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Gaming: The 2010 Completed List

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking back at my entertainment consumption over 2010. I’ve already posted about 2010′s gaming backlog, the games I played and what games I played each month, and still to come are posts about the films I watched, the DVD backlog, the TV I watched and the books I read. There won’t be a game of the year post because that’s an ongoing project with a long way to go.

Though the backlog of unplayed games continues to grow I did play plenty of games this year and complete many of them. Here’s the list of games I finished, first listed by system:

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Xbox 360

  • Alan Wake
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Bioshock (second time)
  • Bioshock 2
  • Borderlands
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect (second time)
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction (solo campaign twice, co-op campaign once)
  • Prototype

PS3

  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (completed twice)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Heavy Rain
  • Infamous
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • WET

PC

  • Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage DLC
  • Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC
  • Half-Life 2
  • Toejam and Earl (emulated)

Wii

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

XBLA

  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

That’s twenty-three retail games, two pieces of DLC and one downloadable title. In 2009 I finished twenty-eight retail games, two downloadable titles and one mod, so 2010 saw a slight reduction. 2009 had just two lengthy games, Valkyria Chronicles and Saints Row 2, whereas 2010 had the epic RPGs of Borderlands, Final Fantasy 13, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 as well as lengthy (when compared to the eight-to-ten-hours of an average retail release) open world games Assassin’s Creed 2, Infamous and Prototype, so I don’t think there’s that much in it.

That almost all the games I finished are on the 360 or PS3 is no surprise, especially after yesterday’s info data showed how much more I play on those two systems. My PC just isn’t good enough to play contemporary releases at any decent level of performance (as I’ve covered before) so it doesn’t get as much play time as I’d like, and my Wii activity was way down in 2010.

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And here’s the same list, this time separated by month and in order of completion:

January

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (second playthrough)
  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • WET
  • Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage DLC

February

  • Prototype
  • Infamous
  • Borderlands

March

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Heavy Rain

April

  • Toejam and Earl (emulated)

May

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction (first and second solo playthroughs, co-op playthrough)
  • Half-Life 2

June

  • Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC

July

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (third playthrough)
  • Beautiful Katamari

August

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Bioshock (second playthrough)

September

  • Bioshock 2

October

  • Alan Wake
  • Halo: Reach

November

  • Mass Effect (second playthrough)

December

  • Mass Effect 2
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

I had thought that having started work full-time from August would slow things down but there’s no noticeable difference for the completion rate, with some months slower than others both before and after that point. Granted, the last month with a high completion rate was August itself but with two Mass Effects dominating the end of the year that’s not so surprising. So while the amount of individual play sessions may be down I still seem to be doing okay when it comes to actually finishing games.

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