12 Best Xbox One video games to buy under $20

The holiday season is upon us and that guarantees a host of great games at dirt cheap price, with that said these games may not be the latest for the console but a good deal is almost too good to let go. We’ve found few games for this festive period to make sure you that it adds a little bit of happiness to you.

Best Xbox One Video Games under $20

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

An Xbox exclusive, Gears of War franchise has brought many fans frolicking to the hardware with its apocalyptic war where humanity is pinned against an alien type race known as the Locust Horde. Players step into the role of Marcus Fenix, a COG soldier attempting to save the human race in a long brutal battle. This game will have you addicted to saving the world and battling for hours on end.

Halo 5: Guardians

The most iconic title Xbox ever has had is the Halo series, where you play the part of Master Chief a supersoldier who has the responsibility of saving the universe and finding out about his past, a mesmerising campaign makes this game one of the best for the console and at a reduced price makes this game perfect for the holidays.

Dying Light

The game follows an agent named Kyle Cerane who is tasked with infiltrating a quarantine zone city of Harran which has become infested with a virus turning civilians into ruthless zombies. Interestingly enough, there’s a twist on the day and night cycle in Dying Light. During the day, the zombies are more lethargic and easier to deal with, though once the sun set’s they become more aggressive and harder to escape. A ton of fun and a bit of trauma will set you up for a great year ahead.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

The third part in the Dragon Age franchise, in the game you take on the role of an Inquisitor who is on a grand journey to deal with the civil unrest in the continent of Thedas. The game features incredible action combo sequences and a visual treat to behold, though set in the same continent this game has a lot more gameplay and story than its predecessor.


If you happen to be a fan of stealth game then this one is for you, Dishonored made headlines when it was first released and fans were glued to their devices to go to the storyline. The video game takes place in a steampunk style city known as Dunwall where players take the role of a body guard to an Empress. However, when the Empress is murdered our hero is falsely blamed leaving him to escape his imprisonment and track down those who are responsible.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

The last instalment of the beloved franchise in which was directed under Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain follows Snake as he goes through a new mission that takes him to a Soviet-occupied Afghanistan territory. Kojima’s name is synonym with great games and this is no less, the entire series is beyond and more then what you would expect which makes it perfect for this holiday season.

Mortal Kombat X

This title does not need an introduction as this was a revolution when it first came out which brought a host of action 1v1 games to the limelight and gave them a platform of their own. Mortal Kombat lets players play 1v1 and offers a great campaign which spans over the course of many games and a couple of movies too.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider has been around for years since its release on the original PlayStation. However, developers Crystal Dynamics gave the video game title a proper reboot showing Lara Croft as a vulnerable young woman trapped alone on a hostile island. It’s through this adventure title that Lara Croft becomes the famed tough Tomb Raider. Likewise, with the definitive edition, you’ll receive a more enhanced and better-looking title than when it originally released on previous generation consoles.


Early Gen PC gamers are well known with the Doom franchise which mesmerised the players with its demon shooter gameplay and levels upon levels of fun and non-stop action, Doom franchise made a reboot in 2016 and it features the same action-packed adventure as its predecessor and the Doom Guy, unleashes a hell that even the demons weren’t prepared for. Most often when video games feature demons or any type of creature, there’s a bit of survival horror element tossed into the narrative, but that’s not the case for Doom. Instead, gamers are humanity’s last hope for survival and you’ve got no problem ripping apart limbs off demons or blasting them away with a BFG 9000.

Batman: Arkham Knight

The Arkham series gave a new light to Comic Book games and Rocksteady made headlines with its dark and gritty environment and iconic Batman characters, with an open world to explore makes Gotham a breeding ground for criminals and Batman has to beat and capture all his foes. This game is a continuation in the same universe with an unknown character preying upon the caped crusader in a duel like we’ve never seen before. This is a must-have title and would delight every gamer.

The Evil Within

This game features a detective that gets pulled into a distorted world during an investigation and staying loyal to the scare tactics of the horror genre game, this too clashes you against hordes of creatures and nightmarish elements make it an experience you certainly cannot miss. Evil Within’s reception of the game was positive with players enjoying the old school survival horror feel when other long-lasting franchises such as Resident Evil was moving towards action-oriented gameplay.

Resident Evil

Resident Evil has been dominating the horror genre of gaming since the first generation of consoles and this new installment is no less in terms of quality which has only gone up since the early days. Capcom has taken quite a bit of care towards the Resident Evil franchise, especially its first main installment which has been remastered for the Nintendo GameCube and later touched up again for the latest generation consoles.If you’ve never tried out the first Resident Evil game then you’re in for a treat that’s full of puzzles and true survival horror elements. Don’t expect to go into the game guns blazing, instead you’ll need to think of how to proceed through areas while managing your limited inventory stock.

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