Day five of the Steam Summer Sale is upon us. Valve has released another batch of daily deals in addition to updated flash sales and community's choice discounts. Once again, a familiar argument is playing out in my head. "Look at the savings," one voice pleads, pointing to discounts up to 90%. "You're never going to play them," snarls another, motioning toward the growing pile of unplayed and unfinished titles already languishing in my library. At these prices, you don't need to spend a lot of time playing a game to get your money's worth, so I inevitably compromise: just one, at least for today.
But which one? The daily deals have a few candidates, including FTL and the latest Lego game. Saint's Row IV for $9.99 is pretty sweet, too, but I picked that up in the last Steam sale. Still haven't had time to really get into it. Here are the rest:
- Arma III for $29.99
- Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for $4.99
- FTL: Advanced Edition for $3.99
- Nether for $2.99
- Rogue Legacy for $3.74
- Saint's Row IV for $9.99
- Surgeon Simulator 2013 for $2.49
- The Lego Movie Videogame for $7.49
- Insurgency for $6.74
And the latest flash sales, which update every eight hours:
- Forced for $5.09
- Magic 2014: Duels of Planeswalkers for $2.49
- AwesomeNauts for $0.99
- Hitman: Absolution for $3.99
Hitman: Absolution for $3.99 is a pretty sweet deal on a relatively recent title. AwesomeNauts looks like a fun platformer, too; it's hard to go wrong with dollar-store pricing.
Finally, we have the most recent round of community picks, which are also on an eight-hour cycle:
- Castle Crashers for $3.74
- Dungeon Defenders for $7.49
- Magicka for $4.99
- Risk of Rain for $4.99
Scott's kids vouch for Dungeon Defenders, and I can endorse Castle Crashers. None of the others are really jumping out at me, though. FTL will do for now.