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How many games do you finish in a year?

How many games do you finish a year?


  • Total voters
    446

lord_of_flood

Member
Jan 1, 2018
886
lol @ the poll

I finish maybe 4 or 5 games a year at most nowadays, if that. In my younger days I could finish 10-15 or so a year.
 

AndrewGPK

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,182
I'm guessing probably in the 10-15 range......

Since last September

Spider-man
RDR2
Bloodborne
Sekiro
Guacamelee
Yokus Island Express
Crash Bandicoot 1
Crash Bandicoot 2
Yoshi: Crafted World
SSBM
and will probably wrap up Astral Chain in the next week or two.
 

Mortemis

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,592
0-25 oh man

I do like, 3-5 a year. I haven’t been able to fill out a top 10 since 2014.
 

Clive

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,139
Probably about one per week, very few being large RPGs. I play video games every evening. I had one period lately where I focused on knocking a few short ones out of the backlog and probably finished 10-15 in a month. The month I played The Witcher 3, not as many.
 

bounchfx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
944
Muricas
holy shit I don't think I've beat 25 games in the last 10 years lmao. I've played far more but rarely finish any, takes a real special one for that
 

ghibli99

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,783
USA
Last several years:

2018: 43
2017: 35 (lots of time put into long games like BOTW)
2016: 48
2015: 55 (five months of unemployment)
2014: 63 (I was unemployed the entire year)

Only at 21 for this year though, but will probably still break into the 25+ group. I think a missing metric that is interesting is total/average hours played.
 

Palazzo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
467
Generally I finish around 30 a year. Sometimes I get 40 if I end up getting really into certain genres, but that's less common.
 

BasilZero

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,359
Omni
I’m at

Pokemon LGP
Pokemon Crystal
Zelda BOTW (which I started way back in March 2017)
Pokemon White 2
Halo 3
Halo ODST
Pokemon Black 2
Pokemon Heartgold
Pokemon Omega Ruby

And I’m nearly done replaying Spider-Man 2018.
That’s a lot of Pokémon

I need to play a new Pokémon game , haven’t since ultra sun and hoping to get a Switch with Pokémon Sword later this year

This is what I finished so far in 2019

DS
-Super Princess Peach
-Kirby Canvas Curse
-Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

3DS
-Kirby Planet Robobot
-New Super Mario Bros 2
-Paper Mario Sticker Star
-The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
-Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon

PS3
-Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater HD
-Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots
-Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD
-Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

PS4
-Metal Slug 1
-Metal Slug 2
-Metal Slug X
-Metal Slug 3
-Metal Slug 4
-Metal Slug 5
-Metal Slug 6

PSP
-Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
-Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
-Metal Gear Acid
-Secret Agent Clank

Steam
-Call of Duty
-Call of Duty United Offensive
-Mega Man 3
-Mega Man 4
-Mega Man 5
-Mega Man 6
-The Vagrant
-WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01
-Ys: Ark of Napishtim
-Sonic Mania
-Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
 

TheMrPliskin

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,812
20-30 is probably my average. I'd say I start close to 50 but end up dropping off of most of them for one reason or another.
 

Goldenroad

Member
Nov 2, 2017
3,233
25+ is basically a game every two weeks? AC Odyssey took me almost three months and I'm still not even done the DLC. I could see there being the odd year or two in my 36 years on this planet where I have beaten more than 25 games in a year, but normally maybe somewhere in that 10-20 range. I do play a lot more games than that, especially due to Game Pass, PS+, etc, but I'm sure in a normal year I do not finish more than 20 games, almost ever.
 

Lindsay

Member
Nov 4, 2017
1,560
It really depends on the year but 25-50 seems right for this poll since I haven't been sub-20 in 6 years. Did the 52 games, 52 weeks challenge a few times which pushed my average up. Overall I'd say 20-30 on "normal" years. Which honestly isn't hard since most games I play tend ta be pretty short.
 

LonestarZues

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,801
The last 4 years I've finished at least 45 games per year. Before that I'd finish between 10-20. As you can can see I have more free time now.
 

Bushido

Member
Feb 6, 2018
661
Last year I finished 24 games, in 2019 I'm at 14 so far. So, between 20 and 25 I guess.
 

Magic

Member
Oct 29, 2017
105
Isle of Man
Well I’m on 17 for the year so far and I’ve been trying really hard...

Seriously you need additional options between 0-25, the average gamer doesn’t complete more than 5 games in a year.
 

metalgear89

Member
Oct 27, 2017
770
Use to be maybe 5-8 a year, now it's 24 a year after I completely stopped playing multiplayer games. Although the new cod might change that.
 

Tanooki

Member
Oct 25, 2017
816
Canada
I genuinely don't think I've finished a game since DK:TF came to Switch. So, I'll say 1-2 if I'm lucky.

