Top Steam Games Under Five Dollars: Our Recommendations

Posted on Jan 11 2014 - 9:08pm by Eric Hoff

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How often do you log onto your Steam client and see in the top right corner your wallet balance with only a few dollars left? Oh how I hate having Steam cash just sitting there going to waste. There are always some excellent FTP titles available such as Team Fortress 2, Warframe and DOTA 2, but sometimes you want to branch out from free to play. This article is a list of my personal top 5 Steam titles that you can spend your last five bucks on. These games don’t suck and don’t cost much either. If you have any additions to this list, please share them in the comments below.

Also, you need to remember that Steam offers daily Sales which cut prices down to the core. Always keep your eyes on what offers they have for you on any particular day. The games below are titles normally priced at five dollars or less.

 

jericho-steam#5 - Clive Barker’s Jericho

  • Genre: Action
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
  • Metascore 63/100
About the game: Clive Barker’s Jericho™ is a terrifying squad-based horror First Person Shooter game based on an original concept and story by legendary horror writer and filmmaker Clive Barker, the creator of Hellraiser.
An ancient evil has broken through into our world and is threatening to spread its taint across the whole of the earth unless it’s stopped. At ground zero lies the Middle Eastern city of Al-Khali, a modern city built atop the ancient ruins of a dozen previous conquerors. Clive Barker’s Jericho delivers an overload of sensory horror. Players journey through hellish locations and slices of time combating gruesome and twisted enemies. A squad-based horror First Person Shooter, “Jericho” refers to the Jericho Team, a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, each Jericho Team member is an expert in different para-psychological disciplines, including telekinesis, pyromancy, blood magic and exorcism.

 

vvvvvv-steam#4 – VVVVVV

  • Genre: Action, Indie
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
  • Metascore 81/100

About the game: VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you’ve found yourself in, and reuniting your friends.

VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump – instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways.

The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

 

overlord-steam#3 – Overlord

  • Genre: RPG
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
  • Metascore 81/100

About the game: Prepare to be tempted, mesmerized and thrilled, become the Overlord, how corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation. Your actions impact the game world. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic? THINK EVIL, BREED EVIL, CONTROL ALL!

 

binding-of-issac-steam#2 –  The Binding of Issac

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2011
  • Metascore 84/100

About the game: When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

 

monday-night-combat-steam#1 – Monday Night Combat

  • Genre: Action, Strategy, Indie, Sports
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2011
  • Metascore 82/100

About the game: Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for “honor” or “duty” when you can fight for the real American dream: cash, fame and endorsements?

 

Be sure to check out our Top 5 Free To Play list.

So there you have it. Do you disagree or do you have other titles which you feel should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.