There’s about a week left in the Steam Summer Sale and we know some of you have spare change burning a hole in your pocket.
We decided to take a look at a few games that are either highly discounted or have an inexpensive base price to spend your lunch money on.
#10 Bloons TD 6
Not enough people are making Tower Defense games and the Bloons series has aged pretty well.
There’s still an in-game cash shop but that’s easy to ignore and at $3.49 Tower Defense fans will easily get their money’s worth with hours of replayable levels.
#9 Town of Salem 2
Did you know a sequel to Town of Salem came out? You’d be forgiven for not realizing it, the classic social deduction game has new roles and game modes to keep things fresh.
The game features updated artwork and player customization (that’s locked behind an in-game cash shop).
#8 Needy Streamer Overload
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to manage the emotional stability of a young woman who thrives on a mixture of validation from strangers and drugs?
Well you don’t have to wonder any more, Needy Streamer Overload is one of the most popular “raising simulators” released in recent years, a genre born from games like Princess Maker.
It’s also getting a manga adaptation.
#7 Warhammer: Vermintide 2
If you haven’t gotten Darktide or just prefer fantasy over sci-fi, the deal on Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
Vermintide is a co-op game in a similar vein to Deep Rock Galactic or Left 4 Dead. Players pick one of 5 characters in a team of 4 and face off the hordes of Chaos (mostly Nurgle).
If you’re worried about the game being overshadowed by Darktide, don’t worry because Vermintide 2 is still receiving updates and content.
#6 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
Guns, furries, and BDSM Vampires, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is one of the classic Open World RPGs and for good reason.
Set in White Wolf’s World of Darkness setting, players find themselves tossed into the world of the supernatural against their will after becoming a vampire.
Unbeholden to existing factions, they act as a free agent among the movers and shakers of vampire society to pursue their own ends.
Just don’t expect the sequel to come out any time soon.
#5 Hero’s Hour
Do you remember playing Lords of Magic? Or did you at least watch the Sseth video about it?
Hero’s Hour is a spiritual successor to that game with more features, pixel art, and with mechanics that are a little easier to comprehend.
Players choose a hero and build up a band of mercenaries to slowly become a powerful faction.
Frostpunk takes the city-builder genre and slaps a weird post-apocalyptic steampunk veneer on it.
Players are in charge of a growing community built around a massive pillar of a boiler. The boiler provides heat and comfort to those who live close to it, but as more souls take refuge in its glow you’ll have to make harder and harder choices.
It might be tempting to pass on this one since Frostpunk 2 is on its way next year; but at an 80% discount you might as well see what the fuss is about.
#3 Vampire Survivors
Vampire Survivors took the gaming scene by storm thanks to its addictive gameplay loop and a helping hand from streamers spreading the word.
Since it came out, Vampire Survivors has even managed to define its own genre as a “reverse bullet-hell” and has spawned more than a handful of spin-offs thanks to its popularity.
The 25% discount might not seem like a great deal, but when the base game is only $4.99 it’s hard to complain.
#2 Fallout: New Vegas
Widely considered one of the best Fallout games (at least among the Bethesda era), fans are still talking about, playing, and modding New Vegas to this day.
New Vegas brought back Chris Avellone and Josh Sawyer in lead roles, both had worked on earlier Fallout games.
Despite looking a bit dated, Fallout: New Vegas remains one of the most influential RPGs of the 2010s and at only $2.49?
#1 Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is probably the most fun you can have with friends (honestly speaking if we could go back in time we’d give it a 10/10).
Team up with up to 3 friends to mine the riches from Hoxxes IV for your corporate overlords.
With randomly generated levels no mission is the same and there’s tons of weapons, mods, and tools to play with.