Huge Savings: The Best Deals of the Steam Summer Sale

It’s that time of year once again when everyone’s wallets suddenly become devoid of cash. That time of year when you think you are safe but nooo the games are calling you once again. It’s Valve’s annual Steam Summer Sale. Now if you have some extra cash to spare by all means splurge on all the games that are up for discount. But if you are looking for quality games that will garner you the best bang for your buck, then we’ve got you covered.

We’ve looked into all of the deals and handpicked the best ones for you so you don’t have to do it yourself. We will try to list them in terms of the ones that we have reviewed and Steam user reviews and garnered a score of 7.8 and above or very positive and of course if the price is right. The prices listed are also in Philippine Pesos. I’m going to list 20 of the best ones and why I chose them and then have an honorable mention list of other games worth looking into. I have to mention though that this is by no means easy to do. I’ve gone crazy just thinking about which ones to buy myself. So here we have a comprehensive list of all the good deals from this sale by genre as categorized by Steam:

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt –  Game of the Year Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1,699.00

Discounted Price: Php849.50

Total Savings: Php849.50

Considered as the best game of 2015 with a score of 9.2 from our review, The Witcher 3 is one of the best deals you could ever get from the sale. The Witcher 3’s expansion DLC: Blood and Wine also became Sirus Gaming’s best game of 2016 as voted by the public in our first ever Game of the Year Awards. You could never go wrong with this deal if you haven’t picked up the game yet. Complete with all of its expansions, this is definitely a game worth getting.

Grand Theft Auto V
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1,999.00

Discounted Price: Php999.50

Total Savings: Php999.50

Despite the recent controversy of Take-Two interactive taking down the popular mod OpenIV, this game is still one of the best open world GTA game out there. Rockstar Games did come to the rescue and officially announced that OpenIV is usable again for the single player experience. GTA V has been around for two years but its online community is still present as ever. If you haven’t had the time to join in the mayhem now would be a good time to do so.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php499.95

Discounted Price: Php99.99

Total Savings: Php399.51

Shadow of Mordor wowed us when it came out. Nobody really expected this game to be really good but it exceeded a lot of expectations. This Game of the Year bundle includes all of the previous DLCs that came out for the game and some skins for Talion, the main hero. With an offer this good, you should not pass up this opportunity if you are trying to catch up on the game before Shadow of War comes out.

Fallout 4
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1,380.00

Discounted Price: Php690.00

Total Savings: Php690.00

Although this is game is sold separately from its DLC and Season Pass, it is still worth it for the price. Fallout 4 introduced the building mode where it gave you the freedom to create a habitat for your settlers. With a lot of mods and content you will be spending lots and lots of hours in this game. The game also comes with a free High Resolution Texture Pack for those of you who wants to bask in its high definition awesomeness.

Dark Souls III
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php2,100.00

Discounted Price: Php840.00

Total Savings: Php1,260

With a whopping 60% discount from its original price, Dark Souls III is an offer you can’t really miss. If you are into masochistic gameplay, then this game is for you as this game offers countless hours of dying. With PVP and Co-op gameplay, this game is highly entertaining and with its price right now, it won’t be hard to convince your friends to buy it with you. You can also get the Dark Souls III Deluxe Edition which includes the Season Pass at a 50% discount which sells for Php1,750.00

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1,490.00

Discounted Price: Php998.30

Total Savings: Php491.70

Hideo Kojima’s last game before Konami let go of him. A Metal Gear game that also includes the Metal Gear Online. A bundle that is packed with the MGS V game and the prequel game MGS V: Ground Zeroes. It also contains a hefty amount of DLC that can be used in the online and campaign modes. If you haven’t gone ahead and bought it when it was released, this is the perfect time to get it with all of the content that comes with it.

Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php2,495.00

Discounted Price: Php998.00

Total Savings: Php1497.00

Dying Light was a breakout hit of 2015 that has won many awards. A truly immersive horror experience, this is one game horror fans shouldn’t miss. This enhanced version has high resolution visuals that will make every encounter more frightful. This game also includes a Steam-exclusive vehicle once you purchase it. You can also purchase the season pass for a 60% discount.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1815.00

Discounted Price: Php922.50

Total Savings: Php89.25

You haven’t bought Skyrim yet? What’s wrong with you…This should be a no-brainer. Buy. It. Now.

Helldivers Digital Deluxe Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1168.78

Discounted Price: Php584.39

Total Savings: Php584.48

This coop mayhem game that was initially a Playstation Exclusive has been brought to the world of Steam. Join thousands of players online or offline with your buddies as you lay waste to thousands of aliens and cyborgs or if you’re feeling a little devious, your buddies. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a whole bunch of DLCs to deck out your trooper. Come and join the fray!

Resident Evil VII
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1599.00

Discounted Price: Php959.40

Total Savings: Php 639.60

Resident Evil’s latest installment that went back to its roots of evil and horror. A proper VR game that really utilizes the capabilities of VR, this is one game you should get on your library. If you’ve always wanted a Resident Evil that will test your courage, then this is the one you should get.

