Steam's annual Summer Sale has begun, the eighth Summer Sale since the tradition began in 2010. Over 10,000 games will be discounted for the duration of the sale, two weeks of glorious affordable gaming. This year's Summer Sale theme is "Intergalactic," taking shoppers to space for deals that are out of this world.
A big part of this year's Summer Sale is the release of a new mini-game named the Summer Saliens Game. The mini-game, which challenges players to team up with other players to fight The Duldrumz, grants assorted in-game customization items and Summer Sale Trading Cards for playing. Playing the Saliens game will also help unlock free games, too. The more people that play, the better chance at free games.
To get a chance at a free game, it's as simple as starting the Saliens game and clicking on a planet. Steam users don't even have to actively participate beyond that, though playing the game does increase the chances of earning a reward.
As would be expected of one of the biggest sales of the year on PC, there are some absolutely amazing deals to be found in the Steam Summer Sale. Some of the most popular ongoing game sales right now include:
- Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition - $29.99
- Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition - $24.99
- Grand Theft Auto 5 - $19.79
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - $35.99
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition - $19.99
There are plenty of other new releases being discounted, too, like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds getting its first sales price since it exited Early Access. Funnily enough, the top-selling software as of right now isn't on sale at all. It's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds debut Event Pass DLC, which launched on Friday morning for $9.99.
Even more audacious is that the top-selling overall product on Steam for the Summer Sale isn't a game or software at all. It's the Steam Link hardware for streaming from your PC to your television, as well as a bundle for Steam Link and the Steam Controller. The Steam Link is discounted to a staggering $2.50.
The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is live right now and will run through 10:00 am July 5. All sales will persist through the entirety of the Summer Sale, so there's no rush.