Welcome back, Steam Summer Sale! If you’re a PC gamer, get thee to the storefront’s splash page and have a gander, because the whole looky-loo thing is still totally free.
The sale began on Thursday, June 11 and runs through Sunday, June 21, right through the heart of the E3 video game trade fair that kicks off (unofficially) tomorrow night with a livestreamed showcase by Elder Scrolls and Fallout developer Bethesda Softworks.
At the moment, my favorite deal is Failbetter Games’ wonderfully bizarre and beautifully scripted roguelike, Sunless Sea, for $14.24 (down 25%), followed by Endnight Games’ creepy existential survivalism simulation The Forest for $10.04 (down 33%) and Tango Gameworks’ classic survival horror The Evil Within for $29.99 (down 50%).
I’m seeing solid discounts on lots of big names everyone knows, and if you’ve been waiting all year to grab one of those, by all means carpe diem. But the thing I like about sales like this, is that they’re a chance to scoop up a bunch of stuff you don’t recognize (but that sounds interesting, or that seems to be resonating with others via the user reviews) with fewer regrets if said stuff turns out not to be your particular cup.