As editor of GameCritics.com and the co-host of So Videogames Podcast and also as a person who just generally loves videogames — I strive to sample as much of the industry as I can.

What’s the new hotness? What’s the current design trend? What’s everyone talking about?

I’m also always on the lookout for hidden gems or indies that fly under the radar, so it basically means that I try a ton of titles every year!

For anyone who’s curious what 12 months of plays looks like for me, here it is in the exact order that I played them.

There are no notes on any of them (except if I rolled credits — that’s mentioned in bold) but you can hear my thoughts on nearly all of them on the podcast.

JANUARY

1 – Marvel Puzzle Quest, Android

2 – Fortnite, PS5

3 – Dead Cells, Switch

4 – Clid the Snail, PS5

5 – Warhammer 40K: Battlesector, XBX – FINISHED

6 – Hermitage: Strange Case Files, Switch

7 – The Gunk, XBX

8 – Arcadia Fallen, Switch

9 – Picross S3, Switch

10 – Blackwind, PS5

11 – Neon Abyss, Switch

12 – Dull Grey, PS5

13 – Lake, XBX – FINISHED

14 – SNK v Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Switch

15 – Rainbow 6: Extraction, XBX

16 – Pawn of the Dead, Switch

17 – Nobody Saves the World, XBX

18 – Bad North, Switch

19 – One Step from Eden, Switch

20 – Anvil: Vault Breakers, XBX

21 – Vagante, Switch

22 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist, XBX

23 – Blood Will Be Spilled, Switch

FEBRUARY

24 – Astroneer, XBX

25 – The Company Man, Switch

26 – Castle Morihisa, Switch

27 – Transformers: Battleground, XBX

28 – Calturin, Switch

29 – Dracula Frames, Switch

30 – Tux & Fanny, XBX

31 – Scrapnaut, Switch

32 – Draw a Stickman: Epic, Switch

33 – Red Ronin, Switch

34 – Lacuna, XBX

35 – Grim Dawn: Definitive Edition, XBX

36 – Grapple Dog, Switch

37 – Rise of the Third Power, Switch

38 – Gem Wizard Tactics, Switch

39 – Apex Legends, XBX

40 – Armed to the Gears, Switch

41 – GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, Switch

42 – Time Loader, XBX – FINISHED

43 – Braveland Trilogy, Switch

44 – Unforeseen Incidents, Switch

45 – BraveMatch, Switch

46 – Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes, Switch

47 – Live or Die, PS5

48 – Elden Ring, XBX – FINISHED

MARCH

49 – Puddle Knights, Switch

50 – Primordia, Switch

51 – Slayin’ 2, Switch

52 – Witcheye, Switch

53 – Roguebook, XBX

54 – Aztech: Forgotten Gods, XBX

55 – Ashwalkers, Switch

56 – Prison Princess, Switch

57 – The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante, XBX

58 – Royal Frontier, Switch

59 – Vengeful Heart, Switch

60 – Weird West, XBX

61 – For The Warp, Switch

62 – Neurodeck, Switch

APRIL

63 – Crusader Kings III, XBX

64 – Princess Farmer, XBX

65 – tERRORbane, Switch

66 – A Memoir Blue, XBX

67 – Deck of Ashes, XBX

68 – Mind Scanners, Switch

69 – Road 96, XBX

70 – Hentai Uni, Switch – FINISHED

71 – The Last Friend, Switch

72 – Kathy Rain, Switch

73 – In The Mood, Switch – FINISHED

74 – The Serpent Rogue, XBX

MAY

75 – Wildcat Gun Machine, XBX

76 – Ravenous Devils, XBX – FINISHED

77 – Waifu Impact, Switch

78 – My Brother Ate My Pudding!, Switch

79 – Rogue Lords, XBX – FINISHED

80 – Seven Pirates H, Switch

81 – Mighty Goose, Switch

82 – Loot River, XBX

