Gabe Newel as the prophet of discounts

We're currently on Day 3 of the big Steam Summer Sale, and I hope you are prepared for the things to come as there is still more than week of non-stop discounts and card-induced madness to go through.

As before, here are my humble recommendations on which games to grab during today's Steam Sale, all chosen based on their quality and the depth of their discount. The order is, once again, completely random:

Civilization V: Complete Collection (-92%)

Civilization V screenshot

Do you hate free time? Do you wish you could mess up your sleep schedule and spend most of your waking hours in a constant daze? If so, then I have the perfect game for you, the time-consuming void known as Civilization V. Its filled to the brim with content, it has enough difficulty settings and options to tweak that you can play it on either a casual or hardcore level, and unfortunately for me, its so addicting that once you start a campaign, you're not going to stop until you realize the morning Sun has risen. If you're a fan of strategy games you probably already know about Civilization, but if you don't, make sure to correct that mistake!

Just Cause 2 (-75%)

Just Cause 2 screenshot

Just Cause 2 might not be as mechanically sound as its successor, but what it does offer is plenty of chaotic, shooty fun at a dirt cheap price tag. If you're looking for a game to unwind with after a long day, look no further than Just Cause 2 as it has been designed from the ground up as the ultimate "fuck around" experience. The plot makes no sense, the physics are barely functional and often glitch out in hilarious ways, you have enough power to entirely raze small cities, and the only thing the game will ever asks of you is to destroy as many things as possible, in as a creative way as possible. What's not to like?

The Walking Dead: Season 1 (-75%) & Season 2 (-75%)

The Walking Dead: Season 1 screenshot

Unlike the TV series, Telltale's The Walking Dead is well written, full of believable characters, and realistic enough to give you a good glimpse of what post-apocalyptic life would devolve into. While I don't want to spoil even a tiny bit of the story, allow me to just say that the characters as so well done I ended up genuinely caring about them and their troubles, with each and every single loss being a deeply emotional experience (except for that one guy, he was a dick). The gameplay itself is non existent, but if you're up for a devastating story that will remain in your mind for many years to come, then give The Walking Dead a chance, its well worth it. 

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (-85%)

The Witcher 2 screenshot

With Just Cause 2 and 3 you can argue about which game is better, but when it comes to the Witcher series, The Witcher 3 reigns supreme. However, The Witcher 3 is still quite expensive, especially if you're looking for the best discount possible, so why not start off with the slightly worse, but still pretty damn amazing Witcher 2? It features a self-contained story so no prior knowledge of the series is required, it has enough content to last you 50 or so hours, its incredibly well written, and most importantly, its so cheap I'm genuinely confused why CDRP is selling it for so little. If you're a fan of RPGs, especially those that respect your choices and don't subscribe to a black/white morality system, then you owe it to yourself to play The Witcher 2.

Bioshock Infinite (-75%)

Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth

Bioshock Infinite is a bit of a divisive game and its story isn't something that everyone will appreciate, but its still an experience well worth... uhh... experiencing! The flying city of Columbia is gorgeous to look at and explore, the new Vigors are a fun to toy around with, and your supporting character, Elizabeth, is so charming its hard not to get a slight virtual crush on her. If you loved the original Bioshock, then by all means, give Infinite a try as well, it takes the formula to a whole new level.

And there you have it, all of my recommendations for Day 3 of the Steam Summer Sale. As always, make sure to dig through your discover queue and the various other dark corners of the store in order to find even more intriguing games. There's plenty of them out there, but they don't all get the front page treatment. With that said, I'll see you tomorrow with Day 4 and the next batch of games.

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