After a pretty “meh” day yesterday, Steam’s featured deals comes back in full force! Cash in your 401k, and pick up a couple of these awesome games!
We at The Geekiverse really enjoy games by Telltale. From The Wolf Among Us to The Walking Dead, we’re down when it comes to these choose-your-own-adventure affairs. The Game of Thrones Telltale series is yet another great game by this developer. This deal included all six episodes from game’s first season.
Original Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $7.49
Hyper Light Drifter is an action/adventure game that features fast-paced, rewarding combat, and plenty of exploration. Also, this game is an example of the pixel art style done right. It’s amazing how some artists can make beauty out of a bunch of little pixels. Don’t let its look fool you into thinking this is a light, funny game–Hyper Light Drifter offers plenty of challenge in a darker-than-you’d-expect world.
Original Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $15.99
The survival genre has been blowing up recently, with games like DayZ, Rust, and Planet Explorers getting a whole lot of attention. How do you set your game apart from those? Add dinosaurs! ARK drops you on an island populated with dinosaurs and tasks with with one mission: survive. I enjoyed the engram system that gives you points to use upon leveling up that enable you to learn new recipes. That being said, this game is tough. I can’t count the number of times I was poisoned and killed by stupid water snakes. Difficult learning curve aside, this is a pretty fun and rewarding game, whether you’re playing on your own, or online with others.
Original Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $16.49
Like Civilation, the Total War franchise has a reputation for offering engaging, lengthy gameplay. What sets Total War games apart, however, are the ridiculously huge battles. It’s not just one soldier slugging it out with another–you are actually put into gigantic battles between entire armies! The scale of it can be a little daunting at first, but after playing Total War, it might be difficult to go back to a less-involved strategy game. At this time, you can get some particularly amazing deals by buying one of the two offered Total War Collections.
Original Price: $4.99-$164.99 Sale Price: $1.24-$41.24
Unknowingly, it appears as if I have been suggesting one “weird” game each day. Let’s keep that going! If you’re into games that are a little be different, check out Crypt of the NecroDancer. This game is a rhythm-based rogue-like dungeon crawler. The really have to watch a video or play it yourself to see how these three genres come together. One of the coolest features is that you can use the game’s soundtrack or upload your own, though the game’s original soundtrack is pretty amazing.
Original Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $3.74
There you are, my five picks of the day. What games have you been picking up? If you have any recommendations for me, please share in the comments! Thanks again, and see you tomorrow for some more smokin’ Steam deals!
Andrews is a writer/editor at The Geekiverse. Unfortunately, his wife found out about the Steam Sale before he did. Has anybody seen his wallet?