We all have one, but we don’t like to brag about it. We’ve all lectured our buddies about how great a game is, but we don’t mention the fact that we never, well, actually finished the game legitimately. The reasons are varied. Was I too young? Was the game too hard? Did I lack the skill? Was the game any good?

My old friend @gablaxian recently informed me that he had finally finished “Disgaea: Hour of Darkness”. I lent him this game 10 YEARS AGO. I would love to say Gablaxian is rubbish at games (he is) but that would not be truthful. Disgaea is a game that I gave a really good go, but I just did not have the momentum or mental fortitude to see it through. Something about it just didn’t click meaning the game felt like a chore rather than the acclaimed masterpiece that it really is. Prinny.

Feeling a little deflated, I decided to depress myself further by thinking about all the games that I’ve just not bothered finishing, but are actually good games. Sure there are games I’ve not finished because they were bad (although ironically I beat Destiny…), but that’s a different post. This is about highly regarded games, that I love. Please don’t judge me too harshly!! In no particular order:

  1. Secret of Mana (SNES)
  2. The Goonies II (NES)
  3. Super Mario Brothers 2 (NES)
  4. Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1)
  5. Jak & Daxter 2 (PS2)
  6. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
  7. Exhumed (PS1)
  8. Uncharted 3 (PS3)
  9. Dragon Quest 5 (PS2)
  10. Zelda 2 (NES)

I might live stream these games being beaten (or trying to). At least it’s a theme!

Do you have a “Games of Shame” list? If so feel free to share!