I Finished These 26 Video Games In 2014

I Finished These 26 Video Games In 2014

Here we go again. For the ninth year in a row (since 2006!), I’ve counted up how many video games I either started or finished in the past 12 months. Let’s see how I did.

As always, some notes:

  • I only list games I played on my own, outside of any shows like E3 where I may have tried a new game on a demo kiosk. All of the games you listed are games I either bought or was provided access to. I played most of them at home or during my commute.
  • I don’t play old games very often, but even if I do on rare occasion return to an old game, I only list games that I either started or finally finished in a given year.
  • People justifiably get hung up on what I mean when I write that I “finished” a game. I basically mean that I got to the credits or storyline conclusion of a game. That’s why I’ll count Diablo III as “finished” even though I only cleared Act V with one character on a non-Torment difficulty and only have one level-70 hero. There is a lot more that I can and will get out of playing that game. I considered dropping the “finished” part of this list this year, since I think it’s interesting enough to tally which games I started playing. Doing so would keep me from listing older games that I finally finished in 2014, and I thought that was still worth noting. Maybe I’ll change things next year.
  • I played no games on Facebook or Ouya in the last year, so I’ve eliminated those categories. I did play a GameBoy game on my 3DS, so I’ve added that one. I played very few games on my MacBook Air — none that I didn’t also play on my PC — so I’ve eliminated that listing, too.
  • I’m including standalone DLC as games this year. I’m not trying to pad the count. It just feels like something like Burial At Sea or Freedom Cry can be seen as its own thing.
  • I’ve included Early Access games, some of which I’ve put quite a few hours into. After all, it isn’t just the idea of a player finishing a game that is a murkier concept these days; so is the idea of when a developer is finished making a game. Some supposedly unfinished games that I played this year (Crypt of the NecroDancer!) gave me plenty to play.
  • I’m surprised to see how many games I played on PS4, especially because I’ve been using my Xbox One more regularly this fall. The PS4 had the early-year advantage.

On with the list!

My 2014 Games Played/Finished List

(Games I started listed below. Finished games are bolded. Games not from 2013 are noted as such)


(16 games played; 6 finished)

  1. Bravely Default
  2. Fantasy Life
  3. Fire Emblem Awakening (2013) – FINISHED
  4. Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  5. Luigi’s Dark Moon (2013) – FINISHED
  6. Mario & Luigi Dream Team
  7. Paper Mario Sticker Star
  8. Picross e4
  9. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy – FINISHED
  10. Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball – FINISHED
  11. The Starship Damrey (2013) – FINISHED
  12. Steel Diver: Sub Wars
  13. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  14. Tomodachi Life
  15. Weapon Shop de Omasse
  16. Yoshi’s New Island – FINISHED


(2 games played; 1 finished)

  1. Professor Layton and the Last Specter (2009) – FINISHED
  2. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future


(1 game played; 0 finished)

  1. Metroid II


(33 games played; 1 finished)

  1. A Dark Room
  2. Adventure Quest Dragons
  3. Alternative Function IV
  4. Angry Birds Epic
  5. Boom Beach
  6. Circle Stop
  7. Civilisation Revolution 2
  8. Clash of Clans
  9. Craft the World
  10. Crossy Road
  11. Farmville 2
  12. Flappy Bird
  13. Framed
  14. Hearthstone
  15. Helix
  16. Hitman Go
  17. Hoplite
  18. Incredipede
  19. Kingdom Rush Origins
  20. Kiwanuka
  21. Monument Valley
  22. NarcoGuerra
  23. Pako
  24. SimCity Buildit
  25. Subete al SITP
  26. Sunburn!
  27. Swing Copters
  28. Summetrain
  29. Tengami
  30. Threes
  31. Tilt To Live 2
  32. Trials Frontier
  33. Year Walk (2013) – FINISHED


(25 games played; 2 finished)

