Best Cheap Games on Steam That Are Worth the Lower Price

A List of Discounted Games to Buy When You're Looking to Save a Few Dollars

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If you opt for an online game, more often than not, it’s going to be cheaper than a physical copy. But there are tons of online games that are cheaper than the average online version, you just have to know where to look.

Steam offers a great amount of games for low prices. No matter your favorite genre, you’ll find something to spend a few dollars on that’ll keep you occupied for days. If anything, digital games are convenient, especially cheap ones as you can buy as many or as little as you want for a low price.

Compared to pricier games where you might only have enough money to spend on one game, when buying cheap ones, you can get more for your money. With a few clicks of a button, you can have a few games readily available to play for a great, low price.

Here is a list of games under a variety of genres on Steam that are well worth the low cost:

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Castle Crashers
  • Stardew Valley

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege - $7.99 (60% off!)

Fight alongside your team in combat to defeat your evolving enemies

Open rapid fire as you utilize your resources to attack and defuse arising situations against your enemies. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege is one of the most popular games on Steam with over a million positive reviews. The game “is an elite, realistic, tactical team-based shooter where superior planning and execution triumph. It features 5v5 attack vs. defense gameplay and intense close-quarters combat in destructible environments.”

Fight alongside a team as your choice of a Special Forces operator and practice your shooting skills as you create defense systems to protect yourself from your enemies. To ensure that you don’t get breached by the enemy, you’ll need to use all the skills you acquired to ward off oncoming attacks from every which way. Once you find yourself in a dangerous and deadly situation, there’s no time to panic as down every winding corridor and reinforced walls, there are enemies waiting to strike.

With updates here and there as the game evolves over time, you’ll have an ample amount of resources at your disposal including maps and new weaponry. Do you have what it takes to battle competitors worldwide and ultimately destroy your enemies for good?

Dead by Daylight - $7.99 (60% off!)

Take on the role of a savage killer to find your newest victim or a survivor looking for an escape from an early death

Choose to kill or be killed as you choose to commit an act of violence alone or team up with others for ultimate safety. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Dead by Daylight “is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and killed.”

Once your role has been chosen, you and three others will experience the horror of predator vs. prey. Your chance of survival varies depending on the choices you make. This means that the relationships you form could make or break you, so choose wisely and follow your gut. You never know who’s truly your ally or a serial killer in disguise.

As the killer, you’ll be on the hunt for your newest victim. You’re free to take on any form you want, as this horror game has options for horrific monsters to take the form of as you hunt your prey. Pay close attention to each character so you can easily outsmart them and use their weaknesses to your advantage, ultimately outwitting them so you can catch and torture them before the next victim is chosen.

Every player’s strategy is different, so the story will change in order to accommodate the choices you’ve made. Due to the procedurally generated levels, a simple choice could be just the thing to ensure your safety or set you up for a dangerous run-in with the killer. When playing as a survivor, you’re subjected to deadly scenarios that are unique to your choices made in each unexpected scenario. But no matter what, be sure to keep an eye on the fog as you never know who or what is lurking within its depths.

Super Meat Boy - $1.49 (90% off!)

As a meat cube, let love guide you as you jump through hurdles to save your girlfriend!  

You’ll never see what’s coming in this mind-warping game full of surprises every twist and turn. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Super Meat Boy “is a tough-as-nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux.”

As you begin your journey to save your girlfriend, you take on the persona of Super Meat Boy. As the animated meat cube, you must take on the many challenges thrown your way, including traveling through deadly crumbling caves and through a mass of buzz saws. You must put yourself in inevitable danger to save the one that you love, risking your life every step of the way.

But have no fear, you’ll have your trusty weapons to aid you in your treacherous journey through haunted locations or old and decaying sites that could kill you at any moment. Make sure to watch your back and trust your gut, as one wrong choice will have you thrown out of your path and into another world entirely. Can you make it through this maze of a game and save your girlfriend from the evil fetus holding her hostage?

Castle Crashers - $4.49 (70% off!)

Use your defenses to aid you in your journey to save your princess and restore the kingdom to its original state

Engage in treacherous battles on your faithful journey to save the one you love. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

While playing Castle Crashers you “hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this newly updated edition of the insanely popular 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! Up to four friends can play locally or online and save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!”

As you work to protect your kingdom, you must escape your enemies or be forced to battle them. By using your ever-evolving strength and magic, you’ll become more agile and grow to be able to take on more and more enemies once they cross your path. Your defense is one of your greatest assets so don’t be afraid to use the many weapons that become unlocked as you progress through the game and test your acquired skills. Do you have what it takes to combine your newfound combat skills with deadly powerful magic in order to save your princess from savage foes?

Stardew Valley - $11.99

Life on the farm just got a whole lot harder due to the monstrous creatures living in the caves below

Build relationships with other townsfolk as they might tell you a thing or two about the farm you’re working on. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

“You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?” Play Stardew Valley and revamp the once-luscious farm.

Through your inheritance, you’ve not only gained a once beautiful farm, but you have the opportunity to transform it into the farm of your dreams. But don’t let this beautiful landscape fool you into thinking that it’s safe. Watch how far you dig as you might come across some deadly monsters who come from dangerous environments that you can only dream of. But don’t worry! As long as you find the powerful weapons and gemstones underground, you’ll have all you need to take on these vastly deadly creatures.

But if you’re looking to take a safer route, you can also find a bachelor to make your life on the farm all the more interesting. With over 30 townsfolk to converse with, you might just start a family or learn a few secrets or two that will make you think twice about digging up the weeds and gardening. Can you restore and bring new life to a farm that’s been in shambles for years all while battling underground enemies?

Add These Games and More to Your Growing List of Favorites

Downloading a game straight from Steam not only saves you a great deal of money depending on the game but it’s also more convenient. With just a click of a button, you can take your games with you anywhere. The best cheap games on Steam that are waiting for you to buy, might just turn out to be a new favorite of yours. Don’t let the low prices fool you into thinking that a cheap game isn’t worthwhile.

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