RandomStranger wrote on 2021-03-16, 11:05:
I recently bought a 19 older games in bundle. Most of them are scratched. I don't know what people do to their disks. They use them as drink coasters after they finished gaming?
I tested some on my P4 build.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - This was the reason I picked up the whole bundle. A little scratched up, but after a little cleaning it installs and plays without issues. It's an EA Classics release, I'd prefer the earlier 4CD version, but this is a rare game to find as is.
GTA: San Andreas - Not particularly a fan of this entry, but having an offline playable non-updated version of a classic game is always nice. This was in the worst condition. Very scratched and there is a crack in the middle. It installs, but I'll super glue it otherwise I'd be far too concerned about putting it in faster drives. Maybe I'll pick another one in better condition later.
Mass Effect - An early version in decent condition. I already own one so I'll probably just sell it.
GTA IV - Alright condition with the manual and poster included, but as far as I know it can't install and play offline. It would be sort-of nice if optimization wasn't abysmal.
Star Wars: X-Wing Collectors Series - Didn't really care, but I lack games from before 1995 so I accept it. It's one of the better ones regarding it's condition.
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - Also just some random game I wouldn't have picked up otherwise. It has a reading error on disc-2. Maybe I'll give it another chance after some cleaning.
Games I haven't tested, but looks to be in decent condition:
True Crime: Streets of LA - All I know about it that it's a fairly early GTA clone from around the time of Vice City and San Andreas.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent - I don't really care about entries of the series released after Chaos Theory.
Split/Second: Velocity and Legendary - I have a soft spot for these and I'm not unhappy about having them.
Demigod - Some kind of early MOBA according to Wikipedia. Never heard of it, but the box looks good.
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper - I assume it's some adventure game. Maybe I'll try it when I have nothing better to do.
King of the Road - I've always seen this on a sale when I was a teen. Sometimes played with the thought of buying it, but there was no hype around it so I just skipped.
Spider-Man 3 - I vaguely remember this game either being one of the better or one of the worse Spider-Man games.
Paraworld - Also never heard of it. Seems to be some German RTS. Back then when it released I was really into the genre, I don't know how It went under my radar.
GTI Racing - Looks like a commercial-game ordered by VW. Probably mediocre like these normally are.
Spore: Creepy & Cute - I don't have the base game. Funny thing, probably the previous owner didn't have either. This is the only game in the bundle in genuinely flawless condition.
Splinter Cell - The first episode, no reason to waste time on it. Only disc-3 in the box and I already own a copy.
Overspeed - Looks like an Eastern European Need for Speed knock-off released by the infamous City Interactive. I had the misfortune of playing some of its kin (RPM Tuning and Road to Fame). I don't know if I just bin it or what.