Steam Winter Sale 2018 – 10 Games Worth BuyingGAMING
The Steam Winter Sale 2018 has begun, and as usual it is easy to miss some precious gems. Let me suggest 10 titles that might be worth your attention.
To narrow down the list, I used four criteria:
- Games at a moderately low price,
- You may not be 100% convinced to try them,
- Aren’t always the newest games,
- I have personally enjoyed playing them.
The titles listed here are in no particular order.
Doom Eternal is on the way, but its predecessor is still very fresh in its
The Talos Priciple
Who would think that the creators of Serious Sam – a rather mindless (but very enjoyable) series of shooters – would come up with such a profound game. It is about solving riddles and the plot touches on the topics of existence, moral problems with AI, self-awareness, faith and the definition of humanity. It might sound heavy, but it’s not served in an overwhelming way. If you like a challenge, the riddles (and especially bonus tasks) can be more demanding than the ones in Portal 2, for example. My only complaint is about the endings – I expected a little more from them.
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
One of the shining examples that crowdfunded games can actually be good. Fans of turn-based tactical and unforgiving games may rejoice. Wasteland features a climatic post-nuclear setting, but with a little more serious and realistic
Layers of Fear
In a nutshell, it is a “walking sim” horror – but a really good one. The plot revolves around art and madness and it drives the game really well. Layers of Fear is a rather short experience, but at
What Remains of Edith Finch
What a weird game… in a positive way, of course. It tells a very intriguing story of a cursed family plagued by many deaths, but at the same
This title had some issues with music rights, but now it celebrates a great comeback to Steam. Alan Wake features great atmosphere of mystery-shrouded small town inspired by Twin Peaks or Stephen King novels. It achieves this through a good combination of setting, plot
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Buy it, put headphones on and just experience it. It is a fantastic game with great atmosphere and a mature approach to psychological problems. You may find it worth noting that the creators of the game have done everything by themselves. They’ve managed to release it without any publisher support, which is even more impressive.
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
It is highly possible that you have played or at least heard of Dishonored or its sequel. Dark Messiah was created by the same team and you can clearly see that it gave them a lot of experience for the following Dishonored. Although it is just a spin-off of the Might & Magic series, I can honestly say that I would like to see more spin-offs of such quality. For its time it was really a breakthrough and it still holds well. It is fantastic how many combat options are in it. Sadly, the game never got very popular. When the demo was released I played it 20 times together with a friend at my side, and we experimented like crazy and enjoyed it each end every time.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Gameplay-wise it’s nothing outstanding. But the main trait of Valiant Hearts is the story and the First World War setting. There are very few good games that touch upon this subject. Battlefield 1 is of course a solid game, but it is a very poor representation of the WWI reality. Despite having more cartoonish aesthetics, in my opinion Valiant Hearts is a much better attempt at showing the horror of this conflict. Although all the “boss” fights unnecessarily devalue this feeling.
Just another high quality, totally crazy Japanese slasher. This time the main character is a lewd librarian. If you are a fan of Devil May Cry 3 or alike, you should be satisfied – Bayonetta is fast-paced, skill-demanding and packed with absurd action. It’s a real shame that Bayonetta 2 was never released on PC and probably never will be.
I hope that you will find at least one title from the above list to your liking. Choose wisely and enjoy!