#1 Posted by jjm494 (84 posts) -

Inspired by the lost save thread.

Ever lose a game or a game or bunch of games that you had/loved/collected?

  • My mom gave a bunch of my N64 games to the son of my brother's girlfriend when I was a teenager. I wasn't really that upset since I hadn't used my N64 in a long time and his mother couldn't afford to get him that many games. I was more annoyed when my little brother traded my copy of Mischief Makers and other rare N64 games in at the local Gamestop/EB for the latest Madden. I've been able to get most of the games back through the years, but still can't bring myself to spend thirty dollars on a used copy of Super Mario 64 for some reason.
  • Lost a whole bunch of GameCube, PS1 and PS 2 games when I moved a couple years back. Most of this stuff I had gotten on the cheap so It wasn't the money that hurt but more so how rare some of these games were. I lost a bunch of Resident Evil games for the GameCube, The Wind Waker, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Viewtiful Joe, The whole Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver Series and many others. Thankfully I didn't lose my Symphony of the Night or Final Fantasy remakes for the PS1, but I was so angry I didn't bother to look at another console until a copy years later when Bioshock and Assassin's Creed were released.
#2 Posted by Sargus (723 posts) -

This is actually timely for me. I moved a few months ago from my parents' place, which involved moving most of my video games. I did not hire any movers -- the only people moving things were myself, my wife, my sister and my parents.

Every single box of stuff is accounted for except one. A box of Xbox 360 games with titles ranging A through D (I have all my games alphabetized). So I'm missing: Four Assassin's Creed games (1, 2, Brotherhood and Revelations), Batman: Arkham Asylum, Borderlands, a few Call of Duty games, The Darkness, and Darksiders... At least, that's what I remember having that I no longer have. I have the two Dead Space games still, so that's where my collection starts up again.

While it sucks, I can obviously rebuy the games, whatever... I don't think there was anything "rare" among the collection. But what has been driving me insane for the past few months is that I have no idea where that box could have gone. I'm 99% positive it's not here in my new house, and I've looked everywhere it would be in my parents' house. I searched my family's cars, I questioned my sanity ... There's no reason why any of said family members would "forget" to give me the box. I just don't know. It's a mystery that will drive me crazy for awhile.

#3 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i once got home after a night of heavy drinking and vomited in my games bucket full of N64 games.

yeah! they we're ruined.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36110 posts) -

A small variation: I regret trading in my copy of Drakan: The Ancients' Gates, since I sometimes get the urge to replay it for the sake of refamiliarizing myself with it.

#5 Posted by Elite_Jason (26 posts) -

It still bums me out that I can not find my old copy of Pokemon Sapphire for GBA. It contains my best ones from that gen. Everything from the GBA games and the GameCube games. It would be so nice to at least find it so if I ever get back into Pokemon, I would have those as options.

#6 Posted by vikingdeath1 (933 posts) -

This past December me and a friend of mine decided we wanted to play some Super Smash bros, and I said "oh! i've totally got the original for the N64!"

Excitedly we ran downstairs and dug out my old N64 games, but....... Super Smash Bros was nowhere to be found...

I interrogated my sister & parents (this was one of my Favorite N64 games from my childhood!) but they knew nothing, and after searching for an hour or so we gave up and played some Pokemon Stadium minigames.

#7 Posted by Ryuku_Ryosake (203 posts) -

Well I've lost my copy of Pokemon Ruby which is no real loss. But the one I really wish I did not lose was my copy of Out of this World for the snes. All my other snes games are accounted for except that one.

#8 Posted by Pr1mus (3824 posts) -

I let the cousin of a friend borrow Final Fantasy VI. Never got it back.

I bought the anthology on ps1 as a replacement and 2-3 years ago bought the snes version on ebay.

#9 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

I've lost memory cards for my PS2 at least twice by bringing them over friend's houses. I have since gone back and finished most of the games on those cards. I've also had my Gamecube memory cards corrupt, and in that case I didn't go back.

#10 Posted by sir_gunblade (120 posts) -

Lost my fat Nintendo DS on a business trip to D.C. Have yet to replace it. :(

#11 Posted by MikkaQ (10270 posts) -

I can't find the disc for my copy of 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand.

Once I lost my dual-copy of Jet Set Radio Future and Sega GT 2002, so I bought two more of those for 3 bucks each.

#12 Posted by Ezakael (917 posts) -

The only game I can remember losing was the port of Zelda 2 on GBA a few years ago. My family went on vacation and I brought it with me, after we came back it was gone so I can only assume it's not even in the province anymore.

#13 Posted by Irishdoom (333 posts) -

My older brother found my 2 full boxes of Atari 2600 games in my Mom's attic, and traded them for an Intellivision and games. I found out only months later.

#14 Posted by Superfriend (1535 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

I let the cousin of a friend borrow Final Fantasy VI. Never got it back.

