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The Best Apps to Manage Your Video Game Collection Better

Joe Keeley Updated 15-04-2020

It can be difficult to keep track of your video game collection, especially if it’s digital and across multiple platforms. To solve this, you can use a video game tracker service to help you manage your collection so you know what you own, what you need to complete, and what you want to buy in the future.

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We’ve rounded up some of the best services that you can use to keep track of your games. Think of them as the Goodreads for video games, or the Letterboxd for video games.

These are the best video game trackers.

1. Grouvee

Grouvee

Grouvee has a nice clean interface and is easy to navigate. It’s bound to have any game you want to add because it’s powered by Giant Bomb’s API (a user-editable wiki).

Each video game entry contains the average rating from Grouvee users, a quick summary of the game, release date, platforms, publisher, and other useful information.

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You can assign a status to any game: played, playing, wishlist, backlog, and “other shelf.” This last option lets you create as many shelves as you’d like to further organize your games. You can also select which systems you played the game—since you might own it on multiple formats, as there are big differences between PC and console Switching From Console to PC Gaming: 8 Big Differences Explained Thinking about switching from console to PC? Here are some of the biggest differences between gaming on PC and console. Read More .

Going beyond simply cataloging, Grouvee lets you leave comments to share your thoughts on the game as you play through it. You can also track how long it took you to finish a game and what level of completion you achieved.

2. GG

GG Video game tracker

GG is a stylish website that focusses on the simple features you need from a video game tracker.

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You can find a specific game or look at trending or newly released games. Each game page features platform information, screenshots, videos, and the ability to add a review.

Importantly, you can quickly set your “play status” for each game. These include options like “Playing,” “Beaten,” and “Abandoned.” Alternatively, you can create your own custom list if none of these options suit.

One downside to GG is that you need a paid membership to clone existing lists or merge your own. This can make it quite cumbersome when you first create your game collection as you have to go into each game manually. You also can’t specify which platform you own the game on.

3. Completionator

Completionator

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Completionator is a fantastic choice as a simple video game tracker, but it’s also packed full of extra features that make it especially good.

It’s really easy to create your game collection because you can import your Steam library. You can also import a list that you have manually created. This makes it a breeze to quickly create your library.

You get lots of options to track video games, like what platform you own the games on, what condition they’re in, your current play status, and more. You can also find out an estimated value for your collection.

Something that makes Completionator different is its social aspect. It has a forum where you can chat with others. More interesting, though, is the ability to complete challenges set by other people. This is like a book club, where you all agree to complete a game and discuss it after.

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4. HowLongToBeat

HowLongToBeat

As you might guess from the name, HowLongToBeat was designed as a way to find out the length of a game. That’s useful to know if you have a limited amount of time to play or want to crack through your backlog with the shortest games—which is one way to decide what game to buy next 10 Ways to Decide What Game to Buy Next To help prevent you from buying a dud game, here are several ways to help you decide what game to buy next. Read More .

The site also functions as a video game tracker. You can add games to your backlog and mark them as various states of completed, whether you only tackled the main story or if you went all out and did the extras too.

You can import your Steam games, which is excellent and convenient. HowLongToBeat will add them to your catalog. If you want, you can then sort through these to see how long you will spend playing each one.

The site is powered by community contribution, so be sure to let others know how long it takes you to complete a game once you’ve finished with it.

5. Darkadia

Darkadia

When most of our games are digital nowadays, it’s a shame to miss out on the satisfaction of seeing everything lined up on shelves. That’s where Darkadia comes in, which brings your virtual collection to life.

Once a game is added to your shelf, you can then browse through all of them at a glance. Click into a game and you can see information about it, like its release date and developer.

Importantly, there are lots of ways to tag your collection. You can mark the different play states (like “Completed” or “Mastered”) and you can also track the date you achieved these and how long it took.

Two excellent features include the ability to add private notes to a game (perhaps to record its digital game key), plus the ability to export your collection so you’re not tied into Darkadia’s platform.

6. Backloggery

Backloggery

Backloggery is a simple service compared to others listed here, but it still works as a way to catalog your video games.

The biggest difference between Backloggery and the other systems is that it doesn’t provide integration with a video game database and so you don’t get to see box art, screenshots, or other nice features. Instead of adding specific game entries to your account, you’re presented with a number of blank fields.

You can fill in the name, system, and region of the game before adding its status, ownership status, and review information. You can keep track of how many achievements you’ve earned, whether you’re currently playing the game, and whether or not it’s on your video game wishlist.

