The 2016 Steam Summer Sale has begun! So before anything else, here's a short funny video about it that I just really wanted an excuse to post.https://youtu.be/QJW_ML5aE9E
Okay, with that out of the way, let's talk sale now. Much like the past few Steam Sales, there are no "daily" or "flash" or "community choice" sales again, so if you see something on sale that you really want you can feel free to grab it at any point. You can earn trading cards, up to three a day, by going through your discovery queue, which is now customizable and a good way to find new games. These cards will only be around until the sale ends on Monday, July 4th, so make sure you either craft them into badges or sell them before then.
So there's no crazy games or features to this sale, but there is a ton of games that are cheap. So what do you buy? I asked the team for some recommendations and here's what we came up with.
Metro Redux Bundle: Containing Metro 2033 Redux (which I consider one of the best games ever made) and Metro: Last Light Redux, this bundle has two of the highest quality FPSes on the market. Anyone who's a fan of FPSes should strongly consider this one. Also, a great book series too, if that's more your thing. (Our Metro 2033 Redux Review) (Our Metro: Last Light Redux Review)
The Stronghold Collection: I will admit I don't entirely know the quality of all the games in this bundle, I've never played Stronghold 2 or Stronghold Legends, but this is the cheapest way to get Stronghold, Stronghold Crusaders, and Stronghold Crusaders Extreme. This is one of the most entertaining castle building sims/RTS hybrids and it comes with its much-improved expansion and a fun updated version of the expansion.
Call of Duty: Black Ops: While I am a Call of Duty fan at heart, I'm going to specifically recommend Black Ops here. Of all the Call of Duty games, I feel this one has the best and most entertaining campaign of the bunch and is well worth playing.