Due to rising inflation we know that buying PS5 games won’t be as cheap as it has been in the past. The average 59.99 price tag will move to 69.99 to meet costs. It’s only fitting then that we take a look at some fun PS5 games that will likely stay in the lower to mid-tier price range.
My picks are below – or you can watch the actual gameplays in this video where I also discuss using wallet top ups to make games even cheaper. Stop by my youtube channel for more gamer savings tactics.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Littlebigplanet 3 developers Sumo Digital follow up their previous entry in the series with new 3D platformer Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
This can be played solo, or up to 4 players can play together in co-op.
I think this is going to appeal massively to Mario Odyssey fans. I’m a fan of the original play create share theme and functionality that was a staple of the original games but the sackboy character has enough charm to warrant a full game all on his own so I’m looking forward to playing this.
This is a first person adventure game that looks like it could be targeted at a younger audience but I bet it’s not. I bet this makes its way into everyone’s collection.
I hear that this game was heavily inspired by games like Pokemon Snap, so the addictive bug collecting will be easy to pick up, fun, fast and inclusive as you’ll be able to play with your friends.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Miles takes the reigns as everyone’s favourite webslinger in this follow up to Insomniacs hugely popular Spider-man game.
This is a smaller entry in the series so it is not going to cost as much as the full priced titles.
I’m sure they’re also working on a Spider-man 2 but this game is set to have enough content to fill in the gap. And since it is a medial entry in the series I think the cost will be lower than one of the main games and later in this video we can talk about buying cards to get even more of a discount on the price.
Braid: Anniversary Edition
A new edition of Jonathan Blow’s eccentric classic puzzle game is coming to PS5.
I didn’t finish this the first time I played it but I remember how novel and unique it was to manipulate the element of time itself. This interspersed with a light hearted story of love is what made this stand out when it was first released back in 2008.
This will be in the mid tire price range as it is a remaster and those jumping in for the first time will be getting the best version there has ever been.
TemTem is a creature collecting MMO that attempts to do things better than others in its genre. This game is available to play on Steam so it has already accrued a fan following online.
This went from a kickstarter campaign back in 2018, to steam early access and now over to the PS5 and other platforms.
It’s also garnering similarities to Pokemon but bringing with it a fresh visual pallet and some new in game systems based on feedback from players. If you’re a fan of Pokemon-collecting this is one to have in the wishlist.
Another game making it over from Steam – this might be the most innovative game in the PS5s early launch repertoire.
You play as a small shadow or silhouette trying to make your way through a fully 3D landscape.
It won’t cost as much as a full price title but as with most puzzle games these can last as long as it takes you to figure your way through it. It looks gorgeous and the simple on-screen instructions make it easy for anyone to pick up and play.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat
Overcooked isn’t an unfamiliar term in my kitchen – but for gamers who have been enjoying this game for years that word has been a source of collaborative colourful co-op enjoyment.
Overcooked sees up to 4 players taking orders, working together to prepare meals with the right ingredients and serving them up to score points and unlock new characters and levels.
It’s already a star on other platforms and it’s great to see this come over to PS5 with the All You Can Eat edition bringing the extra additional content along with it.
This is a metroidvania with a vast 3D world to explore and a narrative that changes as you progress through the game.
Your character is made from 100% special effects! – which was a novel idea the developers acquired whilst building the game.
The environment takes a lot of inspiration from Zelda Breath of the wild which was a phenomenally ubiquitous game on the Switch and tries to plunge you into some new and mysterious computer based surroundings.
Your task will be to hack everything whilst picking up different abilities and powers and avoiding deletion.
Worms has come a long way. Simple multiplayer strategy from it’s PS1 days has now become a warzone of blatant buddy bashing calamity in this newest PS5 installment.
With up to 32 players and featuring cross play – Worms rumble is bigger than ever before.
And with full customization options and a new 3D world to accidentally destroy there’s going to be lots of gameplay value here, that’s why I think it’s a good one to recommend on gamer savings.
Let me know if you’ve spotted any more PS5 games that look like the value will exceed the cost.