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The 100 game challenge!

Edit - Just gave this bit of an update.

Just for fun, I decided to create myself a challenge: List 100 games I have beaten.
I have actually finished a lot more then that, possibly 200-300, but I decided to narrow it down significantly based on a few rules I thought up:
  1. You have to feel accomplishment about beating the game. This is highly subjective, for instance, I obviously can't list You have to burn the rope, but I also won't list ports of Arcade games that give you infinite credits (Street Fighter II). Also, I have included some really easy games because I felt proud when I beat them in my pre-teenage years.
  2. If a game has no clear ending, such as most flight simulations, you can count it if you can justify why you consider the game beaten.
  3. No Demos or Shareware. Has to be full version.
  4. You have beaten the game without use of cheats or trainers. Walkthroughs is a maybe
  5. The game has to be beaten without use of an emulator - Excepting PSN, XBLA, Virtual Console etc - because of the unfair advantages an emulator can give you.
  6. If you have beaten multiple versions of the game, you can only list it once.
  7. You can't include a game you yourself made (Hence no Derelict or Kiwi's Tale!)
  8. To significantly narrow it down, if you have beaten multiple games in the same series, you can only count it once. If you have beaten the entire Ultima series - tough luck, only list it once.
  9. The previous rule also includes games in a single franchise, even if made by different developers, such as the James Bond games. 
So, here is my list:
  1. 007 (N64/PC/SMS/XBox): Agent Under Fire, Everything or nothing, Goldeneye, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent, Licence to Kill, Nightfire, The Duel, The World is not enough
  2. 1213 (PC)
  3. 1942 (NES), 1943 (C64)
  4. Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright, Justice for All, Trials and Tribulations, Apollo Justice, Miles Edgeworth (NDS)
  5. Aces (PC): Of the Pacific, Over Europe (Successfully completed campaigns)
  6. Afterburner (PC/Arcade): 3D, Climax
  7. Alien Trilogy (PC)
  8. And Yet It Moves (PC)
  9. Another World (PC)
  10. Apocalypse (PS1)
  11. Batman: Returns (SMS), Arkham Asylum (PS3)
  12. Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator (PC): 1-7
  13. Bio Menace (PC)
  14. Blazing Angels (Wii)
  15. Braid (PC)
  16. Cave Story (PC)
  17. Caverns of Underkeep (PC)
  18. Chick Chaser (PC)
  19. Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)
  20. Challenge of the Ancient Empires (PC)
  21. Chzo Mythos (PC): Five Days a Stranger, Six Days a Scavenger, Seven Days a Skeptic, Tribly's Notes
  22. Crysis (PC)
  23. Commando (C64) (Also MERCS, it's sort-of sequel, on SMS)
  24. Doom (PC/XBox): Ultimate, II, III
  25. Double Hawk (SMS)
  26. Duke Nukem (PC): 1, 3D
  27. Dune II (Genesis)
  28. Echo the Dolphin (SMS)
  29. Enclosure (PC)
  30. G.A.S.P (N64) (Tournament mode with custom character)
  31. Galaxy of Fantabulous Wonderment (PC)
  32. GIRP (PC)
  33. G-LOC (SMS)
  34. GP Rider (SMS)
  35. Grim Fandango (PC)
  36. Gunship 2000 (PC) (Retired after successfully surviving 50 missions)
  37. Emily Enough (PC)
  38. European Air War (PC) (Successfully completed campaigns)
  39. Fable (Xbox)
  40. F-Zero X (N64) (Unlocked X Cup)
  41. Half Life (1, Opposing Force)
  42. Halo (XBox)
  43. House of the Dead Overkill (Wii)
