August 1st, 2012
Solid state drives are crazy fast and should be bundled with every new gaming rig. But they're also smaller in capacity than traditional hard drives, which makes us hate the ridiculous install sizes of the following games even more.
GameSpy ran the numbers and found that The Old Republic hogs almost 20 freakin' gigs of hard drive space. Meanwhile, Rage and Tera each steal 25 gigs apiece, while Max Payne 3 wipes a whopping 35 gigs of space.
At the same time, Skyrim has been dubbed one of the largest most expansive game worlds ever, and yet it uses only 7 gigs in comparison, a fraction of these offensively obese games.
The worst of them all? X-Plane 9. A full install will cost you a gargantuan 70 gigs of hard drive space. That's crazy!
In terms of size, which game installs do you find most frustrating?
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