The Steam Summer Sale has begun. It's the time of year where PC users flood the pages of Valve's storefront and look to save copious amounts of money on some of the biggest games of the last couple of years. It's the time to save a lot of money and Shacknews is here to help out.
Shacknews has a copious list of the top games to save on, starting with five deals that are definitely worth pusuing. Get your wallets out, because here we go.
Steam Summer Sale: 5 Best Deals
Devil May Cry 5 - $39.59 (34% off)
There are a lot of deals on great games of the past, but you might also find some good discounts on the current hotness. That's definitely the case here with Devil May Cry 5, one of the best games of 2019 so far. Dante, Nero, and V all ride together to take out demons and do so in style. It's the vintage manic DMC action that fans of the series have come to love, all spruced up with Capcom's RE engine.
You won't need a special Season Pass for this one, though the cosmetic stuff is available a la carte through the Deluxe Edition and In-game Unlock bundles, if you so desire. And those are discounted, too.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - $23.99 (60% off)
Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal spent years building to Lara Croft's third and final adventure. Yet it felt like it came and went in the blink of an eye. That's a shame, because while it was far from perfect, it still offered some fine action and intriguing puzzles for fans of the series. It only got better with the addition of DLC that tossed in time trials, co-op play, and even a few new supplemental tombs. The base game is all the way down to $23.99, but maybe consider picking up the full Croft Edition package that comes with the Season Pass. The latter is only going for $40.46.
If you haven't played the previous games and would like to catch up, consider picking up Rise of the Tomb Raider. The 20 Year Celebration package that comes with the Season Pass is going for less than $10 right now.
Frostpunk - $14.99 (50% off)
While 11 bit studios focused on contemporary real-life conflicts with This War of Mine, their latest efforts focuses more on a hypothetical (yet entirely plausible) apocalypse scenario. Frostpunk challenges players to maintain the remnants of society as the world devolves into a frozen wasteland.
Frostpunk's half-off discount started a few days ago, but that still makes it the game's best price ever. Originally supposed to end today, the sale has been extended through the remainder of the Steam Summer Sale. So if you're looking for a different kind of strategy game, this could be what you're looking for.
Rust - $8.74 (75% off)
Before Battle Royale became the hotness, Facepunch Studios (the team behind Garry's Mod) put together Rust. It was one of the first games to spend a long amount of time cooking in the Steam Early Access oven. It's been out of there for a while and has continued to add new features on a regular basis. Earlier this month, the game added horseback riding, because if you're going to be a dirty thief who steals from someone's camp, you're going to need a getaway plan.
Rust is currently available with an $8.74 price tag, which makes it one of the lowest prices ever for this survival effort. It'll be a long time before the price gets this good again, so be sure to check it out.
Arma 3 Ultimate Edition - $56.55 (60% off)
Military sims don't get any better than the Arma franchise. Bohemia Interactive has set the standards for genuine, mass scale military operations for years, but it's been easy to lose track of just how much Arma 3 has grown. There's been a lot of DLC, packing in missions, vehicles, and even wacky April Fools jokes. And recently, the game got one of its biggest expansions to date with the addition of Contact, a campaign that sees humanity encounter extraterrestrials.
The Contact expansion by itself is valued at $27.99, while the collection with the full game is valued at $57.98. That makes the Ultimate Edition feel like a bargain, with users able to pick up everything for a cool $57.
Steam Summer Sale: Best of the Rest
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - $47.99 (20% off)
- Resident Evil 2 - $39.59 (34% off)
- Dark Souls Remastered - $23.99 (40% off)
- Astroneer - $22.49 (25% off)
- Insurgency: Sandstorm - $20.99 (30% off)
- Slay the Spire - $12.49 (50% off)
- Monster Hunter World - $29.99 (50% off)
- Hitman 2 - $23.99 (60% off)
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey - $29.99 (50% off)
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - $5.90 (97% off)
- Grand Theft Auto V - $14.99 (50% off)
- Stardew Valley - $11.99 (20% off)
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition - $26.99 (40% off)
- Dead by Daylight - $9.99 (50% off)
- ARK Survival Evolved - $17.49 (65% off)
- Squad [Steam Early Access] - $19.99 (50% off)
- Prey - $14.99 (50% off)
- Yakuza 0 - $9.99 (50% off)
- Total War: Warhammer II - $29.99 (50% off)
- No Man's Sky - $29.99 (50% off)
- Fallout 4 GOTY Edition - $29.99 (50% off)
- Two Point Hospital: Healthy Collection - $26.14 (51% off)
- Celeste - $11.99 (40% off)
- Planet Coaster - $11.24 (75% off)
This, of course, is merely scratching the surface of what's available during the Steam Summer Sale. The Steam Summer Sale will continue from now through July 9.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, The best deals from the 2019 Steam Summer Sale
Since steam allows any games, I wonder if Epic can publish their gamestore on steam.
Nope. We know this from waaaay back when EA pulled Mass Effect from Steam because Valved that all in-game stores that used real-money on Steam process through Steam's sales channel (to get that sweet sweet 30% cut), and EA did not like that one bit.
Wish the Planet Coaster DLC was more on sale.
Sine Mora EX for $2.49
Wanted it on Switch forever but its still $30