JJGames.com is celebrating its 100,000th order by giving away Nintendo World Championships Gray cartridge and some other rare games in their Rare Game Giveaway promotion. NWC Gray most recently sold on ebay for $5,100 and is one of the most rare and sought after games for collectors. For those of our readers who don't have $5,000 to spend on a video game this is your chance to add this holy grail to your collection.
The interest in Nintendo World Championships has definitely increased over the last three years. Google shows that the search volume for "nintendo world championship" has steadily increased since 2007 and Google predicts it will continue to increase over the next year too.
If you are lucky enough to already own Nintendo World Championships you can also win some memorabilia from the original Nintendo event. It includes a plaque, trophy, and t-shirt made specifically for winners of the 1990 competition and an NWC ticket stub and magazine.
You can also win some other rare games by entering the contest, including Starfox Super Weekend, Caltron 6-in-1, and Suikoden II. All games that are worth more than $100.
Good luck to everyone who enters the contest. Let us know if any of you win.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Super Nintendo has a ton of rare video games and quite a few super expensive games too. Below is a list of the rarest and most expensive Super Nintendo games and what makes them so valuable.
The list is ranked by highest recorded sales price per game.
New Price: N/A | Used Price: $10,000 | See Current Prices
Powerfest 1994 was a national wide video game competition Nintendo hosted to market their Super Nintendo console. For this competition Nintendo made a unique cartridge with three games on it. The game had Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Ken Griffey Jr Baseball on it. Players would compete to get a high score by beating the first level of Mario World, finishing the first track of Mario Kart, and hitting as many home runs as possible in Ken Griffey.
Only one of these cartridges still exists today. All the rest were destroyed by Nintendo after the competition was finished. The game was originally found at a garage sale and then sold for $10,000 to a collector. This was the only time the item sold but it has probably increased in value since then.
New Price: N/A | Used Price: $800 | See Current Prices
M.A.C.S. (Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator) was developed for the US Army to help train soldiers on M16 accuracy. The game included a gun that was identical in weight and size to a real M16, but uses the same technology as the Super Scope so it can be used on a TV.
The exact number of copies originally made is unknown. The game comes up for sale very infrequently but when it does, it fetches top dollar. The last sale was for $800.
New Price: $850 | Used Price: $695 | See Current Prices
Nintendo and LifeFitness teamed up to develop a stationary bike that was compatible with Super Nintendo games. You would pedal the bike and move your character faster on the game and could steer using specially designed controllers that attached to the handle bars. Only two games were developed for the bike though: Exertainment Mountain Bike Rally and Exertainment Bike Rally & Speed Racer combo.
The combination cartridge was officially licensed by Nintendo but never made it to stores. Most of the copies available today were found at a Nintendo warehouse. The exact number of copies available isn't known, but there are probably fewer than 1,000 to 2,000.
New Price: N/A | Used Price: $635 | See Current Prices
In 1995 Blockbuster held the "Blockbuster Video Game Championship II" at all their stores across the world. As part of this competition Nintendo made a special Donkey Kong Country cartridge (a Sega Genesis game was made for this competition too). DKC Competition has eight levels and only allows five minutes of play before giving a score. High Scorers at each store were given prizes and eventually a winner was crowned in San Francisco.
After the competition was completed the cartridge was sold through the Nintendo Power catalog. The description in the catalog said 2,500 copies were made.
New Price: N/A | Used Price: $400 | See Current Prices
Another cartridge made for a Nintendo competition. The Starfox Competition cartridge was hosted at toy stores across the country when StarFox was released on the Super Nintendo in 1993. The game allows only four minutes of play time and includes three levels. Two of the levels are shortened versions of Corneria and Asteroids, but the third is a level designed just for the cartridge.
After the competition was complete Nintendo sold the cartridges to Nintendo Power subscribers through a catalog. The game sold for $45 when original released and now sells for $400. There are roughly 2,000 copies assuming Nintendo only made enough for the stores that held the competition. That makes it the rarest officially released game on this list.
