Welcome to the seventeenth installment of a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com—the Bargain Basement.
It's as sure as death or taxes that anyone who takes up videogaming will find themselves rooting through a bargain bin and scouring the pre-owned shelves sooner or later. For those that do, few things feel as satisfying as saving hard-earned cash and getting a gem of a game at the same time.
The titles covered below can usually be found online or in any brick-and-mortar shop, often for $20.00 or less. Keep in mind that the selections in this feature may be older and not on the latest hardware, so it's assumed that the technology isn't bleeding-edge. The final scores for each title are based on a modified scale taking this into account, and doesn't compare them to today's visual standards—gameplay is what we're talking about here.