Although this provides some flexibility to manage your games however you’d like, it’s more cumbersome an experience than the other sites due to the manual nature. Nevertheless, if you want a simple video game tracker, Backloggery serves its purpose.

Organize Your Collection With Game Launchers

The service you decide to go for will depend on your needs—whether you want to import from Steam, want social features, and so on. Take a look at all of the ones we’ve covered and see which works best for you. Then enjoy tracking your video games!

Here we’ve covered how to track your entire video game collection across all platforms. Next, find out how to best organize your PC games using launchers The 6 Best Game Launchers to Launch and Organize Your PC Games Here are the best ways to launch all of your PC games without hopping between game launchers. Read More .

Related topics: Cloud Gaming, Gaming Tips, Linux Gaming, Organization Software, PC Gaming, Steam.

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  1. alice taylor
    October 27, 2016 at 2:48 am

    thanks for yours post

  2. w
    September 2, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Check out Darkadia, it has a nice interface

    • SolN
      November 4, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Im with you, I think Darkadia is my favorite one!

    • Dann Albright
      November 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Haven't heard of that one; I'll check it out!

  3. Anthony
    July 16, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Strange that you made no mention of Completionator. I had assumed this was the biggest contender of this lot. It even allows for bulk importing of Steam and GOG games.

    • Dann Albright
      July 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Just checked it out, and it looks like a great option! It's possible that it was still getting started when this article was written; their Twitter account was opened in May 2014, and this was September, so that's my best guess. It could have just not showed up in my research, which does occasionally happen. Either way, it looks pretty awesome. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Cag
    January 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I've been using Gamefaqs, which has everything and keeps track of whether you own or used to own, how far into game you are, rating, notes, personal shelf, plus is connected to all the guides and how-to's.

    • Dann Albright
      January 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      That sounds like a good service! Really nice to be able to get to guides and how-tos quickly. Thanks for pointing out that option!

  5. Anonymous
    August 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I was hoping that some of these sites might also aid you in if you were playing a game at a certain point and you could show you progress in that game. As well as if you were stuck at a certain point that others due the soical nature of the site could help you get past where you are stuck.

    I know that’s kind of a common thing I noticed ends up happening for me. lol but I am kind of special when it comes to games.

    • Dann Albright
      August 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      So you're looking for a site where you can enter the percentage of the game that you've finished? That'd be cool, but since it's really hard to know how much progress you've made through a game, I think it'd be hard to make that work.

      As for getting help from other people, there are all sorts of forums that you can use to ask questions and get assistance when you get stuck. Sure, they're not connected to these collection managers, but they're often really big and give you access to more people than you would get at Grouvee or Backloggery.

      Thanks for reading!

  6. Dub
    September 15, 2014 at 7:55 am

    You should check out
    collectorz.com

    • Dann A
      September 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Looks pretty cool! I didn't take the time to open an account and try it out, but it looks like it could be fun to use. I'm not sure that it has quite as many game-specific features as the ones above, but it's certainly a contender if it provides what you need.

  7. Paul W
    September 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    No mention of Raptr?

    • Dann A
      September 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      I did start looking into Raptr, but it seemed to be more focused on social aspects than game-logging. It does look pretty cool, but I didn't think it fit the theme of the article (plus downloading it requires Windows and I'm on a Mac).

  8. Markus
    September 13, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Grouvee has steam integration also.

    • Dann A
      September 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Indeed it does! Yet another reason why I love it.

  9. Ben S
    September 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I've been wanting to use Backloggery for a while now, since I have too many games to play, but I'm glad to see there's a better alternative. I'll check Grouvee out.

    Thanks, Dann!

    • Dann A
      September 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      I definitely recommend Grouvee. I've been having way too much playing with it. Feel free to add me as a friend and keep up with my various gaming adventures!

  10. Chordian
    September 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I've had a similar tracking web site in the air for just over a year now called GameDeed.com that supports all video game formats. It keeps track of status (completed, abandoned, playing, etc.), start/end dates, how difficult you found the game to be, how much you cheated (if at all), a rating (1-10), and property (Steam, retail, etc.). It also supports a backlog, sorted by priority.

    gamedeed.com

    I'm currently adding Steam games to the database. I hope to get Steam import up and running before the end of 2014.

    • Dann A
      September 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      Cool! Thanks for stopping by and letting us know. I'll check it out!