ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to get cheap and almost free games and the benefits of playing games

Updated on November 25, 2015
Source

I love gaming but I'm almost broke to purchase them

If you go out to buy a full version game at an electronics store, you'll have to spend a minimum of INR 300-500 till almost INR 3000 for really good games (the ones that are making news).

Torrent sites were the earlier bargain but now most of them are banned and considered illegal. Otherwise, they were the best place to get all the latest games by sacrificing a bit of bandwidth. Also, in India you can get pirated games at some of these bazaars but please, end piracy. Don't buy them. Half of them don't work.

Head to a local toy store or a supermarket (like Loyal World in Mysore) to find collections like the one I bought the other day where you get 6 PC games (full version) for just INR 99! I played two of the games. Both are very basic and to be frank, childish but I still liked playing them and the nectar you can get out of them, I'll describe in a later section.

There are sites like G2A.com where you can purchase the original games at a much lower rate. For example, Call of Duty:Black Ops 3 is there which you can purchase at around INR 2899 when the original rate is INR 3300-3500 and you get a black ops 3 t-shirt free with it too which you can flaunt in front of your friends! But I think such sites will be limited to certain countries only.

The 6 PC Games pack that I bought from a local supermarket
The 6 PC Games pack that I bought from a local supermarket | Source

Introducing you all to AGS

I used to buy the SKOAR! gaming magazine with my brother when I was below my teens (now they've stopped the hard copies-it belongs to Digit). Along with every issue, there used to be a set of CDs with atleast 4-6 top games in their trial version and other small games in their full version.

One day we searched for these games online and discovered that most of them were from the site Adventure Game Studio. The fact that the magazine downloaded the games once to distribute it to thousands of people was sheer highway robbery.

AGS opened the doors to access to hundreds of point and click adventure games, each more entertaining than the previous ones.

My personal favorites are Apprentice I and II and The Trilby series. I swear, the graphics are just 2D and basic but when the ghost starts following me in the game on the screen, I used to shout and run for my life. I never played those games again due to fear though I would love to.

So do visit the site of Adventure Game Studio to get more games and oh yeah, I forgot to mention - to make your own games. Yeah, you can make your own games using the AGS engine. Just download it and there's a tutorial to help you out with making games.

Most of the games on the AGS site are free but some, like the Blackwell series, you will have to pay for the full version. Only the trial version is free.

A scene from Apprentice II
A scene from Apprentice II | Source

What can I gain from playing games?

  1. Entertainment and relaxation - If you've come back from a long tiring day at college or work and have no mood to go out and there's nothing interesting to watch on TV, games are your source of recreation. As I've mentioned in another Hub, playing first person shooters helps reduce frustration too.
  2. Knowledge - Games like Age of Empires and Assassin's Creed teaches you history, shooting games set in army backgrounds help you understand the armed forces better, RPGs show you characters of various people. There is a whole treasure chest of knowledge awaiting you if you play different kinds of games.
  3. Understand how games work - If you're planning to pursue a career in game designing or development or anything else in the gaming industry, understanding how games work is important. And what better way to do it than by playing games?

A still from Assassin's Creed : Syndicate
A still from Assassin's Creed : Syndicate | Source

Making an AGS game in a hour

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Samir Rao profile imageAUTHOR

      Samir Rao 

      2 years ago

      Yes they have. I downloaded Dracula Origin and played from there. One of the best games I ever played.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am a big fan of bigfish games, lots of android, pc games there

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)