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Topic   GameTZ Lifetime Game Completion Tracking Thread

razeak
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* 30-Sep(#1)
The purpose of this thread is to share and keep track of every game you complete for any system, at any time (not including replays). If you want to participate, post in the thread. I will make a table to track how many games you have completed. If I get enough interest, we can even break down the total number of completed games by system and I will post them under spoiler tags in the first post of the thread. I track my games on a spreadsheet. We might do a monthly or quarterly game challenge (we could tie in to the retro trade thread). If this is popular enough I will continue to update the thread. Please keep track of your totals and help me make sure your counts are accurate. Hopefully discussion and participation can inspire some trading and game discussion.
razeak
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* 30-Sep(#2)
Individual Totals

BloodPuppetX

Nintendo Entertainment System - 28
Super Nintendo - 29
Nintendo 64 - 20
Nintendo GameCube - 20
Nintendo Wii - 7
Nintendo Wii U - 9
Nintendo Switch - 0
Game Boy - 1
Game Boy Color - 4
Game Boy Advance -19
Nintendo DS - 68
Nintendo 3DS - 46

Sega Genesis - 12
Sega CD - 5

PlayStation - 38
PlayStation 2 - 34
PlayStation 3 - 1
PlayStation Portable - 27
PlayStation Vita - 14

Microsoft Xbox - 2
Microsoft Xbox 360 - 6

Total - 390



DefaultGen


PC / Windows - 229
Apple 2
IOS - 65
Mobile - 2
Arcade - 21
PalmOS - 3
Magnavox Odyssey 2 - 2

Atari 2600 - 2
Atari 8 Bit - 1

Famicom - 1
Nintendo Entertainment System - 70
Super Nintendo - 9
Nintendo 64 - 22
Nintendo GameCube - 14
Nintendo Wii - 15
Nintendo Wii U - 5
Nintendo Switch - 2

Game Boy - 8
Game Boy Color - 1
Game Boy Advance - 5
Nintendo DS - 19
Nintendo 3DS - 5

Sega Genesis - 20
Sega CD - 10
Sega Saturn - 2
Game Gear - 2

PlayStation - 8
PlayStation 2 - 17
PlayStation 3 - 45
PlayStation 4 - 1
PlayStation Portable - 4

Microsoft Xbox - 14
Microsoft Xbox 360 - 43

NEC PC Engine - 1
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - 4

3DO - 1

Total - 676



Egg


79 PlayStation Portable
11 Super Nintendo
11 PlayStation
10 PlayStation 2
9 Microsoft Xbox 360
9 Game Boy Advance
8 Nintendo GameCube
7 PC / Windows
6 Nintendo DS
6 Game Boy
6 Sega Saturn
5 Nintendo 64
5 Nintendo Wii U
4 Mobile
2 Sega Dreamcast
2 PlayStation Vita
1 Nintendo Wii ii
1 PlayStation 3
1 Sega Genesis
1 Arcade

184 total



Razeak


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 - 1

Nintendo Entertainment System - 57
Super Nintendo - 58
Nintendo 64 - 16
Nintendo GameCube - 13
Nintendo Wii - 10
Nintendo Wii U- 28
Nintendo Switch - 3
Game Boy - 4
Game Boy Advance - 0
Nintendo DS - 2
Nintendo 3DS - 7

Sega Master System - 0
Sega Genesis - 17
Sega 32X - 1
Sega CD - 1
Sega Saturn - 4
Sega Dreamcast - 19
Game Gear 0

PlayStation - 13
PlayStation 2 - 17
PlayStation 3 - 17
PlayStation 4 - 10
PlayStation Portable - 2
PlayStation Vita - 4

Microsoft Xbox - 26
Microsoft Xbox 360 48
Microsoft Xbox One - 17

PC / Windows - 35

Arcade - 9

Total: 439



Tonymack21


PC / Windows - 17

Nintendo Entertainment System - 66
Super Nintendo - 8
Nintendo 64 - 15
Nintendo Wii- 4
Nintendo Wii U - 2
Nintendo Switch - 0
Game Boy Advance - 3
Nintendo DS - 2
Nintendo 3DS - 3

CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - 11

Sega Genesis - 62
Sega Dreamcast - 18

PlayStation - 51
PlayStation 2 - 47
PlayStation 3 - 33
PlayStation 4 - 26
PlayStation Portable - 4
PlayStation Vita - 2

