A Year of Games in Review - 2020

Once again continuing the tradition started a few years back, below is my full list of games played in 2020. 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 replayed this year).

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  • I am Dead
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • If Found
  • South of the Circle
  • Monster World IV
  • Power Strike II
  • Doom Eternal
  • Townscaper
  • Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
  • Meteos
  • Super Mario 3D Allstars: Mario 64
  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
  • The Pathless
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Splatterhouse
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Hot Lava
  • Exit the Dungeon
  • The Last Campfire
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Need For Speed Heat
  • Suer Mario 3D Land
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Beetle Adventure Racing
  • Ape Escape
  • Carrion
  • Spinch
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  • Rad
  • Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Thumper
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV*
  • Uniracers
  • Gylt
  • Super Mario Party*
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Journey to the Savage Planet
  • ReCore
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Takeshi and Hiroshi
  • EarthNight
  • Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
  • Frost
  • Moonlighter
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
  • Wide Ocean Big Jacket
  • Goat Simulator
  • Silent Hill 3*
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • Sonic Forces
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Control
  • Agent Intercept

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took a huge chunk out of my gaming time this year, dominating the number of hours I spent playing. I have no regrets about that. ACNH gave me a place where I could control everything about my life, something we were all increasingly unable to do in 2020. In ACNH I found an idyllic world where adorable villagers just wanted to say him, ask me how I was doing and check up on me when I was down. It was what I needed this year.


Here is everything I finished this year. I am pretty happy with my list, despite the multiple licenced games that ranged from terrible (F&F, Catwoman) to kind of amazing (King Kong!). Of the others my favourite games were Florence, No One Lives Forever, Tacoma, Uncharted 2, Super Mario 3D World and Captain Toad.

-The Gardens Between
-Deadly Premonition*
-The Count Lucanor
-Rayman Legend
-Gone Home*
-Momodora: Reverie Under Moonlight
-Tetris Effect
-Hidden Agenda
-Luigi’s Mansion 3
-1979 Revolution: Black Friday
-Fractured Minds
-The Hobbit
-Ace Attorney: Justice For All
-Animal Crossing: New Horizons
-Old Man’s Journey
-Mario Kart 8
-007: From Russia With Love
-Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
-Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Ep.1
-The Operative: No One Lives Forever
-Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
-Linger In Shadows
-Hydrophobia Prophecy
-Red Matter
-The Inpatient
-Diddy Kong Racing
-Prince of Persia 2008
-The House of the Dead: Overkill
-Buffy The Vampire Slayer
-Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
-Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
-WarioWare Twisted!
-Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
-Halo 2
-Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
-Star Fox Zero
-Peter Jackson’s King Kong
-The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-X-Men Origins: Wolverine
-Shadow of the Tomb Raider
-Gravity Rush
-Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
-Rocket: Robot on Wheels
-Super Mario 3D World
-Super Mario 64
-The Missing
-Murder by Numbers
-FAST Racing Neo
-Mighty Switch Force!
-Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
-Battlefield Hardline
-Fast & Furious: Showdown
-Jame’s Cameron’s Avatar
-Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast
-Yoshi’s Woolly World
-Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
-Game & Wario


I thought I was the only person that played Sonic Forces this year :’)
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

I usually play 1-3 games a year, but thanks to Grouvee Challenge I played a number of games. Here’s my list:

  • Hacknet
  • Sonic Forces
  • A Story About My Uncle
  • Hiveswap: Act 1
  • Spoiler Alert
  • Vignettes
  • My name is You. And it’s the only unusual thing in my life
  • The Deed
  • Ashina: The red witch prologue
  • Kathy Rain
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Adam Wolfe
  • Kyle is famous
  • Peckin’ Pixels
  • You Left Me
  • Kill or Love

And here are some flash games I’ve played because why not :sweat_smile::

  • GROW Maze
  • NoNoSparks: Genesis
  • Lab of the Dead
  • That Gravity Game
  • Superhot prototype
  • Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar
  • Company of Myself
  • Brawler Bear Arena
  • Jasmine & Jack
  • Where is 2010?

