Top Five Picks for Day One of the 2012 Steam Summer Sale

I haven’t played every game that is on sale right now during Steam’s 2012 Summer Sale, which runs now through July 22, but I’ve played a lot of them. With that in mind, I figured I would share some of my top five highlights for Day 1 (in no particular order). Yeah, that means awesome stuff is being left out, but that just means you should go check out the whole list to see what catches your eye. I also concentrated on Daily and Flash Deals since I expect a lot of the other stuff (ARMA II, for instance) may go on deeper sale as a timed deal in the future. The Day One list:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – $7.49
The reboot of the Deus Ex series is pretty great and is the first of the deals to expire (it ends at 7 pm ET on 7/12). The game was great at full price, but it’s amazing for this little.

Portal 2 – $4.99
If you haven’t played Portal 2 yet, you are officially out of options at this price. I don’t care if you’ve played the first one or not.

Crusader Kings II – $9.99
I play it almost exclusively with the Game of Thrones mod. If you at all like simulation and strategy games, this is certainly a very good, if dense, entry into the genre.

Indie Bundle I – $9.99
It includes Cave Story+, which is worth the entry price alone. The fact that you also get Lone Survivor, The Baconing, Anomaly: War Zone, and Edge is gravy on the sundae (wait…).

SpaceChem – $2.49
One of the most interesting, brain melting puzzle games I’ve ever played. Instead of constraining you to figuring out their solution, SpaceChem let’s you actually you useless logic to solve problems and then your brain turns to mush.

Honorable Mentions: Terraria for $2.49, Rayman Origins for $14.99, Legend if Grimrock (which I haven’t played) for $5.99, Shogun 2 for $7.49

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12. July 2012 by Michael
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