20 Awesome Games on Sale if You’re Out of Work (or Just on a Budget)
With hundreds of thousands of people already out of work thanks to the social and economical effects of COVID-19, many of us are finding ourselves putzing around the house and looking to our video games for solace and entertainment. Whether you’re unemployed or just simply on a budget, you’re probably here because you have the same video game purchasing addiction that I do, and you need a more affordable fix. Keep calm and scroll on, because here are some killer deals for great games under $15 that you can snag today.
Final Fantasy VII – $7.99
If you’re a fan of Final Fantasy or a stranger who’s always been curious about the JRPG franchise, there’s no better time than the present to jump in. Some of the greatest and most iconic Final Fantasy games to ever release are on sale right now for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and each have their own discounted selections of DLCs and add-ons to go with them. Whether you’re an Xbox gamer or a Nintendo nut, you can grab Final Fantasy VII for $7.99, Final Fantasy VIII for $11.99, and Final Fantasy IX for $10.49.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition – $4.49
If there’s one deal on this list I’d tell you not to sleep on, it’s this one. No contest. Sleeping Dogs was originally released back in 2012, and it still holds up today as one of the best action-adventure games out there. If you’ve never played this glorious mashup of Grand Theft Auto and Chinese gangsters doing brutally violent martial arts, you definitely can’t go wrong — especially at this price.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – $5.99
Tomb Raider is another older title that holds up beautifully in the current generation, and it perfectly scratches any itch you may have for a third-person action-adventure game where puzzle solving, mixed combat, crafting and parkour are all on the forefront. If you haven’t jumped into the latest reboot of the series, this is a great opportunity to start at the beginning. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is going for $5.99 on Xbox One, and is also currently free on Steam. You can also grab Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for $8.99 on Xbox.
Thief – $2.99
Thief is a stealth game that released in 2014 as a stand-alone addition to the popular franchise that began back in 1998. It’s a game where combat is a non-factor, and where sneaking around in the shadows and snatching up different objects is everything. To learn more about this game we rated an 81/100, check out our full review from back in the day.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins $14.99
Assassin’s Creed: Origins received widespread acclaim in 2017 when it set the stealth-oriented open world game in Ancient Egypt, and it was by far one of the strongest installments of the entire series. For now, you can get this massive and beautiful game for $14.99 on both Xbox One and PS4, and it’s worth mentioning that you can also get Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag for $6.79 on Steam.