You know, I have a hard time with Steam. Sometimes I consider it to be a kind of godsend, sent to us by lord Gabriel on high; other times I curse its sales, the sheer mountain of games it almost forces me to buy and the endless stressful backlog of titles it creates in my life. But I suppose it's merely a platform that empowers us all to play titles we would otherwise never encounter.
Therefore, it seems acceptable to continually praise the efforts of the developers that choose Steam as their go-to platform. We're here to highlight some of the greatest achievements Steam releases on a weekly basis, so that you can prioritize where and when you spend your hard earned cash. Let's take a look, shall we?
The Best Steam Games You Can Pick Up this Week
Steam is absolutely besotted with Chucklefish Games' Stardew Valley. With almost a 100 percent approval rating on the platform and a solid 10/10 rating, this cross between Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon has almost refined the formula of both series and created a masterpiece of its own. There are people who actually purchased the game after pirating it, they enjoyed it so much. There are even fans who bought the game FOR pirates because they wanted the dev to receive every cent he deserved. Amazing. This will gradually be a must-buy for any Steam account.
SUPERHOT labels itself as "the most innovative shooter in years" in its own fantastic campaign. This shooter employs a really interesting mechanic, where time only moves when you do. You'll be tasked with taking out a room of red guys made out of glass. You'll have to dodge bullets, launch katanas, throw your own weapons, aim your shotgun blasts perfectly and master the art of jumping (seriously). It's a fantastic achievement; one that we'll be playing all year.
'Out There Somewhere'
At the time of writing, Out There Somewhere is currently selling on Steam for approximately $0.25. That's no joke. Normally it sells for $1 and even at that price this little indie platformer is packed full of fantastic content. You'll be side scrolling through space in a little ship or using a teleportation gun while continuously enjoying the game's minimalist and retro art style. At this price, there's no reason not to get Out There Somewhere.
This game is currently in early access and allows you to construct your own buildings, cities and ecosystems. Fans on Steam have been quick to shower the game with praise.
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