Games that you bought for a good deal and ended up loving?

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#1  Edited By Speeny
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For this topic, I'm mainly referring to physical games but, I guess you can talk about whatever.

Recently, I can't recall getting any "good" deals, but...a few years back I did manage to buy one of my favourites, PopoloCrois on the PSP for $5 off of Gumtree. Which is basically like Craigslist. (My original copy that I had as a kid was handled poorly and I lost the case + manual.)

What's funny is that, even though it wasn't sealed, it did have a sticker around the case to stop you from trying to open it. (JB Hi-Fi here did that with most games every now and then.) Upon opening it, the UMD looked like it had never been touched as well as the manual. So, I was fairly happy about that.

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#2  Edited By warmblur
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In 2009 on a Steam sale I got Mirror's Edge for 20 bucks and Dead Space for 30 both games where new IP's and not even a year old at the time love both games.

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#3 VFighter
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Got Duke Nukem Forever for $4 new at gamestop years ago, and for that price I loved it.

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#4 RSM-HQ
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Fire Pro Wrestling World. Grabbed a copy a year after release, cost me barely anything, and while I've never been a huge wrestling fan the level of content and satisfying gameplay is very good in these games.

Gets more content frequently, extra modes and creation packs, last update was yesterday and the game was released in 2017.

Downloading fanmade content from the official site as well is very easy and accessible. Would recommend to anyone who likes retro brawlers or wrestling games before they became QTE simulators

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#5 Assassin_87
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I recall picking up Nier for the PS3 at a GameStop for around $5. This was maybe ten years ago, and I grabbed it on a whim. Close to the best $5 I've ever spent, and one of my favorite overall experiences of that generation.

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#6  Edited By judaspete
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I usually wait for a good deal for games, but some of the best I've come across over the years are:

  • Viewtiful Joe 2 - New for $3
  • Starlancer - New for $2
  • Rival Schools - Very used, but $0.50
  • God of War 3 - $0.50
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The most recent one I can think of is Days Gone. Didn't think he'd have was gonna be all b that great. It quickly turned into one of my favorite games on PS4.

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#8 Yams1980
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Free is the best deal and I got Saints Row 2 for free from GOG a couple years back... great game mostly other than the weird framerate fluctuations that can mostly be minimized through a user modified exe.

I was glad to play it since it's an interesting point in the series where it went from mostly normal in the first game to where things would start to take a turn for what the series is now known for, total random chaos. Most memorable part was using a sewage truck to spray the disbelievers with the stinky poop spray.

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Once somebody told me to try some indie games, and after buying Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and The Banner Saga it was the best bundle purchase ever.

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I bought a game called LISA: The painful RPG on Steam for five bucks on sale one day, and it became my favorite game of the decade and one of my favorite RPGs of all time.

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#11  Edited By Speeny
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@turtlethetaffer: Heard great things about those games. Have yet to play them though.

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#12 turtlethetaffer
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@speeny: I can't recommend them enough.

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Definitely the witcher 3 I was very late to the party got the standard xbox one version and loved it so grabbed the complete edition on ps4 for £10 probably the best money I've ever spent on a videogame. More recent has been fire pro with fire promotor dlc I was unsure on picking it up for a while finally got it and got addicted to the promotor mode. Makes watching matches better than the current WWE product.

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This cost me 2 quid and played it for 30+ hours

https://store.steampowered.com/app/598700/The_Vagrant/

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#15  Edited By Fractured_Veil
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Back in the day I got a copy of Borderlands at a garage sale for 50 cents. I can't tell you how many hours I spent playing that game.

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PES 20 of cors. we got it the day it was a Gamestop deal 4 like 20$

Homefront: Revolution shud arrive tomorrow, we cant wat

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someone gave me L4D2 a while after it came out, i'd kinda written off the series after playing the demo for the first one and not enjoying it. ended up getting hooked on the Versus mode and putting like 400 hours into the game.

other games:

World in Conflict - found a physical copy for 20 bucks a while after it came out, still some of my favorite multiplayer ever and a great RTT game.

Plague Tale Innocence - I don't tend to enjoy these super narrative focused games but I loved this one, at least up until the last couple hours when it went off the rails a bit

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#18 Mickeyminime
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PS3 - TES 4 Oblivion, Mass Effect trillogy (sale)

PS4 - Horizon, Fallout 4, The Forest, GTASA - All those games at the time where like either on sale or Playstation hits

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1$ Terraria on HumbleBundle sale - around 200-300 hours

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#20 benleslie5  Moderator
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I found a copy of Vagrant Story (PS1) for 50p at Cex back in 2008 and the hours I've spent was worth that price