Steam Summer Sale: The best Day 1 deals


  • TECH
  • Friday, 20 Jun 2014

Good news, gamers. The Steam Summer Sale has arrived and it's a month early. Our wallet will be poorer for it but it's hard to resist when your favourite games get hefty discounts of about 75% to 80%.

It's day one of the Steam Summer Sale and we have shortlisted the best titles for you consideration. As they say, resistance is futile.

Battle against the harsh environment and creatures in Don't Starve. 

Don’t Starve (PC\Mac)

Don’t Starve is one of the toughest games we have played and trust us when we say it doesn't get much harder than this.

Just about everything in the game is deadly and it makes no attempt to guide you even in the early stages.

You are on your own and you will have to learn to use science and magic to survive. Good luck!

Don't Starve is 75% off at US$7.49 (RM24.11)

Every moves and decisions you make in XCOM: Enemy Within will influence the outcome of the game
Plan carefully, as every move and decision you make in XCOM will influence the outcome of the game.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC\Mac)

Fancy a game with super soldiers, aliens, UFOs and high-tech weaponry?

If the answer is yes then this tactical turn-based game will be perfect for you.

XCOM can be a little daunting at the beginning and the decisions you make early on will come to haunt you later.

Which is probably why it's one of the top games in our list and it is going for $7.49 (RM24.11), or 75% off the normal price.

The Slingshot and Elite Soldier DLCs, as well as the Enemy Within expansion are also on sale right and are getting a 67% discount each.

Mayhem in paradise isle
It's mayhem in paradise in Far Cry 3.

Far Cry 3 (PC only)

After a long tour in the African savannah, the highly rated open-world shooter wants to take you to an island paradise.

Explore lush green forests and deep blue seas in HD, as you take on pirates and mercenaries.

Words are impossible to explain the awesomeness of the Far Cry world. Get the game at 75% off the normal price for $7.49 (RM24.11)

If you are looking for more games from the franchise, you can get the Far Cry Franchise Pack for $14.79 (RM47.61).

Medieval hack and slash at its best
The Witcher is a man made to kill monsters.  

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (PC\Mac)

The sequel to the highly rated role-playing game doesn't disappoint. If you played the original then all the decisions you have made will play a part in the sequel.  

If you love a good tale then you should get it before the arrival of the third game, which is expected to conclude the story. 

Currently both the sequel and the original are 80% off, so you might want to get your hands on the games before the sale ends. The Witcher 2 is going for US$3.99 (RM12.84) on Steam.

Socialist paradise or capitalist utopia, the decisions are in your hands
Socialist paradise or capitalist utopia, the decision is yours.

Democracy 3 (PC\Mac)

If your interest lies in simulation games then you will want to spend hours and hours with Democracy 3. 

Democracy 3 is made by a one-man team but the complexity of it is mind-boggling.

Te immersive game requires you to macro and micro manage your country towards socialist paradise or capitalist utopia. While the decision is ultimately yours, you may not get elected if you do badly :-)

Get a copy now at 66% off the normal price for $8.49 (RM27.33)

If you still have cash left over after buying the games we have suggested then you should also consider Payday 2 (-67%), Valve Complete Pack (-75%) and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (-80%).

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