Everything feels like it’s exploding in forest fires or uncaring politicians, but at least you can currently get Bugsnax for 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale, which began yesterday and will run until July 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The sale knocks a lot of money off thousands of games—most of which are discounted by 20-50%, though some have seen their prices slashed by over 80% (like the very eh NBA 2K22, which is currently $9.59 and was originally $59.99) (lol). The games included in the sale are also varied. You can snag anything from a usually $60 triple-A title to some cult classic indies you’ve been interested in for years but haven’t gotten around to buying, all for a hardy discount.
If this choice and opportunity sounds overwhelming, that’s because it is. But there are easy ways to cut to the chase and find the games you want, no more, no less. The discounted blockbuster titles like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (now $29.99, 50% off) and Red Dead Redemption II (also $29.99, also 50% off) are helpfully splashed across the top of the Steam homepage for maximum impulse purchasing, though you can also take your time meandering through the homepage’s useful genre and theme categories. You can winnow those categories even further with Steam’s myriad filters, which include price and even niche moods like “atmospheric” or “medieval.”