  1. BioShock Infinite Burial At Sea Parts 1 and 2 – FINISHED
  2. Broken Age
  3. Civilisation: Beyond Earth
  4. Cookie Clicker
  5. Crypt of the NecroDancer
  6. Dungeon Of the Endless
  7. Endless Legend
  8. Far Cry 3 (2012) – FINISHED
  9. Habitat
  10. Hack ‘n’ Slash
  11. Infinity Runner
  12. Invisible Inc
  13. Jazzpunk
  14. LA Cops
  15. The Nightmare Cooperative (also played on iOS)
  16. Nom Nom Galaxy
  17. Nuclear Throne
  18. Road Not Taken (also played on PS4)
  19. Serena
  20. Spacebase DF-9
  21. Sunless Sea
  22. The Talos Principle
  23. Ultimate General: Gettysburg
  24. This War of Mine
  25. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


(4 games played; 4 finished)

  1. Assassin’s Creed Liberation – FINISHED
  2. Assassin’s Creed Rogue – FINISHED
  3. The Last of Us: Left Behind – FINISHED
  4. Puppeteer (2013) – FINISHED


(24 games played; 8 finished)

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry – FINISHED
  2. Child of Light
  3. Destiny
  4. Diablo III Reaper of Souls – FINISHED
  5. Far Cry 4
  6. Infamous Second Son – FINISHED
  7. Lego Marvel Super Heroes – FINISHED
  8. Lego The Hobbit – FINISHED
  9. Mercenary Kings
  10. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – FINISHED
  11. OlliOlli
  12. P.T.
  13. PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
  14. Rollers of the Realm
  15. Secret Ponchos
  16. Strider
  17. The Tomorrow Children (Alpha)
  18. The Lego Movie Video Game – FINISHED
  19. Transistor
  20. Valiant Hearts: The Great War – FINISHED
  21. Velocity 2X
  22. Watch Dogs
  23. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  24. WWE 2K15


(3 games played; 0 finished)

  1. Luftrausers
  2. Metrico
  3. Dangaronpa

Wii U

(9 games played; 3 finished)

  1. Bayonetta 2
  2. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – FINISHED
  3. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – FINISHED
  4. Dr. Luigi
  5. Hyrule Warriors – FINISHED
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. Pushmo World
  8. Shovel Knight
  9. Super Smash Bros.

Xbox 360

(1 games played; 0 finished)

  1. Dark Souls II

Xbox One

(11 games played; 1 finished)

  1. Alien Isolation
  2. Assassin’s Creed Unity – FINISHED
  3. Dragon Age Inquisition
  4. Forza Horizon 2
  5. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
  6. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  7. Kinect Sports Rivals
  8. Nutjitsu
  9. Sunset Overdrive
  10. Super Time Force
  11. Titanfall

The final 2014 tally is: 129 games played; 26 finished

That compares to:

2013…117 played; 31 finished

2012…139 played; 23 finished

2011…161 played; 28 finished

2010… 195 played; 52 finished

2009… 165 played; 48 finished

2008… 135 played; 37 finished

2007… 118 played; 35 finished

2006… 102 played; 21 finished


  • I don’t keep track of everything I’ve played, but here’s the list of games I considered I completed in 2014:

    Games finished in 2014:
    1. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Aveline DLC
    2. Attack of the Friday Monsters
    3. Bayonetta 2
    4. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise
    5. BioShock Infinite
    6. BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2
    7. Bravely Default
    8. Broken Age Act 1
    9. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    10. Child of Light
    11. Costume Quest
    12. Dark Souls
    13. Dark Souls II
    14. Destiny
    15. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
    16. Dragon’s Crown
    17. Fantasy Life
    18. FEZ
    19. Final Fantasy X HD
    20. Final Fantasy X-2 HD
    21. Fire Emblem: Awakening
    22. Flower
    23. Gears of War: Judgment
    24. Guacamelee
    25. Gunman Clive
    26. Halo 2 Anniversary
    27. Halo Anniversary
    28. Hyrule Warriors
    29. inFAMOUS: Second Son
    30. Kid Icarus: Uprising
    31. La-Mulana
    32. LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes
    33. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    34. Mario Kart 8
    35. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
    36. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
    37. Octodad: Dadliest Catch
    38. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
    39. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
    40. Psychonauts
    41. Pullblox World
    42. Resogun
    43. Risk of Rain
    44. Rogue Legacy
    45. Shovel Knight
    46. South Park: The Stick of Truth
    47. SteamWorld Dig
    48. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
    49. The Last of Us Remastered and Left Behind DLC
    50. The Night of the Rabbit
    51. The Stanley Parable
    52. The Walking Dead Season 2 (Episodes 2-5)
    53. The Witcher
    54. The Wolf Among Us (Episode 1-2)
    55. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
    56. Tomb Raider
    57. Toukiden: Age of Demons
    58. Transistor
    59. Trials Fusion
    60. Valiant Hearts
    61. Year Walk
    62. Ys: Memories of Celceta

