Steam Summer Sale Still Not Live, But Here Are Three Solid Alternatives

By Viet Do . July 7, 2013 . 12:30pm



Update: Steam’s 2013 Summer Sale is now live! Check out the spreadsheet embedded below for the latest price comparison (updated daily):



The annual Steam Summer Sale is just around the corner – so close you can almost feel your wallet quaking in fear. With a starting date most likely sometime in July, anticipation is running high, and gamers across the globe are set to splurge.


While you’re waiting to empty your bank account, there are three solid digital “Summer Sale” events from Amazon, Green Man Gaming, and GameFly that are worth a look. Better still, the majority of the titles being discounted are Steam-activated titles, so you can happily add yet another game to your library that you’ll never get around to playing. (But hey, we’re totally saving money right?)


Amazon Digital Summer Sale Amazon’s Digital Summer Sale began on June 30th and ends July 14th. About 1,000 PC games are on sale, with plenty of titles activating on Steam (double-check the DRM field below a game name before you buy to make sure it’s the Steam version). New batches of games go on sale every 3-4 days, and you’ll find some of the current top picks below, all of which are Steam keys:


Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
July 4 July 7 Max Payne 3 $39.99 75% $9.99
July 4 July 7 Batman Arkham GOTY Pack (City & Aslyum) $49.98 77% $11.49
July 4 July 7 Lego Batman Pack (Lego Batman 1 & 2) $49.98 77% $11.49


Green Man Gaming 666 Sale – A batch of 6 new deals every 6 hours for 6 days. While Green Man Gaming’s sale began with a rocky start on July 1st (the UK retailer was having server problems due to demand) and was suppose to have ended, GMG relaunched all the deals as an “Encore” sale.  Use coupon GMG10-VTTCS-VYH18 to get another 10% off (works on most sale titles). All picks below are Steam keys except of course Guild Wars 2:


Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
July 7 July 8 Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings $29.99 77% $6.75
July 4 July 7 Scribblenauts Unlimited $27.99 77% $6.30
July 7 July 8 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Pack $51.97 77% $11.70
July 7 July 8 Borderlands 2 + Season Pass $59.98 77% $13.50
July 6 N/A Guild Wars 2 (UK & Euro) $54.99 € 55% 24.75 €


*Note: The Guild Wars 2 deal is currently live and isn’t explicitly listed as a “666” deal, but its currently 50% off for UK and European residents (24.75 € after coupon). For North American counterparts, we only get the flat 36% off. Bummer.


GameFly Indie-Pendence Sale – This sale started on 4th of July and was suppose to end already but Gamefly has since extended their Indie game sale until July 9th. There’s a few gem in this sales event which are listed below. Don’t forget to use Gamefly’s July coupon GFDJUL20 (GFDJUL20UK for UK) to get the prices for top picks shown below (yep, all Steam keys):


Start End Game Title MSRP % Off Sale Price
July 4 July 9 Sanctum 2 $14.99 60% $5.99
July 4 July 6 Bit.Trip Runner 2 $14.99 47% $7.99
July 4 July 6 Rising Storm $19.99 40% $11.99


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