It’s day 4 of the Steam Summer Sale of 2015, and with it comes a fresh batch of Daily Deals for us all to gobble up and stuff our game libraries with until they explode. Here are our top picks and best deals from day 4.
So the Daily Deals get a good 48 hours on an awesome offer. 24 as the front page deals and then another 24 in case you missed out. To help you grab some of the best deals that the Steam Summer Sale has to offer, here are our top three picks for the fourth day of Daily Deals. Check out the Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals page here.
Our top pick from today’s Summer Sale Daily Deals goes to Transistor, the indie RPG from Supergiant Games released last year. The game has received praise from critics and fans alike, with its user reviews from the Steam community being overwhelmingly positive. The Summer Sale offer means that the game is currently at 75% off for only $4.99. If you’re after a beautiful, strategic RPG with fast-paced action, this is the game for you. Need another excuse to pick it up? It’s from the creators of Bastion. You can visit the store page here.
Next up is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, the stunning first-person story driven experience from last year. The gameplay is predominantly detective/ mystery, which will see you wandering through beautiful environments and following the story of private detective Paul Prospero. The game has very positive user reviews from the Steam community and again was praised by critics for being “much more than a simple murder mystery”. It’s currently 66% off at $6.79. If you love story-driven mystery games, you owe it to yourself to pick this up. Check out the ‘about’ section from the Steam store page below.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery game that focuses entirely on exploration and discovery. It contains no combat or explosions of any kind. If our game leaves any scars, we hope you won’t be able to see them.
You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into.
Inspired by the weird fiction (and other tales of the macabre) from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games. While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not an especially puzzle-ridden game. Our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters.
Still, the discoveries won’t happen on their own, or without your help. Using both Paul’s supernatural skill of being able to communicate with the dead, and your own powers of observation, you will discover the mystery behind a trail of corpses, the roots of a dark ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley, and the fate of a missing boy.
You can check out the store page for The Vanishing of Ethan Carterhere.
Our third and final top pick of the Daily Deals is the Aliens Franchise, mainly because of the incredible offer available on the latest game in the franchise, Alien: Isolation. Currently on offer at 75% off for only $12.49. Alien: Isolation puts players in an incredibly underpowered and underprepared position in which they must search for resources and solutions to escape. Alien proves to be an absolutely terrifying foe too, as it reacts and responds to your every move. If you’re after a game which will make you severely question how macho you are, pick this game up. The game currently has an 81 rating on Metacritic and has very positive reviews from the Steam Community.
The Aliens Franchise offer also includes games such as the not-so-great Aliens: Colonial Marines and 2010 Aliens vs Predator. We’d suggest picking up Alien: Isolation and Aliens vs Predator and probably missing out the mediocre Colonial Marines experience. Check out the franchise sale page here.
An honorable mention goes out to Grim Fandango Remastered, the comedic adventure game that now looks and plays better than ever thanks to its remastering. It’s received very positive reviews from the Steam community and is currently 50% off at $7.49. Definitely worthwhile picking up to experience this bizarre adventure. Check out the Steam store page here.
If, like me, you’ve ever fancied creating your own game then Game Dev Tycoon is the game for you. Starting at the very beginning of the history of the video gaming industry, you start your own video game development company in the 80s. By creating the best games for a variety of consoles, developing new game engines, and managing your studio’s staff and budget you’ll take your company from strength to strength. That is if you can avoid bankruptcy of course. It’s currently 50% off at $4.99 and is stupidly compelling. Grab it while you can.
You can also find the full list of Summer Sale Daily Deals here.