Last Day Steam Summer Sale

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 RaiderĀ – 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.

City of Horror in Action

Another game I got to pull out last weekend was City of Horror. This is really a great game. The basic idea is this:

There has been a zombie apocalypse. A bunch of survivors are holed up in a section of the city, waiting for a rescue helicopter that will arrive in 4 hours. The zombies are coming. You control 3 or 4 of the survivors. You need to collect an antidote for each one of your survivors, and then have the most points by the time the helicopter arrives.

Meanwhile, the zombies are coming and there is basically no way to stop them from eating someone … the question is simply – who? For that, the players must argue, negotiate, swindle, form voting blocs, secure power, bribe and generally do anything possible to make sure it’s not their character’s corpse slowing the zombies down one more hour. The few items that the survivors have cobbled together – guns with precious few bullets, cans of food, the antidotes, molotov cocktails, flares, they can be used to try and stave off the inevitable, or used in the negotiations…

I really like the look of this game. It starts like this:

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and ends like this:

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To really appreciate it, though, you should see it in action. You just can’t explain the way the desperate negotiating works without an example. We recorded most of our game, and I have edited together the best bits for your viewing pleasure! Captions and Annotations are your friend!