Is there such a thing as too many games?

If you are like me you spend a lot of time playing games. But if you are like me, you have a bunch of games on your backlog and will probably never get to them all.

So here is my question; with all of the games out there, and the ones coming on the horizon, are there too many games? I look at my time, and the games I know I will get, and I really don’t have enough time to play them all. Okay, maybe it pans out over the year with a sporadic release of a new game in those months and I can actually play them all, but am I pushing to do so to fit it into my life? Between work, a wife, kids, extended family, volunteer work, chores and projects (and the list keeps going) I really don’t have a lot of time to play games even though it is one of my main hobbies. So are there too many games for me to play in my allotted time?

However I still find myself wanting a new game, or looking for a new game to play fairly frequently. I think what happens is I get bored of having the same games even if enjoy them and play them all the time. I want that new game excitement. I will try other genres, bargain games, whatever I think might give me some spice to my game library. Oh but then the backlog grows. So where do I stop?

As it stands, for the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 I am looking at getting (in no particular order):

  • Medal of Honor Warfighter
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Borderlands 2
  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Transformers Fall of Cybertron
  • Dishonored
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Far Cry 3
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Devil May Cry


Granted, I won’t get all of them day one so spread out over a year it isn’t as bad. But that is also a short list, there are other games I am considering that I might end up getting depending on reviews or budget allowances. So even just running off this list, that is 11 games. So basically I can get one a month for the next year and be set. That is a lot of games!

Are there too many out there? What do you think?

What do you do to manage your time and money when it comes to this hobby?