The Steam sale gems that get lost in the shuffle

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#1 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

been wanting to make this topic for a couple of days now, hopefully the mods are ok with it (being another Steam sale thread technically) but i think it serves a purpose, or I hope it does. I'll basically list any good deal that is on sale currently in the Steam sale, but that like the topic says, might get lost in the shuffle because they are not daily deals or show up in the main page. There is a lot of good stuff here for very good prices, and if anyone knows of any others, feel free to share. Prices may vary from region to region
 
The Maw + all the dlc - 75% for $2.99
Penny Arcade Adventures 1+2 - 85% off for $1.80 
Dreamfall + Longest Journey pack - 75% off for $6.24
Aquaria - 75% off for $5.00
Eschalon Book I - 75% off for $3.74
Eschalon Book II - 75% off for $4.99
Hammerfight - 75% off for $2.49
Time Gentlemen, Please + Ben there Dan That - 75% off for $1.24
Garry's Mod - 75% off for $2.49
Shatter - 75% off for $2.50
Greed Corp - 75% off for $2.49
Zen Bound 2 - 80% off for $1.00
Trine - 75% off for $4.99
Puzzle Bots - 75% off for $1.25
Nyx Quest - 75% off for $2.49
Chime - 75% off for $1.25
Eufloria - 75% off for $3.75
Bob Came In Peaces - 75% off for $2.50
Hinterland - 75% off for $2.49
Harvest Massive Encounter - 75% off for $2.49
And Yet It Moves - 75% off for $2.50
Everyday Shooter - 75% off for $2.50
Garshasp - 75% off for $2.50
Hacker Evolution Collection - 75% off for $4.99
Flight Control HD - 75% off for $1.25
Toki Tori - 75% off for $1.24
Ghost Master - 66% off for $1.69
Jolly Rover - 66% off for $3.40  
Machinarium - 66% off for $3.80
Mr.Robot - 75% off for $2.50
Faerie Solitaire - 75% off for $1.25
Samorost 2 - 66% off for $1.70
Cogs - 75% off for $2.50
Big Brain Wolf - 75% off for $2.50
Shadowgrounds Pack - 75% off for $4.99
Children Of The Nile Pack - 75% off for $3.12 
Paradox Fantasy Pack - 85% off for $7.99 (Includes Majesty Gold, Majest 2 and all DLC, Elven Legacy and all dlc) 
Star Ruler - 66% off for $6.80  
Nation Red - 66% off for $3.80
Creavures - 66% off for $3.40
Drakensang - 66% off for $6.79
Swords & Soldiers HD - 66% off for $3.40 
Lume - 66% off for $2.38
The Tiny Bang Story - 66% off for $3.40
Syberia Bundle
- 50% off for $7.49
Still Life Bundle - 50% off for $7.49
Solar 2 (jeff just did a QL on this) - 50% off for $4.99
Capsized - 50% off for $4.99
Detour - 50% off for $4.99  
Fortix 2 - 50% off for $4.99
Anomaly Warzone Earth - 50% off for $4.99
Nightsky - 50% off for $4.99 
Fate Of The World - 50% off for $4.99
World Of Goo - 50% off for $4.99
VVVVVV - 50% off for $2.49
Altitude - 50% off for $4.99
Eversion - 50% off for $2.49
Dark Sector - 50% off for $4.99 (man, i wish this was 75% off, i would double dip in a second, loved it on 360 :/)
Atom Zombie Smasher - 50% off for $4.99
Ancients Of Ooga - 50% off for $4.99
 
The Odd Box - 66% off for $5.09 (i put this seperate because there is a chance that its STILL broken, some people say it is, some say its mostly fixed, so there)
 
Hopefully this helps someone find these games that they might have otherwised missed, because these big Steam sales are just as much about smaller indy games as they are about big daily deals. peace, will keep updating the OT

 

#2 Posted by PerryVandell (2103 posts) -

Thank you kind sir, I just picked up the Penny Arcade Adventures thanks to your post!

#3 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

I really wish I had a gaming computer.

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#4 Posted by MachoFantastico (4687 posts) -

Dreamfall + The Longest Journey pack I vouch for, two of my personal favourite adventure games. The Longest Journey especially was pretty amazing back in the day.

#5 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3484 posts) -

I wish I had more money.

#6 Posted by MB (12408 posts) -

What's really messed up is that I went to buy a couple of these games and discovered I already owned them...from buying them in Indie packs during previous Steam sales...and never even installed them.

Sigh.

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#7 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

after a quck-ish runthrough of all the stuff marked 5bucks or less, thats about what i found. I tried to stick with only big discounts like 75% upward because most likely that means it wont go any lower than that. there's some good stuff for 50% that i didnt list that might go higher... hmm, i might make a seperate section for those (stuff like the syberia pack, the still live pack, Anomaly, etc). Let me do that now ^_^

#8 Posted by MEATBALL (3241 posts) -

I always wanted to play Stubbs the Zombie, I didn't even realise it was on Steam. Thanks!

