Games of Appendix

The Beginnings

"Games the the Video" is a really old series. It has the beginnings of what would become "Games of" the year. The posts highlighted upcoming releases, but I gave a brief blurb about games I played at the end of each post. Forgive the formatting glitches.

The Middle-ings

These posts focus on games I actually played in that year. The format started to take shape with just a blurb about the games. Stats and screenshots are missing. Unfortunately, I did not do anything for the second half of 2011, or the year 2012.

The Remasterings

These are my interpretations of past "Games of" written today. I scavenged old save files and achievements to reproduce the posts. They do not have screenshots (except "2013" and "2014"), but I tried to fill in as many stats as I could. I tried to find old posts where I talked about the games, and used those as reference for my thoughts. Going further back than 2005 is almost impossible.

The Nowings

The format is pretty much here. They have the games I played that year, and paragraphs with my thoughts for each game. Fun categories are there. Screenshots show up. "2013" and "2014" are missing stats altogether, but stats gradually got added as years progressed. Slight tweaks were made each year.

The rest of this appendix is a list of summaries for each year.

Overall Summary

Total number of games played: 251 Total number of hours: 5,865.75 over 191 games Total spent: $3,597.70 on 129 games Total platforms: 18
Games Played By Release Year Bar Graph

30 years of games

Games Per Platform Bar Graph

Four genarations of Sony consoles, two generations of Microsoft consoles, seven generations of Nintendo consoles, and the PC holding strong.

Games Played Per Year Bar Graph

No bell-shaped curve here; just 15 years of inconsistency.

Hours Played Per Year Bar Graph

Not every game is tracked, but that is still a lot of hours.

Spent On Games Played Per Year Bar Graph

This is how much money I spent on the games I played each year.

Total Spent Per Year Bar Graph

This one is slightly different. This is how much I spent on games each year.

Games of 2005 Summary

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  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2) - 10/03/2002
  • Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2) - 09/08/2004
  • God of War (PS2) - 03/22/2005
  • Twisted Metal: Head-On (PSP) - 03/24/2005
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2) - 11/15/2005
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2) - 11/01/2005
Total number of games played: 6 Total number of hours: 84.25 Total spent: $20 Personal game of the year: God of War (PS2)

Games of 2006 Summary

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  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2) - 10/21/2003
  • Mario Kart DS (DS) - 11/14/2005
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2) - 10/26/2004
  • Burnout Legends (PSP) - 09/13/2005
  • New Super Mario Bros. (DS) - 05/15/2006
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (PC) - 11/23/1994
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC) - 08/31/1997
  • Red Steel (Wii) - 11/19/2006
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii) - 11/19/2006
  • Wii Sports (Wii) - 11/19/2006
Total number of games played: 10 Total number of hours: 99.25 Total spent: $49.99 Personal game of the year: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Games of 2007 Summary

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  • Midnight Club II (PS2) - 04/09/2003
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN) - 03/24/2003
  • Super Mario 64 (N64) - 09/29/1996
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) - 11/19/2006
  • God of War II (PS2) - 03/13/2007
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) - 02/01/1992
  • Wii Play (Wii) - 02/12/2007
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) - 10/18/2005
  • Mario Kart 64 (N64) - 02/10/1997
  • Super Mario World (SNES) - 08/13/1991
  • Warcraft III (PC) - 07/03/2002
  • Super Paper Mario (Wii) - 04/09/2007
  • Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire (Wii) - 09/25/2007
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) - 02/12/1990
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii) - 11/13/2007
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - 11/12/2007
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (PC) - 11/19/2007
  • Burnout Dominator (PS2) - 03/06/2007
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - 04/13/1992
  • Hellgate: London (PC) - 10/31/2007
Total number of games played: 20 Total number of hours: 232.25 Total spent: $299.97 Personal game of the year: God of War II (PS2)

