Games to Look Out For This Upcoming Steam Summer Sale
It’s that time of the year again. The Steam Summer Sale is arguably the best time for gamers worldwide to fill their libraries with games and to pump up those rookie Steam profile levels. But more than that, it’s the ideal opportunity to get games at a much cheaper deal!
Here we have created a list where we recommend some games on Steam that you should be keeping an eye on this Summer Sale!
1. Valheim (2021)
Genre: Survival, Open World
Developers: Iron Gate AB
Want to endure the trials of the harsh but magical universe of Norse mythology? Valheim gives players the chance to play as Vikings where they would have to work together to survive.
Gameplay focuses on gathering resources for survival and weapon building to challenge entities derived from the Norse tales.
The combat system is engaging and the world itself is extremely immersive to no end. We also recommend playing Valheim with a bunch of friends, as a large part of the game is about exploring! Having more friends adventuring is definitely more enjoyable.
Recommended if you enjoy: Terraria, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft
2. GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (2021)
Genre: Roguelike, Hack and Slash
Developers: Konami, GuruGuru
A fan of Hades? If you are, then GetsuFumaDen:Undying Moon shares a similar concept where it combines both roguelike and hack and slash mechanics.
Of course, we aren’t going to just recommend a game that is a carbon copy of the SupergiantGames masterpiece. GetsuFumaDen:Undying Moon is vastly different in its artistic approach, largely based on Japan’s ukiyo-e art style to enhance the Asia folklore ambiance.
Note that the game itself is as challenging as Hades and you would probably need more than a couple of tries to beat the game. But like any other roguelikes, it is all about the experience and for every time you fail, the journey just gets sweeter.
Recommended if you enjoy: Hades, Okami, Dead Cells
3. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (2019)
Genre: Visual Novel, Anime, Crime and Mystery
Playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is like role playing Sherlock Holmes and Daniel Kaffee simultaneously.
Set primarily in a courtroom, your job would be to battle it out with your wits and intelligence to get your clients free from conviction using the eccentric persona of Phoenix Wright.
This episodic game has well-drawn anime characters paired with amazing development that will make you fully invest in not only the story’s progression but also the characters in it.
And with the new release of the game announced during E3 2021, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, we doubt that a new game will have an insane discount, so we recommend giving the original trilogy a try first before attempting the newer one.
Recommended if you enjoy: Danganropa series, Persona series
4. Going Medieval (2021)
Genre: City Builder, Simulation
Developers: Foxy Novel
Stardew Valley is a huge success no doubt. Now imagine Stardew Valley set in a Medieval Age with 3D modeled graphics.
As such, you will be able to build your own Game of Thrones-like world against other colonies.
Hence, you would need to properly micromanage your colony from villagers to the construction of buildings; your leadership and mettle will be properly tested.
Recommended if you enjoy: Northgard, Stardew Valley, Frostpunk
5. Slay the Spire (2019)
Genre: Card Game, Deck Building
Developers: Mega Crit Games
There are very few card games out there that fall under the term of “easy to learn, hard to master.” Hearthstone is one—its popularity to date is a testament to that—but some might deem it “pay-to-win”.
Fortunately, Slay the Spire is very easy to get into for amateurs while also having enough depth in mechanics to challenge card battler veterans.
Players will be given multiple class characters to start their deck building for each dungeon run. Therefore, different deck building strategies would have to be formulated for each respective class, meaning the gameplay will not be stale and every run is a completely fresh start.
However, do note that Slay the Spire is a single player game, but we assure you that if you enjoy card games, Slay the Spire is a worthy pick for your summer game adventure.
Recommended if you enjoy: Hearthstone, Shadowverse, Darkest Dungeon
6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019)
Genre: Action, Souls-like
Whenever we hear a game from FromSoftware, there is one thing that comes to mind—hours of retry.
While the Dark Souls series has haunted many, we all know how rewarding completing the game is. Sekiro takes that difficulty all the way from Dark Souls and Demon Souls’ medieval setting to ancient Japan.
Plot-driven as it is action-focused, this game is definitely a game to try, even if you’re not a Soulslike enthusiast. Mainly because getting past its first few bosses would put you up there with a small percentile of players.
Recommended if you enjoy: Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Bloodborne
7. Hunt: Showdown (2019)
Genre: FPS, Horror, Hunting
If you enjoy competition but don’t want to invest an insane amount of time into e-sport titles like Dota 2 or CS:GO, then Hunt: Showdown might be the pick for you.
Here, you would need to team up with your partner in crime to take on other teams for rewards. However, not only will you be pitted against random online opponents, but this game is also infested with otherworldly creatures like gruesome canines and ghoulish zombies.
So phone up your friends and get into your Discord channels and start tapping some zombies’ heads in this frantic horror battle royale!
Recommended if you enjoy: PUBG, Dead by Daylight, Left 4 Dead 2
8. Ori and the Blind Forest (2015)
Genre: Platformer, Puzzle, Action
Developers: Moon Studios GmbH
Old but gold. Ori and the Blind Forest is the sort of game that you would reverse time to experience for the first time over and over again.
That said, the first-blind experience of this game is breathtaking. Without spoiling much, the plot is that you play as this cute little orphan that is trying to save his home, Nibel from the aftermath of a series of events.
The visuals were way ahead of its time and still holds up ‘till today. The gameplay is similar to your traditional action-RPG elements with enchanting BGMs.
And if you’ve played and enjoyed Ori and the Blind Forest, the sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps was released early last year, which is also equally as good, although we do recommend playing through the first game beforehand.
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