All things must come to an end. While this means that evil will eventually fall, so will good. It is a sad reality that each of us must come to bear. However, all endings do not have to be bad ones. Steam is doing its best to end its Summer Sale on a high note.
Today is the last day of the Steam Summer Sale for 2012. That means that all of the brakes are off; go Steam crazy. You always wanted the uber-popular FPS? Buy it. Wanted that obscure strategy game made by an independent developer? Buy it. Have you been eying those publisher packs? Buy them. For the last time, the prices are listed in US dollars only;
- Bastion – $3.74 (75 percent off)
- The Bioshock franchise – all 75 percent off
- The Double Fine Bundle – $7.49 (75 percent off, sale also applies to individual games)
- Football Manager 2012 – $7.49 (75 percent off)
- Jagged Alliance: Back In Action – $9.99 (75 percent off, sale also applies to Jagged Alliance 2 Gold)
- The Operation Flashpoint franchise – all 75 percent off
- Space Pirates And Zombies (SPAZ) – $2.49 (75 percent off)
- The Tom Clancy game franchise – all 75 percent off (WARNING: The prices for some individual games have not been reduced. It is unknown whether this is a glitch or the sale is meant to just exclusively be for Splinter Cell: Conviction.)
Today we see the last of the indie bundles, Indie Bundle 11. The bundle includes Hydrophobia: Prophecy, ORION: Dino Beatdown, Star Ruler, Waveform, and World of Goo. If you are going to be picky and choosy, I highly recommend picking up World of Goo. The game is a magnificent tower-creating puzzle game that is one of the best games I have ever played.
The Flash Sales are about to come to an end, but here are the current ones;
- Dead Island – $10.19 (+180 minutes left as of posting, sale also applies to DLC)
- The Portal franchise – all 75 percent off (+300 minutes left as of posting)
- The Trine franchise – all 75 percent off (+60 minutes left as of posting)
- The Witcher franchise – Individual prices vary (+420 minutes left as of posting)
For today’s daily deals, there are only two games that I can recommend. If you missed out on it when the game released, it’s a good time to pick up the original Bioshock. While I believe the game is overrated, it is a very solid single-player FPS game that does have a very unique setting. Secondly, I recommend Psychonauts. It’s basically the most gameplay-focused of Tim Schafers opuses, which means that it is utterly unique and wacky in every respect and does not involve extremely inane point-and-click logic.
And so the Steam sale ends. Were you able to resist the temptations? If not, what did you get? Post away in the comments section below.
Bastion? Well then. Good on Steam for ruining the productivity of the world.
LOL – there were a lot of really good deals in this sale overall. I wonder when the next big steam one will be? I recall last year a fairly decent horror themed one around Halloween.
My final tally was $80. Not bad for 10 or so games. Now I need to get on with the business of not playing them until next year…