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Can't Get Destiny? Try These Other $60 Options

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Whenever a new game is released, I always like to think about the price of that game and where that money could also be spent. Of course, the biggest example right now is Bungie’s Destiny. Set as an always-online MMOFPS with “RPG” elements Destiny comes attached with the $60 price tag now associated with new AAA games – and that’s just the standard version.

But what if you can’t get your hands on a copy? Maybe all of them sold out and you forgot to pre-order. Maybe you don’t like digital copies and just have to have that physical version. Here are some other ways to spend those long greens that might just get you quite the bang for your buck.


1. Skyrim and the Entire Mass Effect Trilogy

The sheer amount of quality gaming contained in these two boxes should be illegal.

The sheer amount of quality gaming contained in these two boxes should be illegal.

3-up time. Not one game, but four. Not only four, but enough Game of the Year material to last for over 200 hours. Enough narrative-loaded, action-packed gaming for the whole family and that cousin you don’t really like to boot. Combining all the best elements of shooter, RPG, and fantasy/sci-fi gameplay these titles are easily classics.

Skyrim and the entire Mass Effect franchise, said by many to be the top-rated RPGs of their time. Never felt like playing either? Time to get the bang for your buck and see what the hubbub is all about. You might even forget all about Destiny, for here there be dragons.

2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

"Y'know, if you like Destiny, you should try Halo!" - actual quote, a few years from now.

“Y’know, if you like Destiny, you should try Halo!” – actual quote, a few years from now.

Destiny was compared (both favorably and unfavorably) to Halo in its similarity and gameplay. If that happens to be your cup of Mountain Dew Code Red after all, why not grab Halo and its three sequels in all their remastered glory? These four proven and time-tested examples of the FPS genre with both excellent single-player gameplay and multiplayer features will definitely scratch that Destiny itch.

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