Steam Summer Sale recommendations: 2018 edition!

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The old quote is wrong: neither death nor taxes are, it seems to me, as terrifyingly certain as the Steam Summer Sale. Yes, once more we can add to the heap that is our backlog by buying games for, what, five quid, on average? But there are so many to choose from that it’s easy to get flustered, so who better than the staff of RPS to hand-pick the best ones for your consideration (rhetorical question; do not answer)?

Check out the full list below for a mix of games that should suit all pockets and tastes.


hyper light drifter

Hyper Light Drifter – £5.99/€7.99/$7.99/60% off

HLD is a mysterious, Zelda-inspired hack-and-slasher with excellent combat, but it’s the dash move I find myself periodically thinking about. Chain dashes together with perfect timing and their speed increases; maintain that timing and you can dash at top speed forever, shunting across levels like a blur. Before probably falling into the void and stupidly dying.

Dead Cells – £10.19/€12/£12/40% off

This isn’t a mega-bargain, but it’s a substantial discount for the best game of 2017. Dead Cells is a supremely satisfying sort-of-Metroidvania about hacking and dodge-rolling through mobs of squishy enemies, and it continues to get better and better in early access.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes – £3.39/€3.99/$3.99/80% off

The game I most think about going back and replaying is MGSV: The Phantom Pain, but charging through a 50-hour open world I’ve already thoroughly explored seems unlikely. Revisiting Ground Zeroes is more achievable: a two-hour, replayable bubble of all the stealth, exploration and cassette tapes that make Metal Gear Solid a constant presence in my memory.

Original Alice:


Deadly Premonition – £1.99/€2.49/$2.49/90% off

This open-world survival horror has terrible combat and infuriating cars, it crashes every hour or so, and it’s a perennial sales pick for me because its warmth, charm, and story overpower its flaws. Which other game will let you talk with your imaginary friend about Richard Donner movies, steal cigarettes from a dog, receive a pay bonus from your FBI bosses for shaving, whack monsters with a stolen guitar, get a part-time job in the supermarket, and eat a sandwich made with turkey, strawberry jam, and cereal? Many hate this game and I can understand why, but you might fall deeply in love with it. For £2, gwan, chance it.

Devil Daggers – £2.39/€2.99/$2.99/40% off

This first-person arena shmup is fast, deadly, and worth two quid even just for the spectacle of watching the astonishing top scores through the in-game replays. It’s so very pretty and great-sounding too, with everything roaring, squealing, groaning, and cackling – even our gun ends up screaming. Put on headphones and lose yourself in skullhell.

Infra – £11.89/€13.99/$14.99/50% off

Wander through, over, and under vital infrastructure of a European city as a structural analyst in this pleasant first-person adventure game. Beyond the delightful premise, it has pretty places to explore, photographs of damage to snap, mysteries and conspiracy to uncover, a catastrophe to survive, and gentle puzzles to solve – plus some trickier optional puzzles for thinkheads. Also, I’m so up for any game which opens with us in a meeting presenting slides to explain our day’s work, then lets us stall for ages poking around the offices.

Islands: Non-Places – £0.79/€0.99/$0.99/80% off

Malls, car parks, and other mundane places become magical in this calm little… puzzle game? Click on stuff to make weird and pretty things happen. Splendid.

Viscera Cleanup Detail – £4.99/€6.49/$6.49/50% off

Slip on your wellies and round up three pals to clear up spaceplaces in the aftermath of other, flashier video games. Mop up blood, collect bullet casings, incinerate corpses, refill medical boxes, tidy up barrels, and scrub expositional bloodgraffiti off walls. Cleaning a huge bloody mess, with all the delegation that entails and the banter it provokes, is a wonderful way to hang out with friends.

Yorkshire Gubbins – £2.39/€2.99/$2.99/40% off

Like jokes and clicking on things? Love Yorkshire Gubbins. Help robots, befriend slugpeople, bake pie, and cause trouble in this warm and funny collection of small adventure games set in a Yorkshire town.