Yep, I have lost quite a lot of games because of people "borrowing" them. The golden Majora´s Mask cart really sticks out since- well, it was freaking golden. Someone borrowed some Gamecube games from me and they gave the wrong games back. Actually they gave me a bunch of shit (Clonewars, ugh) for some rather good games. I never got Killzone on PS2 back, but I don´t really care for that one.

I do care for my DVD copy of Heat, though. I know who you are- and you will pay. In time.

#15 Posted by SSully (4130 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

i once got home after a night of heavy drinking and vomited in my games bucket full of N64 games.

yeah! they we're ruined.

Well that is what you get for having a games bucket I suppose!

#16 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (66 posts) -

My biggest tragedy in losing games is thanks to my sister. Unfortunately living with a drug addict/dealer means things go missing. She got herself together since, but admitted to stealing a bunch of games and selling them to Gamestop. I still haven't replaced all the titles taken.

#17 Posted by kerse (2103 posts) -

My dog chewed the shit outta pokemon emerald, and most recently my 3ds 2 weeks after I bought it. It's kinda my fault though, she freaks out if I leave the house without saying something ( I know that sounds weird), but was the day a family member passed away so I wasn't thinking about it. She is fine when I leave otherwise though.

#18 Posted by Ducksworth (659 posts) -

I lost Pokemon Red and Sonic Advance at some point in my life but biggest regret is loosing Dragon Ball Z Legacy of Goku 2. It's not that I particularly love the game, but it was my little brothers. One day I took the game to school (this would have been something like Grade 7) and everything was fine but at some point I guess I took my eye off the game and it was gone. I'm fairly sure my brother got over it after a day and I don't think about it a lot any more but whenever it does come up I feel incredibly guilty. Hell, now that I have a job and had these memories come back I think I'll go down to the local used games store or check ebay and see if I can find a copy. The worst part of it all is that I'm almost 100% I know who took it but I don't have anything to prove it.

#19 Posted by jjm494 (84 posts) -

@Rays_Gaming_Rants: That sucks. I currently work at Gamestop. When I'm processing a trade, If anything occurs that shows the products the customer is trying to trade in aren't his or her, the transaction stops immediately. I've had some funny incidents where people have had deer in the headlight moments when I ask them what's there Gamertag or PSNname.

#20 Posted by _Chad (963 posts) -

I don't know what happened to it but I lost Harvest Moon 64 a while ago. Also, when I moved my mom got rid of my N64, along with my few remaining games.

#21 Posted by UltorOscariot (171 posts) -

I am 95% sure I lost my copy of Pokemon Emerald on a flight back from Alaska 6-7 years back. I hope it found a good home.

#22 Posted by Mezmero (1810 posts) -

I seem to have misplaced my copy of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for DS. I'm ok with just about every other game I've retired but I might have actually replayed that one in a blue moon.

#23 Posted by mooncheese114 (15 posts) -

Lost My entire Game-boy Advanced collection, and my SP.  I wasn't really upset about it until I wanted to replay Pokemon Emerald. 

#24 Posted by TopSteer (640 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Is that game any good? I remember playing the demo a lot but never played the full game.

#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (36110 posts) -

@TopSteer:

I WISH I COULD REMEMBER! *pulls out hair*

#26 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (616 posts) -

My sister, without asking me, gave a handful of my Gamecube games to her boyfriend years ago. As these things go, they broke up, and I haven't seen them since. The biggest thing that pissed me off was one of the games she gave him was Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes...an extremely difficult to find (and fairly expensive) Gamecube game.

I very recently found the game for $25 dollars and picked it up because you can't find it on ebay for that low. I'm happy it's finally back in my possession but it's bothered me for years.

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#27 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I lost a couple of Gamecube games on the walk home from a friend's house. I don't know if I dropped them or what exactly happened, but my original copy of Pikmin is lost to the ages.

#28 Posted by JadeGL (766 posts) -

I wish I still had my family's collection of Commodore 64 disks, the disk drive, and the cassette drive. I assume we got rid of most of that stuff at a yard sale years ago, and at the time I didn't care. Now I obviously do care since it was a huge part of my childhood. I have so many good memories it just would be nice to have the stuff.

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#29 Posted by SMTDante89 (2552 posts) -

There was one Yu-Gi-Oh game for the GBA I lost years and years ago. In hindsight, not that big a deal but back then I was heavily into the card game and played the game for hours on end so it was pretty devastating at the time.

#30 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

I've lost many games over the years, however the only one I regret not having anymore is Jet Grind Radio for the Dreamcast. That was a singular fantastic game that I was proud of owning.

#31 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I have no idea what happened to most of my N64 games, all my genesis games or Pokemon Silver.

#32 Posted by arjybarjy (92 posts) -

My friend borrowed Tales of Symphonia before I left for University 7 years ago and it's supposedly in his attic.

Also many years ago my cousin lent my Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition for the Mega Drive and that got lost in the ether.

I am also really annoyed that I don't know where in the blue blazes is my disc for Paper Mario for the Gamecube.