Steam Summer Sale Day 8: Which games should you buy?
We're nearing the end of Steam's Summer Sale now, but there are still good deals to be had. We list our favourites for your perusal.Siobhan Keogh | Friday, July 20 2012
Fallout: New Vegas - When Fallout: New Vegas was released, it was a buggy mess that annoyed many gamers. Allegedly, most of those issues have been fixed - at least for PC - and now it's a great Fallout game. If you like the series but have been avoiding New Vegas because of the bug reports, pick it up today for US$4.99 (NZ$6.20).
Plants vs. Zombies - Okay, so if you're reading our website then you're probably a more-than-casual gamer. But Plants vs. Zombies is one of the best casual games ever made. It comes from the creators of Bejeweled and Peggle, and is retailing today for US$2.49 (NZ$3.10).
Alan Wake - Personally, I found Alan Wake so stressful and frightening that I couldn't finish it - but that doesn't make it any less awesome, it just means that I don't cope well with scary games. Alan Wake is like a Stephen King novel, with a solid story and a lot of scary forests to make your way through. At US$7.49 (NZ$9.30). You can also buy the Alan Wake bundle, which includes the Collector's Edition extras and Alan Wake: American Nightmare, for US$9.99 (NZ$12.40).
Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Speaking of scary games, you should still pick up Amnesia: The Dark Descent, if you didn't a couple of days ago when it was a flash deal. It's 75% off at US$4.99 (NZ$6.20).
Super Meat Boy - In the mood for a crazy-hard arcade game? Super Meat Boy is great, and extremely addictive despite the fact that it'll max out your rage-meter. Grab it for US$3.74 (NZ$4.60).
Age of Empires Online - When Age of Empires Online came out last year, I was surprised at how much fun I had with it. Unfortunately, because it's designed to be a multiplayer game, it eventually gets so difficult that you're forced to interact with other players. If that's not your thing, don't buy this - if you don't mind, it can't hurt to pick it up. I got hours of fun out of it. It's a free-to-play game, so you don't have to pay anything for it if you don't want to, but for US$2.49 (NZ$3.10) you can get a bunch of extras for your game.
Left 4 Dead - From the posting of this article, at around 10:45am NZ time, you have about two hours and 15 minutes to get your hands on the original Left 4 Dead for US$4.99 (NZ$6.20). You can also get its (better) sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, for the same price, for some added zobie-killin' fun. If you miss out, however, don't fret too much - a lot of the flash deals and community votes have wound up being daily deals at some point, too.
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