New Coke Alice:


Dishonored – Definitive Edition – £7.49/€9.99/$9.99/50% off

All the Dishonored games are in the sale, and now would be a good time to jump on the series (just don’t talk about how Dishonored 2’s issues on PC, ‘k?). It’s like Thief, but with gruesome stabbing and cooler outfits and a human heart that talks to you. Strange arcane powers are bestowed upon you by a beautiful, androgynous, Eldritch sort-of-god. Also, Susan Sarandon is in it.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – £9.74/€12.99/$12.99/35% off

Let us continue to tap into the surprising celebrity cameo vein. Please enjoy the knowledge that this gentle journey of collecting and retelling stories in the United States – during the Great Depression, so many of the stories are bitter-sweet – stars Sting. He’s actually quite good in it. The game is very good, and has a killer soundtrack (not featuring Sting).

Genital Jousting – £2.59/€3.49/$3.49/50% off

Stay with me. The first time I saw Genital Jousting it was multiplayer only, and kind of made me feel like a giggling schoolboy drawing knobs on textbooks. But now it also has a story mode to play through, with a surprisingly nuanced exploration of toxic masculinity. Also your character is a big willy, hur hur.

Soma – £4.59/€5.99/$5.99/80% off

One of my favourite horror games in recent memory, Soma is mostly scary for the horrible way it makes you consider what actually makes you, you — although the underwater science facility full of confused machines is also pretty horrible. Now with an optional Safe Mode to turn off some of the monstering.


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Mad Max – £3.99/€4.99/$4.99/75% off

Mad Max was one of those games that was almost amazing. An open world, Ubi-style game by the Just Cause people, set in the dusty lands of post-apocalyptic car worship, only spoiled by the complete and utter misery of the boring, game-stopping storms. Thing is, all the hesitations matter a lot less when it only costs £4. There’s a lot of fun to be had in this.

Firewatch – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99/75% off

It’s just a ludicrously wonderful game, and if anything had put you off finding out why, this price should quite literally put pay to that. Come on now.

Pony Island – £1.31/€1.64/$1.64/67% off

One of my favourite games of 2016, the less you know before you start playing the better. And when you already know it’s £1.31, there’s no reason not to trust me and try it.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99/75% off

If you’re after something to play with chums, and especially with kids, where everyone will definitely be enjoying themselves, then this is the one. The best Lego game they’ve made, and approximately 3409459 hours long, featuring over 49 billion different Marvel heroes, an open city, and rather a lot of bespoke missions, it’s properly brilliant fun.



Dying Light Enhanced Edition – £13.19/€16.49/$19.79/67% off

I started playing this first-person zombie avoider to stave off post-E3 jet lag. The upcoming sequel has the intention of being “more and better”. Can’t argue with that, seeing as it’s already fun to use a zombie’s shoulders as a springboard and dropkick a bandit in the head.

Tekken 7 – £15.99/€19.99/$19.99/60% off

If you’re not dressing up as a panda with a handbag and beating all the youthful enthusiasm out of a Swedish ninja with bed head, then you’re doing fighting games wrong. Tekken can be tough for newcomers and lapsed brawlers, but it is so slickly animated that landing your first combo will make you feel like a god. A malevolent panda god.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – £2.99/€4.49/$4.49/85% off

If you’re salivating over the colourful Cyberpunk 2077, this might not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s a good stop-gap if you haven’t played it already. Prague is a small but neat labyrinth of locked doors and tricky vents. There is a bank and you can rob it. I suggest you do.

Pyre – £5.99/€7.99/$7.99/60% off

The fantasy netball of this purgatorial quest isn’t exactly Rocket League, but the characters you’ll meet while playing in these tournaments are vibrant, curious and likeable. Which makes later parts of the story bittersweet, as more and more of your pals leave to join a distant revolution. Good bye, sweet moustache dog. I’ll always remember you.


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Northgard – £15.93/€18.75/$20.09/33% off

An elegant RTS that injects the genre with 4X-like paths to victory, where opposing armies are usually less scary than the coming winter. You’ll never feel overwhelmed by complexity, but your people will probably starve to death anyway. The campaign is so-so, so play it in multiplayer and laugh at your friend’s villagers getting eaten by wolves.

