6 Great PC Games Under $20

The best gaming experiences don't have to cost a lot

Here are six great PC games for less than $20 at many retailers, including Amazon.com and Gamestop, as well as digital distribution platforms such as Steam and GamersGate. A few are older classics that have been remastered or collected into series bundles, and others are recent releases that have soared in popularity without the steep AAA price tags.

You can often find deals on excellent games that were once top-tier AAA titles, and if you keep your eye out for sales, you can get some amazing deals on games for a fraction of what the latest and greatest cost. The games here, however, are list priced below $20 and are a great value even without special deals and sales.

BioShock Remastered

BioShock Remastered Cover


"BioShock" is a decade old, but this first-person science fiction shooter's impact on gaming is still significant and evident. However, going back to the original to relive the glory days can make you feel just how long ten years really is in the gaming world. Happily, "BioShock" has gotten a facelift, bonus features, and new life in "BioShock Remastered." Revisit, reminisce, and even be surprised by new content. Find it on Steam.

What Remains of Edith Finch


If you enjoy story, strong characters, mystery, and amazing visuals, and you haven't yet played "What Remains of Edith Finch," then this may be some of the best under-twenty-bucks you'll spend in a while. This rich, moody, and surreal journey puts you in the life of Edith Finch, last surviving member of a Pacific Northwest family, to explore the strange history, lives, and deaths of the Finches. Settle in and be swept away by an experience quite different from the FPS and action fare that fills the game shop shelves.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


Moving from World War II setting of the "Call of Duty" series, "Modern Warfare" drops you into modern day hotspots with updated high power weaponry for first person shooter action. This is a perennially popular title despite also being a decade old, and the price is right as it comes in under the $20 bar.

Mass Effect Trilogy


"Mass Effect" is also one of those titles that holds a special place in gamers' hearts. The series featured great story, characters, and action, and garnered accolades. The trilogy collection brings the first three titles together so you can binge the game's 75 hours of story and gaming excellence.

Stardew Valley


A heartfelt and engrossing farming sim that will fill many, many hours with enjoyable gameplay as you take over your grandfather's old farm, starting with just a few coins and hand-me-down tools. Turn it into a thriving farm and learn to live off the land. Craft tools and equipment, raise animals, start an orchard—there's plenty to keep you busy in "Stardew Valley."

Dragon Age: Inquisition


The "Dragon Age" epic action fantasy adventure game series presents you with choices—sometimes tough ones—that impact the progress of the game as you explore the world, lead assembled heroes, and battle all manner of enemies. The cast of characters you can interact with and take along as followers are unique, and your relationship with them, and their relationships with each other, are dynamic and evolving. The world of "Dragon Age: Inquisition" is beautiful, visually astounding, and immersive, and well worth the under $20 price.