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The best game purchase you have ever made

By Xclusiveitalian · 87 replies
Aug 28, 2010
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  1. Kurtz

    Kurtz TS Rookie

    Far the time this game stepped out of the shadow of Doom 3 to spawn a cult following that banged on for 5 years.::evil: :blackeye: :dead:
  2. liza2010

    liza2010 TS Rookie

    firstly i had tried with Guild war now i buy Wow accounts...
    I think this is my best purchasing....
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    Battlefield 2
    Battlefield 2142
    Half-life 2 Collectors Edition
    Far Cry
    Far Cry 2

    Perfect Dark
    Golden Eye
  4. Yosip

    Yosip TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Call of Duty 1
    Counter Strike Source
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    Bioshock 1 & 2 - awesome!! :D only problem is that when u rly start to play the games seem so short (even if they aren't)
  6. generalkenobi2

    generalkenobi2 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    oblivion. it was amazing, as was morrowind.
  7. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    Age of Empires 2 w/Conquers expansion
    Battlefield 2
    Portal (short campaign, but great)
    Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour (great expansion pack, made the game much better)
  8. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    I have to add, Fallout New Vegas
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,482   +44

    I'm going to say "Altered Beast" again because apparently most posters are too young or the "red" name mods aren't here, if they are I know they cant agree. I spent 7 years looking for the original cartridge on ebay and got it for a steal. "POWER UP."
  10. Hocknose

    Hocknose TS Rookie

    Battlefield 2
    Guild Wars
    Diablo 1
    Left for Dead 2
    Starcraft 1

    Fallout 3
    Battlefield Bad Company 2

    Demons' Souls
    Uncharted 2
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Final Fantasy VIII for me (£11)...Love that game.
  12. Eigfrost

    Eigfrost TS Rookie Posts: 21

    In terms of the pure amount of time I played them for: Quake, Doom, Everquest, Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft, Rock Band....

    Most played game this year: Dirt 2.
    Oh, and even though it's a bit short, there's a hidden indie gem for those who like horror games which came out this year... Amnesia: Dark Descent. Play it alone in the house at night, in the dark, with headphones... amazing. (There's a review where it wins an award here).
  13. Punkbuster

    Punkbuster TS Rookie

    It doesn't need any thinking at all!!
    Battlefield 2 for sure!!!!!!!!!
    I love that game! And I miss it :(
  14. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    What do you mean by that..? -there are still servers up and running...
  15. Punkbuster

    Punkbuster TS Rookie

    I know but now there are so many noobs, Teamkillers... it is just not as funny as it was before!
    Whenever you get a jet you are teamkilled by an M95 noob same with the Cobra!
  16. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    That's true, but then again that's why there is a "kick vote" :D or then just "server change" just to get TKed by some other noobs :/
    But there are still good bf2 players out there :)
    do you play it at all anymore (or how ever that's supposed to be said)? -or what do you play nowdays?
  17. Punkbuster

    Punkbuster TS Rookie

    I can't change servers, because I live in Israel and there is only 1 Israeli server running BF 2 and if I have only a few servers that I can play on without being kicked for high ping! :(
    usually my ping on foreign servers is about 180...
    I have a ping of 90 on some UK servers but that is rare...
    I don't play it any more, I used to play Project Reality mod which is one of the most amazing mods (Even games) ever... It is better than BF 2 it self! It had only mature players, Most servers had rules that you must have a microphone to be in the server, All squads were full of team work and it was really fun, I used to stay up playing till the morning, But the curse of noobs came to it now!
    When a jet crashes you have to wait 20 minutes for it to respawn, but noobs started taking jets and crashing them when they are landing and it got boring for me.
    Now I mostly play Battlefield Bad Company 2 for the PC and I play MW2 sometimes.
    BTW: I am a huge fan of the Battlefield series, I have every Title including its expansions!
    But Battlefield 2 is the game I will tell my grand children about :p
  18. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    True true...god damn noobs :( Can't you get a better internet connection/speed..?
    I have played bf2 for ~10h now but then again I started with bf2142 (btw what do you think of that game?). do you play it at all..? It would be nice to find someone that would be in to team-play again :)
  19. Punkbuster

    Punkbuster TS Rookie

    I did get a better connection, I had a 4MB internet with a lot of security.
    I upgraded to a 5MB now with minimal security but still, It didn't help a lot...
    BF BC 2 is the same, I can play on a few servers without being kicked for ping, I always have 200+ ping while all others have 100-200.
    I install BF2142 once in a while, But I play for like 2 days and I get owned and get bored of it, I didn't like it a lot (Although back when I first got it I used to play like 24/7!)
    After BF2, no good game came out TBH...
    I miss the old games, The latest games are only about money not quality.
    With all those console games, They ****ed FPS gaming for good!
    FPS is made for PC players!
  20. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    one of my worst recent purchases was New Vegas... damn that game is buggy!!

    Black Ops is good though, but i didn't like shelling out $60 retail so it's not one of my best
  21. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    then you haven't obviously played Fallout 3 :D anyhow the only bugs I can find are invisible walls and some texture fails like floating rocks and enemies falling down trough the ground in VATS. Otherwise I think the game is great! :)

    What more is there??
  22. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    oh i've played FO3... and it was the same deal. guess i was ignorant in thinking they would fix most of the bugs which for me is countless CTDs and the occasional freeze-up. sometimes Fallout 3 would lock up my computer completely forcing me to do a hard restart. New Vegas hasn't done that yet, but the problems I am facing are still a bit frustrating. bethesda's engine is just buggy, and i know it's not my hardware because i've tried multiple configurations and operating systems.
  23. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 548   +25

    True...Fallout 3 was really buggy, I had sh*t loads of CTDs and BSODs and random freezes...especially when I killed the "wrong" person or a main story character by "mistake" but now in Nev Vegas ppl only get unconscious or then there is always an other way to end the game.
    The only real "problem" that I have had with New Vegas is that when I installed it it didn't install directX so I had to do it manually and then the first time when I wet to talk to the Brotherhood of steels "elder" it always crashed but that was fixed by loading the game again from a previous save.
  24. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,682   +771

    I'm pleased to say that I've had very few issues with FO3 or FO:NV. A freeze once every 10 playing hours or so, and maybe a graphical glitch here and there, but nothing I would consider major. Especially for the size of the games.

    My best game purchase was probably Asheron's Call, one of the first MMORPG's on the market. I would also say Silent Hunter 3. Both games I put an insane amount of time into and got the biggest bang for the buck.
  25. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,325   +101

    I've probably played more StarCraft: BroodWar and StarCraft 2 than anything else, so I suppose they rank as my best game purchases in terms of money spent:time invested.

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