Games of 2008 Summary

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  • Portal (PC) - 10/10/2007
  • Twisted Metal: Black Online (PS2) - 08/27/2002
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - 03/09/2008
  • The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (Wii) - 03/11/2008
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS2) - 11/10/2003
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) - 03/04/2008
  • Heavenly Sword (PS3) - 09/12/2007
  • Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 04/27/2008
  • Viking: Battle for Asgard (PS3) - 03/25/2008
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) - 11/14/2006
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3) - 09/16/2008
  • Linger in Shadows (PS3) - 10/09/2008
  • Okami (Wii) - 04/15/2008
  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - 10/27/2008
  • Resistance 2 (PS3) - 11/04/2008
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN) - 03/09/2004
  • Fallout 3 (PC) - 10/28/2008
  • Burnout Paradise (PS3) - 01/22/2008
  • Prince of Persia (PS3) - 12/02/2008
  • Hellgate: London - Patch 1.0 (PC) - 10/31/2007
Total number of games played: 20 Total number of hours: 183.50 Total spent: $249.98 Personal game of the year: Burnout Paradise (PS3)

Games of 2009 Summary

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2) - 11/13/2001
  • The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) - 02/10/2009
  • Madworld (Wii) - 03/10/2009
  • Assassin's Creed (PS3) - 11/13/2007
  • Infamous (PS3) - 05/26/2009
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) - 11/17/2004
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3) - 11/16/2007
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 04/29/2008
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) - 10/13/2009
  • Brutal Legend (PS3) - 10/13/2009
  • Zombie Apocalypse (PS3) - 09/24/2009
  • Too Human (360) - 08/19/2008
  • Halo 3: ODST (360) - 09/22/2009
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (360) - 11/17/2009
  • Borderlands (PC) - 10/26/2009
  • Assassin's Creed II (PS3) - 11/17/2009
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 11/15/2009
Total number of games played: 17 Total number of hours: 162.25 Total spent: $158.42 Personal game of the year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Games of 2010 Summary

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  • Darksiders (PS3) - 01/05/2010
  • God of War Collection - God of War (PS3) - 11/17/2009
  • God of War Collection - God of War II (PS3) - 11/17/2009
  • God of War III (PS3) - 03/16/2010
  • Earth Defense Force 2017 (360) - 03/20/2007
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 05/23/2010
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3) - 06/02/2009
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron (360) - 06/22/2010
  • DeathSpank (PS3) - 07/13/2010
  • Braid (PC) - 04/10/2009
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC) - 07/15/2009
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC) - 07/27/2010
  • Deadly Premonition (360) - 02/23/2010
  • Twisted Metal: Head-On Extra Twisted Edition (PS2) - 02/05/2008
  • Burnout Paradise DLC (PS3) - 01/22/2008
  • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3) - 09/21/2010
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3) - 10/05/2010
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (360) - 03/18/2008
  • GoldenEye 007 (Wii) - 11/02/2010
  • Borderlands DLC (PC) - 10/26/2009
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3) - 10/05/2010
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3) - 11/16/2010
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3) - 11/16/2010
Total number of games played: 23 Total number of hours: 289.75 Total spent: $236.07 Personal game of the year: God of War III (PS3)

Games of 2011 Summary

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  • Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3) - 06/23/2008
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) - 03/02/2010
  • Gears of War (360) - 11/07/2006
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (PS3) - 11/17/2010
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC) - 03/20/2006
  • Vanquish (PS3) - 10/19/2010
  • Bulletstorm (360) - 02/22/2011
  • Stacking (PS3) - 02/08/2011
  • Gears of War 2 (360) - 11/07/2008
  • Crysis (PC) - 11/13/2007
  • Just Cause 2 (PC) - 03/23/2010
  • Red Dead Redemption (PS3) - 05/18/2010
  • Crysis Warhead (PC) - 09/17/2008
  • Torchlight (PC) - 10/27/2009
  • Portal 2 (PS3) - 04/19/2011
  • Iron Brigade (360) - 06/22/2011
  • Borderlands (PS3) - 10/20/2009
  • Resistance 3 (PS3) - 09/06/2011
  • The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection - Ico (PS3) - 09/27/2011
  • Portal 2 (PC) - 04/19/2011
  • Gears of War 3 (360) - 09/20/2011
  • Costume Quest (360) - 10/20/2010
  • Psychonauts (PC) - 04/19/2005
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) - 11/01/2011
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC) - 11/11/2011
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3) - 11/15/2011
  • Okamiden (DS) - 03/15/2011
Total number of games played: 27 Total number of hours: 571.75 Total spent: $381.24 Personal game of the year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)

