Weekend Game Deals - Summer Sale vol. 2


Looked broke, didn't I? Well, I wasn't. But it wasn't from lack of trying, I can tell you that. Actually, Steam's last sale put me in the red -- a debt I wasn't to repay for one year. When it came back, I went on what the forum posters refer to as "a roaring rampage of purchases." I roared, and I rampaged, and I got Civilization V for $7.49 . I've bought a hell of a lot of games to get to this point, but I've only one more weekend. The last one. The one I'm looking forward to right now. The only one left. And when I arrive at my destination, I am gonna spill bills.

The Steam Summer Sale ends on Sunday! Here are a few recommendations based on the sale at the time of writing:


Many of last week's deals have dissipated, but Amazon has made some nice additions to its discount roster, including several which beat Steam's current price*. A few of those are The Walking Dead for $14.99 , Serious Sam 3: BFE for $9.99 , SSFIV: Arcade Edition for $9.99 , and Mass Effect 2 for $14.02 .

*Things change, so do double check!


GOG's has discounted its Kalypso catalog by 50% for the weekend, meaning games like Tropico 3, Patrician 1+2, and Stronghold have crossed the threshold from considered purchase to impulse buy.


GameStop's own summer sale is still going, and it currently sports some pretty attractive deals, including Mass Effect 3 for $29.99 and Dragon Age Origins for $8.99 .

More game deals

If you find any great deals I missed, tell me I'm a fool in the comments! (Also post a link, if you'd like.)

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.