The Best Cheap Deals Under $5 from the Steam Summer Sale
Endless entertainment for the cost of an cheap burger.
The Steam Summer Sale has returned to empty our collective wallets and overflow our backlogs. There are thousands and thousands of incredible games with equally amazing discounts, and you can get some for less than $5 US. These are some of the best deals you’ll find on Steam.
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Titanfall 2: $4.79 down from $29.99
One of the best FPS games of the past decade, Titanfall 2 is the complete package. An excellent, if short, story campaign, a full suite of PvE and PvP modes, and probably the best shooting mechanics in any modern game on the market. The multiplayer is a little slow in the vanilla game, but the Northstar mod retains the small and dedicated community of players.
Fallout New Vegas: $2.99 down from $9.99
Despite a slew of bugs and issues, New Vegas remains one of if not the best Fallout games from the past few decades. A vast open world, fantastic writing, an evolution of the solid combat and RPG mechanics of Fallout 3, and far more charm than its predecessor all combine to make a game worth the price. Add in the robust modding scene, and New Vegas might never end.
DOOM (2016): $4.99 down from $19.99
There isn’t much about DOOM (2016) that hasn’t already been said. You will slay demons by the motherlode to one of gaming’s best soundtracks, enjoying the feeling of being a living demigod fueled by rage and the screams of the damned. Also, the gunplay is almost unrivaled, and the game even runs on the Switch, so your PC or Steam Deck is unlikely to have any issues hitting a buttery framerate.
Transistor: $3.99 down from $19.99
Years before Hades showed just how amazing Supergiant Games could be given time and budget; Transistor was an example of a tightly-designed, well-written, beautiful world with a story that carried real emotional weight. If you enjoyed Hades at all, you owe it to yourself to play not only Transistor but also Pyre and Bastion. Supergiant has yet to put out anything below the highest quality.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: $4.49 down from $29.99
The sequel to Human Revolution, Mankind Divided expands and improves upon many aspects that made the first game great. The world is elegantly and intricately designed. Despite its inconsistencies, the story is one of the best of its year, and the amount of freedom it affords the player to deal with situations is top-notch.
Darkest Dungeon: $3.74 down from $24.99
The Lovecraftian rogue-lite is complex, dark, and endlessly replayable with a surprisingly satisfying PvP mode. With Darkest Dungeon 2 recently released, the first game won’t be receiving many updates for the foreseeable future. However, the original still has hundreds of hours of dungeon exploration content, tactical turn-based combat, and a seemingly endless supply of eldritch horrors to test your mettle.