We might still be forking over US dollars for the big Steam sales, but that doesn't mean there aren't some bargains regardless.
Note that all prices below are converted from USD to AUD at the time of writing, and doesn't include Paypal or foreign transfer fees.
A staple of LAN events around the country for over a decade, FlatOut 2 should be on every PC under the sun.
Old but well and truly gold. Still the best thing Croteam has ever made, for my money, and a fantastic all-around puzzler.
A vibrant 2.5D brawler with a strategy metagame to boot, Aztez is nothing if not distinct. Something fans of DmC or the Warriors games will appreciate, and beat-em-up fans will enjoy the ability to cancel any attack at any time. Well worth a look.
The best cRPG of modern times, without question. If you only play one cRPG, this should be it.
A modern take on the Where's Waldo formula, with cheeky sound cues and gorgeous drawings to boot. Some new DLC launched for the game last week too.
With Metro Exodus only a few months away, now's a good time to get reacquainted with the post-apocalyptic Russian transport system and all the beasts that have taken residence. Also a top game for playing at the highest resolution and settings possible.
And ahead of DMC 5's release, we have DmC: Devil May Cry. Worth playing just for the disco level towards the end, but the whole game is a great romp (even if you swear blind that the originals are better).
Tim loved the hell out of Vermintide 2 when he played it earlier this year, and it's still fun with friends now even if you fall off after 30 or 40 hours. It's got some smashing melee combat, which you can hear (quite viscerally) in the playthrough below.
A modern take on Dungeon Keeper that's improved since its original launch. It's a little more simplified strategically than the original Bullfrog games, however.
Back on Steam and for the price of a decent coffee. Great way to spend a weekend, if you're not already busy with something else.
When Castlevania meets God of War. A touch unrefined in places, but a fun romp and one that should run just fine on today's systems.
Highly recommended for fans of narrative-driven adventures and shorter experiences, especially Dear Esther, Journey and so on.
A charming tale about a college dropout going back to Possum Springs, trying to pick up the life she left behind while battling depression.
Video games have a spotty history when it comes to addressing mental health. Often, people with mental health issues are demonised, portrayed as the nefarious villains in games like Outlast or Far Cry 3. In other games, mental health is reduced a sanity meter or other mechanic, such as in Amnesia or Darkest Dungeon. But 2017's Night in the Woods presents a different way of looking at mental health in games.
Pretty low barrier for entry if you've been holding off on the Jason Voorhees simulator. Best with a group of friends, however.
A must have for any local game nights, but the online play works well enough with mates.
What other bargains have stuck out to you lately on Steam?