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Looking to get the best bang for your buck? We've got 20 Xbox One games under $20

It might be the big game franchises like Halo and Call of Duty and Forza that get all of the attention, but there are some truly great Xbox One games out there that you can get for dirt cheap. So let's fill out your Xbox library with some of these 20 fantastic Xbox Store games — some indie, some classics, all awesome — that cost $20 or less.

Update February 3 2017: We've introduced six entries to our top sub-$20 pile and removed some older ones.

Inside

Inside

One of 2016's most critically acclaimed games, Inside is from the minds that brought you Limbo. When you start you'll know very little about what's going on, but the story is unique and engrossing, as is the art style and the world you play through. Not giving anything away, but if you're into story-driven games Inside is a must buy.

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Subnautica

If you've ever wanted to explore the bottom of the ocean, then Subnautica is the game for you. You'll be able to explore the depths of the sea and the dangers that lurk down there. This is still a game that is in progress, but it's already awesome and poised to get even better. It's available in the Xbox Store for $19.99.

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Dead Island Definitive Edition

Are you a fan of zombies in paradise? This game is a facelift on an old classic, sending you out to fight your way through a zombie-infested island resort. Whether you're shooting them, running them over in a vehicle, or knocking them upside the head with a paddle, Dead Island Definitive Edition will let you get your zombie fix for just $19.99.

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Oxenfree

Oxenfree

In Oxenfree you take on the role of Alex, on a seemingly innocent teenage trip to Edwards Island. Only it quickly becomes much more than that. Another story-driven title, Oxenfree has some of the best natural dialog you'll find in any game on any platform. An absolute must play.

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Hard Reset Redux

In the end times of the war against the machines, only one city stands against those that would destroy mankind. In this atmospheric cyberpunk dystopia your job is to keep those murderous machines from breaching the city's defenses. A facelift on an old classic, Hard Reset Redux is still a fantastically fun shooter available for just $19.99.

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Astroneer

Astroneer

Astroneer is the newest Game Preview title and also the newest addition to the Play Anywhere stable. It's a lot of fun, too. You go round exploring, hoovering up resources and such, and while the controls are a little hard to get the hang of, hopefully things will improve as it gets closer to being a finished product. But Astroneer is space exploration done properly.

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Among the Sleep

Have you ever considered what the world looks like as a toddler? How big and frightening the world can be? Among the Sleep is a psychological thriller in which you play as a two year old. With your sidekick Teddy, you'll try to find your parents in a world that seems absolutely terrifying. You can pick it up now for just $14.99.

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Fenix Furia

When it comes to a fun, and fast-paced platformer than you need look no further than Fenix Furia. Play as Fenix who is hunting down the only survivor after his entire village is destroyed and it's inhabitants killed. You'll have to jump, and dash through obstacles while avoiding enemies. The game is really fast paced and a great way to burn a few hours. You can grab it for $14.99.

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Dishonored Definitive Edition

In a world gone mad you'll play as a loyal subject of the crown who is framed for murder. Revenge is yours to pursue, and there's a kidnapped princess to rescue. You'll have to decide whether you want to be sneaky and spare your enemies from death, or fall to the dark side and leave havoc in your wake. You can pick it up for just $19.99.

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Steredenn

It's time to save the Earth from space pirates. Fly through space destroying the pirates. You'll get access to dozens of different weapons, and fly through beautiful galaxies while shooting endlessly. With plenty of pixels, Steredenn will be a nostalgic ride if you decide to give it a shot. You can download it now for $12.99.

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Rocket League

Rocket League

Mix ball games with cars and what you have is Rocket League. It's fast paced and action packed and in each 5 minute match the objective is simple: Score more goals than the other team. Rocket League is enormous fun, easy to pick up but a real challenge to master. Once you've got the hang of the physics, you'll soon be scoring hat tricks all over!

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Plague Inc: Evolved

It's time to destroy the world, but this time with a pandemic twist. To win this game you'll need to set loose a vicious pandemic, and then evolve it to slowly kill everyone on the planet. It's a dark game, but it's addictive and more fun than you would think. You can pick it up for $14.99.

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

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. And so it begins. This isn't just another me too simulator game, though. Stardew Valley has an enormous world that opens up in front of you and has a quite unique graphical style that hooks you in the moment you lay eyes on it.

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The Banner Saga

If you're a fan of dramatic gameplay where your choices really matter, then you've got to check out Banner Saga. You play as a Viking clan, where every single choice that you make has serious and sometimes terrible consequences. Originally available only on PC, you can now pick it up right on your Xbox One for $19.99.

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

The forest of Nibel is dying, and Ori is its last hope. This absolutely beautiful platformer will test your logic, as well as jerk on your heartstrings. The Definitive Edition brings new levels, new difficulties, new attacks, and the a story guaranteed to drag you in. It's available now for $19.99.

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Oddworld: New 'N Tasty

Welcome back to Oddworld, where you'll play as Abe. Once a humble floor waxer, after he finds out his company's insidious plans he intends to break out. This update on the original Oddworld brings tons of new content right to your Xbox One. Use your brain to escape the factory, and take in the beautiful and occasionally terrible backgrounds. You can pick up this fantastic game for $19.99.

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Zombi

Zombi transports you to a London that has been overtaken by the zombie blight. Fight your way through the city but be careful — if you're killed you'll have to start all over again with a new character. You can download Zombi now for $19.99.

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Unravel

Meet Yarny, a strange creature who slowly unravels as he moves through the world. This is a physics-based puzzler that will make you really think to complete each level. This beautifully rendered game will tug on your heart strings while testing your logic skills. You can check it out for $19.99.

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Badland: Game of the Year Edition

This side-scrolling physics game will test all of your logic skills as you make your way through various obstacles. This version of Badland includes multiplayer for up to 4 players, in both a competitive and co-op modes. You can check out this one now for $11.99.

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Minecraft

It's Minecraft. On Xbox One. If for some reason you've yet to see what all the hoopla is about, the Xbox One edition of Mojang's phenomenon falls in the sub-$20 category. Punch trees, dig holes, kill creepers and build quite wonderful structure. The only limit is your imagination.

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There are a lot of games available in the Xbox Store for under $20, but these are the best options that are worth your time and money. Check them out, let us know what you think — and if you've got a game that you love that's not on this list, let us know about it in the comments!