  44. Hugo's House of Horror (PC): 1,3
  45. Jane's WWII Fighters (PC) (Luftwaffe Campaign Only)
  46. Jazz Jackrabbit (PC) (CD Version with 9 Episodes)
  47. Karateka (Apple IIe)
  48. Klass of '99 (PC)
  49. Larry Vales (PC): Traffic Division, Dead Girls are Easy
  50. Legend of Zelda (N64/Wii): Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess
  51. Lylat Wars (N64) (Also known as Star Fox, got all medals)
  52. Major Stryker (PC)
  53. Max Payne (PC)
  54. Metal Gear Solid (Gamecube): The Twin Snakes
  55. Michael Jackson: Moonwalker (SMS)
  56. Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion (SMS)
  57. Mirror's Edge: (PC)
  58. Mondo Nation (PC): Medicals, Agency
  59. Monkey Island (PC): Secret of, LeChuck's Revenge, Curse of
  60. Moonstone (PC)
  61. Bomberman Neo (Arcade)
  62. One Must Fall (PC) (Completed Tournament Mode)
  63. Oni (PC)
  64. Outrun (PC) (Old Dos version!)
  65. Peasants Quest (PC)
  66. Perfect Dark (N64) (All levels on Secret Agent Difficulty)
  67. Pleurghburgs: Dark Ages (PC)
  68. Pilot Wings (N64)
  69. Pitstop (C64): 1 and possibly 2?
  70. Pitfall II (C64)
  71. Portal (PC)
  72. Pro Wrestling (SMS)
  73. Rainbow Six (N64), possibly Rogue Spear on PC as well
  74. Red Alert II (PC) (Soviet Campaign Only)
  75. Red Steel (Wii) (Shut up. I liked this game)
  76. Resident Evil IV (Wii)
  77. Robocop 2D (PC): 1-3
  78. Quarantine (PC)
  79. Richard Longhurst and the Box that Ate Time (PC)
  80. Rise of the Triad (PC): The Hunt Begins (Shareware), Dark War (Full)
  81. Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (Luftwaffe Campaign)
  82. Seiklus (PC)
  83. Starlancer (PC)
  84. Shotgun Ninja (PC)
  85. Shogo (PC)
  86. Sim Ant (PC) (Overran house with Ant Colony!)
  87. Sin and Punishment (Virtual Console)
  88. Smash TV (SMS)
  89. Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS): 1-2
  90. Soul Calibre III (Arcade)
  91. Special Criminal Investigation (SMS)
  92. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
  93. Strong Bad's Cool Game 4 Attractive People (Wii): 1-5
  94. Super Castlevania (Virtual Console)
  95. Super Cycle (C64)
  96. Super Mario (N64,Gamecube,Wii): 64, Sunshine, Galaxy
  97. Super Smash Bros (N64/Gamecube/Wii): 64,Melee,Brawl (Unlocked all characters and stages, except for a small number on Melee)
  98. Super Meat Boy (All light world levels excluding Cotton Alley)
  99. System Shock II (PC)
  100. Taipan (Apple IIe) (Retired after becoming millionaire)
  101. Terminal Velocity (PC)
  102. Test Drive (C64)
  103. The Dark Half (PC)
  104. The Godfather (Wii)
  105. The Shivar (PC)
  106. The Sky Crawlers (Wii)
  107. The Journeyman Project (PC)
  108. The Simpsons (Arcade)
  109. Tom and Jerry (SMS)
  110. Traffic Department 2192 (PC)
  111. Two of a Kind (PC)
  112. Tyrian 2000 (PC)
  113. Ultima (PC): Akalabeth,1,7,Underworld
  114. VVVVVV (PC)
  115. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Apple IIe)
  116. Wing Commander (1+Expansions,2+Expansions,3,4)
  117. Wolfenstein (PC): 3D, Spear of Destiny
Well, there you go! A fairly healthy mix of consoles and computers, from simple action games to complicated simulators, more old then new, and mostly commercial but with a few freeware classics. Quite a few Sega, Nintendo and Microsoft games - but only a single game beaten on a Sony console (Edit - now Two)!
So, my challenge to you is to come up with your own list, and either post it as a comment here or on your own blog or favourite forum. Good luck!


