Games You've Beaten in 2016

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Dark Souls 3
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
Hyper Light Drifter
Kara no Shoujo
Kara no Shoujo: The Second Episode
Life is Strange
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Pillars of Eternity
Portal 2
Resident Evil: Revelations
Resident Evil 0: HD Remaster
Sleeping Dogs
Steins;Gate 0
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
The Descendant
The Solus Project
The Sword of Etheria
The Town Of Light

I think I’ve had twice as many games beaten in the year before :expressionless: This year I’m focusing in shorter games, lest the number goes down even more.


How’d you like Danganronpa 2 compared to the first one? I liked the story in the first one a lot, but haven’t gotten around to the second yet.

Here is my list, in reverse order from most recently completed to first completed in 2016. I’m surprised by the number of games I managed this year. Extra life contributed, as we played through all of Until Dawn in one night. I also suppose playing on portable systems helped to a degree, opening up space to play when travelling, etc. There are also a handful of mobile games which contributes to the overall total and have the same benefits as playing on a portable console.Overall a mix of great, and not-so-great titles.

Super Mario Run
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
Super Hexagon
The Trail
Mario Party 10
The Last of Us
Until Dawn
Uncharted Drake’s Fortune
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Layers of Fear
Burly Men at Sea
No Man’s Sky
Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
Super Mario Maker (this one is iffy because the question is, can you ever really be done this game?)
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Freedom Planet
Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario Galaxy
DmC Devil May Cry
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
Watch dogs
The Order: 1886
Shovel Knight
Plague of Shadows
Dark Souls
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Grow Home
Beyond Eyes
Life is Strange
Wolfenstein The New Order
Lara Croft Go
InFamous: First Light
Far Cry 4
Broken Age
The Path to Luma
Persona 4 Arena
Three Fourths Home
Persona 4 Golden


I’m too lazy to write about them all :smiley: The best are:

Sunless Sea is actually the best Cthulhu game. 62 hours! It was addiction. For rougelike lovers.

And I played Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle, I’m too young to remember original :wink: I love remastered games.

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and its sequel Memoria - point’n’clicks are not dead. Deadealic studio is best known for bittersweet endings.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a sad experience too. Beautiful game.

Mushroom 11 and Octodad was my favourite physic-based games.

Human Resource Machine is great for IT students.

Best RPG I’ve played was Shadowrun trilogy - cyberpunk and magic mix :blush:

Best puzzle games was dark Closure - only illuminated things exist :astonished: You have to play it!


I believe I beat:

Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed II
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Half- Life?

I know I 100% Shadow of the Colossus on PS3

to be honest I started more games than finished them.

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I know I beat Dragon Ball Xenoverse.

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Super Mario Galaxy is easily the best game you’ve named on that list, though I wouldn’t be surprised if you enjoyed the Last of Us, Dark Souls, or Life is Strange more.

Nice list :slight_smile:

I picked up Sunless Sea a few months back. I’m looking forward to playing it.

Day of the Tentacle is a fantastic game. You won’t be disappointed. I’m glad these games are being rerelease so new audiences can play them.

I have a few Daedalic games I’m looking forward to playing.

The rest of your list is a mix of games I either have played, have and want to play, or should definitely look into picking up :slight_smile:

All four of those games are so very different that I’d have a hard time claiming one is best. They each provide a very different experience.

I played Mario Galaxy for the first time this year because I bought a Wii U and had not previously owned a Wii. It’s a fantastic game, one full of multiple things I like: excellent platforming, space, the best new Mario character. It is a thoroughly enjoyable game, one that takes the mechanics of Mario 64 and expands on them brilliantly. I’d say it’s close to being my favourite Mario game, surpassed only by Super Mario World and Super Mario 3D World.

I should add that if absolutely forced to name my favourite game of the year out of those I played, it would be quite difficult but I might say Plague of Shadows DLC for Shovel Knight. But it would be a very close near tie with at least four or five other games.

Heard Shovel Knight is great, so great choice, though I have yet to play it, it does look very Mega Man-like. Mega man 2 is one of my favourite games so Shovel Knight looks right up my alley, plus the music is awesome. 3D World is great, though I haven’t beaten Super Mario World yet. I am not too crazy about the 2d Marios, but I still enjoy them.

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If you like Mega Man you’ll likely enjoy Shovel Knight. Shove Knight borrows concepts from various 8-bit games like Mega Man and implements them in clever ways.

