The longest day of the year has come and gone - considered the first day of the summer for people in the Northern Hemisphere - and with that Steam's annual summer sale is now upon us. Sure, for most of us in India it's monsoon already, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the gifts that Steam bears.
On top of the discounts, Valve has added a mini-game of sorts, where you complete daily quests to fill a sticker book. If you manage to complete any of the 15 pages, that one will permanently stay unlocked on your account. Stickers can't be traded, so you'll have to do the quests to earn them.
If you don't have an international credit/debit card, don't worry. Steam brought in support for netbanking, digital wallets, and cash on delivery late last year, so there's a ton of new ways to pay for your favourite games.
As has become the new norm, there'll be no limited-time or flash sales during the Steam Summer Sale. Instead, games with discounts will stay that way throughout the sale period - June 22 to July 5 - and games that aren't on discount won't be receiving any discounts randomly. That's good for players, since it gives you ample time to browse the store and find gems.
In any case, we've perused through the games on sale so you don't have to bother looking. Here are the top deals during the Steam Summer Sale:
Bayonetta - Rs. 498 (25 percent off)
F1 2016 - Rs. 353 (70 percent off)
Final Fantasy VII - Rs. 204 (50 percent off)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rs. 204 (50 percent off)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor - Rs. 197 (80 percent off)
NBA 2K17 - Rs. 624 (75 percent off)
Abzu - Rs. 169 (70 percent off)
Dead Cells - Rs. 466 (15 percent off)
Hyper Light Drifter - Rs. 282 (50 percent off)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - Rs. 158 (67 percent off)
Overcooked - Rs. 399 (50 percent off)
What Remains of Edith Finch - Rs. 423 (25 percent off)
What do you have on your eye on this summer? Leave them in the comments below.