Up For Debate - What games have you bought in the Steam Summer Sale so far?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Jul 3, 2021 5:00 PM

Summer is here, and with it brings hot weather, clear skies, and of course, another Steam Summer Sale. At this point Steam has a sale for every occasion it seems, but nevertheless it’s not a bad thing for us as we look to find some great deals online. So we wanted to know what games have you bought in the Steam Summer Sale so far?

As always, this is just so we can all benefit from some good deals. Because across 100s of games that are currently on sale, it’s hard to find a particular gem that has stood out. And with deals upon deals it can also be difficult to spot something that is actually a good deal for us.

(Plus the Steam Summer Sale ends on July 8th, so by the time we come round to the next UFD the sale would have ended and we wouldn’t benefit from the collective recommendations of the GD community).

Although Steam is by far the biggest Summer sales event, there have also been some recently across GOG and Epic Games and a few others too. Since this is mostly just to help out fellow gamers find good deals, let us know if you found something worth mentioning in one of the other sales so we can maybe keep a lookout for them when the next sale comes down the line.

So whether you bought 1 game or many, from Indie to AAA RPG, let us know what you got! There are literally hundreds of deals going on through the Steam Summer Sale and it’s hard to sift through them all to find something to play this Summer, so let us know what games you’ve bought in the Steam Summer Sale so far!

What do you think? What games have you bought in the Steam Summer Sale so far? How many have you got? Loads? Or just a few? And do you normally wait for sales like this to buy games? Let’s debate!

Have you bought any games in the 2021 Steam Summer Sale?

Do you normally wait for sales like this to buy new games?

What do you think of the Steam Summer Sale so far?

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10:46 Jul-06-2021

Bought a lot of games: Doom eternal, Doom 2016, forza horizon 4, horizon zero dawn, hellblade senua sacrifice, disco elysium, hades, Alan wake, assassins creed 2, AC brotherhood, AC revelations, batman arkham asylum, batman arkham city

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10:52 Jul-06-2021

Batman arkham knight, Bioshock, bioshock 2, bioshock infinite, Deus Ex entire collection, Dying light, Elder scrolls III, IV, V, GTA III, IV, vice city, san andreas, Hitman blood money, LA noire, MAx Payne 1 & 2, MGS V phantom pain

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10:54 Jul-06-2021

Metro last light, Metro exodus, middle earth shadow of mordor, portal 1 & 2, Sleeping dogs, Vampire the masquerades bloodlines, The witcher 1 & 2, Wolfenstein the new order

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00:36 Jul-07-2021

Christ that's a ton of games.
It'll take ya at least 1 year of non stop gaming to get through all that.

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20:03 Jul-07-2021

well i have played half of these games already. just bought them for collection and the nostalgia..currently playing horizon zero dawn

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20:55 Jul-07-2021

Oh...
That changes things a little.
P.S.
Enjoy HZD, great game.

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20:56 Jul-04-2021

I bought Football Manager 2021.....twice. Once for myself and again to gift to my cousin who's loving it. Must have for football/soccer fans.

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16:49 Jul-04-2021

None on Steam this sale. I bought the half off Control Pass when Control was free in Epic Store. Haven't bought from Epic Store before that. The complete Control game for 7.49 last month was the best PC game buying decision ever.

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16:25 Jul-04-2021

None from Steam (I got gifted NFS Heat by a friend, though). But I did spend £100 on the GOG sale. My priorities have shifted.

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15:28 Jul-04-2021

I got Need for Speed Heat Deluxe Edition, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition, Sea Dogs: To Each his Own, Drakensang, Driftland: The Magic Revival, Legrand Legacy, both Ni No Kuni games and She Sees Red.

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14:52 Jul-04-2021

i bought quite a few, just cause 1 & 2, cities skylines, shadow of war, titanfall 1 &2, mass effect adnromeda, halo masterchief collection and train simulator 2021 with few dlc's :)

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14:41 Jul-04-2021

Doon 64, Doom 2, and Doom 3. Both for a friend and for myself.

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13:10 Jul-04-2021

I grabbed State of Decay 2 after seeing all the recent updates...so glad I did.

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14:22 Jul-04-2021

Enjoy it to the max

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14:54 Jul-04-2021

wasnt that game kinda of a flop?

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12:28 Jul-04-2021

Bought Hellblade, no clue what to expect but seems good...

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14:04 Jul-04-2021

Oh man, you're in for one hell of a game. I went blindly in that one also, didn't know what to expect... Loved every second of it!

