It’s 2021 – and R300 isn’t what it used to be. Getting a great gaming experience for the weekend can hurt one’s wallet, but we’ve highlighted 5 games that won’t break the bank and are worth checking out if you’re yet to play them.
Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered (PS4)
Currently on special, the remastered version of Assasin’s Creed III is a great pick-up for anyone who never got around to playing Ubisoft’s third instalment. It’s one of the most interesting time periods in the franchise (set in the late 1700s during the American Revolutionary War) and features some of the slickest combat and trickiest assassination missions in the series.
Far Cry 5 (Xbox One)
With Far Cry 5, you know what you’re getting – and that’s not a bad thing at all. Ubisoft has returned to the recipe that works best, providing a colourful and interesting setting, tons of bad guys to shoot, the firepower to do it with, and delivered a villain for some just motivation – and that’s all we really want from a Far Cry game.
The Division 2 (PS4) – R199
With many games in the loot-shooter genre, it’s always a concern whether there’ll be enough content to keep you coming back for more. Thankfully, with The Division 2, there’s not only a really enjoyable single-player campaign, but the title is packed with nooks and crannies (both online and offline) that’ll have gamers entertained for months – let alone considering the post-launch content that’s yet to come.
Resident Evil 7 (Xbox One) – R299
Resident Evil 7 manages to change the formula but retain the effect. It’s a masterful horror experience, bolstered by some great gameplay ideas, a spine-chillingly sublime presentation, and bizarre story synonymous of the Resident Evil name. The result is one of the most frightening experiences ever made and one of the best games of 2017.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4) – R199
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is every bit the challenging, over-indulgent Nazi-shooter you want it to be, but it’s also not as brash and blunt as it initially looks, providing a relatable, human story alongside its spray of bullets and blood. A must-play for first-person shooter fans.
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*All prices are correct at time of writing.