Gaben, the bringer 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 2 of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. Without further ado, let's begin:

Left 4 Dead 2 (-90%)

Left 4 Dead 2's zombie clowns

When it comes to online (or even local) co-op games Left 4 Dead 2 is at the very top of the pile. It has plenty of fast-paced action, a variety of powerful weaponry to blow apart hordes upon hordes of undead monstrosities, and enough difficulty levels to make it appealing to any type of player. Add to that a frankly ridiculous amount of content and you've got yourself a co-op game that is not only fun, but also extremely long-lasting. And for €3 I really don't think you're going to get much better value than this.

Prison Architect (-75%)

Prison Architect choices screenshot

Unlike Left 4 Dead 2 Prison Architect is not a game I would recommend to everyone, but if you're a fan of in-depth management and simulator games I have a feeling you're going to have a blast with it. There are a ton of intertwined systems to mess around with and optimize, a variety of ways to control the difficulty and pace of the gameplay, as well as plenty of opportunities for hilarious moments when your 'perfect' plan falls apart the moment you implement it. So if you're a fan of micromanagement and have a desire to create the best prison system the world has ever seen, you might want to consider grabbing Prison Architect.

The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition (-50%)

Ciri from The Witcher 3 screenshot

The Witcher 3 might be one of the best RPGs ever created, and I say this without a shred of irony. Its open world is filled with tons of quests, each of which has its own unique and interesting storyline, so even though the gameplay may be similar to other RPGs The Witcher 3 manages to easily stand out from the crowd. Combine this with a decent combat system, excellent storytelling with some surprisingly realistic characters, as well as a beautifully realized world and its easy to see why The Witcher 3 gets so much praise. Its a bit pricier than the rest of the games on today's list, but if you're a fan of action-RPGs I would heartily recommend you give The Witcher 3 a go.

South Park: The Stick of Truth (-75%)

Mongolians from South Park: The Stick of Truth

Have you ever wished you could personally play through an episode of South Park? If the answer is yes then feel free to grab The Stick of Truth as it offers pretty much exactly that. You'll find all of your favorite characters, tons of inane fart jokes, alien probing, evil cows, Mongolian raiders, as well as a whole bunch of other insane nonsense I have thankfully managed to purge from my memory. As an RPG The Stick of Truth is nothing special, but as an experience it is definitely worth checking out for fans of the show.

Stardew Valley (-40%)

Stardew Valley screenshot of a farm

Stardew Valley is a Harvest Moon inspired country life simulator created entirely by one man in his spare time. Given the circumstances you might expect Stardew Valley to be nothing more than a simple knock-off, but in reality it might actually be the very best example of the genre! It sports some gorgeous visuals, a gameplay loop that you can tackle in whichever way you desire, as well as an extremely friendly and casual atmosphere. So if you're up for a relaxing romp through the countryside and don't feel like stressing out about being the very best, then you might just want to consider grabbing Stardew Valley as it truly is something special. 

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 2 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 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 11

 Recommendations for Day 12