A Paladin’s Recommendations: Steam Winter Sale 2013 Day 8…

Day seven eight has arrived and there are plenty of indie games worth checking out today. I’ll talk about a few of them today.

This series is about recommending or cautioning you about games on the Steam Daily Sale as well as any interesting GOG sales that might catch my eyes. I won’t bother with flash sales as those come and go too quickly. Don’t forget that yesterday’s deals are still in effect for another 24 hours so check out my previous post for information on those. So let’s get onto day two of this year’s sale.


  1. Hotline Miami: Game was released to rave reviews and is one of those unique games worth playing. At 80% off, it’s definitely worth it for the soundtrack alone despite how bizarre the game is.
  2. The Killing Floor: I’ve heard good things about this game and it seems like the developers have been constantly updating it since it was released in 2009. Something that should always be celebrated. It is very co-op focused so make sure you have some friends to play with before you get it.
  3. unEpic: Tried the demo of Unepic twice and the second time won me over with it’s great graphic style and amusing humor. It’s a 2D RPG and while it says it’s in early access, that’s only for the multiplayer part of the game. The single player mode is 100% finished. It’s worth a look.
  4. Gone Home: I’ve heard interesting things about Gone Home and I’m getting it today to see what all the fuss is about.
  5. Bastion: It’s awesome and if you haven’t gotten it yet, what the heck is wrong with you? Nuff said.

Ok, so I cheated and added two four Flash sales on here. But this is my blog and I’ll run it how I want dangit! ;).

Warning and Caution on these Games:

  1. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition: This game was released in a really rough state. While mods do help to make the game playable, you will probably run into a whole variety of problems to get the game up and running in an acceptable form. Everything from control problems to graphic issues and more, I’ve stayed away from Dark Souls because I’m not willing to deal with those problems just to play the game. I’ve got an RPG sitting on my desktop that was actually made for PC and looks absolutely gorgeous. I have no interest in dealing with a poorly ported game from the console.
  2. The Cave: Game was released to very poor reviews and it would be wise to check it out for yourself before purchasing.
  3. Same goes for Lost Planet 3.
  4. Anno 2070 was released with some terrible DRM and as far as I know, was never removed by Ubisoft. I could be wrong as Steam doesn’t mention the DRM but it’s still something to be wary of when thinking of buying this game.

Hope you enjoyed this post, more recommendations coming tomorrow!

Have a Merry Christmas!


Leave a Reply