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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 02:43 PM   #1
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What's the best game under $20 you've ever bought?

I have a bit of spare money and was just looking to buy something from the bargin bin(maybe a football game, I need a new football game) But what is the best(and maybe the worst) game(s) you've ever bought for under $20?

bargins I've found:
SiN: $15
Freespace 1: $15 (expansion included)
Motorhead: $5
Viper Racing: $20
Heavy Gear 2: $20 (w/ HG1, too bad my CD is all b0rked now)
F-15: $20
Laser Arena: $20
System Shock 2: $20
Codename Eagle: $5
Mortyr: $10
Total Annihilation: $10

and prolly a few more, but anyway, suggestions?
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 02:47 PM   #2
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Serious Sam 1 ($19.95)
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 02:49 PM   #3
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oh yea I have Serious Sam too, really havent played it sine it also runs like crap a lot on my 1.33ghz Thunderbird
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 02:56 PM   #4
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Some games I got cheap were:

Dark Forces: $15 (years ago)
Tie Fighter:$15 (years ago)
Jedi Knight Mysteries of the Sith: $20
Serious Sam: $20
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 03:01 PM   #5
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oh yea I have Serious Sam too, really havent played it sine it also runs like crap a lot on my 1.33ghz Thunderbird
Runs great on my 1.2ghz. Slicker than snot on a doorknob.
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 03:26 PM   #6
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Runs great on my 1.2ghz. Slicker than snot on a doorknob.
I think my GFX needs some serious tweaker or something then either that or it doens't like the 1024x768 resolution(running a GeForce2 Pro 64MB DDR OCed at core:230mhz memory:392mhz)
cuz it runs Serious Sam most of the time at 30fps(I think I may have had it in 800x600!) but not only does that run like poo, the Giants Mecc Demo runs like crap, UT has some MAJOR framerate drops and ALL of my games have problems w/ particles at anything higher than 800x600 (I'm pretty sure) cuz say I fire off a shock beam at, oh, 100fps the framerate will drop to about 20fps until that shock beam is gone or if I get in a rocket's smoke expect the same framerate drop even in games like SoF(blood particles) this happens I have no idea why!

anyone know? and keep your suggestions coming
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 03:46 PM   #7
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deffinalty Unreal, changed alot for me, and was the first real game i had on my brand new pc :)

other games that are cool and were cheap are things like erm half life, the nomad soul, earth 2150, ...
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 04:52 PM   #8
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fallout 1 & 2 both together in the same box for $10.

I would still pay $50 for each one today though, its well worth it.
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 04:56 PM   #9
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Total Annihalition was suberb for under 20. MechWarrior 3 was pretty good for under 20 also. I'm sure I can think of others.
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 04:57 PM   #10
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 05:02 PM   #11
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Fallout 1 - got it for a converted cost of about $3.
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 05:22 PM   #12
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Fallout 1 - got it for a converted cost of about $3.
LOL, the Fallout1&2 pack is out now for ~$12 which is about $8 less than I paid for Fallout 1 alone.

Other good buys:

Shogo+Septerra Core two pack ~$12
UT $20
Daikatana (It really is a decent game, despite all the trash talk about it.)
Ultimate Doom and Doom 2
Darkstone
Diablo 1
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Half-Life Platinum pack (used)
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 05:33 PM   #13
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Quake II
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Diablo (actually, my friend gave it to me, but he got it for 10 bucks)
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 06:38 PM   #14
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I just wish I could find RTNP by itself instead of having to but Unreal again(serves no point)

and I've seen Fallout and Fallout2 bundled for $10 passed it up for I think Red Faction and Ghost Recon I think maybe listing all of the games I have would help, but DAMN I have way too many(we're talking a whole 80CD tower FULL+more without cases)
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Old 22nd Jan 2002, 08:57 PM   #15
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UT - I bought it at Staples for $19.99 in Feb2K. Too bad I lost the $10 coupon for it.
Deus Ex GOTY - Just got it last Thursday. The store's website listed it as $36.99 but when I went to ring it up at the cashier, it was listed at $16.99.
Needless to say, I didn't complain.
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Old 23rd Jan 2002, 07:38 AM   #16
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Oni for 10. Everyone who says it's crap - yuo si teh stupid .
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Old 23rd Jan 2002, 10:00 AM   #17
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Yeah, I got Deus Ex GOTY for 10 ($16ish)
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Old 23rd Jan 2002, 10:13 AM   #18
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Check your settings... how are you rendering it? OpenGL? Direct3D?

And, do you know your Motherboard Chip set? I upgraded my chipset and AGP drivers and my FPS in D3D went up by about 30fps
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Old 23rd Jan 2002, 10:25 AM   #19
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UT - I bought it at Staples for $19.99 in Feb2K. Too bad I lost the $10 coupon for it.
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W00t, somebody shops the place where i work. I think my store still has one copy. I can buy it for $7.50 if i want it. I told some old guy (customer) who wanted a nice game for his little kids so i showed him Unreal Tournament. He bought it. I don't think he knew what he was buying, and i haven't seen him since, and it was never returned.
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Old 23rd Jan 2002, 10:41 AM   #20
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System Shock 2 ($15) without a SHADOW of a doubt. Septerra Core ($10) was an excellent purchase too.
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