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Steam Summer Sale 2017: the best deals for RPG fans

The latest Steam sale has now begun after leaking unofficially before Valve could officially announce it - as is basically Steam sale tradition at this point. Steam has now slashed prices across its store in a very aggressive fashion as is also tradition - and that's good for us, but also can be pretty daunting, since that's a whole lot of games RPG and otherwise with a whole lot of discounts. But we're here to help.

Who needs the sun? It's time to close those curtains or draw those blinds, lock the doors, and buy some new games. Right? Right?! Well - Valve think so, anyway. Gabe wants your money.

Steam Summer Sale 2017 Dates: start, duration and end date

The Steam Summer Sale 2017 began on June 22nd and will run until July 5th - and Valve will likely flip the switch to turn the sale off at Midnight local to them - that's Pacific (UTC -8:00), for the record. 

PayPal will be doing a promotion throughout the Summer Sale where if you spend £20 on Steam you get £5 off. It's not clear if a US version of this promotion will exist, but chances are some sort of US equivalent will show up.

In this post we're going to gather a comprehensive list of all the RPGs on sale as part of the Steam Summer Sale for 2017 and also pull together a list of some of our favourites so you can make sure you own a few of the games that we're earmarking as absolute must-haves. We'll update the page with any new discoveries, so you might want to consider dropping a bookmark on this post so you can be reminded of the best RPG deals.

We'll also post some of our favorite deals to social media on our Twitter and Facebook accounts - so if you don't already follow us, now might be the time to do so. We'll definitely help Gabe to empty your account - and we'll be emptying our own!

The Steam Summer Sale from last year got rid of daily deals and flash deals, simply putting all game deals on an equal footing for the entire sale duration. This was better for customers and actually resulted in more sales - people no longer holding off to see if a daily deal will come. It's likely - and hoped - that the structure will remain the same this time. This sale seems to rival the recent GOG RPG sale for top tier RPG goodness... not that our backlogs aren't big enough as it is...

The best Steam summer sale 2017 deals - according to RPG Site

There are a hell of a lot of games featured in this sale, and while we're going to list every damn RPG we can find further down this page, it only seemed wise to kick off with something simple - like what we think are some of the absolute must-own, must-play games available at a discount in this sale. So... here are some of the best RPG picks from the sale, according to us. With a site name like this, hopefully you trust us when it comes to RPGs.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition - $24.99 (40% off)

One of the best RPGs of the last decade without a doubt, The Witcher 3 is an incredible experience sprawling a massive world with some of the most immersive possibilities for role playing ever. It won multiple RPG Site awards for a reason. The GOTY version includes all the excellent DLC, but the regular version is available for even cheaper.

Nier Automata - $41.99 (30% off)

This will be one of the lesser discounts on this list, but Nier Automata is two things that offset that: it's really rather new, and it's also absolutely fantastic. We gave it a 10/10 - in part because it has incredible themes that mesh with its gameplay perfectly.

Pillars of Eternity - $17.99 (60% off)

If you're a fan of the golden age of PC RPGs, Pillars of Eternity is an incredible love letter to that era of the genre that almost goes so far as to best the games it's inspired by.

Disgaea PC - $7.99 (60% off)

While there have been a lot of sequels over the year, there's still something particularly charming about the very first entry in the Disgaea series - it's funny, challenging and endearing. This recent PC port is also of a pretty good quality with decent config options and spruiced up visuals and performance.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Game of the Year Edition - $3.99 (80% off)

Mankind Divided disappointed a little, but Human Revolution is still a great game. Deus Ex might be on hiatus, but this super-cheap game is well worth your time even with that considered.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - $11.99 (70% off)

Dragon's Dogma is what happens when Japanese RPG creators decide to take a bunch of stuff from the West and put their own spin on it. Sometimes this goes badly, but not so for Dragon's Dogma.

Fallout: New Vegas - $2.49 (75% off)

The best modern Fallout game with incredible quests and storytelling - and it's less then a beer. A no-brainer.

Final Fantasy IX - $10.49 (50% off)

A great port of one of the best FF games - on PC at last, and with a slew of very useful extra features like fast forward and so on. Also: it's the best FF. Probably.

Grim Dawn - $12.59 (50% off)

A spiritual successor to one of the greatest RPGs ever made in Diablo 2, Grim Dawn is an excellent action RPG that sticks to the formula that made that form of the RPG genre great to begin with.

XCOM 2 - $19.79 (67% off)

XCOM 2 isn't technically an RPG, but this strategy game has a lot of RPG-like hooks including lots of player choice and some solid character progression options. This series is amazing, and if XCOM 2 is a little pricey for you, consider checking out XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which is even cheaper.

Japanese/Japanese-Style RPGs

Western/Western-Style RPGs

Final Fantasy 

Hyperdimension Neptunia

Nihon Falcom

Visual Novels/Adventure Games

Tangential / Non-RPGs we love anyway

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