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16:27 Jul-04-2021

I tried and neither me nor the missis could get over the boring puzzles and the constant whining lol. And then the parts where you have to die on purpose...took me 10min to realize that the enemies will never relent unless I give up and lose, because it "must be one of those..." - that's just bad design for good players.

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12:06 Jul-04-2021

Didn't buy anything yet, but saw some pretty good deals... for example 80% on Assassins creed origins, which is one of the best AC games.

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10:59 Jul-04-2021

I bought SOMA for like 1usd(regional price), Tokyo Xanadu Ex+. Blackwell Legacy (also for 1usd), Soul Calibur 6 and Fallout New Vegas.
Also thinking of buying Slay the Spire but honestly it's just fun watching others play

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19:04 Jul-04-2021

But fallout new vegas is not on steam right?

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19:34 Jul-04-2021

All the Fallout games are still on Steam

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08:19 Jul-04-2021

Bought zero games. Everything i wanted is already in the library and there's not that many good deals tbh.

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08:19 Jul-04-2021

Well, I got Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Doom 2016, Shadow of Chernobyl and Dishonored, I'm quite satisfied

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03:54 Jul-04-2021

I already spent my money on Dota 2 Battlepass. Dammit. If only i'd known that summer sale is around the corner..

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03:51 Jul-04-2021

Unfortunately, the sales were kind of meh. About the only thing I purchased was a pre-order for the next Total Warhammer 2 DLC.

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00:13 Jul-04-2021

I bought the Penumbra Collectors Pack ($0,76), Van Helsing II Complete Pack ($1,54), Homefront Collection ($9,57), Halo: Spartan Bundle ($0,96), Halo Master Chief Collection ($15,32) and the Garfield Kart - Lasagna Bundle ($1,13) as a meme. I also pre-ordered Psychonauts 2 ($23,07) in case they up the price like the Mafia and Horizon Zero Dawn devs did.


All that for $52.35 and that's still cheaper than some of the $70 games they sell here .-.

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20:07 Jul-03-2021

I'd like to buy something this year but haven't had the time to peruse all the sales yet. Sekiro at 50% off is very tempting and I'd like to get a few Under $6 or $12 games with it.

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19:56 Jul-03-2021

I think a lot of us are running into issue that we went through so many sales that we are running out of things to buy. This sale I just couldn't really decide on what do I even want. So I got Maneater, since it seems like fun game to lose yourself into, then very short Her Majesty's SPIFFING, since with discount shortness isn't as much of an issue, like 2EUR isn't much and I am curious about it.

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19:59 Jul-03-2021

Then Evoland, again, interesting concept, plus nice discount. And SpellForce franchise, used to pirate them, I liked the concept and so why not. And I think that is about it.


As for sales vs full price, it depends on how much I want the game and how good it is, I am willing to pay full price if game feels worth it. For rest I will just wait.

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15:04 Jul-04-2021

"I think a lot of us are running into issue that we went through so many sales that we are running out of things to buy" Yes and no, while we indeed had many opportunities to buy in previous sales, but from what i noticed steam winter/summer sales are really not they used to be anymore. Mostly newish AAA games that dont get those 70%+ sales anymore. 6 years ago you could get somewhat new games with insane prices. Remember valve pack? it had ALL valve games for around -1€

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15:06 Jul-04-2021

i actually in recent years bought majority of AAA new games from EGS, yes i know i know steam = good, EGS = BAD But the fact that with EGS coupons i got those games much much cheaper when i could ever get them on steam and frankly i dont care about it anymore, i just want to play the game, my pc is already full with bunch of various clients/game stores.

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23:15 Jul-05-2021

Could also be that and I just didn't notice it in abundance of games. I guess that is good sign that I got too many,... :-D And yeah, through Epic you can get some pretty sweet deals, beside free games. I never was as anti-Epic as some. Yes, in ideal world,.... but we live in real, so I am not passing on good deal, just because it is on Epic. Doesn't matter how many "good boy" points I lose. :-D

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19:46 Jul-03-2021

use gg.deals. there you can rt your steam wishlist and set a target price for any game. It will inform(email) you whenever your target price of the game is available. I set my targets at 20-30% of original price and I never have to browse mindlessly for discounts and deals on different sites.

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19:10 Jul-03-2021

Bought 45 games on this sale

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00:40 Jul-04-2021

damn, top 5 that you bought in your opinion?

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11:04 Jul-04-2021

Forza horizon 4, horizon zero dawn, doom 2016, doom eternal, hellblade senua sacrifice, disco Elysium, hades

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