The Steam Sales were a little odd this year. There was a big sale at the beginning of December, which seemed to sort of jump the gun with the holidays. Then a gap. Then another sale extremely close to Christmas. So partly as a guide to the best deals, and partly just as a reminder that the sales exist, below are our completely subjective picks for today's offerings.
They're all actually pretty good today. But in terms of hours played vs money spent, you can't go past The Witcher 2 for $4.99 USD. It's one of the best recent RPGs, and if you haven't played it yet, it'll be a good primer for The Witcher 3 next year. That one is looking pretty damn slick.
Tomb Raider may be a triple-A game released just in March, but it's going for $9.99 USD, which is quite bonkers. It's a gritty, cinematic origin story about how an innocent, sweet Lara Croft turned into the battle-hardened, handle-anything-with-confidence heroine.
One of the games in my personal top five this year is Rogue Legacy, currently going for $4.99 USD, a superbly designed 2D platformer that describes itself as a "rogue-lite". Featuring many roguelike elements, your spawn will inherit your ever-growing fortune, and each generation will be stronger as they tackle an evil castle - similar in premise to Infinity Blade. Each generation also has some form of illness, which usually hampers your ability somehow. Such as dyslexia, which makes everything hard to read.
Lastly, the Flash Sale currently has Machinarium for $2.50 USD, which a great little point-and-click adventure game with heart. And this is coming from a guy for which hating point-and-click adventures is pretty much his middle name. Yeah, that's right. My parents named me Jeremy I-hate-point-and-click-adventures Ray. It's a bit of a sore spot, okay?
With the abundance of great deals, we expect others to have different opinions on what's a must-have in the sales today. What should your fellow Kotakuers not miss? Let us know below!