Weekend Open Forum: What's the last PC game you preordered?

By Matthew ยท 72 replies
Apr 5, 2013
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  1. Dungeon Siege III. And it will be the last. What a POS.
  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    The last (and only) game I preordered was Homeworld 2 many years ago. It's unlikely that I will preorder again given the backlog of games I've bought but haven't even installed yet but I'm not saying never.
  4. Mists of pandaria ya that's right I said it name is questor server aerie peak come and play u know u want to
  5. Mbloof

    Mbloof TS Rookie Posts: 56   +7

    I 'preordered' Tomb Raider 2013 4hrs before release in my area after seeing screenshots/feedback from some trusted users in other regions. I've never 'preordered' before and likely won't ever again. Outside of a slight discount - whats the point? The odds of getting a useless mess outweigh the cost savings that can easily be had a few months down the road AFTER the game is reviewed, benchmarked and patched.

    Are gamers so OCD that even the thought of all local retailers being out of stock frightens them into preordering or reserving a copy?
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  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    Battlefield 3
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,025   +665

    Why pre-order? Discount, additional content, early delivery. Do these really outweigh the possible disadvantages...don't think so.

    Though there are dozens of games that I have thought of pre-ordering, I never have. I got taken on an order for commercial software in the mid-80s - bankruptcy meant I was out in the cold. I promised myself never to think of buying anything which was not being regularly delivered on a broad scale and finding good acceptance with few problems. That has helped me skip such winners as Windows ME and Vista and dozens of poorly rated, buggy, under-patched games and a bunch of games with draconian (and insufferable) DRM (this means you, EA, insert 'bronx cheer' noise effect here).

    Unlike my son who felt an early investment in Age Of Empires II HD was important to maintain connected with his MMOG tribe, I stick with single-player and am very happy with the dozens of fine games - some dating back more than 10 years (Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, Fallout, Jagged Alliance, Half Life, Deus EX, Thief, System Shock, etc).

    ps I hereby place the idea of inline noise effects in the public domain..and if any one tries to patent the idea, I will hound you with friends at FSF.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Borderlands 2 as well here... and prior to that it was Guild Wars 2 and before that 2 copies of Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition... $170 wasted there. The only thing I can see pre-ordering in the future is Mirror's Edge 2 if it appears on Steam which is very unlikely.
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  9. Same. I sold my XCOM and Spec Ops keys (already owned them), got $14 cash back from GMG, and ended up with Bioshock Infinite for $31.
  10. Tomb Raider - Angel of Darkness. Absolutly retched. I will never get another major title without reading releise day reviews first. No preorder for me!
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,384   +172

    Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's the most I paid for a game in quite a few years. In a sense Kickstarter can be even worse than a pre-order because often you have less of a clue what the game will be like, but on the other hand you get a lot more communication with the devs.
  12. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    I've never preordered a PC game. As a matter of fact, the only game I've ever preordered is Final Fantasy XIII for the ps3. Great game for me, very close to being worth $60. I'll never preorder again because I just can't justify the high cost. I'm certainly not one to feel social anxieties related to the obsession of needing the latest and greatest while its in style and I'm enjoying replaying classics several times more then anything coming out right now.
  13. Last game l pre-ordered was FEAR 2 back in 09 (and thats cause the EB Games near my work wasn't getting many copies). No real point anymore as I never have any trouble getting the games I want.
  14. GreasyMcGrimace

    GreasyMcGrimace TS Rookie

    I pre-ordered GTA 5 and Last of Us, Battlefield 3 because they were $45 each. Simcity too, glad it tanked, got Dead space 3 for free.
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,149   +915

    I've only ever pre-ordered 3 games myself, orange box, unreal tournament 3 (massive disappointment) and crysis 2. After Crysis 2, I will never pre-order again.

    Family and friends like to pre-order stuff for me though (birthdays and what not), most recent was from my brother for Christmas, he pre-ordered Company of Heroes 2 for me, I loved the original so hopefully they don't ruin it "crysis style".

    Other games people have pre-ordered for me are gears of war 3, halo reach and mass effect 2.

    And that is my entire pre-order history! :p

    Games I wished I had pre-ordered though, Dishonoured, original Company of Heroes, original Crysis, Unreal Tournament 2004, Half-Life 2 and Supreme Commander (original and Forged Alliance)
  16. vladiiancu

    vladiiancu TS Rookie

    Assassin's Creed III
  17. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 303   +108

    The last game I preordered was The Witcher 2 and it was completely worth it. I will preordered Rome 2 Total War and The Witcher 3. But to be honest there are just so few games worth a preordering.
  18. Actually Bioshock Infinite was my first pre-order, ever. And worth every bit of it.
  19. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    In this economy, being a "tightwad" is the norm. Do not feel ashamed.
  20. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 354   +116

    Batman Arkham City. I remember that when the pre-order started, all this websites had different pre-order bonuses, so you had to chose wisely which one you really wanted. After checking all of them, I realized that although steam had no pre-order bonus at all (only discount), you could play their version two days earlier than everybody else.

    Yes, it was worth it. You can buy dlc later, but not even all the money in the world can buy you two days of your time.
  21. avioza

    avioza TS Booster Posts: 120   +54

    Star Wars The Old Republic... big oops! Got tired of it in 3 days. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew it was a mistake.

    I did buy a founder package for Mechwarrior Online. That was a good purchase, but not sure that counts as a pre-order.
  22. techf1end

    techf1end TS Rookie

    I pre ordered me3 when they had the free bf3 promo.....im pretty sure I wont pre order anything for origin again.
  23. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    I preordered Crysis 3 from Amazon and EA's Origin online store (I always buy one copy of a game for each desktop) and so far it's pretty good. I haven't finished it yet but I can run it at 1920x1080 with all detail settings at max at good frame rate.

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