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Couple of useful sites I use before buying a game

By Vollezar
Sep 17, 2012
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  1. This are couple of links, aside from Google search for finding reviews, I use before I buy games.
    To find out if my computer can run the game I go to: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
    It's a great tool to check the minimum requirements for the game and see if your PC is even close to be able to run it. Find it fairly good at predicting the outcome.

    Another site I use is to check the game length. Far too many games now a days are made with way too short single player campaigns. I've been disappointed quite a few times when I payed $50 for a game only to see it end in 4 hours. So I found this site and now check what others say before I waste my money. http://howlongtobeat.com/index.php

    Finally I check youtube for gameplay videos of the game I am looking to buy. And watch a couple of videos to see whether it seems as fun as advertised.

    I used to download demos of games before playing, but I noticed that now a days demos are a rarity (probably because so many games are so bad they know a demo would turn people off) and when they do put out a demo most of the time it's nothing more than a short movie about the supposed story and couple of minutes gameplay.

    If you have any other useful links please add them.
  2. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 577   +98

    I'd Google that... :confused:
  3. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    I do Google reviews, but I find that often I disagree with reviews. For example I find all of the CoD games after CoD 2 to be absolute waste of time and definitely money. But I really liked Sniper: Ghost warrior even though it got mediocre reviews. Most of the time, I find, that reviews completely ignore just how buggy some games are.


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