Alrighty, Geeks, you know the drill by now! Here are my top 5 picks of the day from the Steam Summer Sale!
I wasn’t exactly in love with this game (an opinion that is definitely in the minority), but even so, I can recognize a great deal when I see one. Shadow of Mordor follows the story of an undead ranger named Talion, as he fights for revenge. The gameplay is very Assassin’s Creed-esque, and it has a unique and fun nemesis system that makes for some pretty cool mini-boss battles. This game also sits at number 18 on our list of Top 25 PS4 Games of All Time.
Original Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $12.49
Step into the world of South Park and the shoes of the New Kid with this crazy RPG. This game is a must for any South Park fans, even if you haven’t watched the show in a long time. The storyline is hilarious, although the gameplay is very mediocre. It’s still worth it to find the tiny jokes scattered all over the place, and it’s always an absurd pleasure hearing Jimmy the Bard sing a song about your mom.
Original Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $7.49
Who would’ve thought that a game with such a simple concept would grow to become so popular? In Rocket League, you basically play a modified game of soccer while controlling a rocket-powered car. It sounds so simple, but once you get used to the controls and physics, you’ll find this to be a very competitive game that takes quite a bit of skill. There’s nothing quite like making a last ditch game-saving play, or setting up the perfect pass to an overtime goal. This is also the lowest I’ve ever seen this game priced, so grab it now!
Original Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $11.99
For those of you who are fans of deep strategy games, this should be your pick of the day. This game is kind of like a more serious Civilization entry, with very similar gameplay: You pick a nation and work with it through history, amassing power, wealth, and enemies. EUIV also has Steam Workshop support, so you can expect a whole mess of mods to keep the gameplay fresh.
Original Price: $39.99 Sale Price: $9.99
Again, one of the best things about Steam Sales is how it gives you that extra incentive to try something new. Yesterday, it was Pony Island. Today, it’s Move or Die. This is a 4-player online party game that is just absolutely insane. There have already been three free DLC updates, so the developers are continuing to pump out fun content and match modifiers. Describing this game is a little tough, but just imagine something like Mario Party mixed with Worms: Armageddon, and then add some methamphetamine. If you want a preview of how much crazy fun this can be, just check out any of the videos of YouTube streamers playing, and I bet you’ll be sold!
Original Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $8.99
That just about does it for today! I hope these lists are helping you make informed gaming decisions! Now it’s time for me to get back to Pony Island. I’ll be back tomorrow with five more picks. Happy gaming!
Andrew is a writer/editor at The Geekiverse. Unfortunately, his wife found out about the Steam Sale before he did. Has anybody seen his wallet?