The 2016 Steam Summer Sale wrapped up a couple of days ago, and it’s time to look at the damage. I managed to go unscathed this year. Then again, that was mostly because I owned most of the games already.
SteamSpy kept an eye on about 1,700 games during the Summer Sale. You can head on over to site to find your favorite games. I’ll be touching on a few below.
First, here’s a quick peek at the top 10.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Age of Empires II: HD Edition
Dead by Daylight
Left 4 Dead 2
Grand Theft Auto V
It looks like folks went bargain hunting for classics for the most part in the top 10.
Did you buy Rocket League? If you did, you are one of about 250,000 new owners. Enjoy new owners and prepare to lose dozens of hours. That game ranks up there as one of the best of all-time for me.
LIMBO is interesting at the top spot. It was free right before. I wonder if there was any bleed over in data. SteamSpy will have an article up later. We’ll see if those sales are real or not.
DOOM is finally receiving some much-needed love from consumers. 40% off helped drive around 260,000 new owners (maybe more, SteamSpy numbers give us a ballpark only). That’s another 260,000 folks wondering where the hell they can buy that epic soundtrack. C’mon Bethesda. What is taking so long? New owners can check out how Mick Gordon created the badass music below.
Dead by Daylight continues to sell like hotcakes after releasing in mid-June. The appetite for a 4v1 multiplayer is still here. Dead by Daylight takes the 4v1 multiplayer we saw in Evolve and adds a horror twist. Four players try to survive while being chased by a Killer. I haven’t played it yet but have heard great things. Close to 300,000 copies were sold at just a 10% discount ($17.99) to bring its total owners to around 550,000. Huge shoutout to the folks at Behaviour Interactive. Great job on launching a successful game.
Age of Empires II: HD Edition was probably the best three bucks you could spend last week. You see that, Microsoft? We love Age of Empires. Give us a new one.
The best sellers during Summer Sale 2016 were a steady mix of big titles and small. For every The Witcher 3, there was a Stardew Valley selling just as much. I envy those who just built a gaming computer. For $100, your gaming habit is set for months. Or, you’ll be like the rest of us and play one or two games while your Steam library exponentially grows during each sale.
Which games did you buy? Sound off in the comments below.