Our Steam Summer Sale Pick of the Day

Steam's Summer Sale runs until June 30. Check back daily to see what we think you should pick up.

Got some spare cash you're desperate to offload? Do you have wads of bills just spilling out from your overflowing pockets? Then the Steam Summer Sale is here to help you get rid of that pesky excess cash. With so many games on offer, it gets tough to figure out which ones to buy, so we're here to help that decision making process easier. Every day during the Steam Summer Sale--which runs from June 19 to June 30--we'll highlight our top pick from Steam's Daily Deals. Make sure to check back regularly to see which games you should get!

Day 11: June 29, 2014

Our pick: Terraria -- $1.99 (-80%)

The Steam sale is drawing to a close, and that means the Summer Adventure is over as well. There are a lot of deals from earlier in the week live now, so if you missed out before, now's your time to go back and score some discounted games.

And be sure to check out GOG.com for their sales on classic PC games as well. You can get some great titles that are completely DRM-free for ridiculously low prices (including every Bullfrog game for 85% off -- $9.79).

Read our Terraria review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:

Day 10: June 28, 2014

Our pick: Portal 2 -- $4.99 (-75%)

How do you follow up one of the greatest PC games of all time? With a sequel that's even more brilliant, hilarious, and ingenious than the original. Portal 2 picks up where the original ended adding in new test chambers with devious but thrilling new mechanics. The game also introduces a co-op mode, so you should probably pick up an extra copy for one of your friends. Portal 2 two packs are selling for $8.74, or you can go for the game plus Portal 1 for $6.24 in case you haven't played the first one yet.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:

Day 9: June 27, 2014

Our pick: Payday 2 -- $5.99 (-80%)

Payday 2 is a riotous co-op heist-fest where you and three of your friends gang up for a crime spree around Washington D.C., and whether you make a scot-free getaway, or the s*** hits the fan while you're holed up in a bank vault, there are plenty of opportunities for drama and hilarity within. For the next 48 hours, Payday 2 is a steal on Steam at only $5.99. Or, if you want to make sure that you've got a full crew to ride with, you can pick up a four-pack, which includes four Payday 2 licenses, for $17.99, which is just over half of the game's normal price of $29.99.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 8: June 26, 2014

Our pick: Dishonored -- $4.99 (-75%)

Great stealth games are few and far between, so it was no surprise that Dishonored was celebrated when it was first released in 2012. Not only did the game feature rock solid stealth mechanics, it also gave us a compelling fictional world in which to revel in. At $4.99, Dishonored is a great bargain, and is certainly a must-buy if you've never experienced the adventures of Corvo before.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 7: June 25, 2014

Our pick: Bioshock Infinite -- $7.49 (-75%)

If you haven't yet had a chance to experience one of the most intriguing shooters released in recent years, then now's your opportunity to do it on the cheap. Bioshock Infinite released to critical acclaim in March 2013, and is both an engaging shooter and a compelling narrative, two hallmarks of the much-lauded Bioshock series. At $7.49, Bioshock Infinite is already a bargain, but if you a few more extra dollars, then Steam is also selling a Bioshock triple pack (which includes the previous two games as well as Infinite) for $10.19.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 6: June 24, 2014

Our pick: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons -- $2.99 (-80%)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, takes a unique control scheme and turns it into part of the story. Your left control stick controls one brother, and youe right stick the other as you explore the fantastical--and at times terrifying--world these siblings inhabit. It's essentially single-player co-op, and the story is as moving and emotional as its gameplay is original.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 5: June 23, 2014

Our pick: FTL: Faster Than Light -- $3.99 (-60%)

Almost two years after the game’s initial release, our Twitter feeds still erupt with FTL-related curses from time to time, with my friends venting their triumphs and frustrations when facing a particularly adamant set of foes. This space sim/roguelike hybrid is special--simple to look at yet teeming with strategic possibilities and nail-biting encounters. Missing out on FTL would be a disaster of galactic proportions.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 4: June 22, 2014

Our pick: Tomb Raider -- $4.99 (-75%)

Tomb Raider's sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, was announced at E3 earlier this month, and there's also the great co-op action game Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, but if you still haven't given it a try, this is the game to play while you wait. The gritty series reboot tells the story of Lara's origins and how she became the hardened adventurer we know her as today.