New Price: $60 | Used Price: $170 | See Current Prices
Terranigma is a action role-playing game released for the Super Famicom in Japan and Super Nintendo in Europe and Australia. The game was never released in the USA by it's publisher Enix.
A company that makes video game reproductions has made an NTSC version of the game that plays on US consoles. The cartridge looks just like an original Super Nintendo game. The reproductions are still being sold brand new for $60 by the original reproducer, but used copies continue to sell for $160-170 on eBay because sellers market them as rare video games.
New Price: N/A | Used Price: $132 | See Current Prices
In 1995 Konami released two International Superstar Soccer games - ISS and ISS Deluxe. The Deluxe version includes co-op play vs the computer, improved graphics, better AI, and quite a few smaller changes.
The game never sold very well, but is considered a very good soccer simulation especially for the Super Nintendo days. The game sells for more than $130 when it is used.
New Price: $455 | Used Price: $129 | See Current Prices
Earthbound is a cult classic RPG for the Super Nintendo. It has a very devoted following of fans who go to great lengths to buy the game and its sequels (both of which were unreleased in the USA but fully translated by fans). The game is full of funny characters, interesting dialog, and uses unconventional weapons like yo-yos and frying pans.
The game has never been re-released on virtual console or available anywhere but the Super Nintendo. The unique nature of the game makes it very popular with collectors while the devoted following keeps supply low. Both of which keep this game selling for more than $120.
New Price: $500 | Used Price: $90 | See Current Prices
Super Turrican 2 is an action game, very similar to Contra. You get gun upgrades to improve your weapons and defeat bosses at the end of each level. The game was released during Christmas 1995, near the end of the Super Nintendo's life.
Because it was released so late in the console's life it didn't sell that well, but is still well regarded by collectors. The game has been re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2008 but resale prices have only increased since then.
New Price: $500 | Used Price: $100 | See Current Prices
Hagane is a side-scrolling action game for the Super Nintendo and very similar to the Ninja Gaiden series. The game is extremely difficult and does not have a save feature, which only adds to the difficulty. You need to beat the game in one sitting.
Hagane was only available at Blockbuster stores so not as many copies were produced as wide-release games.
New Price: $310 | Used Price: $90 | See Current Prices
Ninja Gaiden Trilogy includes Ninja Gaiden 1, 2, and 3 on one cartridge. All three of these games were released on the original NES so the Super Nintendo versions also have improved graphics and a password save feature.
Originally buyers didn't think the re-release was worth the purchase so it didn't sell very well. Buying the Trilogy is more expensive than buying all three Ninja Gaiden's separately.
New Price: $225 | Used Price: $80 | See Current Prices
Super Noah's Ark 3D is an unlicensed game for the SNES, which means Nintendo didn't approve of its release. The game was developed by Wisdom Tree and sold in Christian bookstores. The gameplay is very similar to Wolfenstein 3D but non-violent. You play as Noah and throw food to animals so they don't attack you.
Because the game was unlicensed and never sold in typical video game stores, it is very rare today. The rarity helps the game sell for more than $80 on a regular basis.
Other Expensive Super Nintendo Games
- Castlevania Dracula X - Used Price: $80
- AeroFighters - Used Price: $78
- Harvest Moon - Used Price: $71
- EVO the Search for Eden - Used Price: $70
- Wild Guns - Used Price: $70
- Metal Warriors - Used Price: $65
- Mega Man X3 - Used Price: $65
- Terranigma - Used Price: $61
- Final Fight Guy - Used Price: $60
- Ogre Battle March of the Black Queen - Used Price: $58
- Syndicate - Used Price: $55
- Lufia Rise of the Sinistrals - Used Price: $49
- Chrono Trigger - Used Price: $49
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Sega Saturn was released in 1995 and competed along side the Sony Playstation and Nintendo 64. The Saturn never caught on in the USA and was discontinued three years after its launch.
During this time more than 250 games were released for the console. Because it never sold so badly many Saturn games are now rare and some are quite expensive. Below is a list of the most valuable Sega Saturn games and what makes them so rare.
