Bulk Up Your Pile Of Shame With These Games Under $30

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Cheap game deals are the perfect way to bulk up your library, picking up those titles you’ve been meaning to get around to forever or to take a chance on something you usually couldn’t validate buying at full price. Regardless of your reason, you can currently nab all of these games for under $30. If you do most of your gaming on a PS4, you definitely want to pay attention. Stack your pile of shame to the heavens!

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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I have thoroughly enjoyed Bethesda’s Wolfenstein series, so I highly recommend picking up a cheap copy of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. An all-around solid FPS, it’s set in an alternate history where the Nazis won World War II. You play as B.J. Blazkowicz, an American soldier, who fights alongside a resistance group that aims to liberate the United States from the Nazi forces.

Like I said, this series is great. If you want to play a shooter with a fun gunplay, exciting missions, and an interesting universe, The New Colossus is the game for you. You also get kill a lot of Nazis.

You can pick up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for $29.95 on the PS4, and for $18.27 on the Xbox One, which will save you a solid $70 to 81.68, respectively.


FIFA 20 game
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Do we really need to sell you on FIFA 20? For $24 you too can scream at your TV because your defence line let your opponent walk a goal into the net. What makes FIFA 20 stand out from other incarnations is the inclusion of the VOLTA Football modewhich lets you play smaller street or futsal matches.

You can score FIFA 20 for $24 on the PS4 and Xbox One, saving yourself an impressive $75.99.

Mortal Kombat 11

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Get over here, and grab the latest Mortal Kombat for $29. Even after eleven instalments, Netherrealm Studios’ fighting game series continues to go strong. If you’re a longtime fan, you’ll get a kick out of the story mode for MK11, as the game’s big bad, Kronika, the goddess of time, pulls heroes and villains from the early days of the series into the present to further her evil plans.

The game also has an absurd roster of non-Mortal Kombat, DLC characters that includes The Joker, Spawn, Robocop and the Terminator.

The PS4 version is marked down from $79.95, while Xbox One edition is down from $99.95

Detroit: Become Human

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When it comes to David Cage, your mileage may vary. You either think he’s a brilliant auteur or one of the most frustrating designers currently working in games. If you’re in the former camp, you can currently pick up his most recent game, Detroit: Become Human for $29.49, saving yourself  46% off ($25.46) the RRP.

Released in 2018, Detroit: Become Human is set in a near-future Detroit and follows the crisscrossing paths of three androids — Kara, a housekeeper who has gained artificial consciousness; Connor, a police investigator who hunts down autonomous androids; and Markus, who has also developed consciousness and has dedicated his life to freeing fellow androids. If you’re someone who loves quick time events and the most minute dialogue options having huge repercussions to your progression, this is the game for you.

Rage 2 

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Rage 2 is the kind of game you probably wouldn’t play unless the price was right. Depending on your console of choice, you can grab the apocalyptic open-world shooter for $15 to $17. (You’ll save $74.95 on the PC edition, and $80.95 on the PS4 and Xbox One editions.)

While Rage 2‘s story isn’t anything special — most of the time it comes across as poor man’s Borderlands — the gameplay is a lot of fun. Created by Avalanche Studios, the studio behind the Just Cause series, it is full of ludicrous, over-the-top gunplay. If you’ve got an FPS itch that needs scratching, Rage 2 goes alright.

Hidden Agenda

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If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers, you should consider picking up Hidden Agenda for $18.10. In it, you play as homicide detective Becky Marney and district attorney Felicity Graves, who are currently investigating a serial killer known as The Trapper.

If you’re after a game that’s very story-driven, this is a solid pick. A genuinely compelling murder mystery, Hidden Agenda features a lot of quick time events where your choice helps shape the narrative. There’s an extra layer of fun to be had when you play it with friends as the game uses the PS4’s PlayLink feature, which allows others to vote on those decisions.

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  • I was just playing Rage 2 which I brought for $15 from an ebgames.
    but if it cost more then I wouldn’t buy it. it isn’t that good.

    • At first I didn’t think much of it but once I had some powers and skills I really enjoyed the game, I thought it was too short story wise though.

  • Xbox atm is doing some really good deals on Ubisoft games.

    Well worth picking some up. There are also some really good deals on the DLC/ Season passes on several of their games.

  • If you have the Xbox PC gamepass, I believe Rage2 is still on that. Provided you can finish the game within a month, four backs ain’t a bad price.

  • I picked up Slay the Spire on PS4 for $10 at EB a week or two ago. Getting my money’s worth out of that one, believe me.

    In classic EB style, it was $10 brand new or $29 preowned.

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