It’s the last day of the Steam Summer Sale, so if there were any deals they’re back and this is your last chance. Here is a list of games that are on special, and if you don’t own them yet – SHAME ON YOU.
(all prices are AUD. Click to jump to Steam.)
Tomb Raider – this was an amazingly good game, now only $5
The Stick of Truth – It lived up to the hype, now $37
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – One of the greatest games ever made for $13. Steam is crazy.
Civ V – the crowning jewel of the Civ series… and that’s saying a lot. $13.50
State of Decay – An amazingly fun, and unique, take a zombie apocalypse. It is a bit rough here and there, but for $5 it’s a bargin.
Banished – An extremely fun and challenging city builder. Nothing like starving a fledging village of outcasts during the winter! $10
Payday 2 – I’ve been getting a LOT of mileage out of this game. Get a crew together for an fantastic co-op experience that has great theme, depth, and RPG-like elements. You’ll get many hrs for your $6
Stanley Parable – I’m not going to try and explain this one… but for $6 you really should try it to see what all the fuss is about.
Batman: Arkham Origins – It was missing a little something-something from the other Arkham games, but it was still worth sinking 22 hrs into. $7.50
Dragon Age: Origins – A good RPG, you’ve probably heard of it. I go against the grain and claim the second was better. I mostly suggest this one now, because the upcoming Inquisitions is looking really good so for $7.50 you could catch up on the “story so far.”
Wolfenstein: The New Order – Just a straight up fun FPS. Captured “Wolfenstein with modern computing technology” really well. A-grade fun here, boys! $40 (expensive, I know, but that IS 50% off.)
Portal 2 – Who would have thought they could improve on the original? Well they did! Play it now. With a friend is a good option too. $5
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – a standard multiplayer FPS with a easy-to-use-hard-to-master melee system. Plenty of fun to be had here for $5.
I didn’t mind the reboot of Wolfenstein – Return to Castle Wolfenstein – back in 2001.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)
It was missing a certain something-something, though, so I never played the sequels that trickled out leading up to the sequel confusingly titled “Wolfenstein” (as opposed to “Castle Wolfenstein“, I guess.)
It was a failure and having never played it, and barely knowing anything about it, I can tell you why. It was just another shooter. Ho hum. The only thing going for it was the Wolfenstein brand and that’s not enough for the sequel… of a reboot… of a series that is 20 years old.
However this new one, which I believe is a sequel to the sequel, appears to bring something fresh to the table and it looks like a lot of fun to boot. Sure it appears to be just another shooter, yet it does not look to take itself too seriously and it doesn’t seem too silly either. It could be just the thing to play through for a quick mindless bash.