Most Valuable Sega Saturn GamesNew Price: $790 | Used Price: $285 | See Current Prices
Panzer Dragoon Saga is a role-playing game published by Sega. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and you control and fight with a dragon. It is the third game in the Panzer Dragoon series.
Panzer Dragoon Saga released April 1998, a few months before Sega officially discontinued the console but well past the point where the console was selling well. Rumors are that Sega only produced 6,000 copies for launch. Two reprintings were done bringing the total number of copies to 30,000. The game has never been re-released on any other consoles.
New Price: $1,100 | Used Price: $275 | See Current Prices
Daytona USA Netlink Edition is a racing game. Daytona USA was a launch title and a port of the arcade classic with the same name. Sega released a Saturn specific version named Championship Circuit Edition in 1996.
At the same time Sega released a Netlink compatible version, which could be played online. This version was only sold on the Sega online store and is believed to be the rarest Saturn game of all time. The game looks similar to the CCE version, except for a small Netlink logo on the game disc.
New Price: $350 | Used Price: $120 | See Current Prices
Magic Knight Rayearth is an action role-playing game developed by Working Designs. The game is based on a Manga and anime series with the same name. The gameplay is different from many RPGs with battles taking place in a tag-team fashion and character upgrades happening at fixed points in the game instead of based upon experience.
Magic Knight Rayearth was the last game released for the Sega Saturn. It came out in December 1998, four months after the Saturn was discontinued. Because of this late release, Sega produced the game in very limited numbers.
New Price: $150 | Used Price: $96 | See Current Prices
Shining Force III is a tactical role playing game published by Sega. It is the third game in the Shining Force series and was meant to be released in three 'scenarios'. The real ending would only be seen if you beat all three games. Unfortunately only the first scenario was released in the USA due to poor sales.
Shining Force III was released the same month the Saturn was discontinued. The game sold very few copies because it was released so late and was for a niche genre.
New Price: $650 | Used Price: $90 | See Current Prices
Burning Rangers is an action game published by Sega. You play as a firefighter in a futuristic society where fire is one of the only dangers. You play through various missions and save civilians from buring buildings and emminent doom.
Like most games on this list, Burning Rangers was released 1998. The release date doomed the game to failure as most gamers had moved onto PS1, N64, or were anticipating the next generation of consoles.
New Price: $1,025 | Used Price: $86 | See Current Prices
Albert Odyssey is a role-playing game published by Working Designs. You play as young boy who tries to prevent the destruction of the world with the help of a talking sword. The game was original developed for the Super Nintendo but was cancelled and ported to the Saturn in 1997.
Albert Odyssey sold better than many games on this list. It was very well reviewed when it came out. The quality of the game and the devoted following for RPG's helps keep the resale price high.
New Price: $1,000 | Used Price: $85 | See Current Prices
Dragon Force is a real time strategy and role-playing game published by Working Designs. You assume the role of one-of-eight rulers in the land. You strategically control your army on the world map and when you meet another ruler you control the characters on a tactical level.
Dragon Force is one of the few games on the list released early in the Saturn's life cycle. It sold fairly well and was very well received critically. EGM even rated the game one of the top 200 of all time. It was only released on Saturn so people who want to play this unique RPG most buy this version.
New Price: $500 | Used Price: $80 | See Current Prices
House of the Dead is a light gun shooter published by Sega. The game was original developed for arcades but was ported to Saturn in 1998. It was the last of the light gun games released for the Saturn.
House of the Dead was another victim of a late release date. The game has been ported and re-released on many different consoles, but the original continues to hold its value for collectors.
New Price: $207 | Used Price: $80 | See Current Prices
Saturn Bomberman is a action/party game published by Hudson Soft. It follows the same premise as other Bomberman games. You drop and explode bombs to clear a series of levels.
The Saturn version of Bomberman is well known for its 10 player multiplayer battles. If you hook-up two multitaps you can play with 10 other human players on one TV. The game was released in 1997 and sold relatively well but is still fairly hard to find today.