83 – Winter Ember, XBX

84 – Thea 2: the Shattering, XBX

85 – Pretty Girls Panic!, Switch

86 – Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Switch

87 – Dungetris, Switch

88 – Citizen Sleeper, XBX – FINISHED

89 – As Far As the Eye, Switch

90 – Root, Switch

91 – Roundguard, Switch

92 – Dungeons of Dreadrock, Switch – FINISHED

93 – Ogre, XBX

94 – Underland: The Climb, XBX

95 – Moo Lander, XBX

96 – Silt, Switch – FINISHED

97 – Jade Order, Switch

98 – The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature, XBX

JUNE

99 – A Musical Story, XBX

100 – Lit: Bend the Light, XBX

101 – Hentai: Make Love, Not War, Switch

102 – Lamplight City, Switch

103 – Card Shark, Switch

104 – Spellforce III: Reforced, XBX

105 – Souldiers, PS5

106 – Square Keeper, Switch

107 – Vampire: the Masquerade – Swansong, XBX

108 – Sucker for Love: First Date, PC – FINISHED

109 – Delivery From the Pain, Switch

110 – Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag, Switch

111 – Jumanji: The Curse Returns, Switch

112 – Neko’s Secret Room, Switch

113 – Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis, XBX

114 – The Hand of Merlin, XBX

115 – Deadcraft (demo), XBX

116 – Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, XBX

117 – Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!, XBX

118 – Shadowrun Returns, XBX

119 – Theatre of Sorrows, Switch

120 – The Outer Worlds, XBX

121 – Graveyard Keeper, Switch

122 – Shadowrun: Dragonfall, XBX

123 – Terror of Hemasaurus, XBX Demo

124 – Poly Fury, XBX Demo

125 – Ynglet, XBX Demo

126 – Tinykin, XBX Demo

127 – Batora: Lost Haven, XBX Demo

128 – Despot’s Game, XBX Demo

129 – Brok, XBX Demo

130 – Lost Ruins, XBX Demo

131 – Endling, XBX Demo

132 – Another Crusade, XBX Demo

133 – Can Androids Survive, XBX

134 – Red Earth, XBX

135 – Darkstalkers 2: The Night Warriors, XBX

136 – Pachi Pachi 2, Switch

137 – Firegirl: Hack & Splash Rescue DX, Switch

138 – Trek to Yomi, XBX

139 – Gem Fighter, XBX

140 – Hyper Street Fighter Turbo, XBX

141 – Hourglass, XBX

142 – Can Androids Pray, XBX

143 – Fall Guys

144 – Trenga Unlimited, XBX

145 – Casual Birder, Playdate

146 – Whitewater Wipeout, Playdate

JULY

147 – Anno Mutationem, PS5

148 – Back 4 Blood, XBX

149 – World War Z, XBX

150 – Gum +, Switch

151 – OAOA, PC

152 – Ara Fell, PC

153 – Alien Engine, Switch – FINISHED

154 – Ambition: A Minuet in Power, Switch

155 – Growbot, Switch

156 – Long Live the Queen, Switch

157 – Power Wash Simulator, XBX

158 – Solasta: Crown of the Magister, XBX

159 – Stray, PS5

160 – Mothmen 1966, XBX – FINISHED

161 – Unsouled, XBX

162 – Running on Magic, XBX

163 – Strange Horticulture, Switch

164 – Into the Breach, Switch

165 – As Dusk Falls, XBX – FINISHED

166 – Train Valley: Console Edition, XBX

167 – Slay the Princess (demo), PC

168 – Scarlet Hollow, PC

169 – Thirsty Suitors (demo), PC

AUGUST

170 – Avenging Spirit, XBX

171 – South of the Circle, XBX

172 – Gigabash, PS5

173 – Gigapocalypse, XBX

174 – Countess in Crimson, PC

175 – Lord Winklebottom Investigates!, XBX

176 – Please Touch the Artwork!, Switch

177 – Rollerdrome, PS5

178 – Cult of the Lamb, XB

179 – Super Bullet Break, Switch

180 – Cursed to Golf, PS5

181 – Voyage, XBX

