This is just a small selection that I want to tackle this year, and writing this here can hold me partially accountable and make me try these games. I have tried to keep a bit of variety so it might encourage me to try these. I am definitely going to keep track of what I am playing and what I complete this year so I can update on this at the end of the year.
- Gears of War
I haven’t played this and so many people rave about this series. Not least my Player 2… so I kind of have to play through this for the first time at some point and this year it will happen. I plan on tackling the Ultimate Edition on Xbox One as despite Player 2 having every Gears game on the 360 we cannot find the box and disc for Gears 1. After that I will have to play Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and then Gears of War 4 (apparently!) but I’m not counting them all on this list… We will see how playing this one goes before I decide if I will play the rest.
Again, this is one that passed me by originally. I will get around to it this year. At least that is the plan. I like stealth and action, and I have heard really good things about this game. Mind you then I might need to get on to Dishonored 2 so would this count as tackling the backlog or adding to it?
- Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker
I bought this game ages ago. I love the idea of it and Toad is adorable (hence why I bought it). I really hope this lives up to my expectations for a fun, casual game when I do play it. It also gives me a reason to play on the Wii U again which is looking a tad lonely at the moment.
- Professor Layton v Phoenix Wright
As a fan of both series I bought this game, and then appear to have promptly forgotten about it. Can’t quite work out how that happened and how it got left in a pile as I now recall being so excited to get it. However, I am definitely getting started on this game this year!
- Left 4 Dead 2
I am a scaredy cat and Left 4 Dead really pushes up against my limit with some of the noises and certain types of zombie jumping at you. That said I really enjoyed it so obviously want to play the sequel. Admittedly I haven’t played Left 4 Dead without Player 2 so I’d like to do the same for Left 4 Dead 2. This one may require timing and could be a bit trickier to get off my backlog. However, if I at least start this in 2018 it is something, right?
- Deus Ex Human Revolution
I believe I got this from Games with Gold ages ago but think I should actually give it a go. It was recommended to me before it went on Gold by a friend that thought I might really enjoy it, so it would be good to actually play it and see for myself.
- Donkey Kong 64
Yes, perhaps this is a tad late to the party (although some of the games on my backlog are…) but I didn’t have a N64 originally so missed out on lots of games. Last year we managed to pick up a N64 and the game but it remains one that has not been started. So, this year will change that… in theory at least. Though I would need to find the space to set up the N64 in order to play.
Are there any games that you are keen to get off your backlog this year? If so, what are they? Let me know in the comments.