The 2023 Steam Summer Sale is now on - here are some of the best deals

Kicking off at 6pm Thursday June 29, the Steam Summer Sale is the perfect time to purchase some of your wishlist games.

PC gamers rejoice: the Steam Summer Sale is upon us and will run from June 29 to July 13.

The Steam Summer Sale is one of the platform’s major seasonal events which happen four times a year, with publishers from across the industry getting involved. So keep your eyes peeled for discounts from brands including Valve, EA, Rockstar, Microsoft, Sega, Capcom and more.

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You can expect to grab discounts across thousands of games whether you’re interested in first-person shooters or slice of life games, no wallet is safe.

If you’ve had a game sitting on your wishlist for a while or perhaps you're hoping for a discount on the Steam Deck, now is the time to check it out.

Stardew Valley on the Steam Deck. Image: ValveStardew Valley on the Steam Deck. Image: Valve
Stardew Valley on the Steam Deck. Image: Valve | Valve

When is the Steam Summer Sale?

The Steam Summer Sale 2023 will run from June 29 until Thursday July 13.

Steam Summer Sale best deals

The best Steam Summer Sale deals include up to 20% off the Steam Deck, with the top-of-the-range model down from £569 to £455.20. You can also get your hands on the basic 64GB model for £314.10 and the mid-range 256GB model with NVMe SSD for £390.15.

Many huge games are on sale, including:

  • Dead Space - £34.99
  • The Outlast Trials - £21.24
  • New World - £13.40
  • Disco Elysium - £8.74
  • Stardew Valley - £7.25
  • Little Nightmares II - £8.24
  • Hogwarts Legacy - £39.99
  • Red Dead Redemption II - £19.79
  • Elden Ring - £34.99
  • Power Wash Simulator - £15.99
During the Steam Summer Sale titles across the Resident Evil franchise are on sale. Image: CapcomDuring the Steam Summer Sale titles across the Resident Evil franchise are on sale. Image: Capcom
During the Steam Summer Sale titles across the Resident Evil franchise are on sale. Image: Capcom | Capcom

Featured franchises with big discounts available include:

  • Star Wars
  • Need For Speed
  • Resident Evil
  • Doom
  • Monster Hunter
  • Fallout
  • Hitman
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Final Fantasy
  • The Witcher
  • Halo

Some of the best deals include Marvel's Spider-Man games. Originally released only on PlayStation, you can now save 33% on Spider-Man Remastered or if you've just seen Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and want more, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is just £26.79.

You can get Dying Light 2 Stay Human for half price at £27.49, Rust is currently available for £23.44 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II currently has 45% off at £32.99.

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Cyberpunk 2077 may have had a rocky start, but if you're interested in exploring Night City you can do so for half price at £24.99 or if you'd prefer a drive, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is just £4.12 with 75% off.

Other massive discounts include the Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition bundle which has a whopping 89% off at £7.48, so it would be a good buy if you fancy adventuring as Gordonstoun graduate Lara Croft.

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What other sales does Steam have?

Besides Steam’s Summer Sale, there are four major seasonal sales: Spring, Autumn and Winter.

The Spring Sale has now past but for those already planning ahead, the 2023 Steam Autumn Sale is set to run from November 21 to November 28, while the Steam Winter Sale is currently slated to run from December 21 to January 4 2024.

Smaller themed sale events, or Fests, also run throughout the year.

Later this month the Steam Stealth Fest will celebrate stealth games with discounts across the genre from July 24 to July 31. The Visual Novel Fest will take place in August, with more Fests including the Visual Novel and Return of Steam Scream Fest (Halloween) also taking place before the year ends.

Remember, you can always gift games on Steam - something to keep in mind if you're stuck on what to buy someone as a present.

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