Steam Summer Sale Day 8: Which games should you buy?
- — 19 July, 2012 22:00
Fallout: New Vegas - When Fallout: New Vegas was released, it was a buggy mess that annoyed many gamers. Allegedly, most of those issues have been fixed - at least for PC - and now it's a great Fallout game. If you like the series but have been avoiding New Vegas because of the bug reports, pick it up today for US$4.99 (NZ$6.20).
Plants vs. Zombies - Okay, so if you're reading our website then you're probably a more-than-casual gamer. But Plants vs. Zombies is one of the best casual games ever made. It comes from the creators of Bejeweled and Peggle, and is retailing today for US$2.49 (NZ$3.10).
Alan Wake - Personally, I found Alan Wake so stressful and frightening that I couldn't finish it - but that doesn't make it any less awesome, it just means that I don't cope well with scary games. Alan Wake is like a Stephen King novel, with a solid story and a lot of scary forests to make your way through. At US$7.49 (NZ$9.30). You can also buy the Alan Wake bundle, which includes the Collector's Edition extras and Alan Wake: American Nightmare, for US$9.99 (NZ$12.40).
Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Speaking of scary games, you should still pick up Amnesia: The Dark Descent, if you didn't a couple of days ago when it was a flash deal. It's 75% off at US$4.99 (NZ$6.20).
Super Meat Boy - In the mood for a crazy-hard arcade game? Super Meat Boy is great, and extremely addictive despite the fact that it'll max out your rage-meter. Grab it for US$3.74 (NZ$4.60).
Age of Empires Online - When Age of Empires Online came out last year, I was surprised at how much fun I had with it. Unfortunately, because it's designed to be a multiplayer game, it eventually gets so difficult that you're forced to interact with other players. If that's not your thing, don't buy this - if you don't mind, it can't hurt to pick it up. I got hours of fun out of it. It's a free-to-play game, so you don't have to pay anything for it if you don't want to, but for US$2.49 (NZ$3.10) you can get a bunch of extras for your game.
Left 4 Dead - From the posting of this article, at around 10:45am NZ time, you have about two hours and 15 minutes to get your hands on the original Left 4 Dead for US$4.99 (NZ$6.20). You can also get its (better) sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, for the same price, for some added zobie-killin' fun. If you miss out, however, don't fret too much - a lot of the flash deals and community votes have wound up being daily deals at some point, too.