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Published March 27, 2012

This morning, I had too many darn games. Several hours later, this remains true, but I tweeted about the Great Culling this afternoon and got a variety of responses, most of them confused. First and foremost, why dump so much of my collection when the individual games are definitely worth more than I got for them?* I’m not saying it easy, but I had enough video games to last me several lifetimes, and the vast majority of them would have probably gone un-played forever. I have many fond memories of the games with which I parted, and that’s all I need. However, I’ve been down this road before. I pawned off my 16-bit treasures during my undergrad days, and no amount of Virtual Console downloads is going to make up for that choice. Today, before I made that ultimate trade, I carefully chose the disc-based classics I wanted to keep in my sacred disc binders. Many of you wanted to know what I had left; you can find the answer below. (If you have any questions or Chibi Robo love, please let me know in the comments. Also, keep in mind that this doesn’t count any of my handheld games, cartridges, Steam downloads, etc.)

*All you need to know is that I’m happy with the money I received.

Xbox 360: 35 Games

Halo Reach
Halo 3
Lost Odyssey
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Gears of War 3
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Sports
Deus Ex Human Revolution
DJ Hero
Rock Band 3
The Beatles Rock Band
Dance Central
Burnout Paradise
Brutal Legend
Dead Space
Left 4 Dead 2
The Orange Box
Fallout 3
The Bigs
The Darkness
Dead or Alive 4
Sonic Generations
Dead Rising
Child of Eden
Prince of Persia (2008)
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Far Cry 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
Batman: Arkham Asylum


PlayStation 3: 38 games

LittleBigPlanet 2
Killzone 3
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Heavy Rain
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Gran Turismo 5
Resistance 3
ModNation Racers
inFamous 2
The Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection
The Sly Collection
EyePet & Friends
Carnival Island
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
God of War III
Yakuza 3
Yakuza 4
Valkyria Chronicles
Virtua Fighter 5
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter IV
Mortal Kombat
El Shaddai
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Rayman Origins
Assassin’s Creed II
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Shadows of the Damned
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3


Wii: 38 games

Wii Sports Resort
Wii Fit Plus
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Paper Mario
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Strikers Charged
Wario Land: Shake It!
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Other M
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Zack & Wiki
Mad World
Let’s Tap
Boom Blox: Bash Party
No More Heroes
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Epic Mickey
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Lost in Shadow
A Boy and His Blob
Little King’s Story
Muramasa: The Demon Blade


Dreamcast: 30 games

Sonic Adventure
Samba de Amigo
ChuChu Rocket
Phantasy Star Online
Space Channel 5
Jet Grind Radio
The House of the Dead 2
The Typing of the Dead
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
Daytona USA
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Bomberman Online
Sega Rally 2
Toy Commander
Sega Marine Fishing
Quake III Arena
Virtua Tennis
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Soul Calibur
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Capcom vs. SNK
Power Stone
Power Stone 2
Tech Romancer
Project Justice


Xbox: 31 games

Jade Empire
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
RalliSport Challenge 2
Conker Live & Reloaded
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
Shenmue 2
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Sega GT 2002
Jet Set Radio Future
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
Otogi: Myth of Demons
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
Dead or Alive Ultimate
Dead or Alive 3
Ninja Gaiden
Phantom Dust
Steel Battalion
Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO
Metal Slug 3
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Indigo Prophecy
Stubbs the Zombie
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout Revenge
Time Splitters: Future Perfect


PlayStation 2: 39 games

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
The Mark of Kri
God of  War
God of War II
Shadow of the Colossus
Guilty Gear X2
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy XII
Kingdom Hearts
Front Mission4
Valkyrie Profile 2
Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry 3
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Gitaroo Man
Yakuza 2
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Odin Sphere
Persona 3 Fes
Persona 4
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Klonoa 2
Katamari Damacy
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Gradius V

GameCube: 37 Games

Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi’s Mansion
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Power Tennis
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Pikmin 2
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
F-Zero GX
Animal Crossing
Wario Ware: Mega Party Games
Eternal Darkness: Tom and Nick are Dumb
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Chibi Robo!
Custom Robo
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil 4
Killer 7
Mega Man X Collection
Skies of Arcadia Legends
Sonic Mega Collection
Sonic Gems Collection
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
Super Monkey Ball
Soul Calibur II
Puyo Pop Fever

PlayStation: 5 games (Many more downloaded on PSN)

Final Fantasy VII
Silent Hill
Vagrant Story
Mega Man Legends
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne


Saturn: 24 games (Many of these are imports.)

NiGHTS into Dreams
Parodius Deluxe Pack
Panzer Dragoon
Silhouette Mirage
Keio Flying Squadron 2
Puyo Puyo 3 Sun
Saturn Bomberman
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Pocket Fighter
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes
Fighters Megamix
Virtua Fighter Remix
Virtua Fighter Kids
Virtua FIghter 2
Fighting Vipers
Virtual On
Sega Rally
Daytona USA
Virtua Cop

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