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Just because a game is cheap, doesn’t mean that it can’t feature gameplay that keeps you hooked for hours on end. A game with a budget price tag and many hours of gameplay that you actually want to play is a rare find, and it’s one that offers incredible value. That’s just what we are going to talk about today, as these PSN games feature reasonable price tags and gameplay that is so addicting, you will want to come back over and over again for just a little more.
If you want to talk about games in which you can lose yourself, Minecraft stands tall among the rest. If you haven’t heard of Minecraft, it’s a game where you build stuff with polygonal blocks that has sold what seems like infinite copies across every game platform under the sun, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
What makes Minecraft so addicting is its open nature. There’s not a lot of direction, thus allowing the player to do pretty much whatever their heart desires. Because of that, there is really no end, providing hundreds of hours out of the game without running out of content. People come back to it over and over, so if you’re looking for a game that will deliver a massive amount of addicting gameplay for a low price, this is the one you need to download.
There’s a reason Pac-Man is one of the most successful games from the arcade era, and that’s because it makes you want to come back for more. In a time when games were built around trying to suck more money from patrons, Pac-Man stood tall above the rest with its addicting nature, and that all holds up in Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and with the tweaks that bring the game into the modern era, you might even say that it’s actually more addicting than old-school games, which is no small feat.
What really keeps you coming back to this game is the leaderboard. With new modes like Time Attack, Score Attack, and Ghost Combo, trying to beat the scores on the leaderboard becomes incredibly addicting, and with three major modes across which you can do it, it’s easy to spend hours on end just trying to get your score a little higher. If you’ve ever enjoyed a game of Pac-Man (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?), you will love this one. And with its budget price, you have no reason not to let it take over your life!
Peggle is one of those games with a simple premise, but an execution so flawless that it’s impossible not to fall into it and lose track of your time. It’s a little like “Plinko” from the classic game show “The Price Is Right,” but with some twists that make it better suited to being played in video game form. The most important of these is the powerups that you get as you unlock the different characters.
Peggle is not the longest game, and skilled players can beat it in a few hours, but there’s always that desire to go back and bump up your score. The fact that the ball bounces around the pegs in a random fashion always leaves you feeling like you could have set up the shot a little better, which makes you want to play more. Add in the challenge modes and other gameplay elements, and you have a game that you will never want to stop playing.
When you think about post apocalyptic games on the PlayStation 3, The Last of Us is probably the one that comes to mind, and with good reason. But Tokyo Jungle is a game you need to have on your radar. Instead of trying to survive as a human in the world, you actually play as an animal trying to keep your species alive. It has exploring, action, strategy, and plenty of animal fighting to keep you busy. It’s quirky and different, so you should definitely give it a go.
This game has absolutely massive replay value with a survival and story mode, as well as 50 breeds and 80 types of animals to unlock. Plus, there’s online leaderboards that will let you compete with your friends for how long you can keep your species going. If that’s not enough, there’s DLC that can be purchased to give the player additional animal types to play.
Now Go On, Get Hooked
If you think you need to spend $60 in order to get hours of gameplay, you are mistaken. Games like the ones above remind us that you can get truly hooked on a game, even it comes with a small price tag. So go on, download these games and prepare to get sucked in to some awesome gameplay.
What are some games, on PSN or otherwise, that have really sucked you in thanks to incredibly addicting mechanics? Hit the comments section below and let’s talk about it!