New Price: $200 | Used Price: $70 | See Current Prices
Guardian Heroes is a 2D side scroller and action RPG. Very similar to Golden Axe but with RPG elements included. The game also has mulitple paths to victory so you can choose which way to go and fight different bosses and get different endings.
Guardian Heroes is definitely a niche genre, which limited sales. It is considered one of the best Saturn games of all time and one of the best beat-em up type games too.
Other Rare Sega Saturn Games
- Mega Man 8 - New Price: $125 | Used Price: $70
- Shining Wisdom - New Price: $150 | Used Price: $65
- Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter - New Price: $125 | Used Price: $65
- Shining The Holy Ark - New Price: $130 | Used Price: $55
- Herc's Adventures - New Price: $150 | Used Price: $43
- Street Fighter Collection - New Price: $180 | Used Price: $40
Expensive Saturn Import Games
- Eyeful Home - New Price: $1,500 | Used Price: $650
- Psychic Killer Taromaru - New Price: $NA | Used Price: $285
- Radiant Silvergun - New Price: $480 | Used Price: $122
- Street Fighter Zero 3 - New Price: $200 | Used Price: $95
The list is ranked by the highest average used price and then highest average new price in the event of a tie.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Last month we changed our eBay bots to collect data about games for which eBay has no UPC. This should be an especially useful improvement for older games. Info about third generation systems (such as NES prices) now have three or more sources on nearly every game. For consoles in the second generation (such as Atari 2600 and Intellivision), the prices are now based on both sales data and listing data.
This change also means that the console pages and individual game pages link to eBay more consistently. Hopefully that helps you find current eBay auctions for games you care about.
We have lots of ideas for improving our price data and making the site more useful. If you have any suggestions or pet peeves about the site, we'd love to hear 'em; just leave a comment below.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sega released the Dreamcast September 9th, 2009 (9/9/99) but it never sold very well and was Sega's last home game console. Because the system sold poorly, many of the Dreamcast games are now rare and quite valuable. Below is a list of the most expensive and rare Sega Dreamcast games.
You will quickly notice a trend on the list with lots of Capcom games, fighters, and shoot em ups.
Most Valuable Sega Dreamcast Games (USA Only)New Price: $160 | Used Price: $62 | See Current Prices
Project Justice is a 3D fighting game. It is the sequel to Rival Schools, a rare game for the Playstation 1. It is a team based fighter with three characters in your squad and the ability to use a three-person attack. The fighters all have an academic or sports fighting style (swimming or school paper are examples).
Project Justice was released by Capcom three months after Sega announced they would exit the console business. Sales were weak because most gamers had stopped buy Dreamcast games at this point. The game is very good though so the copies available sell for a premium today.
New Price: $125 | Used Price: $35 | See Current Prices
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is a 2D fighting game in the long running Street Fighter series. Like the title says, this is the third game with Street Fighter III in the title. It includes 20 charactes including four brand new ones.
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike was released by Capcom in 2000. It sold poorly because the Dreamcast was on its last legs at this point. Capcom released the game on Xbox Live and PSN, but unlike Marvel vs Capcom 2 (see below), this virtual release did not hurt resale prices for SFIII.
New Price: $120 | Used Price: $55 | See Current Prices
Power Stone 2 is a fighting game with up to four players allowed in multi-player. The game lets multiple people play against each other and use tables, chairs, and other items in the battles.
Like many games on this list, Power Stone 2 was released by Capcom. The game was ported to the PSP in 2006 as part of the Power Stone Collection. This port did nothing to decrease the value of the original.
New Price: $115 | Used Price: $37 | See Current Prices
Fatal Fury Mark of the Wolves is a fighting game in the Fatal Fury series by SNK. The game was originally released on the Neo Geo, but was ported to the Dreamcast in 2001.
The release in September 2001 was half a year after Sega ended Dreamcast support and Fatal Fury sold very badly. The game is known for great balance between characters and is still enjoyed by fighting game fans today.
New Price: $100 | Used Price: $43 | See Current Prices
Cannon Spike is a shoot 'em up game that allows shooting in multiple directions. The game play is very similar to Smash TV with the ability to shoot and move in any direction. It features characters from many different Capcom series, like Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Ghosts 'n Goblins.
