So. I have seen several Steam Sale threads over the past few months, and today I ran across another sale with a pretty high savings percentage. The issue is, I don't really know if these games are worth buying. So what does a TL member do? Right, ask TL. However, considering the "think before post" guideline, i figured, it'd cause quite some spam if there was a new thread for every steam sale of interest to anybody. This is why i am starting this collection thread:
How I want this thread to work
Whenever there is a Steam sale which appears significant in some way, I plan on putting up a short description here, as well as a poll whether or not the community would recommend getting this deal. I will also "bookmark" the page at which this specific sales discussion started in this thread, so you can easily skip all old posts right to those that concern the current sale.
Please give comments on why you would recommend or not recommend a deal if you have sound reasons! And please do not vote what you do (like "i already have it so i don't buy it") but vote what you'd recommend people to do, that do not have the game(s)!
Small disclaimer: Since i am just a human being too, i am neither all-knowing, nor always available and on top of everything. If i miss something significant, may it be either because i just didn't notice, or because I don't deem it a significant deal, but you did - please make a post! Also, i would like if there was someone who could provide me with the US prices for these sales, as i only see europe prices.
Other than the OP and comments on sales, please feel free to use this thread for stating concerns or recommendations for given sales. However I would ask you to please refrain from discussing ingame specifics, such as balance discussions for instance.
Latest thread updates
July 12th 2012 It's summer sale time!
Current sales in discussion
It's summer sale time!
discuss sales from page 131 onwards. Happy shopping!
Previously discussed sales
I don't know if there is a point to archiving the previously discussed sales, but I'll keep it an option for now.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (the new title that came out just a few weeks ago) is already on sale. It's not a huge price drop, but from what i've heard it seems to be a quite good game with a bunch of meme images popping up etc. It's available for 38€ (50€ -25%) with a metascore of 89/100 points. If you have played it: Worth it?
Poll: Do you recommend people to buy Deus Ex for this somewhat lower price?
Didn't play it but i still want to vote! (6)
27 total votes
Your vote: Do you recommend people to buy Deus Ex for this somewhat lower price?
(Vote): Yes! (Vote): No! (Vote): Didn't play it but i still want to vote!
Finally theres a sale on a bigger title once again. It's been quite a while of just 5bucks indie games and complete publisher sale catalogs. So, here's a new poll:
Until monday, its prices down for Dungeon Siege 3. A mediocre Metascore of 72 points, i wonder if this is any good. Price is down to 25€ (50€ -50%). Also, there's a deluxe version available, which is Dungeon Siege 3 plus Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege 2, for just 3€ more, making it 28€ (55€ - 50%).
Poll: Do you recommend getting it for this price?
Yes, normal version! (0)
Yes, deluxe version! (0)
8 total votes
Your vote: Do you recommend getting it for this price?
(Vote): Yes, normal version! (Vote): Yes, deluxe version! (Vote): No.
There's a few daily deals (for which i won't put up polls, feel free to discuss those individually of course!) as well as a giant pack which seems to be for sale for the next four days. all of the included games are also on sale individually with 25% saved each, except for Brink and Doom3 with 50% saved each.
The QuakeCon Pack. Included games:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth: 10€
Commander Keen: 5€
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition: 30€
Fallout New Vegas: 20€
Fallout New Vegas DLC: Dead Money: 10€
Fallout New Vegas DLC: Honest Hearts: 10€
Fallout New Vegas DLC: Old World Blues: 10€
Hunted: The Demon's Forge: 50€
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowing GotY Edition: 20€
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GotY Edition: 25€
Total price: 70€ (260€ -75%)
Poll: Quake Con Deals?
I recommend the whole pack! (3)
I recommend you save your money. (3)
I recommend some of the games individually (post which!) (2)
8 total votes
Your vote: Quake Con Deals?
(Vote): I recommend the whole pack! (Vote): I recommend you save your money. (Vote): I recommend some of the games individually (post which!)
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter: 4€ / 3£ (15€ / 12£ -75%)
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter: 5€ / 4.50£ (20€ / 18£ -75%)
These two can also be bought together in a pack for a total of 7.50€ / 5.50£, or in the Serious Sam HD: Gold Edition, which additionally includes the two original games from 2001 and 2002 for a total of 10€ / 7.50£ (40€ / 30£ -75%).
Poll: Do you recommend getting Serious on these deals?
