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GameTrack Helps You Track that Save Point
I’ve probably lamented the convoluted state of streaming TV a bit to much as of late, but it turns out I also struggle with keeping up…
I’ve probably lamented the convoluted state of streaming TV a bit to much as of late, but it turns out I also struggle with keeping up with video games as well. Whether on my PC, my iPhone, or my PlayStation 5, there are a plethora of games that are being released that I just haven’t had time to get back to. With GameTrack, I can see upcoming games, what I’m currently working on, and games I’ve given up.
GameTrack manages titles on all the major platforms. PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, iOS, Oculus, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and 3DS. Old platforms are repped too such as the PlayStation Vita, PS2, and more. Just because new games aren’t being released doesn’t mean people don’t still play games on those consoles.
Your game log is comprised of your backlog, archive, and wish list. If those don’t cover everything, you can create your own lists. To find game information the app taps into the IGDB which yields everything you need to know. It will surface reviews, supported platforms, ratings, screenshots, videos, and more. My favorite though is that you’ll receive a push notification when a tracked game is finally released. No more missing launch day hype!
Another awesome feature is the summary view. This can congregate of the data for the year thus far to give you insight into your gaming. You can see how many games you played, how many you completed, and how many you gave up on. It syncs with your PlayStation Network account, Xbox account, or Steam account to pull in other metrics. For example, you can see how many hours you played across all different platforms — all in one place. It can then break down how many games you played on each platform, for sure highlighting your affinity for one platform over others.
As an excellent iOS app, it automatically syncs between your iPhone and iPad via iCloud. If you do choose to create a GameTrack account, it unlocks additional features such as adding friends. Friends can see when you add a new game, when you finish a game, or when you abandon a game. If you use dark mode, GameTrack can automatically switch light to dark based on the system settings.
While I’ve covered other media-tracking apps here in the past, they were more generic and required your management to maintain. This is tailored entirely to gaming. From the gaming database to the PSN-inspired color scheme. It provides so much information, notifications, and stats you won’t find anywhere else.
But enough about other people's apps.