Cannon Spike was released by Capcom in 2000 but sold very poorly. The shoot em up genre is very niche and selling a niche genre on a dying console is a recipe for bad sales.
New Price: $100 | Used Price: $38 | See Current Prices
Skies of Arcadia is a role-playing game. You play as a airship pirate and all travel in the game occurs on airships. Each segment is set in a different dungeon with a network of paths and you need to find the correct one to exit.
Skies of Arcadia was one of the last Sega published games for the Dreamcast. It is only reported to have sold 10,000 copies in the USA. The game was ported to GameCube in 2002.
New Price: $96 | Used Price: $22 | See Current Prices
Marvel vs Capcom 2 is a fighting game with Marvel and Capcom mascots as playable characters. The game includes Spider-man, Hulk, Mega Man, and Ryu. The game play is in 2D but the backgrounds and other effects are 3D.
Marvel vs Capcom 2 was the most expensive game for Sega Dreamcast for a very long time. It was unseated as king in 2009 when Capcom released the game on Xbox Live and PSN. Used prices dropped 50% within a few weeks as people who bought the game to play it quickly moved to the cheaper Live and PSN versions.
New Price: $85 | Used Price: $30 | See Current Prices
Tech Romancer is a 3D fighting game developed by, I'll let you guess, Capcom. You fight as different mecha characters in a story mode or challenge mode.
Capcom continued to release so many fighting games on the Dreamcast even after initial games sold poorly because many of them were arcade ports. The hardware was so similar between Dreamcast and arcade that porting was a relatively inexpensive process.
New Price: $80 | Used Price: $31 | See Current Prices
Giga Wing 2 is a vertical scrolling shooter published by Capcom. The game play looks similar to other games of this genre like 1942 but has a much richer background and many more enemies on the screen. The game is known for its ridiculously high scores, sometimes in the quadrillion.
Giga Wing 2 was a port from arcade and came out three months after the Dreamcast was killed off in spring 2001. The game sold very poorly but is still a classic for shoot em up fans.
New Price: $65 | Used Price: $40 | See Current Prices
Mars Matrix is another vertical scrolling shooter published by Capcom and ported from arcade. As the name implies, game play occurs in outer space with a very futuristic theme.
Like other games on the list, Mars Matrix was released by Capcom, was in a niche genre, and released in 2001. The shoot em up genre is very loyal and many fans believe the best era for the genre was on the Dreamcast.
New Price: $200 | Used Price: $103 | See Current Prices
The Sega Dreamcast Broadband Adapter is not a game, but is worth noting because of the high prices paid for the accessory. The piece allows the Dreamcast to access the internet at broadband speeds instead of through dial-up.
Some people buy the hardware to surf the internet on their Dreamcast (someone please tell us how our site looks on the Dreamcast browser) but most people buy it as a collector's piece. The Broadband adapter was released two months before Sega exited the hardware business and stopped production.
Rare Dreamcast Games from JapanNew Price: $NA | Used Price: $811 | See Current Prices
There are only five copies of this game in existence. It was given away as part of a high score competition in Japan using the original Bangai-O.
The Bangai-O Prize Edition is identical to the original game, but has a sticker on the front that marks it as the prize version. Because the only difference is a sticker, prices are not as high for this game as one might expect for a title with only five copies.
New Price: $340 | Used Price: $200 | See Current Prices
Space Channel 5 Part 2 is a rhythm action game and features Michael Jackson's voice and dance moves. The Limited Edition includes headphones and a carrying case.
The Standard and Limited Edition was released in 2002 and neither received a North American release for the Dreamcast.
New Price: $250 | Used Price: $180 | See Current Prices
Border Down is a horizontal scrolling shooter. The game was released in 2003 long after the console was 'dead'.
5,000 copies of the limited edition and standard editions were printed. More copies of the standard edition have since been published but the limited edition is still just as rare.
