III


Merry Chrismas everyone, this year I finished the highest number of games since I am on Grouvee but the backlog is still growing, thanks to egs.

I’m looking forward to 2020 playing more old games and wish everyone a happy new year!


So I only finished 5 games this year it looks like:

  • Hollow Knight
  • Resident Evil (REMake on PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VI (III on my SNES Classic)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
  • Bastion

That’s actually more games than last year. I’ve definitely played more than this, but I either start games that are just way too long for me to ever finish (Dragon Quest XI), or games don’t grab me well enough to finish. I have started playing SaGa Scarlet Grace on the Switch, and I’m really digging it. Once again, it might be too long for me to finish, but I’m having fun with it.

Also, Picross S. I will play that game the rest of my life probably.


I saw this last year, and as someone with a huge backlog decided I will use this to help me get through games for the year! 67 Games so far, I did quite well.

During March - May Satisfactory EA came out and I became a lot less productive haha.


Just to make my contribution!

Probably easiest to link to my Grouvee challenge to show the games I’ve completed.

I’d say these stick in my mind most:

Heaven’s Vault
Outer Wilds
Baba Is You
Disco Elysium
Pathologic 2
Sayonara Wild Hearts


Mystery or Horror Corpse Party
Romance I Love You Colonel Sanders
Featuring mythology / legend Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
Science fiction in Space Endless Sky
Post-Apo Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Cyberpunk JYDGE
Educational PC Building Simulator
Based on / inspired by true events KURSK

Platformer Spyro The Dragon
Open World Shenmue I and II
Music Rez Infinite
Stealth Metal Gear Solid 2
Walking Simulator Dear Esther
RPG Neverwinter Nights
Shooter Mothergunship

Number Zero Wing
One word Astynax
Your initials Giga Wing
Super / Ultra / Mega or similar Super Adventure Island
Only capital letters COMPOUND

Real life animal Donkey Kong Country
Child Girl’s Garden
Hollywood Action Hero Archetype Ninja Warriors
Someone evil or morally ambiguous Malice for Quake
Alien Warhammer 40K: Fire Warrior
God/Unnamed General perspective Agony
Noble/Royalty Lords of Thunder

Game from 2018 From Beyond: Prologue
Game from 2017 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
Game from 2016 Accounting
Game from 2015 Deathtrap
Game from 2014 Divinity: Original Sin
Game from 2013 Warhammer Quest
Game from 1990s Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun
You can finish it in one day. Super Street Fighter II

Pixel Art Fire 'N Ice
Anime Sailormoon
Isometric Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus

Game connected with movie Nosferatu: The Wratch of Malachi

Debut of developer No Man’s Sky
Japanese publisher RosenkreuzStilette

Antiquity Moss
Historical Far East Tenchu Stealth Assassins
Future Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

Religion or supernatural Painkiller
Power and corruption Inner Chains
Crime and justice Thief Simulator

Japan, Korea JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Go to Work (management game) Fishing Barents Sea

Heresies Committed (Challenges Completed for 2019): 50
Heresies Attempted (Challenges attempted but Backlogged, Abandoned, Unfinished): 4
Heresies Prevented (Challenges planned to play during 2019 but did not): 35
Deeds of ill repute: (Completed games not eligible for the Challenge Categories): 10
Repeat Offenders (Began another year but finished this year): 2 (Rez and Tiberium Sun)
Sprawling Chaos (Been on playing shelf for +1 Yrs): 4


Like Alphadoriest, it’s probably easier to just put up a link to my Grouvee Challenge page.

I will say that since I’ve been participating in these threads, this was my best year yet with 37 titles finished compared to 26 last year and 35 the year before. Having both the challenge and access to shorter games certainly helped out in this cause. Here’s hoping that 202 sees this number increase… provided the backlog and game subscription services don’t drown me out first :grin:

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