Top 10 Least Valuable Games in my Collection
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Top 10 Least Valuable Games in my Collection

After writing the Top 10 Most Valuable Games in my Collection post, I became curious what the least valuable games I owned were. Or, if you want to think about it the other way: what are the most worthless games I’m holding on to?

In general, most video games just aren’t worth much the older they get. Of course there are more than a few exceptions to this. Some games hit a certain age and reach a nostalgic peak, then demand for them skyrockets, driving up the price. But for most Xbox 360 and PS3 games, it really doesn’t seem like they’re there yet, because most of this list is PS3 and Xbox 360 games! Although to be fair, those are also the platforms I own the most physical games for.

10. God of War III (US$4.54)

  • Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio
  • Release: March 16, 2010
  • Platform: PlayStation 3

God of War III is the 9th best selling PS3 game, according to Wikipedia’s list. So many copies of it were printed and sold, it’s no surprise that it’s not worth much these days.

When I bought it, I got it because it was under US$5, and I wanted to see what the series was all about. Well, I still haven’t played a God of War game, but I’ll get around to it someday!

9. Fable III (US$4.49)

  • Developer: Lionhead Studios
  • Release: October 26, 2010
  • Platform: Xbox 360

I always liked Fable III, even though it may seem like a step backward from Fable II in some ways. It was my introduction to the series though, so that likely affects my opinion on it. I played it relatively close to launch, I think. At the latest, I probably bought it a few months after it came out, so I definitely paid much more than it’s worth now!

8. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (US$4.38)

  • Developer: 2K Australia & Gearbox Software
  • Release: October 14, 2014
  • Platform: PlayStation 3

I’m not really a fan of Borderlands, but for some reason I own this game. I was tempted into buying it during a GameStop sale I think. Some form of “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” sale if I remember correctly. Of the games they had for the sale, I got this, God of War 3, and Infamous 1 & 2 (more on those later).

My plan was to someday play this in couch co-op with a friend. To be honest, there’s a substantial list of couch co-op games I’d rather play, but maybe someday I’ll be glad to have a split-screen co-op capable copy of this game!

7. Gears of War 3 (US$4.36)

  • Developer: Epic Games
  • Release: September 20, 2011
  • Platform: Xbox 360

I had a lot of fun playing Gears of War 3 when it came out. The campaign was solid, and I even played the online multiplayer a bit and enjoyed that as well.

6. Infamous 2 (US$4.29)

  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Release: June 7, 2011
  • Platform: PlayStation 3

As a well regarded series of PlayStation exclusives, I’m pretty curious about the Infamous series. I haven’t played Infamous 2 yet, since I want to start with the first game.

5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (US$4.26)

  • Developer: Bethesda
  • Release: November 11, 2011
  • Platform: Xbox 360

I can’t be the only one to find it interesting that Skyrim appears both on this list and the Top 10 Most Valuable Games in My Collection list. Skyrim is available on everything these days though, and since this is the launch version on a last generation console, it shouldn’t be a surprise the price has fallen so far.

Meanwhile the Switch version, which appeared on my most valuable list, is only a few years old, so its price hasn’t fallen so far. Maybe around 2025 we’ll start seeing Skyrim for Switch in US$5.00 bins a game stores.

4. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul (US$4.22)

  • Developer: KCEJ
  • Release: October 15, 2002
  • Platform: Game Boy Advance

I’ve always had a soft spot for this game. My copy was given to me by a friend back in middle school, and amazingly I still have it after all these years. I never got into the physical Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, but I had a blast playing the card game virtual on my GBA.

I only have a loose cart for this, so that might contribute to the low price. But it is also a Yu-Gi-Oh! GBA game, and there’s literally a dozen of those, although a few are Japan-only.

3. Halo 4 (US$4.00)

  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Release: November 6, 2012
  • Platform: Xbox 360

This is a game I’m almost sure I paid full price for. I probably picked it up close to launch. Even though it came out just a little over a year after Skyrim originally did, I feel like there was so much time between the two games’ releases. Maybe it’s just because a lot was going on in my life at the time. I graduated high school and started college around then, so life was pretty busy.

2. Infamous (US$3.95)

  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Release: May 26, 2009
  • Platform: PlayStation 3

As I mentioned with Infamous 2, I picked this game up at the same time as the second Infamous title, to give me a good starting place for the series when I finally get around to playing them. No idea when that will be, but at least I got a good deal on the first two games in the series…right?

1. Dance Central 2 (US$3.48)

  • Developer: Harmonix
  • Release: October 25, 2011
  • Platform: Xbox 360

From the developers who brought you the Rock Band series: Dance Central 2, a Kinect game for Xbox 360, and the least valuable game that I own! PatronusLight and I got this game to play together, and we probably had some fun playing it at the time. Kinect is sort of notorious for being a bad control scheme for games, not recognizing what the player is doing sometimes, etc.. I can’t remember if we had those sorts of issues with Dance Central 2 or not…

Maybe we’ll have to set up the Kinect again sometime and give this one another try!

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Ben
The self-proclaimed "Guy with the Backlog", as of this writing his Steam backlog is slowly growing to the point of consuming him. Meanwhile, he spends most of his time trying to catch up on the retro classics he missed, as well as replaying the games he grew up with.

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