Steam Summer Sale 2014: Day 2 Recommendations

Steam Summer Sale 2014 Day 2

Steam Summer Sale 2014 Day 2

If you play video games via PC then chances are you’re well aware that the annual Steam Summer Sale is already underway. I’ve covered this sales event for the past few years on other sites. While that’s well and good, sometimes I want to change up the formula and offer my own opinion. More than that, I want to answer the questions of whether or not you “should” purchase now or wait. Obviously at the end of the day it’s your decision what to spend your money on but if you want help that’s what I’m here to give! Each day I’ll blab a bit about the Daily Deals and offer suggestions and whatnot.

For reference, “buy” means simply that this is a very good price for the game. Still, “buy” isn’t necessarily giving any particular game my seal of approval either. It’s just a price that seems fair for those interested in the given title. “Wait” means I suggest waiting for another sale. The price very likely is the lowest it will be during Summer Sale 2014, but it is estimated to be cheaper in sales weeks and months down the road. Of course, if you can’t wait then go ahead and buy!

  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – $4.99 – I was not totally in love with this sequel, but it was still a pretty atmospheric horror game. Amazingly, this does appear the cheapest the game has ever gone, with a previous low of $6.66 for the Humble Store’s debut sales. Buy.
  • Bound by Flame – $23.99 – Maybe this is obvious but I’m not a huge RPG fan, especially when worlds are hugely open to me. Bound by Flame appeals to me even less thanks to some really frightening clothing design for one of the lead women. In any case, this is the best price available thus far since the game launched in May. Still, there’s a long ways to go and discounts will probably become deeper next year. Wait.
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition – $24.99 – I have a weird collection of “Warriors” games despite having never played any of them. I can’t say I’m interested in experiencing the 8th rendition either. This game is only available on Steam and this is the best discount so far. Again, this game just came out and will definitely go down in price later. Wait.
  • Game Dev Tycoon – $3.99 – I have little desire to make my own video game but the concept of running a game studio appeals to me. For that reason, I’ve become intrigued by game development simulations, such as Game Dev Story. Now, Game Dev Tycoon may or may not be good but it at least looks cute. This also appears as the lowest price it’s ever been which makes this an appealing purchase. Buy.
  • Plague Inc: Evolved – $10.33 – This title’s in Early Access, which I know is a big deal to some people. However, the reviews so far look pretty promising. With that said, 33% off isn’t that intense of a discount even though it’s the historical low. I’d suggest waiting until another Steam Early Access/Greenlight sale where it may be even cheaper. Wait.
  • Prison Architect – $10.19 – Here’s another Early Access game that has very “addicting” gameplay thanks to developers Introversion Software being the name behind it. Of course, the weird antiseptic control of a prison is rightly off-putting to some players. Prison Tycoon gets discounts every once in a blue moon and this is the best yet. With this trend being the case, I feel there will be at least one deeper discount on this game in the future. Wait. 
  • RPG Maker VX Ace – $17.49 – If this had been a pre-Humble RPG Maker Bundle world then I’d say definitely pick this game-creation suite up at 75% off. Since it isn’t, well, I really hope you did pick it up for $1. It’s doubtful such a low price will ever be available on Steam directly but if you look around people may still be selling Humble Keys for sub $17. Wait.
  • State of Decay – $4.99 – I’ve never played this zombie game but it appears somewhat janky despite being a non-Early Access title. In any case, this is the lowest price its been available at thus far, and not likely to go lower. Buy. 
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 – $12.49 – This is a continuation to the episodic adventure series of The Walking Dead. Don’t buy it if you haven’t played Season 1 yet! With that said, this will definitely go cheaper in the future. For reference, Season 1 is $6.24 as it was during the Winter Sale last year. That means it took about a year to go 75% off. Season 2 will almost certainly see the same fate next year. Wait.

Today I purchased Defy Gravity Extended for 0.29 cents and crafted an Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes badge.

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