Game News Steam sales: 10 surprising video games to discover for less than 5 euros
The sales started last week and they do not only concern Amazon, Fnac and other Cdiscount. On Steam also the promotions are raining. For a few weeks, you can therefore treat yourself to a whole bunch of games at a reduced price, and this goes from the small independent to the great classic of video games. Just to do some sorting, we offer you 10 indie games that you may not know for less than 5 euros.
You are dead, life has left you… But that doesn’t mean the adventure ends there. On board a boat, you are on your way to the afterlife accompanied by a legendary smuggler. It invites you to relive the most important moments of your life, from your earliest memories to the peak of your career, including first loves and first heartaches. But memory is sometimes selective. The smuggler will force you to go beyond appearances and unearth the sad truth that hides behind your existence. This gripping and rewarding story is told through an unusual mechanic. It is indeed the blink of your eyes (via the camera) that will allow you to move forward through your memories.
- Price: €4.49 until July 7 (instead of €8.99)
It has been five years since the events of Manic Mansion took place. The Purple Tentacle, created by mad scientist Fred Edison, has become damn smart and dreams of dominating the world. Its creator can’t do anything about it… at least not in this time frame. He indeed decides to send Bernard, Laverne and Hoagie in the past to prevent the Purple Tentacle from developing its big brain. But of course, not everything goes as planned and the companions are sent to different times. We will have to find a way to carry out their mission all the same and to find themselves in the right time frame. If this point’n’click was a classic for a long time, it unfortunately tends to lose its aura. This is therefore an opportunity for the youngest of you to discover it through a remastered version.
- Price: €4.49 until July 7 (instead of €14.99)
There are many rogue-likes on this earth and it is very difficult to stand out. Yet this is what Dicey Dungeons has managed to do by presenting us with a game like Slay the Spire, but with dice. You play as one of the six legged dice (the Thief, the Robot, the Inventor…) in his quest to escape the terrible Lady Aléa. To do this, you will have to defeat dungeons full of monsters. The structure is quite classic, but the game system, the synergies and the good lifespan, not to mention the rather particular artistic direction for the genre, make it a memorable experience that we can only advise you, especially at this price.
The hours spent on your book Where is Charlie ? do you miss? Hidden Folks has the solution. Through hand-drawn black and white landscapes, you will have to search for more than 300 characters. If you rely on your first impression, you are not likely to find them. You will have to browse, turn the bushes, open a few doors and any other action made possible by the 32 interactive sets. In short, it is a giant hide-and-seek with an artistic direction that is as minimalist as it is attractive. Hidden Folks is a good way to relax through a surprisingly complete and even surprising experience.
- Price: €3.59 until July 7 (instead of €11.99)
Kingdom Two Crowns may be an award-winning game, but it doesn’t enjoy a lot of notoriety. And yet this hybrid experience between adventure and micro-strategy has many tricks up its sleeve. It is through a very beautiful pixel art world that a very unusual way of developing your own kingdom takes place. Far from Civilization and other Tropico, Kingdom Two Crowns is not a 4X or a management game. If you play as a monarch, it is by going on an adventure that you will be able to recruit new subjects and develop your kingdom, without forgetting to take part in the battle when necessary. Since its release, the title has had many modes including a cooperative that will allow you to conquer the lands of Kingdom Two Crowns with your friends.
- Price: €4.99 until July 7 (instead of €19.99)
There had to be a Devolver game in this list of indies. Our focus has thus fallen on a somewhat special roguelite, which unfortunately has less popularity than other games published by our favorite video game punks. So we continue in the big pixel task with Loop Hero. If with these roguelite and deck builder mechanics, the title resembles many others, it is its automated side that intrigued us. Here, the outcome of your run will not come from your skills and other combat abilities, but will simply be calculated according to your statistics. Thus, like a gacha, it cordially invites you to start a small game while going about your business. Suffice to say that for hyperactive people who like to optimize their time and do lots of things at once, this is the dream game.
Have you ever wanted to live the life of a little robot? Machinarium immerses you in the skin of Josef, a young pile of scrap metal unjustly thrown away. Its goal ? Return to the city from which he was unfortunately driven out to confront the terrible Dark Brotherhood. But his journey promises to be long and there will be many encounters on the way. Add to that some puzzles and you have a fairly classic game in itself. But it would be wrong to qualify it as such, as it stands out for its touching story, its overflowing creativity and its very well realized universe. Machinarium is a ten-year-old classic that it would be a shame to let sink into oblivion.
There are still places where the inhabitants are fed with ancient myths of all kinds. It is lulled by these that a handful of future developers have grown up. When the time came to create their own game, it was inspired by these stories that they brought The Mooseman to life. In the shoes of a Man-Moose, the title invites you to travel the worlds of ancient myths and discover spirits lost between the layers of creation. With its atmosphere carried by the traditional songs of the Komi people, The Mooseman takes us into a world little known until now to live a unique experience that has something to mark the spirits.
- Price: €1.39 until July 7 (instead of €6.99)
When we talk about city editor, we mainly think of SimCity. But there are games that move away from the big cities to settle in more picturesque villages to build from scratch. Townscaper is not really a game with complex or particularly innovative mechanics. You may even find it quickly redundant. Indeed, the richness of Oskar Stålberg’s title is not based on its form but on its content. His atypical approach and his creative will make it a special experience, both particularly relaxing and satisfying.
- Price: €3.49 until July 7 (instead of €4.99)
We take you on a last trip to the unique island of Elk. On these lands with a rather special appearance, all the inhabitants have a story to tell. Sometimes strange, sometimes upsetting, all these stories transcribed in game come from true stories. It is in the shoes of the young carpenter Frigg that you will be able to discover them. Arriving from the big city, she is initially afraid of being bored on Elk Island. But the stories of her neighbors quickly make her change her mind and, for some, mark her forever. In addition to its very well polished narration, Welcome to Elk offers joyful mini-games to punctuate this real lesson in video game life.
- Price: €4.99 until July 7 (instead of €12.49)’
But also indie classics
- A Short Hike at €4.28
- Celestial at €4.99
- Crypt of the NecroDancer at €3.99
- Gorogoa at €4.49
- Gray at €4.24
- Interior at €4.99
- Little Nightmares for €4.99
- Overcooked at €3.19
- Papers, Please at €4.49
- Pikuniku for €2.69
- Rogue Legacy for €2.87
- Salt and Sanctuary at €4.49
- Shady Part of Me for €4.94
- Terrariums at €4.99
- The Binding of Isaac at €2.49
- This War of Mine at €3.79
- To the Moon at €1.59