Gran Turismo 2 – Promo Discs

Posted in Miscellaneous on November 16, 2014 by drewturpin

These are the promo discs of the Playstation’s Gran Turismo 2, release in 1999 by Polyphony Digital. This game was the sequel to very successful Gran Turismo, and although well received, did not quite eclipse the sales of the original game.

Gran Turismo 2 Promo

These discs were picked up off ebay for about £10, which I am more than happy with.  I’ve not seen another one of these which make putting an actual value on this item difficult.

True Crimes: Streets of LA – Tin Edition

Posted in Playstation 2 on October 31, 2014 by drewturpin

True Crimes: Streets of LA was not a game which set Playstation 2 alight, being another inferior GTA clone. However it did come in this rare tin edition. This is not a steelbook version, just a metal tin which houses the standard version of the game box.

True Crimes LA Tin (1)

This is not seen a great deal on ebay, but when it does turn up it can be picked up cheaply. I paid around £5 for my copy, which is well worth the money for an unusual collector’s version.

True Crimes LA Tin (2)

Forbidden Siren 1 & 2 – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 2 on October 19, 2014 by drewturpin

These are the promo disc versions of Forbidden Siren 1 and 2 (known as just Siren outside of the PAL regions). This is a series well worth a look if you are in to survival horror, as there is a little more depth than most of games in this genre.

Forbidden Siren Promo

The games main protagonist has the psychic ability of “sightjacking”, which enables them to hear and see through the eyes of other character in the game.

Forbidden Siren 2 Promo

These discs do tend to turn up every so often on ebay, and can be picked up for between £5 and £10 each.

Resident Evil 4 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on October 10, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the promo disc version of the classic Resident Evil 4, and comes in a slim clear CD case containing a proper insert.

Resident Evil 4 Promo (1)

I have been after this particular promo for a while now, and was very pleased to snap one up from ebay for £20.

Resident Evil 4 Promo (2)

However expect to pay around £40 and upwards for a copy, as most on ebay tend to be on “buy it now” auctions.

Resident Evil 4 Promo (3)

Silent Hill: Origins – Sealed

Posted in Playstation 2 on September 20, 2014 by drewturpin

Here we have a sealed copy of Silent Hill: Origins, which is the fifth game in the franchise and a prequel to the first game, being set seven years before the events of the original Silent Hill.

Silent Hill Origins Sealed

This copy of the game was picked up off ebay for about £10, however I expect in the years to come sealed games like these will appreciate in value.

Metal Gear Solid 3 – Limited Metal Edition

Posted in Playstation 2 on August 29, 2014 by drewturpin

This is the steelbook version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, official titled Limited Metal Edition. This version of the game is not particularly common, possibly because there is no difference between this and the original release apart for the metal case.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Tin (1)

Also it retailed at £59.99 when released back in 2005 so I would guess sales weren’t particularly high. This can be picked up easily enough of ebay, but expect to pay £20 or more for a copy. As with all steelbook editions the condition can vary, so be on the lookout for any dents or chips in the paintwork.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Tin (2)

Final Fantasy Anthology – Promo Discs

Posted in Playstation 1 on August 9, 2014 by drewturpin

Final Fantasy Anthology is a compilation release of both Final Fantasy 4 and 5 for the Playstation. Essentially the two games are ports of the original Super NES releases with a few full motion videos (FMV) added for good effect.

FF Anthology Promo (1)

Here we have the two promo discs which are in mint condition. This is another promo that is not seen that often on ebay, so expect to pay upwards of £30 for the pair.

FF Anthology Promo (2)

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