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The Steam Summer Sale is live: Here are some of the best bargains

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Your guide to the best PC sale of the year

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Summer. It’s the season to spend money on the essentials: a new air conditioner, backup pairs of sunglasses, hand-woven picnic baskets and 15 or so video games you probably won’t even install on your PC until next year.

That’s right, folks. PayPal warned you, and now the video game chickens have come home to virtually roost. The Steam Summer Sale is upon us.

Last year’s sale came packed with new sets of trading cards and craftable game badges. This time around, they’ve added quests which fill a digital sticker book. Completing a page in the sticker book will permanently unlock that page on your account.

We know it’s tough to sort out the best deals and discounts while basking in the sunshine and taking delicate sips of an afternoon mint julep, which is why we’ve done all the work for you.

Some of this year’s highlight price drops include the Final Fantasy and Ghost Recon franchises, as well as Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s Game of the Year edition for less than $5! Act fast, the Summer Sale ends July 5.

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor - $3.99 (80 percent off)
  • Dishonored 2 - $19.99 (50 percent off)
  • Watch Dogs 2 - $29.99 (50 percent off)
  • Doom - $14.99 (50 percent off)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 - $29.99 (50 percent off)
  • Mafia 3 - $14.79 (63 percent off)
  • The Witcher 3 - $24.99 (50 percent off)
  • Dark Souls 3 - $23.99 (60 percent off)
  • Pillars of Eternity - $17.99 (60 percent off)
  • Tyranny - $22.49 (50 percent off)
  • XCOM 2 - $19.79 (67 percent off)
  • Superhot - $14.99 (40 percent off)
  • Resident Evil 7 - $35.99 (40 percent off)
  • Torchlight 2 - $4.99 (75 percent off)
  • Hyper Light Drifter - $9.99 (50 percent off)
  • Darkest Dungeon - $9.99 (60 percent off)
  • Firewatch - $8.99 (55 percent off)
  • Hollow Knight - $9.89 (34 percent off)
  • Stardew Valley - $8.99 (40 percent off)
  • Civilization 6 - $35.99 (40 percent off)
  • Fallout 4 - $14.99 (50 percent off)

These are the discounts on Final Fantasy:

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - $14.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 3 - $7.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 4 and Final Fantasy 4: The After Years bundle - $11.49 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 5 - $7.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 6 - $7.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 7 - $5.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 8 - $5.99 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 9 - $10.49 (50 percent off)
  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster - $14.99 (50 percent off)

And here are some of the Ghost Recon titles currently on sale:

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - $3.39 (66 percent off)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - $6.79 (66 percent off)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - $40.19 (33 percent off)