I started in 2020! Here are mine



I’m happy to accomplish my goal of 48 finished games. Beside these games I played a lot Football Manager 2020 which was gifted here in the forums, thanks to @inc again. Here is my list in alphabetical order:

007 Legends
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Assassin’s Creed Unity
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Endless Space
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Heavy Rain
The Journey Down: Chapter Two
L.A. Noire
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Last Day of June
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
Massive Chalice
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Mirror’s Edge
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Napoleon: Total War
Phantom Doctrine
Quake 4
Quantum Break
Quantum Conundrum
The Raven
Red Johnson’s Chronicles
The Secret of Monkey Island
Shadowrun: Hong Kong
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Torchlight II
The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day
Untitled Goose Game
Valkyria Chronicles
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
The Wolf Among Us
Wolfenstein: The New Order
XCOM: Chimera Squad

807 (last year: 938) hours played / 16,8 (last year: 19,1) hours per game
Average rating: 2,94 (last year: 3,18)

Happy 2021 to everyone!


I knew I was using games to help cope with (gestures broadly at world), but compiling it all for this thread really drove that home. I’m thankful to have this hobby to retreat to in times like these, but I hope 2021 gives us all fewer need to escape.

Fun Facts

  • I played 104 games this year.
  • I finished 68 (~65%) of those.
  • I am still playing 5 (~5%) games.
  • I abandoned 31 (~30%) of the games I started.


Symbol Meaning
:arrows_clockwise: Played before. Omitted for unique versions or full remakes.
:white_check_mark: Finished
:turtle: Did not finish but will continue

