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11 All-Time Price Lows From the Steam Summer Sale

The hotly-anticipated sale features some unbeatable discounts, if you know where to look.
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Steam discounts thousands of games each year during its very popular Summer Sale, but it can be tough to pick out the best deals among them. You might see a game with a huge price cut, only to learn that this title regularly drops to this low price; while a more modest price cut elsewhere might be a rare, historic low.

But don't worry: We've done the work for you and highlighted 11 great games and bundles that are at their lowest prices ever. Read on to find out more, and make sure you pounce before the sale ends on July 4!


half life

Half-Life Complete for Windows or Mac

Price: $7.24
Discount: 88% off

This is the lowest price we've ever seen for this bundle of games by Valve by $1. It includes Team Fortress Classic, Half Life 1, Half Life 2, and several expansions.



Stardew Valley for Windows

Price: $11.99
Discount: 20% off

This indie farming game has gained over 20,000 positive reviews since its release four months ago, with fans citing the endearing characters and fun, relaxing gameplay as reasons for their affection. While it's only 20% off, this is the first discount it has seen since release and the biggest discount it is likely to receive for some time.


Sims

The Sims 3 for Windows

Price: $4.99
Discount: 75% off

Now an all-time low by $2, you can conduct unethical social experiments on tiny digital people instead of your officemates! (Maybe you can get them to fund your purchase?)



Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition for Windows

Price: $1.99
Discount: 80% off

A mere $2 is the lowest price we've ever seen for this first-person-shooter multiplayer classic. Actually, all of the Unreal Tournament titles are 80% off and at their lowest prices ever. You can snag the whole pack for $8 or pick and choose the titles you want.



Disgaea PC for Windows

Price: $14.99
Discount: 25% off

This strategy RPG series has a long history of successful releases on PlayStation's consoles, but this recent update of the series' first title marks the first time you've been able to play Disgaea on computer. The interface and textures have been updated for the PC release and keyboard and mouse support have been added - but the wacky story and over-the-top attacks remain. It's only 25% off, but it's the best discount this title has seen.



Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 for Windows

Price: $4.49
Discount: 85% off

Re;Birth 1 is an enhanced remake of the popular 2010 J-RPG for PlayStation 3. It has updated visuals, new music and voice acting, and some changes to the story and gameplay. That said, with 95% positive reviews, most fans seem to enjoy the changes. For less than $5, this is a steal for J-RPG fans.



Don't Starve Together for Windows or Mac

Price: $9.74
Discount: 35% off

You can grab one copy for about $8, or get two copies for $12.99 and share the agony with a friend as you anxiously hustle to survive starvation, winter, ferocious beasts, ghosts, and darkness-induced insanity in this multiplayer survival hit.



Undertale for Windows or Mac

Price: $6.99
Discount: 30% off

This indie game was released last fall to widespread acclaim, earning multiple 10/10 reviews from gaming publications like Destructoid and tens of thousands of positive reviews on Steam. Although the graphics for this game are simple, it has captured the interest of many with its innovative battle system which includes negotiation and does not require killing (although that's an option). It includes the options to become friends with all the bosses and date a skeleton.



Craft the World for Windows or Mac

Price: $3.79
Discount: 80% off

Craft the World describes itself as a unique sandbox strategy game which mixes Dungeon Keeper, Terraria, and Dwarf Fortress. At less than $4, strategy fans can't go too far wrong.



Broken Age for Windows or Mac

Price: $4.99
Discount: 80% off

This puzzle-filled adventure game from Double Fine Productions (creators of Psychonauts) allows you to swap at will between the lives of two protagonists living strangely parallel lives in different worlds.



Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide for Windows

Price: $14.99
Discount: 50% off

This dark action co-op is set in Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy setting. (The game itself is developed by Fatshark.)

Readers, what games have lured you in during the Steam Summer Sale? Let us know in the comments below! And if you haven't found something that piques your interest, be sure to check out our best PC game deals for more sales.


Contributing Writer

Formerly a content writer for DealNews, Erin Coduti now brings that experience to the blog team as a freelancer. Previously, she wrote for a television news station and a literary fan magazine.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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3 comments
dealdud
Any list of "deals" from the Steam sale would be very subjective and I can agree with only one on the author's list. Even though most are reporting this sale as a snooze fest, I was able to find a few outstanding RTS games that were a bargain. Regardless of how the community sees this sale there are subjective bargains there to find if you look.

The only other problem that I foresee is finding the time to actually play the games in our libraries. Many of us use Steam to collect games and never actually get to play them ...
RudeVader
While there may be a few good grabs, overall the bi-annual steam sales have not been very good for a while now since they changed the format for the discount.

Same length, stagnant discounts and deals that can be beat by other sites if your patient or do some looking.

The trading card mess and refund policy has ruined what was once a highly anticipated summer/winter event.
dealnews-abyrne (DealNews)
I'm going to recommend Hacknet. It's cheap and fantastic, especially if you're pathetically nostalgic for UNIX commands like what I am. http://store.steampowered.com/app/365450/

And while we've seen DOOOOOOOOM for a little less than $36 before, we all know it's amazing now, so I'll point you at it again, because DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. http://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/
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