Finally one of the most anticipated events this year in PC gaming has begun! I'm talking about the Steam Summer Sale of course. People spend money randomly to fill up their Backlog of games. But I might have a solution to prevent you from doing that and also getting some great deals out of the Sale without paying too much for the game you want to purchase anyway. In addition to that i will provide you with some charts to make you decision process easier and present you a list of game you might consider getting this Sale!
Let's start with the Basics! There are three different kinds of Sales:
The most important information you should get out of this is that the Permanent Sales shouldn't rush you and you could wait for a better deal to come. You should definitely consider the Daily Deals, if they include a game you always wanted. Flash Sales are the best of the best when it comes to discounts, game won't get cheaper than this!
Before you start to buy anything you should first fill up your Wishlist. Include title you always wanted to play. The Wishlist is an easy way to keep track of every game you really want. It shows you how much it is discounted at the moment and reminds you per email if some of your games gets a discount. You can also priorities games from important to mildly interested.
I've created two charts that display an option how you could decide if you should buy a game. The first is for the normal Steam User who is mostly interested in playing games and getting great discounts, the second one is for the ones that want a high Steam level and all the silly badges they can get.
The Normal Way
This chart could be really good to get the best deal for the games you want and also not to rush a decision!
Side Note: By "time limited Sale" i mean a sale that is very likely a Flash Sale and is only lasting for a day or a couple of hours.
For Achievement Hunters
Everyone who is hooked by the Trading Card System will help this chart a lot. If you want to craft as many Badges as you can without paying too much for it and also get some sweet games in the process, you should consider this route.
In the End it come to these crucial points:
I hope i could help anyone with this little guide! As always i agree to disagree, so tell me if i missed something that is also very helpful!
Games to look out for