52 Games

A challenge to beat 52 games in a year, for those that play far too many games. A game a week is probably a healthy target, somehow. The challenge originates from the NeoGAF and ResetEra game forums, and has expanded into a Discord community that is represented on this Backlog Beat website. All are welcome and the rules are light, so join on in if it's something of interest.

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, just hop into the Discord to start!

Hall of Fame

The brave individuals that overcame the challenge for ;
1 year(s)
2B or not 2B
1 year(s)
Artur
3 year(s)
Bosh
1 year(s)
chrominance
1 year(s)
Cormaximus
3 year(s)
CrazyAznKT
1 year(s)
CreatureTypeSorcery
3 year(s)
DankestBoil
1 year(s)
Estizzle
3 year(s)
fatyoshi
1 year(s)
Griffin
3 year(s)
hersheyfan
3 year(s)
Illusionary
3 year(s)
ImSam
1 year(s)
KOfLegend
1 year(s)
Lobotomaxx
1 year(s)
newtontlod
3 year(s)
OhNoSpyware
1 year(s)
OhNoVirus
1 year(s)
OptionalObjectives
3 year(s)
Skikkiks
3 year(s)
sleepless_swan
3 year(s)
Spamlynguist
3 year(s)
Theswweet
3 year(s)
UnexpectedEnemy
3 year(s)
watdaeff4
3 year(s)
whatever6352
1 year(s)
Whimsicalish
3 year(s)
Wozzer
And below the legacy participants who have triumped prior but were consumed by their backlogs in the last year;
1 year(s)
Baybob

FAQ

How do I take part?

First things first, hop into the Discord and say hey! Next register to join Backlog Beat, so you can be added to this website and have your game tracked. Lastly, and the best bit, start beating games!

For tracking completions you can add a post to either NeoGAF or ResetEra and follow the steps outlined there, or you can request a Google spreadsheet to be made for you (like this one) and have your updates tracked automagically!

How do I know when I've completed a game?

That's up to you, it could be completing the game or playing 3hrs+ if it has no ending or is a MP game. You can do replays, as long as all the games are completed in the current year.

Do I have to record time?

No, though most platforms (Steam, Xbox, Nintendo, etc) will now do it for free, so its a nice extra!

Do I have to review or comment on the games I complete?

Not required but very much welcomed. A few words and maybe a quick score does wonders to share your impressions with other users as you go. Full blown mini-reviews aren't necessary.

Do episodic games count as a single game or X amount of games?

That's up to you. It's alright to count something like Life is Strange as one or five games. Your choice.

Can I finish a game I started in 1998 and count that?

Yes. Any year, any game, all completions are equal.

What should I do once I've completed the challenge?

Shoot me a DM with a link to your post or sheet that shows all the games you've completed. I'll mark your triumph, both via the Discord role and the website Hall of Fame!

Do board games count?

They do not. Vidya games only in here.