I played a bunch of random stuff, probably going to miss some but here goes anyway:
Subnautica - Awesome game, I loved every minute of it. I’ve had to fight the urge to ignore my backlog and just keep replaying this. I can’t wait for Below Zero!
Outer Wilds - My GOTY for sure. It makes me really sad that people are missing out due to an irrational fear of a new game launcher. I hope there is a resurgence of interest when it launches wider next spring. Such a unique game with so much heart!
Doom 3: BFG - I played the whole thing, both expansions. I bought Doom 3 the day it was released, played it a ton back then, but I don’t think I’d touched it post Half-Life 2. It’s a fun game, and I at no point did I feel like I had to finish it.
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Played it and the expansions when it released. Good nostalgia game, we used to LAN it a lot. It holds up well apart from the awful sniper maps.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Hard to get through. Age has not been kind.
Wolfenstein: New Colossus - Fine, not as good as New Order. I did like what it was doing, and the fact that the devs had some things to say and didn’t shy away.
Assassins Creed: Odyssey - I really like this game and fully intend to finish it at some point. I have something like 30 hours in it and feel like I haven’t put a dent in it.
Gears of War - Still holds up well. I liked that they really didn’t feel the need to go too deep with the story, and the length of the campaign was perfect. My biggest issue with the series is that it got too self-serious over time.
Gears 5 - I liked it. Good on them for making Kait the “main.” I wish Horde hadn’t gotten so convoluted.
Metro:Exodus - Good next step for the series, I liked the not-quite open world design. Good visuals, interesting story.
Red Faction - One of the few games I totally bounced off. Something was off, it was too twitchy, or something. Not sure if it’s an issue with modern PCs, or what.
Outer Worlds - Really fun at first, but I kind of dragged towards the end. Too many fetch quests and jumping from one place to another to complete them. I liked the companions and universe. Shooting was fine. My guess is that the team gets another go with more time and money and nails it for the sequel.
Counter-Strike: GO - Interestingly, most of my friends have gotten back into this. We played the hell out of 1.6 and Source back in middle and high school. So now, for some reason, into our 30’s we are back at it. I think the reason is the game largely the same and familiar. It runs on anything, and you can play really short sessions. It’s even brought us together for a few LAN parties recently. Something that hasn’t happened since early college.
Age of Empires II - Another game that we started playing together again, for similar reasons to CS. It runs on everything and it’s easy to pickup and play. Strangely, we never played it back in the day. I don’t think any of us owned it.
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak - Good RTS, and nails the Homeworld feel. I didn’t quite finish it, I need to do that.
Void Bastards - Fun for a few runs, but got old quick. Probably put in a couple hours before ditching it.
Into the Breach - So good I re-bought it on Switch, where it is even better. It’s a great challenge and I feel like the game changes completely by changing out squads and mechs. So well thought out and designed. Have they even had to patch it or was it perfect at launch? Not many games can say that.
Stardew Valley - Just like Into the Breach I re-bought it for Switch and it’s even better. I only play it when I feel like it. No pressures or anything. I’ve only gotten through a couple seasons, but it’s a great wind-down game.
ABZU - Played it to try and replicate Subnautica, which I know isn’t fair. I still liked it, and it prompted from my non-gaming partner to say something like “everyone else plays video games where you shoot at each other and here you are just riding around on a turtle.”
I’m sure I played more, I may add them if I think of them.