The Steam Summer Sale 2021 has started. As every year, Valve is offering its big discount campaign – and thousands of games are sometimes drastically reduced. In addition, there is even a special summer campaign that revolves around heroic stories.
As usual, we provide you with our special tips from the tangle of offers and of course the practical price comparison with other shops.
Der Pile of Shame: Before you buy wildly, there is the annual oracle warning: Consider your pile of shame! So if you’d rather gamble something off the list, our advice on how to destroy the Pile of Shame will help you.
When does the Steam Summer Sale 2021 start?
The Steam Summer Sale 2021 went live on June 24th, 2021 punctually at 7 p.m. As always, expect the servers to collapse first and the sale to take a few minutes (or more) to get going.
When does the Steam Summer Sale 2021 end?
Because this is one of the biggest sales of the year, the Steam Summer Sale runs until July 8th – the gates also close at 7 p.m.
Is there another special summer promotion?
Yes, you click your way through a series of little stories to earn special Steam Badges to reflect your choices. A nice game, no more and no less.
Which games are reduced?
Valve slams the discount stamp on thousands of games. Here you can read what we personally think is particularly worthwhile.
Genre: Multiplayer-Shooter | Release: August 2019 | Price: 20 dollars (-50 percent)
Hunt: Showdown – Fabian Siegismund’s favorite shooter
Hunt: Showdown is a masterpiece for shooter fans looking for a real challenge. Alone or with a partner or two, we go cowboy-style monster hunting in the swampy Louisiana of the late 19th century.
In the biblical post-apocalypse, other players try the same thing, which adds a merciless PvP component to the PvE monster hunt. The right tactics, precise shooting skills and strong nerves lead to success – bad luck, hesitation and tremors, on the other hand, lead to the permanent death of your own hunter and the loss of expensive equipment.
By the way, now is a good time to get into Hunt cheaply, as developer Crytek will soon be releasing a third map. Then the horror trip to Louisiana feels fresh and dangerous even in weeks and months.
Our test shows that Crytek’s return to the shooter business is a direct hit that barely touches the magical 90s rating:
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Hunt: Showdown – The best multiplayer shooter of 2019 so far
Halo: Master Chief Collection
Genre: Ego-Shooter | Release: December 2019 | Price: 20 dollars (-50 percent)
Halo 3 is out now for PC – Launch Trailer to upgrade the Master Chief Collection
Halo: Infinite is rolling closer and closer, but there is still time to catch up on one or the other title in the series. With the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and Halo 4 are now available in one large package.
Halo: Reach is particularly suitable as an introduction to the Master Chief Collection. You can find our test here:
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Halo: Reach put to the test – the perfect introduction
Football Manager 2021 – The most important innovations presented
Genre: Strategy game | Release: November 2020 | Price: 28 dollars (-50 percent)
Promoting your favorite Bundesliga club into the Champions League or managing a small club from the very bottom to the top of the table … all of this is possible in Football Manager 2021. You have control over tactics, line-up, training, youth development and are of course also on the sidelines during the game.
Numerous features related to team composition and the opportunities and pitfalls of the transfer market make Football Manager 2021 one of the best football strategy games on the market.
You can read how good that is and where nicknames are disturbing in the test by our football expert with the resounding name of Dennis Zirkler:
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Football Manager 2021 in the test: an easy win
More offers at the Steam Summer Sale
Aside from these three highlights, there are even more offers! There are other really good titles until July 8th reduced. These offers could be something for you:
F1 2020: Even if this year’s series part is already around the corner: If you don’t value the latest cars, you will get a full pack of motorsport at the highest level with F1 2020. In the My Team mode, you can even start your own Formula 1 team! (75 percent reduced)
- Batman: Arkham Collection: Gotham Needs You! In the guise of the legendary superhero you experience three crazy adventures, and pretty much every known villain is part of the party. Includes Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight. (80 percent reduced)
Sea of Thieves: Grab a ship and set off for new shores. Enjoy the pirate life to the fullest, loot treasure chests and board other players’ ships. Thanks to the latest DLC, you can even meet the legendary pirate Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. (33 percent reduced)
State of Decay 2 – Juggernaut Editon: In the survival game you have to fight against nasty zombies together with your fellow combatants. You have to wander tactically through the open game world, build your own base and defend it against advancing brain slurpers. (35 percent reduced)
Horizon: Zero Dawn – Complete Edition: Aloy’s first adventure has finally found its way to the PC, including the extensive DLC The Frozen Wilds. In a post-apocalyptic future, you must save the rest of humanity from a new threat. Especially the great open world with its crazy dinosaur robots is a highlight. (40 percent reduced)
Battlefield V – Definitive Edition: If you want to pass the waiting time until the latest Battlefield 2042 offshoot, you can grab the extensive edition of the last part on Steam. The definitive edition of the multiplayer shooter contains all content from the first two years of the game as well as all elite soldiers. (75 percent reduced)
Planet Coaster: Have you always wanted to build your own amusement park? Then Planet Coaster should be the fulfillment of your dreams, because there is hardly anything here that cannot be completely designed and implemented according to your ideas. Of course, you also have to manage your park so that the finances are right and you can create more daring roller coasters out of the ground. However, the operation requires training. (75 percent reduced)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (GOTY): Do you like a Japanese setting? Do you have a weakness for gripping, intense sword fights that demand everything from you? And do you like to bless the temporal really often? Then you should take a closer look at the current title of the Dark Souls creators. (50 percent reduced)
Deep Rock Galactic: It’s a tumultuous co-op sci-fi shooter. With up to three other player dwarves you explore procedurally generated caves that house endless hordes of alien monsters. Valuable resources are your goal. The highlight of the environment: It is completely destructible and allows players to find their own way to the goal. (50 percent reduced)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: The crazy bag badger only hopped through challenging levels on Sony’s consoles for a long time. Thanks to the new edition of the old games, PC gamers can now also play platformers. Keep in mind, however, that some sections have a certain potential for frustration. (50 percent reduced)
Price comparison at a glance
Of course, the games presented are not only available to buy on Steam. That’s why we list the offers here in a clear price comparison with GOG, the Humble Store and Gamesplanet.
Is the Steam Summer Sale to your liking this year? Do you strike or do you prefer to work off your pile of shame? Feel free to write us your thoughts in the comments!
If there is nothing for you, the free games for the weekend that we are collecting for you will of course be tempting again from tomorrow.