New Price: $200 | Used Price: $120 | See Current Prices
Under Defeat saw the success of Border Down in 2003 and released in 2006. It too is a shoot em up game. It is set in an alternate reality where you play as Nazi pilots against English speaking enemies.
An HD version of Under Defeat was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 but only the PS3 version was released in the USA. This later release has not changed Limited Edition resale prices at all.
New Price: $260 | Used Price: $140 | See Current Prices
Segagaga is a role playing game. The game parodies the story line of the Dreamcast console. You are recruited to take over Sega and reclaim their console glory by defeating the evil DOGMA company (Sony). The game has many cameo appearances by Sega characters.
Segagaga was released in 2001 in Japan, but remains a cult classic because of its parody of the console it was released on. The box set was available exclusively trough Sega's online store.
The list is ranked by the highest average new price and then highest average used price in the event of a tie.
Friday, August 7, 2009
The Playstation 2 was discontinued in 2010 as Sony stopped production. During the ten years the PS2 was available nearly 2,000 games were made and some of these games have become rare and hard to find. Below is the list of rarest and most expensive Playstation 2 (PS2) games and what makes them so valuable.
Most Valuable Playstation 2 Games
New Price: $280 | Used Price: $29
Capcom and Marvel teamed up for a 2D fighter with Marvel superheroes and Capcom game characters. It is considered one of the best fighters of all time.
Marvel vs Capcom 2 used to sell for $70-80 in used condition until the game was released on Xbox Live and Playstation Network in early 2009. After the digital version was released used prices dropped to their current $30 range. Brand new versions of the game still sell for $200-280.
See Current Marvel vs Capcom 2 Prices
New Price: $150 | Used Price: $13
Capcom vs SNK 2 is another 2D fighting game developed by Capcom, but this time it includes SNK characters from the King of Fighters series.
Used copies of the game sell for $13-15 but sealed copies have sold for more than $150. The game is no longer available at retail and due to licensing issues with characters owned by two different companies, the game will most likely not be re-released.
See Current Capcom vs SNK 2 Prices
New Price: $130 | Used Price: $37
When Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence was released for PS2, customers who pre-ordered the game received a limited edition version which included a DVD with cut-scenes from the game edited into a movie.
The limited edition we never reprinted and made available outside the pre-order time period so it is relatively hard to find.
See Current Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited Edition Prices
New Price: $130 | Used Price: $19
The Resident Evil 4 Premium Edition includes the game in a Steelbook case, an artwork book, a documentary DVD, and a Ada Wong art cel.
Most used copies available don't include some of the premium edition extras, which explains the big price difference between new and used copies of this game. The brand new complete premium packs sell for $130.
See Current Resident Evil 4 Premium Edition Prices
New Price: $120 | Used Price: $35
In 2008 Square Enix released a collection of expansions for Final Fantasy XI. The collection includes Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, and Wings of the Goddess.
The game was released a couple years after the Playstation 3 when the PS2's popularity was already waning. The game didn't sell very well because most users had already moved onto the PS3 and there were problems playing the game on the PS3.
See Current Final Fantasy XI Vana'diel Collection 2008 Prices
New Price: $100 | Used Price: $33
Jurassic Park Operation Genesis is a theme park simulator. You create a dinosaur theme park and try to attract visitors and keep them safe. Similar to Roller Coaster Tycoon but with dinosaurs as the attractions.
The PS2 version is not as rare as the Xbox version, which sells for nearly $200, but it is still one of the rarest Playstation 2 games.
See Current Jurassic Park Operation Genesis Prices
New Price: $99 | Used Price: $14
Grandia II is an RPG released by UbiSoft in 2002. It is a remake of a Sega Dreamcast game originally released in 2000.
While the Dreamcast version received mostly uniform positive reviews, the PS2 version was criticized for lower frame rates, reduced color and texture quality. Inspite of the technical problems with the game it still sells for close to $100 when brand new.
See Current Grandia II Prices
New Price: $99 | Used Price: $13
Wizardry is a long running first person role-playing series from the PC. This was the first Wizardry game designed for a console.
