The third day of Steam’s Monster Summer Sale has kicked off with the requisite load of wallet-baiting deals. And hopefully, I’ll be able to recommend fewer games today.
We should probably start off with the obligatory “Cities: Skylines got a 10/10 and now it’s 33% off” mention, so if you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to pick up Colossal Order’s city-builder, you can now do so for £15.40.
The Wolf Among Us at £4.74 would probably be my personal recommendation out of the bunch – as long as you’re not fatigued with Telltale’s particular brand of choice-based storytelling, at least – as its dark murder mystery starring fairy tale characters exiled to near-modern New York is extraordinarily well-written and utterly compelling.
If you don’t fancy a city-builder or a Telltale game, then Prison Architect at £2.99 might lock you up for awhile, or perhaps Borderlands 2‘s Game of the Year edition for £7.69 is more your sort of thing. I’m also going to throw out a quick mention for Sunless Sea, an extremely weird (and very well-written) roguelike/roguelike-like/roguelite set in the Victorian Gothic world of Fallen London, currently down to £8.39.
That’s the Daily Deals. In terms of Flash Sales, the biggie for me is probably real-instrument rhythm-action title Rocksmith 2014 at £10.79 (or its DLC at 40% off, if you have the game already), but be warned that you need a special cable to hook up your guitar or bass. There are also some big fat deals on the Tomb Raider franchise, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, Stronghold Crusader 2, and Dreamfall Chapters, which might be worth a look. I sort of want to mention the hilarious Besiege, but 15% off a game that’s only £4.99 to begin with really isn’t much of a price drop.
And then there are the community deals from the mini-game, none of which are really all that impressive today. Forced is an entertaining arcade action-RPG and might be worth a punt at £1.64, while Gods Will Be Watching is clever but full of annoyances – although that might be more forgivable at £1.74. Not really hard recommendations, but both games do something a bit unique (along with Little Inferno, now that I think about it) so might be worth picking up if you’re after something a little different.
The Flash Sales will roll over at 6am UK time, while the rest will rotate at 6pm tomorrow.