It’s Independence Day weekend here in the United States. Heat, fireworks, and the smell of hot dogs are in the air. But Valve’s massive Steam Summer Sale also ends on July 4, so before you grab those grill tongs and dash outside, plop down in front of your PC and grab those deep, deep discounts on killer computer games before they’re gone.
Looking for suggestions? We’ve sifted through the 13,000-plus games on sale to find some of the best Steam Summer Sale deals around. This isn’t a sponsored post. We don’t get affiliate cash from Steam links. These are just-plain-great games that we wanted to highlight for you because they’re both highly excellent and available for highly excellent prices.
Hit any link that strikes your fancy for a full list of curated, dirt-cheap picks.
10 great Steam Summer Sale bundles that will save you even more money: Steam sales are chock full of steep discounts no matter what. But if you buy in bulk, you can keep even more of your cash. We sifted through the publisher packages, themed bundles, and series round-ups to find the best available.
Hidden gems of the Steam Summer Sale: 10 delightful games under $10: One of the best parts of Steam Sales is trying new and unique games while the entry fees are low. These 10 all-star games all sell for $10 or less during the Steam Summer Picnic Sale, but we shied away from aging blockbusters like Fallout 3 and Tomb Raider to shine a spotlight on games you might’ve glossed over.
More Steam Summer Sale gems: 15 great games under $5: But we can go deeper. We can go cheaper. Each of these games costs less than a fiver, but deliver premium gaming experiences. Even better: You can buy practically the entire list for the same cost as a single new AAA game.
The 10 best Mac game deals in the Steam Summer Sale 2016: A Mac gamer, eh? It’s cool—we don’t judge. Andrew Hayward rounded up 10 of the best Mac game deals from the Summer Sale over at Macworld, our Apple-loving sister site. Bonus: Every game highlighted works on PCs, too.
We didn’t do a round-up of recent blockbusters, but you’ll find a flood of those on sale for steep prices too throughout the duration of the Summer Sale. For example: The Witcher 3, Just Cause 3, Ashes of the Singularity, and Fallout 4 are all on sale for 50 percent off, while Doom, Rise of the Tomb Raider, XCOM 2, and the highly excellent Rainbow Six Siege can all be had for 40 percent discounts. Those are hefty cuts for relatively new titles.