Welcome to Day 2 of the Steam Summer Sale.
We're going to make things even easier for you today, and put all the best PC and Mac game sales in this post, even if they aren't directly related to the Summer Sale. Just like yesterday, we'll be telling you what to buy immediately and what to avoid like the plague. We will update the post regularly, including when the flash sales flip over. Stay tuned.
Current voting: Dark Souls an XCOM deals are both repeats, and Hitman was 20% less on Amazon two months ago for a week. I voted Hitman because it hasn't already been part of this sale at this price.
• Community Sale Tropico 4 ($6) | Go for it if you want it
• Flash Sale Garry's Mod ($2.50) | You probably already own this from some bundle, if not it's a decent standalone price
• Flash Sale Arkham City GOTY Edition ($7.50) | We've seen both Arkham GOTY Editions together for this price, so it's nothing special.
• Flash Sale Farming Simulator 2013 ($10) | Of all the games... I mean it's not like they have to clear digital inventory.
• Flash Sale Ys 1 + 2 Chronicle+ ($5) | Haven't personally played these but they always look pretty good, and this is a good price.
I'm voting for Towns in the current round. Don't know what Reus is, and pretty much every gamer will somehow wind up with a copy of Tropico at some point and never actually boot it up. Current community choice is still not that great, I threw in for Sleeping Dogs.
Community Sale Sleeping Dogs ($6) | Loved this game, great price. • Flash Sale Super Meat Boy ($4) | Like Bastion, Meat Boy is on sale constantly, and you probably already have at least one copy from some bundle, but still a great game at a good price.
• Flash Sale Bully ($4) | A cult classic everyone should play, and a great price to boot. • Flash Sale God Mode ($5) | Never heard of it, 58/100 on Metacritic, going with a pass.
• Flash Sale Magicka ($2.50) | This one is also on sale constantly, but this is a pretty good price. • Flash Sale Legend of Grimrock ($4) | Could be cheaper, but not a bad bet. • Flash Sale Runner2 ($7.50) | Great Deal, price on this one has been sticky so far.
• Flash Sale XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($10) | This is the sweet spot, easy recommendation. • Flash Sale Far Cry 3 ($24) | This is $20 like twice a week, pass.
• Flash Sale Blood Dragon ($7) | Jump on it.
• Chivalry ($6) | Pretty sure that's the lowest ever, go for it.
• Surgeon Simulator Team Fortress 2 ($3) | Yep, do it.
• Sniper 2 ($4) | This is a bad game, so unless you think you'll get $4 of distraction then pass.
• FTL ($2.50) | Amazing game, matches lowest price, do it.
• Anno 2070 ($15) | I know nothing about it but the pricing is decent.
• Darksiders II ($10) | It's been discounted in crazy bundles for less than this, but I say go for it.
• The Walking Dead ($6) | Aside from the Humble Bundle, this is the best price so far, and it's an awesome game, and you need it to play 400 Days.
• Black Ops II ($30) | You don't really need my advice for this one do you?
• FEZ ($5) | Matches lowest price, and it's FEZ, so yes, buy it.
• Just Cause 2 ($3) | Yep, pretty easy recommendation.
• Tomb Raider [Steam] ($15) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Crysis 3 [Origin] ($17) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Battlefield 3 Premium Edition [Origin] ($17) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Mass Effect Trilogy [Origin] ($16) | Gamefly | Use code GFDJUL20 | US and Canada Only
• 17 Command and Conquer Games [Origin] ($8.50) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Crysis 1 + 2 Maximum + Warhead + Wars ($12) | Gamefly | Use code GFDJUL20 | US and Canada Only
• Dragon Age Ultimate + 2 [Origin] ($10) | Gamefly | Use code GFDJUL20 | US and Canada Only
• Kingdoms of Amalur Complete [Origin] ($8) | Gamefly | Use code GFDJUL20 | US and Canada Only
• Dead Space 1 +2 ($8) | Gamefly | Use code GFDJUL20 | US and Canada Only
• Dead Island ($4.25) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE • Hitman Absolution [Steam] ($8.50) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE • The 12 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games [Steam] ($8.50) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE • 48 Sega Genesis Games ($4.25) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Age of Empires II HD [Steam] ($8.50) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Amnesia ($2.50) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• Hotline: Miami [Steam] ($2) | Amazon | Use one-time use code GOONCAVE
• The Cave [Mac version, DRM-free] ($4) | Mac App Store via 9to5Toys
For the above Gamefly deals, UK residents should try Gamefly UK
The current set of 3 FREE games included with the purchase of a game from the Amazon Indie Store includes The MAW, Ticket to Ride, and Drip Drip. The indie game you choose to buy can also be discounted using one-time use code GOONCAVE
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