Steam Spring Event 2018 – 5 Games Worth BuyingGAMING
Steam is organizing a short “Spring Cleaning” event this weekend. Valve wants you to brush the dust off your older games, especially the ones you’ve never finished or even started. But a new event also means new discounts, so we’re here with some recommendations.
Probably the most interesting thing about this event is the set of games you can try out for free. It’s a neat list of old and new titles: Left 4 Dead 2, Castle Crashers, Borderlands 2, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, but also Cities: Skylines, Don’t Starve Together, Tyranny, Dead by Daylight and DiRT 4.
However, most of these games are also heavily discounted, so if you end up enjoying one, you might consider buying it straight away. There’s also plenty of other titles on Steam right now that are available for a lower price – and some are worth checking out. For that reason, here’s a short list of games that:
- Cost under 10 Euro/USD,
- You may not have been 100% convinced to try,
- Are not necessarily the newest,
- I have personally enjoyed playing.
Lords of the Fallen
This action RPG is a lighter take on the Dark Souls series with a really enjoyable combat system. The main protagonist, Harkyn, is a freed criminal who needs to save the human world from Rhogar Lords – monsters who serve the fallen god, Adyr.
Lords of the Fallen might not be as difficult as the game it was inspired by, but it still doesn’t lack challenging moments. It gives you some interesting ways to customize your combat style, rewards exploration and risk-taking by granting experience for more complex combo attacks during fights.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park somehow managed to create a parody of the RPG genre that in itself is a great RPG. If you’re a fan of the animated show, enjoy turn-based combat and don’t mind large amounts of crude humor, you’re going to have a lot of fun with this game. That said, if you find any of those things annoying, you might want to skip this one.
An amazing city-building simulation that constantly grows and evolves thanks to its passionate mod community. The base game already provides great sandbox gameplay, but if you download additional maps and mods from the Steam Workshop and buy the expansions, it can turn into a giant playground for your creativity. You won’t even realize that you’ve spent 5 hours setting up pavements and making sure there’s no traffic congestion in your city.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Satisfying combat, challenging encounters, and the nemesis system that can turn a mere orcish grunt into one of the warchiefs all make playing this game a simply great experience. Whether you’re a Tolkien fan or you just want to bash some orcish skulls in, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will leave you satisfied.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Ahoy! If you crave for a single-player pirate adventure with plenty of swashbuckling and shanty-singing, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a game for you! Considered by many the best instalment of the series, Black Flag introduces you to Edward Kenway, a privateer-turned-pirate who makes a stand against the Templar Order members that want to seize control over Caribbean islands.
The game shares many gameplay elements with other Assassin’s Creed games, but has a few unique features that vastly improve the whole experience. Sea battles and everything else that involves Jackdaw, your ship, have been executed brilliantly. If you somehow missed this part of the series, I really recommend giving it a go.
I hope you’ll find at least one of the above titles to your liking. As always, you’re more than welcome to share your selection of good deals in the comments below!