And when I say awesome and huge, I do mean it.
Just hours after debuting on Linux, the standout strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown was reduced by 75%, While this has since been (un)reduced to 50%, it’s still a huge saving on a stellar title.
The base release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown can be picked up for £7.49/$14.99, while the complete pack will set you back £12.49/$24.99. The offer runs between now and June 30.
Not that XCOM is unique in being a recently addition to the burgeoning Linux library to receive a discount. Sid Meier’s Civilization V, whose Linux port launched at the start of the month, is also part of the summer sale.
Currently available for $14.99 (50% less than usual) but is highly likely to be ‘spotlighted’ (i.e., reduced further) as the sale progresses — it may pay to be patient on this one.
Other Notable Deals
Fans of ‘Early Access’ titles can help hone the post-apocalyptic Wasteland 2 for £26.79/$40.19, a 33% saving on its regular price, or opt to enter the open-world zombie sandbox title ‘Project Zomboid’ for £6.69/$10.04, a 33% saving on its regular price.
For something less brutal try Euro Truck Simulator 2, which sees 75% shorn from its RRP to rest at £3.74/$6.24.
For some colourful, crazy cartoonish fun try Worms: Reloaded. It’s on offer for just £3.74/$4.99 (75% off £14.99/$19.99) and comes with an insane multiplayer mode.
Every kid wanted to be David from 1980s cult classic WarGames, right? No? Just me? DEFCON is a strategic warfare game inspired by the film and is a — wait for it — blast to play.
The base game currently costs less than the price of a soy latte at just £1.49/$2.49 (75% off). The ‘Introversion Complete Pack’ bundling Darwinia, Uplink, DEFCON, Multiwinia, and a pair of soundtracks is on offer for £3.74/$4.99.
Finally, Valve’s own indomitable multi-platform title Portal 2 is available to nab for just £7.49/$9.99 until June 30.
Get ‘Em Quick
The Steam Summer sale runs until June 30. Most of the titles mentioned above will be reduced until then, but they’re by no means the only Linux titles on offer.
Expect more Linux-friendly games to be reduced for brief stints over the coming week or so and if you miss out on one deal don’t panic: it may crop up again.
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