A much, much stronger line up today. There is more than one game that is severly tempting me in today’s deals in the Steam summer sale, while my bank account slowly cries itself to sleep in the corner.
Civilization Collection (£19.99 – 76% off!)
As the name might suggest, you get all of the Civilization games from III onwards, plus an absolute ton of DLC that came out for Civilization V and a couple for the fourth title. The price is a little steep though, even though it is very good value for money, if you want to just pick up one it is probably best to go with either or five, with five possibly being preferable because it is the most recent.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (£3.74 – 75% off!)
This one may possibly be an avoid, despite it’s okay price tag. It has an okay metacritic rating of 76/100, but it doesn’t score all that well elsewhere, and also seems to be (judging from the screenshots and other content) to be a fairly generic looking brown shooter.
Dungeon Defenders (£2. 49 – 75% off!)
This is a very nice indie action RPG that has a nice focus on co-op. You can play it singleplayer, but with this game supporting both Local and Online co-op, you don’t have much excuse not to try it out. From what I have seen of this game, it is definitely designed with the co-op experience in mind, so if you have a few friends you want to spend a few fun, polished hours with, check out Dungeon Defenders.
Indie Bundle IX (£6.99 – 75% off!)
Probably the strongest indie bundle yet this sale, with Jamestown (bullet hell style top down arcadey shooter), Revenge of the Titans (tower defense) and VVVVVV calling in among the ranks. There is also Zeno Clash and Capsized included, neither of which I am familar with. But if the screens of ZC are anything to go by, it’s a very odd but pretty looking game that will probably at least be worth checking out if you get this pack.
Magicka (£1.99 – 75% off!)
Ahh, Magicka. This is an absolute riot to play, with all sorts of schadenfreude fun to be had. You can combine various elements to create spells, shields, and healing beams, but you can also accidentally combine two that don’t get along so well and blow yourself up. You can also sabotage your friends if you so wish, by Magicka can actually get quite difficult so team work is probably a must. If you’re looking for somethng truly unique, then absolutely pick this up.
F.E.A.R 3 (£3.24 – 75% off!)
I’ve never really been one for the F.E.A.R series, it’s never really struck me as a proper “horror” game, just a nicely polished FPS with some paranormal elements that occasionally tries to freak you out with blood stains on the walls. If you’re a horror veteran looking for your latest scare, I would say avoid. But, if what you are looking for is a fun and polished FPS with some fun paranormal stuff thrown in, this may just be worth your cash.
Crysis Collection (£9.99 – 75% off!)
Every game in this legendary, PC testing franchise is on sale here and while the pack itself may be a good deal, each game itself is also 75% off. If you are new to the series, I would recommend just picking up the first for £2.99, but if not, then maybe the whole pack is for you. Crysis 2, the most recent game, is £7.50, so it may just be worth picking that up by itself if you’ve been waiting for that one to drop down.
Driver San Francisco (£4.99 – 75% off!)
This one surprised everyone when it came out by being an actually unique driving game with some very interesting mechanics and story points. It had an unfortunate case of Ubisoft DRM when it first came out, but I believe that it is less so now. If you are looking for a new, fresher spin on the whole driving game thing, then you must check this out!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (£4.99 – 75% off!)
As well as the absolutely fantastic game DE: HR, you could also get the Deus Ex collection for £9.99, which includes DE: HR, DE: Invisible War and of course, the original Deus Ex. There is also the DLC for DE: HR included, so if you have somehow missed out on Deus Ex, the pack may be a good idea. I doubt there are many like that out there though, so if you are wondering if DE: HR is worth your money – I say absolutely! And this is coming from someone who is not usually overly keen on FPS, but HR is just so well polished, fun, aesthetically pleasing and possess a great story. Because of it’s RPG, non linear nature, you are looking at about 30-40 hours of content here as well.