What are the most hard to find titles in the gaming industry

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by Young_Charter (19908 posts) -

There's a lot of hardcore games out that that were either hidden sleepers, out of print due to sales, or hard to find due to a new generation. From Xenogears, Persona 1, Metroid Prime Trilogy, 9 hours 9 persons 9 doors, and original copies that are just to hard to find new ! What are some games that you feel is hard to find and out of reach ?

#2 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

System Shock and System Shock 2, a lot of the Lucasarts adventure games, No One Lives Forever...

#3 Posted by MonsieurX (31156 posts) -
ET game on the Atari 2600 I believe
#4 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge. Also not as rare but one that I want is Panzer Dragoon Saga.
#5 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Limited Edition I believe only 5000 copies were printed and only available via preorder through Gamestop.com. I own one.
#6 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6607 posts) -
[QUOTE="Zeviander"]Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Limited Edition I believe only 5000 copies were printed and only available via preorder through Gamestop.com. I own one.

Is it opened?
#7 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Call of Duty 4. 

#8 Posted by Dexter-010 (533 posts) -
Bully: Scholarship edition
#9 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Is it opened?Capitan_Kid
Of course. I don't believe in "wrapper collecting".
#10 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38218 posts) -

System Shock and System Shock 2, a lot of the Lucasarts adventure games, No One Lives Forever...

PannicAtack

Came to post system shock 2. I tried to find it everywhere and no digital download was available and all retail ones were really high prices. Managed to get one on ebay though for 32 euro, it arrived yesterday :D Never played it before but heard good things

#11 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Bully: Scholarship editionDexter-010
Really? I see it in bargain bins everywhere.
#12 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38218 posts) -

[QUOTE="Capitan_Kid"]Is it opened?Zeviander
Of course. I don't believe in "wrapper collecting".

Same, it's completely pointless in my mind. Why buy something just to let it sit there and never get played. 

Also that's a pretty freakin sweet game edition to own. of one of the best games around too. I'm jelly :P

#14 Posted by CRUSHER88 (1158 posts) -

Ive had a pretty hard time finding Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 actually.

EDIT: Locally I mean

#15 Posted by Young_Charter (19908 posts) -
[QUOTE="Capitan_Kid"]Is it opened?Zeviander
Of course. I don't believe in "wrapper collecting".

lol
#16 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
Cheetahmen 2 is supposedly one of the rarest cartridge games ever. It was never released or finished, but it had prototype cartridges printed out and stored in a warehouse before they were found. Prices for a factory-sealed copy go for $5,000 regularly, and the cheapest used copy goes for almost $2,000.
#17 Posted by mariokart64fan (19606 posts) -

not counting the obvcious ren and stimpy videeiots is rare

#18 Posted by blackace (21228 posts) -
Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) Dragon Force (Saturn) Guardian Heroes (Saturn)
#19 Posted by blackace (21228 posts) -

Ive had a pretty hard time finding Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 actually.

EDIT: Locally I mean

CRUSHER88
I wish they would just make a collectors edition for the PS3 with all 3 games. I don't think they will ever just bring out CV3 for the PSP in the U.S. I have the 1st games.
#20 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"][QUOTE="Capitan_Kid"]Is it opened?seanmcloughlin

Of course. I don't believe in "wrapper collecting".

Same, it's completely pointless in my mind. Why buy something just to let it sit there and never get played. 

Also that's a pretty freakin sweet game edition to own. of one of the best games around too. I'm jelly :P

I'd buy a regular copy and then just sell the rare one down the road.
#21 Posted by DaBrainz (7707 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge. Also not as rare but one that I want is Panzer Dragoon Saga.

