Steam Summer Sale 2022

Ahem…Every game that @BrianRubin plays takes up some space!

That’s solid advice. I think my line might be closer to 60%, but if I am not willing to pull the trigger when a game is cheap I must not have wanted it anyway.


I’ve realized that I tend to find a game that I like and play it for months. Looking at my Steam played list, I’ve played about 12 games since 2019, and 90% of my playing time is only four or five games.

Meanwhile, I’ve bought 15+ games that I’d like to play, and some of those will take a while if I start them (Skyrim, Witcher 3). Steam ain’t going anywhere, and games I want are only going to get cheaper or surpassed by a sequel. No need to buy them now.

Plus, the Pacific Time Night Gaming Curse really hits multi-player and co-op games hard. I love playing co-op, so I often wish-list those games but never buy them because there’s nobody to play with.

So with these realizations, I’ve used this Steam Sale to severely prune back my Wish List. It is now 10 games and three expansions. Four of those are Early Access games that I’m keeping an eye on, but have no intention of buying yet. With some Early Access overlap, four are pairs of very similar games where I’ll buy the market victor (Hell Let Loose vs. Post Scriptum; Ground Branch vs. Ready or Not).

Two of the expansion packs are for Zombie Army 4. Am I really going to go back & play that more? One of the games is Gunner Heat PC, which I already play as a Patreon supporter, it’s just on my list to help it out in Steam’s store algorithms.

The only game I’m seriously considering buying is Ready or Not. That would be more of a Patreon-like support buy. It’s only $4 off, so the savings is not a big motivator. I hesitate because I have to face the reality that playing it co-op is what I really want, but it’s a niche game, so it is almost certain to be a single-player game for me.

Monster Catching RPG

Decided to take the plunge and buy stuff on my wishlist that’s 66% or more off (as was suggested here maybe?).

Same question. Initial review were lots of grognard detail, awful interface… But it was a released 15 months ago, so perhaps some things have been fixed?

Pretty low key sale for me this year. I just picked up Warlock 2 + dlc, and the rest of the Northgard dlc that I didn’t have.

Happy with my picks and likely done till the next sale:

  • Axes and Acres

  • Command and Conquer remastered

  • Kingdoms and Castles

  • Trials of Fire

So I’ve now tried every game I bought in the sale and so far they have all been very good, FYI. My personal favorite has been Desecrators so far.

That said I might refund Age of Empires IV. So far a lot of it I’ve run into doesn’t allow the player to save games, and that just really rubs me wrong.

Try this out Brian. I will give it a shot later today when I am booted back into Windows. I guess this will probably only work in campaign mode.

Edit: it is nutty that they wouldn’t allow it elsewhere. They already are saving data for recording the games so they can be watched, it can’t be much of a step beyond that to make it possible.

Well yeah the campaogn mode seems to be the only place you can save a game. It’s ridiculous.

Only game I purchased, played, and even finished during the summer sale was Out Wild’s Echoes of the Eye. Good stuff.

Skirmish mode allegedly has a save option, as well (currently on the fence on whether to get this or wait until it’s on a better sale)

It works in skirmish. I just tried it with a quick game against the AI.

Here is my haul - many of the things were DLC that I just got tired of being on my wishlist - Northgard, Stars in Shadow, Armello, American Truck Simulator, Phoenix Point. I don’t even know if I’ll play ATS again! I like the scenery but I don’t really care about trucks.

King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale and Songs of Conquest were the biggies.


If I buy anything it will probably be DLC for some of the older games I have.

Picked up the following from Fanatical using the 10% discount from their Reventure promo:
Lonely Mountains + DLC
Persona 4 Golden
Both Rimworld DLCs

I’ll grab a few things from Steam on Tuesday after seeing what’s in the Humble Choice bundle (probably nothing).

I picked up Diddly-Squat as well. Could not be happier with my purchase.

Any opinions on Rome Expeditions vs King Arthur A Knight’s tale? They seen similar and both feel like something I’d like, and neither are on a deep enough discount to warrant getting both, but I would like to get one of them. Just not sure which…?