Steam Summer Sale 2017: the discount games you need to buy

Valve’s having its annual summertime clear-out, and we’ve picked out the highlights
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Ah, the Steam Summer Sale is back, running until the 5th of July, and once more Valve’s digital gaming store is filled with huge reductions on thousands of titles. Whether your interactive tastes run to retro classics, mega-budget AAA blockbusters or daring indie endeavours, there’s sure to be plenty on your Wishlist going for a song.

We’ve put together a list of recommended buys, but with a sale of this magnitude, it really represents little more than a drop in the ocean. Our advice: get your cozzie on and dive in yourself at some point over the next few days.

New-ish releases

Hitman: The Complete First Season

RM71.40 (from RM210)

Perhaps one of the year’s most welcome surprises, this episodic return to form from IO Interactive brought the wit, stealth and inventiveness back to the Hitman series. This package features all the games episodes and locations, giving you hours and hours of assassination fun in one bundle.

Mafia 3

RM47.73 (from RM129)

It isn’t the greatest open-world crime game ever made (that one’s a bit further down the page), but at this price Mafia 3’s setting (inspired by 1960s New Orleans) and story starts to look very tempting indeed.

XCOM 2

RM62.70 (from RM190)

One of the best strategy games of recent years, this in-depth, hard-as-nails struggle against alien oppressors is well worth picking up for gamers who value brain power over reflexes.

Total War: Warhammer

RM39.10 (from RM115)

Games Workshop’s beloved tabletop game gets the Total War treatment in this colourful RTS. If you want to see trolls battle it out with dragons as magic flies overhead and legions of troops clash in bloody combat, look no further.

Life is Strange

RM15.75 (from RM63)

A beguiling and beautiful interactive adventure with a clever time travel mechanic and cast of compelling characters. Well worth the price of a pint.

Football Manager 2017

RM35.70 (from RM105)

Sports Interactive’s annual update gets more in-depth and statty in each iteration - just don’t tell its millions of fans it’s just a bunch of spreadsheets, eh?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (GOTY Edition)

RM64.50 (from RM129)

Hundreds of hours of adventure, combat, exploration and dialogue awaits you in this definitive, all DLC-included edition of one of our favourite games of the last few years. If you haven’t already joined Geralt the Witcher on his quest, now’s the perfect time.

Dishonored 2

RM79 (from RM158)

A stylish, challenging stealth/FPS hybrid set in a beautifully fleshed-out world.

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