Full List

  1. Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (Reignited Trilogy) :white_check_mark:
  2. Disney’s Aladdin (Genesis) :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  3. The Lion King :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  4. Grindstone :white_check_mark:
  5. Hexaflip
  6. Spyro: Year of the Dragon (Reignited Trilogy) :white_check_mark:
  7. LEGO Builder’s Journey :white_check_mark:
  8. Card of Darkness
  9. ChuChu Rocket! Universe
  10. AI: The Somnium Files :white_check_mark:
  11. Pilgrims :white_check_mark:
  12. Sayonara Wild Hearts :white_check_mark:
  13. Submerged :white_check_mark:
  14. Assemble with Care :white_check_mark:
  15. bobo robot
  16. The World Next Door :white_check_mark:
  17. Frog Fractions :white_check_mark:
  18. Toonstruck :white_check_mark:
  19. Picross: Lord of the Nazarick :white_check_mark:
  20. What the Golf?
  21. Judgment :white_check_mark:
  22. Yakuza 3 :white_check_mark:
  23. Yakuza 4 :white_check_mark:
  24. Animal Crossing: New Horizons :turtle:
  25. Pokémon Sword :white_check_mark:
  26. PictoQuest :white_check_mark:
  27. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Dream Collection) :white_check_mark:
  28. Picross S :white_check_mark:
  29. Animal Crossing :arrows_clockwise:
  30. Animal Crossing: Wild World :arrows_clockwise:
  31. Luigi’s Mansion 3 :white_check_mark:
  32. Polyroll :white_check_mark:
  33. A Mortician’s Tale :white_check_mark:
  34. Beglitched
  35. WitchWay :white_check_mark:
  36. Mars Power Industries
  37. Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness
  38. Sonic Robo Blast 2 :white_check_mark:
  39. Puzzle Puppers
  40. Hatch
  41. Tiny Dangerous Dungeons
  42. Mobility! Accessible precision platformer :white_check_mark:
  43. Super Hexagon :arrows_clockwise:
  44. Spring Falls :white_check_mark:
  45. Guildlings
  46. Chex Quest HD
  47. Chex Quest :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  48. Sonic 3 & Knuckles :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  49. Sonic 3D Blast (Director’s Cut) :white_check_mark:
  50. Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series :white_check_mark:
  51. Kao the Kangaroo Round 2
  52. Sonic Pocket Adventure :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  53. Sonic Advance 2 :white_check_mark:
  54. Sonic Advance 3
  55. Sonic Rush :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  56. Wave Race 64 :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  57. Picross 3D :white_check_mark:
  58. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics :turtle:
  59. Jill of the Jungle (Trilogy) :white_check_mark:
  60. Jill of the Jungle: Jill Goes Underground (Trilogy) :white_check_mark:
  61. Jill of the Jungle: Jill Saves the Prince (Trilogy) :white_check_mark:
  62. Guacamelee! 2 :white_check_mark:
  63. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  64. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS4) :white_check_mark:
  65. Super Mario 64 DS :white_check_mark:
  66. Disney Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse :white_check_mark:
  67. Curse of the Crescent Isle
  68. IGEO
  69. Hob :white_check_mark:
  70. Picross Luna II :turtle:
  71. Dawndusk Dream Sewer
  72. Shipwreck
  73. Wario Land: Shake It! :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  74. Old Man’s Journey :white_check_mark:
  75. Far from Noise :white_check_mark:
  76. Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2
  77. Cuckoo Castle
  78. The Last Tinker: City of Colors
  79. Untitled Goose Game :turtle:
  80. Sonic Mania :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  81. Streets of Rage 4 :white_check_mark:
  82. Rocket Knight Adventures
  83. Jazz Jackrabbit
  84. Magical Taluluto-kun :white_check_mark:
  85. Moon Raider :white_check_mark:
  86. Super Mario 64 (3D All Stars) :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  87. Super Mario Sunshine (3D All Stars) :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  88. Wonder Boy: the Dragon’s Trap
  89. Persona 5 Royal :white_check_mark:
  90. Super Mario Galaxy (3D All Stars) :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  91. Snake Pass
  92. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (HD Collection) :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  93. Jak II (HD Collection) :white_check_mark:
  94. Jak 3 (HD Collection) :white_check_mark:
  95. Kuukiyomi: Consider It :turtle:
  96. Wide Ocean Big Jacket :white_check_mark:
  97. Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
  98. Yakuza 5 :white_check_mark:
  99. Wandersong :white_check_mark:
  100. Cruis’n USA :arrows_clockwise::white_check_mark:
  101. Helltaker :white_check_mark:
  102. Mario’s Super Picross :white_check_mark:
  103. The Solitaire Conspiracy :white_check_mark:
  104. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 :white_check_mark:

Another year, another bits of backlog cleared away. Much better than last year, productively. Pat yourselves on the back, this was a fine one despite of the peculiar times we’ve been through lately.

