2016 Video Games | Top 25 Under $40

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Here are the 25 Best 2016 Video Games we could find for X-Box, Playstation, and PC.

We know you like to save money, these 2016 Video Games are under $40.

Since the early 90’s we’ve been playing video games. Back in the day, the BEST new video games were for $39.99. This list is dedicated to gamers on a budget.

You’re welcome.

You’ll find a little of everything in this list. Driving games, Shooters, Strategy; basically all genres are covered.

Ok we lied. We left Nintendo Switch games out of this list. We have those in a seperate articles, where we  review the Nintendo Switch Console, and another post where we showcase a list of the Top 5 Nintendo Switch Games. (So Far)

Enough Chit Chat, let’s peep some games.

2016 Video Games | Our Top 25 List

#25. Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 Game Cover

Who doesn’t love to drive fast? Forza has had a steady release of video games for a few years now. This one is sure to not disappoint.

Forza Horizon 3 Highlights:

 What Customers Are Saying:

“Not complicated, but challenging.” -Sharkmarina
Source: Amazon (See Review Below)

Buy Forza Horizon 3 Below! | “★★★★” | X-Box One Exclusive

#24. Gears of War 4

Gears Of War 4 Cover

This gunslinging duo is back in its fourth installment. All aliens need to be destroyed. This gem is only available on Xbox One.


Gears of War 4 Highlights:

What Customers Are Saying:

“My first gears and its been a lot of fun. The story is awesome!” -Johnny
Source: Amazon (See Review Below)

Buy Gears of War 4 Below! | “★★★★” | X-Box One Exclusive

#23. No Mans Sky

No Man's Sky Cover

The initial release of this game left fans completely underwhelmed. Creators of the game had initially promised multiplayer, but the original release of the game did not feature it. They have since released several updates, and I have it on good authority that the game is much more enjoyable now. Think FPS + Minecraft + Star Trek.


No Mans Sky Highlights:

  • First Person Open Universe Shooter
  • Explore Endless Worlds | Name Planets You Discover!
  • Hundreds Of Materials To Mine | Upgrade Your Equipment

No Mans Sky Customer Review:

“I Personally Love This Game.” -Squalltheff8
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy No Man’s Sky Below! | “★★★” | X-Box One, PS4, PC

#22. Batman Return to Arkham

Batman Return to Arkham Cover

Everybody loves the caped crusader. Batman Return To Arkham lets you roam the entire city as Batman, complete with the bat rope that lets you swing like spidey throughout the city.

Combine sweet hand-to-hand combat, with Batman’s gadgets, and you’re unstoppable.


Batman Return to Arkham Highlights:

  • Open Map | Explore the Entire City
  • Use Batmans Gadgets To Complete Your Missions | Batarang, Batrope, Batcape, and more
  • Slick Hand to Hand Combat | Fun Stealth Attacks to Finish Unaware Enemies

Batman Return to Arkham Review:

“[Will]…stand the test of time.” -Lothe
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Batman Return to Arkham Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4

#21. Star Wars Battlefront: Ultimate Edition

Star Wars Battlefront Cover

This game is an instant classic. Star Wars Battlefront is an over the shoulder shooter that places you in the middle of a war between the Alliance and the Rebels. Choose which side of the force you want to follow today.


Star Wars Battlefront: Ultimate Edition Highlights:

  • Fight in Epic Battles | Choose Between Fighting for Good or Evil
  • Multiple Classes of Soldiers to Choose From
  • You Can Even Fight As Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Other Awesome Characters From the Movies!

Star Wars Battlefront Review:

“Ecstatic about playing my favorite Star Wars battles!” -John
Source: Amazon (See Review)


Buy Star Wars: Battle Front Below! | “★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4

#20. Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Cover

If you have never been introduced to the Fallout series, you are in for a treat with this one. This game has an open map that allows you to explore and interact with almost every object. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where everything is a wasteland and you have to rebuild. You can upgrade equipment and armor along the way, as well as switch back and forth from guns to melee. This game offers quite a bit as far as a story line too. If you haven’t checked it out, for $20 its seriously worth it.