The game is published by Atlus, who is notorious for their small print runs and rare games. Wizardy is no exception and it sells for almost a hundred dollars when still sealed.
See Current Wizardry Tale of the Foresaken Land Prices
New Price: $95 | Used Price: $40
.hack/GU Rebirth is the first of the .hack/GU series of Action RPG's for the Playstation 2, which also includes Reminisce and Redemption. The game series tries to mimic an MMO type RPG within an offline game. The "off-line" world in the game has fictional message boards and news reports to add to the illusion you are playing online when you "login".
The entire .hack series has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Those sales are spread over seven games and the majority of sales were in Japan. The NTSC versions of all the .hack/GU titles are fairly rare but Rebirth is the most expensive of the three.
See Current .hack Rebirth Prices
New Price: $92 | Used Price: $20
Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 is an interactive documentary of Metal Gear Solid 2. It includes a database of character models, the entire soundtrack, every cut-scene from the game, and other "making of" materials like storyboards, scripts and development timelines.
The Document sold separately in the USA and was made for a niche audience that wanted to pay extra to learn more about MGS 2. Because of this it was produced in limited quanities. The game is very rare in new condition and sells for more than $90.
See Current Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 Prices
New Price: $90 | Used Price: $32
Baldur's Game Dark Alliance II is an action RPG based upon the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons. The game was originally set to be published by Universal in December 2003, but in September of 2003 Interplay canceled the deal and decided to self-publish and release in January 2004. In November 2003 they announced Universal would publish, but again changed course soon after. In December 2003 the developer was shutdown and the game came out the next month.
All the production and publishing problems limited sales of the game. Interplay said if it sold well they would port a Gamecube version. The game never came out on Gamecube which indicates it sold less than Interplay had expected.
See Current Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 2 Prices
New Price: $89 | Used Price: $32
Tenkaichi 3 was released on PS2 and Wii and is a fighting game with the Dragon Ball Z anime characters. The Wii version is more expensive but both versions are rare.
Tenkaichi 3 was published by Atari. Bandai now has the license to all Dragon Ball Z games which makes a re-release of the game much less likely. Prices more than doubled for the game in 2010, which is the same year the Dragon Ball Z boxsets started releasing on DVD.
See Current Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Prices
New Price: $88 | Used Price: $26
Digimon Rumble Arena 2 is a fighting game similar to Super Smash Bros. You fight as some of the popular Digimon characters and they can digivolve into stronger ones similar to Pokemon evolutions.
The game was the last Digimon fighting game released and is quite hard to find in the wild. The Playstation 2 version is the least valuable of the three versions released for PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox.
See Current Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Prices
New Price: $84 | Used Price: $34
Wild Arms Alter Code F is an enhanced remake of the original Wild Arms released on Playstation 1. The remake has added characters, new scenarios, a remastered soundtrack, and a bonus anime DVD. Alter Code F was the last Wild Arms game released on the PS2.
The game came out in November 2005, after the Xbox 360 had launched, near the end of the Playstation 2's lifecycle, and it was published by Agetech instead of Sony. These factors helped limited the production and sales for the game.
See Current Wild ARMs Alter Code: F Prices
New Price: $84 | Used Price: $63
.hack Quarantine is the last game released in the original .hack RPG series. Gameplay is similar to the fake MMO style in .hack/GU but the plot takes place 7 years before the events in .hack/GU.
The three previous games released in the .hack series are Infection, Mutation, and Outbreak. All three can be found brand new for less than $45. Quarantine is the only rare .hack game from the original series.
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Other Expensive Playstation 2 Games
- Battle Assault 3 Featuring Mobile Suit Gundam SEED - New Price: $100
- Monster Rancher 4 - New Price: $81
- Magna Carta Deluxe Box - New Price: $80
- Rule of Rose - New Price: $79
- Mana Khemia Deluxe Box - New Price: $79
- Dukes of Hazzard Return of the General Lee - New Price: $77
- Grandia Xtreme - New Price: $71
- Sniper Elite - New Price: $70
See our complete PS2 Game Price List. The list is ranked by the highest average new price and then highest average used price in the event of a tie.