Codec Momentum 2016

“Codec Momentum?  What’s that?” we hear you cry.  Settle down in a comfy chair with a hot beverage and your favourite snack, and we’ll explain…

Codec Momentum Badges

We’ve all got games that we should have finished, but didn’t quite manage it for one reason or another.  It could be we spent months waiting for them to arrive in our lives, they then turned out to be time-sinks and we moved onto a newer, greater game.  They could be those wonderful Games With Gold/PlayStation Plus/Steam freebies that sit in our libraries, untouched and unloved.  Or it might be a simple case of real life lined up its sights and our gaming pastime had to take one for the team.

Whatever the reason there’s a pile of shame big or small that belongs to all of us, and we want to help you reduce it. Codec Momentum is about us giving people the impetus to finish something from that pile, whether it’s on our Codec Call podcast, through social media with #CodecMomentum, or just outright bribery. Simply let us know which game you want to get to the end of, send us a screenshot confirming you’ve done it and we’ll add you to our Codec Momentum Ranking Table, as well as putting you in our monthly draw for a £10 PSN/XBLA/Steam voucher.

We’ll send you a personalised Facebook or Twitter banner and avatar to proudly bear if you complete your game(s)… but what about upping the stakes? If you pledge to get the platinum trophy/full 1000 gamerscore/all Steam achievements on your game, and are the winner of the prize draw, we’ll double the reward! Committing to this shouldn’t be taken lightly, fail in your pledge and you won’t get anything at all; and note that to qualify the game must have a measurable completion percentage or not have all trophies/achievements awarded just for completing story missions (like Telltale’s The Walking Dead for example). Tick the #Finisher box if you want to go all or nothing, and gain bonus points for the Codec Momentum Ranking Table too!

2016 submissions are now closed.

Our usual terms and conditions apply.

@nick__hulk – Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion


@Solm67 – The Last of Us: Left Behind, Costume Quest 2, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Bayonetta 2

@norvern_monkey – Skyrim #Finisher


@SaintlyStuart – Lost Girl’s [Diary] #Finisher

@Damocles693 – Super Mario 3D World, Gone Home, The Beginner’s Guide, Final Fantasy XV

@corn_wolf – Telltale: Batman

@FuryAc3 – Saints Row IV: Re-elected

Matt – Hitman #Finisher

@SaintlyStuart – Severed, The Beginners Guide, That Old Time Religion, Gone Home




@HauntedCryme – Ether One #Finisher, Virginia #Finisher



Lucendienne – Costume Quest 2 #Finisher

@NovernMonkey – LEGO Batman 3 #Finisher


@Solm67 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Homefront: The Revolution, Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth


@TheJediJunkie – Ducktales Remastered

@sbarnett82 – Red Dead Redemption


@Damocles693 – Titanfall 2 #Finisher, Far Cry 4, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World



@Corn_wolf – Titanfall 2


@vitafan9 – Ratchet & Clank 1, 2 & 3 #Finisher




@FuryAc3 – Firewatch #Finisher, Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops #Finisher



crozmatron – World of Final Fantasy #Finisher

@squarephreak – Dragon Quest [rolled from last month]Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Fat Princess – Piece of Cake



@nick__hulk – Inside #Finisher, Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes #Finisher



@CodecMoments – Job Simulator #Finisher

@FuryAc3 – Forza Horizon 3, Dear Esther #Finisher



@Damocles693 – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Mad Max, Batman: Arkham Knight




@vitafan9 – Stein’s Gate #Finisher, Journey, OlliOlli2 #Finisher




@Solm67 – Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Contrast, Actual Sunshine #Finisher



@saintlystuart – Mind Snare’s: Alice’s Journey, Actual Sunlight #Finisher, Lost Echo, The Shivah #Finisher, Rusty Lake: Roots





@TheJediJunkie – Monopoly Plus #Finisher


@Corn_Wolf – Hitman Go #Finisher [Complete, no picture]

@nick__hulk – Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles: The Movie, Pokemon Red


@squarephreak – Dragon Quest

@HauntedCryme – Gone Home #Finsher


@vitafan9 – Grim Fandango Remastered #Finisher, Adventures of Mana #Finisher, Teslagrad




@Solm67 – Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, Contrast


@Norvern_Monkey – LEGO Batman 2 #Finisher

@squarephreak – Borderlands 2

Matt Holloway - Borderlands 2

@SaintlyStuart – Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Rubber Ducky and the Rainbow Gun, The Room Three #Finisher, Radiator 2 #Finisher



Lucendienne – Rebel Galaxy #Finisher

@phatmanjohn – The Swapper #Finisher, Hitman GO #Finisher

@revatar – Dark Souls III #Finisher, Mad Max #Finisher

@nick__hulk – Madden Football #Finisher (personal challenge – undefeated run to the Superbowl with The Vikings)


