The Best Steam Games Under $5

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So maybe you've got a bit more to spend than $2, but not much more, and you need a cheap way to fill out the weekend. No problem: here's the best bargains you can grab on Steam right now for less than $5.

This list has been updated with more titles to coincide with the end of the Steam sale, which concludes tomorrow.

If you're really strapped for cash, there's also a solid list of games going for $2 or less below as well. Most of what you'll find in that list are shorter indie experiences, so it's a top way to pick up something unusual and different.

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The $5 bracket is where you'll find a lot more blockbuster experiences. It's the price range where games like Life is Strange and Don't Starve thrive, the bar of entry for the original Fallout games, and some unusual retro classics that have been a bit forgotten over the years.

The current Steam sale runs until tomorrow US time, so you've still got some time. All games can be found via the Steam client or through the search on the official Steam site here.

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  • Garfield Kart
  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction 2
  • Nimbus
  • The Dig
  • Rumu
  • PAYDAY 2
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: ClearSky
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  • Silent Storm Gold Edition
  • Overlord 2
  • SkyDrift
  • Dustforce DX
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
  • NOT A HERO
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Sid Meier's Civilization 3: Complete
  • Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri
  • Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
  • Sword of the Samurai
  • Grabity
  • Riptide GP2
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Message Quest
  • LOOM
  • Broken Sword Trilogy
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Surgeon Simulator
  • Hitman GO
  • AI War: Fleet Command
  • Anodyne
  • Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
  • Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Age of Wonders Shadow Magic
  • .projekt
  • Star Wars Rebellion
  • King's Bounty: Warriors of the North
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
  • Dishonored
  • Life is Strange Season 1
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Tomb Raider
  • Trine 2: Complete Story
  • Huniepop
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Hotline Miami
  • Downwell
  • Orcs Must Die! Complete Pack
  • Pony Island
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered
  • TIS-100
  • Antichamber
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • The Room 3
  • The Swapper
  • Hexcells Infinite
  • Machinarium
  • Botanicula
  • Hacknet
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Another Lost Phone
  • Devil Daggers
  • Mount Your Friends
  • Skullgirls
  • Risk of Rain
  • LIMBO
  • Deadbolt
  • FlatOut 2
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious!
  • Brutal Legend
  • Quake 1
  • Crazy Machines 3
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Blackwell Epiphany
  • Race The Sun
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • System Shock 2
  • Serious Sam HD
  • Rusty Lake: Roots
  • Rome: Total War Collection
  • Fallout 2
  • Escape Goat
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Ultimate Doom
  • A Story About My Uncle
  • Infested Planet
  • The Curse of Monkey Island
  • Stronghold HD
  • Orwell
  • Fallout 1
  • Tropico 4
  • Spacechem
  • Spelunky
  • Blackwell Deception
  • Fable - The Lost Chapters
  • Master of Orion 2
  • Magicka
  • Quake 2
  • Genital Jousting
  • Rusty Lake Paradise
  • Hand of Fate
  • Shatter
  • Dropsy
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Turbo Dismount
  • Monaco
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Commander Keen
  • LUFTRAUSERS
  • Recursed
  • Overlord: Raising Hell
  • Blackwell Convergence
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • The Witcher 2
  • Death Coming
  • FlatOut 1
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 5
  • Westerado: Double Barreled
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Her Story
  • Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
  • Broken Sword: Director's Cut
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Reigns
  • Sanitarium
  • Hammerwatch
  • Goat Simulator
  • The Night of the Rabbit
  • Hidden & Dangerous 2
  • Move or Die
  • Serious Sam 2
  • Indian Jones & The Emperor's Tomb
  • King's Bounty: The Legend
  • Gothic 2
  • Nidhogg
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces 1
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Syberia
  • The Bridge
  • The Dig
  • Outcast 1.1
  • The Fall
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
  • The Witcher 1: Enhanced Edition
  • Circa Infinity

What are some of the best games you've bought for $5 or less?


Comments

    Well I picked up the original dark souls for $0.14 so that was probably the best value cheap game I have ever bought

    Damn, there is so much in that list to highly recommend, all easily worth much, much, much more than $5 each. In fact, I don't think there's a title on that that I wouldn't recommend to people who like those genres.

    It's also a tad confronting that I own pretty much all but a tiny handful of those (on Steam or otherwise).

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