Microsoft Xbox - 45
Microsoft Xbox 360 - 64
Microsoft Xbox One - 13

Total - 496

razeak
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* 30-Sep(#3)
Total Games Completed Leaderboard:

1. DefaultGen 676
2. Tonymack21 496
3. Razeak 439
4. BloodPuppetX 390
5. Egg 184
BloodPuppetX
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* 30-Sep(#4)

Nintendo Entertainment System - 28
Super Nintendo - 29
Nintendo 64 - 20
Nintendo GameCube - 20
Nintendo Wii - 7
Nintendo Wii U - 9
Nintendo Switch - 1
Game Boy - 1
Game Boy Color - 4
Game Boy Advance - 19
Nintendo DS - 68
Nintendo 3DS - 46

Sega Genesis - 12
Sega CD - 5

PlayStation - 38
PlayStation 2 - 34
PlayStation 3 - 1
PlayStation Portable - 27
PlayStation Vita - 15

Microsoft Xbox - 2
Microsoft Xbox 360 - 6

Total: 392





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razeak
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30-Sep(#5)
That was how I had to do my best to remember what games I had completed when I was younger. I loaded game list for each console and read through them. I'm more confident I forgot something than I am that I unintentionally added one. This is on the honor system. So just do the list to the best of your knowledge.
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30-Sep(#6)
razeak wrote:
> That was how I had to do my best to remember what games I had completed when I was
> younger. I loaded game list for each console and read through them. I'm more confident
> I forgot something than I am that I unintentionally added one. This is on the honor
> system. So just do the list to the best of your knowledge.

yes...I accidentally counted Link's Awakening twice, but corrected it. (I don't think I even beat it on OG Game Boy so just put it on the GBC list.)...I'm saving DS, PSP and PS1 for last. I'm pretty sure I've beaten more on those than any other system.




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30-Sep(#7)
My list should be complete now - didn't take as long as I thought it would. (I left off systems that I've owned but never finished any games on, such as Saturn and Dreamcast. And PC) I counted 390 games total. I'm sure I missed some, but it should be a close estimate, as long as Wikipedia is correct.



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razeak
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* 1-Oct(#8)
Updated the title to reflect the topic better.

I also completed Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.
tonymack21
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1-Oct(#9)
im in, i'll have to go through some old game lists on old systems

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2-Oct(#10)
I'm in. It will take me a while to get my initial list together. I've only been tracking games I've beaten since the beginning of the 2017 thread.


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dustin11
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2-Oct(#11)
I'm in as well but, like Scott said, getting the total together is going to take quite a while since I've never tracked the games I've completed. I'm curious to see the final number though.
DefaultGen
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* 2-Oct(#12)
I've got 676 completed in my spreadsheet. I'm not going to list every single platform but the biggest ones are:

PC: 229
NES: 70
iOS: 65
PS3: 45
Xbox 360: 43

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razeak
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2-Oct(#13)
Suck it up and break it down. 😀
DefaultGen
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2-Oct(#14)
I figured no one cares enough to go through every last platform frown

2600: 2
3DO: 1
3DS: 5
Arcade: 21
Atari 8-Bit: 1
DS: 19
Famicom: 1
GB: 8
GG: 2
Gamecube: 14
GBA: 5
GBC: 1
Genesis: 20
Mac: 2
Mobile: 2
N64: 22
Odyssey 2: 2
PalmOS: 3
PC-Engine: 1
PS1: 8
PS2: 17
PS4: 1
PSP: 4
Saturn: 2
Sega CD: 10
SNES: 9
Switch: 2
TG16: 4
Wii: 15
Wii U: 5
Xbox: 14

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razeak
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2-Oct(#15)
Thanks. I'll update.
razeak
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2-Oct(#16)
The biggest surprise I had was I only completed 34 PC games. I used to game a ton in the late 90s - about 2007. I guess a lot of that was Jedi Knight multiplayer, AVP/AVP 2 multiplayer, Xwing Vs TIE Fighter and WoW.
DefaultGen
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2-Oct(#17)
razeak wrote:
> The biggest surprise I had was I only completed 34 PC games. I used to game a ton
> in the late 90s - about 2007. I guess a lot of that was Jedi Knight multiplayer,
> AVP/AVP 2 multiplayer, Xwing Vs TIE Fighter and WoW.
>

Lots of consoles I like I have super low numbers on. I beat more PalmOS games than Saturn games. I need to get my crap together and finish what I start frown

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tonymack21
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3-Oct(#18)
what site are you guys using for your game lists?