I don’t think Nintendo will ever top Super Mario World in my mind. The level design, platforming, music, art design are all top notch. 3D World is the first to really come close to duplicating the fun I had playing Super Mario World and I think that’s because it went back to the solid roots of level design that was present in Super Mario World. As much as I enjoy Mario 64 and Galaxy, and as much as I think they are brilliantly designed, the 16-bit era stands out as the true golden age for platformers. Games like Shovel Knight do a fantastic job paying homage to, and building off of, that era but I do have a soft spot for the period. I think there are reasons why the last good Mega Man game was during the 16-bit era. There’s something special about how certain platformers worked in 2D that were never matched later. Which is ok because we got a new dynamic and 3D platformers provide a different challenge. But I’ll always have a soft spot for SNES games.

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I’d say it’s a step up in almost all aspects to the original. They’ve polished up core game play aspects and while it’s still not perfect it definitely feels less tedious. Maybe they’ll get there with the third part. Though even if the game play remained untouched I’d still recommend it on the strength of the story alone. It’s even crazier than the original. :laughing:

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Ok, challenge accepted. I set a new record this year! From December to January:

Star Ocean: The Second Story (1998)
Child of Light (2014)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (1991)
The Wolf Among Us (2013)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011)
The Room Three (2015)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992)
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)
Limbo (2010)
The Inner World (2013)
Full Throttle
Resonance (2012)
The Stanley Parable (2013)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012)
Blackwell Deception (2011)
God of War (2005)
Radiant Historia (2011)
Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse (2013)
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (2011)
DmC Devil May Cry (2013)
Primordia (2012)
The Last Door (2014)
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It’s About Time (2010)
The Blackwell Convergence (2009)
Goodbye Deponia (2013)
Void and Meddler (2015)
The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent (2010)
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 2: Strong Badia The Free (2008)
Memoria (2013)
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (2008)
Blackwell Unbound (2007)
Samorost 2 (2005)
Never Alone (2014)
Samorost (2003)
The Blackwell Legacy (2006)
ICO (2001)
Gemini Rue (2011)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (1993)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993)
Waking Mars (2012)
Final Fantasy XIII (2010)
A New Beginning (2010)
Chaos on Deponia (2012)
The Cave (2013)
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010)
Deponia (2012)
To the Moon (2011)
Journey (2012)
Flower (2009)

There were a lot of great ones in there, but my personal highlights were Majin, Deponia, and Memoria. Talos Principle was also incredible, but I didn’t finish it until yesterday!


This thread caught my eye. Can’t say I finished as many games as you guys did but here’s my list (in no particular order):

Trials of the Blood Dragon
Dead Rising 4
Gears of War 4
Quantum Break
NBA 2K17: The Prelude
Forza Horizon
Daytona USA (all achievements)
My Name is Mayo
Actual Sunlight
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Coffin Dodgers
Gemini: Heroes Reborn
Stardust Galaxy Warriors
Assault Android Cactus
Arcade Archives: Butasan (all trophies)
Arcade Archives: Bomb Jack (all trophies)
Arcade Archives: City Connection (all trophies)

Outside of a few clunkers in the form of TMNT, Acutal Sunlight, Gemini and Coffin Dodgers, I’m fine with my list. Hopefully I can top this in 2017.


I’d say you’ve got a decent list there! My list isn’t even 1/3 the size of yours. I guess that’s the problem when you make a website about video games; you don’t get to play them :slight_smile:

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How was Quantum Break?

That’s ok, this year you can focus on that one important game…

I dug it. Combat wasn’t spectacular but still good while the time related powers were fun to use. It is certainly a looker as far as seeing the time manipulation effects go as I always got a kick of seeing things in some areas fast forward and rewind. Puzzles were fine and gunplay was good enough. Loved the story, personally, and the episodes in the middle of episodes along with the choices made and seeing how those small things had an effect somewhere else was a nice kick. Definitely worth checking out as it was one of my favorites in 2016.

