Mission possible: My 2018 game list

One of the biggest struggles facing gamers today is that of the backlog.

This is a vicious cycle that begins when many, many games hit the market, and there just isn’t enough time to play them all.

Such a terrible problem, right?

Sarcasm aside, I spent some time this week coming up with the games I want to play this year. Obviously, it was a bit of a daunting list, so here are the top three!

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

I was first introduced to the Rabbids about a decade ago when my dad brought home Rayman Raving Rabbids for the Wii.

I fell in love with them immediately; their terrible dance moves, equally terrible singing (and the necessity of slapping them to make them stahp), tendency to scream randomly, and their epic plunger-shooting battles appealed to teenage me for some reason.

My love for them went dormant for a few years when I moved out without the Wii, but it came roaring back in a blaze of glory when I saw the case art for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle because Rabbid Yoshi.

To go along with the innate ridiculousness, the game looks like it has a great story and boss setup, and I really want to find out first-hand just how fun it is!

Although it technically came out in August 2017, my Switchmas wish did not come true—meaning I can totally put it on my games list for this year!

The Harry Potter PC games

I’m kind of cheating here by talking about eight games in one, but you know what? It’s okay. It’s technically all an extension of the same story anyway, right?

As much as I love the Harry Potter PC games, I actually only have the first three. I tried the fifth one on the Wii, but where you could point and click to cast spells in the PC version, you had to wave your Wiimote appropriately to cast spells on that version.

And as it turns out, I’m more of a Seamus than a Hermione.


My mission for this year is to get my hands on the remaining ones (for PC), and play my way through the entire series!

Interestingly, despite having been out for anywhere from eight to 17 years, the games have actually held onto their initial market value. That in itself is noteworthy, because most games fall victim to depreciation after a while.

Pokémon HeartGold

As my introduction and initiation into the Pokémon world, this game holds a special place in my heart (ha, pun).

I started replaying it last year for a bit of nostalgia, but with everything else that happened, HeartGold kind of fell victim to the backlog. I made it to Goldenrod City, but then, my poor team took the backseat.

There’s plenty more to go in the game, though, and honestly, I had forgotten that it let you explore two entire regions. So I’m only half as far as I thought I was!

My Avengers-themed team has plenty of room to grow, and that’s going to be its mission for this, the year of the Infinity War.


What games are you going to play this year? Is there anything I should add?

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