No. Don't get any of these games. (6)
Get Both in the Pack (4)
Get the Gold Edition with everything! (2)
Get Second Encounter only (1)
Get First Encounter only (0)
13 total votes
Your vote: Do you recommend getting Serious on these deals?
(Vote): No. Don't get any of these games. (Vote): Get First Encounter only (Vote): Get Second Encounter only (Vote): Get Both in the Pack (Vote): Get the Gold Edition with everything!
Individually Available: Mass Effect: 4€ (15€ -75%) Mass Effect 2: 10€ (20€ -50%) Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition: 15€ (30€ -50%)
The digital deluxe edition apparently has a few additional artbooks and ingame items, something like a collectors edition.
Poll: What Mass Effect should people buy?
Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 Standard (20)
I don't recommend any of these. (6)
Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 Collector (3)
Only Mass Effect 1 (2)
Only Mass Effect 2 Standard (2)
Only Mass Effect 2 Collector (0)
33 total votes
Your vote: What Mass Effect should people buy?
(Vote): Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 Standard (Vote): Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 Collector (Vote): Only Mass Effect 1 (Vote): Only Mass Effect 2 Standard (Vote): Only Mass Effect 2 Collector (Vote): I don't recommend any of these.
Individually Available is basically anything with the name "Dragon Age" in it for half the price it usually is, making "Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Version" available for 15€ (includes the original game, the expansion and all DLCs). The only exception is Dragon Age II, which is only down 25% to 38€. I didn't inlcude the separate DLC or Dragon Age origins non-ultimate-edition because basically ultimate edition costs as much as the original game itself and includes any dlcs and the expansion set. Whoever made these prices..
Oh and also you can buy the strategy guide for 50% off. Lol.
Poll: Dragon Age?
only Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition (18)
U stoopid? it's EA, get neither! (10)
Get Both! (5)
only Dragon Age II (1)
34 total votes
Your vote: Dragon Age?
(Vote): Get Both! (Vote): only Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition (Vote): only Dragon Age II (Vote): U stoopid? it's EA, get neither!
This pack has a ton of indie games included. Additionally, except for "Killing Floor", any of these games can be purchased individually for half price. Thus, i added a "buy some games individually" option to the poll - post which games if you vote for this!
1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (9€)
BIT.TRIP BEAT (8€)
Defense Grid: The Awakening (9€)
Killing Floor (18€)
Super Meat Boy (14€)
The Ball (18€)
The Wonderful End of the World (10€)
Toki Tori (4.50€)
One Potato-Hat for TF2 (priceless!)
Total Price: 34€ (134€ - 75%)
Poll: What's your recommendation?
Skip it all! (15)
Get the full sack! (13)
Get some of the games separately (post which!) (7)
35 total votes
Your vote: What's your recommendation?
(Vote): Get the full sack! (Vote): Get some of the games separately (post which!) (Vote): Skip it all!
Note: There's something written about a "DE promotion", it might be, that these prices apply for Germany only. If so, please let me know!
This gives you Borderlands GOTY for 13€ (50€ -75%). Seems to be the original game including all DLCs, but i'm not sure what exactly this is.
Update: Please ignore the poll option for "Borderlands without DLCs", this part of the original group of Sales is no longer available. Still, i didn't want to make a new poll for Borderlands GOTY, so i'll leave this here.
Poll: Which Borderlands versions do you recommend to buy?
Get Borderlands GOTY! (12)
Get nothing.. (9)
Get Borderlands without DLCs (2)
23 total votes
Your vote: Which Borderlands versions do you recommend to buy?
(Vote): Get nothing.. (Vote): Get Borderlands GOTY! (Vote): Get Borderlands without DLCs
Discussion for this pack starts with the last post on page 3.
This pack gives you 36 classic Sega games (each 2.50€ individually) for a total of only 7€! As the list is a little long to copy/paste just click the pack title here to get to the store page, its .. long!
Ambitious project - best of luck keeping it up to date.
As for the current Ubisoft pack - if you're into shooters or first person action games, do get it. Assasin's Creed and Call of Juarez are very entertaining. FarCry 2 isn't as brilliant as FC1 was on release, but it's still a good shooter. Can't comment on RS Vegas 2 since I didn't play it.
Might be rather difficult to cover, as they do those midweek madness deals every now and then, but a nice idea indeed.
