Playing My Steam Library

Any PC gamer that uses Steam (i.e. all of them) has the same problem. They have a lot of games. Too many games. Most of which remain unplayed. At the time of writing, I have 429 games in my Steam library. I don’t think I’ve played more than 50 of them.

I’ve decided to change that. I’m going to start playing through every single game in my library. What follows is a list of games I have played, finished (got to an ending), and completed (acquired all achievements).

Games Played: 20 out of 425
Games Finished: 13
Games Completed: 5

11-11 Memories Retold


11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the western front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action. Both want to preserve their humanity and come back alive to their loved ones.

198X


Continuing in my quest to play through my entire Steam Library, I complete my second game. 198X is a story about a teenage boy discovering a seedy arcade in the 1980s. Through the games he plays he starts to become absorbed into a new world, one where his imagination rules.

1993 Space Machine


In the early 90s four Swedish teenagers developed Shenandoah, a video game for the Amiga. They got close to release but ended up abandoning the game. About 20 years later the game’s code was found in a pile of old floppy disks, and the game was finally completed.

60 Parsecs!


You and your team are orbiting Earth on a space station when nuclear war breaks out. As you watch life being wiped off the surface of your home, one missile starts heading towards the station. There is no stopping it, and the only way out is a small escape pod.

ABZU


For almost as long as video games have existed, it’s been hotly debated as to whether or not they can be art. I feel that in this day and age the question has already been answered. But sometimes you will play something and be forced to ask a different question.

Action Henk


Run. That’s all you need to do in this fast paced and colourful game. If you weren’t into speed running before you play this game, you will be. Butt slide you way to new characters and levels, but remember it’s Henk, not Hank. With an E.

Bad North: Jotunn Edition


I find yet another roguelite game (they seem to be the trend so far) in my Steam Library. This time it’s a simple strategy game where you defend your home against Viking invaders. Short and sweet, but there is a little more depth to this game than it first seems.

Capitalism 2


This week I spent some time playing a tough game that tries to emulate our economic system. People often ask “if capitalism is so good, why isn’t there a Capitalism 2?” Well, there is, and it’s in my Steam library.

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic


Might and Magic is one of the oldest CRPG series that I never really got into. Starting with microcomputers in 1986, 3DO were steadily releasing games until they were sold the rights to Ubisoft.

Eliza


This is probably the most important game I’ve ever played. It’s the most important game you will ever play. It touches on themes that are even more relevant now than 2019, the year it was released, in particular the uses of AI and it’s moral implications.

Felix the Reaper


This week I play a challenging romantic comedy about death. A puzzle game where you are a dancing reaper, ensuring that the right people die, and die in the right way. With narration by the great Patrick Stewart, what’s not to like.

Galak-Z


Sometimes it’s possible to implement everything perfectly, yet still end up with a product that doesn’t quite work. Galak-Z is a game that seems to be trying something new. And, while all the individual components that make up the game work, they don’t quite fit together.

Haiku, the Robot


I tried to get into Hacknet, but it wasn’t working for me. I don’t think it’s a problem with the game, it’s just that a game that simulates hacking into servers felt a little bit too much work for me. So instead I’ve been playing Haiku the Robot, a Metroidvania where you play a robot in a post-nuclear world.

I Hate Running Backwards


Another roguelite I found in my collection. I seem to have a lot of these for some reason. This one is a top down rail shooter where you run backwards and destroy everything that was in your path.

Mini Settlers


I did a bad thing. I stifled my attempt to play my entire Steam library by adding a new game. But I couldn’t resist playing this free demo for what looks like will be an extremely fun game when it gets released. Simple to play, but hard to win.

Rogue Tower


Outside of what I’ve been writing about on here, it turns out I’ve played a lot of games this year. More than I expected, in fact. According to Steam, I played 32 different games this year. And I’m a little surprised at which games I played the most.

Slay the Spire


While I was away for Christmas I wanted a game to play during my downtime. Slay the Spire is available for mobile. I spent a lot of time playing the Steam version, so I decided to try the Android version. It’s pretty fun to play on a phone as it turns out.

Spec Ops: The Line


Due to licensing issues with the music, Spec Ops: The Line has been delisted from several platforms, including Steam. I happened to have it in my library already, so I figured it was a good time to give it a full playthrough.

Thermo Sudoku


The Pandemic and Cracking the Cryptic have led to a resurgence in Sudoku popularity, so Studio Goya teamed up with Cracking the Cryptic to bring a large collection of Sudoku puzzles.

Vampire Survivors


My second most played game last year was Vampire Survivors. You probably heard of it, since it was a bit of a craze for a while. The insane statistic I have for this game though, is that I unlocked 160 achievements playing it.