5 Tips To Maximize Your Game Time

When you’re finally ready to play a game you’re going to want to spend as much of that time playing as possible. And you’re going to want to make it count. Don’t waste your game time.

  1. Don’t spend time doing side quests if your goal is to complete the main story. Stay on task and save the DLC for later.
  2. Don’t waste time trying every possible combination if you’re stuck. Embrace assistance by reading an FAQ or watching a walkthrough video.
  3. Do play on easy difficulty, if you’re not in it for the challenge. You’ll get through the game faster and still be able to enjoy it.
  4. Don’t get distracted and don’t multitask. You’ll get less done and gain less enjoyment from it.
  5. Do prepare for future sessions by taking notes.

List of games to play in 2018


I have chosen 25 games I want to play for the entire year. I made great progress on my schedule last year, completing 11 out of 15.

I am going to concentrate on playing my Playstation 2 games, completing some games I’ve already started, and some that I just really want to play.

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam, Action-Adventure)
  2. Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2, TRPG)
  3. Project Eden (PS2, Action-Adventure)
  4. The Last Express (GOG, Adventure)
  5. Geneforge (GOG, RPG/Strategy)
  6. Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2, TRPG)
  7. X: Beyond The Frontier (Steam, Simulation)
  8. Uplink (GOG, Strategy)
  9. BloodRayne (PS2, Action)
  10. Crazy Taxi (PS2, Simulation)
  11. Torchlight 2 (PC, ARPG)
  12. Treasure Adventure Game (GOG, Adventure)
  13. Beyond Good & Evil (GOG/PS2, Action)
  14. Titan Quest (Steam, ARPG)
  15. StarCraft (PC, RTS)
  16. PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords (Steam, RPG/Strategy)
  17. Neverwinter Nights (GOG, RPG)
  18. Fable II (Xbox 360, Adventure/Action RPG)
  19. Death Spank (Steam, ARPG)
  20. Might & Magic X – Legacy (Steam, TRPG)
  21. Thief Gold (Steam, Action)
  22. Valhalla Classics (PC, Adventure)
  23. Darkstar One (GOG, Simulation)
  24. Overlord (Steam/Xbox 360, Action)
  25. Dishonored (Steam, Action)

Beat Your Backlog Tip #1: Make a List

One of the most important tips to beat your game backlog is to make a list of all of the games on your game backlog. Knowing what is in your backlog is important to keep you motivated and to keep you from making bad decisions, like buying two copies of the same game.

During this process, you may want to get rid of the games that you know you will never finish. You will also want to track your progress for each of these games.

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