Gabe Newel, or rather Gaben, artwork

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

Subnautica (-50%)

Subnautica screenshot of a Leviathan

Even though Subnautica is currently in Early Access its one of the most fun survival games I've played in the past couple of years. There is an absolute ton of things to do and places to explore, the creatures you'll encounter throughout your journey range all the way from "awwww, its adorable" to "GET ME OUT OF HERE NOW", and the story itself is surprisingly enjoyable despite taking a back-seat to the gameplay. So if you feel like conquering your fear of the deeps, and also visiting some rather neat places while you do so, Subnautica is well worth checking out.

Dishonored 2 (-50%)

Dishonored 2 screenshot of Emily

During one of the previous days I suggested Dishonored 1 as an introductory game to the genre due to its incredibly low price and lenient difficulty curve, but if you already know you're a fan of stealth games then Dishonored 2 is well worth grabbing regardless of its higher price tag. The levels are highly expansive and full of different routes to take, all of the new powers and abilities are great to mess around with while still supporting all sorts of playstyles, and the world itself is very easy to get absorbed into. So if you're up for a very polished stealth game that doesn't really stray too far from the norm I would advise giving Dishonored 2 a look.

Sleeping Dogs (-80%)

Sleeping Dogs screenshot of a very angry grandma

Out of all the Grand Theft Auto clones Sleeping Dogs is the only one that has managed to strike a perfect balance between 'chaotic gameplay' and 'serious narrative'. The story is full of twists and turns that you genuinely might not see coming, and all of the main characters are deep and complex which makes them likable despite their criminal backgrounds. Combine this with a great melee system and some otherwise average action-gameplay and you've got a GTA clone that has managed to carve its own little niche in the genre. Its not the best game in existence, but if you're a fan of the GTA formula its definitely worth checking out given the price.

Broforce (-75%)

Broforce gameplay screenshot

Do you like freedom? How about explosions? How about delivering megatons of freedom through copious amounts of explosions? If the answer is yes then chances are you'll have a blast (heh...) with Broforce - a side-scrolling run & gun with a wide variety of weapons and characters to toy around with. As you would expect from its name alone Broforce is completely shameless, but its also pretty damn good fun, especially with a couple of friends. So if you're up for shooting hordes upon hordes of enemies while burly men scream about freedom and eagles you might want to give Broforce a look.

Cities: Skylines (-75%)

Cities: Skylines screenshot of blimps and zeppelins

Cities: Skylines is often touted as the successor to SimCity, but that's not exactly true. Cities: Skylines is less about worrying over resources and proper building management, and more about creating virtual paradise (or true hell) of your own design. There are a lot of systems to mess around with and optimize, even things like sewage, but at the end of the day I would recommend only getting into Cities: Skylines if you prefer creating something amazing rather than worrying about the "how" of things. Its definitely not a game that's going to appeal to everyone, but within its little niche Cities: Skylines is by far the best, so if you think you'd enjoy this sort of thing chances are you'll manage to have a lot of fun with Cities: Skylines.

And there you have it, these are all of my recommendations for Day 7 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 8

 Recommendations for Day 9

 Recommendations for Day 10

 Recommendations for Day 11

 Recommendations for Day 12