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Hey guys.....

OK.....so I've been away from the gaming scene for about 7 - 8yrs and I missed out on a lot of the older games. I want to start gathering up some good old FP shooters and maybe a few racing games. I stopped playing sometime after Half life 2 , farcry 1 , Fear 1 and so forth.....and have never had the chance to play anything like BF2 or 3 , Crysis 1, 2 and 3 , farcry2 or3....you get the gist?

Instead of plopping down $40.00 - $50.00 per game and I wanted to gather up some older used games.....what should I be looking for? As in....what should I ask the previous owner? Is it still registered? Can I re-register the game in my own name for updates and so forth?

How can I get these games without paying a fortune? Sorry if these sound like dumb questions....but I've been out of the loop for so long , I'm not sure where to start. Could really use some advice as so i don't get scammed and so forth. Any advice would really help.
    
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Honestly I'd just pick up those games during Steam sales (Summer or Christmas time), or any other good deals you find on the internet. Greenmangaming is another site that has great deals often.

Most of the games you listed would be obtainable for only a few bucks during such sales. Exceptions are the obvious newer titles like BF3, Crysis 3, Crysis 2, and Far Cry 3, but aside from FC3, none of those are worth playing (and neither is FC2). thumb.gif

And you probably don't want to buy used, newer EA games due to their DRM nonsense. I have no idea what would work or what would go wrong, so better safe than sorry I say. Steam sales for the win.
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Honestly I'd just pick up those games during Steam sales (Summer or Christmas time), or any other good deals you find on the internet. Greenmangaming is another site that has great deals often.

Most of the games you listed would be obtainable for only a few bucks during such sales. Exceptions are the obvious newer titles like BF3, Crysis 3, Crysis 2, and Far Cry 3, but aside from FC3, none of those are worth playing (and neither is FC2). thumb.gif

And you probably don't want to buy used, newer EA games due to their DRM nonsense. I have no idea what would work or what would go wrong, so better safe than sorry I say. Steam sales for the win.

*Cough* BF3 *Cough*

Yeah, you can't re-register games (the serial), once it's used that's it unfortunately. Just wait for steam sales of the games you want, and look at steam every day or so. Check out local game stores too just incase they have a good sale! smile.gif
 
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