A lot of games pop up on Steam; sometimes it is hard to keep track of them. With sales happening all year round on Steam, you really never know when a great game is going to pop up at a great price. Here are a few Indie games you should pick up on sale when you get the chance. These games are in different genres, and some are available on other platforms.
- House Flipper – Currently only on PC in Early Access – Retail Price: $19.99
Have you ever watched HGTV and decided that you wanted to flip houses? Are you fascinated by home-improvement shows in general? House Flipper is a great answer to that calling. In House Flipper, you not only respond to home-improvement ads but also have the opportunity to buy and flip houses. The developers of House Flipper are constantly adding content to the game; in fact, in 2019 they are releasing a “Garden Flipper” DLC which will enable options like landscaping and gardening. This is a great game to pick up on sale if you just want something to relax you while you wind down.
- The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut – Currently only on PC – Retail Price: $44.99
I know what you are thinking. “Why did you add such an expensive game to this list?” Well, to answer your question, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is actually 3 remastered games in one. This bundle contains The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 1, 2, and 3, as well as all of the associated DLC contained in each game. It is an action-RPG in the style of Diablo that contains a new level cap of 100, as well as enhanced multiplayer modes and a campaign that lasts well over 50 hours. Joining Van Helsing on his quest is definitely something I would recommend if you can find this hefty bundle on sale.
- Jotun – Available on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U – Retail Price: $14.99
Are you interested in Norse Mythology, but aren’t on a budget to pick up God of War on PS4? Jotun might scratch that itch, at least for a little while. Jotun is an action game focused on large boss fights, rather than fighting hordes of enemies. Join Thora, a Viking warrior who died a dishonorable death and must prove herself to the gods by fighting the Jotun. If Thora succeeds in impressing the gods, she will be admitted into Valhalla, but she must kill the Jotun with only her axe and the blessings of the gods.
Not everyone is into these “boss-rush” games, but this is definitely something to keep at the back of your mind when purchasing gifts for friends or even yourself.
- Legrand Legacy – Currently only on PC with Switch, PS4, and Xbox One releases coming – Retail Price: $24.99
Legrand Legacy holds a special place in my heart for a variety of reasons. First off, it is a love letter to the classic Turn-Based RPG’s that many of us grew up on. It feels like a mix between Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy since it takes QTE’s and integrates them into the combat. The great thing about it though, is that the team behind it believe in it so much, that they have taken player-feedback, and have reworked and rewritten bits of the game to make it more fun and appealing. While it is currently only available on Steam, I can’t wait to see it launch on Nintendo Switch and other platforms.
If you are an RPG fan, or you want to dip your toe into the genre a little, I greatly recommend picking up Legrand Legacy on sale.
- Little Inferno – Available on PC, Wii U, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices – Retail Price: $9.99
When Little Inferno released on Steam back in 2012, I will admit that I was skeptical. Tomorrow Corporation took a bit of a gamble creating a game with the sole purpose of burning things. However, I think I speak for many people when I say that this sandbox adventure satisfies the pyromaniac in all of us. Whether you play it on PC or take it with you on a mobile device or Nintendo Switch, Little Inferno is a fun time-waster that lets you burn things to your heart’s content. For the sheer relaxation-factor alone, I would say that it is well worth the money, on sale or off.
These five games are just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty more indie games out there worth buying, and I’ve written two other lists previously (which you can find here and here.) There are more lists coming up as well, so keep an eye out for them.