Matt – No Man’s Sky #Finisher


@saintlystuart – Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3

Stuart Neill - Sonic 1

Stuart Neill - Sonic 2

@phatmanjohn – Bastion #Finisher (rolled from last month), A Game of Thrones

Phatmanjohn - Game of Thrones

@vitafan9 – Muramasa Rebirth #Finisher, Oreshika Tainted Bloodlines

vitafan9 - Muramasa Rebirth

vitafan9 - Orenshika

@sbarnett82 – Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Steve Barnett - Sherlock Holmes

@squarephreak – Borderlands 2

@TheJediJunkie – Need for Speed (2015) #Finisher

Graham Coe - Need For Speed

@nick__hulk – Eswat, Ecco the Dolphin

Nick Scott - Eswat

Nick Scott - Ecco The Dolphin

@Solm67 – Contrast, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

@FuryAc3 – Costume Quest 2, Halo 5, Tachyon Project #Finisher

Stuart Cullen - Costume Quest 2

Stuart Cullen - Halo Guardians

Stuart Cullen - Tachyon Project

Lucendienne – Rogue Galaxy

@HauntedCryme – The Witcher 3, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture #Finisher

Nick Case - EGTTR

Nick Case - The Witcher III

Andy – Doom, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture #Finisher, Hitman GO: Definitive Edition #Finisher

Andy Brown - EGGTR

Andy Brown - Doom

Andy Brown - Hitman Go

Matt – Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst

Matt Holt - Mirrors Edge Catalyst

@vitafan9 – Trails of Cold Steel #Finisher

vitafan9 - Trails of Cold Steel

@nick__hulk – LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Nick Scott - LEGO Star Wars

@solm67 – LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Subversion

Colm Sheridan - LEGO Harry Potter

@phatmanjohn – Bastion (rolled from June), Murdered Soul Suspect #Finisher

phatmanjohn - Murdered Soul Suspect

@FuryAc3 – Inside #Finisher

Stuart Cullen - Inside

Noah Watkinson – LEGO Jurassic World

Noah - LEGO Jurassic World

@Tech_Father – Hotline Miami 2 #Finisher

@MikeTackFilms – The Wolf Among Us

Mike Tack - The Wolf Among Us

@nick__hulk – Rugby World Cup 2015 #Finisher, Twinbee #Finisher, Splatoon

Nick Scott - Splattoon

@solm67 – Gone Home, Far Cry 3, Uncharted 4

Colm Sheridan - Uncharted 4

Colm Sheridan - Far Cry 3

@Afro_Gear – Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward #Finisher, 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors

@vitafan9 – Helldivers #Finisher

@phatmanjohn – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate #Finisher [rolled from last month], Bastion #Finisher

Phatman John - AC Syndicate

@SaintlyStuart – The Stanley Parable

Saintly Stuart - The Stanley Parable

@FuryAc3 – The Swapper #Finisher

Stuart Cullen - The Swapper

Matt – Trials Fusion All Season Pass DLC

Matt Holt - Trials Fusion DLC

@vdjomb – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate #Finisher, Hitman GO #Finisher

@solm67 – Life is Strange #Finisher, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Colm Sheridan - Life Is Strange

@sbarnett82 – Fable 2

Steve Barnett - Fable 2

@Novern_Monkey – Life is Strange #Finisher, LEGO Movie: The Game #Finisher

Matt Austin - Life is Strange

Matt Austin - LEGO Movie

@squarephreak – Minecraft: Story Mode #Finisher

Matt Holloway - Minecraft Story Mode

@phatmanjohn – LEGO Harry Potter Years 5 – 7 #Finisher

Phatmanjohn - Lego Harry Potter

@nick__hulk – Pokken Tournament

Nick Hulk - Pokken Tournament

@vitafan9 – Oddworld: New & Tasty #Finisher

Vitafan9 - New n Tasty

Matt – Ratchet & Clank #Finisher

Matt Holt - Ratchet and Clank

@vitafan9 – Fallout 4 #Finisher, Far Cry 4

Vitafan9 - Fallout 4

@Solm67 – MOH Vanguard, Tearaway Unfolded, Legend of Zelda – Twilight Princess, Fallout 3 [rolled from March]

Colm Sheridan - Tearaway Unfolded

@saintlystuart – LA Noire: Complete Edition

Stuart Neill - LA Noire

@squarephreak – LEGO Movie The Game #Finisher [rolled from March]

Matt Holloway - LEGO Movie

@daftchunk1 – The Division #Finisher

@vdjomb – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate #Finisher

@Novern_Monkey – The Division #Finisher, LEGO Jurassic World #Finisher

Matt Austin - The Division

Matt Austin - LEGO Jurassic World

@nick__hulk – LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Altered Beast