Mount Your Friends – £1.99/€2.49/$2.49/50% off

If QWOP was a multiplayer game about having an orgy on top of a goat, it’d look a bit like this. It’s about overcoming awkward controls to climb a mountain composed of your friends, cheering when they pull off something impressive and cheering harder when they fail spectacularly. It’s daft, tense and beautiful, and has made me laugh more than any other game on this list.

Onward – £11.39/€13.79/$14.99/40% off

A VR-only multiplayer shooter with ARMA’s realism and Counter Strike’s round structure. It’s slow-paced, but that’s what heightens the tension of every engagement to heart attack-inducing levels. Also I once stuck my handgun around a corner and blindfire killed someone who was waiting to ambush me, which is the best feeling in video games.

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – £8.99/€11.99/$11.99/40% off

Bizarro murder mystery game that mixes Ace Attorney with Battle Royale (the film) as a class of gifted students attempt to murder their way out of prison. It’s up to you to solve the crimes in hectic courtroom sections that blend logical deductions with pulsing rhythm minigames. It’s obnoxious, but the cases are ingenious (and the two sequels are on sale, too).

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Ultimate Edition – £3.99/€4.99/$4.99/80% off

It’s not the 2D Castlevania most know and love, but it’s a tremendous mix of pointy Gothic castles and boisterous God of War-ish hack-and-slashing. Patrick Stewart delivers enough ham to stock a deli and it ends with one of the best post-credit reveals I’ve ever seen (slightly diminished if you’ve already played Lords of Shadow 2, which is also in the sale).

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition – £3.74/€4.99/$4.99/75% off

You probably haven’t heard of this one. In fact, I think I’m the first person to discover it, thanks to the Steam sale. It seems good and quite well written?

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings – Enhanced Edition – £2.24/€2.99/$2.99/85% off

It lacks the open world gawp-fuel of The Witcher 3, but its quests are every bit as flexible and morally befuddling. In fact, it contains one of the most consequence-laden crossroads I’ve encountered in a game – a choice of loyalty that flips the lengthy second act on its head. Play it twice and it’s practically two different games. That’s just £1.12 per narrative path. Bargain!


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Little King’s Story – £3.75/€4.99/$4.99/75% off

A true strategy classic, Little King’s Story is the cute but deadly medieval RTS you never knew you needed. Build your town, defend its borders, romance some ladies that are way out of your league, and smash your enemies atop your trusty mount, Pancho the cow. Hard as nails but wickedly funny, Little King’s Story will have you patching up all the right kind of stitches.

Hidden Folks – £2.99/€3.99/$3.99/50% off

The ‘Where’s Wally?’ (or Waldo, or whatever you want to call him) of video games, Hidden Folks is delightfully chill. I played this on my phone, where every tap elicited a joyous ‘boing!’ ‘durrrr’ and ‘bling!’ as I probed its detailed playgrounds of bods going about their business, but I’d imagine it works a lot better on PC. These huge worlds are too stuffed with…err, stuff to appear on such a tiny screen, so do yourself a favour and experience this how it’s meant to be: on the big screen with your trusty mouse and keyboard.

SteamWorld Heist – £3.62/€4.94/$4.94/67% off

As much as I loved SteamWorld Dig 2, it’s SteamWorld Heist that remains Image & Form’s greatest work in my eyes. It’s a side-on turn-based strategy game with robots where you can aim and angle your shots (need I say more?), and there is simply no greater feeling than angling a sniper shot off six different walls and still hitting your target dead centre in his metallic cranium at the end of it. Did I mention there were also collectible hats?


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Divinity: Original Sin 2 – £23.99/€35.99/$35.99/20% off

If you haven’t jumped into Divinity: Original Sin 2 yet, I highly encourage that you do so immediately. Yes, 20% is not a massive chunk off, but trust me when I say it was one of my favourite RPGs of last year, and it has a metric tonne of stuff included already.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – £14.99/€17.99/$17.99/40% off

Splash out on this if you’re looking for something gritty, as it does a lot of things that are unexpected and unsettling with its audio, especially for headphone users.

