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TheCockatrice

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Did anyone win a free game from Steam from their wishlists? Saw some guy on reddit getting Cyberpunk from them. Lucky bs lol.
 

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We're continuing our new monthly series with a look at the top games released on Steam during the month of May. As with last month's post, this list looks at all games released during the month and grabs the top 20 by revenue earned in the first two weeks following release.

In this list, there really is something for every kind of player. From narrative single-player games to open world first-person shooters. Deep real-time strategy games to realistic simulation games. Pixely RPGs to Super-high-definition action games. Family-friendly racing games to dark horror experiences.

Here is this month's list of top new releases ordered by release date (we've put this list on a handy store page too):

  • Rise of Industry - a single-player, strategic, tycoon game with a living, breathing, and procedurally generated world set in the 1930s. released May 2, 2019.
  • Swag and Sorcery - a very pixely pingle-player RPG, released May 9, 2019
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 - a high-def update to the classic story-driven beat 'em up with full controller support, released May 9, 2019
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence, a single-player story rich adventure with full controller support, released May 14, 2019
  • RAGE 2- a post-apocalyptic open world shooter, released May 14, 2019
  • Beat Saber - a VR-only music rhythm game, released on May 21, 2019 after 12 months in Early Access.
  • Team Sonic Racing™ - a cute, fast-paced arcade racing featuring Sonic and friends, released May 21, 2019
  • BATTALION 1944: a realistic WWII multiplayer shooter, released May 23, 2019.
  • Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - a turn-based empire-building and strategy game with stunning real-time battles, released May 23, 2019.
  • Minion Masters - a free to play fast-paced strategic card game, with 1v1 or 2v2 battles. Transitioned out of Early Access on May 24, 2019.
  • XERA: Survival - a multiplayer open world looter shooter, featuring a global gear stash accessible from any server. Launched in Early access on May 24, 2019
  • FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S VR: HELP WANTED - a VR-only first-person survival horror game, released May 28, 2019.
  • Layers of Fear 2 - a psychological horror game filled with unique puzzles, released May 28, 2019.
  • SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest - a standalone expansion to the RTS/RPG hit SpellForce 3, released May 28, 2019.
  • Void Bastards - a stylized action strategy game with loot scavenging and full controller support, released May 28, 2019.
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione - the official Blancpain GT Series racing game, rendered with realistic simulation and including official drivers, teams, cars and circuits. Transitioned out of Early Access on May 29, 2019
  • Conan Unconquered - a real-time survival strategy game set in the world of Conan the Barbarian, released May 29, 2019.
  • Conqueror's Blade - a free to play, medieval multiplayer action strategy game. Transitioned out of Early Access May 30.
  • Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST - a dark, dystopian, multiplayer survival game in which a ruthless hunter tracks and guns down scavengers. Launched in Early Access on May 30, 2019.
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane - a hack-and-slash set in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Features solo, co-op, or multiplayer and full controller support. Released May 31, 2019.

The above list is generated by looking at revenue as one measure of popularity. But we know that this measure doesn’t fully capture the popularity of free games that many players may be enjoying but that don’t generate revenue the same way as the kinds of traditional paid games listed above. So this month, we’re also adding a list of the top five free games released in May, measured (and ranked here) by peak player count within the first two weeks following release.
  • Conqueror's Blade - a medieval multiplayer action strategy game.
  • Splitgate: Arena Warfare – a multiplayer first-person-shooter that uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat.
  • Minion Masters - a free to play fast-paced strategic card game, with 1v1 or 2v2 battles.
  • Eden Rising – a solo or multiplayer open-world tower defense game.
  • Never Split the Party – a multiplayer social rogue-like that depends on cooperative adventuring.
 
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You know you can get both South Park games for $10. The newer game is 90% off.

I bumped my Steam library to 124 games after buying these old games during the big summer sale:

Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Crazy Taxi
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Edition
Fallout: New Vegas
Grim Fandango
Just Cause
Thief Gold
Thief II: The Metal Age
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Underworld
The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition
Worms Reloaded

I did see Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for $2 but I already own Sleeping Dogs with all of the DLC and achievements unlocked but if I knew anyone who was interested I would have gifted it to them.

The last summer sale I participated in was back in 2012. I don't remember if they had a points/tokens system tied to purchases and in-game achievements then. I got my summer sale badge to level 300 pretty easily.
 
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jshackles

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had to add a few games I wanted to my wishlist, I had cleaned it up a few weeks back and all I had was a few Rocksmith DLCs. Kinda glad I hadn't won anything yet. Now, though....
 

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had to add a few games I wanted to my wishlist, I had cleaned it up a few weeks back and all I had was a few Rocksmith DLCs. Kinda glad I hadn't won anything yet. Now, though....
Steam members really wish they had cyberpunk for 60$... who knew!! ??

*adds 60$ games to wishlist*
 
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VysePSU

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Steam members really wish they had cyberpunk for 60$... who knew!! ??

*adds 60$ games to wishlist*
They're going to be disappointed. I thought the rules said random winners wouldn't receive games that aren't out yet.
 

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corgi back bitches
I am beginning to feel a bit sorry for the other teams, but not too much. I have to wonder what Valve was thinking letting people choose their team. I'm pretty sure last time they did a team event it was all randomised.



Go Team!!!
 

jshackles

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I've got $10 in magic Steam bucks, lay some recommendations on me!
 

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I've got $10 in magic Steam bucks, lay some recommendations on me!
Think Dusk but a Hexen spiritual successor. Just finished from early access.



Still very early access but think Stardew Valley made from former Lionhead Fable devs. it's not on sell but so worth it for $9.99 plus I think it will probably go up in price in the near future.