Fallout 4 Highlights:

  • Interact With Almost Every Object | All Equipment is Upgradeable
  • Switch Between First Person/Over the Shoulder Camera
  • Massive Open World | Hundreds of Enormous Buildings and Bunkers to Explore!
  • Melee Weapons | Machine Guns | Sniper Rifles | There is even a Nuke Launcher

Fallout 4 Customer Review:

“I’m new to the Fallout series and this is by far the most in depth and engrossing game I’ve played in a long time.” -John
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Fallout 4 Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, PC

#19. Mafia 3

Mafia 3 Cover

Become the Don, run the town. You decide how to operate during missions, you can either be stealthy or brazen, the choice is yours.

Either way, blood will be shed.


Mafia 3 Highlights:

  • Large Open Map
  • Decisions You Make Change the Outcome of the Game
  • Over the Shoulder Shooter | Multiple Weapons to Choose From!

Mafia 3 Customer Review:

“I like the gameplay where you can either use stealth and kill people by hand or go in guns blazing.” -Mangoseed
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Mafia 3 Below! | “★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, PC

#18. WWE 2K17

WWE 2K17 Cover

Who doesn’t love smashing chairs over people’s head? The only downside is Brock Lesnar’s ugly face on the cover. Win the championship belt and bragging rights today.

WWE 2K17 Highlights:

  • Stone Cold Stun all these Jabronies with over 40 Wrestlers to choose from
  • Create Your Own Wrestlers
  • Multiple Gameplay Modes to Choose From

WWE 2K17 Customer Review:

“Great Game, huge roster.” -Joshua S.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy WWE 2K17 Below! | “★★★★” | X-Box One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3

#17. RockSmith

RockSmith Cover

This game will teach you guitar! Learn something difficult the easy way with RockSmith.

RockSmith allows you to learn popular songs at your own pace. Play along with some of your favorite classic songs! You will need a special cord to plug your guitar into your console for this game.

RockSmith Highlights:

  • Plug your Guitar into your Console to play along with songs on the screen
  • Slow Songs Down To Play At Your Own Pace
  • 95% of guitar players notice improvement after playing this game!
  • You Will Need a Special Cord to Play RockSmith

RockSmith Customer Review:

“This game will allow you to finally learn songs all the way through without getting frustrated at any one particular riff. Plus, reading tabs is MISERABLE and takes way more effort than it should. Being able to slow the song down in the riff repeater is an absolute game changer.” -Anonymous
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy RockSmith Below! | “★★★★” | X-Box One, PS4

#16. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Cover

This is the newest installment in the super popular Call Of Duty series. This one takes the warfare to outer space. They’ve dropped the price on this one for the holidays! Pick up Call of Duty Infinite Warfare today!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Highlights:

  • Intense First Person Shooter Action
  • Highly Customizable Loadouts | Upgradeable Equipment
  • Engaging Storyline
  • One of the Biggest Online Multiplayer Game Series of All Time

Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare Customer Review:

“I know it’s not a popular opinion, but this campaign is the best one I’ve honestly played in the Call of Duty franchise..” -Scott H.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Below! | “★★★★” | X-Box One, PS4

#15. Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Lego Marvel Superheroes Cover

This game combines two of my favorite things from childhood. Legos and Superheroes. Lego has consistently made awesome games, and this one is no exception. Explore this Lego Super Hero World today!

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Highlights:

  • More than 100 Lego Heroes and Villians from the Marvel Universe
  • Smash Through Lego Worlds and Save the Universe
  • Fun Storyline that keeps the game fun!

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Customer Review:

“I’ve loved almost all the LEGO video games, but this might be my favorite yet.” -Matt
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Lego Marvel Super Heroes Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4

#14. Doom

Doom Cover

A new take, on an old classic. Doom is a fast paced, super intense first person shooter. This game is seriously in your face, and takes quite a bit of skill to play. I would recommend this game to experts only who love challenges.

Doom Highlights:

  • Fast Paced First Person Shooter
  • Hidden Weapons to Find in Each Level
  • Basically this is an updated version of the original game, and fans LOVE it.

Doom Customer Review:

“If you are a fan of fast paced first person shooters than this is the game to play…COD Who?” -Eric H.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Doom Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#13. NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover

NBA 2K17 is seriously fun.

