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Budget Game List for 2020

Budget Game List for 2020

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     It’s that time of the year, yes, it’s time we make lists! Our first video game list for the year 2021 is a budget game list. We decided to kick this year with games that most of us gamers can play and enjoy. It was a lot of fun for all of us.

     We played for hours, some of which were our favorite games, some we found just for this list, and all of the games we are listing just wowed us. In our Budget Game List for 2021, you are going to find (some) games that have cross-platform capabilities, are definitely easy on the processors and GPUs and as the name suggests, easy on the pocket as well.

Without further ado, let’s dig in and find the perfect game most suitable for you!

 

Among Us

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     Crewmates, imposters, sabotages and conflicts, this game has them all. You either get to be a crewmate or an imposter; each has its own fun and thrill. As a crewmate, you get to work like in a real-life mission. From fixing the wiring to maintenance and refueling as a crewmate, it is your responsibility to keep things in shape and find those pesky imposters.

     As an imposter, you get to be sneaky and deceiving. You work like the crewmates but instead of fixing things, you sabotage them and kill the crewmates as well. As a crewmate you either win by voting out the imposters or by completing your tasks. As an imposter, you win by killing all crewmates or when the number of crewmates become equal to the number of imposters.

     Chop chop, get to work and open those spy and detective eyes of yours. Find imposters, complete tasks and keep winning. The Among Us game is available cross-platform. The cross-platform availability of this multiplayer online game is one of the many reasons for this game’s success.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

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     This game is mayhem of jellybean like cartoon characters. It starts with characters running and ends with running, tumbling, squishing and falling characters. This is a 60 player online multiplayer game, that has a lot of players running towards the finish line. You must have guessed when I say running, I mean tumbling, falling, getting hit in the stomach and back and falling from platforms. The background music, well, it too, kind of mocks you in a funny way.

     Based on the TV shows Takeshi’s Castle and Total Wipeout, you get to clear obstacles. You need to be active all the time and time your jumps and other actions perfectly, a moment late and you might get hit by a giant rod or roll down from the obstacle.

     It is based on elimination, keep clearing the obstacles and you will keep moving up. Some of the better performing players will keep getting to the next levels while the rest will get eliminated. 

If you’re wanting to scratch this one off of your list be sure to grab it here.

 

Genshin Impact

Young woman talking to an old woman

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     This role-playing game is unique. You can switch between four different characters, each having their own unique fun filled capabilities. This game is definitely a lot of fun!

     Based on a fantasy world, Genshin Impact is an action-based game that isn’t unlike any other common action games, Genshin Impact is not restricted to a battleground, rather it has open-world freedom that means the player can move around here and there without any restrictions and perform different actions like running, climbing, flying and much more. You probably noticed that it got a lot of reviews with people comparing it to Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild.

     The more quests you complete and advance in the game, you will be able to unlock other characters with different skills. Players can enhance their strength, skills, stamina through increasing their characters level. Moreover, the player can perform several tasks for rewards, which includes new weapons, an increase in stamina and much more.

     All characters in the game possess two types of strengths, the elemental skill and the elemental burst. Some of the characters possess unique skills such as teleportation, freezing water and much more; however, these skills and/or actions draw stamina/energy out of the character.

     To regain energy and strength, players can have meals by hunting or eating fruits and vegetables. These skills and features add up to the fun of game. A player can buy new characters, weapons, and meals through in-app purchases as well for those interested!

 

Stardew Valley

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     You have inherited a house from your grandparents and it’s time to get to work. An award-winning farming simulation role-playing video game wherein the player is assigned a plot and a small house in a small town. Initially, during the gameplay, the player has to set up his game character. As the game begins, the plot is uninhabited and is filled up with rocks, stumps, bushes that are required to be cleaned up so that it can become cultivatable. You have to work to survive.

     The player has to go step-by-step, complete different tasks and quests that in turn result in earning money which can be used to buy different stuff. The game features four seasons so that the player can cultivate crops according to the season and make revenue out of it. Moreover, the player can also build greenhouses so that non-seasonal crops can be cultivated to generate more revenue.

     As you earn more, you can expand the area, and buildings so that you can have more space for your farm and livestock. You can also take your character out for fishing, do some cooking, spend some time crafting and many other exciting activities. The game has NPC’s in the neighborhood with whom the player can interact, make and keep relationships that may include tying a knot, getting married, and having kids that will give you a hand on the farm.

     Stardew Valley also features multiple player mode that allows you to play through a local area network as well as online with up to three players. Stardew Valley is widely available on almost all platforms including Windows, Xbox, Mac OS, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Linux, iOS, and android. It even features the import data option that allows the player to import progress from one platform to another so that the player does not lose progress made in the game. Nifty eh?

 

An Alternative to enjoy Budget Games- Using a PS Plus or Xbox Game Pass

     The competition between the two gaming consoles giants PlayStation and Xbox has moved way beyond just the consoles. Both PS and Xbox have now moved towards subscription-based service models. PlayStation has The PlayStation Plus while Xbox has The Xbox Game Pass. Both of these online subscriptions offer a variety of benefits including access to the latest titles, free games, online gaming, discount offers and much more.

PlayStation Plus has a lot to offer to the users that includes two free titles every month, up to 100 GB cloud storage, exclusive discount on games and other add-ons for members. Most games offer online multiplayer gameplay, access to exclusive content and much more.

     On the other hand, the Xbox Game Pass offers a variety of exclusive discounts on the digital titles/ games, free in-game add-ons, Electronic Arts Play Membership, most importantly over 100 games in HD quality not just for the console but also for PC and android, access to new releases on day one and much more.

     So, in short by spending a few bucks, you get access to hundreds of dollars’ worth of games!

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