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5 Great PC Games Under 5 Dollars

  • Dink 
5 great pc games under 5 dollars

In the spirit of dirt cheap gaming, today we have 5 pc game deals under $5.  There are some great deals this week including Overcooked, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Silence.

5 PC Games Under 5 Dollars

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MC 77% / Steam Mostly Positive

After playing for this game for a couple hours, I still have no idea what exactly it is about.  The Steam Description is as follows:

“Downward is a first-person open-world parkour based platform adventure set in the medieval ruins of a post-apocalyptic planet Earth. Make your way through breath-taking landscapes, face ancient guardians and unravel the deep mystery that lies behind the disappearance of humanity.”

It’s much easier to understand your objective than it is the story.  The game is very Parkour places.  If you enjoy games like Mirror’s Edge, Downward is worth giving a try.  

I’ve only had a few hours to play it and though I am enjoying the gameplay, the story is still a mystery.  I don’t want to give a rating on it until I get further into the game and see if the story reveals itself more.  

For those who just love Parkour games, Downward is definitely worth playing.  


MC 81% / Steam Very Positive

Overcooked is a game successfully avoided playing for 5 years, and that was my loss.  I avoided it thinking it was just another cooking game like cook, serve, delicious or cooking mama.  It turns out it is similar and more complicated than both games.

Overcooked is primarily movement controls and two buttons of operation.  It sounds simple.  Overcooked is also extremely fast paced, which makes it complicated to keep up.

I would highly recommend playing this one with a friend.  Playing by yourself is possible but to be successful you really have to be able to control two characters with one controller at the same time.  The experience is much better playing couch co-op or through steam remote play.

While the graphics in Overcooked are simplistic, they are still bright and appealing.  The story is secondary but has a good sense of humor to it as well.

Overcooked is a great find for under $5 and hopefully you get to enjoy it with a friend.



MC 75% / Steam Very Positive

Silence is a takes place in the same universe as 2014’s The Whispered World.  While they are in the universe, you can play and understand Silence without knowing anything about The Whispered World.

The visual stylings of Silence are absolutely magnificent.  The story is heartfelt in the same vein as Brothers or To The Moon.  

Silence is a point and click style adventure.  If you are looking for great combat or a lot of action, Silence isn’t it.  If you are looking to play a game that will make you feel something, Silence is your game.


remothered tormented fathers
MC 77% / Steam Very Positive

Remothered: Tormented Fathers is another game I hesitated to play, yet, ended up loving.  You play as Rosemary Reed, and you are looking for your missing daughter Celeste.  You approach the Felton Mansion and talk to the owner Richard who quickly brushes you away.

Doing the smart thing, you sneak back into the mansion.  That’s where things start going off of the rails.

While Remothered : Tormented Fathers doesn’t have that much combat, it has a whole lot of creep.   There is some minor combat such as stabbing an enemy with a knife or putting a baby down (yes, a baby) to distract an enemy while you get away.  Most of the time you are running, hiding, and trying to solve puzzles.

Remothered: Torments Fathers will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout it’s 5 hour run.  

The biggest drawback to Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the amount of objects you can pick up at any given time.  Because of the overabundance it makes it sometimes hard to figure out which items are story items.

Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a great game and easy to accidently play in one sitting.  While some of the plot points aren’t 100% resolved by the end, I wasn’t left wanting when the credits rolled.

ori and the blind forest
MC 88% / Steam Overwhelmingly Positive

When Ori and The Blind Forest was released in 2015 it became an instant classic.  Ori and The Blind Forest is a game that is great for someone who is 5 or 45.

While Ori and the Blind Forest is a platformer the first thing that catches your attention when you load it is how eye dazzling it is.  

Shortly after, it starts telling you the heartfelt story of Ori.  The first time I loaded Ori I was hooked before I even played the game.  

Ori feels like it has combined the best parts of other platformers and action-adventure games while still feeling like its own distinct game.  


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Dink has been gaming since 1980 and building computers since 1988. He is a large fan of Looter Shooters and narrative story driven games. Dink started the blog in 2021 to help make PC gaming more affordable for everyone.