OCD About Completed Games

I’ve been playing video games since the Atari 2600 and for as long as I can remember, I’ve kept track of the games I’ve completed. When I was young, I kept track of the games I completed on consoles like NES and Sega Genesis in a spiralbound notebook. Later, it was a spreadsheet on my computer where I recorded my finished titles. Then, with the advent of Google Sheets, I moved my list to my Google Drive where it lived for more years than I care to mention.

Then I found Grouvee in 2019 and moved my list here. Ever since, I have a shelf where I record the game I completed, the start and finish date and the approximate hours I played. Then I have the shelf arranged by completed date so I can see all my games in the order they were completed (With guesses for the games I completed back in the 80s and 90s, of course).

I was just wondering, am I alone in this moderately obsessive behavior of documenting my completed games or do other gamers track their completed games in relative detail?

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At this point I just list what I’ve played/completed, usually in order of release date

I never kept a record until I discovered Grouvee, but I had been thinking it would be a good idea because I tended to replay games

I started from scratch at that point, as though I had never played anything before [Grouvee]–I figured that’d give me something to keep busy for a while

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I can relate to you! That’s why I was so happy when I discovered Grouvee because now I can keep track of all my games, both completed and unplayed.

Before Grouvee, I put every game I owned in a Word file (which I still update today) and I would put in bold all the games I completed and put a personal score besides them.

But with Grouvee, it’s been so much easier keeping track of all my finished games and all my recently acquired games. And now I also write a pros/cons review for every game I complete so that the memories I had with a game would not be lost.

All this to say, you are not alone! Haha

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My biggest OCD with completting games came when I was younger. I replayed Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2 over a hundred times on EASY because I wanted to make sure I had “completed” the game. Man when I was an youngling with the original xbox I was pretty ridiculous.

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