With the Steam sale set to start on June 21, and yes that’s an official announcement on Twitter, you’re most likely gearing up to splurge on the biggest sale for PC gamers.
Valve’s Steam, the online PC games retailer and hub, has been known to run a number of sales each year with each one offering discounts across a wide range of titles at absurd rates. It’s the best time to pick up games with a hefty discount. From your favorites to almost-new releases, you are sure to find them at the Steam sale.
What games can you expect from the Steam Summer Sale 2018?
Pretty much everything.
According to an article in the Steam Blog, the Steam store will allow everything on their shelves, “except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.” The idea is for the player to decide what content they can and can’t buy. The decision should not be made by the store or Valve.
So expect to find the biggest games and the not-so-favorites in one place.
While many appreciate the fact that the game choices are almost unlimited, others complain about the lack of quality assurance. Censorship is not the problem, they say.
Then again, Valve is all about free choice. Their attention is focused more on pushing developers to disclose any problematic game content during the submission process.
Steam Deals You Can Expect
As one of the biggest game franchise in history, Half-Life remains a strong contender when it comes to the list of biggest games. And at 93% off, it is admittedly the sweetest deal anyone can find. Nowhere else can you get Half-Life that is given away almost for free than at the Steam sale.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
At 60% off the recommended retail price for a game that received the 50 Game of the Year award, you definitely get good value for your money with this deal. Even if you haven’t played it before, the combination of the discount price and award will make this game worth a try.
Shadow of War
This new game can be likened to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor but with their own distinguishable features. Considering its new and with a 30% price reduction, you should add this to your shopping cart too.
One of the greatest games in recent years with over 200 Game of the Year Awards, buying Skyrim during a sale is definitely a steal. Get the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition with all the mods and the art and effects that have been remastered. The entire bundle will be sold at half its original price.
The Witcher 3
The best RPG of all time, as many believe, will be sold at a huge discount. If the Steam Summer Sale 2017 was any indication, the Game of the Year Edition could be just as heavily discounted at the 2018 sale.
The Valve complete pack
If you have yet to try any of the homegrown titles from Valve, the complete pack will provide you the biggest playground for any PC gamer. And the best deal is you can get it for 90% off. For this price, you also get every Portal game, a bunch of DLC, all the half-life games and episodes, and so much more.