Maybe you want a digital copy to replace the aging physical copy. Or one of the Complete Gold GOTY Ultimate Everything versions to get all the DLC of the game you already own. Maybe you want a game on a different platform for cross-play or convenience. Or you forgot that you already have it until you activate the key from the bundle. Look, it looked like a bargain at the time.
Which games have you purchased more than once and why?
This is our answer, and some from us forum.
Natalie Clayton: Sadly, I played The Orange Box on Xbox 360 for the first time. At that time, my computer has become a mess. When you try to open it, it may have a blue screen for a third of the time. Remember, I do have a short run of the best Scouts on TF2. But the call for modification was very strong. When I finally had a decent laptop, the Valve bundle was the first thing I purchased — I immediately started downloading every custom activity I could find, and at the same time Master the source mapping tool. I rarely (if ever) release any of these maps, but it almost started my short game development career.
Sarah James: I have done this in many games, but the main culprit is the Final Fantasy X/X-2, Final Fantasy 12 and Final Fantasy 13 trilogy. I own the first two on four (4) different platforms, and I own the FF13 trilogy on three. Why? I’m not so sure. I think this is mainly because I like them very much and I feel really frustrated at the thought of not being able to play when I want to play. It’s not that I can’t think of a scenario where I can’t access at least two of them, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
But there is another reason, I just think of it now. Replaying the game from scratch on the new platform is really satisfying (exciting?).This is different from just selecting the “New Game” option from the menu, because you have already done it-it doesn’t feel new. I also don’t think this is an accomplishment, although there is a certain sense of satisfaction when you see those pop-ups for the first time. I don’t know, maybe I’m just weird.
Taylor Wilde: I mainly own doubles games because I put them on CD in the 90s and then buy them again on Steam after a year or two, or remake them in some way. Who knows where my Zork: Grand Inquisitor DVD is? (Yes, yes, I have Enhance DVD-ROM version. )
Morgan Park: I may or may not have purchased “Rainbow Six: Siege”… six times. I started with PS4. A year later, a friend wanted to play with me, but there was only one Xbox, so I bought us two second-hand ones.Then I finally got a good computer Have Try the game there. Then I bought a copy for my partner (he has never played, understandable), and bought it again for a friend on the PC at a discount. I’m not sure if buying games for others is really important, but I do find it ridiculous to have Siege on all three platforms. I haven’t bought it on Stadia yet, it’s a miracle.
Christopher Livingston: I think I have bought Sam & Max: Hit the Road three or four times. I know that I first own it on floppy disks (which I no longer own) and CDs (which I still own). I must have two CDs, maybe because it was sold with other LucasArts games at some point? I don’t remember, but I remember that I gave my spare money to a friend. I also have it on Steam now because I want to play it recently, and I no longer have a CD drive on my PC, and who knows how difficult it will be to get it running in nearly 30 years? In short, the money is well spent. Will buy again, to be honest.
Andy Jock: There are a few, but the one that immediately comes to mind is Plants vs. Zombies. I bought it digitally from PopCap and picked it up (in no particular order, I remember) the standard boxed version, the collector’s version has a small sunflower model, the disco zombie limited edition, and the DVD box copy I saw At 99 cents. I have a feeling that there is another box around with a different figurine-the pea shooter, maybe? In any case, Plants vs. Zombies is a perfect video game, and if I encounter any version that I don’t have yet, I will definitely throw money at them.
Cleve: The only reason I bought the game again is:
1. Really want to play again, games like “Holy 2” are not available on Steam until they are released. Convenience is more important than anything else.
2. Play in different formats. I bought Diablo 3 on PC, PS3 and PS4.
3. Play on the new console. This type is suitable for Diablo 3, but it is more of a journey.
So far I haven’t accidentally bought the same game twice, but I have done it with a book before.
Flinders: In addition to freebies on multiple platforms, I also purchased two different versions of Skyrim (Special Edition and Legendary Edition) because I can use them.
main: The main reason I bought the game for the second time was to have a digital version of the old game in physical form that I own; DVD, CD, and even an old set of floppy disks. The digital versions of these games usually work well on modern systems (although some require some adjustments) and have been fully patched to the latest version. Before repurchasing, I will wait for sales, bundle deals, or occasional freebies.
The second reason is the remake or remake of my favorite game. We have seen a lot of these games this year, and I really like that some older classic games are being changed to run on modern PCs, but they are essentially the same games.
JC games: I bought the second Mechwarrior 5 because I want to play LAN style with friends in my place. This is a very interesting cooperative game that can be cross-played between Steam and Epic.
I also got Freedom force and many other tools from GOG because they solve some of the problems of newer systems. In addition, if enough people continue to buy FF, unreasonable ones may actually make a third!
OsaX Nymloth: Do I really need to explain why I have 3 or 4 copies of Fallout 2?
Zlos: Well, of course it is Final Fantasy 7. Because I bought it when it appeared on PCs in the 90s, but didn’t keep it. Then someone mentioned it and I had to buy it again.
Pifanjr: I think I may have purchased Skyrim twice. One is the physical version, and the other is the digital GOTY version at the time of sale, because it is cheaper than purchasing the DLC separately.
ZedClampet: Sometimes I will buy a bundle that contains games I already own. We now have a thread here where some of us provide these additional keys to anyone who wants them.
One situation that is not a bundle is Fallout 3. I purchased the original version on Steam, but didn’t realize that it actually doesn’t work anymore. This is before the refund, I am very angry that Bethesda will keep a game that does not run on current Windows. It took me an hour to get it up and running, but then the GOTY version, it worked well, it didn’t do anything, almost did nothing, it went on sale, and I bought it.
In addition, as many others have said, I have purchased digital copies of games, and I have had physical copies of these games before.
Iris Edge Studio: Half-Life 2. The greatest game ever.
Sarafan: The most notable example of a game I have purchased many times is Heroes of Invincibility 3. Basically the first copy I have had some annoying errors in my area. After installing these two expansion packs, only the Shadow of Death campaign runs normally. The rest lost some audio files in the cutscenes, and a warning about missing files popped up.
So I decided to buy a boxed full version. This version has some errors in the translation of my native language and problems with the implementation of the Shadow of Death changes. There is nothing that cannot be fixed by some file editing, but after a few years I decided that I needed a solid foundation to make changes. That’s why I decided to buy the third copy of the game (this time in English) on GOG, and it finally worked perfectly!