Today, on the PC Invasion Steam Summer Sale Watch, I decide to call this daily segment the “PC Invasion Steam Summer Sale Watch” and immediately regret it.
The “newest” deal is probably Pillars of Eternity, which definitely isn’t cheap at £23.44, but… well, it’s cheaper than the RRP of £34.99. Other RPGs are considerably cheaper, though: you can grab Skyrim with all of its expansions for £6.79, or go on down to South Park: The Stick of Truth for £8.15.
If you want to see a rare case of a series that’s pretty much dedicated to consoles getting a solid PC version, check out Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes at £4.24. It’s hardly the longest game in the world, but it’s fun, varied, and has a marvellous PC version. Well done, Konami.
In other Tactical Manshoot Action news, Arma 3 is £14.39. Hardly cheap, but as with Pillars of Eternity, I wasn’t really expecting it to be much lower. This also comes with a 30% reduction on the DLC, so if you already have the game then you can either grab the DLC bundle for £11.89, or maybe just pick up one part of it. Arma 3 Karts is £0.83, for instance.
Surprisingly tricky settlement building/management game Banished is likely worth a punt at £3.74 if you fancy something strategic, and indie darlings Bastion and Torchlight 2 are worth considering at £2.74 and £2.99 respectively – although if you haven’t bought them already, I’m not sure why today would be any different. Also, if you’ve been holding off on Telltale’s Game of Thrones, it’s currently 50% off at £11.49. I’m still not quite sure that’s in my impulse-buy range, but it’s awfully close.
I’m going to take a guess that, if Peter were to recommend anything, he’d probably point at the gloriously weird brawler Abyss Odyssey for £3.73, or maybe walk-around-an-80s-house-’em-up Gone Home at £1.79. Paul would likely want to mention Indonesian horror DreadOut at £2.74.
And me? Ugh, I’m going to restrain myself and only mention the stupendous One Way Heroics, a roguelike/lite/like-like that has you running from an encroaching wall of doom. It’s also £0.45, so no excuses. If you don’t actively hate turn-based, massively replayable, randomly-generated roguelikes with daily worlds and online functionality that lets you see messages from other players and maybe get boosts from their corpses, go buy it. It’s cheaper than a chocolate bar.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.