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3-Oct(#19)
tonymack21 wrote:
> what site are you guys using for your game lists?
>
>

I used Wikipedia... Also, just beat Mario + Rabbids last night. That's 391 total and the first Switch game I've completed! I'll update my original post now.




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oh ya that would probably be easiest, im interested to see the totals, ive played an awful lot of games in my years.

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razeak
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3-Oct(#21)
Baby on the way. I'll get back with you guys when I'm available.
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like going to the hospital in labor on the way ? congrats bro hope everything goes well

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3-Oct(#23)
In labor. Far along, but kind of chilling for now. Wife has banished me to the corner lol.
dustin11
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* 3-Oct(#24)
I only have 2 consoles added up so far:

Dreamcast - 50
N64 - 44
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razeak wrote:
> In labor. Far along, but kind of chilling for now. Wife has banished me to the corner
> lol.

lol. well congratulations hope mom and baby are healthy.


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* 5-Oct(#26)
edit: the list (in progress)

@razeak (No rush, take care of that baby and the family!)

PC / Windows - 17

Nintendo Entertainment System - 66
Super Nintendo - 8
Nintendo 64 - 15
Nintendo Wii - 4
Nintendo Wii U - 2
Nintendo Switch - 0
Game Boy Advance - 3
Nintendo DS - 2
Nintendo 3DS - 3

CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - 11

Sega Genesis - 62
Sega Dreamcast - 18

PlayStation - 51
PlayStation 2 - 47
PlayStation 3 - 33
PlayStation 4 - 26
PlayStation Portable - 4
PlayStation Vita - 2

Microsoft Xbox - 45
Microsoft Xbox 360 - 64
Microsoft Xbox One - 13

496


wow I have a lot of unbeaten games


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dustin11
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5-Oct(#27)
I counted sports games if I've completed a full season in baseball (all 162 games and playoffs plus won the world series) or multiple full seasons in football. I counted NBA 2K1 because I probably completed at least 3 full seasons and hundred of hours of gameplay and the same with NFL2k. I think the only sports games I included were NFL2K, NBA2K1, WSB2K1, and MLB Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. (N64).
tonymack21
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* 5-Oct(#28)
hmm. makes sense, i'll have to rework my Sega Genesis numbers. my genny number will be high but my Super Nintendo lower than most, as we had genny and not snes

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razeak
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5-Oct(#29)
Well, I was up by myself most of the night. We have a stupid 48 hour discharge her for newborns. I beat Castlevania: The Adventure. Seriously.fusge that game. Super hard. Took me like 8 hours to get it right. The jumps are super precise. 436.
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razeak wrote:
> Well, I was up by myself most of the night. We have a stupid 48 hour discharge her
> for newborns. I beat Castlevania: The Adventure. Seriously.fusge that game. Super
> hard. Took me like 8 hours to get it right. The jumps are super precise. 436.

Nice. I couldn't beat Dracula 2 in that game, and I got tired of replaying stage 4 after a dozen tries. I like when Castlevania games just respawn you outside the Dracula battle.

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I have done some of my smaller totals, playstation and xbox is gonna take a little longer they will likely be my biggest. I knew I historically had not finished a lot of games on handheld, I don't play handheld much, hurts my neck and hands, but I was surprised to see its literally only a handful of titles.

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* 5-Oct(#32)
I personally define beating (which I assume is what this thread means by completion) as meeting at least one of the following criteria in a game: end credits, 100% completion, or a screen that says "The End". Though it can get fuzzy if a game has multiple playable characters or endings.

79 PlayStation Portable
11 Super Nintendo
11 PlayStation
10 PlayStation 2
9 Microsoft Xbox 360
9 Game Boy Advance
8 Nintendo GameCube
7 PC / Windows
6 Nintendo DS
6 Game Boy
6 Sega Saturn
5 Nintendo 64
5 Nintendo Wii U
4 mobile
2 Sega Dreamcast
2 PlayStation Vita
1 Nintendo Wii
1 PlayStation 3
1 Sega Genesis
1 arcade

184 total
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5-Oct(#33)
I have over 30 years of gaming. I've forgotten more games than I remember beating. Will have to decline. Ambitious.
dustin11
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5-Oct(#34)
I have a really good memory with games and know exactly how far into each game I've gotten for pretty much ever game I've ever played. My brain likes to store completely useless information.
razeak
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6-Oct(#35)
I will update new additions when I can set down with my laptop. It was actually pretty easy to recollect what I completed once I looked at lists.

