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Weekend Game Deals - Summer Sale vol. 2

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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 (opens in new tab) . 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) , Serious Sam 3: BFE for $9.99 (opens in new tab) , SSFIV: Arcade Edition for $9.99 (opens in new tab) , and Mass Effect 2 for $14.02 (opens in new tab) .

*Things change, so do double check!


GOG's has discounted its Kalypso catalog (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) is still going, and it currently sports some pretty attractive deals, including Mass Effect 3 for $29.99 (opens in new tab) and Dragon Age Origins for $8.99 (opens in new tab) .

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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
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers 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. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.