A few times per year gamers get a chance to build up a giant catalog of unplayed PC titles at a fraction of their retail costs thanks to the Steam seasonal sales. There may not be enough hours in the day to play through all the games we end up purchasing, but how can you turn down deals like 75% off of XCOM?
The Steam Summer 2014 sale is officially underway and the rotating list of titles is already full of hard to pass up deals. As we’ve seen in the past, the sale format includes two sections. Consumers can browse daily deals, which are valid for 24 hours, or flash deals, which expire and are replaced after eight hours.
The sale runs today (June 19) through June 30. That gives shoppers twelve days of deals to survive. The sales may be insane, but even at 15-85% off, those bills are sure to add up after twelve days of purchases. Have a look at the currently featured deals at the Steam Store and try not to spend your whole budget all at once…
Daily Deals (20 hours remaining at the time we’re writing this):
- DayZ for $25.49 (regularly $29.99)
- Dead Rising 3 for $37.49 (regularly $49.99)
- Democracy 3 for $8.49 (regularly $24.99)
- Divinity Original Sin for $31.99 (regularly $39.99)
- Don’t Starve for $3.74 (regularly $14.99)
- Far Cry 3 for $7.49 (regularly $29.99)
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for $7.99 (regularly $39.99)
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for $3.99 (regularly $19.99)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $8.49 (regularly $29.99)
Flash Deals (Four hours remaining at the time we’re writing this):
- Dead Island Riptide for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
- DmC: Devil May Cry for $12.49 (regularly $49.99)
- Hotline Miami for $1.49 (regularly $9.99)
- Mirror’s Edge for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
Although there aren’t really any weak links in this first batch of sales, we’ve bolded the titles that are our favorites or that we think are just too cheap to pass up. With a variety of titles ranging from indies like Hotline Miami to blockbusters like Far Cry 3 (this is the perfect opportunity to get caught up before Far Cry 4), there is definitely something for every type of PC gamer out there on sale. If the first list of games doesn’t offer anything you haven’t picked up in a previous sale or at retail price, check back in four hours to catch the next round of flash deals.
You may have a bit of say in the round round of sales as well, if you opt to participate in the Community’s Choice event. Steam users have the chance to vote between two sets of games and help decide which ones will go on sale next. The current matchup is Action – RPG (7 Days to Die, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Torchlight 2 and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2) versus Indie – Great Soundtrack (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Fez, Trine 2 and Valdis Story: Abyssal City).
Which of the current deals are you most excited for? Which games do you hope show up in the next round? Let us know in the comments.
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Source: Steam Store