Games of 2012 Summary

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  • Mass Effect (PC) - 05/28/2008
  • Twisted Metal (PS3) - 02/14/2012
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC) - 02/07/2012
  • Mass Effect 2 (PC) - 01/26/2010
  • Limbo (PC) - 08/02/2011
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) - 09/15/2009
  • Spec Ops: The Line (PC) - 06/26/2012
  • Bastion (PC) - 08/16/2011
  • Battlefield 3 (PC) - 10/25/2011
  • Darksiders II (PS3) - 08/14/2012
  • Borderlands 2 (PC) - 09/18/2012
  • Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3) - 10/30/2012
Total number of games played: 12 Total number of hours: 338.25 Total spent: $397.09 Personal game of the year: Borderlands 2 (PC

Games of 2013 - Remaster Summary

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  • Saints Row: The Third (PC) - 11/15/2011
  • God of War: Origins Collection - God of War: Chains of Olympus (PS3) - 09/13/2011
  • God of War: Origins Collection - God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PS3) - 09/13/2011
  • God of War: Ascension (PS3) - 03/12/2013
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) - 03/12/2013
  • BioShock Infinite (PC) - 03/26/2013
  • Dishonored (PS3) - 10/09/2012
  • Tomb Raider (PC) - 03/05/2013
  • Hitman: Absolution (PC) - 11/20/2012
  • Saints Row: The Third (PS3) - 11/15/2011
  • Torchlight II (PC) - 09/20/2012
  • Far Cry 3 (PC) - 12/04/2012
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (PC) - 01/25/2013
  • The Stanley Parable (PC) - 10/17/2013
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) - 11/18/2012
  • Antichamber (PC) - 01/31/2013
  • Saints Row IV (PC) - 08/20/2013
  • Super Mario 3D World (WiiU) - 11/21/2013
  • Gone Home (PC) - 08/15/2013
  • Tom Clancey's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC) - 08/20/2013
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC) - 05/14/2013
Total number of games played: 21 Total number of hours: 460.75 Total spent: $503.79 Personal game of the year: BioShock Infinite (PC)

Games of 2014 - Remaster Summary

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  • Titanfall (PC) - 03/11/2014
  • Diablo III (PC) - 05/15/2012
  • Infamous Second Son (PS4) - 03/21/2014
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC) - 11/05/2007
  • Mass Effect 3 (PC) - 03/06/2012
  • Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) - 05/30/2014
  • Destiny (PS4) - 09/09/2014
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4) - 11/04/2014
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) - 09/30/2014
  • Minecraft: Java Edition (PC) - 11/18/2011
Total number of games played: 10 Total number of hours: 869.00 Total spent: $404.90 Personal game of the year: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)

Games of 2015 Summary

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  • Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (PC) - 09/03/2013
  • Need for Speed Rivals (PS4) - 11/11/2013
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC) - 05/19/2014
  • Far Cry 4 (PC) - 11/18/2014
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (XOne) - 11/11/2014
  • Dishonored (PC) - 10/09/2012
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC) - 11/10/2009
  • Super Mario Maker (WiiU) - 09/11/2015
  • Super Mario World (SNES) - 8/13/1991
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4) - 10/23/2015
  • Just Cause 3 (PC) - 11/30/2015
Total number of games played: 11 Total number of hours: 345.75 Total spent: $239.56 Personal game of the year: Far Cry 4 (PC)

