Steam Sale Kicks Off With Huge PC Game Deals

The PC game download service Steam has launched its annual summer sale, starting with huge discounts on popular games such as Portal 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Every day through July 23, Steam will offer 24-hour discounts on a batch of new PC games. Today's deals include Modern Warfare 3 ($30 instead of $60), Portal 2 ($5 instead of $15), Terraria ($2.50 instead of $10), and Legend of Grimrock ($6 instead of $15).

Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare 3

In addition to the daily 24-hour deals, Steam will be running "Flash Sales" on shorter time cycles. The deals available at the time of this posting include Mafia II ($7.50 instead of $30) and Deus Ex: Human Revolution ($7.50 instead of $30).

Other games will also be discounted through the sale period. Now is a good time, for example, if you've been meaning to try classics such as Counter-Strike ($5) or Left 4 Dead 2 ($10), or the recent critically-acclaimed Walking Dead game ($19). Bundle deals are also available from individual publishers such as THQ, whose 15-game collection is now selling for $50 instead of $311.

Portal 2
Portal 2

Valve, which runs the Steam service, says it will offer deals on thousands of games. I haven't found a complete list, but SlickDeals has a forum post with links to some of the major discounts. You can also browse Steam's Website, though it seems to be buckling from high demand.

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