Steam Summer Sale kicks off, titles 80 percent off in store

Valve has kicked off their weekly Steam Summer Sale, available now until June 30. The sale is one of the most loved on PC, giving gamers so much choice for a very low price.

The way the sale works is nine games get put on the daily deals, this deal will last all day. Going down there are four “flash sales” that last for eight hours and then there is community choice deals.

Most games get discounted for more than 50 percent and in previous sales we have seen games dropped by 95 percent. Developers are really integrated into the Steam sale and Valve gets a lot of attention when the sale is on, leading to more games sales.

Yesterday’s daily deals included:

  • DayZ for $25.49 (regularly $29.99)
  • Dead Rising 3 for $37.49 (regularly $49.99)
  • Democracy 3 for $8.49 (regularly $24.99)
  • Divinity Original Sin for $31.99 (regularly $39.99)
  • Don’t Starve for $3.74 (regularly $14.99)
  • Far Cry 3 for $7.49 (regularly $29.99)
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for $7.99 (regularly $39.99)
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for $3.99 (regularly $19.99)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $8.49 (regularly $29.99)

Today’s daily deals include:

  • Game Dev Tycoon for $3.99 (regularly $9.99)
  • Prison Architect for $10.19 (regularly $29.99)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 for $12.49 (regularly $24.99)
  • RPGMaker VX Ace for $17.49 (regularly $69.99)
  • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
  • Bound By Flame for $23.99 (regularly $39.99)
  • Plague Inc: Evolved for $10.04 (regularly $14.99)
  • State of Decay for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for $24.99 (regularly $49.99)

It is surprising we are seeing RPGMaker, a software tool, make it onto Steam sales. It shows Valve wants software to be part of the Steam ecosystem, not relying too much on games to make all of the sales.

Dead Rising 3 was an odd announcement as well, due to the game not being released until September. Currently, Dead Rising 3 is only available on Xbox One and buying the game on sale is essentially a cheaper pre-order.

Definitely exciting to see titles like Far Cry 3 and The Walking Dead: Season 2 on the sale already. Don’t Starve and Prison Architect are another two brilliant indie titles for anyone, with unique gameplay and approach to the genre.

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