The Top 11 Games That Players Keep Putting On The Back Burner

It’s common to see gamers who while having every intention of finishing a specific game, tend to leave it on the back burner and just leave it there. There are many reasons for this as well, sometimes life can get in the way or another new game which you aim to finish first has already come out or maybe you just need some time to yourself. And if you feel that you might be the only one not to have finished some games, don’t worry you’re not the only one.

As we will see in this article, that most people have a tendency to put specific games on the backburner. These are the top eleven games that players keep putting on the back burner.

11. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a game you will still hear about today. As gamers are still enamored with the world and its deep lore. The first game on our list is a game that players are actively playing to this day. And because of this more gamers looking on are putting it on their list and wishing to play it as well. Aiming to explore the lands and delve into the deep lore that Elder Scrolls offers with it.

10. Psychonauts

Psychonauts is a game we don’t hear about often as it has been a long time, but when it first came out, it was one of the games that was on everyone’s playlist. A 3d platforming game which came out in the early 2000’s and while the game was praised for its unique and creative level design and fun characters, with time people have forgotten about this game altogether. Of course, you can’t blame gamers for putting this much older game on the back burner as it can’t compare to the much newer games which have come out in recent years.

9. Portal 2

The second game on this list is Portal 2, and I’m guessing most people haven’t heard of this game for a while considering when it was released and for the fact that Portal 2 while being only around 8 and half hours long is on the back burner for most gamers. Considering its age, most gamers will most likely have this game on their list but putting it on to finish it might be something players will do when they are done with a few other games first.

8. Dishonored

Dishonored is a first-person action game, where you play as a supernatural assassin with personal goals of revenge. And while the game is immersive and tends to not be as long as some other huge games, more gamers have left it on their backlog with the intention of getting to it later on. Now, the reason that most players are leaving this game for later will differ, but it does show that dishonored is a game most pick up with the intention of finishing but most never actually do.

7. Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is an indie darling and a beautiful game to boot. But along with its beauty and great gameplay, it’s also a game which requires players to have a certain high level of skill to finish the game too. This leaves some players frustrated with the game comparing it to Dark Souls and the like. With tons of players leaving the game and hoping to finish it at a later date.

6. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas is a follow-up to the Fallout series after Fallout 3. And this open world game leads to a story of war and letting you choose the side you would like to take, sadly gamers are choosing to leave the game for later. As it is somewhat of a long game and one that might require more time than gamers can give.

5. Borderlands 2

The Borderlands franchise is considered to be one of the best franchises of gaming to come out so far, and if you were to ask a few fans of the gam, they would probably say that Borderlands 2 is the best of the franchise as well. But even so, it was released almost 10 years ago and while most who have played the game love it, gamers have already put it on the back burner, hoping to get to it once they have enough time to finish it.

4. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game and one of the best of its kind. With exploration, survival, and puzzle solving put in the game it makes for a great game and story. The game when first released was beloved by gamers and received great reviews, but considering the time it has been since the game came out. Most players have decided to leave the game for later and explore other games instead.

3. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2 is a classic RPG in the eyes of gamers everywhere. And the lore which the game holds is one that is very vast and interesting. Although because of this, the game is considerably very long and requires a lot of time commitment as well. Not to mention, the difficulty of the game, being particularly challenging during the early stages of the game has made many gamers put the game down and focus on other games, leaving the game to be completed later on.

2. BioShock Series

In the world of video games, the BioShock series could be considered a classic. And is considered to be a must-play for most. The reasons differ for players not wanting to finish this game, the difficulty is one but one of the biggest reasons players bring up is the horror elements of the game that keep the players from going further and wanting to finish the game themselves. Of course, there is also the length of the game as well, that has kept most gamers away from the series too.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is one of the most critically acclaimed games out there. Being a massive open-world game, players have fallen in love with world and with more patches and new missions being added to this date, players are still playing the game, with no sign of stopping anytime soon. Of course, the massive open world and deep lore and story of the game is a strength of the Witcher, it is also a weakness as most players will tire themselves out and focus on other games they can finish quickly, as compared to this, first. With this becoming the game that most players will put on the back burner aiming to finish it someday but not anytime soon.


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