Picked up Alpha Protocol for $5, but I was actively looking for it at the time and would've paid much, much more.
Also, I've gotten Mass Effect 2, Lego: Star Wars, and Prince of Persia as gifts for others for dirt cheap.
Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifers Call
This is off-topic, but is Lucifer's Call the same thing as Nocturne in the U.S.? I heard someone describe the plot once and it sounded like the same game, but I am a huge SMT fan and if this is a game that was localized that I somehow missed... sign me up!
As far as I understand it...
Nocturne was rereleased with added content, most notably the entire Amala Labyrinth and the True Demon ending. This was called Nocturne: Maniacs Edition. Not sure why it was simply released as Lucifers Call here.
The game never crashed for me.
Hellishly hard though, never had an RPG beat me down like that. Love it though, real sense of FUCK YEAH, FUCK YOU GAME, FUCK YOU, when i beat it.
I've gotten a lot of good games from bargain bins. If there is any franchise notorious for getting your money's worth out of a bargain bin it is the Dynasty Warriors series. Get the game for 5-10$ for some mediocre button mashing action!
Unreal Tournament 2004 for $5
Saints Row 2 for $5
Stranglehold for $5
MGS4 for $15
Oh, you wouldn't believe what I've found. See, I know this really great thrift store, right. They have massive sales all the time ($10 gets you a huge black bag full of whatever clothes you can stuff in it, I've gotten designer jeans for a few cents. Hell, I once found a brand-new vacuum-sealed pair of Calvin Klein's for $2!), but I digress, I'll continue. (This was a few years ago, maybe two...Don't really remember.)
As it seems, some person donated a whole lot of older games. Mostly for the PS1, PS2 and PC. I walked into that thrift store with $40, and I left with...Well, lots. Around 30 games, and only one didn't work. Things like God of War 1 & 2, Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, lots of others. I think about 20 games were for the PS2, a few for the PS1 and a few for the PC.
But seriously, that place is amazing. I wish I still lived in that town...
picked up an used copy of shadow of the collosus at blockbuster.
it was a glorious day indeed.
Scored a copy of Just Cause 2 last year for nz$20. Immediately lost 3 days to it. So. Much. Fun. Still crank it from time to time for laughs.
Probably Just Cause 2, rented it from Blockbusters, bought it from them a few days later, happily ever after.
In the case of TRUE bargain bin games... I don't buy used all that often.
Okami for 9.95
Metal Gear Solid for 12.95
Viva Pinata 9.95
Harvest Moon 9.95
I loved all of thsoe games. Can't really say I've wanted for a 'bargin' game to show up. I usually buy new.
Got Guitar Hero V and a guitar for £5 at a carboot, me and the fiance spent hours on it, though we can't really get passed easy mode...
Probably the oldest game I can remember having would be Legend of Dragoon for PS1 way back in the day. Got it for maybe five bucks and I played it for years to come. Also got a copy of Monsterseed which by no ways is it perfect, but its provided many years of good times for me and my brothers.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger for the PS2. I spent 7 hours straight on that beautiful piece of work once. I don't know how it would stack up now (I had when I was around 11 or 12) but I would kill to play it again.
It was about this Tasmanian Tiger, Australian accent and all, fighting to save the other tigers from an evil Cassowary called boss Cass. The gimmick was, your weapons were different types of boomerangs. Everything from splitting to ice and fire. Heavy on the platforming (Using ice boomerangs to create them on a few levels :D). Can't really remember much else besides the love interest (named SHELIA no less) and a buddy character.
It was awesome.
I got into the Fallout series by finding a copy of the original Fallout in a bargain bin. So not only was the game itself a good one, it put me onto a really good series.
The Darkness. I bought it on a whim for about $10 and loved every moment of it.
stronghold crusader is one of my favorite rts's, although I forget how much I bought if for, it was cheap tho
Deus Ex human revolution for 15 euro NEW and Shadows of the Damned for 15 Euro NEW
Thank you very much kind staff in my local gamestop, went in expecting them both to be used but they gave me them both brand new. No idea why gamestop gets so much flak.
Goldeneye 64 for £3 (no idea if the shop was going bust but i'm not passing that up) Buck bumble for £3 and mass effect for £10, best £16 i've ever spent!