Surprise: another big Steam sale has arrived. And while different deals will pop up, it's often the case that you can find plenty of interesting discounts on the opening day. So here's a big list of games to help you determine what's worth buying.
NBA 2K16 leads the way with one of the largest discounts for a major franchise today. It's not free, which is how much its costing Playstation Plus users, but if you've ever been interested in the sport or sports games in general, NBA 2K16 isn't a bad game to start with. Just try to ignore the crappy Spike Lee story.
Other good deals include PAYDAY 2, which no longer has microtransactions (and is back in the good books of PC gamers as a result) and the second Jackbox Party Pack. All the Jackbox games are mandatory purchases as far as I'm concerned, but then TAYbies are pretty familiar with my preference for Jackbox shenanigans.
Something to note: the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom is having a massive impact on financial markets right now, which can result in a fair amount of volatility in the Australian dollar. So keep in mind that there could be a good deal of movement on the below prices, which I've converted to Australian dollars. As always, check the exchange rate at the time of purchase.
Some real good offerings here. Orcs Must Die! is a fantastic co-op game to play with a friend or partner. This War of Mine's an excellent survival roguelike, and the Jackbox party pack ... see here for my feelings on that. (As in: buy. Buy now.)
PAYDAY 2's also free to play for the next 10 days, if you want to try it out.
Gauntlet's a surprisingly competent top-down romp for a bunch of friends, and the Deus Ex Collection is at a good deal even if you only play through Human Revolution and the original. If you're just after Human Revolution, however, you can pick that up for $6.63.
KHOLAT: $10.61 ($60% off) Game Dev Tycoon: $8.88 (33% off) Banished: $9.01 (66% off) Anno 2205: $36.60 (40% off) Don't Starve: $4.97 (75% off) The Wolf Among Us: $16.58 (50% off) Hotline Miami: $3.31 (75% off) Euro Truck Simulator 2: $9.15 (70% off)
Some indie classics here. Don't Starve has some good bundles available as well. Euro Truck Simulator 2 is great if you like going for cathartic drives, while Hotline Miami should be a must-have in anyone's Steam library.
What Steam sales have caught your eye today?