The Steam Summer Sale has started - and these are the best deals

We've trawled through them so you don't have to

Rocket League 2

Given that the UK's national currency is plummeting right now, getting a good bargain is more important than ever.

Fortunately, the Steam Summer Sale has commenced in full force, and discounts abound. Reductions of up to 75% are commonplace on old and new titles alike, bringing some absolute corkers down to pocket-change prices.

The front page of the Steam website is a great way for Valve to highlight specific deals, but full scale of the sale is much, much wider than that. We delved into the near-endless list to find some of the best:

Rocket League - £8.99 (40% off)

Ineptly scoring an own goal in Rocket League is par for the course, but hilarious. Sports games may never be the same again. 

GTA V - £23.99 (40% off)

The most ambitious Grand Theft Auto game to date is jam-packed with everyone's favourite open-world antics plus a truly great - and funny - narrative.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - £17.49 (40% off)

Easily the biggest game of last summer and now available at a knockdown price. Given the endless hours it will take you to complete, it's great value for money too.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - £17.49 (30% off)

Another heavy-hitter from last year that has breached the sub-£20 mark. Smoother, stealthier, Snakier.

Life Is Strange - £1.59 (60% off)

Prepare to cry - because DontNod's take on the Telltale formula is a touching tale of teenage tragedy. 

Portal 2 - £3.74 (75% off)

Arguably Valve's best game, although many would also make a strong case for Half-Life 2, the second Portal features world-class puzzle design and now costs about as much as a sandwich.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate - £19.49 (35% off)

A complex and bold - albeit not totally fresh - addition to the AssCreed franchise, which we had a riot playing last year.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III - £19.99 (50% off)

Black Ops III introduced special abilities to its classes, adding a new flavour that we rather liked to its team deathmatches. If you've never been into CoD, this could be the one to convert you.

Dishonored - £3.99 (50% off)

Corvo's blink ability was the best thing about 2013 - it's just too much fun. If you fancy a multi-path stealth game in the style of Deus Ex, look no further.

BioShock Infinite - £4.99 (75% off)

Ken Lavine is one of the best storytellers in the games industry, and BioShock Infinite spins a fantastic yarn that will have you hooked from start to finish. If you haven't already played it, buy it. Buy it now.

SOMA - £11.49 (50% off)

If you're scared of dark things chasing you down corridors, you should avoid SOMA. However, if you enjoy intelligent environmental storytelling, this will be 11 pounds well spent.

Firewatch - £10.04 (33% off)

Although beautiful and intriguing, Firewatch's flaws meant that we only gave it three stars in our review last year. However, at this price, it could be worth seeing whether you agree with us.

Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak - £14.99 (50% off)

Deserts Of Kharak is a cracking RTS and worth sequel to the Homeworld series. Strategy gaming the way it used to be. 

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition - £14.99 (50% off)

If you're sick of the all-too-common systems of most RPGs, you should give Divinity a spin. It's mechanically unique, and now, surprisingly cheap.

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