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After a few weeks of teasers, rumors, and wild theories the Steam Summer Sale has now finally arrived, bringing with it a ridiculous amount of discounted games. However, while that is certainly a good thing, it is not exactly easy to choose only a couple of games when you have thousands upon thousands strewn before you.

In an effort to help out with this little 'problem', and also showcase some great games you might not have otherwise even looked at, I have devised a brief list consisting of five games you should consider grabbing on Day 11 of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. Without further ado, let's begin:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (-85%)

Amensia. The Dark Descent screenshot of a bunch of pigs

Out of all the horror games I've ever played Amnesia: The Dark Descent was by far the hardest to finish. This is mostly due to the fact that Amnesia knows better than to constantly throw monsters at you, so instead of getting used to your adversaries you spend most of the time dreading an encounter that never seems to come. Combine this with a Lovecraftian storyline and some expertly crafted imagery and you've got yourself one of the best horror games ever made. If you're a fan of the genre, or if you're just looking for cheap laxative, do make sure to give Amnesia: The Dark Descent a look.

Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition (-75%) 

Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman screenshot

While Amnesia constantly has you running away from monsters, in Arkham Asylum you get to become the boogeyman which keeps bad guys up at night. The levels are expansive and the secrets well hidden, the combat is simply amazing and has managed to stand the test of time with ease, and the villains you get to interact with are all surprisingly accurate. Out of all the Batman games I consider Arkham Asylum to be the best as it has no padding or pointless fluff to keep you busy - its just that tightly designed. So if you're up for exploring the Arkham Aslyum and beating up hundreds of henchmen you should definitely give Batman: Arkham Asylum a try.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (-50%)

Ultra Greed from The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is one of the best roguelike games ever made, and one that I have already spent 300 hours on. It features a ridiculous amount of items and combinations to experiment with, a difficulty curve that simultaneously makes you feel vulnerable and overpowered, as well as an art style that perfectly strides the line between bizarre and charming. So if you're interested in a roguelike that has a high chance of consuming all of your free time then you might want to grab The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

BioShock Infinite (-75%)

BioShock Infinite screenshot of Elizabeth

BioShock Infinite is often considered the worst game in the Bioshock trilogy, and while I can certainly understand the complaints I still consider it to be a great game. The world is incredibly well detailed and fun to explore, the characters (especially Elizabeth) are a joy to interact with, and the story is just the right amount of pretentious to be a proper end for the series. BioShock Infinite might not be a game you replay year after year, but it is well worth playing through at least once.

Snake Pass (-50%)

Snake Pass screenshot of Noodle

Snake Pass is a colorful collectathon where instead of jumping around and stomping on enemies you slither alongside walls, crawl though tiny holes and tubes, and dangle over precarious ledges in search of collectibles. Its going to take you about 20 minutes to get used to being a snake, but once you do you'll find that Snake Pass is surprisingly well polished for an indie game. The controls are tight, the difficulty tricky enough to keep you on your 'toes' without ever becoming too frustrating, and the visuals are just lovely due to all of the vibrant colors. So if you're up for a bit of a tricky collectahon-platformer Snake Pass is most certainly worth considering.

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 11 of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. I'll be back tomorrow with a new batch of games, but until then I would definitely suggest you browse through the store yourself as you're bound to come across a couple of hidden gems I might have completely missed. 

If you're interested in some more suggestions from your's truly, however, you'll find links to all of the other days right below:

 Recommendations for Day 1

 Recommendations for Day 2

 Recommendations for Day 3

 Recommendations for Day 4

 Recommendations for Day 5

 Recommendations for Day 6

 Recommendations for Day 7

 Recommendations for Day 8

 Recommendations for Day 9

 Recommendations for Day 10

 Recommendations for Day 12

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