Best Cheap PC Games 2020

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PC gaming opens your world to countless games, including many available at ultra-low prices, with options across all budgets. Whether you're looking for cheap deals on great gaming experiences or looking to get started absolutely free, we've rounded up the best cheap PC games at their best prices this December — all providing insane value below $25.

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Microsoft's PC game subscription pulls millions with over 100 games available to download on your system for a flat monthly fee. It includes Microsoft favorites like Halo, Forza, and Gears of War and top titles like Among Us, DOOM, Dead by Daylight, and more. It's usually $10 a month, but you can get started for just $1 today. It's one of the best deals in gaming, ideal when searching for gaming on the cheap.

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Picking up new games doesn't need to cost $60 a time, and with PC gaming opening your horizons to numerous established storefronts, you can find some must-play experiences for cheap. Various indie titles have also seen themselves among the best PC games in 2020, which means you don't need to overspend to play the latest and greatest.

Among Us remains one of the hottest titles on PC, with its social deduction gameplay seeing players interrogate their crewmates, hunting down the imposter among the group. It's an accessible title that almost anyone can understand, seeing players talk themselves out of hot water and deceive the pack while picking up on social cues that could expose those hiding the truth. It's best experienced with a handful of friends, especially valuable in an era of social distancing.

But if you're searching for the best possible value in gaming, the Xbox Game Pass PC subscription could be your best bet. Microsoft's Netflix-style game subscription service provides access to a list of over 100 titles on Windows 10, all available for download directly to your PC. It includes some of the latest Microsoft releases like Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Forza, as well as third-party releases like Among Us, DOOM Eternal, and No Man's Sky. While usually $10 a month for access, an ongoing promotion serves up your first month for just a $1 introductory fee. Now that's a great value proposition.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.