The best PlayStation 5 games you can buy for under $60
Get your PlayStation 5 games library together without blowing your budget thanks to these incredible deals.
Something that can be very off-putting about the Next-Gen experience is the large price tags games often carry. Purchasing a number of PlayStation 5 games in excess of $100 is simply impossible for many gamers.
As such, we've put together this list of the very best games you can get your hands on for under $60. This is the perfect starting point for getting your Next-Gen library off the ground without breaking the bank.
The video game industry struggles with the development of new IPs. While we all love returning to the classic series we grew up playing, there's no doubt new, standalone ideas are lacking. So when a game as unique, exciting and innovative as Deathloop comes along, you simply have to applaud it.
You play as Colt, an assassin trapped both on the mysterious Blackreef island, and in a deadly timeloop with a rival assassin, Julianna. As you travel Blackreef, taking out targets in an effort to escape the loop, Julianna, controlled either by AI or other players, will attempt to hunt you down and kill you. No worries though, as every time you die, you simply return to the loop. Each time you replay the loop, you will learn more about the gameplay and world of Deathloop, and will get closer to your escape.
The FPS gameplay of Deathloop includes an expansive arsenal of creative weapons and otherwordly abilities. Its playstyle, characterisation and world will keep you enthralled for hours, and with the chance to add this game to your collection for just $48, there's no better way to kick off your PS5 library.Buy for $48 (was $99.95)
Far Cry 6 is the continuation of the highly popular Far Cry series, and easily earns its place as one of the best PlayStation 5 games you can secure for under $60. You play as Dani, a guerilla fighter in the fictional Caribbean country of Yara, working to overthrow the brutal dictatorship of Anton Castillo.
Far Cry 6 offers many of the same features that have made the Far Cry series a household name; rich world-building, creative combat opportunities, and a captivating story full of twists and turns. Castillo joins the ranks of Vaas Montenegro and Pagan Min as lovably evil antagonists that will have you hanging off every word they say.
The largest Far Cry map to date contains an endless supply of missions, side quests and other details that will keep you coming back to this game.Buy for $59 (was $99.95)
The NBA 2K series has long offered gamers the chance to experience the life of an NBA All-Star. This simulation has never been more realistic than it is on NBA 2K22. With state-of-the-art visual presentation, constantly updated rosters to keep track of in-season trades, and excellent player AI, this game is the ultimate NBA experience.
2K22's bevy of game modes means there's always something new and exciting to do. Do you want to pursue your hoop dreams and go on every step of the NBA journey with MyCareer? Why not step behind the scenes and mastermind a dynasty with MyGM? Or, use current and historic rosters to play online and settle debates once and for all.
Whether you've been a devoted NBA fan since AI's step-over, or you just want to have some fun with a great value game on your PS5, NBA 2K22 has you covered.Buy for $49 (was $109.95)
Making you feel like an NBA All-Star is one thing; making you feel like a Viking is quite another. But it's that massive challenge that Ubisoft took on when it made Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and boy did it succeed. Lead your band of crazed Nords as you plunder the coasts of Dark Age Europe. A thrilling combat system allows you to dual wield everything in the Viking's arsenal; swords, axes and shields are all on the table.
Control the story with advanced RPG mechanics, ensuring every decision you make has major effects on the world around you. If you love rich worlds, adrenaline-pumping combat and a great story, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the perfect PlayStation 5 game for your budget collection.Buy for $48.90 (was $99.95)
Mortal Kombat returns with a revamped roster, enhanced gameplay and a myriad of Next-Gen features. A 37-character roster means you'll never run out of new moves and fatalities to try. Mortal Kombat 11 also features some of the best online play the series has ever seen.
This Ultimate edition also comes with Kombat Packs 1 and 2, which contain a host of new characters and skins, and the Aftermath expansion, which includes a whole additional story mode. Some of the guest characters featured in these DLC releases include RoboCop, Rambo and the Joker.
All your favourite Kombat characters, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and so many more, are just waiting to be played with the improved functionality of the PS5, and with Amazon, you can grab a bargain of a deal.Buy for $43.90 (was $89.95)
This unique and compelling survival adventure game, published by Bandai Namco entertainment, throws gamers into the icy depths of planet 4546b. As you try to uncover the mystery of the vanishing of a research team sent to the planet, you will do battle with the aggressive wildlife, while also managing a host of survival mechanics, including hunger, thirst, oxygen and temperature.
Like the original Subnautica, Below Zero takes place mostly underwater, but expands upon the original with more land areas to explore. The original and exciting features and mechanics of Subnautica: Below Zero make this deal one you can't ignore as you build your PlayStation 5 game collection.Buy for $49.95
This spin-off of the ultra-popular Guardians of the Galaxy film series shares every bit of fun, action and nostalgia with its cinematic cousin. Play as Star-Lord as you lead your merry band of misfits on a galaxy-hopping adventure against alien foes like the Universal Church of Truth and the Lethal Legion.
Use Star-Lord's elemental guns and jet boots as you blast your way through an endless stream of creative enemies. An awesome feature of the game is the ability to issue commands to your fellow Guardians in the middle of combat, making you really feel like you're leading a troupe of misfit warriors. The iconic 80s mixtape of the films also makes an appearance in this game, as a mechanic in which the songs boost the abilities of the Guardians.
Guardians of the Galaxy's exciting features and cinematic pedigree cement it as one of the best PlayStation 5 games you can grab for under $60.Buy for $59 (was $99.95)
We've saved the best bargain for last, with this ridiculously low price on the latest instalment of one of the most exciting IPs in gaming. Watch Dogs: Legion follows Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, with the main gameplay feature of hacking taking centre stage. If you can hack it, you can use it in combat and to complete missions, which leads to extremely fun and creative results.
The setting of a futuristic, dystopian London means there's more tech to utilise than ever before, and a sprawling open world you'll never get sick of exploring. But the game's craziest feature allows you to play as anyone you see in the city of London. Everyone you see has their own backstory and skillset, and can be recruited and played as, including hostile enemies.
All that for just $25? Don't turn down this chance for a cheap, but incredible addition to your PlayStation 5 game collection.Buy for $25
Still trying to buy a PS5?
The chance to grab all these affordable games means it's also the perfect time to finally get your hands on a PlayStation 5. Unfortunately stock is still virtually non-existent due to the ongoing impact of COVID on supply chains. But there are plenty of machines available if you don't mind paying a bit extra.
Your best bet is the eBay reseller market where you can regularly find brand new consoles for under $1,000.
If you come across a storefront you are not familiar with claiming to be selling the PlayStation 5, make sure to do your background research to avoid getting scammed.
Need even more info on the PlayStation 5? See our complete on how to buy it in Australia here, and our official review here.