I loved the AVGN episode on this. I heard NES dodgeball is hard to come by.
#22 Posted by StaticOnTV (583 posts) -
Games on the 3DS.
#23 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -
well for games from this gen: Pier Solar (GEN and SEGA CD) released in 2010. lucky for the kickstarter I'll be getting myself a dreamcast version. Ketsui Death Label (DS) Diamond Trust of London (DS) will be very rare muchi muchi pork/pink sweets (360) was really hard to find under $120. But lucky for people who missed out in 2011.. Cave is releasing a "The Best' version of the bundle sometime this year.

dodonpachi daioujou black label extra (360). I think there's around 20,000 copies available worldwide due to the copyright infringement and one cancelled print cycle. Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (fatal frame 4) (Wii) Ikenie No Yoru (Night of the Sacrifice) (Wii) I would love to have a copy of earthbound and panzer dragoon saga tho.
#24 Posted by ristactionjakso (5823 posts) -

Ive had a pretty hard time finding Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 actually.

EDIT: Locally I mean

CRUSHER88

I found it locally. Last copy in.

But my vote would be Alundra for ps1. Not psn sale, but software copy.

#25 Posted by Granny_Spanked (1326 posts) -
A non-repetitive Call of Duty game.
#26 Posted by dracolich55 (2343 posts) -
System Shock 2. I couldn't find it anywhere, I had to end up torrenting it because it could not find it in any online or retail store, I couldn't only find overpriced $100 copies on eBay and even than i'm not paying the developers, i'm paying some random guy trying to rip people off.
#27 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
you can (and should) buy 999 for 20 bucks on most online stores, unless you really want the original cover. just saying.
#28 Posted by ristactionjakso (5823 posts) -

Earthbound SNES.

#29 Posted by Wiimotefan (4103 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Limited Edition I believe only 5000 copies were printed and only available via preorder through Gamestop.com. I own one. Zeviander

Yeah I have the Japanese press release version.  EXTREMELY limited.  I only bought it because I wanted to test out the new camera and see if I could try out MGO early... and well, I thought it was cool that I'd be one of the first people in the states to play it.  Looking back on it now, I should have kept it sealed.  

#30 Posted by CRUSHER88 (1158 posts) -

[QUOTE="CRUSHER88"]I found it locally. Last copy in.

But my vote would be Alundra for ps1. Not psn sale, but software copy.

ristactionjakso

Lucked out eh. I check the local BestBuys and EBgames around here. Also a store nearby that only sells used games and I still can't find it.

[QUOTE="CRUSHER88"]

Ive had a pretty hard time finding Valkyria Chronicles for PS3 actually.

EDIT: Locally I mean

blackace


I wish they would just make a collectors edition for the PS3 with all 3 games. I don't think they will ever just bring out CV3 for the PSP in the U.S.  I have the 1st games.


That'd be nice. Or if they just put the first one on the playstation store.
#31 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
I'd buy a regular copy and then just sell the rare one down the road.tagyhag
I'm kinda wishing I did just that a few years ago. Used copies in 2009 were pulling in $300+ on eBay. New were selling for $500+. I even had the chance to order more than one copy way back when it came out. For a $50/copy investment? That's a 1000% return in THREE years. I'm still kicking myself. Now that the MGS HD Collection is circulating, with it's Limited Edition, prices have dropped a bit. And you know what's nuts about the whole thing? People were paying $450 extra for a unique box and a movie-cut of the cutscenes from the game.
#32 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7315 posts) -

Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) though you can find it on amazon for 1500 bucks.

#33 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) though you can find it on amazon for 1500 bucks.

HaloPimp978
why would you buy it from amazon when you can get it from ebay for $300-500
#34 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

I've seriously regretted not keeping Metroid Prime Trilogy. I beat all three games and then for some stupid reason I thought I'd be a nice guy and give it to one of my friends to keep, free of charge. I'm seriously regretting that decision seeing as how used copies are now running $100+ easily on Amazon, and new copies are even higher. 

#35 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

I remember AVGN talking about a Nintendo Championship Olympics game or something and both versions were really hard to find like 150 copies were left or somehting.

Also Shaq Fu.

