The biggest gaming bargain you ever bought?

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by adagio, May 24, 2011.

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    adagio Moderator

    It may not be your favourite game ever brought, but it was that game you brought for no reason other than it was cheap. It then shocked the hell out of you by actually being a bloody good game.

    Mine was Half Life!!! I only brought my 550mhz 64 meg machine to play championship manager but on the same day I brought it. I also brought a big (those days the packaging was huge) shiny black/orange box containing Half Life with the sumly price off £9.99. I played it more than champ man and along with the early counterstrike betas I was hooked. I even brought Blue Shift, Opposing Force and Gunman Chron to complete the set.

    So what was your bargain?
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Well there are nowhere near my fave games of all time, but definitely the ones that surprised me the most based on how much they cost.....

    Stronghold (original game, not Stronghold 2). Bought it for like £4.99 in the bargain bin a few years ago because I was like, oooo castles..... seriously was a good little game.

    More recently, I would have to say I honestly bough Magicka without watching any youtube videos about it. I bought it purely because it was cheap and I was bored and I have to say, it is a bloody good game for what it is.
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    F U R I E Veteran BOON

    Sacred 2 delivered in every way. For less than 10 euros.
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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    The Orange Box

    Still amazes me how good a deal it was, Portal, HL2 and hundreds of hours sunk into TF2 for a negligible sum
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    Merketh The MerkBot

    probably when I got the THQ Complete Pack for something like 75-80% off at a sale.
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    Kammie Community Member

    being gifted Braid on steam by shanto or someone else cant remember...awesome lil' platform :)
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    Acina Admin Officer

    Hands down it has to be Magika for me, even with all it's initial bugs and the daily patching, me and Ariella were in complete hysterics every single time we played - still are now, apparently I have bad aim :(

    Sent using my Fruit!
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    I have to concur that orange box is probably the best bargin I've bought, though years ago I bought a starwars pack which had Dark forces, xwing alliance and rebel alliance! Was probably 1999-2001 and I played those games for years!
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    Saul Community Member

    Orange Box and the Steam THQ pack, I still have not played every game.
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    Divinitas Community Member

    Orange box without a shadow of a doubt, its just so good !
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Sucks, I already owned all the pre-steam orange box contents and the majority of the steam games contents so I never had the joys of the orange box..... /cry
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    Doodle Bush Whacker!

    Dr dragos madcap chase. Seriously, has to be almost 20 years ago i played this game i bought it for like 5 euro and i dont think there is any other game i have enjoyed this much tbh.

    i was young, you could play it with your friends via "hot seat" and it was just awesome! I still get nostalgic when i think of it. here is a little video :p

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    Katiechops Guild Master

    Could be painful for her... :eek:
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    Tvar Veteran BOON

    Gotta be able to take a shot to the eye every once and a while, in this kind of business. Delicate flowers can gtfo.
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    Specter Veteran BOON

    Diablo 2 + Diablo 2 LoD.
    or maybe Starcraft, since brood war could be "pirated" and work on bnet at the same time, as long as you had original starcraft :D
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    Mizou Community Member

    cracked starcraft 1 + broodwar ... amazing !
    diablo 1 was good too :)

    magicka would be cool too but no one was playing it a week or two after it came out

    PS: @Katiechops , u dirty old scotbag :)
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Think I miss out on most steam bargains because I usually have half or more of their games already when it's about packs, buying the ones I don't have yet individually afterwards is usually cheaper.

    Sure games like Deathspank and Magicka were new and cheap games but I also didn't play them very long. Best value for money for me is I guess the older games I'm buying now that have become free or really cheap, but that can't really be considered bargain anymore right?
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    Divinitas Community Member

    Depends how old they are I guess. I got ra2 about a year after it was released for £5 awesome buy
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    dreamlike Community Member

    Archlord....
    it was so nice ...really nice PVP....but that was in the old Codemaster times....
    then everything turned into hacking, cheating etc.
    but before that it was such a good game...i enjoyed it really
    it was a lot of grinding...and i mean grinding^^ running hours in a circle with a train of mobs on your ass....and that for months...or years...

    in between you had really nice castle sieges...and ofc....a lot of pvp
    you could PK EVERYONE (above lvl 15, what was about 30 mins playing or maybe an hour) and EVERYWHERE (except towns)
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    haha that game was awesome, didn't that come with Settlers 2? played that so much aswell..

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