It’s that time of the year again. The steam summer sales are back with a huge range of lucrative deals across all genres of games, and as usual, buyers will have a tough time choosing the right game and most of us will end up buying games which will end up lying untouched in our libraries. So, we thought of making things easier for everyone by making a budget wise list of games that are definitely worth your money, and are less likely to remain untouched in your libraries.
This retro-styled game from Toby Fox is one of the best indie games out there. Undertale is a RPG where you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters. The game has received acclamation from fans and critics alike and is available at a price of 184 after 50% discount.
A game boasting an excellent art style and OST, along with tactical gameplay, Pyre is indeed one of the best indie titles released this year. Made by the developers behind the critically acclaimed Bastion and Transistor, Pyre is a game worth buying for people who liked it predecessors. A complete package filled with vivid visuals, mechanical combat, energizing audio and a stunning narrative, Pyre is undoubtedly Supergiant’s best game till date. Pyre is available at a discounted rate of Rs. 211.
Planescape: Torment- Enhanced Edition
Regarded as one of the best stories ever told in the video game medium, Planescape: Torment is an isometric Infinity Engine RPG developed by the legendary Black Isle Studios. Set in the Dungeons and Dragons Planes multiverse, Torment has you play as an immortal amnesiac finding the answer regarding his identity and existence. The 1999 RPG is filled with philosophical questions and has received the enhanced treatment recently. You can grab Planescape: Torment- Enhanced Edition for just Rs.141 if your’e ready to answer one of the most ambigious questions of all time, “what can change the nature of a man?”. Just be ready to read a lot….and we mean a ‘LOT’!
One of the best looter-shooters available in the market, Borderlands 2 is one of the few RPG-FPS hybrids which offers hundreds of hours of both single-player and co-op gameplay. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet. Gearbox’s second game in the Borderlands series is available at a price of 249 after 75% off.
If you are looking for a retro-styled action game, then, Terraria is worth giving a shot.Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is a unique gaming experience where both the journey and the destination are completely in the player’s control. The game delivers unique experiences to each player and boasts a 97% positive ratings and 89 score on Steam and Metacritic respectively. Terraria is available at a discounted price of 184 after 50% discount.
Developed by Diablo 2 veterans, this isometric ARPG is packed with enough content to make you relive the golden days of Diablo. Set in a grim post apocalyptic world, Grim Dawn lets bathe is the blood of hundreds upon thousands of enemies with badass weapons and skills. Combine that with 6 base class masteries, sweet loot, multi-classing, a faction system, great visuals, 4 player co-op and you’ve got one fine ARPG. You can now grab Grim Dawn for Rs.185, which is a steal if you ask us.
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make. Arkane Studios’ chart topping game is available at a price of 167 after 75% discount.
Furi is one of those few games that delivers completely on what it promises, i.e, epic boss battles and for a genre with this limited a scope, it does enough to surprise you and also gives you the thrills that this genre has to present. It takes a lot of elements from Dark Souls, as in long health bars, small maneuverable areas, memorizing the attack pattern of opponents etc, puts all these into a much more fast paced hybrid of twin stick shooting and 1v1 sort of hacky slashy close combat, and delivers a game that has you on your toes in all it’s fight sequences. Furi is available at a price of 211 after 60% discount.
Based on the iconic Aussie film series that launched Mel Gibson’s career, Avalanche’s open world post apocalyptic action game has three things in droves; atmosphere, an amazing hand to hand fighting system and vehicular mayhem. Play as the legendary Mad Max in his quest to retrieve the ‘black on black’ a vehicle that is iconic as the movies themselves. you can now bash raiders’ heads in, blow up their forts, upgrade Max and his garage full of awesome, yet impractical death machines and cause mayhem all over the wasteland just for Rs.247.
Mass Effect Collection
Mass Effect solidifed Bioware’s place in the halls of narrative-driven RPG’s. Step into the suit of commander Shepherd in this epic space opera, as you and your loyal teammates are faced with the Herculean task of saving the galaxy from a mysterious enemy. Do note that this collection doesn’t include the last game in the trilogy, as Mass Effect 3 is Origin exclusive. It is adviced to buy ME3 as well just so that you may get the full experience. After all, this is a series where your decisions in one game can impact the events of the next. You can grab the Mass Effect ‘collection’ for Rs. 192 now. Plus you can get most of the DLC packs for ME/ME2 for free from EA’s official website.