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10 Best PS4 and Xbox Games For The Money

If you don’t want to spend your hard earned cash on mediocre video games, then our list of 10 best PS4 and Xbox games for the money will be a perfect fit.

Video games industry is growing with every year, and there is no telling if that grow will ever stop. According to Fortune magazine, video game industry “grossed $23.5 billion last year in the U.S. — a 5% jump over 2014”. Of course, you should note that we are not just talking about the video games themselves, but also about the consoles, hardware, gaming equipment, etc. Nevertheless, these are some major figures that make a video games industry very lucrative. Just look at these 11 most expensive virtual items in video games and you will know what we are talking about.

10 Best PS4 and Xbox Games For The Money

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All this money led to a massive flood of video games on the market, with the majority of them having a questionable quality. Except that, the appetites of the gaming community are also growing and it becomes harder to satisfy them with every passing year.

It isn’t enough for a video game to have the good graphic, it also has to possess good storytelling, fresh ideas and be all around fun. These are the elements that are harder to pull off now more than ever. So if you are a proud owner of PS4 or XBOX One console, and you don’t know exactly on which game you should spend your money, we are here to help.

To determine 10 best PS4 and Xbox games for the money, we visited one of the most influential gaming review websites, Game Spot. We took the 20 highest rated video games released so far for both PS4 and Xbox One. The games received points from 1 to 20, depending on their ranking. We also checked the prices for each game on Amazon and rewarded points from 20 for the cheapest one to 1 for the most expensive one. After calculating the scores into our Insider Monkey Game Score, we got our final list.

10. Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition

Insider Monkey Game Score: 20

Price: PS4 $55.04, Xbox One $34.95

Cult Blizzard game Diablo 2 received a sequel on May 15, 2012, and broke the record for a fastest-selling game, shipping 3.4 million copies in the first 24 hours. Special Ultimate Evil Edition of the game was released two years later for PS4 and Xbox One. This is a must have game for any collector.

9. Fallout 4

Insider Monkey Game Score: 22

Price: PS4 $29.53, Xbox One $29.88

Immediately after the release, Fallout 4 became an RPG classic. Interesting story set in dystopian future, compelling gameplay and the enormous world of the game will make sure your investment was well made.

8. Strider

Insider Monkey Game Score: 22

Price: PS4 $19.53, Xbox One $19.39

This game is a trip down the memory lane being a reboot of a 1989 side-scrolling platform game Strider. Strider reboot like its predecessor received widespread critical acclamation. If you are a true Manga fan, Strider is your game.

7. FIFA 16

Insider Monkey Game Score: 24

Price: PS4 $15.00, Xbox One $15.00

The best and most successful soccer simulation managed to meet the expectations with its newest edition. Although FIFA 17 will come out in a couple of months, FIFA 16 still represents value for the money.

6. The Witcher 3

Insider Monkey Game Score: 26

Price: PS4 $33.98, Xbox One $30.89

Officially the best game in 2015. This awesome open world action role-playing video game puts you in the shoes of monster hunter Geralt, who is on a quest to save the world from an upcoming danger. You are able to fight, use magic, explore or just admire the beautiful in-game world.

5. Watch Dogs

Insider Monkey Game Score: 28

Price: PS4 $12.49, Xbox One $12.99

If you want to experience Chicago through the eyes of a modern hacker, then you have your chance with Watch Dogs. Thanks to the announced sequel Watch Dogs 2, the original is available for a low price, so you should grab it and play it.

4. Dark Souls II

Insider Monkey Game Score: 29

Price: PS4 $19.53, Xbox One $19.39

Probably the hardest game on our list of 10 best PS4 and Xbox games for the money you will encounter, but it is well worth the effort. Just like the Witcher 3 and Fallout 4, this is also an action role-playing video game who puts you into shoes of a zombie-like human who must find a way to get back to being a full human once again.

3. NBA2K16

Insider Monkey Game Score: 30

Price: PS4 $19.06, Xbox One $18.63

Regarded as one of the best game in the series, NBA2K16 still has lots to offer for a knockdown price. Although NBA2K17 is near, NBA2K16 will still bring you lots of fun, especially if you are NBA fan.

2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Insider Monkey Game Score: 30

Price: PS4 $24.58, Xbox One $11.00

You are probably familiar with Assassin’s Creed games which are praised for their open world feature and interesting theme of Assassins and Templars. Well, Black Flag which ranks second on our list of best PS4 and Xbox games for the money combines all of that with pirates, so it must be a great combination.

1. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Insider Monkey Game Score: 37

Price: PS4 $14.88, Xbox One $15.99

We will conclude our list of 10 best PS4 and Xbox games for the money with a game that received more than 150 awards and accolades. When you find out that this game has magic, demons, mystery, fantasy and a lot more, it is easy to see why it was so successful. Engaging combat, interesting story and voice acting are just some of the elements that make this game great. There you have it; now you know where to put your money.