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Submitted by kevco33 2173d ago | article

Gaming on a Budget - Top 5 Next-Gen Budget Games

In today's modern videogames market, many gamers operate on a budget. Being able to afford three brand new releases in a month – often with an RRP above the £45 mark – is simply a dream to some, and improbable to others, and quite clearly this is where the industry's "pre-owned" market has sprung from. But also, the publishers themselves have taken note, with each of the major format holders promoting their own range of budget titles; Nintendo's Player's Choice range, Microsoft's CLASSICS titles and SONY's PLATINUM series. Nintendo is yet to launch an official range in the Current-Generation, but has released many titles with a comparable price-tag; a strategy that has seen much success in the Casual market sector. But which titles truly offer value-for-money?

While the Hardcore gamers will pick up most of these releases at launch, Mainstream and Casual gamers are less likely to fork-out immediately for a title with which they have little information on. While many may find themselves lavishing-out on a brand new copy of Grand Theft Auto IV at launch, how many would spend an equal amount on Heavenly Sword? Or Mass Effect?

The titles below are... (Culture, Dev, Forza Motorsport 2, Heavenly Sword, Industry, Link's Crossbow Training, Mass Effect, MotorStorm, PS3, Tech, Test Drive, Test Drive Unlimited, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wii, Xbox 360)

mathsman  +   2173d ago
HOW?!?!
HOw did Gears of War not make the top 5?!!?!
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2173d ago
It did, though.
kevco33  +   2173d ago
No, it didn't. It was an "also reccomended".
thebudgetgamer  +   2173d ago
this article was ment for me
:)
altredeemer  +   2173d ago
WHat about...
...Call of Duty 2?
Jeremy Gerard  +   2173d ago
Good point
COD2 was awesome, personally I think Stranglehold should have been on that list as well, I picked it up for 12 dollars at Bestbuy the other day. 360 has tons of great games for cheap, that is one of the reasons it is such a great value.
pp  +   2173d ago
i'm surprised mgs4 isn't in the list last i heard it was in the BARGAIN BIN
IzKyD1331  +   2173d ago
good one!
/sarcasm

people....^^this is what child abuse and neglect leads to, a false sense of hope, arrogance, and lame jokes especially
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InMyOpinion  +   2173d ago
^^ In that case I don't want to know what you have been through lol!
RAF-TECH  +   2173d ago
can' sell mine..
even though i want to.

after "watching" that game for hours...
altredeemer  +   2171d ago
I'm not surprised, most places are doing ti for £30 already.
dadice  +   2173d ago
What about Twilight PRincess? Maruo Galaxy? Mario Kart? SMASH BROS? They're all under £30 these days.
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2173d ago
Mario Kart and Smash Bros are still almost full price.
InMyOpinion  +   2173d ago
Dead rising, Forza Motorsport 2 and Gears of War are given.
projectile  +   2173d ago
When are we going to stop using next gen? its been this gen for 2-3 years now...
Jeremy Gerard  +   2173d ago
When Sony stops
pushing it's last gen PS2 on everyone we can finally stop calling this gen next gen, as long as PS2 is still around journalists have to specify.
kevco33  +   2173d ago
If you take a look around you'll see the site I got this from actually does call it "Current-Generation" ! They had this big debate a few years ago about when they should change, and it was decided that it was when every major console in the generation had launched in the three major territories. PS3 launch day in Europe = Current-Gen!
chanto23  +   2173d ago
^^^^OHHHHHHH i get it now...
so this is why Sony said next gen gaming begins when they say LOL/joke
kevco33  +   2173d ago
@chanto23
LMAO!
Ginger Reiki  +   2173d ago
I cant believe warhawk is not in the list. at £20 it must be the bargain of the century!
mgirl  +   2172d ago
But, it's not very good really... so maybe that's why!
BlackCountryBob  +   2173d ago
Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank TOD for PS3 are both only £16.99; bargains of the century IMHO!
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2173d ago
I got Rainbow Six Vegas, PREY, The Club, and The Darkness for under 30 dollars at GameStop yesterday, all on 360. Deal.
LossTheEarthbreaker  +   2171d ago
Why is that not a deal?

lol, all those games are great value under 12 dollars...

No sarcasm.
irchief  +   2173d ago
the best bargain is still oblivion,
but i dont know how gears made it, the campaign is horrid
kevco33  +   2173d ago
It didn't. It was an "also reccomended".
JasonXE  +   2173d ago
pgr4, beautiful katamari, doa4, bioshock, gh2, eternal sonata probably a lot more.
user9422077  +   2173d ago
Gears of war is awsome IMO but it's on budjet?
Suga Shane  +   2173d ago
to those who dont read....
GoW was on the " also recommended" tell them again Kevco
kevco33  +   2172d ago
Lol! We should start a protest - people shouldn't be allowed to comment until they've read the full article AND every other comment!!! ;)

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