XBox One Games Under £5 | Best cheap games October 2020
Posted by GameRoomOne on October 12th, 2020
I don’t know about you guys but I’m super excited for the upcoming launch of the new XBOX’s and PS5 next month. However, the games for these consoles come with a hefty price tag and are set to cost between £50 and £70.
It’s not all bad news though because you can pick up some cheap games for the current gen consoles for not a lot of money. Today I’m going to be going through 5 awesome XBOX One games you can pick up for £5 or less.
1) Titan Fall 2
First up is Titan Fall 2, which is a really cool game and in my opinion is one of the best first-person shooters on the Xbox One.
I think it was overlooked at the time because of other Triple-A releases like Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, but I would really recommend this game for both it’s single player campaign and multiplayer experience.
With regards to the campaign, it’s got a superb, well-told story which really explores the bond between Pilot and Titan. The graphics are amazing and it plays particularly well on the Xbox One X where it runs at 60FPS.
The combat is also very satisfying and there’s a good mixture of fighting with your Titan or on your own. When you’re in control of the pilot Jack, there’s elements of parkour, double jumping, sliding and wall running. But the most fun I had was climbing inside my giant mech called BT and fighting intense battles against other Titans.
This game is so cheap to buy on the Xbox. I picked it up for £3.89 on Music Magpie and can’t recommend it highly enough. Give it a go! With such a low price, what have you got to lose?
2) Gears of War 4
Next up is Gears of War 4, a cover-based, third-person shooter.
As a Gears fan, I was really excited for the release of Gears 4 and whilst this isn’t my favourite game in the series, I still really enjoyed playing this one. The gameplay itself is really good and the controls feel very familiar.
This time around the story follows Marcus’s son J.D. and 2 of his long-time friends. The game is set 25 years after the events of Gears 3 and the new threat to humanities survival is called the Swarm. You also go up against robots called Deebees. There’s tonnes of variety when it comes to weaponry and it’s still just as satisfying sawing the enemy in half with your lancer.
There are some great additions in terms of gameplay. Huge storms make for epic battles and they also influence the trajectory of certain weapons like grenades and boomshots. I also really loved the intense motorbike escape section where you have tonnes of obstacles to dodge whilst you fight to survive.
I picked this one up in CEX for £5, which is incredibly good value for a triple A title.
3) Halo Wars 2
The next XBOX One game you can pick up for £5 is Halo Wars 2.
This is a real time strategy game set in the Halo Universe and you control your armies from a birds-eye view. I’d say it’s a great title for newcomers to the genre and I really enjoyed playing this game. It’s got some great set pieces and high-end cut scenes.
Each level has a main objective, with optional objectives like capturing all the bases or rescuing all of the prisoners. But the aim of each level is to construct a base of operations and collect resources to make infantry and vehicle units. You then send your forces off to attack enemies or defend your bases. As you progress through the game, you get access to different vehicle types, different weapons types and more advanced upgrades.
Overall, I found Halo Wars 2 to be a very addictive game with spectacular cutscenes. I’d recommend playing it and you can pick it up for £5 in CEX.
4) Halo 5: Guardians
If Real-Time-Strategy games aren’t your thing, you can also pick up Halo 5: Guardians for £5 in CEX.
Halo 5: Guardians does everything you expect of an XBOX exclusive game. It’s got stunning graphics, amazing cut-scenes and an excellent soundtrack. The controls are very responsive and the game-play feels very smooth with it’s 60FPS graphics.
Whilst I preferred Titan Fall 2 to this game, I’d still recommend playing it. It’s fun, interesting and fast paced and you feel like a super soldier when you play it.
5) Rare Replay
Next up we’ve got Rare Replay, a compilation of 30 games that span across a 30 year period.
Firstly there’s a few ZX Spectrum games which look extremely retro! Their graphics are sum-what simpler than what we’re used to nowadays, but they’re actually quite addictive.
You’ve also got some great N64 games like Banjo-Kazooie and then there’s Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Excuse the pun, but this game is nuts!
Much to my delight, the original Battle Toads game is also in there. This is an extremely hard game, but it’s sooooo good! I grew up playing this version of the game, so this one brings back a lot of memories for me.
All in all, there’s a lot of bang for your buck, as you can pick this up for £5 in CEX. It’s also exceptionally good value at roughly 16p per game.