The Steam Summer Sale is a yearly event for PC gamers. A huge amount of games get their prices cut by as much as 90 percent. If you’re like most gamers, you’ve probably bought at least a few games that you never even tried out yet, but that wwon’t stop you from buying a few more. Here are eight games that we’d suggest are well worth their sale prices.
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Metro Redux Bundle – $7.49
4A Games took the gritty shooter world by storm with its video game adaptations of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s tales of the post-nuclear war subways in Moscow. You’ll not only explore the underground tunnels, but you’ll spend time on the surface as well. This bundle includes Metro 2033 Redux, and the sequel, Metro: Last Light Redux.
Dishonored – $2.49
Arkane Studios hit it big with Dishonored in 2012. The game droppedyou into the world of Dunwall, a well-designed, deep kingdom where you were the Royal Protector accused of murdering your charge, the Empress of the Isles. On the run, you must use your physical prowess and supernatural abilities to survive and bring the real killers to justice. You can also grab the Definitive Edition that includes all the DLC for $9.99.
Doom – $14.99
The 2016 version of Doom managed a neat trick – it combined a number of modern shooter conventions with the fast-paced gameplay of classic shooters. It also made the singleplayer portion of the game the most compelling offering with 12+ hour campaign. Don’t plan on hiding behind any chest-high walls in this one, as you’ll need to match its frantic pace to succeed.
Wolfenstein: The New Order – $9.99
Another old school-style shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order revives the Nazi-killing career of series protagonist BJ Blazkowicz. In BJ’s boots, you’ll cross Europe (and even go to the moon!) disrupting the plans of the Nazi war machine. You can play stealthily, or choose to go loud, dual-wielding shotguns or any other weapon. You can also get ready for the launch of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.
Portal 2 – $1.99
Valve’s first-person puzzler is well known for its great writing, challenging puzzles, and amazing voice acting. The return to Apeture Science not only featured the return of GLaDOS (voiced by Ellen McLain), it added Wheatley (voiced by Stephen Merchant) and Cave Johnson (voiced by JK Simmons). It even offered up a cooperative mode for you and your friends to try and solve puzzles together. If you haven’t played the first Portal game, you can grab a bundle of both games for just 24 cents more ($2.23).
Fallout: New Vegas – $2.49
Fallout: New Vegas was Obsidian’s entry into the series, and it cast you as a nameless courier in the Mojave Wasteland. You’ll start out getting shot in the head, and then you’ll spend the rest of the game tracking down the people responsible for shooting you. There’s also a hardcore mode that prioritizes eating drinking, and sleeping to stay healthy. Add in the enormous number of mods available for the game, and you can get a lot of gameplay for your $2.49. You can add all of the DLC if you pick up the Ultimate Edition for $9.99 instead.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition – $3.99
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was our choice for Action / Adventure Game of 2014, and with Middle-Earth: Shadow of War coming this October, it’s a good time to get caught up on the first game. The game included the much-praised Nemesis System, which gave names and personalities to your major enemies in the game. They each have their own goals and ambitions, and if you get take out by one of them, they grow in power and move up in Sauron’s ranks. It’s an amazing system that makes the game’s solid combat even better.
The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition – $24.99
If you’ve heard me talk about great games, you’ve likely heard me mention The Witcher 3. CD Projekt Red’s penultimate game in the story of Geralt of Rivia is the epitome of what a modern RPG should be. It’s got good combat, a compelling story, engaging side quests, and more. Plus, once you’ve finished the main story (over 100 hours), there are two great expansions to play through, which together add another 50 hours of gameplay. For $25, you really can’t find a better bang for buck in this year’s sale.