PlayStation Store sale: 8 great PS4 games under $20

The PlayStation Store already has plenty of games on sale, but on Tuesday Sony graciously (read: opportunistically) added a bunch more. It includes the newest Call of Duty, as well as a few acclaimed games you may have missed from over the years. The best part is that they’re all under $20. 

The sale begins Wednesday and lasts two weeks, until May 13. You can see the full list here. It includes a lot of fluff, as well as some DLC packs. To save you sifting through it all, below are our picks for best games under $20. 


If you’ve downloaded the free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone, you may be thirsting for more. If you missed last year’s Modern Warfare, the most recent game in the franchise, you can now buy it for $19.79. For that you’ll get a fun campaign that you can smash through over a weekend, and the deep (but tougher than usual) online mutliplayer mode the Call of Duty is known for. 


By now, you know what Assassin’s Creed is all about: An ancient society (Egypt, in this case), rubbing shoulders with (that is, committing crimes to and/or for) historical figures and exploring the old world. 

Assassin’s Creed Origins is almost three years old by now, but it’s also a huge game you can sink dozens and dozens (and dozens) of hours into. For $15, that’s not a bad deal.

Motion Twin

From the AAA to indie darling. Dead Cells is a metroidvania style game — it gives you a mission, places you on a sprawling 2D map and expects you to just figure it out. Death is the beginning in this game, respawning you right back at the start, with new weapons, but a completely new map. 

Dead Cells won a bunch of awards upon its 2018 release, and got a 9/10 from Gamespot, our sister site. It’s totally worth $16. 


It’s stressful times. Maybe you don’t want a complex game or a virtual world to get lost in. Maybe you just want to blow stuff up. If that sounds right, Far Cry 5 is for you.

The 2018 video game takes place in a fictional region of Montana, and is clearly inspired by some real-world politics. But don’t let that stop you: It’s certainly mostly still about giving you a huge sandbox in which to explore, do spectacular missions and, as previously mentioned, blow stuff up. 

Warner Bros.

Or perhaps you want some more structured chaos. Hitman 2 is the sequel to 2016’s Hitman, which was a revitalization of a PlayStation 2-era series. You’re given a target and, using your creativity, stealthily take them out. A classic formula, and it’s still a thrill. 

Square Enix

Here’s another comeback story. After an average decade in the ’00s, Lara Croft is once again the star of an exceptional action game series. It began with 2013’s Tomb Raider, and was cemented by 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider. Don’t count ol’ Lara out if you were displeased with the PS2/PS3 era of Tomb Raider games; this is one worth playing. 

Team 17

If you live with family or friends, this is an easy win. Overcooked is a fantastic game about teamwork. In it, you coordinate cooking and cleaning, all while avoiding kitchen hazards. Occupational health and safety, people, it’s important. 

It sounds simple — and it is — but it’s also plenty of fun. 

PUBG Mobile

Fortnite may have exceeded it as the hottest battle royale, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is still top-notch. It’s you, in an open map, against 99 other players. Last person standing wins. 

You can play it on your phone for free, but it’s not really the same thing. And at 50% off, now’s as good a time as ever to try and get yourself some chicken dinner. 


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