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The best of the Steam Summer Sale deals, day ten: we're all thieves


We’ve made it to double digits as we enter day ten of the Steam Summer Sale. Only the most elite and robust wallets remain to take advantage of today’s deals; mine isn’t among them.

Here’s what I think you should pilfer into your pockets.

Daily Deals:

Portal 2 is a lovely tale of science experiments, rogue AI and potatoes. I still firmly believe it’s one of the most beautifully written games around. British comedian Stephen Merchant lends his wonderful performance to Wheatly: a floating robotic ball of AI that acts as your companion. If you have high praise of the original Portal, then the sequel will just raise the bar. For £3.74/$4.99 it’s a no brainer.

Wolfenstein: The New Order has been out for just over a month, and it’s astonishing that you can pick it up today for half price at £17.49/$29.99. Don’t let this fool you to thinking it’s anyway a bad game: our Steve gave it a mighty 9/10 saying it was a “masterpiece of its genre”. I’ve played a couple of hours myself and I’m inclined to agree. If you can only afford to pick up one game today, this is that game.

Thief is a different beast than to its predecessors, but it shouldn’t be punished for not following its legacy to the letter. Garrett does feel like a master thief, and the game has stealing down to perfection. I was initially concerned with the introduction of Focus: a supernatural like resource used to aid Garrett in combat and thieving activities, however the great thing is you can customise your game difficulty right down to your failstates; I just turned Focus off. For £9.99/$14.99 the game is well worth picking up for Thief veterans and newcomers alike.

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a classic isometric RPG that is widely known as one of the best there is. If you either want to play for that nostalgic trip, or weren’t lucky enough to play it back in the day, the enhanced edition will offer something to both. HD textures, widescreen support and even some new content are all included in the package. Grab it for £4.74/$6.24.

Flash Sales:

Double Fine's point and click adventure Broken Age is a steal for £6.45/$8.49. Meanwhile Max Payne 3 is a great bullet-time shooter that’s well worth the modest £3.74/$4.99 it asks for.

Community’s Choice:

I’ve actually not played any of today’s Community’s Choice. Can you recommend any of the offers in the comments below?

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BigMik1 Avatar
3 Years ago

Had to get Wolfenstein: The New Order, it was on my list and now with Dishonored w/DLC, I am done.

Dog Pants Avatar
3 Years ago

I'm sorely tempted by Wolfenstein, but I've spent so much already.

What's going on with that competition thing anyway? There was something about Reddit rigging it, then Red team won three straight days in a row. Now the pink guy has flipped the board. I've taken to selling the cards and buying 50 compendium points for Dota 2 with the proceeds.

Nick Wilson Avatar
3 Years ago

A community banded together from the far corners of the internet to try and make each team win in a coordinated cycle. Valve then added 2nd and 3rd place prizes to throw a spanner in the works because that's much harder to control.

The pink guy flipping it is probably due to the Red teams dominance. Almost like a "FU" =D.

Dog Pants Avatar
3 Years ago

So it was just that the red guys spend more? I figured the board flipping was due to red winning, but I couldn't work out if it was Valve protesting about people organising things.

icheyne Avatar
3 Years ago

I got Towerfall: Ascension for £7.36, which is quite expensive compared to most of the deals here, but I'm looking forward to playing it face to face. Not many games on PC really support that. Based on a quick play, it feels straight out of 80s arcades.