Let's face it, the economy is in the crapper. You don't have $60 to spend on a new video game. And, why would you when there are so many great games out there for bargain prices?
I have assembled a list of five games which will give you hours and hours of gaming pleasure, for around $20 each.
This prep school sandbox game has the mechanics and production quality of a Grand Theft Auto (both are made by Rockstar Games) but without the bloody violence. Instead, you get an engaging story with memorable characters.
In it you play as Jimmy, a troubled kid who gets sent to prep school. Your goal is to rise through the ranks of the social hierarchy, attending classes, kissing girls, and using your slingshot on the football team. Bonus: You can steal lunch money.
This quirky game plays like a movie, and it is engrossing. You play as several different characters, all trying to figure out a mysterious murder. For those of your who don't believe in the story-telling/cinematic aspect of videogames, this game will school you. Plus, for only $13.58, it's basically the price of a movie ticket.
Okami is frequently on "games you missed" lists, and for good reason. Its unique gameplay, structured around using a paintbrush, combined with its beautiful artwork and Japanese mythology, make this game a must-play. Of course, it'll take you about 936 hours to complete...okay, more like 70 to 80...which is great when you don't have a job, any money, and nowhere to go.
If ever there was a game that can simply take you away to a different place and put you into a state of peace and calm, this is it. And, that's all I have to say about that.
Two great games on the same disc for one low price. Does life get any better?
If you have yet to experience any of the "LEGO" games you don't know what you're missing. The "LEGO Star Wars" games are my favorite of the "LEGO" games thus far (others in the series include LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Batman) and it doesn't matter if you're 8, 31, or 62...you'll love them.