Great games don't necessarily have to carry monster price tags. Whether you like first-person shooters, fighting games or action-adventure titles, there are plenty of options for your PlayStation 4 that keep the cost low and the thrills high. Here are the best PS4 titles you can grab for less than $20.
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If you enjoy a cinematic RPG with a captivating storyline, Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward is one title that delivers. As an expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Heavensward lets you play as the Heroes of Eorzea, a group that aims to end the thousand-year Dragonsong War. Fight your way from the ravaged city-state Ishgard and uncover ancient truths buried in its history, while your characters attempt to restore light to the realm. With a new playable race, three unique jobs (Dark Knight, Machinist and Astrologian), open-world and an increased level cap, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is an evolvable tale you won’t want to put down.
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PlayStation’s imaginative platformer Little Big Planet 3 brings Sackboy back and a new set of playable plush characters with unique abilities. OddSock brings quickness and agility, while Swoop glides through skies with ease, and Toggle who alternates between size for strength or speed. And just like Sackboy, each of these characters are fully customizable. If you rather play Little Big Planet 3 as Sackboy, have fun exploring new worlds in the Imagisphere with new climbing abilities and power-ups. Or create your own level when you’re not discovering spaces made by the Little Big Planet Community.
The second collection of Capcom’s famous Blue Bomber, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 includes reproductions of games 7 to 10. Join Dr. Wily and his Robot Masters through retro 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit adventures. The collection also brings additional content, such as time trials, online leaderboard challenges, a music player and an extensive gallery of illustrations. You can also try your hand at additional modes originally released as DLC for Mega Man 9 and 10, which include extra stages and playable characters.
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With new 3D graphics and funky visuals, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 takes the classic maze game to a new level. Strategically chomp your way through stages while ghosts chase you around. Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 includes new game modes like Score Attack and Adventure Mode, where you’ll find yourself chasing fast fleeing fruit or battling big bosses. A bonus PS4 Theme and Avatar are available with this purchase.
Pyre is a party-based RPG where you lead a band of exiles through a vast ancient world. Packed with battles along the way, Pyre lets you explore this alternate universe with your exiles in tow through a series of visually stunning celestial landmarks. With a compelling storyline and distinct gameplay, Pyre is one game you’ll want to play more than once. With a single-player campaign and two-player Versus Mode, you can test your skills in a ritual showdown.
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Rad Rodgers brings 90’s styled PC platformer games back to life in this tale that follows Rad, a young boy who plays “too many” video games. Rad dozes off after a late night gaming session and wakes up inside his television, where he must get through his own video game. It is there, Rad meets Dusty, his sassy and now-sentient game console. The pair joins forces and you tail their journey through seven dangerous and action-packed stages. With fun puzzles, tunes and easter eggs, Rad Rodgers is an adventure-filled ride.
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Experience Sega’s blast from the past in Sonic Mania, a 2D Sonic adventure running game with retro-styled HD graphics at 60 frames per second. With multiple playable characters, Sonic Mania lets you explore levels as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles. Using their special abilities, fight against Dr. Eggman and his robot army, as well as new bosses. Play alone or with a friend in Co-Op Mode, or challenge other players in Competition Mode.