Today, on the PC Invasion Steam Summer Sale Watch, I decide to call this daily segment the “PC Invasion Steam Summer Sale Watch” and immediately regret it.

The “newest” deal is probably Pillars of Eternity, which definitely isn’t cheap at £23.44, but… well, it’s cheaper than the RRP of £34.99. Other RPGs are considerably cheaper, though: you can grab Skyrim with all of its expansions for £6.79, or go on down to South Park: The Stick of Truth for £8.15.

If you want to see a rare case of a series that’s pretty much dedicated to consoles getting a solid PC version, check out Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes at £4.24. It’s hardly the longest game in the world, but it’s fun, varied, and has a marvellous PC version. Well done, Konami.

In other Tactical Manshoot Action news, Arma 3 is £14.39. Hardly cheap, but as with Pillars of Eternity, I wasn’t really expecting it to be much lower. This also comes with a 30% reduction on the DLC, so if you already have the game then you can either grab the DLC bundle for £11.89, or maybe just pick up one part of it. Arma 3 Karts is £0.83, for instance.

Surprisingly tricky settlement building/management game Banished is likely worth a punt at £3.74 if you fancy something strategic, and indie darlings Bastion and Torchlight 2 are worth considering at £2.74 and £2.99 respectively – although if you haven’t bought them already, I’m not sure why today would be any different. Also, if you’ve been holding off on Telltale’s Game of Thrones, it’s currently 50% off at £11.49. I’m still not quite sure that’s in my impulse-buy range, but it’s awfully close.

I’m going to take a guess that, if Peter were to recommend anything, he’d probably point at the gloriously weird brawler Abyss Odyssey for £3.73, or maybe walk-around-an-80s-house-’em-up Gone Home at £1.79. Paul would likely want to mention Indonesian horror DreadOut at £2.74.

And me? Ugh, I’m going to restrain myself and only mention the stupendous One Way Heroics, a roguelike/lite/like-like that has you running from an encroaching wall of doom. It’s also £0.45, so no excuses. If you don’t actively hate turn-based, massively replayable, randomly-generated roguelikes with daily worlds and online functionality that lets you see messages from other players and maybe get boosts from their corpses, go buy it. It’s cheaper than a chocolate bar.

Tim McDonald


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