I would agree with egg for the most part. Some games don't have any of those though.
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6-Oct(#36)
egg wrote:
> I personally define beating (which I assume is what this thread means by completion)
> as meeting at least one of the following criteria in a game: end credits, 100% completion,
> or a screen that says "The End". Though it can get fuzzy if a game has multiple playable
> characters or endings.
>
> 79 PlayStation Portable
> 11 Super Nintendo
> 11 PlayStation
> 10 PlayStation 2
> 9 Microsoft Xbox 360
> 9 Game Boy Advance
> 8 Nintendo GameCube
> 7 PC / Windows
> 6 Nintendo DS
> 6 Game Boy
> 6 Sega Saturn
> 5 Nintendo 64
> 5 Nintendo Wii U
> 4 mobile
> 2 Sega Dreamcast
> 2 PlayStation Vita
> 1 Nintendo Wii
> 1 PlayStation 3
> 1 Sega Genesis
> 1 arcade
>
> 184 total

gosh darn you went in on PSP
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6-Oct(#37)
dustin11 wrote:
> I have a really good memory with games and know exactly how far into each game I've
> gotten for pretty much ever game I've ever played. My brain likes to store completely
> useless information.


My brain does too, but not video game useless information. It's kind of nice as it's like playing a vaguely familiar game each time. Like I beat Link to the Past every few years or so and I can barely remember what to do in later dungeons (lot's of "oh yeah" moments). I don't recall the Mega Man endings, 1-6, but I know I beat them all.
dustin11
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6-Oct(#38)
What to do in game is a little different as I can easily forget the finer details in most games I play, but if I see a game or read its title I can remember the last time I played it pretty clearly. Only titles I can't remember are most SHMUPS and that's because their names all sound way too similar.
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6-Oct(#39)
i can recall for the most part if i finished a game or not, ive left them out of my counts unless im sure. i still need to do the playstations, that is gonna take the most time i just havent had a chance yet. sometime this weekend i will. its gonna be approximate and probably off, i know there are indie titles and stuff ive beaten that arent on the lists ive been using.

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wow i am seeing how many games i played in my youth that we never finished, we used to rent one almost every weekend so over the years that added up to a lot of played but not beaten games.

wikipedia's list of ps4 seems to be missing a lot of digital only stuff but will go down my library listing on the system when i get time. added what wikipedia had for now

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6-Oct(#41)
That's going to be me when it comes to the NES, I wasn't good enough at games to beat anything but Duct Tales and the 3 Mario games back in the day.
razeak
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8-Oct(#42)
I finished Doom for 32X. It got very hard once I screwed up and died in level 12. It took me two hours to finally clear that one. Not being able to strafe made it harder.
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ps1 and ps2 were probably the era's in which i had the most time to play at a level i could actually beat the games, and played so much there are ones i just dont know for sure, so if i wasnt i didnt count them. i also came up with a couple wikipedia doesnt have so their lists may be a little incomplete, which is no biggie this list at my age was gonna be fairly approximate im sure i have forgotten severael

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razeak
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8-Oct(#44)
Did you guys know there is a Doom Compilation + Heretic and Hexen homebrew release for the Dreamcast?
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@razeak I think my list in post 26 is as close as I can get it til I go down my ps4 library and count the digital only stuff but that will be later in the week.

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razeak
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10-Oct(#46)
Updated totals and added Tonymack21.

I've been playing Brutal Doom, but I might jump over to the demonsteele mod.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RElfXigIe4c

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razeak wrote:
> Did you guys know there is a Doom Compilation + Heretic and Hexen homebrew release
> for the Dreamcast?

I didn't know that, pretty cool, but I don't know if I can ever play shooters with one stick again.


gonna start shadow of war tonight probably

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I'm almost done with my list, but I've been running into a few things that I'm curious to hear how the rest of you are handling. In the end, this is just for fun and I'll probably just stick with what I personally feel is right, but I'd appreciate the input smile

1) Fighting games (ARMS, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter for me) - Do you count it if you just beat the single player mode on the easiest setting? If not, what's your criteria? For ARMS, I've cleared the 3rd difficulty setting, but it goes up to 7. If I remember correctly, Mortal Kombat II has Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard. I know I at least beat it on Normal (but pretty sure I beat it on Hard as well). Would you count a Normal playthrough in this case?