182 – Hindsight, Switch

183 – Thymesia, XBX

182 – Yars: Recharged, XBX

183 – I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Switch

184 – Midnight Fight Express, XBX

185 – Soul Hackers 2, XBX

186 – Steelrising, XBX – finish

187 – My Time on Frog Island, XBX

188 – Like No Other: The Legend of the Twin Books, XBX – FINISHED

189 – RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, PS5

190 – Immortality, XBX

191 – The Diofield Chronicle (demo), XBX

SEPTEMBER

192 – Circus Electrique, XBX

193 – Perky Little Things, Switch

194 – Research & Destroy, XBX

195 – Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim, XBX

196 – Gerda: A Flame in Winter, Switch

197 – Rogue Legacy 2, XBX revisit

198 – Jack Move, Switch

199 – Slaycation Paradise, PS5

200 – Foretales, Switch

201 – To Leave, XBX

202 – Valkyrie Elysium (demo), PS5

203 – Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (demo) PS5

204 – Hardspace: Shipbreaker, PS5

205 – Potion Permit, Switch

206 – Nadir: a Grimdark Deck Builder (Prologue), PC

207 – Gunslingers & Zombies, Switch

208 – Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy, Switch

209 – Tower Princess, Switch

210 – Deathverse: Let it Die, PS5

211 – Railgrade, Switch

OCTOBER

212 – Tip Top: Don’t Fall!, XBX

213 – Mozart Requiem, PS5

214 –Prodeus, XBX

215 – Wayward Strand, XBX

216 – Spiderheck, XBX

217 – Space Raiders in Space, Switch

218 – Apico, Switch

219 – Akane, XBX

220 – Dorfromantik, Switch

221 – Serial Cleaners, XBX

222 – The Darkside Detective, Switch – FINISHED

223 – Overwatch 2, XBX

224 – ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area, XBX

225 – Curious Expedition 2, XBX

226 – Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Switch

227 – The Last Oricru, XBX

228 – Last Hero of Nostalgaia, XBX

229 – Marvel Snap, Android

230 – A Plague Tale: Requiem, XBX

231 – Dropsy, Switch

232 – Splatter: Zombiepocalypse, Switch

233 – Warpips, PS5

234 – Signalis, XBX

235 – Unusual Findings, XBX

236 – Hunt: Showdown, XBX

237 – Remnant: From the Ashes, XBX

238 – The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow, PC

239 – Fhtagn Simulator, PC

NOVEMBER

240 – Space Tail, Switch

241 – Paper Cut Mansion, XBX

242 – Darkwood, PS5

243 – Robotry, XBX

244 – Sea Horizon, Switch

245 – Ghost Song, XBX

246 – Tanuki Sunset, XBX

247 – The Past Within, PC – FINISHED

248 – Vampire Survivors, XBX – FINISHED

249 – Shadows Over Loathing, PC

250 – Hot Tentacle Shooter, Switch

251 – Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection, PS

252 – Evil West, XBX

253 – Fluffy Horde, Switch

254 – Orbital Bullet, Switch

255 – Norco, XBX

256 – Hades, Switch

257 – Once Upon a Jester, Switch

258 – Soccer Story, Switch

259 – Hot Tentacle Shooter, Switch

260 – A Little to the Left, Switch

DECEMBER

261 – The Knight Witch, XBX

262 – The Last Door, Switch

263 – Marvel’s Midnight Suns, XBX

264 – Sword Ship, XBX

265 – Forspoken (demo), PS5

266 – Terror of Hemasaurus, XBX

267 – Path of Ra, Switch

268 – Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance, Switch – FINISHED

269 – Grime: Colors of Rot, PS5 – FINISHED

270 – Wavetale, XBX

271 – Cloud Meadow, PC

272 – Nikke, Mobile

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