Most Expensive Computer Games


most expensive computer game

Do you like spending money? How about spending it on things that give you no tangible return? If you’re the average gamer, then the answer to both of those questions is a resounding “YES!” Gamers are infamous for spending absurd amounts of cash on games that offer little in the way of entertainment value. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most expensive computer games ever made.

The Typing of the Dead: Overkill ($179)

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A surprising entry, to be sure, but this game is so outrageously expensive that we had no other choice than to list it as number one. With a $150 price tag on Steam and a ridiculous markup in its retail package (coming in at $40), the average gamer isn’t going to find themselves playing this game anytime soon. But what makes this game release worthy of our number one spot? Like many games with outrageous prices, there is very little information about what you get for your money when you purchase this particular release of the typing game. Some sources claim that it’s rare, others that it’s a collector’s item, but no one ever seems to mention why anyone would want to own a copy of the most expensive computer games.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising ($79.99)

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When you purchase the Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising “epic pack” from Amazon, you receive a lot more than just five maps for your money. What we’re talking about here is all of the bonus content added into the already expansive universe that is Red Alert 3. A new faction (the Allied Industrial Complex), new units (including attack dogs and power armor infantry), and some rather uncommon upgrades (including better accuracy and increased damage against structures) all make this one of the most expensive computer games ever. Keep in mind, though; without purchasing the original game (which runs around $20 for a new copy), you won’t be able to play Uprising at all.

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 ($59.99, then $149.99)

You knew that there would be more than just one entry on our list of the most expensive computer games, right? Well, like many other entries on this list, the price difference between buying it through Amazon and eBay is ridiculous, sometimes as much as $100! If we had to guess based on what we’ve seen online, we’d say that this has to do with the number of boxes made available for each site. When they’re hard to find, you can expect prices like these.

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom ($59.99)

If you’ve ever played Kingdom Under Fire: A War of Heroes, then you might be a little ticked at how much some copies of Circle of Doom are going for on eBay right now. At a base price of just under $60 and a collector’s edition that runs between $100 and $150, some gamers have been trying to sell their new copies for as much as ten times the retail price. Is at least one copy that was sold for $1,605.49 and another that is currently up for resale at $2,499.99! There is no collector’s edition of Circle of Doom on Amazon at this time, so we can only assume the same holds there.

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