For the next three days, Valve is highlighting a specific genre of game for its next sale. The Steam Stealth Game Sale starts on October 13 and ends on October 16 at 10 am PDT.
A total of 64 games are up for grabs, with the list varying from well-known franchises such as the Splinter Cell series and Deus Ex games, to smaller titles such as Invisible Inc. and Volume. However, there are a few titles that seem out of place, most notably Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which is typically known as a hack-and-slash title, yet contains some form of stealth at a few points in the game.
Prices range from as low $0.99 for the 2008 game Death to Spies to $33.49 for Far Cry 4, the latest game in a series (not counting the recently announced Far Cry Primal, of course), so if you have a few dollars to spare, grab some stealth games.
Update, 10/13/2015, 1:14 pm PDT: We incorrectly put the number of games on sale. The correct number has been added.
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But whatever, I've got a backlog longer than my arm at the moment, so I guess I'll just treat that disappointment with any of my 400-some-odd games. :-P
I've been saying that the so called Steam sale has been absolute trash for a number of years now. Yes there are sales, but mostly games few care about.
Out of curiosity, what % of the games you have you have actually played and finished.
I try to buy few games but i always try to finish them, even if i don't like the game. I paid for it so it must be finished.
I've tried probably a quarter of them, finished probably half of those. It's a low percentage, but things get in the way. I'm still a student, so 8 months out of the year, I don't have much time to dedicate to these things. A lot of times I'll pick up a game over a break, then have school start back up, and have to start over some months later because I'll have completely forgotten everything. So if I could stop restarting so many games, I'd get through these a lot quicker.
Also, I occasionally end up disliking some games more than I thought I would, and I just lose the motivation to finish when my free time could be spent playing much more enjoyable things. But that's not such a tragic loss, considering most of the games I never finish only cost me about a buck. I figure if I can get at least an hour of enjoyment per dollar a game costs me, it was worth it enough to not feel like it was a waste of money. And generally, most games can provide that when nabbed for 75-90% off.
Steam OS Beta is out.
If you already have ~400 games I would hardly blame valve for not not being able to please you. As someone who is very stingy with my game purchases (since people who own hundreds of games they have never played depress the crap out of me), I can say there are plenty of sales I find tempting. I dare say there have been less than 400 good pc games in the past 2 years, and brand new games won't have hella good sales on them like games at least 1 year old. I have friends who have always been collectors. Pokemon cards to them weren't about getting the right cards to build a good deck, but getting as many of the rarest cards as possible. I feel like this attitude translates to steam, if not then it's simply the attractiveness of getting something for much less than normal. I just don't see how people don't hate themselves for basically giving valve money to put another title in their list. I mean I know you say you have school and can't get much time to play, but shouldn't that mean you should spend less money on games? Especially when there are decent free games out. Pointing out that steam sales no longer excite you is more of a criticism of yourself and your buying habits than it is of valve. Some advice: when you are considering purchasing a game ask yourself two questions. 1. Am I in the middle of a game that I would like to spend time finishing? 2. Was I considering buying this game at it's full price? If you answered no to question 1, and yes to question 2, then snag that shit up. Otherwise you risk buying your new game and then regretting it when you have more fun with games you already were enjoying.
I mean seriously though 400 games? Did you ever think you had like 1000 hours to finish all of them? Just a bad consumer, man. Don't mean to like belittle or insult you but I group steam game collectors and people who play slots every day into the same depressing, pitiful collective. Just flushing your money away (and then being mad at the store for not giving you more oppurtunities to waste money lol).
Well, the games I've been buying in the past two years are not only from the past two years. There's plenty of games I own that are twenty-something years old already. And most of those, I've already played long ago, and it's exciting to see them updated to work on modern machines. GOG is great for this. So the ability to play those again if I ever need the nostalgia trip is worth the buck or two each of those games may've costed me.
Also, I didn't buy each of the games on my library individually. A lot of times, I'll buy a Humble Bundle specifically for one or two games, and get seven or eight games along with them that I might enjoy playing one day. At least a quarter of my library is games that I acquired alongside other deliberate purchases. So I don't really consider those investments as much as I consider them freebies.
But more to the point, all of this game collecting I'm doing is still a damn sight cheaper than the other ways I'd be spending my free time. I used to go out to dinner way too frequently, I used to go on road trips way too frequently (which honestly I miss a lot, but gas is just too expensive anymore), etc.
Compared to what I used to do, games are a MUUUUUUUUUUUUCH cheaper way to spend my free time than I used to do, regardless of how many I've played yet vs. how many I've paid for. Y'know, one night out at a restaurant or bar costs as much as five or six games. A single tank of gas is about as much, and I'd go through two a week if I road tripped as much as I used to. What my games library has cost me over the past two years is probably about as much as two or three months of what my previous methods of spending money on free time costed me.
And I have a guarantee now that, even if I had to immediately stop spending money on games, at any moment of boredom in my life, I could pick up any of hundreds of games and fill some time without spending any more money. And I could be quite happy with this library for many years if I never bought another game again. So, that's alright. That's a worthy investment to me.