JoshuaSmyth (not verified)

Holy crap, curse my ADD riddled nature - I think I've beaten 5 games on that list.

How the heck did you beat Moonstone?


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Joined: 02/06/2009

Beat Moonstone with a lot of practice. Used to play it with some friends a fair bit. Also gaining extra lives by returning to your home helps. Some of the really tricky sections (such as the swamp in the lower right, and the dragon), well, it's just a matter of getting used to avoiding the one-hit-kill traps.

Moonstone was an awesome game, it really deserves a sequel/remake.

Just out of curosity, would you mind listing the ones you have beaten from this list?

Joined: 05/05/2009

Heh I haven't even completed enough games to get up to 20ish.. I tend to get bored..

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Joined: 05/24/2009

I'm pleased to see Quarantine on the list - One of my all-time favourites! Hmm... I reckon I've completed about 120 games, but with those criteria, it's more like 70 (no emulated games, etc). These are all on PC, unless stated otherwise - Also (because I ripped them from my own list o' games) they go in date order from the late '80s and DOS to 2009 and Windows. Plus a couple of console titles...

1. Captain Blood & Commander Blood
2. Chamber Of The Sci-Mutant Priestess (aka. Kult)
3. Future Wars: Time Travellers
4. Rise Of The Dragon
5. Monkey Island I & II
6. Another World
7. D/Generation
8. Alone In The Dark
9. Dune & Dune II
10. Eternam
11. Lure Of The Temptress
12. Conspiracy (aka. KGB)
13. Day Of The Tentacle
15. Sam And Max Hit The Road
16. Shadow Of The Comet
17. Syndicate
18. Beneath A Steel Sky
19. Dreamweb
20. Megarace I & II
21. Quarantine I & II
22. System Shock I & II
23. X-COM series (UFO: Enemy Unknown, Terror From The Deep, Apocalypse, Enforcer)
24. Ascendancy
25. BioForge
26. Command & Conquer
27. Full Throttle
28. Transport Tycoon Deluxe
29. Master Of Orion II: Battle At Antares
30. Quake & expansion packs
31. Strife
32. Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri
33. Blade Runner
34. Incubation
35. Baldur's Gate I & II plus expansion packs
36. Half-Life
37. Fallout
38. Omikron: The Nomad Soul
39. Odium
40. Thief (Gold edition)
41. Deus Ex I & II
42. Icewind Dale I & II plus expansions
43. Anachronox
44. Max Payne I & II
45. Project Eden
46. Shark! Hunting The Great White
47. Grand Theft Auto III
48. Chzo series (5 Days A Stranger, 7 Days A Skeptic, Trilby's Notes, 6 Days A Sacrifice)
49. Silent Hill I (Playstation!) & II (PC)
50. The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
51. Fahrenheit
52. Hard Truck: Apocalypse
53. Pathologic
54. Knytt Stories
55. Prey
56. Project Firestart (PC) :)
57. You Are Empty
58. BioShock
59. Portal
60. Red Ocean
61. Exodus From The Earth
62. Urban Brawl
63. Caster
64. Dark Sector
65. Mirror's Edge
66. The Path
67. Zeno Clash
68. Mario Kart DS (NDS)
69. Dementium: The Ward (NDS)
70. Phantasy Star (GBA)


hydra9's picture
Joined: 05/24/2009

Also: Strange to see Apocalypse on there as your only PS1 game... I'm mid-way through playing it now - which will make it my second completed PS1 game when I'm done :)

Earok's picture
Joined: 02/06/2009

Quarantine was great! I consider it a great grand-daddy of the GTA games. A modern version of it would be awesome. I should still have a go at Quarantine II sometime.

Really cool list, a few of those games on there I've come close to beating (Dune I/II, Quake I etc) but didn't for whatever reason. A few of the games on that list are also ones I really want to play, particularly Anachronox.

I should find myself a copy of Apocalypse since my Kirsty has a PS2. Really enjoyed that game, asides from being quite quirky in that it "stars" Bruce Willis, it reminds me a fair bit of Commando (On C64) which has always been my favourite game.

hydra9's picture
Joined: 05/24/2009

Definitely play Anachronox if you can. It's a really fun and involving RPG with a great sense of humour.

hydra9's picture
Joined: 05/24/2009

Also I know what you mean about coming close to beating a game but not quite finishing it. Dune II is actually the perfect example... I bought it in 1992, played it solidly for weeks, totally loved it, but ended up running out of spice on the penultimate mission. And for some reason, I never re-tried the mission. This bugged me for *years* until I finally re-installed the game in about 2007, played through it again and finished it. You know what? It's still a great game, even with all the advances in the RTS genre since then. And completing it was definitely worthwhile :) Of course, I only completed it with one faction...

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Joined: 05/24/2009

Quake is another game I played 'back in the day' but I didn't think much of it then. Despite quite a bit of 2-player deathmatching, I never got into the single-player game. Anyway, I reinstalled it last year and enjoyed it so much that I ended up blasting through the whole thing, and the expansion episodes. To my surprise, it wasn't even all brown!

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Joined: 02/06/2009

As a big fan of the 1984 Dune film the thing I like the most about the Westwood Dune series is how faithful they've been to David Lynch's creative vision, even the newer ones made decades after the film was released. I really want to finish the entire series in order.

Quake I is definitely one I need to play through sometime. I did own the full version at one stage but never even got around to finishing the second episode.

Joshua Smyth (not verified)

Phantasy Star is on GBA???!!!

Must Get.

Joined: 05/05/2009

Requesting update!

Joined: 05/05/2009

I think it's an advanced Zen Koan. I have yet to figure out the exact message, it maybe deceptive. :P

Joined: 05/05/2009

I completed my first game for 2013. Have you seen my list? (Hint google spreadsheet.)