Forget your trip to the beach! Steam’s Summer Sale has just launched with thousands of games on PC up for grabs at a discount. We’ve picked out 40 of our Indie favourites for you to snap up through until July 9th!
Don’t forget to get on board with Steam’s Grand Prix minigame this year, rewarding participants with rewards, and even free games!
Two Point Hospital – £12.49 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
A reimagining of the classic 1997 Hospital management sim – Theme Hospital – Design stunning hospitals, cure peculiar illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County.
Darkest Dungeon – £5.69 – 70% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?
Hollow Knight – £6.59 – 40% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.
Slay the Spire – £9.74 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Slay the Spire fuses card games and roguelikes together to make one of the best single player deckbuilders around. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!
Sonic Mania – £5.09 – 66% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Sonic Mania – the all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.
Stardew Valley – £8.79 – 20% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
For any of you crazy enough to not own this yet – You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?
Undertale – £2.79 – 60% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
UNDERTALE! The RPG game where you don’t have to destroy anyone! You really should give this a try at such a cheap price.
Astroneer – £17.84 – 25% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Astroneer is a planetary exploration game from System Era Softworks. The player (or players) takes on the role of an “astroneer” in the 25th century, hired by a mining conglomerate to explore and exploit various planets. The rest is up to you!
Baba Is You – £7.79 – 30% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Baba Is You is a puzzle game where the rules you have to follow are present as blocks you can interact with. By manipulating them, you can change how the game works, re-purpose things you find in the levels and cause surprising interactions!
A Hat In Time – £11.49 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D platformer featuring a little girl who stitches hats for wicked powers! Freely explore giant worlds and recover Time Pieces to travel to new heights!
My Friend Pedro – £13.17 – 15% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. It’s newly released, so 15% is a nice reduction.
The Forest – £9.29 – 40% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.
Into The Breach – £5.69 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the creators of FTL.
Faster Than Light – £1.74 – 75% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
This “spaceship simulation roguelike-like” allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat. Also the music’s amazing.
Arizona Sunshine – £11.09 – 60% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Built exclusively for VR, Arizona Sunshine puts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test in VR – putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling than ever before.
Muse Dash – £2.39 – 20% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Play as characteristic Heroines, Dash through fairy tale like stages, Dancing to the rhythm and beats, Kick those silly cute enemies into outer space!
Pyre – £6.19 – 60% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode
Celeste – £8.99 – 40% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.
Firewatch – £3.74 – 75% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
Don’t Starve Together – £4.39 – 60% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Don’t Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game Don’t Starve. Superb fun with friends.
The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth – £7.36 – 33% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures. This stunning game helped define roguelites, and helped launch the genre’s popularity.
AMID EVIL – £12.39 – 20% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
A retro FPS for the ages! Once branded a HERETIC. Now YOU have been chosen as our champion! Reclaim our sacred weapons. Take back our ancient lands. If you can stand… AMID EVIL.
Crypt Of The Necrodancer – £2.19 – 80% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!
Return of the Obra Dinn – £13.49 – 10% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Return of the Obra Dinn is set aboard a fictional East India Company Ghost ship in the early 1800s whose crew and passengers have all mysteriously died or disappeared, with the game’s objective being to discover how. This game is never on sale, so worth getting with a 10% discount while you can.
The Witness – £7.49 – 75% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. The rest I leave to you. Amazing game from Jonathan Blow.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – £12.49 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Bafta Award winning.
What Remains of Edith Finch – £6.74 – 55% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Bafta Award winning.
Little Nightmares – £4.79 – 70% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.
Wargroove – £10.71 – 33% off – Steam Rating – Mostly Positive
Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, an Advance Wars inspired strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools!
The Talos Principle – £4.49 – 85% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).
SOMA – £3.44 – 85% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent comes SOMA, a sci-fi horror game set below the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Struggle to survive a hostile world that will make you question your very existence.
Moonlighter – £7.74 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Mostly Positive
Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.
Foxhole – £8.99 – 40% off – Steam Rating – Mostly Positive
Foxhole is a massively multiplayer game where you will work with hundreds of players to shape the outcome of a persistent online war. Every individual soldier is a player that contributes to the war effort through logistics, base building, reconnaissance, combat, and more.
The Messenger – £10.84 – 30% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
Finding Paradise – £2.79 – 60% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
A story-driven adventure spanning a lifetime, following two doctors traversing through a dying man’s memories to fulfill his last wish.
Iconoclasts – £10.49 – 40% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Join renegade mechanic Robin and uncover the secrets of a dying planet. Explore a big world filled with intricate puzzles, interesting characters and menacing bosses in a beautiful platform adventure that tells a personal story about faith, purpose and the challenge of helping people.
Thimbleweed Park – £7.49 – 50% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
In Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems. Switch between five playable characters to uncover the surreal secrets of this strange town in a modern mystery adventure game from the creators of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. The deeper you go, the weirder it gets.
Prison Architect – £5.94 – 75% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
Build and Manage A Maximum Security Prison! What can go wrong!?
APE OUT – £7.69 – 30% off – Steam Rating – Very Positive
APE OUT is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz.
Glass Masquerade – £1,39 – 65% off – Steam Rating – Overwhelmingly Positive
Welcome to Glass Masquerade – an artistic puzzle game inspired by Art Deco & stained glass artisans of the 20th century. You need to combine hidden glass pieces to unveil clocks and themes exhibited by various cultures of the world at the ‘International Times Exhibition’ – an interactive electronic show
We really struggled just to pick 40! Steam are once again putting on one heck of a sale, so explore, have fun, and let us know on Twitter what bargains you’ve found.
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