Day 3: June 21, 2014

Our pick: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- $4.99 (-75%)

The epic fantasy RPG has seen deep discounts before, but there's no better time than now to pick it up if you've been waiting. Explore the open-world of Skyrim, customize your character and playstyle, and maybe even fight some dragons. You can also get the Legendary Edition of the game, complete with all the DLC expansions, for just $13.59.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 2: June 20, 2014

Our pick: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs--$4.99 (-75%)

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the follow-up to the genuinely frightening Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is a steal on the Steam Summer sale today at 75% off. Machine for Pigs is set in the same universe as the original, but it follows a new story and cast of characters, so it's a great place to start if you're looking for a horror fix on a budget (though the original is also currently going for 80% off and you can get both games together for only $6.99).

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.
Other Daily Deals today:
Day 1: June 19, 2014

Our pick: Far Cry 3--$7.49 (-75%)

The Far Cry series has always been ambitious, and it culminated with the sprawling, enthralling, and sometimes narratively challenging Far Cry 3. If you're looking for a shooter that eschews the military feel most others in the genre embrace, then you can't go wrong with this outstanding game. Plus, with Far Cry 4 coming out later this year, now's a great time to catch up on the last game in this intriguing series.

Read our review. And then check it out on Steam.

Other Daily Deals today:

Check back tomorrow to see our newest pick from the Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals!

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597 comments
ggregd
ggregd

Spent money I probably shouldn't have on Banished, Age of Wonders 3, Kerbal Space Program and Brothers.

mccoyca112
mccoyca112

Repeats, repeats, repeats. If they aren't even going to bother switching up the prices for some of these games (like FTL during the entire sale) , the least they could do is give the front page to games that fly under the radar once in awhile. 

meatz666
meatz666

Great time to be a master race brother.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

Really Gamespot? These games are all terrible. Bioshock Infinite is easily the biggest disappointment I've ever had in a video game. Far Cry 3 was so, so, so bad compared to previous Far Cry games. FC3 Blood Dragon was okay, but of course it wasn't on sale. And man you guys just pick and play the worst damn games. This site is awful.

beesly
beesly

There were multiple games I wanted to buy during the Steam Sale, but some of them were PC only (yes, I have a Mac) and even the ones that were for Mac my MBP couldn't run it anyway considering it's 4+ years old.


So, Don't Starve and Trine 2 were my only purchases.  Under $10, woot.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

My pick of the sale would be Dynasty Warriors 8.  Despite the big fail of the PC port not having online coop support, its one of the best deals.  Fairly recent game still MSRP $50 for half off at $25 for the sale, not a lot of other deals can beat that.

Daian
Daian

It's a bad day to be broke with all those sales, damn it, I really wanted Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3.

lexortonex
lexortonex

It aint mutch i purchased june, but those 3 for not even 50 percent the cost of a AAA activity is a rattling excellent deal

Especially experienced the hair among us 


Spybubble

demondogx
demondogx

The wolf among us
The walking dead season 2

saints row 4

It aint mutch i bought this summer, but those 3 for not even half the price of a AAA game is a damn good deal

Especially enjoyed the wolf among us


phbz
phbz

My picks frm the sale. Guess I've got the summer covered.  


Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition 

The Fall

State of Decay 

The Swapper

Alan Wake

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Alice Madness Returns

Testament of Sherlock Holmes  

Noir Syndrome

Bastion  

Game Dev Tycoon 

Surgeon Simulator

Risk of Rain

To The Moon

Lone Survivor  

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Mirror's Edge

Hotline Miami

Gone Home


Best game so far - Euro Truck Simulator 2

wexorian
wexorian

So many sales , not so much time to play damn .............

Grodoboldo
Grodoboldo

My "game I'd never heard of, impulse bought and loved it!" of this Steam summer sale goes to...

...

(drumroll)

...

Dungeons of Dredmor!!!


Turn-based RPG with procedurally generated dungeons and random loot, not to mention permadeath (can be turned of, but where's the fun in that?).

Great, GREAT find!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

So today I bought nine different games that were on sale.  Total price: $52.  That's less than one mediocre AAA yearly sequel pumped out by soulless publishers.


Feels good.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

And in some cases like Company of Heroes 2 the discount doesn't matter when Sega camps a £29.99 base price.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

welp, the last day of the summer sale, and my last day of freedom 


cause i'm moving to a new apartment and now i have to work for a living 

sucks doesn't it? 

in any case, how much did you spend this summer? i've spent something like 50-60$ on steam gog, and gmg combined.


truth be told i wanted to pre-order the witcher 3 too but my PC is too wooden for the witcher 3 (bearly runs the witcher 2 above 20fps on med settings) 


so i have 2 options:

work my ass off and save for a gaming PC (at least 2500-3000$ worth, i want something to last) 


or get a cheap console to satisfy those gaming pleasures 


i rather work but i have 8 months before the witcher 3 comes out 

will a minimum wage manage to get that far? i'll spend money on living aswell 


is it possible? 

