The Xbox Store offers a great variety of games that suits every pocket, so even if you have $10 and want to buy an Xbox One game. we’ve got a few suggestions.
Xbox One games with a very friendly price tag
It’s fair to say that Limbo is one of the best puzzle platformers ever created. The game is about a little boy who is uncertain about the fate of his sister and decides to enter limbo to find her.
The game‘s black and white aesthetics will immediately catch the eye as a unique element and crucial to the gameplay and overall atmosphere of the game. Throughout the course of the game, you will come across humans who will try to kill the little boy while others who will run away from him.
You can buy Limbo for $9.99 from the box Store.
Grow Up (suggested)
This game lets you follow the adventures of BUD, a cute tiny robot, as it struggles to collect all the parts of its mothership now scattered in space.
As a player, you’ll guide BUD and explore an entire alien planet rich in flora and fauna. You’ll also make new friends. As it explores the new environment, BUD uses many unconventional moves instead of walking: it will tuck into ball mode to boost, bounce and roll around the planet and soar between floating islands.
You can buy Grow Up for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Guns, Gore and Cannoli
This game takes you to 1920’s Thugtown. Don’t take too long to get your bearings, though, but rather prepare yourself for non-stop, over-the-top, fast-paced action. As a player, you’ll meet gangsters from the ’20s and experience friendship, betrayal, vengeance, and witness first-hand the rise and fall of a criminal mastermind.
The game tells the story of Vinnie Cannoli and his mob family. Beneath the city overrun by zombies, there’s a dark story of conspiracy and betrayal. As a player, your main task is to unravel the sneaky mafia and government conspiracies while looking for your lost pal and trying to learn more about the zombie-outbreak.
You can buy Guns, Gore and Cannoli for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Slender: The Arrival
Slender: The Arrival is the official game adaptation of Slender Man. Your goal is to find 8 manuscripts about the Slender Man. Don’t get too close to him, though, as the more you do, the faster your sanity drains.
You can buy Slender: The Arrival for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
The first thing that will impress you about this game is its graphics. As a player, you’ll explore a surreal 1920s dreamscape and film noir-inspired reality. You play as Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl named Didi. You have powers that no one else does and you can use them to help Didi find out more about the mysteries surrounding her family.
Together, you’ll solve mind-bending puzzles and enter a world of cabaret singers, circus performers, and other unusual characters.
You can buy Contrast for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Cannon Brawl lets you pilot an airship, command powerful weapons, and shoot high-powered lasers. Use these weapons to destroy the very earth from under your enemies feet.
The game will challenge your ability to manage combat priorities as well as your reaction speed. You’ve got over fifteen units and five airship pilots to choose from for a huge variety of strategic combinations. The competitive 1v1 online multiplayer with ranked matching allows you to invite a friend for a private battle and who ranks first.
You can buy Cannon Brawl for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC
Draw a Stickman: EPIC is a game that definitely stands out from the crowd. Your stickman buddy was kidnapped by the evil Zarp and you’re his only hope. Fight against swarms of killer bees, enemy dragons, and other evil creatures.Use the Xbox Kinect or the controller’s joystick to sketch and doodle your way through the many challenging obstacles the evil Zarp throws at you.
Let your imagination loose and enter this cartoon-like world. You can buy Draw a Stickman: EPIC for $7.99 from the Xbox Store
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
The Caribbean Museum curator Sarah Black is making the final arrangements for the grand pirate exhibition’s star attraction – the mummified corpse of a fearsome 18th-century pirate. The pirate then comes to life and kidnaps Sarah’s teenage daughter. Her only option is to go after him and save her daughter’s life.
You’ll go to chilling locations, explore rotting shipwrecks and dank and mordant caves while using your wits to find clues, solve puzzles, and uncoil the ancient mysteries of Skull Island.
You can buy Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
If you like puzzle games, you can try out Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. You’ll find yourself outside a small town on the side of the road. Your body remembers the recent dramatic events that your mind cannot or will not recall. In the seemingly peaceful, pastoral lands of Vermont lurks an ancient evil. The question is: are you brave enough to confront it?
You can buy Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek for $9.99 from the Xbox Store.
Riptide GP2 gives you a rocket-powered hydro jet and puts your racing skills to the test. You’ll face dynamic, ever-changing torrent of waves while racing through futuristic cityscapes, twisting canals, and rivers. The game also gives you the opportunity to build a collection of powerful watercraft and customize their performance and paint schemes.
You can take part in 6-player split-screen matches and show off your racing skills in front of your friends. The Single Player Career Mode lets you compete in over 60 challenging races and freestyle events.
You can buy Riptide GP2 for $6.99 from the Xbox Store.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other Xbox games, check out our wide collection of guides.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in February 2017 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.