Cheap Steam Games You Can Play
1. The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth
The Binding Of Isaac is a wonderful game. It has a lot of content, and every time you play it, you find something new. The game is extremely difficult, so be wary when starting out in this game. It borrows some cues from The Legend Of Zelda, like the boss fights and the items. It also has some easter eggs in it.
The game has randomized content, with collectible hearts, items, and dungeons like many other games, but adds some twists of its own. As you play as a child to fend off monsters, the main attack you have is your tear projectiles, which are affected by your momentum and velocity. The game might be played out in a fun manner, but the gameplay is still pretty amazing for just a fun game.
2. Papers, Please
Papers, Please takes a simple and mundane task and turns it into an interesting game. In this game, you look for a glimmer of hope. You play as an immigrant official handling the border between Kolechia and Arstotzka making sure no harm reaches Arstotzka. While manning the border, you will face many suicide bombers, parasites, and other criminals all wanting to take down Arstotzka.
You play detective; scanning through numerous passports, looking for mismatched details such as dates or passes. The game is much more than simply approving or denying entry to people, because in the story mode morals come into play. With the power you have been given, it is up to you to make decisions such as separating married couples if their paperwork does not match. It is up to you to make Arstotzka great, and this game’s little details make it an amazing journey.
3. Invisible Inc
Invisible Inc is an objective based game with elements from the sci-fi genre. It combines sci-fi with heists and lets you make important decisions. The game is fast paced with several enemies and different agents which are all important, and possess different skills which play an important part in the missions.
As soon as you start a heist, a clock starts which contributes to the pace and adds pressure on you. You need to get in, find the object, and then get out. Easier said than done, as you do not know where the object lies or the exit. So, you need to explore and use your skills adequately to get in and out as soon as possible. The longer you take, the more enemies arrive. The game is played in turns, and there are a lot of guns and puzzles to make it more interesting. A fun game to play, especially if you love heists.
Undertale is an amazing game tied into the RPG genre. The game is astounding with its story and how it is played out. The story ties in beautifully with the entire gameplay and surprises in every turn. The game starts with a human who falls in an underground world which is a prison for monsters and now must escape back to the surface. But this is where the story comes into play. If you were to kill a monster, and then restart the game, the storyline will change where you will see the monster dying and the dialogues will reflect this incident.
The gameplay in the starting is comparatively less amazing with bad puns and simple puzzles, but as the game progresses, the gameplay gets so much better. Every monster you will face will have a unique personality expressed through combat and even by non-combat means. Each and everything you do in this game matters, even if you soft reset the game. And this makes the game unique and a must play.
5. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is something different when compared to other games on this list. It is comparatively tame and mundane, as you run a farm. Yep, just a plain old farm with plants, where you develop the buildings, plant seeds, meet your neighbors and even start a family. You can buy seeds, and if you get a wrong one you can reset. Seems pretty boring, right? Wrong. As this game entertains just by being this simple.
As you progress with your farm you will realize that all of the things you do are intertwined. It may be slow at the start but once you get past the first season, you will be able to explore the world. Things like fishing and mining can be done, and even investing in livestock. Some RPG elements are present too, as you do crucial side tasks, and slowly the game turns into something far more interesting. Stardew Valley is a combination of simple tasks but only by playing, you can understand the fun behind the simplicity
Terraria is a giant 2D sandbox game, which borrows a lot from Minecraft. Like Minecraft, you are to build. And you can build to your heart’s content. You start off with a sprite you can customize, and once it’s done, you are dropped in this amazing 2D world. There is no tutorial or anything, just a guide which spews out random pieces of advice. This vagueness encourages you to explore and find out more about the world. Despite not having any proper story or gameplay, the game is addictive and entertaining. There are monsters, magic, and a world where you can destroy and/or build anything.
Initially, your tools are limited, but with time, you get better tools. Apart from the building aspect, there are NPCs which you can lure by building villages through the village deployment feature. You can buy stuff from these support characters or heal yourself after a fight with a monster. The game gives you entertainment and an all new world to create for yourself.
Divekick is a 2D fighting game similar to King Of Fighters and Street Fighter but, it boils down the gameplay into only two maneuvers: diving and kicking. Now, that’s not the only thing you can do, as the game takes these two maneuvers and uses them to make complex moves. You will be able to dodge, feint, and fake out your opponent with ease. The game consists of 13 playable characters, each with their own special ability and kicks. The gameplay is quick and the opponent will keep you on your toes. The gameplay also consists of hilarious jokes along with the fighting. Divekick can also be played online, which makes the fighting far more competitive, though it lacks a good single player battle only mode.
8. Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D style game with simple game mechanics and psychedelic sounds and visuals. The game is well-thought and has subtle touches which make it extremely appealing. The game’s plot is more intense than the art portrays. It covers extinction, time travel, genocide, and symbolism.
This game combines the normal RPG genre with modern sci-fi. The hero wields a sword, but he also has an arsenal of blasters and other arms and ammo. The game also has a host of different temples, and every one of these temples borrows something from sci-fi; such as lasers as traps. The game is extremely fun to play and provides a lot of content to the players.
9. Portal 2
Portal 2 is a sci-fi puzzle game with an amazing setting. The game is set in different scenarios with destruction and chaos in the background. In this game, you are given a gun which can make portals through walls or anything. The catch is that you can only enter through the blue portal and exit through orange. Not vice versa. This makes the game far more difficult, and although blasting open portals is fun, the puzzles will make you real mad when you won’t be able to solve them. The different puzzles will have you manipulate lasers and other objects to proceed. Many stages are so hard that it seems it is impossible to advance any further. The game has an amazing story with various plot twists, which goes well with the puzzles.
Limbo is an amazing platform game. It has beautiful graphics with a black and white theme which gives the game a dark and thrilling ambiance. The game’s story has you play through a variety of puzzles as the main character sets on to find his sister. The scenes range from industries to forests, with forbidden caves and underground caverns thrown in for good measure. In limbo, every single thing is out to kill you, and you must you morbid and out of the box solutions to pass every obstacle. For example, one puzzle has you drag a corpse on the water to use as a bridge. Electrical wires, metal gates, and much more things stand in your way. Each stage must be done precisely or the boy will die. The game is extremely addicting, and you will be hooked once you try it.
11. ShellShock Live
Shellshock live is a strategic tank battle game, which borrows heavily from pocket tanks but adds on to it. In this game, you have a tank and the goal is to destroy all other tanks. This game is best played online, as destroying real people is more fun than beating AI. The game offers you hundreds of weapons from the get-go, but they are not powerful from the start. You level up your weapons as you level up yourself. The game’s controls are simple. You move left and right, and so does your turret. To fire, you choose the amount of power ala Angry Birds, and then fire. Surviving tank wins. The game also has an offline mode but is not as good as the online mode.
12. Life is Strange: Episode 1
Life is Strange follows the story of Max Caulfield who is portrayed as a shy and an introvert girl, with typical teenager attributes such as personal problems and crushes. One thing which makes her different is that she can rewind time. But only for 5 minutes. Throughout the game, you get to know Max more and ore, as she reveals herself by the choices you make. Each choice you make will lead to a future, and if you’re not fine with it, you can undo it and go back to the past. This makes the game a choice based one, with a twist of time. The game has a touching story with good characters, but the dialogue has room for improvements.
13. Hotline Miami
Hotline Miami is a crazy off the bat game in which there are no rules. You can kill, steal, shoot, betray, anything you want. In fact, the game wants you to do all of this, and much more. You play as a guy on an acid trip doing random acts of violence recklessly. There are several missions and each one is more fun than the previous, with increasingly more gore. You die with one punch, bullet, or any hit. But this makes the game so fun. The game wants you to repeat the mindless kill streak. Die. Repeat. This sort of gameplay makes Hotline Miami frustrating, but in a good way as you will get hooked.
14. Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon is an extremely fun and unique Arcade Shooter. It has cartoonish graphics, with numerous pop culture references. In this game, you play as a bullet, facing off against other bullets. This may sound absurd, but the shooting aspect of this game is excellent. The aim is precise, and the shooting is not that hard. From level one, you are bombarded with bullets, and it gets increasingly difficult as you pass each level. The game consists of various dungeons, with fun and engaging bosses.
15. The Fall
The Fall is an action platformer, where you explore a dense Alien world. You play as ARID – which is an artificial intelligence tied in with a pilot suit. This is a unique take on AI as you play as the artificial intelligent being rather than a human. The gameplay is great as well. There are various puzzles and stages which are accompanied by a great story which helps in unifying the gameplay. The game is more about exploration than fighting, while there are some enemies present. ARID also interacts with other objects and tries everything to keep the pilot alive.
Some Great Cheap Steam Games To Play
If you are not interested in all those $60 games out there then the above-mentioned games are perfect for you because they offer the best bang for your buck. Most of these games are also further discounted regularly on Steam, so you should keep a close eye on any sales and discounts available on standalone games or bundles. If you think there are other cheap Steam games worth mentioning then feel free to add them in the comments section below.