2) Games with expansion packs that are basically an entirely new game (Shovel Knight is the main one that comes to mind) - I haven't actually played this one yet myself, but I plan to soon so I was wondering how y'all count it. Maybe my perception is wrong, but it seems like each expansion is kind of like a new game. Is that not the case?

3) Ports - Do you count ports multiple times for each system you beat it on? I'm more inclined to say yes when there are least some changes/updates to the game, for example, Final Fantasy IV Advance, Super Mario 64 DS, etc. But what about when it's just the exact same game, such as the classic series on GBA, or the Halo games in the Master Chief Collection? And if you do count those, do you also count it when you beat VC games that you already beat on other systems?

4) Games that don't have a clear ending - This is the biggest area of confusion for me, there are a lot of examples:

4a) Sim City (SNES) - The only thing I can think of for this one is to reach Megaloplis (something I've never done but wanted to go back and try again at).

4b) Tetris (NES) - The game doesn't really end, but when you hit level 29 the pieces start moving so fast that it's humanly impossible to keep up (according to the WR video I found on Youtube). I played this game a lot when I was a kid, often making it very far, but level 29 is absurd. That's something that very few people in the world can even do, so it seems odd to say that's what it takes to beat the game. But, the alternative would be to just pick some arbitrary level number and call that "beating it" which doesn't seem right either. What do y'all think? Apparently, if you start B-Type on Level 9/Height 5, you do get an end screen when you clear it, but that never really felt like the main mode of Tetris to me so I don't know how I feel about that.

4c) Duck Hunt (NES) - Apparently, you can go all the way to level 99, and if you clear that, it loops back to 0 and starts glitching out. A lot of older games were like this, where the levels are seemingly neverending and just keep getting slightly harder and harder. I don't think the developers ever intended for people to reach the end of games like these, you were SUPPOSED to die at some point and it was just a matter of making it as far as you can. So at what point do you count games like these?

4d) Party Games (Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii Party, Mario Party, etc) - I've played these types of games a ton with my family. It seems odd to not include them on my list, given how much time I've played them and how thoroughly I've completed all of the various modes and mini-games. But, they never have clear endings so I can see people calling me out for including them lol

I guess that's about it. Let me know if you have any input on any of these!


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12-Oct(#49)
if it helps this is how i did it along with some of dustin's input as seen in the previous posts.

1. i counted beating the single player mode, not sure how else to count them so that's what i did. ARMS sounds good on what you have. id think normal is the standard for counting.

2. i didn't count dlc's like the witcher 3's even though they are HUGE, as they were an extension of that game, nor did i count things like Mass effect dlc or fallout dlc's.

3. ya i would say that counts in the first example, i didn't count vc as its essentially the same game?

4. i think your examples are good in all the 4's, for games like SimCity and sim games there is like a pinnacle of what you can achieve so id think that would count. i think you could use time invested for things like tetris, duck hunt, and those games that don't "end" like you said you are just meant to die like old arcade stuff where at most it loops. for like party games maybe if you have played all the games, they don't measure the same but you still have time invested. i counted Nintendo land as the kids and i have played all the games quite a bit and have quite a few hours in it.



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12-Oct(#50)
Scott wrote:
> I'm almost done with my list, but I've been running into a few things that I'm curious
> to hear how the rest of you are handling. In the end, this is just for fun and I'll
> probably just stick with what I personally feel is right, but I'd appreciate the
> input smile
>
> 1) Fighting games (ARMS, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter for me) - Do you count
> it if you just beat the single player mode on the easiest setting? If not, what's
> your criteria? For ARMS, I've cleared the 3rd difficulty setting, but it goes up
> to 7. If I remember correctly, Mortal Kombat II has Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard,
> and Very Hard. I know I at least beat it on Normal (but pretty sure I beat it on
> Hard as well). Would you count a Normal playthrough in this case?

I counted MVC2 because I beat the game about 50 times as well as finished the game on the hardest difficulty. I spent as much time playing that game as it takes me to finish most RPGs.

>
> 2) Games with expansion packs that are basically an entirely new game (Shovel Knight
> is the main one that comes to mind) - I haven't actually played this one yet myself,
> but I plan to soon so I was wondering how y'all count it. Maybe my perception is
> wrong, but it seems like each expansion is kind of like a new game. Is that not the
> case?

