Steam’s Summer sale is live: let’s get some cheap games

Is Steam too powerful?

It’s that time of the year again, so prepare your wallet, significant other and children – there won’t be any food in the cupboards for the rest of the month, for tonight we dine on games. 

What’s cheaper than a sale? Well, everything in our list of the bestfree Steam games, for a start.

Because of Valve’s refund system, things will be a bit different this time around. We don’t have to worry about waiting for Flash Sales and that sort of thing, as any reductions are unlikely to be bettered throughout. We’d only refund and buy at the new price anyway, right?

It’s nice that it’s not as gamified this time, as we can just concentrate on picking through the games, possibly buying a bunch that we’re unlikely to ever play, forever lost in the depths of our constantly bloating games library.

I just had a quick look through my own library and there are at least 30 games I haven’t played in there, but still I’m excited about buying more. Yet when I look at my library I’m just paralysed by choice.

Is this what PC gaming is? Sometimes I buy old games, look at how nice they look in Ultra and then turn them off after five minutes. Anyway, let’s buy some mother flipping videogames, friends.

See a few of our personal favourite deals below in all their lower-priced glory:

Ashes of the Singularity– $22.49

A strategy game and a way of testing your rig with its massive, world-spanning battles made up of hundreds of units, Ashes of the Singularity might be worth a punt at 50% off.

Darkest Dungeon – $14.99

Darkest Dungeon takes the concept of a dungeon crawler and turns it on its head. It’s a turn-based RPG where the scars of battle aren’t all physical, and delving into the inky depths of a monster-infested dungeon can leave its mark. Well worth grabbing at 40% off.

Doom – $35.99

Id Software’s FPS revival hasn’t been out five minutes and it’s already 40% off on Steam. Is it good? Hell yeah.

GTA V – $35.99

This one needs no introduction, really. You’ve probably played it already. If, like me, you played it on console, now’s probably the time to jump in and grab it so you can see how lovely it looks on that shiny new GPU.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $24.99

Fancy 50% off one of the best RPGs of all time? Why not, eh? It’s worth grabbing this for the Bloody Baron questline alone, never mind the other 90+ hours of open-world monster hunting. It’s cemented itself as one of my favourite games of all time. Get it. Maybe even spend a bit more and get the expansions too.