There is a very nice collection indeed of deals in today’s Steam Summer Sale 21 July, so once again let’s take a look and see what’s worth your cash.
Torchlight (£3.24 – 75% off!)
This is a very, very good Diablo style game that actually had some of the guys who worked on Diablo II involved in it’s production. It is a very slick, fun, and engrossing game and was actually the first style of game I played in this genre. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to Diablo III, especially since Torchlight II is due to come out this year. I believe that if you pre-order Torchlight II you get this for free, but please double check that in your region before buying.
Dawn of War Franchise Pack (£17.49 – 92% off!)
Yes, you read that right. That is an absolutely insane discount, and the amount included in the pack is kind of mental as well. You get pretty much every Dawn of War game included in this pack, as well an absolute load of DLC which was released for a couple of the games. If you are someone who only owns one or two of the DoW franchise, this may just be worth your money. However, if you just want one game in particular, then all the games in the pack are also themselves reduced at 75% off, so it may be worth just picking up one or two if that is all you are interested in.
ARMA II: Combined Operations (£14.99 – 40% off!)
This pack includes both ARMA II and ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead, so yes – you can play the DayZ mod if you get the collection. Arma is known for it’s realistic strategic gameplay, and latey it has become known because of the aforementioned DayZ mod, which is a zombie survival mod that seems highly realstic as well. Your characters have to eat, drink, hunt for food and just generally survive. May be worth picking up, but I would be wary because £15 can get you a lot in the Steam sale.
Prince of Persia Complete Pack (£10.74 – 75% off!)
This is a series that needs no introduction from anyone. The original trilogy was an absolute classic, especially the first game, Sands of Time. The more modern additions have varied from absolutely horrible (such as the 2008 released Prince of Persia) to the actually very good (Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands). This pack of course includes every game in the series at a very good price indeed. If you somehow missed out these fantastic games, absolutely pick this up. If you are just missing one or two, it may be worth getting them individually, as each of them is also reduced at 75% off. But please, avoid 2008’s Prince of Persia, for your own sake.
Indie Bundle X (£6.99 – 75% off!)
Again, quite a decent pack, with at least three games that make it (in my view) worth the price of admission. You have All Zombies Must Die, Beat Hazard and Machinarium included, which are all very good games that will net you a load of hours of entertainment. Also included are BIT. TRIP RUNNER and Eufloria, games that I don’t know much about but certainly seem interesting. I would say personally to pick this one up, it has a nice, varied selection of games and enough recognisable titles to make it worth it.
Evochron Mercenary (£4.99 – 75% off!)
This is a rather pretty looking indie space simulation game, that has an okay metacritic rating of 69/100. However, it seems to review fairly well elsewhere and it seems like a very interesting game based on exploration, among many other things. This one may be a bit of a gamble so it is ultimately down to you.
Fable III (£8.99 – 75% off!)
I would call this one an avoid at this price. The Fable series is a legendary one, but the PC release of Fable III was legendary for all the wrong reasons. It was very buggy, and while this may have been patched, the game itself is not viewed all that highly. The original Fable is £1.74, so if you want to get any Fable game, I say get that one and avoid this.
Batman: Arkham City (£6.79 – 66% off!)
This is an absolute must buy! If you have been waiting for this to drop in price, now is your chance. This is a fantastic title, that had a bit of a shaky release onto PC, but most of those launch issues have now been fixed. This is one that I am very tempted with myself, as I know it is a great game, and so was its predecessor, Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Quantum Conundrum (£5.99 – 40% off!)
This puzzler was designed by one of the people who worked on Portal, and itself seems a very interested first person puzzler in its own right. Crimson actually did a video on this, so I would say that should be your first stop if you are unsure. I know that he rates it quite highly and says that it is a very fun and well made game absolutely worth getting.