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 best free 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. 

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Premchand avatarJMiles2 avatarJack1982cp avatarBraveToaster avatarwedieyounge avatarJnx avatar+10
Premchand Avatar
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Premchand(24 days 12 hours played)
1 Year ago

Hoping Fallout 4 will be cheap :D

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SkankwOn Avatar
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1 Year ago

Half price ;)

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JMiles2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Keep dreaming...it will be cheaper, but not cheap.

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Premchand(24 days 12 hours played)
1 Year ago

its pretty cheap right now if you ask me :D

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Jack1982cp Avatar
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1 Year ago

Perfect I just bought a new guitar yesterday and now I'm broke :(

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BraveToaster Avatar
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1 Year ago

this is important, what kind?

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Jack1982cp Avatar
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1 Year ago

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro in honey burst over a flame maple top.

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wedieyounge Avatar
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1 Year ago

grabbing Darkest Dungeon, Axiom Verge, dunno what else. prolly Shadow of Mordor and or Mad Max.

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subedii Avatar
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1 Year ago

Shadow of Mordor is basically Middle Earth Batman.

After Arkham Knight released with heavy technical difficulties, I just got a refund. Bought Mordor on a whim. Turned out I got a seriously good Arkham style game anyway at a fraction of the price.

Kind of disappointed there was no word of a Mordor 2 this E3.

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Belimawr Avatar
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1 Year ago

shadow of mordor was like a tenner ages ago. (actually not so long after release)

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Jnx Avatar
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1 Year ago

I'm mainly hoping for Superhot, Firewatch and The Witness for mega cheap. Also Fallout 4 season pass. I'd want a bunch of other games too but so little time these days that better focus on smaller games.

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farias Avatar
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1 Year ago

You sir have an awesome taste. They are three of the most awesome games of the year so far.

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JMiles2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

3 boring games with little replay value in my opinion. I wouldn't mind spending twice as much money on truly top games of the last 3 years.

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Jnx Avatar
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1 Year ago

Replay value loses meaning and comes more of a burden once you really don't have time to play as much as you'd want (kids, work, family).

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farias Avatar
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1 Year ago

Superhot has an endless mode and The Witness is made to last for dozen of hours. Have you really played them before writing this comment?

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0V3RKILL Avatar
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1 Year ago

been waiting for this summer sale for months now, cant wait. Hoping for sonar platinum. Gonna finally transition from my Roland Worksation

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JMiles2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Keep dreaming, that won't be on sale. Let me check...

Indeed, it's not on sale.

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0V3RKILL Avatar
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1 Year ago

it wont be on sale ever. they explained why. its only the steam version which is like guitar tracks pro. Since it has everything I need I bought it instead.

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KeefBaker(9 hours played)
1 Year ago

If there are discounts on XCOM2 and Doom, I'm game but I doubt it. Undertale would be nice too.

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Premchand Avatar
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Premchand(24 days 12 hours played)
1 Year ago

both are -40% highly recommend Xcom2

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JMiles2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

The previous Xcom is better.

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Shoom Avatar
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1 Year ago

No. NO.NO NOOOO. Saving for a GTX 1070. No. I said NO. Do not tempt me foul demon.

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Premchand Avatar
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Premchand(24 days 12 hours played)
1 Year ago

Gotta have some new games to play on it though.. right :p

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Shoom Avatar
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1 Year ago

I've got more than is respectable already waiting mate.

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DustyGerkin Avatar
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1 Year ago

What is this strange currency you are using? Have we voted to leave the EU? ;)

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Shoom Avatar
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1 Year ago

What has the US Dollar got to do with the EU? Or the UK?

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Anakhoresis Avatar
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1 Year ago

It's odd that a UK site is posting prices in US Dollars.

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JMiles2 Avatar
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1 Year ago

> "let's get some cheap games"

"cheaper" and not "cheap". Most games that are cheap now, were already cheap to begin with.

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LaTaleFan1985 Avatar
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1 Year ago

I managed to snag both Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 and Re;Birth3 with all DLCs included, along with Aquaria, BIT.TRIP.BEAT and BIT.TRIP.FLUX, so far, during the sale. Definitely well worth it IMO. :D

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