23 Overwhelmingly Positive Games in the Steam Summer Sale For Under £1

You read that right: in Steam’s Summer Sale, there are thirty overwhelmingly positive games priced at less than £1.

That’s pennies! You can probably rustle up enough for one or two of these just by digging around under the sofa cushions.

The games are ordered from cheapest to most expensive. I say ‘expensive’, but we’re going to the heavy heights of 99p here, so it’s hardly breaking the bank. In fact, you can add each of these games to your library and it’ll cost you less than £15. Fifteen quid for 23 overwhelmingly positive games! Games that are so good that you’ll be actually overwhelmed by it.

Here are the games. Ready your wallet, fire up Steam, and let’s go shopping! Remember the sale lasts until 9th July, so you have just over a week to fill your boots with this overwhelmingly positive bargains.

The Room – 39p

10,636 reviews: A point and click adventure, The Room has you wandering around the attic of an abandoned house. It looks great, its puzzles will keep you hooked, and you’ll be dying to find out the mysteries The Room is hiding.

Bit Blaster XL – 39p

4,935 reviews: Bit Blaster XL is a retro-inspired fast-paced arcade shoot ’em up. This one is only 79p full price, but we’re not arguing with a 50% saving.

Orbt XL – 39p

2,178 reviews: Orbt XL is an intensely addictive score chaser. The Steam description describes it as being “perfect for playing while waiting in queue for another game.”

Zup! 2 – 47p

4,811 reviews: Zup! looks to be a series of puzzle games with a minimalist approach. They’ve taken the minimal approach with the Steam description too: “Minimal physical puzzle with explosions.”

Zup! 7 – 47p

1,110 reviews: Zup! 7 has the exact same description as Zup! 2. I’m guessing Zups 3 through 6 just weren’t as good.


Super House of Dead Ninjas – 49p

1,191 reviews: It’s a house. That’s super. And full of dead ninjas. What more could you possibly want for a game that costs less than 50p?

Montaro – 55p

9,512 reviews: Montaro looks like an innocent platform game with a SUPER CUTE DOG, but then the description says “lift up highschool girls’ skirts, protect your doge by panties”. So we’re not really sure what’s going on. But cute dogs yay!

Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 – 55p

6,576 reviews: Okay, so Shower With Your Dad Simulator sounds a little dodgy, but it’s actually a fun fast-paced matching game. And any dad-dongs on display are tastefully pixellated for your protection.

Zenge – 55p

2,191 reviews: Zenge is a relaxing puzzle game, but this time with the addition of some funky artwork and a bit of a narrative.

Hexcells – 59p

3,050 reviews: A number-based logic puzzle, Hexcells is one to get your brain working.

Lyne – 59p

6,396 reviews: Lyne’s a minimalist puzzle game that has you connecting shapes with lines, funnily enough. It’s the sort of thing that lures you in with a false sense of security then gets REALLY COMPLICATED when you think you’ve cracked it.

Refunct – 59p

12,673 reviews: Refunct’s a first-person experience that has you jumping between floating platforms in order to triggers switches. It’s a short game, but set amid a beautiful landscape, it’s great fun.

Hook – 60p

6,205 reviews: People on Steam apparently love those minimal puzzle games, because here’s another one. This one is Hook, a game about connecting lines and shapes together.

Klocki – 60p

3,383 reviews: Guess what? Klocki‘s another minimal puzzle game. This one’s a bit more blocky in design though.


Mirror – 67p

23,175 reviews: Mirror appears to be a match-three type puzzle game combined with some beautiful anime art. And some booby-ladies. Hey, if that’s your thing.

Postal 2 – 69p

32,951 reviews: Heard of the phrase “going postal”? Postal 2 takes that literally. It’s a mental shooty game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Counter-Strike – 71p

69,919 reviews: Surely if you’re at all interested in Counter-Strike, you’ll already own it. But if you don’t, you can get in on the action for a measly 71 pence. Sounds good.

Portal – 71p

42,271 reviews: The first-person puzzle game that spawned numerous clones, Portal‘s over 10 years old now and is already a classic. If it’s not in your Steam library, make it so.

Half-Life 2 – 71p

53,424 reviews: While you wait for Half-Life 3 to get announced, you can play Half-Life 2. Again. And again. And again. Forever.

Half-Life – 71p

23,889 reviews: When you’re bored of replaying Half-Life 2, you can dip back into the first game that started it all. It’s over 20 years old, but is still just as loved today as it ever was.

X-COM: UFO Defense – 74p

1785 reviews: X-COM: UFO Defense comes from 1993 (!) but it’s still making waves on Steam today. If you want to see how things were done back in the day, then 74p is all you need to spend.

Downwell – 99p

4,446 reviews: A lo-fi game that sees you, er, travelling down a well (funny that), Downwell is simple in its execution but extremely addictive. A roguelike, you’ll want to try again and again to try and get just that little bit further. Here’s our review.

Rusty Lake: Roots – 99p

1,818 reviews: A point and click adventure, Roots is part of the Rusty Lake collection that has you exploring the bloodline of James Vanderboom’s family. A cool art style, over 33 levels and a unique soundtrack promise to make this an engaging experience.