The Steam Summer Sale 2019 has started; it is one of the biggest sales on Steam of the year and runs from June 25, 2019 to July 9, 2019 this year.
Many games are discounted during the sales period and if you maintain a wishlist on Steam, now is the time to check it to see if any of the games on that list are discounted.
I have seen some games discounted by up to 93% but the average discount rate appears to be closer to 25% during the sale period. Discounts won't change during the period of the sales as there are not any flash sales anymore (unlike on Gog which offers these).
The overall theme of the 2019 Summer Sale is Grand Prix. The interactive event has customers join the races for a chance of winning free games if the selected racing team finishes among the top three teams on a race day. Put simple: it is a lottery.
You need to pick a team and may contribute to the success of the team by completing quests or making purchases on Steam on that day.
You need to fill the boost meter by completing quests, claiming achievements or making purchases during the Summer Sale period. Once you have accumulated points you may boot your steam to improve the distance and speed.
Games are picked from the wishlist of selected customers; means, you need to make sure that some games are on the wishlist as you won't receive anything if that is not the case.
As far as discounts and games are concerned: the old rule that newer games are discounted less or not at all still stands.
The top 10 games based on user reviews are the following ones:
One of the better options to save big that you have is to search for franchise or bundle on Steam. Some publishers and game companies offer special discounts for a selection or even all of their games that are available on Steam. These include DLC often as well.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
Games on my wishlist are really that discounted unfortunately. I have 21 games on the wishlist and the highest discount is just 35% and some games are not discounted at all (for example Yakuza Kiwami 2).
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