I bought the pack myself the second I saw it. Just too great of a deal to let it pass by. I've actually not heard anything about Call of Juarez og Rainbow Six, but I've had my eyes on the AC series for ages and Far Cry looks pretty fun.
Logo United States. March 05 2011 04:09. Posts 2649
Thanks for the feedback so far, you all seem to be in line with my suspicions that this may be a good piece of work to maintain :D but well, I'll see. I hope i can keep up, after all I'm not planning on covering up every deal the offer.
I am a bit curios about the first poll so far. The majority (if you can call it that at the current state) appears to be hesitant towards the Ubisoft deal, even though the price reduction is enormous. I mean, 13€ is really not much. In my opinion, if one hasn't played assassins creed, that game alone is probably worth these 13€. I myself am only hesitant to get it because i already played AC, and i don't know if I'd enjoy the other three games.
Gold isn't everything in life... you need wood, too!
I just picked up the Ubisoft pack and I think for $13 it is one hell of a deal. I already own a non-steam version of AC, which imo is a terrible game (way, way too repetitive) in comparison to AC2/ACB, but I've been interested in Far Cry 2 for awhile, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood looks good, and I've played hours of TC:RSV2 before and I think it's a fantastic FPS with a really awesome cover/unlock system.
Overall for only $13 it's pretty much a no-brainer if you ask me, haha.
Personally I skipped the deal as I doubt if any of the games would really catch my interest. From what I've heard Assassin's Creed is poor compared to the sequels and the three other games just seem like your average shooters.
If you're planning on at least trying them all out for couple hours and don't mind playing mediocre action games I'd say for the price it's completely worth it.
Voted no out of personal opinion but it just might be an awesome deal for you.
On March 05 2011 09:36 MisterD wrote: that phrase caught my eye too. How does securom work with steam anyhow? can you only download ("install") such a game like three times without contacting customer support or what?
From everything I've read, it seems you can activate five times - even though it's through Steam. If you hit your limit, Steam will block the game from installing again. Apparently you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request additional activations, though there's no telling how that would turn out.
I personally wouldn't mess with DRM like that no matter how good the game was.
I HAVE 4 TOAST POINTS
URfavHO United States. March 06 2011 15:20. Posts 311
securerom has given me trouble in the past, it would detect that i had a virtual drive installed and refuse to operate. this was on a legitimately purchased game! (the virtual drive was to play a pirated game though...) basicly i will not buy anything that uses securerom or that star drm thing. honestly i wont actually buy anything that uses drm period anymore. but your mileage may vary.
Torte de Lini Canada. March 06 2011 16:22. Posts 27331
Amnesia and Braid are both on sale. I recommend both personally, though you might want to wait on Braid because the Indie pack for charity is usually cheaper at a hot-cake (should you decide to pay less).
I invested in this deal having played none of the games before.
As for the games so far I have completed AC and Juarez.
AC was a great game albeit a bit too repetitive compared to how short it is. I loved the combat system and roofjumping, but the story is not very interesting.
Juarez have a brilliant humor, simply love that hill billy texas talk. The game is a sort of arcade shooter with nice action. If you like westerns even a tiny bit this game is enjoyable. The game is pretty short, so don't expect it to last long.
Far Cry 2 seems nice so far. The game feels very open ended, you are basicly a soldier of fortune in Africa finding ways to earn money and kill stuff with awesome weapons
Vegas 2 is bad... very bad actually. I was a fan of the first three Rainbow 6 games, but vegas is just a mindless shooter imo. Maybe it is fun in multiplayer, but the singleplayer campaign is not worth your time.
Alright, Mafia II Midweek Madness Deal is live, I added it to the OP. Please comment if you feel this appropriate: Usually, i wouldn't have added this. While 15 instead of 50 is a noticeable price drop, i wouldn't call it a significant deal, since Mafia II (to my knowledge) never got into focus of public attention and its ratings are .. less than stellar. Nevertheless i added it to see how participation on this deal would go to see if i'm right. If you think you have any valueable input on this, please let me know.
Gold isn't everything in life... you need wood, too!
Personally, I disliked the demo of this on PS3. It just felt like a bad version of GTA with clunky gameplay and less freedom in the game world. Granted, it was only a demo version, but I got bored very easily. After the first attempt at the actual storyline/mission, I decided I was having more fun just driving around town running people over and stealing Playboy magazines from shops. I don't think I'd buy this, even for $15.