Game count: 106
:al_star: = Special highlight
Standout percentage: ~33%

  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Epic Games)
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition (Epic Games)
  • Full Throttle Remastered :al_star:
  • Shadowhand
  • Faerie Solitaire Harvest
  • Orcs Must Die! Unleashed
  • Sam & Max Save The World (DVD x 6 Episodes)
  • Gnog (Epic Games)
  • Unheard :al_star:
  • Q.U.B.E 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn :al_star:
  • Cat Quest
  • Carcassonne
  • Void Bastards
  • Tyrian 2000 (GOG)
  • The Darkside Detective :al_star:
  • Super Bernie World
  • The Lab :al_star:
  • There is no game : Jam Edition 2015 :al_star:
  • Creature Romances: Kokonoe Kokoro
  • Anodyne
  • Swords & Souls: Neverseen
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Indecision.
  • Cosmic Trip :al_star:
  • Black Mesa :al_star:
  • Partial Control :al_star:
  • SiN: Wages of Sin
  • Here of the Kingdom: The Lost Tales 1
  • Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series (Oculus Quest) :al_star:
  • Helltaker :al_star:
  • Batman: Arkham VR :al_star:
  • Heart’s Medicine - Time To Heal :al_star:
  • Rabbid Coding
  • Might & Magic - Chess Royale
  • Book of Demons
  • FRAMED Collection :al_star:
  • TOMORROW DON’T COME :al_star:
  • Metrocide
  • Dynasty Warriors VII Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition :al_star:
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
  • Gunfire Reborn :al_star:
  • The Warlock Of The Firetop Mountain
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown + Enemy Within and other DLC’s :al_star:
  • Audioshield
  • A Short Hike (Epic Games)
  • Tormentor X Punisher (Epic Games)
  • Wheels of Aurelia (Epic Games)
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Epic Games)
  • Just Cause
  • Cortex Command
  • Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
  • Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls!
  • Wolf & Rabbit
  • Heart’s Medicine - Hospital Heat :al_star:
  • Interkosmos
  • Surviving Mars (Epic Games)
  • Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative
  • Natural Selection 2
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
  • Unexplored
  • Thumper :al_star:
  • Total War Medieval II: Definitive Edition
  • Gunpoint
  • There Is No Game : Wrong Dimension :al_star:
  • Total War MEDIEVAL II - Definitive Editon
  • Red Matter :al_star:
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage
  • The Alto Collection
  • Immortal Planet
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Magicka
  • Payday: The Heist
  • Enter The Gungeon (Epic Games)
  • Aztez (Epic Games)
  • Heart’s Medicine - Doctor’s Oath :al_star:
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Florence :al_star:
  • AER: Memories of Old
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns :al_star:
  • The Wild Age
  • Supraland :al_star:
  • Super Panda Adventures :al_star:
  • Dying Light
  • Ghost Master
  • Scrap Garden - The Day Before
  • Scrap Garden
  • 112 Operator
  • Alwa’s Awakening
  • CROSSBOW: Bloodnight
  • UnderMine :al_star:
  • Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered
  • Heart’s Medicine - Season One
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Gorogoa :al_star:
  • Final Fantasy IV :al_star:
  • Beat Saber :al_star:
  • The Silent Age
  • XCOM 2 (incl. all DLC’s) :al_star:
  • Devolverland Expo
  • Big Dipper
  • Blackwell Legacy
  • Super Mario Run (Mobile)
  • The Messenger :al_star:

This year I finished almost 60 games. Best 10:

  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Slay The Spire
  • Orwell: Ignorance is Strength
  • ABZĂ›
  • The Dream Machine
  • Forgotton Anne
  • Bastion - shame on me :smiley:
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Goetia

and honorable mention

  • The White Door
    This game is for Rusty Lake/Cube Escape followers - it’s boring and nonsensical if you don’t know previous titles.

You’d think that being stuck at home for most of the year would give me impetus to clear out a huge chunk of titles. Instead, a steady diet of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Bros. 35, a little bit of Tetris 99, and a late surge of Fortnite meant I went for comfort food versus trying new things. Not complaining too much but, wow, my list looks anemic.

  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (PC)
  • Maneater (PC)
  • Pattern (PC)
  • Batman (Arcade)
  • The Astyanax (Arcade)
  • 64th Street: A Detective Story (Arcade)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
  • Beyond A Steel Sky (PC)
  • Devolverland Expo (PC)
  • ArtPulse (PSVR)
  • Super Bernie World (PC)
  • Charlie Ninja (Arcade)
  • Disintgration (PC)
  • Streets of Rage 4 (PC)
  • Dogurai (Switch)
  • Sly Spy (Arcade)
  • Weakless (Xbox One)
  • Stela (Xbox One)
  • Tell Me Why (PC)

Here’s hoping for a better 2021 on this front.


I managed 47 games in 2020, although No Man’s Sky took up a lot of my time. :sweat_smile: