The highly anticipated Steam Summer Sale is almost upon the gaming community. In fact, the massive sale begins today June 23, 2022 and is expected to last until July 7, 2022. For PC gamers everywhere, this is the best time of the year as they prepare their wallets for a crazy few weeks.
Since the Steam Summer Sale is one of the biggest Steam events of the year, gamers can definitely expect to see big discounts this time around as well. Interestingly, these discounts will be available on all game types, ranging from lesser-known indie titles to AAA titles. Here are some of the best games to watch that will likely be heavily discounted for the event.
Ten games that could be featured in the 2022 Steam Summer Sale
1) The wonders of Tiny Tina
The latest installment in Gearbox Software’s FPS/RPG series, Borderlands, is coming soon to Steam. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands takes players back to the fantasy realm of Bunkers & Badasses. Get ready for a new loot shooter adventure with new mechanics based on the familiar and iconic gameplay style of Borderlands 3.
The game is expected to go live later today and will likely coincide with the Steam 2022 Summer Sale.
2) Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
The recent Director’s Cut update for Hideo Kojima’s “bit-like” third-person adventure, released in 2019, seems to have improved the game even further. Playing as Sam Bridges, your mission is to give hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America. The game had a controversial release for its “walking simulator” elements. However, it was also praised for its engaging storytelling and unique concepts.
3) Elden Ring
FromSoftware’s latest epic is Elden RIng, an all-new open-world RPG made in collaboration with acclaimed novelist George RR Martin. The fantasy hack & slash features the vast danger-filled realm of The Lands Between. The Japanese developers certainly brought their A-game for this title as it’s an amazing buildup of their experience from the iconic Souls series. Challenging boss fights mixed with an interesting world full of secrets await players who try this title.
4) Golden Persona 4
With the news that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 5 Royal are coming to PC, now is the perfect time to revisit the 2020 port of Persona 4 Golden. The PS Vita remaster of the iconic PlayStation 2 game updates the title’s old visuals and adds new content. Players will be able to explore the serene town of Inaba and deal with a supernatural murder-mystery plot while engaging in dungeon crawling and social simulation elements. The PC port further enhances the remaster and brings the popular JRPG series to Steam gamers.
5) Sekiro: shadows die twice
Yet another FromSoftware experience, this time players control a shinobi in ancient Japan ruled by the supernatural. As a stealth action-adventure game, there are different areas to explore and challenging enemies to fight. The skill-based combat requires precision and practice to defeat the various bosses along the way. Can you emerge victorious against corrupt beasts and hostile warriors?
6) Prey (2017)
Arkane Studios’ acclaimed 2017 sci-fi RPG reintroduces the immersive simulation gene to modern audiences. As Morgan Yu, players find themselves aboard a space station filled with dangerous alien creatures. True to the genre, Prey gives players the freedom to approach problems differently or even bypass them altogether. Stealth, makeshift platforming, hacking, and direct combat, there’s definitely something here for everyone.
7) Yakuza: like a dragon
The latest entry in SEGA’s popular Yakuza series takes the franchise in a whole new direction. Beat ’em up gameplay is phased out in favor of turn-based combat in this installment. Players can control the protagonist Ichiban and his party in strategic battles against enemies using numerous over-the-top skills and abilities. On top of that, it still retains Yakuza’s signature humor, aesthetic, and world exploration.
8) Weird West
With Weird West being the first game from former members of Arkane at WolfEye Studios, this action RPG combines Old West aesthetics with the occult for a rather interesting and immersive simulation showcase. There are a range of different characters to command, each with their own storyline, playstyle, and abilities. Additionally, the game world is very reactive with different objects interacting with each other and player choices having consequences.
9) Hollow Knight
Team Cherry’s universally praised 2017 Metroidvania game continues to be one of the best games of its genre available on Steam. As a brave insect warrior, the knight explores the vast labyrinthine network of tunnels and chambers. Each biome presents its own enemies, bosses, challenges and all must be overcome with the nail at hand. For those who haven’t experienced the perils of Hallownest yet, chances are they can get their hands on this title during the Steam Summer Sale.
10) Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red found itself embroiled in controversy with the launch of the highly anticipated open-world sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The game had a turbulent time in development and was plagued with technical issues at launch. However, a large majority of these issues have been resolved at this point, especially on PC, so Steam users need not worry. The first-person journey puts players in the shoes of V, a mercenary for hire who finds himself in a race against time after a bad heist in the megalopolis known as Night City.
Taking inspiration from games like Deus Ex, players can use a variety of playstyles and techniques (like hacking) to take down enemies across the story-rich and expansive open world.