Gabe Newell as Gaben, lord of sales

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 10 of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. Without further ado, let's begin:

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (-50%)

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag screenshot of pirates

The Assassin's Creed series has become incredibly generic over the years, just sequel after sequel repeating the same basic gameplay mechanics. However, Black Flag is one of the rare few exceptions given that it actually offers something unique and interesting - the ability to captain your own ship. The land-based gameplay might be the same old story, but exploring the high seas while listening to some rather amazing shanties is something well worth experiencing. So if you're up for a classic Assassin's Creed game that offers enough new things to stand out from the rest, Black Flag is the one you should check out.

Rayman Origins (-50%)

Rayman Origins screenshot of the red plant boss

Rayman Origins is a colorful and challenging 2D platformer that simply oozes creativity and charm. There are plenty of levels to conquer, numerous hidden areas to discover, as well as a variety of characters to mess around with in either co-op or singleplayer. Don't be fooled by its colorful imagery and easy first world, however, as Rayman Origins is an incredibly tricky game that will put all of your platforming skills to the test by constantly rising the difficulty level all the way until the very end. So if you're up for one of the best modern platformers I would definitely recommend giving Rayman Origins a try, and especially in local co-op.

Grim Dawn (-50%)

Grim Dawn official artwork and logo

Grim Dawn has been in development for what feels like a decade now, but thankfully all of the waiting ended up being worth it as its currently one of the most enjoyable and polished ARPGs. It features a variety of classes and playstyles, randomized levels full of enemies to obliterate, as well as enough loot to bury half of the planet under swords and pistols. So if you're a fan of Diablo or Titan Quest chances are you'll have a blast with Grim Dawn as well.

Resident Evil 4 (-66%)

Possessed villagers from Resident Evil 4

Residen Evil 4 is so good it essentially created an entirely new genre of combat-focused horror games. The atmosphere is constantly tense and full of dread, the weapons are very satisfying to use even though ammo is scarce, and despite the story being straight up stupid exploring the world and meeting its ridiculous characters is always a treat. Unfortunately Resident Evil 4 falls apart near the very end, but until then its still one of the best survival-horror games I've ever played, and one that I can easily recommend to most people.

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (-30%)

Momodora screenshot of the Arthropod Demon Edea

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight might not look like it, but its one of the best Metroidvania games released in the last few years. The combat is satisfying and difficult at the same time, the world is full of secrets and areas to explore, and the while the visuals may be simple they do a great job of sucking you into the world. So if you're up for a Metroidvania game with a kick-ass soundtrack and enough content to last you for quite a while, you might want to check out Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight.

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 10 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 11

 Recommendations for Day 12