The steam daily sale is bigger than ever and with this many games to chose from its not easy to find out which one is worth your time and money.

With that in mind, here's my short list of recommendations for December 26th:

Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition (-70%) 

Saints Row IV on its own is a great sandbox game that goes up to amazing if you have a friend with you. By shedding any trappings of realism (or common sense) it goes places where not even GTA dares to thread. And the result is a free roaming sandbox game whose only purpose is to be as crazy and as entertaining as possible. It helps that this version contains all billion pieces of DLC the base game accrued over time.

Just Cause 2 (-75%)

I know Just Cause 3 is coming in a few days but if you're gaming on a budget you can not go wrong with Just Cause 2. It is chaotic fun in its purest form. There is barely any story, the voice acting is terrible but none of that matters because what you'll be doing all game is going around and causing as much destruction as you can while using your physics-defying grappling hook along with your infinite parachutes to move across the land at stupid speeds. So if you just want to unwind after a long day there are few that do it better than Just Cause 2.

Borderlands 2 GOTY (-78%)

If at all possible I would suggest you play this one with friends. I know that anything is better with friends but Borderlands 2 seems designed from the ground up with the idea of group experiences in mind. Intentionally bad jokes are far more hilarious if you have someone to virtually eye-roll with. If you don't know anything about Borderlands 2 imagine it like an FPS version of Diablo with an at moments incredibly compelling story. This version also includes all of the DLC, my favorite being Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, a piece of DLC that manages to be equally hilarious and sad for reasons I don't want to spoil. If you don't have a friend with you willing to play it then its going to depend on whether you can play Diablo style games alone for a long time because Borderlands 2 is by no means short.

CS:GO (-50%)

My favorite game to get verbally abused by teammates in. The sad fact is that while CS:GO might be the best team FPS on the market right now I am far away from the best CS:GO player but that doesn't change how enjoyable the game is to me. At this point I imagine you all know even a tiny bit about Counter Strike so I'll spare you the details but if you're interested in a game with a monstrously high skill cap and a big focus on teamwork I can fully recommend it. Also helps if you have a few friends playing with you, if nothing else it will lower the amount of flaming going on in a match.

Elite: Dangerous (-67%)

It took a while for Elite to grow on me, at first I just could't get over some of its more clunky party but as I "forced" myself onward it finally clicked. Its hard to explain what exactly made me like it, maybe its the graphics, or perhaps the tiny immersion-building details they've put in everywhere (the cockpit is so cool) or even the fact that I can play as a space trucker and generally just relax with it while exploring the universe. Maybe its all of that combined but whatever the reason it has become my go-to game when I just want to sit down and listen to some podcasts.


And that's all of the games today that I consider good enough to recommend to almost everybody. Don't take that as me saying the rest of the games are bad, they're not. This is, and always will be, an opinion based website and these 5 are my favorites out of the bunch, as simple as that. 

That's the Steam sale for the 26th of December done and I'll see you tomorrow with the next one.