I saw this same topic brought up on kotaku and figured we could talk about it here.
I don't know about you all, but I have games literally spread across multiple platforms and game launchers on PC I've never even downloaded. Some free other I paid for but only put a small amount of time in thinking I would go back, but never did. Some were just so terrible I couldn't continue. Lots of free games on Steam and Epic I will probably never play but figured I would grab just in case. I'm not even going to go into console games I guess. I get a pass since my kids mostly took those over throughout the years.
(Not counting MMOs of course) at this point I would imagine I'm hovering around at least 500+ titles I've yet to dive into or even finish. Too many to actually count accurately since I consider not finishing some games in there entirety part of said backlog, so I can only give an estimate.
4x games are probably the hardest for me go back to once I shelve them for a while since I feel like I have to relearn the entire game again to get anything out of it which takes considerable time and i find myself quickly wanting to play something else. Sim games are probably the games I've put the most time into but after expansions hit I jump ship due to them becoming increasingly expensive. Take Cities Skylines for example. I've put over 100 hours into it, but I feel it's harder to pick back up now due to the multitude of expansions for it I don't own because I feel they are slightly overpriced.
Sometimes I get envious of those folks who find that one game they can literally dump hundreds of hours into where I'm only able to manage maybe 2 or 3 hours. More power to them they really get their monies worth. Looking at Steam Stats, none of the top games even interest me; for some of those people those are the only games they play. Hundreds of hours are being put into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, almost 1 million people playing at any given time. If only life were that simple, having one game you love to play....never caring about what else is out there because you found that one "It" game.
So what does your Backlog look like?
SWG Bloodfin vet
Elder Jedi/Elder Bounty Hunter