ByKory Glover, writer at
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Kory Glover

The 2017 Summer Sale is coming to a close on July 5 and it is almost impossible to keep track of all the good deals that have become available to us. All the memes that have come our way always remind us how the almighty Gaben will assassinate our wallets.

So before what is probably one of the biggest sales of the year ends, check out these great deals that are too good to miss.

1. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

[Credit: Bandai Namco Games]
[Credit: Bandai Namco Games]
  • Original Price: $49.99
  • Sale Price: $12.49

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse is probably the most original experience fans of the anime will ever play. The game follows a character created by the player who is summoned by Shenron to stop an unknown enemy from altering time from the previous adventures of the Z-Warriors.

While the game is not perfect as the combat can get too clustered and the camera will sometimes be your worst enemy, it still provides enough entertainment and fan service to justify a purchase.

2. Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

[Credit: Atari/Devolver Digital]
[Credit: Atari/Devolver Digital]
  • Original Price: $16.99
  • Sale Price: $3.39

Never heard of this game? That's most likely because more grew up playing similar titles like Jet Set Radio Future and Tony Hawk's Underground. However, this game actually has a lot more to offer than both of those games.

The story follows a wannabe graffiti artist named Trane who wants use tagging as a way to protest against the corrupt dystopic city of New Radius. This takes place in a futuristic world where freedom of expression is suppressed by a tyrannical, Orwellian city government.

Marc Eckō's Getting Up combines fun combat, a variety of designs to tag the streets with and also parkour gameplay before the Assassin Creed franchise made it popular.

3. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

[Credit: Bethesda Softworks]
[Credit: Bethesda Softworks]
  • Original Price: $6.49
  • Sale Price: $1.62

This one really is a must buy, if you're into horror. It is slow, it does take a while before gaining any real traction, but once it does it becomes absolutely terrifying. The story follows police detective Jack Walters, a mentally unstable private detective hired to investigate around Innsmouth, a strange and mysterious town that has cut itself off from the rest of the United States.

A lot of the gameplay is stealth-based. While there is combat and gun-play, a lot of the game requires you to run away and hide rather than stand and fight. Can it be frustrating? Yes. Can it be scary beyond belief? Hell yes.

4. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

[Credit: LucasArts/Activision]
[Credit: LucasArts/Activision]
  • Original Price: $10.99
  • Sale Price: $2.74

There have been a lot of Star Wars games to come out in the last two decades or so, ranging from incredible and groundbreaking to games that were as good as the prequels.

One of the best and most original games to come out in the Star Wars franchise is Jedi Academy. The game follows a character of your own design as you take on missions given to the rebel alliance and learn that there is something more sinister happening in the universe.

While the story isn't really anything that interesting as it takes very little risks and becomes predictable, the gameplay really shines here. You are able to use an array of weaponry that vary from pistol lasers, rifles and, of course, your trusty, customizable lightsaber. You can also always use your force powers in combat to level out the playing field. You won't be regretting this purchase.

5. Cold Fear

[Credit: Ubisoft]
[Credit: Ubisoft]
  • Original Price: $9.99
  • Sale Price: $4.99

This might be one of the most underrated and original titles to be released in the past decade. You can tell this was released around the same time as Resident Evil 4 as it borrows the over the shoulder aiming mechanic, though there is so much more to the game.

The story follows Coast Guard Tom Hansen, who is sent to investigate a mysterious Russian whaler ship after receiving a series of distress signals. When he arrives, he learns that the crew have been turned into murderous creatures and he needs to get to the bottom of what happened.

What makes this horror game so original is its environment and atmosphere. There are many corners to turn and a monster could pop out at any moment. Also, there is huge storm going on and with the ship rocking back and forth so hard, you can find yourself in an early deep sea grave.

6. Foul Play

[Credit: Devolver Digital]
[Credit: Devolver Digital]
  • Original Price: $16.99
  • Sale Price: $3.39

Who doesn't love a good beat'em up? Ok, now what you're about the read is going to make you really want to buy this game. You have been warned.

This game follows daemon hunter Baron Dashford and his sidekick Scampwick as they travel the world to fight evil and collect different treasures. The twist? Everything is actually a play put on for a grand audience. That's right, you're basically an actor who needs to build up combos and big attacks in order to please the crowd.

It also features cooperative modes, and though the gameplay can become a little repetitive with its reliance on button-mashing, there is still enough here for you and a buddy to have fun.

7. SteamWorld Heist

[Credit: Image & Form]
[Credit: Image & Form]
  • Original Price: $19.99
  • Sale Price: $6.79

This game takes ideas from other popular titles like XCOM and Worms and creates a fun experience that you won't regret buying into. In Steamworld Heist, you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of tactical shootouts with other pirates.

The game utilizes turn-based strategy with the twist to manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action. You can also recruit other foul-mouthed robots to build up a crew so that you can open yourself up to more strategic options.

It's fun, it's creative, and it's challenging. What more could you want from a game?


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