Good news everyone! We can all forget about those new “little toys” that just released and focus on what’s truly important — cheap, graphically superior PC games!
Steam Autumn Sale Day 5 is now upon us with more great deals on virtually everything in the catalog. I know, I know, don’t get too excited. Just remember to be patient, and what you’re after may get discounted even more in a flash or daily deal!
I’ll be updating this article daily to keep you posted on the best choices for your hard-earned cash, so check back with us regularly to see what games get their prices slashed. The deals for day 3 are still available, so check the bottom of the article in case you missed ‘em.
Day 5′s best stuff:
Just Cause 2 $2.49: (Note: This is a Flash Deal. It will expire at 9 p.m. eastern time.) Just Cause 2 is more of a successor to the first Mercenaries game than its own prequel. — which is a really good thing, trust me. You can’t beat the amount of fun to be had in this game for under $3. It features a huge open world, tons of weapons, and skyjacking. Yes, skyjacking. It’s also worth mentioning that JC2 has gorgeous graphics that rival anything on “Next Gen” toy boxes.
The Wolf Among Us $16.74: The follow-up to Telltale’s The Walking Dead, this game has a great story littered with colorful characters, and the developer’s trademark “choose your own adventure” style gameplay. Resident editor, Jed Pressgrove, very much enjoyed the first episode.
Fez $2.49: A great indie puzzler/platformer that features gorgeous environments, an innovative 3D mechanic, and the most wonderful soundtrack. If you pick this gem up, go ahead and drop the extra $1 for the soundtrack as well.
Portal 2 $4.99: Definitely one of 2011′s best games, Portal 2 builds on the challenging puzzle mechanics and cheeky humor of its predecessor. Why not grab 2 copies so you and a friend can tackle the additional co-op campaign as well.
Sid Meier’s Pirates! $4.99: Alright mateys, another of my all time favorite games! The mechanics and cartoony graphics still hold strong, even today. The mechanics are so good that Ubisoft did exactly what they should have by adapting them for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Pirates! is fun for all ages though, not just mature audiences.
Prices that continue to be rad on Day 4:
Dust An Elysian Tail $7.49: This is one of my favorite games in recent memory. Dust takes place in a wonderfully realized world and features some of the tightest combat and storytelling I have ever had the pleasure to behold. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Additionally, Dust is the only game I’ve ever given a 10.
The Witcher 2 $4.99: You never outgrow fairy tales, especially when they feature tons of tawdry love scenes and fantastically brutal combat. This is one of my pal and fellow editor Jed Pressgrove‘s favorite RPGs — which speaks volumes about its quality, since, if you’ve read any of his stuff, you know he hates most things.
Fable The Lost Chapters $2.49: Have you ever wondered what Zelda would be like if it abandoned its tired storyline, had a better combat system, and was designed by an eccentric British guy? Well, Fable can answer all of these questions, and it is just a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The game takes your custom character from childhood all the way to maturity, whether you decide to save the world or destroy it. This game, the first entry in the series, has so much more charm than the later titles and features a score by none other than Danny Elfman.
Batman Arkham City $7.49: The follow-up to the excellent Arkham Asylum, this game expands on everything great about the original. It features a side story with Catwoman, and the Game of the Year edition includes the DLC, Harley Quinn’s Revenge. But be warned: this game is a graphical beast and will require some decent hardware to push it.
There you have it. The cream of the Steam crop, so to speak. Now go play a metric-shit-ton of cheap games this weekend and enjoy TurkeyDay, players!
Stay tuned to Fate of the Game for more.