With video games being quite the big investment, you may be wondering how you can get the most out of them. Instead of putting that video game on the shelf forever once you finish it, consider these ways to get more value from them.

Try For A Speed Run

Do you think you have mastered your video game? Think again. A popular video game challenge to try with any game is the speed run. It is when you try to beat a game as fast as possible, often ignoring all of the side quests and collectables to just finish the main game. If you go on YouTube and search for speed runs, you can see how quickly others are able to beat the games you may have stopped playing a long time ago. Give it a try, and see if you can beat the times you see online.

Go For 100%

You could also go in the opposite direction by trying to do everything there is to do in a video game. Many games these days are filled with side quests and collectables that are not necessary to beat the main game but will be time-consuming to do them all. It will involve searching every nook and cranny to do everything there is to do in the game, but you'll get some extra mileage out of a game that you otherwise have stopped playing. Going for a 100% save file can often add hours of additional gameplay and let you explore parts of the game that you otherwise would not have seen.

Trade With A Friend

Do you and your friends both have video games that the other has been looking to play? Try to work out a trade with them where you swap video games that the other person doesn't have. It is a great and inexpensive way to get around to those games you really want to play without spending the big bucks on a new copy.

Trade In Your Old Games

There will come a point where you have games that you simply do not want to play anymore. Now may be the time to consider selling your games so that you can put the money towards a new one. If these games were just going to sit on your shelf indefinitely collecting dust, you might as well make some money on them and get something you want to play.

A local video game shop can assist you with selling your old video games.