Games you shouldn’t miss in the Steam Summer Sale

Hello, yes, remember me? That “blogger” who hasn’t actually written a blog post in, *gasp*, over a month? I know, I know, memory is already fading. I’m terribly sorry!

However, that’s not why I’m here. Today, I’m here to talk to you about the Steam Summer Sale, an annual event that has all PC gamers everywhere equally excited and worried, looking at their wallets (or digital wallets) in despair. Everyone knows they’ll probably spend more money than they really should, but if it bags them an excellent deal, who can really be too disappointed?

To help you during this difficult time, here are some of my personal recommendations for games you absolutely shouldn’t miss during the Summer Sales!

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My “Stack of Shame”

If you haven’t heard of it before, the Stack of Shame is that pile of games you’ve acquired, these days often on Steam and frequently through Steam’s many notorious sales, that you’ve never completed, perhaps never played, or even worse, never installed. Since mine is ever increasing in size to the point that I think it may start absorbing the power of the games I choose not to buy in order to sustain its ridiculous growth, I figured it would be good to share some of the high profilers on my own personal Stack of Shame!

I am looking purely at Steam purchases, as generally when I buy a physical copy of a game it’s because I intend on playing it right then and right there. I also don’t add my non-Steam games to Steam for tracking, so they won’t be present.

TOP GAMES I NEED TO PLAY ON MY STACK OF SHAME:

1. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood & Assassin’s Creed II
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum & Batman: Arkham City
3. Bioshock 2
4. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
5. Crysis 2
6. Dishonored
7. Divinity Original Sin
8. Fallout: New Vegas
9. RAGE
10. Sleeping Dogs
11. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
12. Thief
13. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
14. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

These are all games I’ve never installed, with the exception of Dishonored and Divinity Original Sin, which I installed but only played briefly. All of these are games I’d love to play and complete!

Now, for the collection I’m actually ashamed of. The games I don’t remember buying, or don’t know why I bought, or in some cases have never even heard of…

THE REALLY SHAMEFUL GAMES ON MY STACK OF SHAME:

1. Blade Symphony
2. Contagion
3. Deadlight
4. Evochron Mercenery
5. The Path

I don’t remember buying any of those games. Worse still, I’m not really sure I’ve even heard of The Path. How does this even happen?! I’m going to make it my goal this year to complete at least a few of the games on my SoS. What games have you bought but never installed or played?