Games on the Cheap: November 2020

Games on the Cheap: November 2020

Xbox Game Pass, Games with Gold, PlayStation Plus, Epic Games Store, Prime Gaming and more

Games on the Cheap is back! The last time I did one of these was way back in June 2018. A lot has happened since then, with many huge free games being offered (GTA V) and developments to subscription models (Game Pass on PC).

With the release of the Xbox Series consoles and PlayStation 5 this month, there will be a heap of games on offer that will only require the cost of Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus. Pretty good considering the cost of the new machines!

My biggest pick this month has to be EA Play becoming part of the cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for console players (it’s coming to PC December). This includes a whole heap of sport games from the 20 series (FIFA 20 anyone?) and hits (and some misses) like Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville, Sea of Solitude, Battlefield V, A Way Out, Unravel Two, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Star Wars Battlefront II, Mass Effect Andromeda and the phenomenal Titanfall 2. Personally, this will be a good chance for me to finally finish Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and A Way Out (which I had a heap of fun playing with my wife who very rarely plays games).

Over on PlayStation 5 land is the PlayStation Plus Collection, which is a selection of 20 PlayStation 4 games that will be included for those who pick up a PS5 and have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. The big hitters here are God of War and Uncharted 4 (my personal favourite game of the current – almost last – generation). This won’t be available for PlayStation 4 gamers FYI.

My individual gaming pick is Tetris Effect: Connected as part of the launch of Xbox Series X and S. All that money on a new console and the first thing I’ll play on it will be a new version of Tetris. It’s like the Game Boy all over again! Also, if you’ve not checked out Celeste, it’s a beauty.

Here are the GAMES ON THE CHEAP for November 2020

Xbox Games Pass

  • November 5
    • Celeste
    • Comanche (PC only)
    • Deep Rock Galactic
    • Eastshade
    • Knights and Bikes
  • November 10 (Series X launch day)
    • EA Play
    • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
    • Tetris Effect: Connected
    • Scorn
    • The Medium
  • November 17
    • Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox

Xbox Games With Gold

  • Out from the 1st
    • Aragami: Shadow Edition
    • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Out from the 16th
    • Swimsanity!
    • Lego Indiana Jones

PlayStation Plus

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PlayStation 4)
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (PlayStation 4)
  • PlayStation Plus Collection (PlayStation 5) – November 12
  • Bugsnax (PlayStation 5) – November 12

Epic Games Store

So these PC games are completely free. Worth getting an account on your phone even if you don’t have a PC to take advantage of the freebies (just play them when you do).

  • Available until November 6
    • Blair Witch
    • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
  • November 6-13
    • Wargame: Red Dragon

Humble Choice

  • Tropico 6: El Prez Edition
  • Autonauts
  • The Sunless Bundle
  • Shadows Awakening
  • Fae Tactics
  • Fantasy Blacksmith
  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster
  • Goat of Duty
  • The Uncertain
  • Basement
  • Lightmatter
  • Iron Dagger


At the time of writing, 97 free PC games! Check them out here. Honestly though, nothing jumps out.

Prime Gaming

Don’t forget about Prime Gaming (it’s part of your Amazon subscription you probably already pay for).

  • All month (starting the 2nd)
    • Arion: Legacy of the Korl-Odan
    • A Knight’s Quest
    • Lethis – Path of Progress
    • Smoke and Sacrifice
    • Victor Vran
  • Available until November 13
    • Dead Age
    • Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl
    • Layers of Fear
    • Silver Chains
    • Surf World Series
  • Available until November 20
    • The Occupation
  • Available until November 27
    • Extreme Exorcism

GAMES ON THE CHEAP: November 2020 and more

On our VERSUS PLAYER podcast we occasionally chat about the freebies, sales and deals for the month. This includes the games that are part of Xbox Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. We also chat about any good Humble Bundle, Good Old Games or other deals and freebies around the net. Give us a listen here or on a whole bunch of podcast services, including iTunes.

What are your picks for the month? Are there any other good deals floating around on the net that are worthy of a mention? Got any questions for the podcast? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy gaming (and bargain hunting)!