Summer is the official sale season for gamers. It all starts with the annual Steam Sale, and then the digital marketplaces of Microsoft and Sony get in on the goodness, moving stocks and slashing prices like their predecessors. Between the two platforms competing for gamer dollars, some incredible deals are bound to happen.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is an action-adventure game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is the seventh installment in the Assassin's Creed series. The game has been released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One.

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The story is set in the 21st century and describes the players as Abstergo agents. Unlike previous #video games, gameplay elements focus on a ship-based exploration of the seamless open world map. The main characters are Edward Kenway, Haytham Kenway, Benjamin Hornigold, Stede Bonnet, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack.

XCOM 2

#Xcom 2 is a single-player video game developed and published by Firaxis Games and 2K Games. The game was released for OS X, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Linux, in January 2017. It is available for sale on both eBay and Amazon. XCOM 2 is the sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The gameplay is set in 2035, years after the events of XCOM: Enemy Within, in a scenario where a military organization tries to fight off an alien invasion. As a player, you can customize your soldiers’ names, costumes, and personalities.

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Furthermore, nationalities, weapons, and genders can also be customized.

The deals

  • Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection: Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection is available for sale online. The main character, Ezio, is a part of the Assassin team and he takes the entire Brotherhood of Assassins to Italy. Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations are the most prominent games with enhanced graphics.
  • Steam Summer Sale: If you’ve held off on games like #Shadow Of Mordor, Rocket League, and Mafia III, then you should grab them on the Steam Summer Sale. Shadow of Mordor: Game of the Year Edition costs $3.99, 80% off its usual price. If you missed Mafia III when it launched in 2016, you could grab it at the summer sale for $14.79. Several Final Fantasy games on Steam are half-off, such as Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy X, and X-2 Remaster. You can also grab Doom for $14, Dishonored 2 for $20, Nier: Automata for $42, and Prey for $41. Award-winning titles like Transistor, Hyper Light Drifter, and Abzu are on sale for $5.6, $2.30, and $9.90, respectively. The summer sale will end on July 5, 2017.

What are your plans this summer?