The best game purchase you have ever made

By Xclusiveitalian ยท 87 replies
Aug 28, 2010
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  1. What was the best game purchase you have ever made?

    For me it came down to 5 games,
    Diablo I & II
    Guild wars
    Battlefield 2
    Call of Duty 1(With United Offensive Expansion)

    It was really a hard choice between the "best" game I ever purchased but when I really stopped and thought about total game hours played, laughs, good times, moments, stuff I remember, Battlefield 2 definitely was my best game purchase ever, followed by call of duty 1, Diablo 1, Diablo II, and then guild wars.
  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    PS2 Silver ($51)
    Bully (Came with PS2)
    God of War 1/2 (Came with PS2)
    Front Mission 4 ($2)
    Xenosaga 1/2 ($1/$4)
    Rogue Galaxy ($1)
    Midnight Club 3 (Came with PS2)
    Armored Core 3 ($.50)
    Final Fantasy XII ($1)
    Drakengard ($2)
    Dark Cloud ($1)
    Okage ($2)

    Feels good.

    Also, Team Fortress 2 (Nearly 900 Hours).
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    Hands down Half Life 2 for pc
  4. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Team Fortress 2
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Half Life 2 and coordinating episode packs, Battlefield 2, Portal are the top three in my book.
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    this, plus the first Half-Life for $5

    i'm also very proud of myself for dishing out the cash for the PS3 last year... one of my best purchases ever!
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Altered Beast, 23 usd on ebay a few years back, Sega.
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    lol that's what ROM files and emulation are for... props for 16-bit stuff though. i <3 the megadrive

    i bought a couple of used sega game gear handhelds like a year or so ago, and i'm still hunting for a nomad (genesis portable) for my collection.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I have played too many games to call one outright the best game purchase, however the best game purchase on value alone is hands down the Orange Box imo. HL2 + HL2 Episode One + HL2 Episode Two + Team Fortress 2 and of course Portal. My only regret is not getting this when it first came out :( .

    If I look at play time alone I've spent more hours in WoW + expansions then any other game. I'd have to say though my love/hate for this game is pretty close, luckily I've been WoW free for a year and a half!
  10. dizzyjai

    dizzyjai TS Rookie

    Warcraft 3 box set for $29 ( on special )
    bought it in 08 and still play it to this day.
  11. pcwizard96

    pcwizard96 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    1st place goes to........ left 4 dead 2
  12. teklord

    teklord TS Guru Posts: 482

    Jedi Academy on PC. 717 recorded hours on XFire so far. 2nd place is Halo 2 PC. That one is awesome for other reasons besides it is as fun as JA.
  13. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    In terms of hours played and fun had, I would definitely have to say Warcraft III and Counter-Strike. I've been playing those two for so many years without many breaks... probably the most valuable gaming decisions I've ever made.
  14. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Console game ... Super Smash Brothers (N64) ... the original Legend of Zelda (NES) is a close second.

    PC game ... Age of Empires II ... if anyone has fought "The Duke" custom AI, then you understand. lol
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Riven for $5 in 1997? maybe
  16. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Streetfighter 2 and 2 new 6 button controllers for the megadrive.
    Super mario world and a new snes.
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +457

    Quake I demo CD for PC many years ago. Those who had this know why.
  18. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Thief: The Dark Project. Amazing story line that rivals anything made since. The loss of Looking Glass Studios (who also gave us System Shock 2) is keenly felt.

    Baldurs Gate 1 + plus the excellent expansion CD Tales of the Sword Coast. Durlag's Tower anyone? :evil:

    Baldur's Gate 2 -- enough said.

    Divine Divinity

    The Gothic Series
  19. StateGuy

    StateGuy TS Rookie


    For me, the best AND worst game purchase had to be EverQuest. I was so addicted to that game that I would lug my desktop and monitor to family holiday gatherings. I would install it on the lab PCs at college and play between classes (and often skip classes to play).

    I think I played it for a good 5 years straight (from Beta til sometime around EQ2) and was one of the top bards on my server (if not in the game). That sort of dedication though means that you aren't spending that time elsewhere (like hanging out with friends, in class, etc). So it was a love/hate.

    DCUO is looking to be almost as good, but only time will truly tell that tale.
  20. 00firebird

    00firebird TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I will have to say star wars tie fighter back in the early early 90s. It turned me into the gamer that i am today, which can be a good or bad thing, but what an enjoyable game! as a kid i played that thing all night long after coming home from school. it had so much replayability value.
  21. counterweight

    counterweight TS Rookie

    I like the Total war series. My favorite one is Rome total war and then Empire. I like being in control of a couple thousand soldiers. Right now im playing Napoleon total war but I think the other two I mentioned are better games.
  22. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Duke nukem 3d

    Warcraft 2


    Diablo 1

    Diablo 2

    Super mario bros 1, 2, 3 snes one as well

    Zelda for snes

    Mario Cart snes

    Rampage for nes (I was like 6 this game entertained me for hours)

    Street Fighter 2

    Nes Double dragons

    Nes Contra

    Nes Kirby

    Ps1-2 Tekken 2-3

    Dreamcast Soulcalibur

    N64 Turok 2, Nfl Blitz, Goldeneye

    I had the quake 1 demo cd it was epic, the fallout demo blew me away but I didnt get chance to own it until about 10 years later and by then it was way to outdated.
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Q 1, 2, 3, in fact I still play QIII whenever I can ;)
  24. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    Dragon age origins, Gears of war, medieval total war 2
  25. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Posts: 63

    I got team fortress 2 for 2 dollars on steam during a short sale they had, that was a good deal.

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