#9 Posted by reddin (418 posts) -

I'm definitely picking up The Longest Journey pack before the sale ends.

Another good one is Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodlinesDoesn't seem like a deal until you realize that the game is never on sale. Also it's a great deal at any price.

I'm still hoping for a miracle to happen and those games becoming daily deals, but they'll definitely be mine on the last day.

#10 Edited by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Yeah, like I really needed to find out about more Steam games on sale (ow my wallet).

I don't know whether to be sincere or sarcastic when I say "Thanks a lot". I'm leaning toward the former but only barely.

#11 Posted by Barrock (3533 posts) -

Should I wait on Vampire: The Masquerade? Any chance of a daily deal?

#12 Edited by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

This is the first time I have actually taken advantage of a Steam sale; I've got 4 games so far. Too bad I bought Solar 2 like five days before the sale...I lost three dollars!

#13 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

finished for now, my eyes are killing me so i need to step the fuck away from the computer LOL. I'm not adding Vampire because that's a measly 33% discount (basically what every activision game has) for a 7 year old game. Also, it might get a daily deal. Anyway, hope it helps some folks. Will update as needed.

#14 Posted by Rowr (5657 posts) -

hah I clicked on dark sector before realising that it was banned from Australia.

#15 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@Rowr said:

hah I clicked on dark sector before realising that it was banned from Australia.

if you need it let me know, can always gift it to you and you get me something on steam for 5bucks
#16 Posted by reddin (418 posts) -

@Barrock: It's always a good idea to wait for the daily deals, although I would say that the chances are slim.

#17 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

heads up, Stubbs might possibly be fucking BROKEN. I cant start it for shit, trying to find a fix. I fear $2.50 down the drain
 
edit: there doesnt even seem to be a fix for it, wtf... removing the link from the list. Can i even be assed to ask for a refund on a $2.50 game tho >_>
edit 2: i actually did put in a ticket, let's see what happens :P hey man, thats $2.50 that could into something else :( no idea how this process actually works, i assume they'll email be eventually

#18 Posted by StarvingGamer (8239 posts) -

@Rhaknar: Whelp thanks, nothing like a Steam sale to get me to buy a game again for the first time.

#19 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

Can any confirm if Oddworld: Strangers Wrath runs on Steam? I want to try that game out but not if it's broken. 

#20 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

err guys, Aquaria is fucking awesome. Its metroidvania underwater. its like Ecco The Dolphin meets Metroid >_> why have i never heard of this game before? Easily among the best 5 bucks / euros youll spend on this sale

#21 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

@reddin said:

I'm definitely picking up The Longest Journey pack before the sale ends.

Another good one is Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodlinesDoesn't seem like a deal until you realize that the game is never on sale. Also it's a great deal at any price.

I'm still hoping for a miracle to happen and those games becoming daily deals, but they'll definitely be mine on the last day.

Crap! I just bought that at full price(€20) a week ago..Damn you, Activision!

#22 Posted by project343 (2825 posts) -
@Rhaknar: Duder, you're amazing. Bookmarked for the week.
#23 Posted by EuanDewar (4924 posts) -

lol Garshasp.

#24 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

Seeing as there aren't anymore Pennyarcade games, I guess its a good time to get them now. 

#25 Posted by RepThePlantDawg420 (131 posts) -

fuk ya. the maw!

#26 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

dont really like to tell people what to buy... but again, Aquaria is awesome. if you have ANY interest in metroidvania style games, this is ridiculous for 5bucks. I wonder how long the game is, the maps are gigantic every time i find a new zone (2 hours in, the game really picks up when you can actually shoot shit about 1 hour in heh)

#27 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Thanks for letting me know of the terrific price for the Penny Arcade games, always wanted to try it

#28 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
err guys, Aquaria is fucking awesome. Its metroidvania underwater. its like Ecco The Dolphin meets Metroid >_> why have i never heard of this game before? Easily among the best 5 bucks / euros youll spend on this sale
Bought it, thanks.
#29 Posted by onarum (2087 posts) -

You consider garshasp a gem? really?I mean really?

#30 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
Chime - 75% off for $1.25

Anybody who doesn't get this, if they don't have chime already, is a lunatic. My go to puzzle game.

#31 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@onarum said:

You consider garshasp a gem? really?I mean really?

Garshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasp!

#32 Posted by AlisterCat (5567 posts) -

@zudthespud said:

Chime - 75% off for $1.25

Anybody who doesn't get this, if they don't have chime already, is a lunatic. My go to puzzle game.

The UI designer for that game came in and spoke to my class at University. I love it.

#33 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

What's the best way to find these gems as they pop up? Browsing the store for hidden bargains feels clunky.

