Our game server hosting technically gets dedicated resources on a shared node just as VPSes do.
It’s all about your budget. If you want proper performance with the best DDoS protection but want to spend under 50 USD then our game server hosting is the only way for you to directly get proper performance without taking a risk with VPS providers.
Since you really want the freedom, a dedicated machine is most likely your end goal.
Price wise for our cheapest dedicated machine is in the 130 USD - 165 USD range which is quite over your budget.
If you don’t care about reliability / performance / DDoS protection then OVH (kimsufi or soyoustart) is for you.