I would only count that as 1 game, personally.

>
> 3) Ports - Do you count ports multiple times for each system you beat it on? I'm
> more inclined to say yes when there are least some changes/updates to the game, for
> example, Final Fantasy IV Advance, Super Mario 64 DS, etc. But what about when it's
> just the exact same game, such as the classic series on GBA, or the Halo games in
> the Master Chief Collection? And if you do count those, do you also count it when
> you beat VC games that you already beat on other systems?

I count it as 1 game. If I beat Sonic Adventure on the DC I wouldn't count it for the Xbox 360 too since its only 1 game.
>
> 4) Games that don't have a clear ending - This is the biggest area of confusion for
> me, there are a lot of examples:

??? I say if I do everything the game has to offer then I beat it.

>
> 4a) Sim City (SNES) - The only thing I can think of for this one is to reach Megaloplis
> (something I've never done but wanted to go back and try again at).

Probably do the max amount of things in the game like getting as far as you can would count.

>
> 4b) Tetris (NES) - The game doesn't really end, but when you hit level 29 the pieces
> start moving so fast that it's humanly impossible to keep up (according to the WR
> video I found on Youtube). I played this game a lot when I was a kid, often making
> it very far, but level 29 is absurd. That's something that very few people in the
> world can even do, so it seems odd to say that's what it takes to beat the game.
> But, the alternative would be to just pick some arbitrary level number and call that
> "beating it" which doesn't seem right either. What do y'all think? Apparently, if
> you start B-Type on Level 9/Height 5, you do get an end screen when you clear it,
> but that never really felt like the main mode of Tetris to me so I don't know how
> I feel about that.

I think Tetris is one of those games I don't think someone can say they have beaten since there is no ending. I guess you could count it if you've put like 50+ hours into it.

>
> 4c) Duck Hunt (NES) - Apparently, you can go all the way to level 99, and if you
> clear that, it loops back to 0 and starts glitching out. A lot of older games were
> like this, where the levels are seemingly neverending and just keep getting slightly
> harder and harder. I don't think the developers ever intended for people to reach
> the end of games like these, you were SUPPOSED to die at some point and it was just
> a matter of making it as far as you can. So at what point do you count games like
> these?

I would say I have beaten this game because I got to level 100 in the clay pigeon part of the game before it glitched out.

>
> 4d) Party Games (Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii Party, Mario Party, etc) - I've played
> these types of games a ton with my family. It seems odd to not include them on my
> list, given how much time I've played them and how thoroughly I've completed all
> of the various modes and mini-games. But, they never have clear endings so I can
> see people calling me out for including them lol

Like I said above, I would include a game with no real ending as long as you put enough time into the game as it would take to beat a standard game, 20, 30, 40+ hours its kind of up to the individual. I wouldn't say you've been something like this if you, say....played it a few times with your friends or anything. I played Wii Sports a few times with my Wife but I wouldn't say I've beaten it.
>
> I guess that's about it. Let me know if you have any input on any of these!
>
>
razeak
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12-Oct(#51)
I just finished Brutal Doom. That last boss is a pile of horse poo.

I think we can count any difficulty we want as long as we see credits for the thread. For my own personal view, I only count default or higher settings.

For game like Duck Hunt, I would say reaching the loop.

For a game like Tetris, I 'll have to research it a little.

For a party game, once you have won, and seen all of the content is how I count it.

I count completing say Street Fighter II on multiple systems as completions for total completions tracking. Completing the Genesis version is slightly different than SNES or the HD Remix.
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12-Oct(#52)
For games that appeared on multiple systems, I only counted the first time I beat it. Majora's Mask, for example, I only counted for the N64. I've also beaten it on Gamecube (exact same game) and the upgraded 3DS version. If I counted games that I beat on multiple systems, my number would be much higher.



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razeak
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12-Oct(#53)
I probably have an additional 10 or so games on my list that I beat on multiple systems.Mortal Kombat, Doom, and Street Fighter would be the series I completed on multiple systems. I can't think of anything else. I've beat SF2 on SNES, Genesis and the HD Remix on 360. HD remix has significant changes to balance and frames,

So

SF2
SF2 Turbo
Super SF2
SF2 Champion Edition
SF2 release on Xbox Live
SF2 HD Remix

Mortal Kombat on SNES, Genesis, Sega CD
Mortal Kombat 2 on SNES and Genesis and Game Boy. Gameboy isn't really the same game though.

