Steam sales have long been an event gamers all around the world eagerly await for their chance to stock up on new games to tide them over to the next big sale.
Today the Steam summer sale (winter sale for us southern hemisphere dwellers) kicked off with some really compelling day one deals;
Assetto Corsa $9.99
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds $19.99
Final Fantasy XV $24.99
Ori and the Blind Forest $9.99
Hollow Knight $9.89
Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y Edition $29.97
Metal Gear Solid V : $9.99
*Note that prices are in USD.
If any of those games are ones that you’ve been meaning to get around to and just haven’t had the chance, well now is the time! Sales are updated daily so don’t forget to check back in periodically for updates!
There’s a lot of hype around this game at the moment as it goes in to beta a couple of weeks away from it’s official release. Plenty of videos online showing off it’s close range melee combat and game mechanics in which the online play consists of small 1v1, 2v2 or 4v4 game played in waves and a single player campaign mode follows Vikings, Knights and Samurai. Knock downs, revives and Mortal Kombat style finishing moves with different character archetypes diversify the game-play and hopefully are enough to keep the game interesting and fresh beyond the first couple of hours.
Sniper Elite 4
Need another world war II third person sandbox shooter with slow motion x-ray disturbingly graphic shots of bullets tearing up your enemies? Rebellion studios have you covered. The 4th in the series is due to be released in just a couple of weeks (14th of Feb) and if it’s anything like the previous Sniper Elite titles, will offer a decent single player story campaign,plenty of nazis to murder and of course, the ability to shoot said nazis right in the nuts.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Thin Far Cry’s open world meets the Tom Clancy universe with a co-op tactical third person shooter layered on top and 100’s of outpost missions scattered across a the Bolivian setting amidst cartels and warring government factions.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Only a couple of months away and very little is known about this next installment of this massive franchise. A couple of trailers is all we have to work with but Bioware has promised this is the biggest game they have made to date and they have done away with their much criticized ‘loading elevators’ from the earliest installments.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
The first of 2 sniper games coming out in quick succession, this one is modern take on the genre with plenty of Tom Clancy’esc gadgets, and a little close range stealth shooter action to mix up up the long range marksmanship and keep it interesting.
Unannounced Release Dates
Nothing to do with the now cancelled Prey 2 or it’s predecessor, instead this space survival horror game is set in an alternative sci-fi cold war history with aliens, space stations and soviets.
Red Dead Redemption 2
While the first never made it to PC, the sequel has been strongly rumored to be almost a sure thing, especially after the success of the PC port of GTA V. For those of you not familiar with the original, think GTA in the wild west.
Metal Gear Survive
A four player co-op zombie survival Metal Gear game on PC? Yep, during TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2016 Konami showed off a teaser game play demo video blending the stealth shooter mechanics of MGS 5 with hordes of zombies.
South Park : Fractured But Whole
If your a fan of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s work, this should have you at least a little excited. Trey and Matt are apparently the driving force behind the dialog and story line so we expect fans of the South Park series to enjoy it, even if the game-play elements are fairy basic.
Warhammer 40k : Dawn of War 3
8 years after Dawn of War 2 and the sequel has Warhammer fans chomping at the bit to get their hands on it. It’s been shown off at trade shows and online for A LONG dam time already and we can only expect that when if does finally drop, it should be well polished.
Note that this is only a small handful of the deluge of games coming this year and with a bit of luck we’ll get some more surprise releases, late announcements and some indi gems along the way.
Call of Cathulu
Halo Wars 2
Project Cars 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
Mount & Blade 2
State of Decay 2
The Walking Dead ( FPS from Overkill, the PayDay developers! )
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