Best value compilation in gaming.

Oct 25, 2017
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#53

Image quality isn't perfect but you basically get the absolute best of Sega's 16 bit titles and a nice collection of essential Master System and acrade ports. 12 bucks on eBay right now.

The Sega Genesis Classics set on PC/PS4/XB1/Switch has better presentation and includes some landmark Treasure titles but is absent some important titles that are in this set. Both are incredible values.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#58
I really like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Not only does it collect top notch games and had a great price at release, the revamped visuals in Uncharted 1 go a long way to improve that game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Iowa USA
#59
The Orange Box out of the game was one of the best values in gaming. I played all of those games and they were all some of the best games ever made, and three of them were brand new.

Sure there are compilations that come after a while like the Blizzard chestboxes but man, Valve was giving away the goods.
 
Dec 23, 2018
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#63
In modern day terms, for me it’d have to be the MGS Legacy & HD Collections.

In the early years of video gaming we would see a much greater amount of compilations than we do now.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,025
#66
Nobody has mentioned my fave which surprises me.

Midway Arcade Origins on PS3/360.

It has some of my fave arcade games on it. Smash TV is an absolute blast. Spy Hunter is top notch. There are so many more!

Check it out!
 
Oct 31, 2017
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#69
I wonder how something like the orange box would happen if it were to release now. It's mad to think that it included 3 full new games. There's no way a Dev would release 3 new games, a relatively recent one and a classic all in one package for $60 nowadays.

Im not sure if anyone remembers but valve initially announced The Black Box for $60 which included portal, TF2 an episode 2. After a while they were like fuck this and upgraded it to the Orange Box for the same price
 
Nov 30, 2017
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#74
Capcom Classic Collection Reloaded on PSP.
Must buy at great value.
That slot machine. So much time spent at that slot machine. Would love to see that brought over in hell, every Switch compilation. Play a game for twenty minutes, hit the slots, get some artwork, rinse, repeat.

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection was always one of my favorites. I think people had issues with it but I discovered a lot of new favorites. I also had the PSP version and have definitely considered getting the new collection. Want to play some Alien Soldier in bed.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#77
Rare Replay is unbeatable in that regard.

Probably the single greatest disc to ever be printed.

Metroid Prime Trilogy is also up there as well (and its digital re-release on Wii U is just silly value for the money!).


Image quality isn't perfect but you basically get the absolute best of Sega's 16 bit titles and a nice collection of essential Master System and acrade ports. 12 bucks on eBay right now.

The Sega Genesis Classics set on PC/PS4/XB1/Switch has better presentation and includes some landmark Treasure titles but is absent some important titles that are in this set. Both are incredible values.
The emulation quality is absolute gobshite though. You truly do get what you pay for...

I’d much rather go for the Sonic Mega Collection on the GCN. While there aren’t as many games, the emulation quality is absolutely top notch! (Plus it includes all of the lock-on features too! It’s the only Sonic re-release, outside of the Wii VC release and Sonic Jam, that includes the full Sonic 3 & Knuckles!)



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Not when Majora’s Mask is so utterly broken in this version...
 
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what kind of games were in those things?
as per my earlier reply (sorry im a slow poster)
I guess some examples would be... indie arcade ports/remakes/reskins (eg: encom, robotron, pacman, breakout) traditional game adaptations (chess, pool, solitaire, mahjong, etc) and then you'd get b-tier shareware games (just the free episode) like (dangerous dave, hugo's house of horrors, bio-menace) and some straight up just demos, like sam & max hit the road, the dig, or earthworm jim.. weirdly adventure games of that time would tend to do this thing where theyd just have a hidden progression blocker so you'd just kinda... get stuck on a puzzle? About 70% of the games wouldnt work anyway. 90s PC gaming was a wild west.



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Ooh! How could I forget this. Someone gave my sister one of these saying it was just a junk promo disc or something, if I remember right. Whew!