#34 Posted by RoujinX (419 posts) -

I bought 'Back to the Future' the day before the sale started. Sadness...
#35 Posted by onarum (2087 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
dont really like to tell people what to buy... but again, Aquaria is awesome. if you have ANY interest in metroidvania style games, this is ridiculous for 5bucks. I wonder how long the game is, the maps are gigantic every time i find a new zone (2 hours in, the game really picks up when you can actually shoot shit about 1 hour in heh)
Heh, I read your comment, checked my steam library and bam, there it is, I love when this happens, have no idea how it got there though, I think it may have something to do with a Humble indie pack I bought at some point, gonna check it out eventually.
#36 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

@Galiant said:

What's the best way to find these gems as they pop up? Browsing the store for hidden bargains feels clunky.

Prices on stuff really won't change unless it's in a daily deal. So the best way is to go through the whole catalog for an hour or two and note anything you take a liking too down. Wait for a daily deal on that, then by the end of the sale if the daily never comes buy whatever you want that you don't already have.

#37 Posted by reddin (418 posts) -

@Galiant: There's sites like Steam Game Sales that present it in a slightly less cumbersome way, but there's just so much..

#38 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

actually Gasrshasp isnt THAT bad, but i have a low tolerence for games that cost less than a hamburger. I only put it there because it was so cheap, but whatever.

#39 Posted by wh1terav3n (659 posts) -

Time to buy more games I will never. Ever. Play.

#40 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

I really shouldn't. I don't even have a computer. I should be saving up my money to buy crappy Game Boy games.

#41 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Yes to Aquaria, not really to NyxQuest. I played the latter on the Wii when it originally came out and there were zero reviews available, and it wasn't too memorable.

#42 Posted by Driadon (2998 posts) -

A few more I'd like to point out:

Star Ruler Which takes the RTS-ness of Sins of a Solar Empire and blends in more of the Masters of Orion depth. I freaking love it so far.

Space Rangers 2 a VERY Eastern-Bloc game, taking a 2D style space-sim-ish game and making it turn based, much like the first two Fallout's. From what I've played, it's pretty cool.

Rome: Total War Complete While Rome Total War needs no introduction, this package is currently priced the same as Rome: T W Gold, but contains the Alexander expansion.

#43 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

@Rhaknar said:

Eversion - 50% off for $2.49

This game needs more love. Check it out, people.

When is the last day of this sale again?

#44 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -
@LordAndrew: July 10th
#45 Posted by BC_ (168 posts) -

Awesome thread, thanks for the effort!

#46 Posted by Capum15 (4901 posts) -
@Driadon said:

A few more I'd like to point out:

Star Ruler Which takes the RTS-ness of Sins of a Solar Empire and blends in more of the Masters of Orion depth. I freaking love it so far.


Wait, really? I've always wanted to try Sins, and I've heard about MoO when looking for GalCiv2 stuff. $6.80 is pretty good for that.
 
So is it more RTS or 4X?
 
Also, @BC_ said:
Awesome thread, thanks for the effort!
What he said. I took a look through the catalog earlier but this is much better.
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#47 Posted by Driadon (2998 posts) -

@Capum15: It's much more 4X, with all the planet, ship, research, ect. management. Plus it has a big ass ship builder that lets you design on any scale you want (Though, keeping in mind that a ship as big as a star system is going to take hours of in game time)

#48 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

Yes to Aquaria, not really to NyxQuest. I played the latter on the Wii when it originally came out and there were zero reviews available, and it wasn't too memorable.

i actually completely agree on Nyxquest, i didnt like it at all, but some people seem to really like it. And like Garshasp, its quite 75% off.
 
4 hours into Aquaria, fair warning, the maps are huge (i said that earlier but it needs to be said again)... if the exploration part of metroidvania games bums you out, there is A LOT of that here. Im loving it, but i thought i should give that warning.
 
Edit: added Ghost Master for 1.69bucks, looks kinda cool actually, reminds me of some genesis game i cant quite put my finger on, its on the tip of my tongue... anyway, 81 metacritic (yeah yeah lolmetacritic but still), might be cool?
#49 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@Driadon said:

A few more I'd like to point out:

Star Ruler Which takes the RTS-ness of Sins of a Solar Empire and blends in more of the Masters of Orion depth. I freaking love it so far.

Space Rangers 2 a VERY Eastern-Bloc game, taking a 2D style space-sim-ish game and making it turn based, much like the first two Fallout's. From what I've played, it's pretty cool.

Rome: Total War Complete While Rome Total War needs no introduction, this package is currently priced the same as Rome: T W Gold, but contains the Alexander expansion.

added Star Rules to the OT, but not the other 2. Space Rangers is 10bucks and if i start adding 10bucks games the list will be neverending. and Rome is only 33% off, which is not really the purpose of the thread. But, your post is here anyway for anyone that wants to snatch those deals :D
#50 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

I still have no urge (so far) to buy anything, that will change im sure.

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