One of the great joys of PC gaming is that you can buy games from a variety of sources. Consoles like theWhere , on the other hand, are controlled by companies that approve and control access to all content on these platforms. The practical effect is that PC games are often discounted, with prices varying across different storefronts including Steam, GOG and the Epic Game Store.
Valve’s online Steam store is currently hosting its annual summer sale, which lasts until July 7. Yes, Steam has many other sales throughout the year, but this is one of the most important. The sale ends at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on July 7, so this is your last chance to grab these games at these discounts (although many PC games appear to be perpetually on sale).
With new GPU prices finally cooling down and the introduction of exciting new PC hardware like the excellent handheldPC gaming is in a sweet spot right now.
I’ve rounded up a handful of what I think are some standout offerings. All should be available for the duration of the sale, although it’s wise to compare prices (using a tool like CheapShark.com) to see if other online PC game stores offer even lower prices. And if you subscribe to check that the ones you are interested in are not included.
Offerings range from evergreen classics like The Sims 4 (which, yes, still have a large following) to newer games like New World or Chivalry 2, though most are what you’d call mid-range games. last years. This list focuses on games that I think are both interesting and fairly heavily discounted, with some additions from my colleague Adam.
The best deals from the Steam Summer Sale
- The Sims $4.5 (save 75%)
- New World, $24 (save 40%)
- Ghostrunner, $12 (save 60%)
- Hitman 3, $24 (save 60%)
- Chivalry $2.24 (save 40%)
- Resident Evil Village, $30 (save 50%)
- Mafia: Definitive Edition, $16 (save 60%)
- God of War, $40 (save 20%)
- Red Dead Redemption 2, $30 (save 50%)
- Strange Horticulture, $10.49 (save 30%)
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, $24 (save 40%)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, $28 (save 30%)
- Guardians of the Galaxy, $30 (save 50%)
- Hades, $15 (save 40%)
- Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, $24.59 (save 59%)
- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition, $10 (save 80%)
- Return of the Obra Dinn, $14 (save 30%)
I’ll keep digging around the Steam Summer Sale for more great deals on cool games and update this list as needed.
Originally published June 23, 2022 and updated periodically.