As speculated for some time now, Steam’s summer sale officially sprung to life today. The now traditional fortnight-long sale celebrating the sunnier months of the year runs through July 5th with a range of great deals on offer.
As is customary, Valve have a theme for the sale. Looking to the stars, Steam have named it the suitably-unimaginative The Intergalactic Summer Sale this time around. The concept revolves around a mini-game incorporated into the sale, dubbed Saliens.
Steam have provided the following blurb to set the scene: ‘Three years ago, Goldhelm the Spicelord came to our planet in a mad quest to destroy all games. Things looked dire, but the Steam Community united, opening a series of Wormholes to suck Goldhelm and his minion out into the farthest corners of space. The danger was gone, humanity rejoiced, and the Steam Community was safe to enjoy games once more. But as it turns out, opening several million wormholes has consequences, and when the door was opened to shove Goldhelm out of our world; a new threat snuck in: The Duldrumz’.
Customize your salien’s appearance and choose its abilities, then choose a planet and conquer territory to win cosmetic items, better abilities, and enter giveaways for games ranging from Azbu to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. As is customary, extra trading cards are available during the sale by purchasing games, running through the discovery queue, and crafting badges.
I’ve had a quick look at the sale and as you’d expect Steam is a little sluggish due to the high demand. There are some fantastic bargains on over 10, 000 games though.
All entries in the Fallout franchise are heavily discounted including the latest Fallout 4 GOTY Edition. PUBG is 33% off if you’ve yet to sample the delights of battle royale madness. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is 50% off as are Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed Origins. The brilliant Ni No Kuni II has 40% off. If you’re VR equipped, Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality is going cheap. Subnautica is reduced by 20% and The Long Dark sees a huge 75% off the list price. There’s also some great indie gems for peanuts like Burly Men At Sea, West of Loathing, Super Meat Boy, Old Man’s Journey, and Pan Pan.
I hope you’re ready to eat nothing but pasta for the next few months.