If you're a PC gamer then you know what it means when Steam starts a big sale. It means dozens of epic, outstanding, amazing games available on the cheap and it also means it's time to sell the silverware. Goodby paycheck, the Steam Summer Sale has begun. Running from today, July 11, through July 22 the Steam Summer Sale will have daily deals and rotating flash sales all week long.
Now's the time when I remind everyone that if saving money is your goal, do not buy a game until it is either a daily deal, a flash sale, or the last day of the event. Discounts are available on likely hundreds of games right now, but if they become a daily deal or flash sale they'll be even cheaper. Steam's sale policy is that they dont do refunds so you can get extra discounts, so make sure to be patient!
Here's a list of today's sales, officially decreed to be "Day 1":
- Daily Deals
- BioShock Infinite - $29.99
- Don't Starve - $8.99
- Endless Space - $19.19
- Hotline Miami - $2.49
- Toki Tori 2+ - $9.89
- Left 4 Dead 2 - $4.99
- Scribblenauts Unlimited - $4.99
- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - $10.04
Mars: War Logs - $13.99
- Antichamber - $6.79
- Defiance - $13.59
- Flash Sales
- Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition - $8.99
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive - $5.09
- GRID 2 - $29.99
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition $35.99
Also, make sure to shop around and make sure the Steam sale you want to buy is actually the cheapest online at the moment. I say with some dismay that a lot of these sales aren't meeting the expectations that Valve have built for themselves over the years. There's a certain deal at GreenManGaming to get BioShock Infinite cheaper right now, and the Skyrim Legendary Edition was running for $31 on GameFly last week, for example.
That shouldn't stop anyone from picking up a great game at a great price, though! Head over to Steam and check out all of the deals for yourself right now. My personal recommendations include Hotline Miami and the Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition!