With Steam Summer Sale in full swing, it’s a perfect time to get great deals and stock-up for the next few months. However, with thousands of games to choose from, it can be a bit hard to find the best ones. That’s why we’ve dived deep to present you with some of the best deals. Enjoy.
To kick things off, we have the latest sequel of one of the most popular fighting games. Aside from its stunning visuals, SOULCALIBUR VI introduced new fighting mechanics such as Soul Charge and Reversal Edge that added another level of depth to the combat. With a huge cast of characters to choose from and addictive multiplayer, SOULCALIBUR VI cements itself as one of the best games in the genre.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Final Fantasy XIV came out 8 years ago, but it’s still going strong. Shadowbringers is the latest expansion of Square Enix’s MMORPG, and it’s a pretty damn good one. As we continue to explore Norvrandt, we got new races, challenging dungeons, epic raids, beast tribes, and more. Since Endwalker will drop in Fall, now it’s a good time to get caught up with the story.
Lost Ember is a unique adventure that lets you explore the remnants of human civilization that are slowly being reclaimed by nature. To find out what led to the fall of mankind, you will explore the sea, land, and air, from the perspective of various animals. Here, you will climb steep hills as a goat, fly through canyons as a parrot, go underground as a mole, and more. Lost Ember is filled to the brim with majestic scenery and has an emotional story that will stay with you for some time.
If you are looking for a tense and competitive FPS, you should at least consider Hunt: Showdown. Set in 1895, you play as a Hunter who collects bounty by killing monsters that have settled in the Louisiana Bayou. As if that’s not enough, you will also have to fight other Hunters, which also wish to get their rewards. This sets up a stage for an interesting PvPvE experience where you’re never sure what will come next.
Next, we have an excellent physics-based sword fighting game. Hellish Quart aims for realism, and that is apparent in the fluidity of movement achieved by motion capture technology. The game is set in the 17th century and lets you master dozen of weapons such as rapiers, broadswords, and sabers. It is pretty challenging, and to become proficient you will have to master timing, technique, and fencing strategy. All in all, this is one of the best swordplay simulators that you can get on Steam summer sale.
Resident Evil 3
After a stunning remake of RE:2, Capcom continued the trend of revitalizing the series by bringing back one of its scariest predators – Nemesis. The final result was more of a shooter than a survival horror we expected, but it works. Aside from a fast-paced campaign, you’ll also get Resident Evil Resistance – a multiplayer mode in which you will face a Mastermind. With a 60% discount, this is an offer that you can’t easily pass.
Black Mesa is an excellent way to re-experience the first Half-Life in all of its glory. It also adds a lot of new material, such as fresh puzzles and vastly improved end game levels. It’s not easy to make a remake of a cult FPS shooter that actually improves on the original, but Black Mesa did it. If you’ve never played it, this is the game to buy on the Steam summer sale.
Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers, the latest installment in a cult Persona series, divided some of its fans from the get-go. The main reason being a switch from a turn-based to a real-time combat system. In it, we take control of Phantom Thieves, a group formed to fight corruption across Japan. The game is as epic and stylish as ever and will be most enjoyable to people who are familiar with Persona 5.
For our Indie fans, we have a unique survival-horror FPS about … meat. From the get-go, Golden Light makes you question your sanity with talking bicycles, flying deer heads, and that weird dude in the toilet. In short – none of the rules from regular shooters apply in “Meatzone”. And if that’s not confusing enough, the game is procedurally generated, so you never know what will come next. Chaotic and difficult, Golden Light will appeal most to the fans of dark humor and the unusual.
From the beginning, Nioh was compared with the Dark Souls series, and while there are similarities, it was much more than its clone. Nioh 2 ramped all the best parts of the original and added full character customization, an improved combat system, and huge amount o content. It is also harder than the original, a fact that caused some mixed emotions and nearly made me cry. In short, this is the souls like game to play.