The 2012 Steam Summer Sale has begun and it's looking to be quite the ridiculous sale. I say this not because the deals are already crazy good—there are some pretty good deals—but because it's looking to be the kind of sale that keeps you coming back every few hours to see what's new with "Flash Sales" and to vote for upcoming sales and oh golly gee, I don't like what this could do to my OCD personality.
The sale will last from now through July 22nd with new deals going live every day at 12 P.M. CST—in addition to the new "Flash Sales" and all that jazz—and that means we all have ten days to buy a bunch of games on the cheap and never play them. (We all do it and it's nothing to be ashamed for; well, actually, we probably should be ashamed by our stupid sale-hungry ways.)
I won't go through all the games on sale today as there are many and you can find them by loading up Steam or visiting the site, but I do want to throw out a few recommendations for some games I really enjoy and may not be as well known as other more high profile games—e.g. Modern Warfare 3 is on sale today but I'm pretty sure everyone's heard of that game, not to mention I still haven't played it and have little desire to change that.
The first game I want to recommend is Crusader Kings II—which is a strategy game where you take control of a dynasty via its current ruler and then progress through time in hopes of expanding your dynasty in whatever way you can. It's a lot of fun and I love the different ways you can go about expanding—like setting up marriages with other dynasties; spying on other dynasties; assassinating other competitive rulers; or just going the traditional route of war. Also, you just might learn something too.
The other game I want to recommend in Legend of Grimrock—which is an old school first-person role-playing game that takes place in a grid-based dungeon, so movement happens one space at a time. It's an old school game with new school visuals—yeah, I said it—and it's a lot of fun for anyone who remember the good ol' days of Dungeon Master and the like. I do think newer gamers might have an issue with Grimrock's gameplay, but at $5.99 why not give it a shot?
And there's an indie bundle for every day, so why not check out today's and see if it's full of games you want; that is, if you haven't gotten them all elsewhere in previous sales/etc.