This year's Steam Summer Sale ends on July 9th, so there is still some time to find the best deals and stock up on games to play during these hot days. As always, we have a couple of recommendations in no particular order!
To narrow down the list, we used four criteria:
- Games at a moderately low price,
- You may not be 100% convinced to try them,
- Aren’t always the newest games,
- We have personally enjoyed playing them. Divinity Original Sin-Enhanced Edition
Divinity Original Sin-Enhanced Edition
You might have recently heard about Larian Studios developing the long-awaited Baldur's Gate III, but their previous series of games – Divinity: Original Sin – is something you should be aware of as well. If you’re into cRPGs and don't mind an excellent turn-based combat system instead of the more classic real-time with pause one, Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition is definitely a title worth checking out. Not only do you get an improved version of the game with fully voice-acted quests and additional content, but at that price you can also buy it for a friend, as Divinity fully supports a 2-player co-op mode.
Probably the toughest city-builder you can play. In Frostpunk you must build and manage the last city on Earth in a world covered by ice and snow. The resources are scarce, and your society’s survival depends on the tough decisions you will have to make. If you always liked games like Cities: Skylines or Anno but considered them way too easy, this one might pose a sufficient challenge.
Inspired by the Harvest Moon series, Stardew Valley on first sight may seem like simple farming simulator, but it is much deeper than that. After taking over your grandfather’s farm in Pelican Town, you slowly meet other villagers, discover their stories and form new friendships (or even relationships). At the same time, you need to take care of your farm and make sure everything runs smoothly. You can also try mining in the nearby caves. If you like sandbox and casual games like The Sims and Terraria, this one may give you hundreds of hours of fun.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The classic that reminds us of the time when games from Bethesda really brought joy to the hearts of gamers. If you didn’t play it yet, it’s high time you do. You will see that it was not always like with infamous Fallout 76. Also, it will make you realize that living up to the legend is going to be really hard with the upcoming The Elder Scrolls VI. Skyrim Special Edition comes with integrated Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire add-ons, so the game is complete. And don’t forget that the game has literally thousands of mods available online thanks to a strong and dedicated community!
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is not a game for everyone – but what some players may dismiss as flaws, others would consider its best features. The game tells a story of a blacksmith’s son in medieval Czech Republic, who gets himself involved in various political situations, while real historical events happen in the background. Realism is key here – you need to remember about sleeping and eating. Sword combat requires you to learn specific moves and remember them by heart. If there’s a book you want to read, you need to visit a scholar and learn Latin. If that sounds like your sort of thing, Kingdom Come offers a big open world, beautiful graphics and a medieval vibe that no other game can match.