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5 Awesome retro/strategy games with more than 70% discount on the Steam Store

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It is not secret that  we love the indie game development industry and retro games, after all, they have a propensity of reminding us all of fun childhood-moments.

I did also notice one of our most popular post last week was the one announcing cheap Xbox Live games… I figured I would try to find some lesser known deals for your viewing pleasure.

So, after some digging around the steam store, I have found some retro/strategy titles with a heavy discount. Most of the games listed on here have 70% off the original price… the offers are time-limited so make sure you check them out quick! Do make sure you have your Steam Wallet Credit ready to go too!

Good luck fellow gamers, hope  these cheap Steam games are appealing to you 🙂

Breach & Clear for SteamPlay, Windows and Mac (Offer ends 13 May)

How cheap is this game on Steam right now?

You can pick up this game with an impressive 75% discount (the actual figure will depend on your location of course). Get Breach and Clear right now at the official store.

About the game

Breach & Clear brings deep tactical strategy simulation to PC, Mac and Linux! Build your Special Operations team, plan and execute advanced missions, and own every angle.

Choose your real-world squad — US Army Rangers, Germany’s KSK, Canada’s JTF2, UK SAS, and more — and take on a variety of foes with different skill-sets and abilities. Learn to approach, engage, and dominate your opponents through superior tactics and training. The Steam version of Breach & Clear includes all the premium content from the original mobile game at no additional cost.

FULL CUSTOMIZATION

Build your arsenal with thousands of gun combinations, and specialize each soldier with a combination of perks, tactics, camo, armor, and inventory all tailored by you. Tune your load-out with consumables like UAV Drones and Breaching Charges that can change the course of battle!

OWN EVERY ANGLE

Each soldier matters, every decision counts. Plan your mission step-by-step: split up your team and assault the map from multiple entrance points, set routes and fields of fire, use cover and outflank your foe.

REALISTIC, TACTICAL COMBAT

Developed with help from members of the Special Operations Forces community, Breach & Clear features actual close-quarters combat tactics and a variety of door-breaching techniques. Soldiers equip real-world weapons and gear. Firefights take place in real time.

Helpful user comments

Recommended, but only if you really like the genre – turn based tactical. I do like the game, and I will probably get 10-20 hours of gameplay out of it, but I can already spot some problems.

– Poor weapon variety. There’s lots of AR-15 and M4 varieties, with similar stats, but no AK-47 (despite that you can play as spetznaz) or weapons of other origin than US/west Europe.
– Poor gear variety. With a few exceptions, you can add something that adds a single value. For almost the same price, you can get a bonus of 5, 10 or 15. Why would anyone ever buy the +5 gear?
– Poor mission variety. 35 SMALL maps. 3 different missions on each (hunt, defuse, extraction).
– Bland AI. Nothing surprising about it’s moves.
– No sidearms, no magazine count, no reloads.
– Poor use of grenades. If you want to use a flashbang, then use it on turn 1 and move into the room on turn 2. There’s no way to tell your squad to wait until after the detonation before they move in. Which leads to the next point…
– Poor ways to coordinate your movements. You can’t tell op 1 to wait until op 2 arrives and then move together, unless you wait a full round. Which might hurt your score.
– Poor damage model. Everyone always fight to the death. Injuries have no negative effect, armor only adds HP.

None of this is game-breaking, but my impression is that they should have added more features and more complexity to the game, and definitely bigger/more maps. At the 15 euro pricetag, I recon you get your moneys’ worth but only if you are really itching for this type of game.

Nethergate: Resurrection for Windows only (Offer ends 10 May)

Historically accurate, this strategic, classic RPG game is filled with rich information about a particularly unique period of time in British history. Check out the information below, there’s a lot of surprises and pleasure to be gotten from this charismatic title…

NOTE: One of the coolest facts about this game is that the developer, Spider Web Software ….,

How cheap is this game on Steam right now?

70% discount (the actual figure will depend on your location of course). Nethergate: Resurrection click the link to download this game!

Game description

Spiderweb Software’s classic adventure of treachery and battle in ancient times has returned! Travel back to ancient Britannia for a tale of cunning foes, vicious battles, and a race to rediscover the lost secrets of magic.