Sonic Mania – £11.24/€14.99/$14.99/25% off

Sonic Mania was probably my favourite game from last year, mostly because I’m a Mega Drive boy at heart. The way the team behind it understood what made Sonic so good in the 90s, expanded upon it with fresh ideas, and added the catchiest soundtrack in years, all makes for a really fun retro experience. Ahead of the Sonic Mania Plus expansion that brings Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel back to the series, this is a good time to pick it up.


[I asked for ‘two or three’ games and Dominic sent 10. Like a man possessed – with the spirit of sharing bargains, that is!]

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Monolith – £2.79/€3.99/$4.99/50% off

Drum-tight roguelike shmup. Very little chaos, massively high skill ceiling, charming pixel art and tons of depth and modes to be unlocked. I wrote a little about it here.

Princess Remedy 2: Princess Remedy in a Heap of Trouble – £0.39/€0.41/$0.50/80% off

Charming microcomputer-style RPG/shooter from the creator of Ittle Dew, Iji, Hero Core and plenty more. Sequel to the original Princess Remedy, which is also free on Steam. Cure people by shooting their illnesses, and go on dates with everyone and everything, including furniture. Check out the free original here.

Spark The Electric Jester – £5.49/€7.49/$7.49/50% off

I’d previously recommended this Sonic/Kirby/Sparkster mash-up platformer with some small reservations due to weak combat, a wobbly script and some bugs, but the day the Steam sale started it got a massive update that addressed absolutely everything. Now it’s a must-have for the Gotta Go Fast crowd, with an amazing soundtrack.

A Robot Named Fight – £5.14/€6.49/$6.49/50% off

It’s a combination that really shouldn’t work; Super Metroid mashed up with The Binding of Isaac, but it somehow plays great. Very familiar Metroid elements are mashed together at random to create small, self-contained worlds where key items are needed to open new zones. A lot of replay value, too, with new areas, bosses and endings unlocking through extended play.

Voidspire & Alvora Tactics – £4.39/€5.99/$5.99/60% off and £4.89/€6.99/$6.99/30% off

Two excellent indie strategy-RPGs, a bit like Final Fantasy Tactics meets early Ultima. Simple graphics, but with a great soundtrack and complex, involved combat. Combat powers work in the overworld too – use axes to chop trees, ice spells to freeze rivers, etc. Voidspire is more story/exploration driven, while Alvora is roguelike-ish.

Super Cloudbuilt – £7.99/€9.99/$9.99/50% off

While the original was fairly well-known, this expanded re-release/remake failed to sell despite being a vastly superior game. On the surface, this 3D platform shooter is what Mega Man X would be like if it was 3D. Dig a bit deeper and it’s a speedrunners dream with massive freedom of movement.

Fight’N Rage – £10.04/€13.39/$13.39/33% off

Scrolling brawlers are something of a lost art. Fight’N Rage’s solo developer doesn’t just remember how it’s done, but has crafted one of the best in the history of the genre. Pure arcade joy, immense skill ceiling, tonnes of extra stuff to dig into and great in co-op. I reviewed it here.

MidBoss – £5.49/€7.49/$7.49/50% off

Charming isometric roguelike with a Disgaea-ish art style and sense of humour. You get stronger by possessing monsters, and those worried about the difficulty can breathe a sigh of relief – this one features difficulty and accessibility options all over, letting you tune the experience to preference.

Copy Kitty – £8.54/€9.36/$11.24/25% off

One of my favourite platform shooters in years, and a two-person passion project many years in the making. Inspired by Treasure’s games like Gunstar Heroes, it’s a quirky little thing with a steep learning curve, but there’s hundreds of fun weapons to use, and it just added Steam Workshop level-sharing.

Immortal Defense – £1.39/€1.79/$1.99/80% off

Over a decade old, but semi-recently updated on Steam. One of the best (and most weird/creative) tower defence games ever made, with a genuinely great story about becoming an undying entity outside of normal time and space.

Have we missed some absolutely crucial games? Give each other the good recs in the comments


  1. Vinraith says:

    “If you haven’t jumped into Divinity: Original Sin 2 yet, I highly encourage that you do so immediately.”

