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 more than one copy of the same game.
During this process, you should get rid of the games that you know you will never finish. You may also want to track your progress for each of these games.
Tools For Tracking Your Game Backlog Progress
Depending on the size of your collection and the number of details you want to track, there are several options on how to track your game backlog.
- Backloggery provides a visual breakdown of their game collection as well as some features that encourage people to play their games and get their video game backlogs under control. See my article on the Pros and Cons of Backloggery.
- GameFAQs is a one-stop shop for your game collection and getting help for playing games. See my article on How To Use GameFAQs To Beat Your Backlog.
- GG| keeps track of your game collection in a visually pleasing and no-nonsense way.
- Grouvee.com is a website where you can catalogue, review, and organize your video game collection by adding games to virtual shelves. It uses the Giant Bomb database of games. See my articles on How to Organize Your Games With Grouvee and the Pros and Cons of Grouvee.
- HowLongToBeat tracks the length of time it takes to complete a game. See my article on How To Organize Your Games With How Long To Beat.
- Pen and Paper can be used to track a short list of your games or short-term gaming goals.
- RAWG is a primarily video game discovery site, but it’s a good way to track your game collection.
- A Spreadsheet can be used for more games and information.
- Trello is a task management tool that can be used for a game backlog.
TrueGaming is a network of sites that track your game achievements. it is also great for making short-term goals. See my articles on How To Use TrueGaming To Beat Your Backlog and the Pros and Cons of TrueGaming.
Not sure which one is for you, check out my article on How to Choose a Game Backlog Tracker.
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Game Backlog Tip
- Make a List
- Organize Your Games
- Determine Your Own Goals
- Decide What to Play Next
- Manage Your Game Time
- Change Your Game Buying Habits
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