Britannia is a land ravaged by war. The natives of this land, the savage Celts, have long been subjugated by the Roman invaders. At last, they have risen up in bloody rebellion. Battles rage across the land. Cities are sacked, the inhabitants massacred. And, lost in the chaos, in the small, forgotten valley of Shadowvale, a plan is being formed.

Soon, a band of barbarians will rediscover the lost secrets of magic. They will find a way to rid their lands of their oppressors forever. And you, as the Celtic warriors, will attempt to free your people.

Or you, as the Romans, will attempt to crush them. For the good of the Empire.

Key Game Features

  • Two different sides, the powerful Romans and the savage and cunning Celts. Each side has a completely different full-length adventure.
  • Enormous game world, with dozens of dungeons and many characters and quests.
  • Fascinating storyline. Fight for freedom, or further the glory of the Empire.
  • Lost secrets of magic! Dozens of spells and hundreds of hidden magical artifacts.
  • Innovative story and unique setting. Unlike any fantasy game you’ve ever played.

Helpful user comments

Ave!

A great, old school rpg and its really immersive for its archaic 2D graphics, as soon as you get a hang of it, you’re in Ancient Roman era , fantasy britannia. Details and depth are really nice with many easter eggs, rich with history and has a really good sense of humour.

The mechanics are satisfactory, got traits like fallout and skill point buy like MM’s. It’s sand-box’ish you can do your quests in any order as long as your party is skillful enough, travel anywhere if you have enough food in your bag, talk to everyone in game world provided you’re not a Roman trying to find his/her way in a brigantes village. You can play both as Romans and Britons, they have slightly different stories.

This game totally amazed me, by giving me much more than i had anticipated, made me wonder what is missing in most modern games.

If you like 2D rpgs and can endure the mechanics like of Might & Magic, it will be a worthy purchase for its price.

8/10 , at least

Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty 85% Off (Offer ends 10 May)

One of my old time favorites while growing up, put yourself behind a skillful group of army men. Each character will have different skills that will allow you to destroy enemies based by infiltration and strategic destruction;.

One of those titles that have left their mark on an entire generation of gamers…

How cheap is this game on Steam right now?

85% discount (the actual figure will depend on your location of course).Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty click the link to download this game!

Game description

You have been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps, and must now mobilize in a series of 8 new dangerous missions. You may come with experience of action ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ or perhaps you are just a rookie – whatever you are, you will be given the opportunity to push your daring and tactical ability to the limit. As the leader of a small elite unit operating deep within enemy territory, you will experience new challenges and goals with these new missions. Plus new vehicles, buildings, weapons and 2 levels of difficulty will satisfy both Commandos veterans and new recruits.

  • Distract and confuse the enemy soldiers by throwing stones and cigarette boxes.
  • Kidnap German soldiers, destroy train-mounted artillery and sabotage prototype aircraft.
  • Eliminate opponents from considerable distance with the Enfield long-range weapon.
  • Two new characters; a female member of the Dutch resistance, and a Major from the Yugoslav Partisan forces.
  • Use ether, handcuffs, a club or your own fists to subdue the enemy.

Helpful user comments

While it has fewer missions than Behind Enemy Lines each of Beyond the Call’s missions is as big as the largest-size missions from BEL. Altogether I liked this game just as much as the first BUT the addition of several new abilities counteracts the added complexity of the longer missions. In fact, I feel they went too far and made the game too easy.

These abilities have been granted to all characters:

  • Puppet – Basically, the character holds an enemy soldier at gunpoint, allowing you to control the soldier. The soldier has one ability: Distract. This single ability allows any character to have a Spy-lite in their pocket at all times.
  • Stone – When thrown it causes all soldiers in earshot to look in the direction of the impact for a few seconds. If you instead use it to pelt a soldier several times directly he’ll leave his post to investigate. Again, it just made things too easy.
  • Cigarettes – Usually has to be salvaged from a dead soldier. When dropped within view of most enemy soldiers they’ll leave their patrols/posts to pick up the pack and smoke them in a corner somewhere.

All three of these abilities are usable by any character and it really takes away from the puzzle aspect of Commandos that I really loved. The Green Beret’s Decoy’s thunder has been stolen and split 3 ways and the Spy… while he’s not rendered obsolete he’s definitely not as indispensable as he used to be.