    Whereas I highly encourage you to wait for the enhanced edition out later this year. I stopped a 20 hour-old playthrough once I read about the enhanced edition, which sounds like it will at least attempt to address some of the issues I have with the game.

    • Hoot says:

      I played through almost to the end (I think) before I just lost the will to go on with it, mainly because many, many times during play I thought “Man, this is gonna be fixed in the Definitive Edition!”.

      I mean it was always coming. I knew on release it was coming.

    • Zenicetus says:

      I’m somewhere around 2/3 of the way through it, playing in co-op with my wife. We stalled out a few months ago, not due to game issues but just got distracted with other things. Now I’m not sure what to do… continue and ignore the EE, or wait for it and start over.

      I kinda dread starting over, because the game is so long. Especially with a magpie partner who insists on looting every possible thing and min/max buying, crafting and selling. On the other hand, I remember her saying at one point “Wait… you mean we could have killed and looted EVERYONE in Fort Joy before we left?” So maybe we’ll re-start.

      • Luminomancer says:

        Personally if the level of rewrites the last act is getting is true, It will be a treat, so Im gonna wait to finish it as a complete game for the first time

    • Madcat_Zam says:

      You get the definitive edition for free anyways, so might as well get it 20% off.

  2. commiegold says:

    Props for mentioning Immortal Defense. It’s on my top 5 narrative games of all time.

    • Dominic Tarason says:

      I wanted to give shout-outs to a bunch of under-sold indies. Everyone picks up a big AAA game or two in the sales, but for the price of one you could probably get ten genuine indie gems.

      • InternetBatman says:

        Thank you Dominic, your recommendations were by far the most helpful.

      • mundanesoul says:

        Have to agree with InternetBatman here. I usually pick up more expensive games in the Steam Sales but this time around I’ve been grabbing up a lot of smaller games and Dominic’s recommendations were very helpful. I’ve really enjoyed working my way through these little labors of love lately, as I’d grown sort of burnt out on the huge, sprawling, 50+ hour worlds of so many games these days.

      • ChairmanYang says:

        Your section was incredibly useful for me, and a partial corrective to RPS’s recent weakness with covering indie gems in any depth.

  3. King in Winter says:

    Hyper Light Drifter is a great game and I highly recommend it, but it must be said that chaining dashes is likely the highest challenge the game has to offer. I’ve cleared it and done pretty much everything except the few optional areas that require precise dash chaining to get into. (For the dash achievement I simply cheated by going to the dash test circuit and dashed left-right-left-right with keyboard and mouse, trying to maintain the rhytm for 100 beats. Cheating on dashes is perfectly justified in HLD.)

  4. Qibbish says:

    What’s the game in the very topmost image? (“I would literally never use that diabolical scheme?”)

    That’s the one I want..

  5. Werthead says:

    I put 32 hours into Mad Max and encountered precisely two storms, so it appears it’s highly variable if you encounter loads or very few of them. From what I can remember, you can avoid them if necessary, but they are useful for getting some good loot. Beyond that, a very solid game, highly enjoyable.

    • Ushao says:

      I was going to say, I forgot John never went out into the storms. Lots of useful scrap there and they were pretty exciting sometimes. I’ve been thinking of going back and finishing my second play.

    • Juke says:

      Piling on, I’d agree that I found the storms a good bit of flavor that didn’t distract from the excellent car combat, raiding convoys, scavenging upgrades for your wasteland machine, taking down heavies in their punk-apocalyptic strongholds, etc, etc.

      And the car physics were really quite satisfying to boot. Upgrades made noticeable differences in how your car handled, adding to the satisfaction of bolting them on, a pile of scrap at a time…

      Gameplay just fit perfectly with the Mad Max aesthetic. It was easily better than the sum of its parts. I know I got more than I bargained for after picking it up on a whim a couple months after it came out (and it’s certainly better than most gave it credit for on release.)