My Park is a feature in the game that allows you to play “pick up” street games. 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, and 21 are all options. You start with a character and build up his or her skills to play how you like.

Will you dunk on every one, or shoot a 3 in their face?

NBA 2K17 Highlights:

  • Customize Your “Baller” With Endless Gear and Upgradeable Stats
  • Game Modes Include: MyPark, Fantasy Drafts, Season Mode, Playoff Mode, and Several More
  • Use the Trick Stick to perform various crossovers, spins, and dipsy doodlies.

NBA 2K17 Customer Review:

“Can’t beat this game if you like basketball” -Jeremey
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy NBA 2K17 Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#12. Assassins Creed Ezio Collection

Assassins Creed Ezio Collection

Assassins Creed was, and continues to be, a ground breaker. This game basically invented the fluid, parkour running style that this game is now famous for. The storyline to this series is epic, so this collection is a great way to get started with the saga.

Assassins Creed Ezio Collection Highlights:

  • Contains THREE Games totaling over 80 Hours of Gameplay
  • Over the Shoulder Style Camera | Open World Map
  • EPIC Storyline

Assassins Creed Ezio Collection Customer Review:

“Amazing video games, I’d say some of the best ever to be made.” -Christopher C.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Assassins Creed Ezio Collection Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#11. FarCry Primal

Far Cry Primal Cover

FarCry has been a steady fan favorite for the past decade or so. This new game puts you in a prehistoric time period, with all of the same farcry tactics and controls that fans have come to enjoy. The open world map is full of items to collect and then craft into better and stronger equipment for your warrior.

Assassins Creed Ezio Collection Highlights:

  • First Person Open Map | Attack with your Fists or Hand Crafted Weapons
  • Hunt Animals | Find Crafting Materials | Upgrade Gear
  • Crisp Graphics | Fun Storyline

Far Cry Primal Customer Review:

“I have spent hours upon hours playing this game exploring all there is to explore and I’m still not done! ” -Kasey B.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Far Cry Primal Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#10. Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 Cover

Rockstar Games is back with the 5th edition of stealing cars and killing hookers.

This open world map lets you run around and pretty much do whatever you want.

The all-new story in this one is seriously engaging, and fans agree this might be the best one yet.


Grand Theft Auto 5 Highlights:

  • Open Map | Drive Any Car You Want Anywhere
  • Do Whatever You Want | Just Be Prepared To Fight The Cops
  • Engrossing Storyline

Grand Theft Auto 5 Customer Review:

“Great open world game, and nice place to come into the series if you’re not familiar ” -Empress M.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Grand Theft Auto 5 Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#9. Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 Cover

There is no honor among thieves. The original game was seriously fun, and this game promises that its even better than the first.

Dishonored 2 Highlights:

  • Play as an Assassin with Super Powers
  • Infilitrate Stealthily, or Destroy Everything in your path
  • Upgrade Skills and Customize Your Skillsets!

Dishonored 2 Customer Review:

“I LOVE this game, the story is phenomenal and I love how you can play it over again and never get the same gameplay twice” -Caledonia H.
Source: Amazon (See Review)

Buy Dishonored 2 Below! | “★★★★1/2” | X-Box One, PS4, X-Box 360, PS3

#8. Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Cover

This action-packed shooter puts zombies against various garden plants in a cartoon style battle game.

Buy Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 ($39.99, PS3, PS4, X-Box 360, X-Box One)

#7. Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider Cover

Laura Croft was one of my first childhood crushes. They keep taking this character and evolving it throughout the years. 20 years later, Tomb Raider is still going strong. See where it all began in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Buy Rise of the Tomb Raider On Amazon  ($39.99, PS4, X-Box 360, X-Box One)

#6. Need For Speed Rivals

Need for Speed Rivals

Need for Speed Rivals  is one of the most intense racing games I have ever played. This game offers an insane amount of vehicle choices as well as customizable parts, traps, and vehicle upgrades. The graphics on this game are incredible, and the races will literally keep you on the edge of your seat.

Buy Need For Speed Rivals on Amazon (From $21, X-Box 360, X-Box One, PS3, PS4)


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