Nick Scott - Altered Beast

Nick Scott - LEGO Batman 3

@phatmanjohn – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate #Finisher, Day of the Tentacle Remastered #Finisher

phatmanjohn - Day of the Tentacle

@miketackfilms – The Division #Finisher

Mike Tack - The Division

@FuryAc3 – Quantum Break #Finisher

Stuart Cullen - Quantum Break

@TheJediJunkie – The Division #Finisher

Graham Coe - The Division

Matt – Farcry Primal #Finisher

Andy – Codec Call Episode XX

Andy Brown - Podcast XX

@nick__hulk – Steins;Gate, Transformers: Devastation, Star Fox 64 3D #Finisher [classed as standard #CodecMomentum, doesn’t have anything to track/monitor/go beyond finishing the normal story], Bravely Second: The Ballad of The Three Cavaliers

Nick Scott - Steins Gate

Nick Scott - Star Fox

Nick Scott - Bravely Second

@KellyHo36396314 – Overlord #Finisher [rolled from Feb]

@squarephreak – Final Fantasy XIII, LEGO Movie The Game #Finisher [rolled from Feb]

@Solm67 – The Witcher III, GTA Vice City (iOS), Fallout 3

Colm Sheridan - The Witcher III

@TheJediJunkie – Rocket League #Finisher

Graham Coe - Rocket League

@Revatar – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate [rolled from Jan]

Revatar - Assassin's Creed Syndicate 01

@AllFallD0wn – Hitman GO: Definitive Edition #Finisher

Nick Case - Hitman Go

@miketackfilms – Far Cry Primal

@FuryAc3 – Far Cry Primal #Finisher [pledged after finishing the game, standard #CodecMomentum only applies]

Stuart Cullen - Far Cry Primal

@vitafan9 – Flame Over #Finisher

Vita Fan - Flame Over

@clinicalandy – Rise of the Tomb Raider

@CodecMoments – Uncharted: Drake’s Deception

Matt Holt - Uncharted Drakes Deception

@vdjomb – Tearaway Unfolded #Finisher

@TheJediJunkie – DriveClub #Finisher

Graham Coe - DriveClub

@spryticus – Watch_Dogs

@Solm67 – Every game… ever! Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Until Dawn, The Walking Dead Season 2, Tales from the Borderlands

Colm Sheridan - The Walking Dead S2

Colm Sheridan - Uncharted Drakes Fortune

Colm Sheridan - Until Dawn

Colm Sheridan - Tales From The Borderlands

@daftchunk1 – Portal 2 #Finisher

@miketackfilms – Dishonored: Definitive Edition

Mick Tack - Dishonored HD

@KellyHo36396314 – Overlord #Finisher [rolled to next month]

@squarephreak – Final Fantasy XIII, LEGO Movie The Game [rolled to next month]

@nick__hulk – Disney Infinity 3.0 The Force Awakens Playset, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, Planes 2: Fire & Rescue

Nick Hulk - LEGO Marvels Avengers

Nick Hulk - Planes 2

@AllFallD0wn – The Witness #Finisher

crozmatron – Broken Age #Finisher

@FuryAc3 – LEGO Jurassic World #Finisher

Stuart Cullen - LEGO Jurassic World

@vdjomb – Until Dawn [complete but no picture], Volume

Connor McKervey - Volume 2

@Solm67 – The Witcher III [rolled to next month]

@Revatar – Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

@daftchunk1 – The Witcher III

@nick__hulk – Disney Infinity 3.0: The Force Awakens Playset, Resogun

Nick Hulk - Resogun

@squarephreak – Zelda: Twilight Princess, Dark Cloud’s Demon Shaft, Thomas Was Alone (#PlatinumPledge)

Matt Holloway - Thomas Was Alone

Matthew Holloway -Zelda Twilight Princess

Matthew Holloway - Demon Shaft from Dark Cloud

@MikeTackFilms – The Witcher III

Mike Tack - The Witcher III

@FuryAc3 – Transformers: Devastation, Cubot: The Complexity of Simplicity, Never Alone, Rainbow Six Siege [Undeclared]

Stuart Cullen - Transformers Devastation

Stuart Cullen - Cubot

Stuart Cullen - Never Alone

Stuart Cullen - Rainbow 6 Siege

@AllFallD0wn – Life is Strange, Until Dawn [Undeclared]

Nick Case - Life is Strange

Nick Case - Until Dawn

@Grizzlykreiden – Saints Row IV

Gareth Case - Saints Row IV

@beeawwb – The Walking Dead Season 2

@Nmonk3y – Black Ops 3 (Realistic difficulty), Grim Fandango Remastered, The Escapists (#PlatinumPledge)

Matt Austin - Grim Fandango

Matt Austin - The Escapists Plat

Matt Austin - Black Ops III

@clinicalandy – Halo: Reach

Andy Brown - Halo Reach

@CodecMoments – Game of Thrones Season 1