Super Street Fighter 2 has extra characters to beat so I would differentiate that to begin with. Me personally I'm counting each game separate

Doom on PC and 32X
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12-Oct(#54)
That's reasonable. There are things that differentiated them..extra modes characters levels etc.

I'd count those.. but like I didn't count super Mario world on snes, gba and vc..because as far as I know they are exactly the same.

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razeak
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13-Oct(#55)
I finished Friday the 13th finally. 439

Man it was tough getting him to be on the road on day 3.
egg
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* 13-Oct(#56)
Scott wrote:
> I'm almost done with my list, but I've been running into a few things that I'm curious
> to hear how the rest of you are handling.

1) Fighting games:
I haven't been playing many fighters, but if I treat them as I would any other genre (as we should probably should be doing) then any difficulty is fine, but you have to beat the game with every character.

2) Games with expansion packs
I only have two expansion packs in my list but I made up a rule for how to handle them. If the expansion was acquired separately then it counts as beating a separate game. Whereas if you get a game and it comes with the expansion built in, then the whole thing is treated as one game.

3) Ports
If you beat multiple console versions of a game, I would choose to count each version separately. But this doesn't count things like PS1 classics, virtual console, and emulation. It's mostly the version of the game that matters, not the hardware used to play it.

4) Games that don't have a clear ending
If a game doesn't have a beaten state, then quite simply, it is excluded. Nothing says a game has to have a beaten state. For that matter, nothing says ANY game has to have a beaten state, but it just happens that many of them do, and that's what this thread is predicated on.
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13-Oct(#57)
egg wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> I'm almost done with my list, but I've been running into a few things that I'm
> curious
>> to hear how the rest of you are handling.
>
> 1) Fighting games:
> I haven't been playing many fighters, but if I treat them as I would any other genre
> (as we should probably should be doing) then any difficulty is fine, but you have
> to beat the game with every character.
>

this is all up to interpretations, but every character i def dont think would be a requirement. that would be like saying you have to beat mass effect with male and female shep, once with each crew member alive that can die, and all romances.

> 2) Games with expansion packs
> I only have two expansion packs in my list but I made up a rule for how to handle
> them. If the expansion was acquired separately then it counts as beating a separate
> game. Whereas if you get a game and it comes with the expansion built in, then the
> whole thing is treated as one game.

i would say def not, if you play a game, and then two months later dlc comes out and you play it, thats not a new game.

>
> 3) Ports
> If you beat multiple console versions of a game, I would choose to count each version
> separately. But this doesn't count things like PS1 classics, virtual console, and
> emulation. It's mostly the version of the game that matters, not the hardware used
> to play it.
>

i do agree with this, mario world on snes and vc is the same game. a remake, with new features or something, could be 2.

> 4) Games that don't have a clear ending
> If a game doesn't have a beaten state, then quite simply, it is excluded. Nothing
> says a game has to have a beaten state. For that matter, nothing says ANY game has
> to have a beaten state, but it just happens that many of them do, and that's what
> this thread is predicated on.

sports games would fall into this too, but i think dustin came up with a good way to consider them "beaten" also for something like open ended sim games etc if at some point you've reached what is considered the pinnacle thats "beaten"

no mans sky doesnt really end, you can explore forever, but if you have made it to the center you have technically "beaten it"


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dustin11
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* 13-Oct(#58)
Beat a fighter with every character? No. That would be like saying I can't count Dragon Force because I only beat it with 1 of the 6 characters. I think a fighter is beaten when you've completed the game on the hardest difficulty. I think that's the easiest way of going about it.
egg
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13-Oct(#59)
tonymack21 wrote:
> this is all up to interpretations, but every character i def dont think would be
> a requirement. that would be like saying you have to beat mass effect with male
> and female shep, once with each crew member alive that can die, and all romances.

Things like that are treated as choices. The question is how to make the distinction between a character and a choice. Usually it's obvious. If you think about it, in large part the distinction comes from whether you're supposed to choose one or choose all. For example femshep is an option for female players. Things like character creators, naming your character, choosing a weapon, in general, are elements that make up part of a playthrough. You don't have to beat the game with every possible combination, as presumably, you're just meant to go with the combination specific to you.

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