      Fun side note… anyone who had their curiosity piqued by Rage 2 trailers from Bethesda’s E3 should be playing Mad Max right now. The games look so similar, it may as well be an early-release build for Rage. All the Mad Max gameplay made an appearance in the trailer… Seems Avalanche took what they had after Mad Max fizzled, disguised it under a colorful coat of paint, amped the gunplay a bit, and figure it’s enough to (re-)launch a different franchise, as long as people give it half a look.

      (Might even work. Savvy move on their part to pivot to a new IP that still fit the wasteland sandbox they built.)

      Not to say I wouldn’t change a few things about Mad Max if I could, but most of my gripes come down to wishing it ended before wearing out its welcome. Bits that started to drag in the back-half would be just fine in a more concentrated package. None of that really matters now, though… the first half of the game alone is worth the current price of admission.

      So yeah… I have a weird affection for this game. I guess I was sad to see how quickly prices cratered post-launch; tells me a lot of people must have overlooked it completely. It’s a no-brainer at 75% off, though.

    • Papageno says:

      I played it all the way through myself shortly after launch, which is a rarity for me. I even pre-ordered which is even rarer!*
      *I did get a 40% discount for doing that, of course.
      Regarding the storms, I really liked that the wind had a direction, and if you parked/hid behind the right cover you could take less damage.

      • SBLux says:

        Exactly. If you park your car at thr right angle you can use it as cover and get all sorts of goodies from those storms whilst avoiding large flying pieces of debris. It was the best part of the game as far as I am concerned.

  6. Cederic says:

    I can’t recommend MGSV:GZ. While it got me in the mood for MSGV:TPP, going back to it merely highlights the things The Phantom Pain changed in the game engine and mechanics that improved them and made it so great.

    I’d much rather they added GZ as a playable ‘level’ within the TPP engine.

  7. and its man says:

    David O’Reilly’s Everythiiiiiing.

    and Icepick Lodge’s The Void.

  8. caff says:

    Well I’m going to suggest the two that I picked up in the sale…. which were originally recommended by John Walker and Sin Vega no less.

    Beckett (50% off): link to
    Crazy, bleak noir adventure with a Lynch-ian feel.

    Omen Exitio: Plague (25% off): link to
    Excellent dialogue, novel travel adventure that feels a little bit Joseph Conrad-ish to me.

  9. Godwhacker says:

    No mention of Prey? The best game of last year?

    • Dominic Tarason says:

      We have been gushing a fair bit about its brand-new expansion (which is also great, making Arkane 3 for 3 on really good DLC), so consider that an extended endorsement.

    • b00p says:

      finally picked Prey up and it is indeed that good, as everyone was saying. for $15 it’s an absolute steal.

  10. Herzog says:

    Bayonetta is also 66% off!

  11. khamul says:

    Deadly Premonition on sale? A recommendation from Original Alice?

    • caff says:

      It’s a superb game, but be prepared for pain – you might spend a lot of time troubleshooting / messing with the INI files and unofficial patches. But oh boy, the characters, the story arc, the setting – it’s superb.

  12. Kefren says:

    At that price I looked again at Deus Ex Mankind Divided and noticed it no longer mentions Denuvo on the Steam page (it used to have a warning).

    However, Wikipedia says it does contain it: link to

    I suspect the publisher has (dishonestly) removed the warning, anyone know for sure? It makes it really hard to avoid it when the information is hidden. I asked Steam, but they rarely respond …

    • mundanesoul says:

      I think Denuvo is generally removed from a game after a certain period of time passes, and Mankind Divided should be well out of that window by now.

    • KBeckett says:

      Just be aware that the developers seem to have stopped production on this series and won’t be releasing any more DLC. Since the game ends abruptly at what I’d consider about halfway through the game, resolving no stories at all, this is a bit of a shitter.

  13. mundanesoul says:

    More people should really check out CrossCode. It should be leaving early access soon!

    • kemo says:

      Looks cool and I already have it in my library apparently, I’ll be sure to try it. Thanks for the recommendation

    • Dominic Tarason says:

      It really does deserve all the love, but I have a feeling it’ll make a bit of a splash when it launches in a few months.

