The Unplayed Gaming List – January 2012

Xmas has come and gone. The Xmas and post-Xmas sales have come and gone. Time to update the unplayed gaming list.


  • Bayonetta (X360): Finished this on Normal difficulty, started again on the next harder difficulty and have shelved the game after running into a roadblock at a particular Alfheim Portal. Might come back to it.
  • Alan Wake working on his typewriter in first person view.

    You know what would have made Alan Wake better? If someone had written an ending.

    Alan Wake (plus The Signal and The Writer DLC) (X360):  Completed this with 3 achievements outstanding, but 2 of those are “Complete the DLC without dying” and I’m not sure I’m in the mood to try for that. Particularly with the instant death jumping puzzles.

  • Batman: Arkham City (X360): Completed and also finished a lot of the extra challenges, but completing the campaigns is beyond my patience levels. Plus I don’t think there is enough in the Robin or Nightwing DLCs to justify their purchase, since that would just provide more challenges and campaigns.


  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood: On loan.
  • Duke Nukem Forever: Bought on the cheap during the sales. Some things are worth experiencing first hand, even if you know they are bad.
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Playing it now. This may be sacrilegious, but I don’t get all the love for this game. It’s pretty and there’s lots of stuff to do but ultimately feels hollow to me. I’ll finish it and then consider how I feel about it.
  • LA Noire: Bought on the cheap during the sales.


  • Dark Souls
  • Dead Space 2
  • The Witcher 2
  • Deus Ex 3
  • Gears of War 3 (for the sake of completeness, really)
  • Catherine
  • From Dust
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Portal 2
  • Psychonauts (because I’ve never played it but am intrigued)
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • To The Moon
  • The Binding of Isaac

3 thoughts on “The Unplayed Gaming List – January 2012

    • Thank you. There are lots of games I’d like to give a shot, but slowly over time forget about them until I spot them on a shelf (I only finished Halo 3 late last year). So the list is there to remind me.

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