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2 years ago#1
For instance I already have a copy of Halo 3. But my 360 is very old and I'm trying to save the disc drive from wear and tear. Things run a lot smoother from the Hard Drive, I don't want to inhibit my ability to score achievements either. If I downloaded a free game that I already own on-disc such as Halo 3. Would that compromise current achievements or any future achievements I might want to collect on this specific game?

Btw I normally install 360 disc games on the HDD but not in Halo 3's case. Microsoft warns that installing the game may make it run slower. The other thing that worries me ever so slightly is my disc is beginning to skip a little. Time for download?
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2 years ago#2
No, it won't affect a thing. I got rid of Halo 3 in 2008 but just downloaded it for free. Feels like a new game again.
2 years ago#3
Nope. Digital Download cheevos and physical cheevos for the same game are the same.
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2 years ago#4
sakkidatta 13 posted...
No, it won't affect a thing. I got rid of Halo 3 in 2008 but just downloaded it for free. Feels like a new game again.

SunDevil77 posted...
Nope. Digital Download cheevos and physical cheevos for the same game are the same.

Very well, begin downloading now thank you guys.
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2 years ago#5
The only time it matters is when they are actually two different games, such as with Arkham Asylum (original retail and GoD versions) vs. Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, which are considered two separate games, with separate achievement lists.
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2 years ago#6
What they said. I rented the Assassin's Creed 2 disc ages ago, then continued the same gamesave when it was free to download.
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2 years ago#7
Super Creatures posted...
The only time it matters is when they are actually two different games, such as with Arkham Asylum (original retail and GoD versions) vs. Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, which are considered two separate games, with separate achievement lists.


like Lost Planet and Colonies Edition
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2 years ago#8
I just learned something new today about normal and GOTY editions. Sweet!
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2 years ago#9
sonicteam2k1 posted...
Super Creatures posted...
The only time it matters is when they are actually two different games, such as with Arkham Asylum (original retail and GoD versions) vs. Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, which are considered two separate games, with separate achievement lists.


like Lost Planet and Colonies Edition


Not sure how correct that is.
I had played Naughty Bear reg disc before, and recently loaded up the gold edition (or whatever) disc, and it treats them as one and the same.
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2 years ago#10
ohollywoodo posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
Super Creatures posted...
The only time it matters is when they are actually two different games, such as with Arkham Asylum (original retail and GoD versions) vs. Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, which are considered two separate games, with separate achievement lists.


like Lost Planet and Colonies Edition


Not sure how correct that is.
I had played Naughty Bear reg disc before, and recently loaded up the gold edition (or whatever) disc, and it treats them as one and the same.


I know how correct is is because I've owned both lost planet games. check my GT Toph Bei Fong. They're listed as different games.

Can't comment on naughty bear because I have never played them.
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