  14. Themadcow says:

    Road Redemption is half price at £7.49 and does a pretty good job of being Road Rash – except a bit more violent and sweary. Attaching C4 to other bikers is FUN.

  15. CelestialSlayer says:

    I’ve bought two games so far:

    Conan: wish I could get my money back
    Subnautica: awesome game

    I am not sure if I done, but I think so.

  16. April March says:

    And we feared RPS wouldn’t be able to differenciate its Alices.

    So when are we getting a recommendation page for the summer sale? Mu Cartographer is 90% off there, and ISLANDS: Non-Places has the same cut, being half the Steam price if you’re paying in dollars.

    • TheBetterStory says:

      Seconding this! I would love an sale recommendation post. It can be hard to sort through all the games on there.

      • mundanesoul says:

        Agreed. I love any excuse to not give Steam money at this point and there’s a lot of great stuff on itch. But, you know, a LOT.

  17. Jer_Stryker says:

    Nothing from Tim Stone?

  18. pandiculator says:

    Dragon’s Dogma, Dark Arisen is 66% off – pretty awesome openish world RPG for a tenner.

  19. middydj says:

    Hi, Could someone tell me the name of that game with the screen shot at the beginning of this article?

  20. TheBetterStory says:

    Fran Bow (70% off): link to
    A surprisingly sweet and encouraging adventure game, disguised as an edgy horror game.

    The Cat Lady: link to
    An actual edgy horror game, but quite a good one.

  21. Linkblade says:

    Dominic, you have the best indie suggestions! I like your style!

    Here are a few suggetions of mine:

    EVERSPACE link to 67% off for 9,20€
    The End Is Nigh link to 60% off for 6€
    Sundered link to 50% off for 10€
    Redout link to 70% off for 9,60€
    Ilamentia link to 35% off for 2,60€
    Aperture Tag (Portal Paint Gun Spinoff) link to 80% off for 1€

    I like puzzle games! These are the best ones:
    Sokobond link to 70% for 3€
    A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build link to 70% off for 3€
    Cosmic Express link to 40% off for 6€
    All 3 of the above in a 15% extra off bundle:
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    Divide by Sheep link to 50% for 2,50€
    Snakebird link to 50% off for 3,50€
    Stephen’s Sausage Roll link to 80% off for 5,60€

    • OmgBiscuitsNomNom says:

      Logged in just to commend your puzzle suggestions; there are many good puzzle games on Steam that get missed. :/

  22. Linkblade says:

    English Country Tune (another puzzle from the maker of Stephen’s Sausage Roll, basically Sokoban in 3D with gravity and some tricks) 80% off for 1€

  23. Apologised says:

    Summer Games Done Quick running concurrent with the steam sale has stung me for 25 quid already.
    Curse of Monkey Island and Hive Jump were already in my shopping cart, but then I added Iconoclasts, Master Spy and Monolith.
    Because it’s not like my backlog was already unmanagebly huge right?


  24. herpderp says:

    I also got:
    Crypt of the Necrodancer
    The Witness

  25. Linkblade says:

    WaveLand link to 75% off for 2,50€
    A platformer build on the dash exploit “wavedash” of Super Smash Bros. Melee with additional mechanics and a level design like Super Meat Boy.

  26. Boardwalker says:

    I’ve got to add the indie gem Star Traders: Frontiers to the list.

    This turn-based, space adventure sandbox is certain to become a classic, especially with such a dedicated development team.

    link to

    • spleendamage says:

      I agree here.
      It’s early access and the developers (Trese Brothers) update it more than twice a week. Just keeps getting better and better.

    • mundanesoul says:

      This looks wonderful, and I adore it when developers are this committed to their work (although I may worry a bit for the Brothers’ sanity, considering their current pace). It’s just a shame I’ve already spent so much money on this sale that I hesitate to let myself indulge any further. I’ll certainly add this to the ever-expanding wishlist.

      • Boardwalker says:

        @mundanesoul If you can fit it into your budget, I’d grab it now. The next sale for it might not be until it exits EA. And even though it’s EA now, it’s got a lot of polish and content — I’ve spent over 100 hours with it and still going strong.

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