What to pick up in the Steam Summer Sale

Every summer on Steam, there’s a mega discount sale on thousands of games across he platform. But with so much variety, what do you buy? Well, here are our picks on what to buy for the best price.

beamNG.drive                                                                                                 (£18.99 – £12.72)

One of the best car destruction games ever. Seriously, this game has one of the best physics engines we have ever seen! It has everything you could possibly want from a game like this: ridiculous physics, structurally unstable cars, and tons of levels to play! Don’t like any of the vehicles? Just visit the steam workshop and download some from there. Go wild.

Worth Rating:  7/10

Prison Architect                                                                                                (£19.99 – £4.99)

Ever fancied managing your own prison? Prison Architect is the best prison management game there is, and with the price dropping from £19.99 to only £4.99, this one is definitely worth it! What’s more, for only 50p extra you can get 4 more games bundled with it: Darwinia, DEFCON, Multiwinia and Uplink. Totally worth it!

Worth Rating 9/10

Fallout 4                                                                                                               (£19.99 – £9.99)

You’ve probably already heard of the wasteland roaming masterpiece that is Fallout 4, but if not, then we’d highly recommend you get it! Play as the “sole survivor” as you explore the dilapidated wastes around you in search for your kidnapped son. And anyway, reduced by £10?! You’re basically stealing at this point, go buy it!

Worth Rating 8/10

Half Life 2                                                                                                              (£6.99 – £0.69)

Even though this game may be over 10 years old, it still is one of the greatest games ever made. Become Gordon Freeman, and take on a mission to free humanity, using the range of weapons you accumulate travelling through the game. This first person shooter keeps you hooked until the last minute, leaving you wanting more!

Worth Rating 9/10

Sims 3                                                                                                                   (£24.99 – £6.24)

The Sims 3 is a life simulation game, in which you create a character/characters, and essentially play god to their lives! We suggest that you should definitely pick up this game up before the deal is over on the main game and all the DLC too.

Worth Rating 7/10

Geometry Dash                                                                                                    (£2.79 – £0.69)

If you have ever been on our blog before, you might have seen a couple posts on this game. Geometry Dash is a fast paced, 2D, rhythm based platformer, where you traverse levels using a range of different vehicles. If you can’t tell, we are massive fans of Geometry Dash, and would honestly recommend this game to anyone, especially as the price has dropped in the sale.

Worth Rating 10/10

 

 

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Dishonored: An Overview [Part 2]

Yes, that’s right, there’s more! Here’s part 2 of our Dishonored Overview!

You wake up and your next mission is set, as you must find a guy, who knows a guy, who helps this guy bug all these other guys, a.k.a. the royal physician, or as most players know him, the guy who makes the health potions and terrible paintings. Speaking of which, he painted the guy/gal who is helping find Lord Regent.

It’s a cool level, as you must do is infiltrate a fortress. You work your way towards your victim, turn off the lights, kidnap the guy and escape. Done. Easy. Sleep now.

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not anti-social at all

You wake up, the royal physician is cranky, so you’ve got to give him his bottle of fancy booze that you have to buy from Pierro. So, you go look for Pierro and– wait, Pierro, what are you doing? Excuse me, how dare you snoop on poor maid no.3! That’s just rude sir! Rude! Moving on. You buy the stuff, give it to the royal physician and learn that the person who is backing the Lord Reagent’s greenlight project is Lady Boyle! Only problem is there are 3 Lady Boyles and even the guy doesn’t know which one it is, as he painted her from behind, the creep.

So, you now must invade their party, where they will all be dressed the same, but in different colours. Easy, right? At this point you’re probably saying, “oh, I watched a walkthrough on this, I know exactly which Boyle it is!”

Nope, because in each playthrough, the Lady Boyle you must eliminate is different!

Here’s a little factoid: that mission got a lot of positive feedback, and inspired one of the levels in Dishonored 2! The premise of it is that you can either ruin the party OR blend in. It’s great. And, of course, there’s the usual stuff, side missions, opportunities, lethal and non-lethal methods. The non-lethal method is great, because you just hand her over to a creeper (probably) and the lucky woman gets to spend the rest of her life with him. Forever. Isolated. Alone. Fun!

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corvo ain’t no lightweight

After coming back from a night of either not drinking or heavily drinking (you can play any way in Dishonored, Corvo ain’t no lightweight) you are finally ready to take down the Lord Reagent. His reign has been a long one, but it is time he met the end of your blade.

So, you enter the level as you did at the start of the game, but this time the entire tower is slightly harder to get into. There’s a lot of security, and depending if you went high or low chaos, the Lord Reagent could be in a multitude of places.

