how many games are actually worth full price?

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#1 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

out of all the games you buy in a year, what percentage of them are full price.

me, i buy about 10-20 games each year. usually 2 of them are fully priced and the rest are used or on sale.

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

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#3 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

generally, the sales i do are $15 and under. i rarely buy games slashed from $60 to $40.

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#4 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11807 posts) -

Varies heavily from person to person - I see Forza 5 as definitely being worth $60 but I'd pay for Killzone on sale if it turns out to be a step forward for the series.

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#5 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

same. oh wait. i guess new super mario bros. u, last year around this time.

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#6 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

Uncharted 2

Would pay $200 for it, honestly.

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#7 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@psymon100 said:

@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

same. oh wait. i guess new super mario bros. u, last year around this time.

I think i bought BLOPS 2 at full price, but I used a gift card so that doesn't really count, or was it a gift.... Can't remember, but I didn't pay for it

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#8 Posted by soulitane (14999 posts) -

Very few for me, cheaper to just wait and not play games at launch.

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#9 Edited by SpiderLuke (703 posts) -

Very little. PSplus and the newest games for gold are my friends.

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#10 Edited by Renegade_Fury (18899 posts) -

Maybe one per year, if that. I only spend a lot on certain retro games.

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#11 Posted by silversix_ (25103 posts) -

One, BF4 on ps4.

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#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I buy a lot of 3DS games @ full price and think they're worth it. I also bought GTA V and Tales of Xillia on day one, and will buy Super Mario 3D World day one too. Everything else I got used or on sale.

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#13 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6353 posts) -

Paying full-price is prohibitive to being a gamer, it's an expensive hobby.

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#14 Posted by Caseytappy (2198 posts) -

If I really want a game I don't mind paying full price, retro gaming is more expensive if you cherry pick

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#15 Posted by NameIess_One (1077 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

This, no sense buying games on launch for full price, discounts come rather fast on the PC, and it's good to wait a little for the bugs to be ironed out, due to the recent increase in "release now, fix later" attitude.

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#16 Edited by Netret0120 (3327 posts) -

Only blockbuster games.

I buy 5-10 games a year and i wait for sales. I am a student so can't afford $60 games often

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#17 Edited by immortality20 (8535 posts) -

Not a whole lot, usually just the big titles. I wait for price drops or search online for good deals for most games. LIke today I found Deadpool for $20 at Wal Mart which I thought was awesome, but would never consider it a $60 game. Now I just have to find the same price for Metro Last Light and Remember Me.

I did buy quite a few full priced games this year like Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite ($80 version), Injustice: Gods Among Us (CE), Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider (CE), DmC, Gears of War Judgment, Arkham Origins (CE) and others I'm forgetting. It was a great year for games.

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#18 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (9765 posts) -

I'm easy to please, so if a $60 game gives me at least 20 hours of good fun, I'm content.

The amount of playtime I require before deeming a purchase to be worth the money obviously scales with the initial price point of the game in question.

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#19 Posted by Ballroompirate (25480 posts) -

The ones that are worth full price that I can remember (at least worth it for me). Only gonna list games the last few years.

  • Skyrim
  • GTA V
  • TLOU
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Uncharted 2
  • Uncharted 3
  • Hotline Miami (best $9.99 I've ever spent on a game)
  • The Wolf Among Us (well worth the $24.99 and it's only 1 episode in)
  • RDR
  • The Witcher 2
  • State of Decay
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Dragon's Crown
  • Dark Souls
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Metro Last Light
  • BF3
  • Left 4 Dead

I usually buy 10-20 games a year, out of say 20 games a year, I might regret 1 or 2 purchases while some I did enjoy but felt like "why is this game $60" and the games I listed were well worth the price tag I purchased them at (some were full priced at less than $60)

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#20 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

The Last of Us, Uncharted, SFIV, MvC3, Deus Ex.

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#21 Posted by Razor_defiace (1618 posts) -

If you like the game, then I don't see the problem of paying full-price for it (unless it's already on sale).

I buy physical games I like at full price only though, digital is an exception to the rule. Games on steam I usually get during sale periods only and not on release. I just don't see digital being worth as much as a physical copy (mostly directed at Blizzard's digital prices)

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#22 Posted by DocSanchez (3734 posts) -

Considering the development budgets these days, all of them are worth full price.

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#23 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

Demon's Souls and The last of us for my standards were worth $60.

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#24 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@NameIess_One said:

@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

This, no sense buying games on launch for full price, discounts come rather fast on the PC, and it's good to wait a little for the bugs to be ironed out, due to the recent increase in "release now, fix later" attitude.

and GMG has had sales on just about every major recent pre-order. 20% off BF4, 25% of Arkham origins, 15% off COD Ghosts

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#25 Edited by fadersdream (3154 posts) -

EVERYTHING by Capcom and Square is worth $90+...

otherwise they will threaten to cancel their own franchises.

