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What's the best game under $20 you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Daedalus, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    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?
     
  2. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Serious Sam 1 ($19.95)
     
  3. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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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
     
  4. Exar Kun [Sith]

    Exar Kun [Sith] Sith Lord

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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
     
  5. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Runs great on my 1.2ghz. Slicker than snot on a doorknob.
     
  6. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    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
     
  7. Hourences

    Hourences New Member

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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, ...
     
  8. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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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.
     
  9. LordKhaine

    LordKhaine I sing the body electric...

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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.
     
  10. Assymilator

    Assymilator No idea what to put here.

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    Starcraft/Brood War :tup:
     
  11. SU3000

    SU3000 Bringer of Fear and 0wnage

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    Fallout 1 - got it for a converted cost of about $3.
     
  12. PainAmplifier

    PainAmplifier Evil by Example

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    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 :D $20
    Daikatana (It really is a decent game, despite all the trash talk about it.)
    Ultimate Doom and Doom 2
    Darkstone
    Diablo 1
    Seventh Guest
    Half-Life Platinum pack (used)
     
  13. EmptySpace

    EmptySpace New Member

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    Quake II
    Unreal Tournament
    Diablo (actually, my friend gave it to me, but he got it for 10 bucks)
     
  14. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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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)
     
  15. Justin286

    Justin286 Smooth Criminal

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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. :p
     
  16. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    Oni for £10. Everyone who says it's crap - yuo si teh stupid :D.
     
  17. The_Inflictor

    The_Inflictor Honest and unmerciful

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    Yeah, I got Deus Ex GOTY for £10 ($16ish) :)
     
  18. ViperXL

    ViperXL Great Car

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    ILG:

    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
     
  19. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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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.
     
  20. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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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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