10 cheap games that give you a great bang for your buck

No, we’re not talking about Big Buck Hunter.

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Keeping up with the latest games can be expensive. Gaming site Solitaired recently scoured the 25 most popular games on HowLongToBeat to find which take the longest to 100 percent complete with the lowest price.



Is it the best way to choose your next game? Probably not! But if you’re looking for a new game to keep you occupied without breaking the bank, here are your best bets.

10. Elden Ring

$59.99/126 hours

Despite being the most expensive game here, the enormous scope of Elden Ring still gets you a lot of game for your money. And if you end up getting stuck for days on Malenia? Consider that a free bonus.

9. Portal 2

$9.99/21 hours

The shortest game on this list, Portal 2’s low price still makes it a great value. On top of its unforgettable story, its two-player co-op mode can keep you playing long after the campaign.

8. Hades

$24.99/95.5 hours

Hades was the game of 2020, dominating conversations for good reason. It fits a compelling story to its roguelike structure and never seems to get old, no matter how long you play.

Supergiant Games
7. Horizon Zero Dawn

$19.99/76.5 hours

Even after its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, Horizon Zero Dawn is worth playing. Its sprawling story takes you all over a huge, beautiful world, and there’s plenty of fun to be found in optional challenges after that.

Guerilla Games
6. Hollow Knight

$14.99/59.5 hours

You need something to make the wait for Silksong easier, right? Hollow Knight is an incredible Metroidvania platformer with tough combat and a memorable world. After 60 hours, you’ll probably want to play through it again.

Team Cherry
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

$39.99/172 hours

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best RPGs ever, and its DLC is just as good. Even if you don’t spend the time to reach 100 percent, it has a massive story that could take you weeks to finish.

CD Projekt Red
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

$39.99/189 hours

Nintendo’s eShop still sells Breath of the Wild for $59.99, but at retail, it’s dropped $20. Whatever the price, BOTW is one of the best games ever and could easily fill more than the 189 hours listed.

3. Grand Theft Auto V

$14.99/79 hours

GTA V is technically $29.99, but it’s on sale for half off more often than not. Along with its massive, distraction-filled campaign, it includes Grand Theft Auto Online which you can play pretty much forever.

Rockstar Games
2. Red Dead Redemption 2

$29.99/172 hours

Like GTA V, you can find RDR2 for half price just about every major storefront has a sale. At full price, this cowboy epic would sit just outside the top 10. On sale, it’s one of the best values for your money.

Rockstar Games
1. Stardew Valley

$14.99/152 hours

There’s nothing like a farming game to devour your free time. Stardew Valley stands out in this popular genre for nailing everything from relationship mechanics to fishing, plus plenty of seasonal events.


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