      • I was unemployed for a few months :P. I also tend to just stick with whatever I’m playing and try to finish it before moving on.

        • That helps haha. Yea I try and do the same, I can’t stand leaving a job half finished, and that’s no different with games. I was keeping my own tally, but that was kept on my phone which went splat recently 🙁

          • Was working a casual job at the start of the year, then was unemployed and then I got a full-time job. It all worked out in the end! 😀

            A lot of those are cheapy stuff I got from Steam sales, Humble Bundles, gifts, PS+ etc. I tend to mix it up between sale stuff and newer releases.

  • it looks like you have been slacking since 2010.

    sadly my list is no where near that impressive, I probably played about 30 games total, and finished about 10. The best part of the year though was clearly the release of Suikoden 2.

  • I’ve never considered keeping a record of games played / completed, but I’m going to do it this year.

  • I only really started playing games again after I got my PS4 in September, but I have finished these since then. Great idea to have a list though.

    Assassin’s Creed Unity
    Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
    Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry DLC
    Destiny – Lvl. 31 Hunter & Lvl. 30 Warlock
    Dust: An Elysian Tail
    Grand Theft Auto 5
    Hotline Miami
    Lego Movie Videogame
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch
    Sleeping Dogs
    Watchdogs Bad Blood DLC

  • How the hell do you keep finishing the Assassin’s Creed games? I’ve only played the first one and Black Flag and I finished neither. You must really love them lol

  • Games completed

    FF8 – PSX
    Assassins Creed Unity – ps4
    Far Cry 4 – ps4
    South Park – pc
    Majoras Mask & Ocarina – N64

    I had a boring 2014

    • I disagree. FF8, both the legendary Zelda’s and the brilliant South Park. I’d say you had a brilliant year as you didn’t spoil the magic with the piles of disappointing crap we all suffered through.
      *cough* Destiny, AC Unity, Watch Dogs *cough*

  • Hmmm let me think about it
    Xbox 360
    Bioshock infinite – finished story
    COD Black Ops II – prestiged
    Ass Creed Brotherhood – finished story
    Red Dead Redemption – finished story
    Batman Arkham City – finished story
    Shadows of the Damned – finished story
    Lego Batman 2 – finished story (w/ kids)
    Skylanders Swap Force – finished story (w/ kids)

    Lego Marvel – finished story (w/ kids)
    MGS5 Ground Zeroes – finished story

  • Finished:

    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
    Assassin’s Creed: Unity
    Dragon Age: Origins (second playthrough)
    Dragon Age II (second playthrough)
    Dragon Age Inquisition
    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
    Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
    Infamous Second Son
    Infamous First Light
    Final Fantasy X HD
    South Park: The Stick of Truth
    The Walking Dead Season 2
    The Wolf Among Us
    Spec Ops: The Line
    Persona 4 Golden (third playthrough)

  • How did you not finish Destiny? Honestly it’s like 3.5/4 hours of play for the main story.

    Also, didn’t complete gold in MK8? Travesty!

    • Finish Destiny? Lol.. So you’ve collected and reached max level for everything in 4 hours of play?

      Destiny isn’t one of those games you finish.. It’s one of those grinds you wonder why you keep playing. I, am one of those people who wouldn’t be playing it if it wasn’t for the fact my friends all still play.

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