The popular PC gaming platform, Steam, is well-known for its frequent sales, as they often feature some of the best deals in gaming. Gamers often use these sales to pick up titles they may have previously chosen to pass on, or games they have already played on a console that they’d now like to experience on PC. Gamers can rejoice once again because Steam’s annual Spring sale has begun, and the platform is offering significant discounts on some of the best titles from the last decade, from now until March 23 at 10 a.m. PT.
There is a multitude of discounted games being sold during Steam’s Spring sale this year, so gamers may feel a bit overwhelmed upon their first examination of the list. However, there are some titles that stand out among the rest. With that in mind, here are five of the best games in a variety of genres that Steam is currently selling at a reduced price.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is One of the Best Star Wars Games Ever Made
On sale for $3.99 (regular price $39.99; 90% off)
With the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor just around the corner, there has never been a better time to pick up its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The story of Jedi: Fallen Order takes place five years after the Great Jedi Purge that began with Order 66. Cal Kestis, a young Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge, sets out on a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order while learning new skills along the way. The Star Wars adventure was released on November 15, 2019, to favorable reviews, with many critics praising the game’s intriguing exploration and engaging combat.
Although the Standard Edition of the game is $3.99, the Deluxe Edition, which includes cosmetic skins for BD-1 and the Stinger Mantis, is on sale for only a dollar more, making it more than worth the purchase. As Jedi: Survivor will pick up five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order, it is highly recommended that any players who have yet to play it take advantage of this deal before the sequel releases on April 27, 2023.
Stellaris Is a Grand Strategy Game for Space Lovers
On sale for $9.99 (regular price $39.99; 75% off)
When it comes to Grand Strategy games, the developers at Paradox Development Studio truly know what they’re doing. While the developer has been widely recognized for its titles in the genre like Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings, its space-exploration game Stellaris has proven to be its most successful title yet. Stellaris combines the mysteries of deep space exploration with diplomacy and intense interstellar warfare. The game is procedurally generated as well, which allows for an infinite number of galaxies to discover.
The Standard Edition of Stellaris is currently on sale for $9.99, a whopping 75% off its regular price of $39.99. That being said, the Galaxy Edition, which includes an exclusive alien race, is available for a couple of dollars more at $12.49. Any fans of Grand Strategy games, especially those set in space, should grab this title before the sale ends.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Brings Fresh Combat to the Soulslike Genre
On sale for $29.99 (regular price $59.99; 50% off)
There is no denying that the Soulslike genre has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade, as it offers such an enticing challenge that even casual gamers are drawn to it. Although it began in 2009 with the release of FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls, it wasn’t until the release of Dark Souls in 2011 that the genre really began to take off. Eight years later, FromSoftware released Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to universal acclaim, as it revolutionized Soulslike combat and brought stealth mechanics to the genre.
The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Game of the Year Edition is currently on sale for $29.99, which is 50% off its regular price of $59.99. As a bonus, the GOTY edition of the game includes new boss challenge modes and three unlockable cosmetic skins. Fans of the Soulslike genre, as well as any gamers looking for a decent challenge, shouldn’t pass up this incredible deal.
Deep Rock Galactic Is a Surprise FPS Hit for Fans of Minecraft
On sale for $9.89 (regular price $29.99; 67% off)
From the moment it went into Steam Early Access, Deep Rock Galactic has steadily risen in popularity, now being considered one of the best games in the FPS Looter Shooter genre. It is often described as “Minecraft with Dwarves,” but it evolves Minecraft‘s formula by including atmospheric elements and challenging gameplay that the development team says was inspired by Left 4 Dead. Its procedurally-generated caves and endless hordes of alien monsters make it a dream for fans of the Looter Shooter genre.
Deep Rock Galactic is now on sale for $9.89, significantly discounting it from its regular price of $29.99. The FPS currently hosts over 30,000 active players, putting it in the top 50 games on Steam right now. Left 4 Dead and Minecraft fans should take advantage of this deal while it lasts, as it offers one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences presently on the market.
Persona 5 Royal Is One of the Greatest Role-Playing Games of All Time
On sale for $38.99 (regular price $59.99; 35% off)
Cited by many as one of the greatest role-playing games of all time, Persona 5 was released on September 15, 2016, to universal acclaim, and that praise has not died down thanks to the release of its enhanced version, Persona 5 Royal. Persona 5 follows the story of a high school student named Joker who lives out a year at a school in Tokyo to which he is forced to transfer. The RPG features turn-based combat, relationship mechanics (which can lead to romances), and intense dungeon crawling through procedurally-generated dungeons. Persona 5 Royal introduces new characters, a new area, new music, a playable third semester, and additional plot and story elements.
Persona 5 Royal is currently on sale for $38.99, which is 35% off its regular price of $59.99. While it’s one of the pricier deals among the rest of Steam’s sales, purchasing one of the greatest RPGs of all time at a discounted price is still highly recommended. Fans of the Persona series and RPGs alike will undoubtedly enjoy this masterpiece of a game.
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