princeofpersia Games are not cheap, they never have been, and they never will be. This is our curse to bare as gamers. There is an answer though, patience. If you’re able to wait a few months you can snag games at a fraction of the original price with the savings increasing if you buy them used. Love them or hate them, used games are here to stay and are a great way to build your game library while still hanging on to those rupees.

So it’s summer and you’re looking for games to play since summer is made for playing games, not going outside. Who doesn't love the feeling of walking out of your local store with a game, popping that bad boy in, and seeing that start menu for the first time. Which is why my first recommendation for you gamers on a budget out there, is the Prince of Persia remake Ubisoft released in 2008, grab it now for only $2.99 at your local Gamestop.

Now don’t judge a game by its price and let me tell you why this is not only a great game but a steal you should jump on at once! Prince of Persia a platforming game with a mix of combat and puzzle-solving thrown in there to keep things fresh. The Prince of Persia games have always been about grand adventures accompanied with tight controls and fluid animation, and this iteration is no different. While the story and the characters never really “wow” you or make you love them, they do a well enough job of guiding you along the Arabian lands. Ubisoft opted to go with a cel-shaded look and in my opinion it works. The colors really pop and the environments are lush and vibrant. They will take you about 12 hours to complete, whether or not you go exploring for collectibles, and you achievement/trophy hunters are going to want to go exploring.

Times are tough and saving money is even tougher, but all work and no play didn't raise Tommy's gamerscore up. So get off that couch, treat yourself to a 3 dollar adventure of excitement, love, and a little more excitement.

Prince of Perisa (2008) is on sale for $2.99 at Gamestop for Xbox 360 & PS3, go play it if you want, but you should.