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19 Best PS5 Games Under $5

Blew your budget on a PS5? Here are our picks for the best PS5 games that won’t break the bank.

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ByPia AguilosMay 19, 2024

Blew your budget on a PS5? To get your collection started, here are our picks for the best PS5 games that won’t break the bank.

Among Us

$4.99

We start this list with Among Us. Who hasn’t heard of this game of manipulation and subterfuge, or killing your friends and hoping you get away with it. While it’s a fun addition to the PS5, it does come with some drawbacks. For one, it doesn’t have voice chat so you’ll need to find your own workaround. And, despite the price tag, it’s only really cheap if you already have a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Poppy Playtime: Chapter 1

$4.99

Next up is an analog of the Freddy animatronics series. Poppy’s Playtime gives abandoned toys the chance to get back at their makers. Unfortunately in this case that means you. Stay alive by solving puzzles around the abandoned factory and whatever you do, don’t get caught!

We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip

$3.99

Enough of the spooks, here’s a game where you won’t have to feel alone. Like Overcooked and It Takes Two, We Were Here Expeditions is co-op game. But unlike other couch co-op games, you have to play together online. Leaving you to communicate solely through a pair of walkie-talkies and rock, paper, scissor games. Together you can explore this nautical theme park with its fair share of puzzles and peril.

Brotato

$4.99

Speaking of peril, Brotato has plenty. While Vampire Survivors is taking its time coming to PlayStation, this chaotic arena shooter is kicking it on the consoles. Guide this small potato, from being a small fry gunner, to a hotshot, guns-blazing killing machine. With so many unique builds to try, there’s every reason to keep coming back for more.

Garden Patrol

$2.99

Not exactly the best use of your PS5’s new-gen visuals, let’s be honest. It’s basically the garden equivalent of whack-a-mole. The more critters you take down and the better your plants grow, the higher your points. There are a few trophies on the line, too, if you’re up to it.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS1 Emulation)

$2.49

Coming at just slightly cheaper than the last game is this re-release of a PS1 classic. While Oddworld Abe’s comeback Remake in 2014 is racking up the ratings, you can still get the original experience for a bargain price. The gameplay probably won’t be as smooth as you remember it, but it is just as funny.

Ratyrinth

$4.99

A great example of a modern retro game done well. Ratyrinth takes the two-tone 8-bit style and pairs it with precise controls and superb platforming challenges. In your quest to find your family, every level is a rat race. Face off with new enemies and take on the surprising new challenges ahead.

Food Truck Tycoon

$4.99

From the same publisher that brought us Sushi Time!. Food Truck Tycoon brings new culinary adventures. Starting from humble hotdogs and sodas, things will get a whole lot messier once you get to the french fries, salads, corndogs…and everything in between. Try managing all that on your DualSense controller.

Titan Chaser

$4.99

And if you feel like going for a drive, there’s Titan Chasers. It’s a driving simulator where you go marauding around a foggy open world in search of Titans. The only thing is, your only line of defense is to drive away the majestic beasts with light. It has a wonderful atmosphere of dread that SCP fans would love.

Kitten Island

$4.99

Back to the platformers, this one goes out to all the cat lovers. The feline equivalent to Mario’s adventures, Kitten Island takes you through a world of different environments. To collect coins and squish enemies with your mighty paws. One cute meow at a time.

Dungeon Party

$3.99

Our second racing game in this list doesn’t need any fancy F1 tracks. Instead, it dares you to brave the craggy paths of a dungeon in monster trucks and more. The fun thing is, you can finally get that competitive online experience.

Chess Royal

$2.99

Did anybody say competitive? Because is there anything more competitive than a smart round of chess? Chess Royale is simple straightforward chess that runs you against an AI that won’t pull their punches. On top of that, it also has daily puzzles and over 500 levels of a Puzzle Tower to climb. And if you ever get bored of losing, you can always bring a friend in for a local match.

Minigolf Adventure

$4.99

If a relaxing round of minigolf is more your style, this game’s wild and magical terrains might do the trick. Up to four players can compete in its over 100 holes of stunning scenery. For all its visuals and multiplayer fun, it can be a little buggy. Your mileage may vary.

Evil Diary

$4.99

Our next game ramps up the action. In this grim post-apocalyptic world, Evil Diary is a thrilling city escape where hordes of monsters stand in the way of your freedom. Pistol in hand, this is your chance to roleplay a gun-toting action hero. Master all 32 levels and earn a few skins on the way.

Divination

$4.99

In this futuristic adventure game, fortune can only do so much. As a diviner, you read the runes that hold the futures of four different clients. Will your predictions bring peace or chaos? Its a short adventure with multiple endings you can explore in one sitting.

Formula Bit Racing DX

$4.99

Racing games are in this price range. Defunct Games’ formula racer somehow manages with its simple arcade gameplay and retro visuals. Unlike most racers, you won’t be getting the multiplayer experience. But if you’re on the market for a cheap nostalgia racer, this one’s for you.

Mr. Brocco & Co.

$4.99

Junk foods are taking over the land and it’s up to Mr. Brocco or Mr. Asparagus to save the day. It isn’t much, but it is an honest shot at advocating for a balanced diet. Its simple 2D platforming and straightforward story make for a great educational adventure for kids.

Hot Tentacles Shooter

$2.99

Just from the “Hot Tentacles” in its name, you can tell this isn’t gonna be for kids. This game is rated M for Mature. If you’re 17 and up and don’t mind some artful pixel nudity in your shooters, you might actually like this one.

Skatemasta Tcheco

$4.99

Our last game is a taste of the old classics, this skateboard platformer is a complete nostalgia trip. Its odd visuals and 2D sidescrolling gameplay feel straight out of the Famicom days. On your trusty skateboard, make it through the levels by dashing through and squishing your opponents. With its fast-paced levels and cool bosses, it’s not as easy as you’d think.