Stardew Valley

Original Price: Php419.95

Discounted Price: Php251.97

Total Savings: Php167.98

The game that is well-loved by players that even those that pirated the game bought it. A game that is similar to Harvest Moon but is so much more on so many levels, this is a must-have game for all the farming simulator enthusiasts.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php419.95

Discounted Price: Php281.36

Total Savings: Php138.59

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which is commonly known as CSGO has been around since its launch in 2012 and was the ultimate successor to the offline game Counter-Strike. Now a global competitive esports game, it still lives on until today. If you ever wanted a game that connects the young and old generation, then this game is definitely a must-have. You can also get a whole bundle of valve games for a whopping 91% discount in their Valve Complete Pack that also includes CSGO.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php492.00

Discounted Price: Php246.00

Total Savings: Php246.00

A visually stunning masterpiece of a game, Ori and the Blind Forest captivated our hearts when it came out. The Definitive Edition enhances the already stunning graphics and includes a perma-death mode for those who are up to the challenge. This is also a good opportunity to catch up with the story before Will of the Wisps comes out. This also includes a new game area that was not in the original game. Also, buying this game nets you the original version as well. Two games for the price of one? Count me in!

Hollow Knight
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php419.95

Discounted Price: Php277.16

Total Savings: Php142.79

An epic adventure game in Dark Souls proportions. A masterfully designed 2D platformer side-scrolling game that borrows heavily from the likes of Dark Souls, this metroidvania game will surely keep you entertained for hours. With about 150 enemies to kill and a lot of charms to collect to help you, you will never get tired of this game. I strongly suggest that you get this if you are ever like games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Dark Souls.

Darkest Dungeon
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php629.95

Discounted Price: Php251.98

Total Savings: Php407.97

A role-playing game where your characters can literally go insane and lose the will to fight, this is one of the most interesting RPG indie game of its time. If you’re ever up to the challenge, this would be a good time to get this game. You can also get the Ancestral Edition which includes the latest DLC: The Crimson Court for Php629.91 which is a 50% discount from its original price.

Strategy Game of the Year Bundle
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php4189.00

Discounted Price: Php1480.25

Total Savings: Php2708.75

If you’re ever someone who are inclined to playing 4X games and strategy games, then this bundle is perfect just for you. This bundle includes the latest Civilization installment, Civilization VI and IGN’s Best Strategy Game awardee, XCOM 2. That’s two games to fulfill your need for endless hours of strategy gaming. What more could you ask for?

Bioshock The Collection
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1575.00

Discounted Price: Php.393.75

Total Savings: Php1181.25

If you’ve never had a chance to play this stellar trilogy, then this is the right opportunity to do so. This collection includes all three Bioshock games: Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite. It also includes DLC for Bioshock 2 and the Season Pass for Bioshock Infinite. This is the ultimate deal for anything Bioshock and is such a steal with its 75% discount. You won’t regret buying this deal for sure.

Rocket League
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php499.95

Discounted Price: Php299.97

Total Savings: Php199.98

If you’re into sports and mayhem, there’s also a game for you in this sale! Rocket League is an online multiplayer and an offline couch game that will test your mettle in the world of sports. Though this is a non-conventional sports game, it is a game that is played by hundreds of gamers online. Have some extra cash to spare? Why not buy for your friends too and get the 4-pack or split the cost and get it for only Php863.97. It’s cheaper than getting 4 separately. You can also get the Game of the Year Edition that includes all of the DLCs for the game for only Php527.99.

This War of Mine
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php499.95

Discounted Price: Php99.99

Total Savings: Php399.96

In this game, the tables have turned and you are not playing as an overpowered soldier of fortune. Instead, you are the refugees and the people who are trying to stay alive in a war-torn country. Scavenge, defend, and survive in this world where every move has its consequence. If you’re up to task get this game now at a very incredible price. You can also get the Little Ones DLC for Php74.99 which is already a 50% discount.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Source: Steam

Original Price: Php1,579.00

Discounted Price: Php789.50

Total Savings: Php789.50

If you’re like me who have been waiting in anticipation for Assassin’s Creed Origins, then maybe it’s time for you to get on the hype train and buy the latest iteration of the game. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was well received and may have saved the franchise from its downard-spiral. You can also get the season pass for a 50% discount which includes the single player DLC Jack the Ripper.

So that’s 20 of the best deals that we can recommend for you but there’s more! Here’s a list of all the other games that is also well worth your money:

Honorable Mentions:

Dishonored 2 – Php922.50
H1Z1: King of the Kill – Php249.97
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Php1039.60
Rust – Php249.97
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – Php399.98
Terraria – Php159.97
Little Nightmares – Php371.25
Life is Strange – Php216.25
Fable Anniversary – Php217.48
Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition – Php219.99
Hitman: The Complete First Season – Php1011.50
Ark: Survival Evolved – Php372.37
Dead by Daylight – Php299.97
South Park: Stick of Truth – Php327.25
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – Php379.97
Transistor – Php74.99
Mad Max – Php199.98
Saints Row IV – Game of the Century Edition – Php124.98
Shadowrun Complete Collection – Php290.33
State of Decay Year One Survival Edition – Php250.78

That ends our comprehensive list. Of course feel free to browse through the deals and find your own games. There are still plenty of games out there worth to buy. Let us know in the comments which ones you bought!