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spooky

Anyway, the non-lethal method has you talking to a guy in a broadcasting tower, stealing an audiograph and giving it back to the guy in the broadcasting tower, then leaving the tower to see the Reagent taken away by ye olde timey police force. Because, y’know, he ordered the death of the Empress. Now all you need to do is escape. Job done!

Back at your HQ, everyone has a toast and you pop off to bed, after a job well done! Wait a minute… what’s… what’s this feeling… I don… fel tooo good-

*collapses*

Chrome’s Secret Minigames

Do you love secrets? Do you love minigames? Do you love dinosaurs and 1970s computer games? Well then, get ready for the most exciting 5-10 minutes of your life, as we show you Chrome’s hidden minigames!

Dinosaur Game

The first game on this list is one you can play without Wi-Fi, which, already, is great! To access the game, turn off your Wi-Fi, and run Chrome. Then, try and go to a web page, for example, our blog (shameless self promotion). A little pixelated dinosaur should appear, along with a message reading, “There is no Internet connection”. Now, tap space. The dinosaur should jump up, and a ground should appear, extending to the right. The dinosaur will start running, and the game will begin!

If you don’t want to turn off your Wi-Fi, you can still access the game here, and it’s possible to play this on mobile devices too!

Dinosaur Game

Breakout Images

This is a remake of the 1970s arcade game, Atari Breakout, in which you bounced a ball off of blocks, in order to break more blocks. It’s more fun than it sounds.

However, in Chrome, there’s a twist! Instead of the blocks just being solid colours, they’re images instead!

So, accessing the game. The first thing you need to do is go to Google Image search, which can be achieved by googling “images”. Or you can click here. Your choice.

The next thing to do is to search (in images) Atari Breakout. It should briefly show images of the game, and then shrink down into 5 rows of different coloured images.

After you’ve cleared all the blocks, Google will then randomly search something, and the game starts over, with different images!

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Build With Chrome

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I want to play with some Lego”, but the only Lego you own are two broken, chewed up Lego sets? Well, this is your lucky day, as there’s a Chrome app called Build With Chrome, which, essentially, is online Lego. All you need to do to access it is google search “build with chrome”, and it’ll be the first thing to come up. Click on that link, and, once re-directed to the page, click on the arrow labelled “Start Building”, and make your Lego dreams come true!

Can’t be bothered to follow those instructions? Here’s a link to jump straight into building!

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Smarty Pins

This one’s for all you geography fans out there. Smarty Pins is a game google made which utilises google maps, another popular service of theirs. However, instead of the map finding places for you, in Smarty Pins, you need to find places on the map! To play, simply Google “Smarty Pins”, or just follow the link here.

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Best Retro Style Games

Retro games are my favourite kinds of games. They’re pixelated and great, and for some reason, I love playing them. So, for all you other retro fans out there, I’ve compiled a list of the best deals on those kind of games! You’re welcome, thank me later.

(Click game name to go to steam page)

Undertale – £6.99

Undertale is an indie RPG game by developer Toby Fox. You control a little human child, end explore underground towns and caves, solving puzzles on the way!

Crypt of the NecroDancer – £10.99

Here’s another indie game, this one by a developer called “Brace Yourself Games”. It’s a rogue-like, rhythm based dungeon crawler, where you fight monsters and dance to awesome music! What more could you want in a game?!

NOT A HERO – £9.99

In NOT A HERO, you play as Steve, a campaign manager for the anthropomorphic rabbit from the future known as BunnyLord, who is charged with cleaning up the city. Shoot  hoodlums, unlock characters, and lose your sanity in this incredible pixel game!

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure – £1.99

A fast paced, 2D shooting game, in which you control three migrants with a wagon, a steed, and an awful lot of guns! Can you survive the trip?

Chiptune Champion – £6.99

Chiptune Champion, much like NecroDancer, is a music based game, in which you use your keyboard as an instrument! Play awesome chiptunes, and even make and share your own, using the in-built song editor!

Super Meat Boy – £10.99

Super Meat Boy is known in the gaming community as one of the hardest platformers ever, and having played it myself, I definitely agree. It has an awesome soundtrack too, but unfortunately you won’t be able to hear it over the sound of your screams.

Space Moth DX£5.59

Do you have a burning desire to play a game as a flying moth, shooting lasers at other laser-shooting insects? Well, not only does this game check all those boxes, it’s currently on sale too!

XeoDrifter: Special Edition – £10.99

XeoDrifter is a game about the adventure of an astronaut, trapped in an unknown solar system and fighting for survival in unknown alien terrains! Get ready to jump over obstacles and shoot monsters, because in this game ANYTHING (within reason) can happen!