Hungry for games, but don’t have the money to buy them all? Welcome to the club. It’s not easy facing the screen with the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey or NieR:Automata staring back at you, unpurchased, without feeling a twinge of sadness. But it’s not all doom and gloom—if you know where to look, that is.
As Andrew reveals, there are a few steps you can take to expand your gaming library for a fraction of the cost.
For hunting down collector’s editions and worthwhile deals, Wario64 and Cheap Ass Gamer are two accounts you should keep an eye on, and there’s also the fine folks over at the r/pcgaming subreddit. Then we have fabulous sites like Humble Bundle which give players a collection of games at a name your own price, plus the occasional free game. Our Daily Deals are a great source of discounted games too.
If you want a less digitally oriented approach, renting physical copies of games is (thankfully) still possible. Libraries can be an absolute boon, but just make sure that the code hasn’t been redeemed if it’s a Steam game (mutters angrily from experience).