Video game concept

The opposite end of AAA games where the production values are exceptionally low, often used for prototyping or experimenting with game concepts or simply to produce income without much effort.


Alternate name: Value

The first video game about Budget was released in 1987.

D3 Publisher, Phoenix Games Group and D3 has published most of these games

Usually priced around 10-20 EUR/USD on initial release or even less on PC/Console platforms. Not usually counting indie titles.

This does not refer to budget re-releases or discounts that may have come later, nor are indie games budget games by default despite being priced similarly.

Parent group

Game production & development

Child groups

Simple Wii, SIMPLE 2000, SIMPLE 1500, @SIMPLE, SIMPLE 2960 Tomodachi, SIMPLE series

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PS2 202
PS 109
Windows 24
Wii 14
Nintendo DS 11
Atari ST 8
Amiga 7
Xbox 6
Dreamcast 4
GameCube 2
X360 1
PS3 1

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