This week, the Midweek Madness is actually extremely packed. There are dozens of discounted games on Steam, for example the full Call of Duty series (which we are excluding here because the meager 25 percent discounts for such old games are just a bit meager). So that you can pick out the most exciting candidates from this jumble of offers, we are reducing the pool to 20 editorial recommendations.
A few more discounts should still be mentioned as an “Honorable Mention”: For example, Deus Ex, Deponia and other Daedalic adventures, Supreme Commander, the old Thief parts, all Sonic games, all Worms games and all Borderlands games are greatly reduced. Parts. So, now let’s get down to business.
Highlight of the week: Elex
Elex 2 in the big gameplay reveal: This is what the role-playing game looks like
Genre: RPG | Release: October 17, 2017 | developer: Piranha Bytes | Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | GameStar rating: 85 | price: 10 dollars (reduced by 80 percent) | Valid until: August 5th, 7pm
A large part of the GameStar community loves Gothic, Piranha Bytes – and therefore also Elex. The post-apocalypse science fiction fantasy role-playing game not only mixes various genres, but also inherits the strengths of the old Gothic games: As an absolute nobody you fight your way through a harsh world with a dense atmosphere, defend yourself against murderous monsters and make decisions even which of the factions you want to join.
Elex lives classic fantasy virtues: you complete quests, pump points into the talents you want to learn and explore a huge open world full of exciting secrets and stories. Unlike in Gothic, you are not limited to the sword, but can also fire with a plasma rifle. For 10 dollars, the role play is definitely worth it – especially with regard to the successor.
Even if the release date of Elex 2 is still a bit of a bone of contention, we definitely know: Anyone who played the predecessor will get a lot more out of Elex 2. You can find this and much more information in our handy overview of Elex 2.
More exciting offers
So, now let’s take a deep breath to serve you all the other interesting offers that can be found on Steam this week in the same breath. As always, take a look at the price table below to check other providers. And checks whether the respective game is not in the Microsoft Game Pass are. This is the case with Two Point Hospital, for example.
- Synthetic: Legion Rising: A funky roguelite shooter for fans of classic arcade shootings. Costs 4 dollars (reduced by 80 percent).
- Crown Trick: Also a roguelite, but as a turn-based dungeon crawler. Reduced by 40 percent to 12 dollars.
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker: We have no idea about Naruto, but let’s say that fans of the anime get a good trick here for 5 dollars (90 percent discount). However, this is only valid for a few hours!
- Ghostrunner: A tough cyberpunk mix of parkour, hand-to-hand combat and high-tech gadgets. Reduced by 50 percent to 15 dollars, but can be played for free until August 5th in the evening.
- Project Cars 3: Third part of the previous racing simulation, which now drifts more towards the arcade runabout. Reduced by 70 percent to 18 dollars.
- Sonic Mania: You liked the old sonics? Then you get an unbeatable offer here for 2 dollars. The 90 percent discount will expire on the evening of August 4th, so hurry up.
- The Outer Worlds: Obsidian’s Fallout alternative feels like it’s on sale every week – but that’s not bad. Costs 20 dollars (67 percent discount).
- Battlefield 1: In parallel to the gift campaign for Prime customers, Battlefield 1 is also heavily discounted in the Steam Store. For 5 dollars you get the world war shooter reduced by 88 percent. And the player numbers are pretty good right now.
- Papers, Please: What looks like the dry, everyday simulation of a border guard is in truth a masterpiece. Reduced by 50 percent to EUR 4.50.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy: The new edition of the 3D platforming classics is available for 14 dollars, 65 percent off.
- Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy: If you like nosebags more than dragons, you can also get the Crash Bandicoot trilogy with a 50 percent discount as an alternative. Cost: 20 dollars.
- Unrailed: You play a couple of sad interns who have to lay train tracks in co-op in no time – while the train is already on them. Absolutely funky party fun, comparable to overcooked. Costs just 9 dollars (reduced by 55 percent).
- Two Point Hospital: A really cool hospital management simulation, currently available for around 9 dollars (reduced by 75 percent).
- Tricky Towers: Also a party game where friendships and relationships can break. You have to compete to build turrets – and a lot can go wrong in the process. Literally. Costs 5 dollars, 66 percent discount.
- Worms W.M.D.: All Worms parts are reduced, but let’s take the last big 2D appearance of the trigger-happy worms as an example. Costs 6 dollars, is 80 percent discounted.
- Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments: One of the best adventure games of the last 10 years – and the highlight of Frogware’s Holmes series. Reduced by 80 percent to 6 dollars.
- Borderlands 2 GOTY: The Borderlands games are currently cheap. And Borderlands 2 is really, really good. With all DLCs you currently pay 10 dollars (78 percent discount).
- Weapon 3: What could be nicer than a tough military simulation in the summer slump? Good, probably a lot, but Arma 3 is still great and costs only 7 dollars until August 9 (75 percent discount).
All offers in price comparison
Because we know how much you love tables, all 20 offers are here again in a price comparison with the most important shops.
So that was quite a pile. Did we miss an important offer? Please write us in the comments!