That being said, most of the games I play don't really have a "finish" - like OW and SSB.
 

Benzychenz

Member
Nov 1, 2017
3,642
Australia
Haha you fucked up those poll options 😂

I’d say about 20 personally. I used to enjoy finishing more games so would pick smaller games to pad the number, but now I mostly go from meaty game to meaty game.
 

tomofthepops

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,219
I'm on 8 PS4 at the moment but one of those games was persona 5 so that took alot of my gaming time up. Completed resident evil 2 and 3 on PS1 though as well.
 

SaitoH

Member
Oct 27, 2017
148
I usually complete between 30 and 40 games, but it seems to be trending down YOY as games are getting longer. I generally do not play online multiplayer titles... Monster Hunter being the exception.
 

Stainless

Member
Feb 26, 2018
95
I've completely finished about 80 games in my entire life so I'm definitely in the 25 or less per year category
 

Wood Man

Member
Oct 30, 2017
3,190
I used to get around 40 - 50 a year, then I became a parent.

This year I'm doing pretty good. I'm up to 25 now.

January:
Titanic VR
Astrobot
Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee
Job Simulator
Red Dead Redemption 2
Castlevania SOTN

February:
Batman VR
Tetris Effect
South Park: The Fractured but Whole

March:
Kingdom Hearts 3
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God
Phantasy Star
Hot Springs Story

April:
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
The Walking Dead: The Final Season

May:
What Remains of Edith Fitch
Final Fight
Cafeteria Nipponica
Knights of the Round
King of Dragons
Ghost Giant

June:
Kings Quest
Cadence of Hyrule
Secret of Mana
Blood & Truth

July:
Mario Maker 2
 

Andrew J

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,117
The Adirondacks
I aim to beat at least ten new games a year for GOTY voting purposes, and chip away at my backlog a bit too. Many games in both of those categories tend to be lengthy JRPGs for me, so I imagine the yearly total ranges from fifteen to twenty-five.
 

CerealKi11a

Member
May 3, 2018
383
I came into this poll thinking “you know, I don’t finish that many, maybe 5 a year, but that’ll probably be one of the lower end estimates - certainly not the lowest on the poll”

Welp
 

SlickVic

Member
Oct 27, 2017
704
USA
Looking at this year, I beat Yakuza 0, Gris, RDR2, RE2 Remake, Dishonored 2, FFXIV: Shadowbringers (main story), AC Odyssey (finished base game, working on DLC). Caveat is I started playing some of those last year. I’m also hoping to finish Control, Yakuza Kiwami, and maybe a couple others like Bloodstained and Gears 5 if time allows before year’s end. Probably will be a few others I start but don’t end up finishing until next year.

So that’s about 10-12? I think that’s been pretty typical for me the past few years. Playing FFXIV on and off so that definitely has an impact on how many other games I have time to finish.
 

Rhaknar

Member
Oct 26, 2017
15,309
although me and others are fringe cases with way too many games played and/or finished, I do find it funny people borderline shaming those that played "a lot" of games, and by "a lot" I mean posts like "LOL I BARELY FINISH 5 GAMES"

You know, 5 games at an average of what, 10 hours a game lets say, is 50 hours. 365 days a year would be 8760 hours, so thats less than 1% of your time playing videogames a year, is that correct? Is that what those posts are implying, that in a gaming forum, you really only spend around 0.7% of your time in a year playing videogames? Unless this is specifically cases where you play more games, but you don't finish any, which is weird in itself but ok.
 

Lindsay

Member
Nov 4, 2017
1,560
Oh ya, I'm at 19 right now. 6 of the games on there took less than 25 mins each to beat lol. Guess I just dun play thousand hour long games like some of ya'll struggling ta hit 5 beaten a year.
 

vestan

Member
Dec 28, 2017
10,783
no idea tbh

only games i've finished this year is dmc5, kh3 and travis strikes again, and that's counting games from all years i've played
 

Paquete_PT

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
1,215
That pool is kind of ridiculous as someone who has a a difficult work-life, the minimum should be about 5-10 and that’s where I sit :/ I do think I play more than that in a year, but nowadays most games bore me before the ending
 

Quinton

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,597
The Research Triangle
You know a poll is extremely right-skewed when 218 people have participated and 0 have thought to troll with the biggest answer.

I finish 15 or so games a year. Sometimes 20.
 

Cyclonesweep

Member
Oct 29, 2017
2,711
It's really not hard to finish that many games.

He say you have 7 hours a week to game, an hour a day. That's 364 hours a year. Say even if your average game is 30 hours that's still 12 games a year.

I've had a crazy busy year and am at 28 right now. It's my hobby of choice so I guess it allows me to play a bit more