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Gaming is much cheaper than it used to be, with games deprecating in price even after a few months on the shelves.
Following our popular feature on the 10 best Xbox One games under $20, here’s an equivalent list for those of you who may have recently purchased a PS4 and are looking to play catchup on all the great games released over the past 3 years, or for those of you who might be looking for a gem that you’ve overlooked having owned the console for a while.
So here are the best PS4 games available for under $20:
10: Batman: Arkham Knight
The final game in the Arkham trilogy, Arkham Knight released to critical acclaim (at least the console version did… stay away from the PC version!). The game gives players a huge Gotham to explore, and allows you to utilise the Batmobile for the first time in epic tank battles.
A fitting end to the Arkham series, it’s available here from Amazon.
9: The Last of Us Remastered
Arguably the best game on the PS3, the Last of Us was nevertheless released in the twilight of the console’s lifespan, and pushed the hardware to the max. It made sense then to bring it to the pS4, with better graphics and an all-round smoother package.
If you haven’t played Joel and Ellie’s adventure yet, this is the best way to do it.
8: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
The game prior to this, Assassin’s Creed Unity, was Ubisoft’s first attempt at an Assassin’s Creed game of this generation, and frankly – it was poor. The game was riddled with bugs, the story was boring, and the whole thing was just a disappointment.
Thankfully, they got their game together with the follow-up, and Syndicate is everything Unity should have been. London has never been rendered better in a game, and if you;’re a fan of any of the previous entires it’s a must-play.
7: J-Stars Victory VS +
Probably the quirkiest game on the list, this is however an essential for any anime or manga fans.
It’s a 3D fighter featuring characters form all the main anime series, including Dragonball Z, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach.
If you fancy something a bit different, the game can be picked up from Amazon here.
6: God of War 3 Remastered
This game already looked phenomenal on the PS3 when it was released, and is comfortably the best God of War game.
The remaster makes a gorgeous game all-the-more gorgeous – if you fancy slaying the Gods in silky smooth 60fps super-violent gameplay, it’s available here from Amazon.
5: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Another game that released in the twilight of the previous generation, there’s no doubt that the current gen is where Lara Croft’s best adventure belongs.
It’s one of the best looking games of the generation so far, and is available here from Amazon.
4: Dragon Age Inquisition
Bioware’s sprawling fantasy epic is the best in the series – if you’re a fan of open world fantasy RPG’s then Inquisition should be experienced.
Click here to see the price on Amazon at the moment.
Worthwhile single-player FPS experiences are a dying breed, but thankfully Wolfenstein came out of nowhere, defying all expectations to become one of the best examples of how atmosphere and narrative combined with solid gunplay can still provide a relevant single player experience today.
The game is available here on Amazon.
2: Shadow of Mordor
A real personal favourite, Shadow of Mordor’s unique Nemesis system – where the enemies evolve around you base don your experience with them – was revolutionary at the time and still hasn’t been bettered.
If you think you’d enjoy Arkham-style fighting combined with Assassin’s Creed movement and a large open world set in Tolkein’s Middle Earth, then this is a no-brainer from Amazon for the Game of the Year edition.
In my opinion this is the best value bargain on the list. Bloodborne, the spiritual spin-off of the Dark Souls franchise, brings a fantastically atmospheric challenge to the PS4.
Not for the faint of heart, Bloodborne is a brutal but rewarding challenge and is available here on Amazon.
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