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Just got myself Payday 2 and that's pretty much it. Good sales, but not much games I need.

Stesilaus
Stesilaus

I just bought a whole steaming pile of games on Steam.


Now if only I could also buy the time to play them.  :-(


Hurvl
Hurvl

The GoG and Steam sales are soon over and I haven't spent a cent on games, nor will I in the following months (yes, I'd like that medal now, please :P). The Stanley Parable costs less than 5 euros, my upper price limit, but I don't know how replayable or long it is. I played the demo and that was great fun, but even though there's nothing else like it, I still don't feel like I need to get it *now*. My backlog beckons and every other game on sale is a bit too much like the ones I already have, so maybe by the Steam Winter Sale I'll get something.

keech
keech

Was kinda disappointed that Dark Souls 2 never got any special flash sale or daily deal discount.  Oh well, it was still 33% off all week.  So I can't really complain that I paid $30 for it.


Aside from that I raked in a bunch of older and indie games I've been wanting to try out like State of Decay, Remember Me, Prototype 2, Transistor, Risk of Rain, Farcry: Blood Dragon, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.


Thank you yet again Steam!

pongley
pongley

Damn. I'd hoped Rayman Legends would go on sale.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

I cant believe they didnt put HL on sale...well I guess they just dont want people to play it.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

$70 bucks in so far(cost of one new console game with tax and driving to store gas) and 23 games in my collection. Very glad I got a new PC, this Steam thing is the real deal!

shingui5
shingui5

Bought a total of 7 games during this sale. Not bad. It got off to a slow start, but a lot of good games started to come up on sale. 

richten71
richten71

This year's summer sale was not that great at all. On top of that, the summer adventure contest was just ridiculous.

phbz
phbz

Almost over. I still have hopes for the last Tesla Effect. :(

crujoness
crujoness

@jimmy_russell Heck yeah. Other peoples' opinions suck when they don't fit my own. I wish we all had the same opinions about everything. There would be less creativity and variety. Man, that sounds nice. 

demondogx
demondogx

@phbz The wolf among us is also a beast of a game, if ur into interactive stories.

Maxwrobinson
Maxwrobinson

@quickshooterMk2 "at least $2500-3000 worth, i want something to last" ... I would recommend against trying to future proof your computer, as even a $1000 system gets you top of the line parts, and any tiny advancement greater will be exponentially more expensive. Just replace the part in 5-7 years for a fraction of the price of what you would pay to future proof. save your self thousands of dollars mang.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

@quickshooterMk2 Easy. Strict saving system and you'll do fine.
I bought Witcher 2 for Steam and gave this game a sixth playthrough + Payday 2.
My PC is ready for W3, man.

youmadd
youmadd

Good thing this sale isn't about you and your personal wishlist.

wexorian
wexorian

@smartest_gamer EWW LET"S WRITE SOMETHING HATEFULL!!! I WANT SOME ATENTION!!!

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@Stesilaus yep,i wish i could afford the time to play them all 


i wish i could go back in time when i had all the time in the world 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Hurvl If you're only concerned about length and replayability you're going to miss out on some amazing games.


The Stanley Parable is one of those amazing games.

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

@Hurvl  Sorry no medals given for self control but Gabe will give you a spiffy virtual trading card if you spend over $10 on his website.  C'mon.  You know you want one, lol.

youmadd
youmadd

@keech Why would you be "disappointed"  -- Dark Souls 2 is one of those extremely rare games that's actually worth every penny of the full price.  33% off an epic 10/10 game within hundreds of gameplay hours, that didn't even come out that long ago and you're still crying? Jesus.


Also keep in mind the publisher sets the Steam sale price, not Valve.

justinhaywald
justinhaywald moderator staff

@Acillatem1993 That's one of their ongoing, every day sales. You can get the entire Half-Life series for $19.99 (50% off)

Hurvl
Hurvl

@richten71 I'm on level 6 and was told that I would get my cards for every 3 votes once I hit Steam level 8. Lol, nice try Valve, but you're not going to get me to go out my way just to get a few useless cards.

phbz
phbz

@demondogx @phbz I have the first Ep for Xbox, so I'm just waiting fo the season to end and buy all the EPs for the Xbox. 


But thanks for the advice.  

demondogx
demondogx

@phbz @demondogx my original plan was to wait for all 5 to come out and then buy, but 66% off and having it in my library was to tempting, they are at episode 4 now atm