Valve has opened the floodgates on the Steam Summer Sale, an annual event offering substantial savings across a cornucopia of genres. If you’re interested in playing it, odds are, it’s probably on sale.
If you’ve shopped a Steam Sale in recent memory, you’re probably already aware of the fact that Valve has abandoned its short-term deals. Instead, everything that’s discounted is available at the lowest price from day one so you can buy with confidence.
Highlights from this year’s sale include Shadow of Mordor for 80 percent off (yours for just $3.99), Abzu at $5.99 (70 percent off the original list price of $19.99), Rocket League for 40 percent off (regularly $19.99 but slashed to $11.99), This War of Mine at an 80 percent discount (now just $3.99), Rust for $9.99 (normally $19.99) and 7 Ways to Die at 60 percent off (yours for $9.99), just to name a few.
If you’re reading this shortly after the sale’s launch and are having trouble connecting to Steam, you aren’t alone. With so many people flooding the store to check out what’s on sale, it may be a few hours before you can expect a reliable connection (I’ve timed out multiple times while writing this story).
The Steam Summer Sale 2017 runs through July 5.
Are there any games you’re eyeballing for purchase? Feel free to share in the comments section below!