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Salamolign

Last year's E3 prompted me to catch up with the Assassin's Creed series and try to make a dent on the Fallout franchise. It also added to the hype surrounding releases in other popular franchises including the Tom Clancy games, Star Wars, Hitman, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy. So I made a list, games I owned and needed to play before playing the new iterations: anook.com/status/117875

 

One year on, we're once again in the midst of E3 and it's time for another list of games I want to get through. I've picked up a lot of titles in bundles this year, I've probably picked up more than I'll ever play, but I did ensure where I could that the money spent went to good charities... and that makes me feel good about buying too many games! Once again I'll do these in alphabetical order:

* 80 Days

* Alan Wake's American Nightmare

* Amnesia

* Anno 2070

* ARMA

* Assassin's Creed (Finished up to Black Flag... my word that game was good. I have Rogue but haven't start yet)

* Back to the Future

* Batman (I'll also had the Telltale game in here when I go on a Batman splurge)

* The Binding of Isaac (I got right to the end... mom stomped me...)

* Bioshock

* Borderlands (Now including Tales!)

* Broken Age

* Broken Sword

* Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons (I hear this isn't even that long and I've still got it installed since last year)

* Brothers in Arms (Did Road to Hill 30 previously, want to do the others)

* Call of Duty (MW+ I like the campaigns!)

* Call of Juarez

* Castle Crashers

* Cibele

* The Crew

* Crysis

* Dark Souls (Last year I said I wasn't bothered about the first, now there are three and I want to beat them all!)

* Darksiders

* Dead Island

* Dead Space

* Deus Ex

* Dishonored (I think this one will get done, the 2nd instalment arrives this year)

* DmC: Devil May Cry

* Dragon Age (I got half way through this, then I got back into ARK, then XCOM2 released and I didn't go back)

* Dreamfall Chapters

* Dungeon of the Endless (I WILL get them to the end!)

* TES: Oblivion

* Enslaved

* The Evil Within

* FEAR (No progress all year on this. Finished the first and expansions)

* Far Cry

* Final Fantasy (Did 7 this year, have 8 installed, 9 and 10 are on my wishlist)

* Hand of Fate (I've heard good things, this was in a bundle)

* Her Story (Winner of a bunch of BAFTAs, another bundle buy)

* Hitman (I tried the original and couldn't get on with it. It was too old. I'll try the 2nd and 3rd generations before picking up the current episodic title)

* Jurassic Park (A telltale title, bundled with a lot of other good TT stuff I gave away as gifts)

* Kraven Manor

* LA Noire (Was lucky enough to have a conversation with Alexis Cruz (Skaara in Stargate(SG1 and the movie)) a month ago, apparently he is a cop in the game. Did the whole facial recognition shebang and has pages of lines. He's still acting but also writing graphic novels, one of which he kindly signed for me!)

* Legend of Grimrock

* Life is Strange (Finished episode 1 this year, haven't had the urge to pick up the others, but I will when the price is right)

* Lost Planet

* Lucius

* Magicka

* Max Payne

* Medal of Honor

* Metro 2033 / Last Light (Didn't make a start on them, however I now have them both in Redux edition)

* Shadow of Mordor

* Minecraft: Storymode (Begrudgingly I will finish the series... it's just not for grown-ups!)

* Mirror's Edge (The second instalment releases this year)

* Outlast

* Red Faction

* Remember Me

* Resident Evil (I have a few of these with funky suffixes, I'll have to figure out an order)

* STALKER

* Saint's Row

* Sam & Max

* Seraph (Developed by a university colleague, so I feel I should give it a good go)

* Serious Sam

* Space Hulk

* The Stanley Parable

* Stellaris (Will finish a campaign one day!)

* Tesla Effect

* Tom Clancy (I'll condense Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six here)

* Tomb Raider

* Trine (Finally picked up the third, don't think I've finished any)

* TW: Warhammer

* Watch Dogs

* X

 

Some of the games I finished this year were so good I'll go back and do them again one day. DLC is still being pumped out for The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4... both of which I could play again without the additions! The last 5 months have been taken up largely by Black Desert Online, and while it's great to have a game I want to play all the time, I wish I could set it aside long enough to play some of the fantastic titles listed above!

 

When I'm done with the above games (hahaha) the following are on my wishlist: steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979098283/wishlist

 

For the rest of the year, I think I'm probably looking forward to the new Battlefield most of all. If I play and enjoy both Dishonored and Watch Dogs, those sequels will also be high on the list of games to pick up. Other than that, tradition dictates I pick up FIFA17; The new story mode is certainly a break from the norm, I just hope it isn't awful!