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Submitted by TheShape108 2010d ago | opinion piece

The Best of the Bargain Bin (And Worst)

We have a few weeks before the game rush starts again, so how about spending that 10 bucks on a game or two to pass the time? Here is my list of games from the Bargain Bin that warrant a purchase, and a couple to just stay away from no matter what you heard. (Bionic Commando, Dark Void, Haze, PC, PS3, Rogue Warrior, Xbox 360, X-Men Origins: Wolverine)

RockmanII7  +   2010d ago
If your looking for a good bargain bin game, Darksiders is only $20.
Quagmire  +   2010d ago
sure...if you live in america...
lolzers  +   2009d ago
I got DarkSiders for £10 down the high street. Best £10 I've ever spent, it's a great game.
MariaHelFutura  +   2009d ago
Tales Of Vesperia (360) is $19.99 new at Gamestop/EBgames. MGS4 (PS3) is 16.99 new at Gamestop/Ebgames. If you own a PS3 and 360, this will be some of the best $$$ you`ll ever spend.
TEFL0N_D0N_81  +   2009d ago
Which Gamestop? I never see a new copy of Tales of Vesperia. The used ones are $30+ and on their website they have it listed as $45 used.
danmachine  +   2009d ago
this author needs to do some research he thinks unreal 3 was a ps3 exclusive and according to him failed because of it.

(which it didnt) its a great game.
TheShape108  +   2009d ago
Started as a PS3 exclusive, which I thought I said. Launched as PS3 exclusive because XBLA wouldn't allow open mods, came to 360 later with split screen making it the better version, although that was patched the PS3 later as well. However by then everyone didn't care. But yes its a great game.
Motion  +   2009d ago
Pretty sure it came out on pc too...In fact, I think it came out almost 8 months earlier on PC than PS3.
TheShape108  +   2009d ago
Yes that is correct, I guess I assumed people would know that an UT game came out on the PC. Again though, the article isn't about what came out on what first just that its a great game for a great price that you should get if you haven't. If I had to recommend a version I would recommend PC however.
dan0368  +   2009d ago
Absolutely, Darksiders is one of my favorite games of the past year. Definitely check it out.
outrageous  +   2009d ago
Bionic commando
Bionic Commando at 9.99 is the best deal out there. The game is beautiful to look at with incredible environments and great game play.

Why the game failed to sell??? Well, the leaning curve was unforgiving. They really punished you if you didn't master the Bionic arm mechanic. No save points and while replaying a level, you could find collect-ables but they where not saved...yep...maybe the biggest complaint. They tried to stay true to the coin op era in that way but the lazy new new gen of casual gamers want to play a level once and move on. If they included a rewind feature to replay the last 10 secs or so the game would of been that much better.

Regardless a fantastic game once you master the controls. Sadly, Grin is now no more. They had some great talent there with some great next gen game engines. Here's some footage...yes, it looks that good.
TEFL0N_D0N_81  +   2009d ago
I think for $9.99, Gears of War is the best game out there (the first one). It still has better multiplayer than the abomination of a multiplayer called Gears of War 2. The only two good things of Gears 2 are the campaign and horde.
earbus  +   2010d ago
my cheap pix are wanted weapons of fate 8 bux and matt hazard it cracked me up ..
DelbertGrady  +   2009d ago
Didn't like any of those games. Wanted took me 3 hours to beat and Matt Hazard was just extremely boring. Bionic Commando was a little better than Wanted but still pretty crappy.

I agree with BaseballFan15. Darksiders is an awesome game. Other than that, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Burnout Paradise, X-Men Origins Wolverine(as mentioned in the article) and also Borderlands and Batman: AA.
SignifiedSix  +   2009d ago
@ Soda Popinsky
How was Red Faction: Guerrilla? I've never had a chance to play it... There's just one thing i wish the game was... An FPS. I remember the good ole days playing Red Faction on the PS2. Blowing holes in walls and creating tunnels throughout the map. Sooooo Amazing, lol.

Thanks for letting me know. I looked at it a few times at gamestop, but one of the guys kept telling me it wasn't worth buying. Guess I'll rent it and see how it is.
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MariaHelFutura  +   2009d ago
As long as your not expecting too much RF:G is a very fun game. The mission get a bit repetative, but blow stuff up is too much fun and EVERYTHING is destructable.
Bucky Sligo  +   2009d ago
If you like blowing stuff up in a sandbox style environment then get it. It's a decent game
Johandevries  +   2009d ago
X-Men Origins Wolverine is actually a great game
Calm Down Sunshine  +   2009d ago
I'd say Just Cause 2.

It's near enough bargain bin, £24.99 for PS3 & £15.22 for PC on

Don't take it seriously and you'll have an incredible time.

Blowing up missile silos then hijacking an army plane to shoot a space rocket out of the sky mid take-off... Outstanding.

Throwing people off of that disco blimp in the sky as well.. That was pretty awesome.
Nate-Dog  +   2009d ago
Oh HAZE. You promised so much and ended up ruining Free Radical. =[
dkgshiz  +   2009d ago
I never understood why people thought Haze was going to be good. It looked mediocre just from the trailers. What did it ever promise anyways?
Nate-Dog  +   2009d ago
Well I thought the story had potential, and the idea behind the gameplay seemed decent too but it just never really got off the ground or was executed well.
Cajun Chicken  +   2009d ago
I still want to play Dark Void. Waiting it to fall in the £7 region.
TheShape108  +   2009d ago
Good Stuff
Yeah I really enjoyed playing Dark Void, flying's tough to get used to but the shooting works pretty well.
TheShape108  +   2009d ago
Thanks for the comments everyone, keep them coming. Just so everyone knows I only did games that I figured you might need an opinion or two on. I.E. you don't need me to tell you Arkham Asylum or Darksiders is any good, but Dark Void and Bionic Commando might require a little coaxing to purchase. Check out some of the other articles on the site if you like this one.
jack_burt0n  +   2009d ago
would not recommend any of those except bionic commando on ps3, the 360 version was a mess of screentearing and low fps.
dkgshiz  +   2009d ago
I found Brutal Legend at Walmart for only $10
I seen it at my local target for even cheaper a few weeks ago. It was only like $7.99. At the time I really didnt care to even play Brutal Legend. Then I decided to just pick it up since it was so cheap.
DlocDaBudSmoka  +   2009d ago
fun games
but some are glitchy as hell. like dark void-beat on hardcore but didnt get trophy.

anyway, pretty cheap too. i got DV for 10, and it kept me occupied for a few days.

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