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#26 Posted by NameIess_One (1077 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@NameIess_One said:

@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

This, no sense buying games on launch for full price, discounts come rather fast on the PC, and it's good to wait a little for the bugs to be ironed out, due to the recent increase in "release now, fix later" attitude.

and GMG has had sales on just about every major recent pre-order. 20% off BF4, 25% of Arkham origins, 15% off COD Ghosts

Yeah, picked up Arkham Origins, AC Black Flag and Thief, all for 37 EUR, with that 25% off voucher.

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#27 Edited by stuff238 (1760 posts) -

Only AAA big budget games. I will gladly get GTA, MGS, Naughty Dog Game, Fallout etc on day one for $60. Those are damn well worth it.

I couldn't imagine wasting $60 on something like CoD, halo, Tomb raider, assassins creed, any nintendo game, any sports game etc. Those can all wait for price drops.

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#28 Posted by lundy86_4 (47773 posts) -

Most of BRP's list ^^

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#29 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

with this upcoming gen, just a select few

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#30 Edited by AznbkdX (4072 posts) -

Very few imo. Could be because I'm a cheap bastard, but they lower the price all the time anyways on Steam or otherwise. My conditioning to it pretty much automatically tells me that games aren't worth 60 bucks. Could be lying to myself but who cares.

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#31 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
@lostrib said:

I can't remember the last time i bought a game at full price, even my recent pre orders were on sale.

Well yeah if we're talking RRP's I never pay them, I always managed to save about £5 on console games and then £10+ with most PC games.

As for games being worth it, well that all depends on how fun I think it'll be and if it has some sort of replay value. I never really understood why gamer's focus on the time it takes to complete a game so much, don't get me wrong, 4 hour story modes are a joke most of the time, but if a game's only 4 hours long but you enjoy the hell out of those 4 hours and replay it multiple times what's the big deal? You don't judge music or film or books on how long they are, so why are games different? Just because SOME games are long doesn't mean every game needs to be that way.

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#32 Posted by uninspiredcup (21220 posts) -

Too broad a question to answer.

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#33 Posted by Heil68 (56814 posts) -

What a game is worth is a subjective opinion. I usually buy games after a price drop. Certain games like Mass Effect, anything form Naughty Gods is worth a day 1 purchase to me.

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#34 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

None. I never buy games at full price.

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#35 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (20906 posts) -

Most open-world games tend to be worth the full price to me, eg Far Cry 3 and Flight Simulator X. That would also include the GTA games and RDR if the setting for them appealed to me.

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#36 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

Most games that I own I bought at full price. I preorder most games, so very few of them come out the door on sale.

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#37 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4657 posts) -

Can't remember the last game I bought at full price. I would've gladly bought most of them at full price though.

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#38 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9681 posts) -

I pay full price for most of my console games. I tend to lose interest in a game by the time it's inexpensive (on consoles). On PC, I just wait until Steam Sales.

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#39 Edited by GhoX (6237 posts) -

I buy very few games at full price, but the ones I do buy at full price tend to be preorders or bought on release simply due to how awesome they are. Well, as full price as they can be, since Steam tends to give discount for preorders. Some examples include Dark Souls, XCOM Enemy Unknown, and numerous other indie titles like Chivalry Medieval Warfare, Bastion and Recettear. Some indie titles priced at only $20 have offered me a lot more joy than even discounted $40 AAA games.

Sony will gain an invaluable ally with indies at its side. Assuming, of course, that PS4 is as accessible to both existing and new indies as Sony claimed.

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#40 Posted by Ghost120x (4953 posts) -

I buy everything at full price and I plan to stop, but I can't help it.

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#41 Posted by ManInFlames (434 posts) -

25

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#42 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I bought one game at full price in the past like... 2 years. Pokemon X. I've bought around 100 games the last couple years probably.

Ah wait, forgot about white 2. Bought that for $33. Pretty close to full price.

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#43 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2695 posts) -

Dark Souls, Demons Souls, and every mainline Pokemon game.

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#44 Edited by clr84651 (5627 posts) -

All of them, because I only buy ones that are worth it. I rent the rest.

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#45 Edited by hiphops_savior (8314 posts) -

Starcraft 2

Civilization 5

All the Pokemon games

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Black Ops 2

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#46 Posted by trugs26 (7311 posts) -

I'm happy to pay full price for some select Nintendo first party games, but other than that, I wait. So far for my Wii U I've paid for Pikmin 3 full price. Everything else has been discounted in some way (usually just slightly discounted, but definitely not day 1 full price). Mario 3D World will be next to get the full price treatment, then Donkey Kong TF.

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#47 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

The last game I bought at full price was GTA 5, it was ok.

before that it was diablo 3, I immediately felt ill.

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#48 Posted by sukraj (26608 posts) -

Far Cry 3

Tomb Raider -2013

Metro Last Light

GTA V

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#49 Edited by Senor_Kami (8528 posts) -

Maybe 20% of big name AAA releases in any given year.

Games are reaching a point where most AAA offer $60 worth of production value but the quality of content just isn't there. It's like Transformers. You can definitely tell where they put the money but the film just isn't good on so many levels and would be better if it was significantly shorter. Basically every open world game suffers from this.

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#50 Posted by hippiesanta (10292 posts) -

The Last of Us is worth full price ..... even worth is the steelbook edition and I'm a proud owner of it .......