Last week marked the official start of summer, which means it was only a matter of time before Steam would launch their yearly summer sale. The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is now underway, with loads of discounted games to tantalize your wallet.
This year’s summer sale theme is Steam Grand Prix, a racing event that places Steam user into animal-themed teams. As you shop the sale and complete quests, you are rewarded with points that can be used to bolster your team’s progress or slow down an opposing team. Unlocking Steam achievements in qualifying games like the newly released My Friend Pedro will also grant points for the event. Participating in the event daily and shopping the sale will help you increase your Boost meter.
Each day, the top three teams in the previous race will earn Grand Prix Tokens. The more boosts you contribute to your team, the more Grand Prix Tokens you’ll earn. Tokens can also be earned through completing event quests. These can be redeemed for additional rewards at the Pit Stop, including profile backgrounds and chat emotes. Grand Prix Tokens can be redeemed until the event ends on July 7, 2019 at 10:00 am PDT. Participants will also be randomly selected to receive items from their wishlist, so make sure your Steam wishlist is up to date. You can learn more about the rules and details of the event on the Steam Grand Prix homepage.
☀ The Steam Summer Sale is on now through July 9th, offering big savings on thousands of titles! ☀
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— Steam (@Steam) June 25, 2019
Noteworthy Game Discounts
While the racing-themed event is fun and all, the main attraction of the Steam Summer Sale is the discounted games. There are dozens of noteworthy titles up for grabs on the cheap during this year’s sale. Here’s a few that we noticed while browsing through the sale:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $29.99 (75% off)
- Two Point Hospital – $17.49 (50% off)
- Monster Hunter: World – $29.99 (50% off)
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 – $4.99 (75% off)
- Devil May Cry 5 – $39.59 (34% off)
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 – $26.99 (40% off)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition – $14.99 (70% off)
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Edition – $19.99 (50% off)
Head over to the Steam store to see the full listing of discounted games for the 2019 Steam Summer Sale. Hopefully you’ll burn more rubber than the hole in your wallet.