Good games for value

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#1 Posted by Wiip3out (24 posts) -

I was wandering what games are available for good value on PC?

I like RPGS like final fantasy and FPS games and basically most genres like racing games, simulation, management etc so any suggestions are welcome.

#2 Posted by smelly_boob (2 posts) -
if you don;t mind buyiung used games, farcry is a FPS taht can be had for less than 10 on half.com
#3 Posted by nerd_rock_riot (191 posts) -
Star Wars: Republic Commando is a great game for $15, Half Life 2: Episode 1 is a fantastic game for $20, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is dirt cheap @ $10 and has one of the best single palyer and multiplayer components I've ever played, There's always Starcraft and brood war for $20, ummmm.... Call of Duty and United offensive is $30 and totally kick ass... that about covers it...
#5 Posted by neatfeatguy (3553 posts) -

I just recently picked up Prey (FPS) for $19.99.  It's not the greatest game out there, but it was entertaining enough to keep me occupied for a good 6-8 hours. Also the fact of how you can walk on special platforms that go up the walls and across the ceilings....it really messes with your mind and takes a little bit of getting used to.

If you don't have The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, see if you can find a copy of the game of the year edition (it'll cost you $20 or so). It's a bit dated (4 or 5 years old now???) but it is a very entertaining first person RPG. You can find tons and tons of mods for it or you can create your own with the construction kit provided with the game.

Perhaps you might want to see about picking up Fable, another RPG type game. Can probably find it for $20 or so. I've played the Xbox version and it was pretty fun, I have yet to try the updated/extended version that came out on PC.

#6 Posted by Wiip3out (24 posts) -
Cool, I havent tried fable, I have Oblivion on 360 but will look around, I like the final fantasy type games so does anybody know of ones like this on PC? cheers for suggestions
#7 Posted by godlessgamer (48 posts) -
well i like FPS so doom 3 (Horror) , Call of duty 1 or 2 and my favorite Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighters (FPS Tactical shooter) these are my personal favorites which makes me feel that i'm a part of the game. If u want to known any thing or any detail ; just let me know
#8 Posted by Deluminai (7 posts) -
siiigh. if only tribes or tribes 2 was still around. that would've kept you busy for hours and hours.
#9 Posted by mismajor99 (5657 posts) -
Cool, I havent tried fable, I have Oblivion on 360 but will look around, I like the final fantasy type games so does anybody know of ones like this on PC? cheers for suggestionsWiip3out
Well, for JRPG's you can check out Final Fantasy XI: The Vana’diel Collection for the PC. It's 15 bucks over at amazon. But there's a monthly fee. Fable: Lost Chapter for the PC is great and I would highly recommend that. Also, if you like the Hockey, NHL East Side Manager is one of the best sports management games around for very cheap. Gogamer.com always has blow out sales on tons and tons of games for very cheap.
#10 Posted by mismajor99 (5657 posts) -
siiigh. if only tribes or tribes 2 was still around. that would've kept you busy for hours and hours.Deluminai
I love Tribes, does anyone still play it? I picked up Vengeance, but it didn't come close to the amount of fun I had with Tribes 2.
#11 Posted by Wiip3out (24 posts) -
Thanks for the information, I dont want one of those mmorpgs as I dont like to pay for them per month and the commitment to them is too much for me. I like the football (soccer) manager games and have tried the NHL one but I dont understand the game at all and the English teams are really bad as they have like no money to spend which is a shame. I will have a look over fable maybe if my pc can hack it hehe. I will have a look at tribes if I can find it. Keep the ideas coming. Cheers for the info though.
#12 Posted by raider2k7 (130 posts) -
If you're going for gaming on a budget and like FPS's Counter Strike source or Day of Defeat Source are good games that can be had for around 20 dollars. They are good because there are a number of ways to play them...for example on Counter Strike, if you enjoy a good tournament style game, ala Unreal Tournament (which is a great game btw) you can play a specific server or map (fy_iceworld)... If you enjoy objective style FPS games requiring teamwork there are plenty of servers out there that play objective based maps where you have to bomb a target or save hostages... If you want some pure fun try a Zombie mod server where you get unlimited ammo and don't have to reload, thats wayyy fun cuz the zombies keep coming...
#13 Posted by DuaneDog (958 posts) -
Maybe checkout GameTap. They have like 800+ games. Lots of classics from the old school plus FarCry, and RPG's like Baudler's Gate I+II, Icewind Dale, Might & Magic series, Phantasy Star I+II+III, Ultima I-IV, and several otheres. They've also got a nice line up of strategy games as well.  Nothing brand new but a good assortment of games that will likely keep you busy for sometime.  They also seem to be adding more quite frequently.  Not a bad service and they may offer a free trial or at least a cheap trial.
#14 Posted by Wiip3out (24 posts) -
Maybe checkout GameTap. They have like 800+ games. Lots of classics from the old school plus FarCry, and RPG's like Baudler's Gate I+II, Icewind Dale, Might & Magic series, Phantasy Star I+II+III, Ultima I-IV, and several otheres. They've also got a nice line up of strategy games as well.  Nothing brand new but a good assortment of games that will likely keep you busy for sometime.  They also seem to be adding more quite frequently.  Not a bad service and they may offer a free trial or at least a cheap trial.DuaneDog
Cool, is this a rental thing? Im in the UK so if there is anyt cheap games online that would be helpful. Cheers for advise :)
#15 Posted by bildo2020 (717 posts) -
I would highly reccomend Max Payne 2!  I got it for 4.99 +3.45 shipping off amazon.com.  The game was used, but it is in amazing condition!  Also, other value games are: LoTR:Battle for Middle Earth ($7 on amazon), No One Lives Forever 2 and Black and White 2! all good games imo, cheap too!
#16 Posted by MetallicaKings (4781 posts) -
Star Wars: Republic Commando is a great game for $15, Half Life 2: Episode 1 is a fantastic game for $20, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is dirt cheap @ $10 and has one of the best single palyer and multiplayer components I've ever played, There's always Starcraft and brood war for $20, ummmm.... Call of Duty and United offensive is $30 and totally kick ass... that about covers it...nerd_rock_riot
pretty much nailed it. Republic Commando is a very underknown game
#17 Posted by The1stFishBone (411 posts) -
ut2004
#18 Posted by Teuvan (10151 posts) -
Serious Sam 2 is great. It's relatively new, very cheap, and extremely fun to play. I'd really recommend giving it a try. Here's my review for it.
#19 Posted by Qixote (10755 posts) -
Serious Sam 2 is great. It's relatively new, very cheap, and extremely fun to play. I'd really recommend giving it a try. Here's my review for it.Teuvan
You obviously have not played the original encounters. If you had, you'd realilze how much of a disappointment SS2 was. It's just another prime example of a great pc gamemaker selling out their pc fans to the console industry. 

I guess in cases like yours, SS2 can only be appreciated by people who haven't seen Croteam's work before they sold out.
#20 Posted by Akivaria (265 posts) -
F.E.A.R. is good, as well as LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2. 
#21 Posted by fatboyvinnie (762 posts) -

FEAR

UT2K4 (tons of mods too)

Serious Sam 1

Deus Ex 1

Half-Life 2 (lots of promising awesome mods coming out)

#22 Posted by graham_celtic (1190 posts) -
Swat 4
Far Cry
Warcraft 3
UT 2004