Gaben, the bringer of discounts

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

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (-70%)

Dark Souls 2 Majula screenshot

Dark Souls 2 is commonly known as the worst game in the Dark Souls trilogy, but being the debatably worst game of an absolutely brilliant series is still an extremely high grade. If you decide to grab Dark Souls 2 you will find yourself exploring an absurdly massive world, a world filled with all sorts of secrets and danger at every corner. Its going to be difficult and you might even shout out of pure frustration, but once you power through your weakness and succeed in bringing down a tough boss the feeling of accomplishment will be unlike any other. Dark Souls might not be a series for everyone, but it is a series I truly believe everyone should at least try, and what better way to do so than with a massive discount.

Crypt of the Necrodancer (-80%)

Crypt of the Necrodancer screenshot of musical instruments

Crypt of the Necrodancer is a rhythm-based roguelike where the entire world moves with the beat of the music. As a concept I'm aware this sounds straight up insane, but in practice it makes for some damn good adventuring. Since your movements and attacks are tied to the endless beat of the music you're going to have to play Crypt of the Necrodancer in a bit of a different way than most other roguelikes, but this is something you'll quickly get used to, worry not. That said, mastering Crypt of the Necrodancer is going to take you hundreds of hours, especially if you decide to pick some of the more difficult characters. So if you're up for a challenging yet enjoyable roguelike, feel free to grab Crypt of the Necrodancer as it really is one of the best examples of the genre in recent years.

Dishonored (-75%)

Dishonored screenshot of metal walkers

I'm fully aware that Dishonored 2 is currently not only released, but also on a discount. The reason I'm highlighting the original is because it offers a great way for new players to get into the stealth genre given the somewhat easy difficulty curve and intriguing mission design. Add to that an extremely low price tag and a large amount of quality content, and you've got yourself a stealth game that is well worth trying, whether you're a fan of the genre or not. For €2,5 you really can't go wrong with a game as good as Dishonored.

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (-50%)

Fallout: New Vegas official artwork and logo

Fallout: New Vegas is the only modern Fallout game created by Obsidian, masters of the RPG genre, and it really shows. Unlike Fallout 3 and 4, New Vegas features some great writing and compelling characters, a well realized and surprisingly realistic wasteland, as well as myriad of choices that allows you to shape not only your character, but also the story itself. If you're looking for an exceedingly good RPG that will occupy you for 60+ hours, look no further than New Vegas. And if you need any further recommendation, let me just say that this is a game I reinstall almost on a yearly basis - its that good!

Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition (-75%)

Saints Row IV official artwork

Whereas Fallout: New Vegas is a very serious game that covers very serious topics, Saints Row IV has been designed from the ground to be as insane as possible. In singleplayer this sort of novelty might quickly wear off, but it is co-op multiplayer that the Saints Row series truly thrives in. Causing a gigantic chain of explosions that eventually sends a tank flying straight to the Moon is an awe-inspiring sight in singleplayer, but when you have a buddy watching it with you then it transcends into something far more than a simple spectacle. So if you have someone willing to play Saints Row IV with you, and if you're willing to shed any trappings of realism you might have, then by all means give a go and see what sort of madness you can get up to.

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 3 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 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