Following the start of my journey back into collecting more physical media, keeping an up-to-date catalog was going to be necessary. Fellow Terror-Byte Gaming admin Zeit is rather fond of Google Sheets and is putting together a rather impressive spreadsheet for his collection. If you ask nicely, he might even share it with you all at some point.
I have dabbled in spreadsheets before but was looking for something slightly lower maintenance. After a rather brief search on the App Store, I stumbled upon GAMEYE and once I had familiarised myself with the ins and outs of the app, I swiftly got to work archiving my collection.
GAMEYE is currently available on iOS and Android.
The first page you’re treated with. Here you will find the four categories you can catalog.
Games – All video games you have added to the app, are listed in alphabetical order by default.
Systems – Video game consoles and handhelds in your collection.
Peripherals – Controllers and other miscellaneous hardware for your video game systems.
Toys to Life – For listing your physical figures such as Amiibos, Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, etc.
Print Media – Here you can list your strategy guides and art books.
As mentioned above. The Game Collection portion of the app lists your owned titles in alphabetical order by default and shows all platforms as well. This can be adjusted by adding filters found in the ‘Refine’ Menu at the top left-hand side of the screen.
One downside I noticed straight away. The cover art for the games is not entirely uniform in size -_- minor con but I’ll let them away with it…
Also displayed here are the titles, Meta score, and condition within your collection be it CIB (complete in box), Sealed, Digital, or Loose (disk only)
Being able to filter your catalog by consoles or handhelds. A feature I haven’t really used yet but can be quite useful for those with much larger collections.
I’ll admit it, I am a sucker for a nice strategy guide! The artwork, little snippets of lore from the games. If you have a copy of the Stardew Valley Guidebook, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It is easily one of the nicest game guides.
Back when I was piecing together my own spreadsheet for the game collection, I hadn’t even thought about adding strategy guides and art books.
Also included within the GAMEYE app, there is a rather substantial video game encyclopedia. 93357 titles when this blog post was published! Look at all those Skyrim variants… Not even slightly ashamed to have the majority of them in my own collection.
Would I recommend this app? Absolutely! From the user-friendly interface to the simple cross-platform integration. GAMEYE is a fantastic app for cataloging your game collection and one I’ll continue to use. With all that said, I am proud to award GAMEYE with the Terror-Byte Gaming Editors Choice Award.