#36 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors. Took me 2 seconds to find. I wish I had grabbed Metroid Prime Trilogy when it came out though, that is hard to find. And yeah I wish Xenoblade Chronicles was easier to get too. I search on gamestop and there's like 1 copy in a 100 mile radius.

#37 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7582 posts) -

8 very rare and expensive video games

1. Stadium Events (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Price Range: $13,000 -- $41,300; $10,000 for the box alone

#38 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

Probably my rarest game from this gen is Siren: Blood Curse and that's not very rare at all is it?

#39 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Probably my rarest game from this gen is Siren: Blood Curse and that's not very rare at all is it?

OB-47

This?

#40 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
The only ones I can think of is Nintendo World Championships(NES) and The Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition(GC)
#41 Posted by Heirren (18081 posts) -
Probably Star Fox 2 for SNES, as the game was completed but never released.
#42 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
Probably Star Fox 2 for SNES, as the game was completed but never released.Heirren
Just looked at it on youtube, shame they didn't release it, the game looked to be a major step up from the original.
#43 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
Probably Star Fox 2 for SNES, as the game was completed but never released.Heirren
that obviously doesn't count lol. and it was nearly completed, they never actually finished it.
#44 Posted by Heirren (18081 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"]Probably Star Fox 2 for SNES, as the game was completed but never released.BrunoBRS
that obviously doesn't count lol. and it was nearly completed, they never actually finished it.

You sure? Pretty sure some carts got around, which is how it got rom dumped.
#45 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="Heirren"]Probably Star Fox 2 for SNES, as the game was completed but never released.Heirren
that obviously doesn't count lol. and it was nearly completed, they never actually finished it.

You sure? Pretty sure some carts got around, which is how it got rom dumped.

the story i know is that someone stole a nearly finished copy of the game from a presentation. the ROMs aren't exactly in pristine condition, from what i recall.
#46 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

[QUOTE="OB-47"]

Probably my rarest game from this gen is Siren: Blood Curse and that's not very rare at all is it?

Goyoshi12

This?

Yeah. Got mine for $10 from the video rental store.

That's about 6 US bucks

#47 Posted by Heirren (18081 posts) -
[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="BrunoBRS"] that obviously doesn't count lol. and it was nearly completed, they never actually finished it.

You sure? Pretty sure some carts got around, which is how it got rom dumped.

the story i know is that someone stole a nearly finished copy of the game from a presentation. the ROMs aren't exactly in pristine condition, from what i recall.

IMO it seems more likely that the game was sent around to industry folk(people at Nintendo, developers, etc) for opinions on the game perhaps.
#48 Posted by Animal-Mother (26985 posts) -

I may not play many of the shen megami games, but they get gobbled up like hot cakes

#49 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="Heirren"] You sure? Pretty sure some carts got around, which is how it got rom dumped.

the story i know is that someone stole a nearly finished copy of the game from a presentation. the ROMs aren't exactly in pristine condition, from what i recall.

IMO it seems more likely that the game was sent around to industry folk(people at Nintendo, developers, etc) for opinions on the game perhaps.

well yeah, i doubt all the ROMs originated from a single cartridge, i just remember this story of a nearly finished copy being stolen, and that being the last time starfox 2 was ever seen officially.
#50 Posted by Heirren (18081 posts) -
[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="BrunoBRS"] the story i know is that someone stole a nearly finished copy of the game from a presentation. the ROMs aren't exactly in pristine condition, from what i recall.

IMO it seems more likely that the game was sent around to industry folk(people at Nintendo, developers, etc) for opinions on the game perhaps.

well yeah, i doubt all the ROMs originated from a single cartridge, i just remember this story of a nearly finished copy being stolen, and that being the last time starfox 2 was ever seen officially.

My memory is hazy from that long ago, but I had every issue of EGM from 93, or so,(oddly enough I think my first issue had the first Starfox on the cover) all the way to 2000. Again, my memory is hazy going all the way back then but I could swear EGM had some kind of large feature/strategy thing for Star Fox 2.