Games that are Bang for the Buck
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#1 Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:14 AM
I want to compile a list of games I believe are bang for the buck, games you believe you didnt pay enough for the amount of enjoyment you received in return, this should be a list of games you paid less than retail or normally less than retail but played the living hell out of them. PC master race, console & portables are included:
Here is a small list of games that I think I underpaid by a large amount:
1) Half Life (39.99?) 1998 - (+12 years)
2) Team Fortress: ~15 bucks (Orange Box) (+4 years)
3) Oblivion: 29.99 - 1.5 years (about 2-3 hours a day, and that was mostly reading the books)
4) SimCity 2000: 19.99 (2 years) my cities always went into bankruptcy though...
5) Super Mario 3: 1994? -
I could name other note-worthy games, but those were the ones that left me hooked and couldn't stop playing,
We can also have an anti-best-list list, games you paid and immediately deleted them from your hard drive.
Games I overpaid:
1) L4D1 & 2, stopped playing the first after 1 month, second I have less than 1 or 2 hours
1) Arkham Asylum (49.99) great graphics, gameplay never pulled me in, yes yes, i know, shut up
3) Total War: Any of them.
#2 Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:07 AM
Eat my piss.
#3 Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:29 AM
Got Crysis 2 for full price on release and played it for 50 hours. One of the better FPS'es this gen.
Got Doom 3 for u$40 back in 2004 and I've probably put over 500 hours into it. **** everything.
I got Dead Rising for u$40 in 2006 and played it for around 60 hours or so, even liked it enough to get the godawful survivor mode achievements.
Dead Rising 2 was more or less similar, but by then the formula didn't feel new anymore, so I played it for 30 hours and never bothered getting absolutely everything in it.
I got Devil May Cry 3 on 2006 and also put an absurd amount of hours into it, more so when the special edition came out.
#4 Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:38 AM
Bayonetta I paid about AU$20 for because the game had been out forever once I got my PS3. Relative to enjoyment/hours played, it was a steal.
Eat my piss.
#7 Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:47 AM
Psychonauts for less than 5 euros. After years of hearing that I should get it I bought it on a Steam sale.
Dark Souls GOTY
#8 Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
Dark Souls - I only paid 55 euro for it
Still playing both.
[HLF]GUI: Seeing your name in red brings nothing but shadows to my dark soul. you will ruin this site. humanity. will burn.
EatChildren: oh god not dr matta what have we done
Citadel Elite Guard
#9 Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:03 PM
Minecraft - cant believe i'm the first to state this obvious one.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - bought it when it first came out for full price but i played this for months nonstop.
Counter Strike Source. i've got over a 800 hours in it right now according to steam and thats not counting time played before steam started keeping track of hours played.
Diablo 1 & Hellfire & 2 & lord of destruction - soon to be diablo 3. i know i've played these more than any other game.
Torchlight - not as fun as diablo due to limited variety but still good.
the first 2 Painkillers. Fucking awesome mind numbing fast paced fps's. tried to play the newer ones and couldn't get into them.
Mount&Blade. - i've spent countlesss hours just in the arena battles. not to mention the open world fights.
starcraft 1 & warcraft 3 - me and my buddies on dial up playing custom maps. the fun never ends.
wizards and warriors (2000, pc) - dont know why i got hooked on this game when i bought it. but i loved it.
I know theres tons more i just cant think right now.
G-Man Personal Aid
#10 Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
The Witcher- 20 bucks
Dragon age- 20 bucks
Mass Effect- 20
ect. There are a bunch of games that are really good and eventually get cheaper, with my car being one of my hobbies I don't rly have the money to do both which is fine because games don't stay 60$ forever, unfortunately car part prices rarely drop.
#11 Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
Mount & Blade: warband comes to mind. I'd played the 1st mount & blade, but it felt meh...but an army of one Monkeh got me hooked on M&B:W for a while.
Most cheapo games I've bought were steam slaves of games I'd had for a long time in warez or on dusty CD/DVDs.
A Vvaardenfell sunset
G-Man Personal Aid
#12 Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:03 PM
My best deal ever, great games.
Batman Arkham City - €24,99 - 35 hours and counting.
One of my favorite games of last year.
Orange Box - Can't remember what it cost - Team Fortress 2 with over 112 hours, Episode 2 & Portal.
Do I need to say more .
Ofcourse Half-Life 1, got it as a birthday gift in 1999 I think.
Have put so many hours in it, the good old times .
C&C & Red Alert series, one of my favorite series, many many hours and money well worth spend on it. (except C&C4, wich was a failure )
And my best deal ever, Counter-Strike 7.1 - 1.5
It was free, and I think I have over 9000 hours playing it.
My worst buy's I think are my Xbox games, they are fucking expensive, and I get bored fast with console games.
#13 Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:33 AM
Hands down Enslaved, not worth the 15 euro's. Buggy piece of crap. Best game i ever paid for is every Valve game, portal 1 + 2, halflife etc etc. Still games i play often. Most hours is hands down WoW, i'm afraid to type in /played and see how many hours i invested
Your God, Lord, and Master
#14 Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:13 AM
Supreme Commander & Forged Alliance expansion pack: $50 + $20 (plus $10 - $20 or whatever it is when I re-purchased on Steam for the convenience) - Countless hours. Whenever I'm bored, this is almost always my go-to game, and I usually get sucked in for the rest of the evening on 40 or 80 square km map against 7 cheating difficulty AIs and some techs off limits depending on my mood
Half-Life - $50 - Duh
Fallout 1 and 2 - $? - I've purchased each of these a few times over the years since I always seem to lose them. Bought them on GOG last year and then Steam recently (although the Steam version has issues) just because. I don't even remember how many times I've replayed each of these, and am always finding new things each time I play. These games are why my dream if I won a large lottery would be to start Black Isle again and get all the guys back together, and why I'm so fucking excited for Wasteland 2 uniting so many of the people involved. Just thinking about that brought a tear to my eye and a hardon to my pants.
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