Rumours suggested it was imminent, but now it has officially begun. Steam started yet another sale yesterday evening to make your heart cheer and your wallet cry. While most of you will have no doubt already taken a look, we’ve got a round-up of the best deals from their first collection of offers.
[UPDATE: This offer has been trounced by Simply Games. Go take a gander.] Not only is it one of the best strategy games of the year, it could well be one of the best overall. The team at Firaxis have shown everyone how to do a modern reboot of a classic franchise, and the current price is a bargain for the experience.
Yesterday saw the release of Episode 5, concluding the first season in emotional (and rather gory) style. At this price, Telltale’s adventure game / interactive story is an absolute steal.
Its developers may have move onto other projects, but Terraria continues to provide a “Castlevania meets Minecraft” mash-up that is worth a look for just a few pounds (especially if you have some friends to experience it with.)
Provided you still have a large selection of music files at your disposal (and haven’t been too swayed by the call of the cloud) Audiosurf provides a stylish and fast-paced take on the music game genre. At £1.50 it’s almost certainly worth a go if you haven’t already.
For the rest the offers from day one, be sure to head over to Steampowered.com. We’ll have our Day 2 round-up when the changes go live!
Slightly later than billed, here's our pick of today's best time-sensitive Steam sale bargains. Some of these deals can either be found cheaper elsewhere or tend to crop up regularly (such as the Men Of War offers), so enjoy our edited highlights. These deals will expire tomorrow morning, so you've plenty of time to make an assessment.
Assassin's Creed II is the game that launched Ubisoft's series from pure potential to absolute dominance. It's still a cracking free-roaming kill-a-thon, and for £3.74, you'll even get the deluxe edition with some extra DLC. If you already own the standard edition, you can optionally upgrade for an extra 99p. Check out our Assassin's Creed II review for more details.
Is Dear Esther a game? Is it performance art, an interactive poem perhaps? Either way, at £1.74, you owe it to yourself to find out. 8/10 review here.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is generally known as a prime example of BioWare being on top of their game. Which, of course, means that it's a must-play for anyone who enjoys RPGs, Star Wars or good games that rock.
Just in case you don't already know, Metro 2033 is an atmospheric and unconventionally bleak shooter that doesn't pull any punches. We rate it.
Indie Bundle V rocks my world and makes me uncomfortably aroused. For £6.99, you'll get the stonking Gemini Rue (who says adventure gaming is dead?), Greed Corp, The Tiny Bang Story, an Ys RPG and Audiosurf. Mmm.
No, you're not seeing double. We've bumped this deal because you need to pay attention - and can get massive savings on the individual games as well as the package.
It's time for me to put my Indie hat on again... and urge you to pick up this excellent package deal. It contains Super Meat Boy, 1...2...3...KICK IT!, AaAaAA!!! - A Blatant Disregard For Gravity, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Audiosurf, BIT.TRIP BEAT and many others, making for exceptional value and a selection of games that will loiter on your hard drive for years.
Oh, and you'll also get a stylish potato hat for Team Fortress 2. Bargain.
If you haven’t heard about this game before then you’re forgiven for having not purchased it yet. For those that have heard of it but haven’t bought a copy then the only way you can redeem yourselves is by getting it at this sweet price point. Audiosurf is a wonderful indie arcade game that takes a basic racing game, a hint of Guitar Hero, a dash of Tetris, mixes it all together and puts it to the soundtrack of your music collection. Just select an MP3 and Audiosurf will make a level based on the song. There’s several game modes with variations and online leaderboards to bring out your competitive side so there’s plenty to keep you going, especially if you have a huge music library.