Questions about different versions of multi-platform games or differences between editions (e.g. normal vs. special editions or Japanese vs. English localizations).

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How does Plants vs. Zombies differ from platform to platform?

Plants vs. Zombies is available for PC, iPad, and iPhone so far as I know. I'd like to help answer Plants vs. Zombies questions, but my knowledge is based on the PC version. So... What platforms are ...
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How do the 3DS and N64 Ocarina of Time releases compare in content?

Does the 3DS version of Ocarina of Time have more or less content than the original Nintendo 64 version?
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What's improved in Starcraft 2?

What's actually improved in Starcraft 2 compared with the original? Except graphics and marketing.
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Does a website exist that compares the versions of the same game on different platforms? [closed]

Since I own all the current-generation consoles as well as a gaming PC, whenever I decide to buy a new game, I tend to end up having to do a decent amount of searching to see if there are any ...
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Differences between PC, console and mobile versions of Terraria?

I love the game Terraria for PC and played it for ages. Now I saw Terraria on the PS3-Store and gave it a shot. After some wandering around I saw something like a snow/ice-biome and realised later on, ...
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What are the differences between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Counter Strike: Source?

As Counter Strike: Source is also a graphics improved version of original CS. But what are new features in Global Offensive and how they differs from Counter Strike: Source?
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Why can't I export Rock Band 1 songs to use in Rock Band 3?

I am trying to export Rock Band 1 songs for my PS3 so I can reuse most of the songs in Rock Band 3. I read that the method to do this is installing the update for Rock Band to enable the option ...
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Are there benefits to buying the box version versus the Steam version of Civilization 5?

Is there any benefit to buying the box version of Civlization 5 on Steam versus the box, or vice versa?
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What is the difference between borderlands and borderlands GOTY edition?

I want to buy a Borderlands game but what is the difference between the normal and GOTY editions? I see the normal price for just the game is $20 and the GOTY edition is $30.
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Differences between the Gamecube and the Wii version of Twilight Princess

What are the differences between the Gamecube and the Wii version of Twilight Princess? Are they just the same game, only with another control scheme (Controller for Gamecube, Wiimote for Wii), or are ...
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Is the 3DS version of “Link's Awakening” identical to the original?

I've heard numerous interviews with Miyamoto stating that he'd love to see Link to the Past on the 3DS with 3D. As well it's my understanding that a few games on the 3DS Virtual Console (Excitebike?) ...
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Are there significant differences between the Xbox and Wii versions of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars?

Apart from the price :) and the quality of the graphics are there any significant differences between the versions of the game on the different consoles. Having access to both a 360 and Wii I could ...
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What are the differences between the 4GB and the 250 GB versions of the Xbox 360?

Enticed by the Kinect, this will be the family's first step into a dedicated console so we aren't hardcore gamers. My current understanding is the 250 GB of the Xbox 360 version is for quicker ...
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What are the differences between Super Mario 64 (N64) and Super Mario 64 DS?

What are the differences between Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS? Are they just the same game or are there any significant differences?
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What is the difference between Half Life: Source and the new Black Mesa?

With the recent release of Black Mesa everyone seems to be very excited, but what are the main differences between Black Mesa and Half Life: Source?
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What is the difference between Spelunky and Spelunky HD?

What is the difference between two versions of the game? Are there any gameplay changed, or the graphics update is the only thing?
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Differences between Dungeon Defenders and Eternity

Dungeon Defenders Eternity was announced on Steam offering the following description of what is new from the original game (italics mine): New Missions - Play the best maps from the first game, ...
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How many versions of “Ico” are there?

As seen on this question about Ico, there are different versions of this game with slightly different puzzles in some rooms. Many walkthroughs and youtube videos published show different solutions for ...
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Myst: Masterpiece Edition VS realMyst

Hi guys since this weekend I can get those games with a discount (only 3 bucks each!) I'm going to buy one of them. Now, I'm new to the Myst saga. What significant differences are there between ...
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What are the differences between Carmageddon and the free promotional version?

When Carmageddon was released on android, there was a 'free' promotional version released at the same time for one day only - I am not talking about 'Carma Free' which is obviously a demo of some ...
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What is the difference between “Final Fantasy Tactics” and “FFT: War of the Lions”?

First, see here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics) ...and here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics - War of the Lions) I don't have a Sony system, but I do own an iPhone. From the App Store, I have downloaded ...
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What is added/changed in Ocarina of Time Master Quest?

What are the differences between The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest?
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Final fantasy 6 Snes / Playstation

I've never really played Final Fantasy VI. I've tried a few times, but never cleared it entirely. I'm a big RPG fan, and I want to make sure I get the best out of my first playthrough. I've just ...
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Nintendo (SNES, N64, etc.) Cartridge Revisions

I've got two copies of a couple of Nintendo games (Super Mario World for the SNES and Super Mario 64 for the N64). I want to sell the extra copy of each, but I don't know which one to keep since they ...
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Differences between Wind Waker and Wind Waker HD

I just bought The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and since I already know the original, I've been thinking about following a walkthrough in order to find out about all the amazing secrets hidden ...
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Difference between “Batman: Arkham Asylum” on PS3 and XBox 360

What differences are there between "Batman: Arkham Asylum" on PS3 and XBox 360?
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What are all the differences between Mother 2 (JP) and EarthBound (US)?

