Let's Be Real About Our Unplayed Steam Games

Look, I know how easy it is to buy something on sale. There's probably nothing I can say that will stop you from indulging in the yearly Steam summer sale. Still, I find that sale time is a good time to reflect on my PC gaming library—specifically, the tons of games I haven't played yet.


The Steam Calculator is a good resource here. Just type in your Steam profile name and it'll give you a breakdown of your game library—how many games you own, how many games you've never played, and what the worth of all your games put together is. Me? I own 146 games, which all together are worth 2059.67 dollars. I haven't played 69 of these games. That's nearly half! Geez, how did that happen? And this is that it's not counting games from other services. I'm not even sure I want to know.

What about you? While I encourage you to take a hard look at your game library, here's to adding more to our piles of shame—because let's be real, most of us won't go through our library of unplayed games. That's just how it is. And kudos for those of you that do manage to play through most of your Steam library. You guys are champs.

If you are interested in taking on the herculean task of actually going through your unfinished games, remember there's stuff like Backloggery to help you through it!

Update: we may have brought the site temporarily down. It's supposed to come back sometime soon, though!

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