Character Ability
Green Beret Handcuffs – Pre-requisite to Puppeteering

Fist – Pre-requisite to handcuffing

Driver Rifle – Basically, the pistol with 30% more range. It’s unsilenced and therefore not very useful for most situations but it doesn’t have limited ammo like the Sniper’s rifle.

Club – Same as the fist, but the Driver doesn’t carry handcuffs so it’s really only useful for a two-pronged attack when you want to quickly knock-out two soldiers in rapid succession.

Spy Hanger – Unlike BEL, the Spy’s disguise duties are no longer super simple. Previously, he just had to worry about getting ahold of the officer’s uniform and after that he was untouchable. In Beyond he can/must usually steal his uniform from handcuffed enemies. The easiest to obtain is the common soldier but officers are not fooled by this disguise. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that officers usually patrol with several machinegunners in tow and are therefore impossible to knockout and handcuff. (You can’t steal uniforms from dead enemies.)

Ether – Same as the fist, but again, only the Green Beret carries the handcuffs so you’ll need him to finish up otherwise the enemy will wake up and sound the alarm shortly.

In conclusion, I liked Beyond but not as much as Behind. The mission designs are somewhat more complex but this is watered down too far by the new, shared abilities.

Revolution Ace 75% Discounted (Offer ends 17 May)

This is a favorite personal of mine, I have spent countless hours at my old arcade playing on machines that looked exactly like this.

From the comments and reactions of player, the developers of Revolution Ace have managed to create a great and classic game in 2014. I truly hope is as enjoyable as it looks, download is on the way 😉

Get this cheap steam game right now at the store!

Pick up your copy of Revolution Ace with a 75% discount(the actual figure will depend on your location of course).

Game description

Humanity is on the verge of extinction. It’s up to you to infiltrate the AI core and win the war against the machines.

Start your journey with a simple ship, outfitted with only basic machine guns and air-to-ground missiles. As you take down more and more of the AI’s fighter’s you’ll unlock new technologies like plasma shields, wave beams, and ion cannons.

It’s totally up to you how you outfit your rig, with hundreds of possible configurations and strategies, Revolution Ace is the deepest, most strategic overhead shooter you’ve ever played.

Features

  • Powered by the Unreal engine.
  • Real water simulation and rigid-body physics. Ships react realistically when shot down, and buildings respond realistically when bombed.
  • Fight a wide variety of air, land, and sea enemies with a customizable loadout. Level up to unlock more weapon slots and perks that add additional passive bonuses like piercing and shield stealing.
  • Online and local two player co-op
  • Unique Versus mode. Send enemies and hazards to defeat your opponent.

Helpful user comments

Raptor: Call of the Shadows. Sounds familiar?

Well, that’s not it. But this game did its best to borrow from the classics. Sometimes it even feels like it’s almost there.
Worth seeing.

10/10 for the effort & nostalgy
8/10 for the game itself.

Hexcells Infinite 70% Off until 10 May

Ever wanted a game you can’t finish? This of this awesome logic based game… I guess you could think of it as a never-ending 6 sided minesweeper that will always be there to give you yet another challenge… Here check it out:

Get this cheap steam game right now at the store!

You can now buy Hexcells Infinite 70 % at the official Steam page

Game description

Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.

It includes a new set of 36 puzzles as well as a random puzzle generator and now supports mid-level saving and cross platform cloud saves.

The level generator uses an 8 digit seed number to generate each puzzle so they can easily be shared.

Helpful user comments

Help. I’m 8161 puzzles in and i can’t stop. This is like minesweeper, but better. No randomness, way better mechanics, unlimited replayability. It’s all about logic and stuff. Just the right level of challenge for me. I’m way too hooked. Also each puzzles takes me 1-4 mins. Just woke up? Time to sneak in one puzzle. Queueing up for LoL and nothing to do? Sneak in another few puzzles.

Some one save me.

Conclusion:

As a gamer there are hundreds of reasons to wake up with smile on your face, just waiting to see the amazing deals any day can bring us. Today we explored some retro/strategy games that reminded me quite a bit of my childhood.

hope you too can get a sense of gaming back in the 90’s by trying some of these games out… after all, with 70%+ discount on them, you can’t get cheaper steam games can you?

Hope you enjoyed that, do let me know if you have any title to add or what you thought about these games!

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