The closest thing you can get to a modern Roller Coaster Tycoon with the spirit of the original also released from early access not too long ago.


I thought this game got kind of a bad rap being released so close to Death's Gambit even though they're two different genres, Dark Devotion is a 2D roguelike.

 
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TheCockatrice

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Need some advice on what to buy between: Call of Cthulhu the new one or The Council? Would like some opinions on both of them without spoilers pls :)


sigh this thread is dead af.
 
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Need some advice on what to buy between: Call of Cthulhu the new one or The Council? Would like some opinions on both of them without spoilers pls :)


sigh this thread is dead af.
I've only played a few hours of Call of Cthulhu. It was alright but nothing really grabbed me. Just a bit mediocre and not scary either (not even in the atmospheric sense). Maybe it gets better later on but my game crashed during a loading screen and I lost my save files. From what I've seen there were quite a few people with my problem.
 

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Need some advice on what to buy between: Call of Cthulhu the new one or The Council? Would like some opinions on both of them without spoilers pls :)


sigh this thread is dead af.
I recommend The Council. It's mostly talking with choices (some with real consequences) and the occasional puzzle. Call of Cthulhu has it's moments, but overall I think it's the weaker game (worse writing, gameplay bits..)
 
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TheCockatrice

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I recommend The Council. It's mostly talking with choices (some with real consequences) and the occasional puzzle. Call of Cthulhu has it's moments, but overall I think it's the weaker game (worse writing, gameplay bits..)
I went with THe Council in the end because it seemed to me as well that had better writing. So far its ok but the camera controls/movement are a bit jarring. Story seems interesting so far.
 

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Top Releases of June 2019


Trover Saves the Universe - 3D platformer action in a bizarre comedy universe from the co-creator of Rick and Morty. Released June 4th.

Barotrauma - Just arrived into Early Access - 2D survival on a submarine plunging deep below the surface of a frozen ocean. Released June 5th.

Hell Let Loose - Just arrived into Early Access - WWII FPS with 100 player battles and a strategic meta game including a dynamically shifting front line and resource management. Released June 6th.

Cooking Simulator - Play in sandbox mode or take on a career in this cooking simulator with full physics and realistic ingredients. Released June 6th.

OCTOPATH TRAVELER - Eight unique and unforgettable story paths and characters with retro JRPG style and a fully developed 3D world. Released June 7th.

コイカツ / Koikatsu Party - Endless customization options and roleplaying with variety of anime companions. Note: This game is marked as 'adult only' and requires you to be signed in to view. Released June 10th.

SpaceEngine - Just arrived into Early Access - A fully science-based & photorealistic 3D planetarium that models the entire known universe, with procedural generation of the unknown. Released June 11th.

They Are Billions - Coming out of Early Access - Build and survive in this steampunk strategy game set on a post-apocalyptic planet under siege. Released June 18th.

Police Simulator: Patrol Duty - From routine traffic stops to fugitive pursuits - simulate the life of a US police officer in this open world crime simulator. Released June 18th.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - An exploration-focused, side-scrolling action RPG by Koji Igarashi of Castlevania fame. Released June 18th.

AMID EVIL - A retro fast-paced FPS from the producers of Dusk and creators of Return of the Triad. Released June 20th.

Steel Division 2 - Coming out of Early Access - A historically-accurate strategy game set on the Eastern Front of WWII - Strategic campaigns, real-time battles and a unique deck building system. Released June 20th.

My Friend Pedro - A violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. Released June 20th.

Muse Dash - Dance and parkour your way through to 30 original songs in this fast paced rhythm game with full Japanese voiceover. Released June 20th.

Super Neptunia RPG - A JRPG adventure with a refreshing 2D twist on the classic Neptunia series. Released June 20th.

Ring of Elysium - Coming out of Early Access - A free-to-play game with a unique take on battle royales set in an apocalyptic world with natural disasters, player abilities and grappling hooks. Released June 24th.

HARDCORE MECHA - Start a campaign or test your multiplayer skills in this 2D platformer with intense mecha combat. Released June 26th.

F1 2019 - The official game of F1 racing, featuring all the teams, drivers and circuits from the 2019 and 2018 seasons. Released June 27th.

Pro Cycling Manager 2019 - Manage your own team of professional cyclists and claim victory in over 200 races around the world. Released June 27th.

九劫曲:诅咒之地 NINE TRIALS - Just arrived into Early Access - Play as an Immortal in this refreshed battle royale experience with melee combat and RPG elements. Released June 28th.

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Top Free Releases
The above list is generated by looking at revenue as one measure of popularity. But we know that this measure doesn’t fully capture the popularity of free games that many players may be enjoying but that don’t generate revenue the same way as the kinds of traditional paid games listed above. So this month, we’re also adding a list of the top five free games released in June, measured (and ranked here) by peak player count within the first two weeks following release.

This month, Ring of Elysium makes both lists by establishing a solid player base during Early Access and throughout launch.

Dota Underlords - Hire a crew and destroy your rivals in this new strategy battler set in the world of Dota. Released June 20th.

Ring of Elysium - Coming out of Early Access - A unique take on battle royales set in an apocalyptic world with natural disasters, player abilities and grappling hooks. Released June 24th.

Black Squad - Coming out of Early Access - Skill and strategy reign supreme in this military based FPS with a variety of game modes and unlockable weapons. Released June 26th.

Lords Mobile - Clash with 280 million other players on both mobile and Steam in a world of real-time strategy and chaos. Released June 3rd.

Wasteland Survival - Develop your own base and craft specialized supplies in this isometric post-apocalyptic survival game. Released June 3rd.