Up For Debate - What's The Most You've Ever Spent To Play A Single Game?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 2:00 PM

Look, we’ve all done it. At some point a shiny new game comes along and forces you to drop everything and get it, no matter the cost. Your brain rationalises the hype to the point where you are actively telling yourself “I need this game.” The only problem comes when you can’t play the game with the hardware you already have. An upgrade is necessary. Possibly even a totally new build. Anything it takes to play this new game.

For me I’d guess my most heinous expenditure was for Battlefield 2. I’d lived and breathed BF1942 and Battlefield Vietnam and getting the sequel wasn’t even a discussion. Naturally enough I built a SLI monster with a pair of GeForce 7800 graphics cards and a mighty 2GB of RAM. I was ready. Bankrupt but ready.

I’m a bit worried to think about the overall cost but it must have been getting up to £2000. The dual graphics cards were just totally overkill for everything out at the time as well. Never again would I go for SLI. To this day it’s still the most I’ve ever spent on playing a single game. But boy could it play Battlefield 2 well. Worth every penny.

That’s my guilty secret off my chest, now what about yours. What’s the game which single-handedly forced your big biggest expenditure? What did you buy? Let us know!

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05:26 Sep-24-2016

bought my current rig+monitor to play the witcher 3 on high to ultra cost about 2000 canadian dollars
played 200+ hour on this game and still playing
absolutly worth it
can still play most game on high or ultra

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05:59 Sep-22-2016

Journey.
Got an entire PS3 for it.

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17:02 Sep-21-2016

Fable: the lost chapters...one of it's kind. Played it 4 times and planning on doing once more.

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08:04 Sep-20-2016

nfsmw i spent 62hrs without a break..Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain played longest time played near to 400hrs

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18:46 Sep-19-2016

97 hours in Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain :)

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18:26 Sep-19-2016

20 hours, I was a noob trying to beat the secret dungeon on Wild Arms 3, I was not prepared and the 2 secret bosses hit hard as F***T_T

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18:32 Sep-19-2016

Scratch that, it was Monster Hunter on PS2, that Rathian and Rathalos hunt gave me nightmares for weeks, taunting me on how they fiercely beat me down

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08:33 Sep-19-2016

Battlefield 3....not a total pc overhaul but an upgrade still and a new mouse and monitor alongside the regular game and premium..worth it ^^

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07:04 Sep-19-2016

I bought battlefront the day after launch with the season pass. spent $110 just to see it go 50% off like a month later. Other than that the most i've ever spent on a game is like $20

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20:20 Sep-18-2016

When I saw the FFXV duscae demo available I dropped 35 bucks on the ps4 version. Totally worth it. I have 52 hours logged. I love that ****. A little hurt theres a better version of the full game on ps4 pro that i can't play tho...

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19:13 Sep-18-2016

needed new PC for Total War: Rome2...so I lost aprox 1300€ :P

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08:34 Sep-19-2016

Look at it this way...you didn't lose anything, you gained an awesome experience ^^

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16:28 Sep-18-2016

Got a whole new Rig to Play Max Payne 2..for about 30000 Indian Rupees..a big fan Noir games

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16:10 Sep-18-2016

180 DM aka Deutsche Marrk back in 1994 oe 95 it was Secret of Mana ffor SNES... dont get me wrong money had a bigger value at that time so it was alot

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15:13 Sep-18-2016

I havent been a serious gamer for that long to do anything expensive and impulsive. And besides how much do i earn? You guessed it right, its zero.

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14:57 Sep-18-2016

My laptop couldn't run new Space Engineers well. So, I built new computer for $1000+. When all was said and done, I had spent about $1200. I still feel like it was worth it... :)

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13:55 Sep-18-2016

I never spent more than 30$ bucks on a game ever. Literally every game i own was bought in bundles, or while on sale.

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13:40 Sep-18-2016

I bought the assassin's creed 3 freedom edition for like 100 bucks, then I bought the season pass for 30. It turned out I messed up along the way by inputting a incorrect email address, so I had to buy that season pass again for another 30 bucks. So 160 bucks all together. Looking back it was all a giant waste of money.

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13:08 Sep-18-2016

The only hard copy of an game which I possess is of GTA 4 and it was the first game which I bought. I was sick of non-working pirated games :p and that purchase turned me to a loyal gamer. Now I buy games, though 2-3 years after the release... :D the reason is that all of the games are too expensive on release and I can't afford to buy my favorite games at that price. Now I've a healthy list of GENUINE games.

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15:11 Sep-18-2016

Same here. Although the hard copy ones i owned were COD 4 and FIFA 11.
Rest all were pirated games, and now im a Steam guy and plan to stay that way :)

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12:23 Sep-18-2016

Most I've spent on a single game was Rainbow Six: Siege. One of the few games I actually preordered and got a hard copy with additional stuff. Around 80€
Some people might not consider that much, but if you take a look at my steam library and have me tell you I got most of these for 10 bucks or less on average... yeah. Steam is awesome.

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11:01 Sep-18-2016

ive prob put 3-400 CAD on warframe over the past 2 years and i think around 2-3000 hours

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09:46 Sep-18-2016

I built a desktop (-$1100), so that I could play The Witcher 2. I began playing it on my laptop, but after I saw my gpu temperature above 100 C for hours at a time figured it was time I stopped playing on it.

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