From reading this post I found that what appears to be a significant amount of content was changed when Mother 2 was localized as EarthBound for Western audiences. The article focuses on (possible) ...
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Do different versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution differ visually or mechanically? How so?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows-based computers via Steam. How do these versions differ? Obviously the 360 version has achievements, while the PS3 version has ...
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Is there a functional difference between the console and PC versions of the LEGO games?

I'm wondering if there are any different play areas (added or missing) between the PC editions of the LEGO games (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, etc) and their console equivalents. I'm also ...
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Borderlands 2 executable details version isn't correct

I play Borderlands 2 with some coworkers some of whom have the Mac version of Borderlands 2 and other have the PC version (myself included). Because the Mac version is distributed by a different ...
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Lost Planet 2: Camera in splitscreen too small

On the XBox 360 version of Lost Planet 2, each screen in splitscreen co-op mode only takes up a quarter of the screen, with the other quarter being taken up by each player's minimap. Is there any way ...
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How do I choose between the console and PC versions of a game? [closed]

How do the versions for PC, PS3 and XBox of modern games (like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Need for Speed, etc.) compare to each other? Is a version for a given platform normally better than the ...
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Differences between Mario Bros for the NES and 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros?

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Nintendo has released a couple of Wii bundles that include some sort of variant of Mario Bros: 25th Anniversary SUPER MARIO BROS is pre-installed, the ...
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Do “Nintendo Selects” (aka “Player’s Choice”) versions have any content differences?

I know that the label Nintendo Selects / Player’s Choice is applied to games that have sold more than one million copies and are sold for less, but do they ever have content differences such as more ...
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Is Waking Mars for Android the whole game?

I'd like to try Waking Mars and noticed that the Android version is half the price of the Linux/Windows/Mac version. Is there a difference between them? Is the game fully playable on Android, e.g. on ...
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Are there significant differences between the platform versions of Mass Effect 3?

Are there any significant gameplay differences between the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 3, or is the game/DLC all the same in all practical terms? I don't mean things like button ...
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What is the difference between Breath of Fire III for the PSX and for the PSP (or PSPGo)?

I am aware that some games (like the early Final Fantasy titles, Disgaea) which are on PSP (more appropriately, PSN) are later versions with a small amount of extra content. Normally it is fairly ...
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Is the DS version of Four Swords, different than the GBA version?

In this edition of Four Swords, is it different than the GBA version? Or is it the same?
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Are there differences between the original and the one from the PSN Store?

I have the original Metal Gear Solid game for the PS1 (which was my brother's). However, I'm missing the first disc of the game, so I'm stuck with the second disc which I can't really start off with. ...
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'The Walking Dead' on iOS vs Console Editions

What are the differences between iOS and PS3 versions of The Walking Dead? How do they compare, especially graphically? Is the iOS version missing anything from the big screen version? I would ...
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Is there a spec difference between the PS3 slim models?

Is there any difference between, for example, a 160GB model and a 320GB model aside from the HDD size? Does any model have newer, more powerful components? Wikipedia suggests that there isn't a ...
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Are there any issues if I bought a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India?

Will there be any issues if I buy a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India? Issues like ports or game campatibility, etc.
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What are the differences between the console version and PC release?

This article on PC Gamers' website contains an interview with the lead designer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, who speaks about there being differences such as higher resolution textures and a new user ...
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What Are the Original X-box Hardware Revisions?

I am looking into buying a used (original) X-Box. However I am aware that there have been several different hardware versions and am trying to find information on the specific differences and advice ...
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Is the German (DE) version of Dishonored low-violence / censored?

I just got a copy of Dishonored (DE) on Steam. The German (DE) version of Dishonored can be unlocked from any country; however, is it any different from the version bought in other countries? For ...
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What are the differences between GC and PS2 port of Viewtiful Joe?

I'm not able to find sufficient information about what the differences are between the PS2 port and the original GC version of Viewtiful Joe. Can anyone give me a complete account of what has been ...
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Any difference between Alan Wake's PC and Xbox 360 versions?

I've played and finished Alan Wake on Xbox 360 a long time ago, and the PC version of the game has been recently released. Is there any difference between the two?
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Is Assassin’s Creed in the Ultimate Collection the Director’s Cut?

I am considering buying a copy of the Assassin’s Creed Ultimate Collection but am having trouble determining if the copy of AC1 in it is the Director’s Cut or not. (If not, is there an update or ...
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What is the difference between Dark Souls on Steam and Games for Windows Live?

What is the difference between Steam and Games for Windows Live versions of Dark Souls? I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that Steam version is also connected with GFWL. I'm asking because my ...
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Final Fantasy IV DS and PSP difficulty differences

I've read that the DS version of Final Fantasy IV is significantly more difficult than the newer PSP version. Why is this so? (I haven't played either game, and I have no experience with any ...