15 Essential PlayStation Network Games That Won't Break The Bank

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1. Broforce

Broforce is an 8-bit, action movie-inspired side-scroller. Run ‘n’ gun your way around the globe as the Broforce, a trigger-happy paramilitary combat unit with a penchant for destruction; the fate of the world depends on it.

Players: 1–4

Price: $19.99

2. Rocket League

Rocket League is an addicting, online multiplayer soccer game that replaces humans with rocket powered cars. Fully customize your vehicle before you take to the enclosed, low-gravity field where you can drive on the walls and ceiling and even use speed boosters to fly. While soccer is the main game, they've also introduced hockey and basketball.

Players: 1–4

Price: $19.99

3. Salt and Sanctuary

Salt and Sanctuary is an action RPG set in a beautiful and macabre 2D world. A sailor washes ashore a mysterious island and must fight the evil that lies within or perish. Fully customize your character before exploring the island's ruins and dungeons, collecting increasingly better gear along the way.

Players: 1–2

Price: $17.99

4. Firewatch

Campo Santo / Panic

Firewatch is a stunningly designed first-person mystery/adventure game about a man who's left it all behind to become a fire lookout in the deep Wyoming wilderness. Totally isolated in a watchtower save for his supervisor on walkie talkie, Henry is drawn out into the unknown as odd occurrences begin to take place.

Players: 1

Price: $19.99

5. Bully

Bully is a remastered version of a beloved 2006 Playstation 2 game. Developed by Rockstar Games, it's essentially Grand Theft Auto set in a boarding school. Navigate a web of social hierarchies, go to class, and do your best to stay out of trouble in this hilarious and delightful sandbox game.

Players: 1

Price: $14.99

6. Crypt of the NecroDancer

Brace Yourself Games

Crypt of the NecroDancer isn't your typical dungeon crawler. It's a musical, rhythm-based fighting and dancing game that, let's be honest, you really just need to watch the trailer to understand. Play this critically acclaimed, award-winning game alone or with a friend.

Players: 1–2

Price: $14.99

7. Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts is a striking and beautifully animated puzzle and adventure game set to the backdrop of WWI. Follow a group of people who, through the chaos of the Great War, are brought together as each hurdles towards their respective fates and who encounter trials, tragedies, and even love along the way.

Players: 1

Price: $14.99

8. Day of the Tentacle Remastered

A remastered version of a cult-favorite, point-and-click adventure game from 1993. Day of the Tentacle Remastered was released in 2016 and follows three friends who attempt to prevent a maniacal purple tentacle from taking over the world.

Players: 1

Price: $14.99

9. World of Tanks

Wargaming Minsk

World of Tanks is a multiplayer war game that pits teams of tanks against each other. Choose from hundreds of customizable, real-life tanks from history and go to battle in the hit PC game adapted for PS4!

Players: 1 (2–30 online)

Price: Free

10. Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is an action packed, arcade-style shooter set in a dungeon. Play alone or with a friend as you shoot your way towards "the gun that can kill the past," a mythic treasure stashed in the depths of the Gungeon.

Players: 1–2

Price: $14.99

11. The Banner Saga

Stoic / Versus Evil

The Banner Saga is a viking-inspired tactical RPG and adventure epic. With plenty of complex and morally ambiguous choices to make that will affect the outcome of the game, journey through a brutal and unforgiving world where every battle fought and decision made has its own set of consequences.

Players: 1

Price: $19.99

12. Unravel

Unravel is a physics-based puzzle game in which you take control of Yarny, a cute and memorable character made entirely out of a single thread of yarn. Use this thread to navigate the stunningly gorgeous Northern Scandinavian setting.

Players: 1

Price: $19.99

13. Assault Android Cactus

Witch Beam

Assault Android Cactus is a futuristic shooter with arcade influences set on a space freighter. Play as Junior Constable Cactus as you mow down hoards of robots alongside a team of heroines that grows as the game progresses.

Players: 1–4

Price: $14.99

14. Strider

Strider is a series that's been around since 1989, based on a 1988 Manga of the same name. This installment, released in 2014, hasn't forgotten its side-scrolling, arcade roots as it introduces brand new adventures for the futuristic ninja assassin.

Players: 1

Price: $14.99

15. Bastion

Supergiant Games / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

The Calamity has destroyed the planet, fracturing it into countless, floating chunks of earth. Bastion is a beautifully rendered action RPG in which you traverse what little remains of the world, using a wide range of upgradable weapons to defeat the foes that inhabit those remains.

Players: 1

Price: $14.99

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