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I started gaming again in 2016 (July).
Games I beat:

Clive Barker’s Jericho (2007)

Killzone 3 (2011)

Killzone 2 (2009)

Killzone (2004)

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005)

F.E.A.R. 3 (2011)

Metro: Last Light (2013)

Aliens vs. Predator (2010)

MotorStorm: Apocalypse (2011)

Red Faction: Armageddon (2011)

Bejeweled 3 (2010)

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2009)

Resistance 2 (2008)

Resistance: Fall of Man (2006)

Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Starhawk (2012)

Splatterhouse (2010)

Resistance 3 (2011)

The Last of Us (2013)

Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)

Doom 3 (2004)

Dead Space 2 (2011)

Dead Space (2008)

Bulletstorm (2011)

BioShock Infinite (2013)

BioShock 2 (2010)

BioShock (2007)

Star Wars (NES)

Mario Bros.

I think the only game that doesn’t really have replay-value in my opinion is Golden Axe: Beast Rider. Annoyingly difficult! The rest I could play again!


good lists. so many of you guys have great tastes and i hope people are still enjoying some of these. i’ll add my list to have a log somewhere. its not a bad idea to keep track of ‘the year’

list is in reverse order i played them in, generated by grouvee’s played shelf with descending dates finished.

Shout out if you played a game in 2016 too.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) (Christmas break. Finished the year out STRONG I technically ‘beat it’ with the main questlines… to the point a normal sane person says ‘i’m done’ though i’ll never ‘done’ Skyrim… !)

Radiation Island (2016) Thanksgiving.

Skyshine’s Bedlam (2015)

Far Cry 3 (2012)

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (2014) (blue, red, and green space marine expansions. cant believe i got sucked into this but i like the engine)

Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Played when Lost my Job, could really relate to this guy.)

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004) (For ‘Halloween’)

Castlevania Chronicles (1993) (For ‘Halloween’)

Chex Quest 3 (2008)

Chex Quest 2 (1997)

Chex Quest (1996)

Warsong (1991)

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth (2008)

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993)

Death to Spies (2007)

Brigador (2016)

Future Cop LAPD (1998)

8-Bit Armies (2016)

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (2015)

Oni (2001)

Messiah (2000)

X-COM: UFO Defense (1993) (the PirateZ MegaMod)

VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (2016)

Doom 64 (1997)

Doom (1993) (Brutal Doom Mod)

Stardew Valley (2016)

Raw Data (2016)

Rage (2011)

Killer is Dead (2013) (it was my first suda Hated it for 30 mins almost outright quit then really started to appreicate it)

Pixel Piracy (2014)

Budget Cuts (2016)

Shadow Warrior Wandon Destruction expansion/Mod (1998)

Shadow Warrior Twin Dragon expansions/Mod (1998)

Shadow Warrior (1997)

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2009)

Hotline Miami (2012)

Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder (2015)

Chrono Trigger (1995) (Funny, but Evoland DID inspire me to finish this one up and get it off the crazy backlog!)

Evoland (2013)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm (2008)

Enter the Matrix (2003)

Endless Sky (2015)

Shadowgrounds (2006)

Throne of Darkness (2001)

Perfect Dark (2000)

Metroid (1986) Anyone else play beat this one in 2016?

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (2008)

Of Orcs and Men (2012)

Cthulhu Saves the World (2010)

Satellite Reign (2015)

Emily is Away (2015)

Shadowrun: Hong Kong (2015)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade (2006)

Hatred (2015)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault (2005)

Cladun X2 (2011)

CyberMage: Darklight Awakening (1995)

Final Fantasy III (2006)

Space Hulk Ascension (2014) (becuase i didnt learn the FIRST time lol)

Stasis (2015)

Thief (2014)

Final Doom (1996) (TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment expansions)

The Ultimate Doom (1997) (Complete play through. inclu: Thy Flesh Consumed.)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004)

BioShock (2007) @Mathijs me too. Also I enjoyed Jericho more than most and hope you liked that game. (It helps if your a CB fan)

Teleglitch (2012)

Watch Dogs (2014) @bmo i also played it. enjoyed it more than i thought (especially minigames and random sidequests. also did some lame, which i didnt like.

Space Hulk (2013)

Assassin’s Creed (2007) @stefyg me too lol. Certainly respecting the genre more since a few things came out of the TP A/A: its branching out a bit. (Which half-life(s)? I’m playing old half-life lately :D)

Mars: War Logs (2013)

Act of Aggression (2015) (started the year out with a big FAILbomb!!!)

Sadly I didnt finish STALKER Lost Alpha (the game is HUGE) but did play quite a bit of it. Didnt reinstall on my new computer. Would like to tackle that one but may not with Skyrim mods… check it out sometime once you finish all 3 @NovalisZero its great stuff to revisit these old locations and explore them in a new game.