Gabe Newel as 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 6 of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. Without further ado, let's begin:

Dark Souls 3 (-60%)

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC screenshot

Out of all the games I've recommended so far Dark Souls 3 is by far the most expensive one, but given that I've spent over 200 hours on it already I fully believe its worth the price. It features an overwhelming amount of content, an actually balanced difficulty curve (a first for the series), a myriad of weapons and playstyles to tackle, and some of the best boss fights the series has produced to date. So if you're not afraid of a bit of challenge, and if you enjoy action-RPGs, you really should look into Dark Souls 3 - it really is one of the very best.

Hotline Miami (-75%)

Hotline Miami screenshot of a shotgun in action

Continuing on with the action theme we have Hotline Miami, a brutally difficult yet extremely stylish action-strategy game. If you've only seen gameplay from Hotline Miami the "strategy" part might sound like a joke, but there is a lot of thought that goes into solving each of the levels, especially some of the later ones. You need to know how to position yourself at every moment, when to swing or shoot, which enemy to tackle first, and naturally, how to compensate when the 'fool-proof' plan goes flying out the window. So if you're up for a cheap and satisfying action game that will really make you think, I can easily recommend you give hotline Miami a try.

Metro Redux Bundle (-75%)

Screenshot of the Metro Redux games

The two Metro games are not the most inspired shooters I've ever played, but when it comes to atmosphere and immersion they are leagues ahead of their competition. As you slowly march through caves and derelict remains of cities you will need to carefully manage your ammo as you're not going to find it laying around in dumpsters, and if that wasn't horrifying enough, you'll also have to pay close attention to your constantly dwindling supply of air filters. It can be a very stressful experience depending on your difficulty setting, but its an experience that will instantly get you invested into the world and its characters. So if you're up for exploring the ruins of civilization I would suggest giving the two Metro games a look.

Tales from the Borderlands (-75%)

Tales from the Borderlands screenshot

The Borderlands series has never been known for its tightly-woven storylines, or even a coherent plot, which is exactly why Tales from the Borderlands is so impressive. Telltale has somehow managed to take Borderlands, a universe where people kill each other for no other reason than because they can, and create an incredibly compelling story with some rather memorable charters. So if you're up an adventure game that isn't set in your generic fantasy world, and you don't mind a bit of low-brow humor every now and then, you should consider trying Tales from the Borderlands.

Shadow Warrior (-90%)

Shadow Warrior screenshot of demon-slicing

The Shadow Warrior reboot has been designed from the ground up to deliver two things: copious amounts of Wang-related puns, but also high-octane action and plenty of demon dismemberment. Its fast paced, the weapons are all awesome to use, and slicing up hordes of demons into tiny little pieces is something that will never, ever get old. What might come as the biggest surprise, however, is that this Shadow Warrior genuinely has a nice story hidden behind all of the puns! So if you're up for an extremely cheap and extremely enjoyable callback to the oldschool FPS games, then by all means give Shadow Warrior a try.

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 6 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 7

 Recommendations for Day 8

 Recommendations for Day 9

 Recommendations for Day 10

 Recommendations for Day 11

 Recommendations for Day 12