And so it begins. It’s 1.15 Friday morning at time of writing, which means that it has been 15 minutes since the Steam Summer Sale of 2017 started, causing prices for thousands of games to be slashed until July 5. It also means things are really slow at the moment, so good luck buying anything at this hour, or even seeing the discounted prices for quite a few games.
I did manage to sneak a peek at some of the stuff displayed on the front store page, which includes games like Superhot at 40% off (RM28.20), Aragami at 50% off (RM19) and Shadow of Mordor at 80% off (RM7.60). For newer titles, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is 33% off (RM146.73) while Prey is 34% off (RM131.34).
This year’s summer sale also features stickers to collect. You can complete three quests every day to get stickers, one of which is exploring your Discovery Queue (which also nets you up to two trading cards per day). Completing a quest rewards a sticker pack containing three Summer Sale 2017 stickers that you can be applied to corresponding pages on your sticker book, and filling up a specific page unlocks it permanently on your account. Stickers can only be gotten from quests, but you don’t have to worry about missing them as unfinished ones can be completed at any point during the sale.
I traditionally recommend games like F.E.A.R. and Crysis (and its expansion, Warhead) during Steam’s seasonal sales, but things have changed. So today, I’m recommending NieR: Automata, which Is 30% off (RM174.30). Despite general consensus that the PC port is sadly kind of crap, with no apparent official fix and a mod required to improve things, I find the game itself to be fantastic, and it ran well enough for me with the mod to enjoy it fully. It’s officially my favourite game now, and I’m still listening to its beautiful soundtrack. Also, if you do get it, please don’t stop after Ending A. There’s a good deal more beyond that that’s absolutely worth experiencing.
I’m not sure what the rest of the Gamehubs team would recommend but I’d wager that our writer Kin Boon would suggest Torchlight 2. I suggest you ignore that suggestion and get NieR: Automata instead (just kidding).
Anyway, happy shopping gamers. And Glory to Mankind.