Let’s be honest here guys, we all have them. They could be sitting in a cupboard, on your shelf or virtual library. Maybe they were a Christmas present you never really wanted, or something you really, really wanted then didn’t. I’m of course talking about those video games you buy and never play! Those games that are bought and destined to be nothing more than a dust collector.
I think it’s something every gamer does. We buy or are given a game then never get round to playing it. Maybe we just haven’t had time (then sunk 1000 hours into Skyrim) or maybe we just aren’t interested. It’s not just a gaming thing either, as a book-worm I have on my bookshelf too many books that I bought and then never bothered reading.
While I may never get around to playing these games, while they may sit there constantly collecting dust or in the case of Steam they may never have even been downloaded I feel they deserve some recognition. Some level of acknowledgement for just being there, so here is my shortlist of unplayed games (to list them all may take up 10 pages!):
- Assassins Creed Black Flag – now I can explain, I know how great this game is supposed to be but you see I just never bothered putting the disc in my PC! Assassins Creed Origins is awesome so I may need to revisit it…
- Bioshock Infinite – again I can explain, this game is awesome I can’t deny that but I bought it after watching a full YouTube play through and so never really bothered playing it. I already knew the full storyline (something I now try to avoid)!
- Shadow of Mordor – I got it as a present, at first I thought it would be great but when I read up on it and realised it moves pretty far away from the original Lord of The Rings stories I lost interest.
To these three games and all the others I never played, and to all the gamers who have bought something never to have even seen the start menu and for all the gamers drawn in by the lure of Steam sales. Us gamers pay homage to those games that developers spent so long creating, but that we never bothered to play! So what games have you got and never played through?