Games of 2016 Summary

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  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS4) - 10/07/2015
  • Rayman Legends (WiiU) - 09/03/2013
  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4) - 08/19/2014
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) - 10/07/2015
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS4) - 10/07/2015
  • Doom (PC) - 05/13/2016
  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (PC) - 02/05/2009
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4) - 12/08/2015
  • Gears of War 4 (PC) - 10/11/2016
  • The Wolf Among Us (PC) - 10/14/2013
  • Blood and Bacon (PC) - 02/01/2016
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PC) - 11/22/2016
Total number of games played: 12 Total number of hours: 307.25 Total spent: $208.09 Personal game of the year: Doom (PC)

Games of 2017 Summary

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  • The Turing Test (PC) - 08/30/2016
  • Just Cause 3 – Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass (PC) - 08/18/2016
  • Dishonored 2 (PC) - 11/11/2016
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - 02/28/2017
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC) - 8/23/2011
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC) - 08/23/2016
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (GBC) - 12/15/1998
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC) - 05/14/2001
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC) - 05/14/2001
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - 04/13/1992
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC) - 09/30/2014
  • Starcraft: Remastered (PC) - 08/14/2017
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - 06/19/2011
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WiiU) - 09/20/2013
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) - 10/01/2007
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - 11/20/2011
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC) - 07/27/2010
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) - 03/12/2013
  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC) - 11/10/2015
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS) - 02/13/2015
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WiiU) - 03/04/2016
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS) - 12/04/2011
Total number of games played: 22 Total number of hours: 682.25 Total spent: $429.29 Personal game of the year: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Games of 2018 Summary

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  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Crash Bandicoot (PS4) - 06/30/2017
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS4) - 06/30/2017
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS4) - 06/30/2017
  • Mark of the Ninja (PC) - 10/16/2012
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux (PC) - 09/12/2015
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) - 01/28/2016
  • Super Mario World (SNES) - 08/13/1991
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PC) - 06/25/2014
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC) - 09/15/2017
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PC) - 12/18/2014
  • The Beginner's Guide (PC) - 10/01/2015
  • Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist (PC) - 12/04/2015
  • God of War (PS4) - 04/20/2018
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) - 11/13/2011
  • RARE Replay - Perfect Dark (XOne) - 08/04/2015
  • Broken Age (PC) - 04/28/2015
  • Prey (PC) - 05/05/2017
  • Her Story (PC) - 07/24/2015
  • Firewatch (PC) - 02/9/2016
  • Transistor (PC) - 05/21/2014
  • Hellgate: London (PC) - 10/31/2007
  • Journey (PS4) - 07/21/2015
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PC) - 11/29/2016
Total number of games played: 23 Total number of hours: 393.75 Total spent: $454.19 Personal game of the year: God of War (PS4)

Games of 2019 Summary

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  • Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4) - 12/11/2018
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4) - 03/16/2018
  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PC) - 11/05/2015
  • Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced Edition (PC) - 04/03/2019
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PC) - 10/14/2014
Total number of games played: 5 Total number of hours: 323.5 Total spent: $85.27 Personal game of the year: Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced Edition (PC)

Games of 2020 Summary

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  • Borderlands 2 (PC) - 09/18/2012
  • Tales from the Borderlands (PC) - 11/25/2014
  • Borderlands 3 (PC) - 3/13/2020
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) - 02/06/2018
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) - 05/10/2016
  • Erica (PS4) - 08/19/2019
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) - 08/22/2017
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) - 11/12/2007
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - 05/23/2010
  • Super Mario Odyssey (NS) - 10/27/2017
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (NS) - 09/20/2019
Total number of games played: 11 Total number of hours: 562 Total spent: $218.81 Personal game of the year: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)