My Variety Gamer Score

It seems like the Variety Gamer Score is doing the rounds in certain circles of the internet again. If you haven’t heard about it before it is basically a list of 100 arbitrary game franchises that are a mix of PC and console games. You are supposed to mark the ones you’ve played, count them up and you will have your “variety” gamer score.

I believe I saw it first back in 2022 while it was circulating on Twitter. I was even sure I got my score too. However I looked at my blog and couldn’t find it. Even weirder is I couldn’t find any copy of it in my computer too!

This is probably one of those cases where I did it, posted to twitter then lost the original files at some point. It happens more often than you can imagine. :p

But just in case I am going to make a post about it so it doesn’t get lost again. Well, not unless the blog is gone but that is a different kind of problem. :p

Anyway, this is my score. Keep in mind a couple of things:

1) I didn’t finish most of those games.

2) I am only listing the ones that I am absolutely sure I played long enough to have feelings about it. Games I am not sure if I played or just watched my brother play back when we were kids I am leaving it. Same for games that I played too little to say anything about it.

The variety gamer score. My score is 59 out of 100 games played.

The author of this list is unknown
I also remember my score being worse!

If you want to give it a try yourself, here is the blank sheet:

The original variety gamer score sheet.
Do it! You know you want to!

Unlike me, Krikket was smart and did a post about this back in 2022. Not only that but she also made her own version because she felt the original was too console-centric. You can find it on the previous link.

Krikket's version of the variety gamer score. I got 48 out of 100 games played.
Huh. I was honestly expecting my score to be higher!

Since I am already doing the original gamer variety score I might a well do her version too!

Alright that was interesting. Oh, and just to point out the obvious but these scores aren’t static. Nowadays with remakes, ports and emulators there is very little preventing anyone from playing any of those games and increasing their scores. In my case it’s been long overdue for me to play a Bayonetta game. I just haven’t found the time or the itch to play it yet.

Another obvious point is, like I said in the beginning, these lists are completely arbitrary. Honestly I find they say more about the people who made these lists than about anyone who tries to fill them. However I will admit they can be rather amusing to answer.

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