This Weekend’s PC Gaming Deals

PC Gaming Deals jun17

It’s Friday again, so it’s time to list this week’s PC gaming deals. As it’s often easy to get lost looking for (and through) sales, we gather some of the best deals and list them here every Friday. This week’s deals continue with GOG’s Summer sale, while Steam has entered the calm before the storm.

Steam deals

As mentioned above, Steam is currently undergoing the calm before the storm. PayPal recently confirmed that the Steam Summer sale starts on June 23rd – one week from now. There aren’t too many featured deals on Steam because of this, and you’ll probably want to wait until the sale happens to spend your money on anything. That being said, though, Faeria and Killing Floor 2 both have free weekend trials running now.

Recommended games on sale

  • Deponia ($2.99) – I’ve previously recommended some of the other various Deponia games/bundles with them as they’ve gone on sale, and you really can’t go wrong with these games if you enjoy a good point and click adventure.
  • Teleglitch: Die More Edition ($3.24) – Teleglitch is a fairly difficult top-down roguelike. While the graphics are so simplistic that they can occasionally be confusing, it’s a fun little game and is definitely worth $3.
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition ($4.99) – While it is fairly old and the Stardock DRM is fairly annoying, GalCiv II is one of the best strategy games ever made. It’s also easy to mod, too.

GOG deals

This is where the deals get interesting. All of the deals from last week are still valid and still recommended here, so they’ll be included alongside this week’s recommendations. Just as a reminder, spending $5 in this sale will still get you Spelunky for free, so you might want to avoid buying it.

Recommended games on sale

  • YS Saga ($20.96, although each game can be bought individually) – The Ys games are good RPGs with even better soundtracks. While the soundtracks sadly aren’t included with these releases, Ys VI includes 640 different pieces of artwork and 204 different sketches.
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition ($7.99) – Baldur’s Gate is the great grandfather of all modern Bioware RPGs. If you’ve played Dragon Age or Knights of the Old Republic, you’ll notice that their roots lie here. The Enhanced Edition contains “over 400 improvements to the original game” as well as HD/widescreen support.
  • Dungeon Keeper Gold ($2.39) – As a game that belongs in the “oldie but a goodie” category in your gaming library, Dungeon Keeper Gold is a classic. While it definitely has not aged well visually, it’s a fantastic strategy game.
  • Hotline Miami ($1.49) – Hotline Miami is an incredibly brutal top down shooter. It definitely isn’t for anyone with a weak stomach, and you can also grab its sequel for $4.99, too.
  • Deus Ex ($2.49) – While Deus Ex: Mankind Divided might have your attention (or some of your money put towards a pre-order), the game that started it all is a classic. It’s a true FPS/RPG hybrid with a brilliant story.
  • Invisible Inc ($9.99) – Invisible Inc is a squad based stealth game. While it feels somewhat like XCOM in that they’re both grid/squad/turn based games, they’re different beasts entirely. If you enjoy some good tactical games you’ll likely enjoy this, although it can be somewhat short for the price.

Other bundles and sales

There’s always going to be some good deals around the web that don’t fall into the previous categories, and this week is no different from any other in that regard.

  • E3 2016 Digital Ticket – Humble’s E3 Digital Ticket isn’t just games. It’s got a pile of in-game items for MMOs, as well as 30 days of Twitch Turbo. What’s especially interesting is that you can get $5 worth of Amazon coins (used on apps and games in Amazon’s app store) for at least $1.
  • Bundle Stars Strategy Weekend Sale – There’s plenty of good games on sale here, including the recently released SteamWorld Heist.

Have any deals you want to share? Post them in the comments below!

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