It’s Monday, and that means it’s NEW SALE TIME ON STEAM! Sadly, it’s not full of all that many amazing deals. Hero Siege being $5 makes it a must-buy if the title has interested you before. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken gives you some shooting action for only $2.50, while the poingnant platformer Thomas Was Alone is only $5. That may not be the cheapest price available for it historically, but if you haven’t played the game, you really should. Beyond offering up some challenging, but never frustrating puzzle-platforming, it also delves into topics like companionship you don’t normally see covered in a game. If you love highly-artistic games, then the 2D physics-based platformer Grimind is only $5.
It’s nice seeing an early access game in the weekly sale, and Victory: The Age of Racing looks fairly interesting. It’s a history-of racing game with user-crafted cars meant to evoke every era of F1 racing. It’s a shame it appears to be limited to that car type, but perhaps that’s just in the early access version and the full game will have stock cars – at $10, it seems worth taking a chance on. Dark is a reasonably-new stealth action-RPG and gets a massive discount going from $40 down to $10, so if you’ve just finished off Thief and want some more stealth, you might want to give it a shot. Glare is a 2D-scrolling platformer with a polygonal world and looks pretty good. Its Metascore rating of 69 doesn’t just bring about an immature chuckle, but also a belief that its $5 price is just about perfect for those seeking a platformer, but who are opposed to risking much to try out something new.
MX vs. ATV Reflex is probably the best overall entry in that series, and at $5, it’s a worthy pickup. That franchise never reached the heights it seemingly should have – it started off good and then just had incremental changes to the core mechanics, and it wound up being outshined by Pure, and then outlasting it due to executive meddling. The final noteworthy game in this sale is Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. It’s a richly-colored music-heavy platformer/puzzler that we gave high marks to when it was first released. At only $2.50 with a 75% off discount, this is an easy recommendation to pick up. While this isn’t the most loaded weekly sale lineup ever, it does have some solid games you might’ve missed out on before.