Backlog Slog Challenge

Image showing steam account value and average play time

My Steam backlog has gotten out of hand, partially thanks to all of the great Steam sales over the years. I think we’re all familiar with the problem by now, you see an old game you’ve heard great things about on sale for $0.49 or $2 for the entire four game series and think “Yeah, it’d be stupid not to buy right now”. Well, I’ve been doing that since around 2008 and I’ve racked up an insane backlog. I’ve used’s calculator for most of this information and it’s a great way to feel really bad about your life decisions.

Lookin at my account I’ve got a total value of $3,433 but that doesn’t really matter much to me. What matters is that I’ve got 736 games owned and 408 games I’ve not played even once. That’s unacceptable so this series of posts is going to be about me slowly working through my entire Steam library. The rules are simple, I don’t have to beat a game I just have to play it for at least an hour. That is enough time for me to determine if it’s something I want to continue playing or if it’s something I never want to touch again. If I like it, I’ll aim to finish it.

That’s it. Well, that and the fact that I’m going to use the category/tag ‘backlog_slog’ with all related posts. So if you want to follow along on my adventures then just use that tag and away we go. What’s your backlog looking like? Feeling guilty about it yet? Let me know in the comments down below.