The Steam Summer Sale 2020 countdown (opens in new tab) is on and deals are expected to go live in two days. According to several sources, Steam's big Summer Sale will start on June 25 at 9:55 am PT (12:55 pm ET) and end on July 9 at 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET).
The highly anticipated PC game sale is the cloud-based gaming platform's first major event of the year.
Developer Pavel Djundik of Steam Database first confirmed the Steam Sale dates (opens in new tab) on Twitter. If you're gaming on a budget, Steam's Summer Sale offers a great opportunity to score some of the best PC games on the cheap.
And with people staying home as a result of quarantine, PC gaming is becoming more popular. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds are currently the top three most-played games on Steam.
Although there are no specifics on which PC games will see discounts, last year's Steam Summer Sale took up to 85% off big and small titles. Similarly, we expect to see deals on AAA hits, indies, multiplayer games and cult classics.
This time around, Steam could offer shoppers even bigger discounts as an incentive to bring on new gamers. Similar to Amazon Prime Day's two-day shopping event, new deals will roll out every day during Steam's Summer Sale.
Next month, you can shop Steam's Summer Sale online or via a free Steam app for iOS and Android in the App Store (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab), respectively. With the countdown to Steam's Summer Sale now underway, it's a great time to start making a wishlist of games you've had an eye on.
In the meantime, here are some of the best Steam Summer Sale deals from last year:
Steam AAA games
- Dark Souls III Deluxe for $21.99 ($39 off)
- Monster Hunter World for $29.99 ($30 off)
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey for $29.99 ($30 off)
- Grand Theft Auto V for $14.99 ($15 off)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider for $8.99 ($21 off)
Steam multiplayer games
- Street Fighter V Arcade Edition for $7.99 ($12 off)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ for $14.99 ($45 off)
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for $14.99 ($15 off)
- Tekken 7 for $19.99 ($20 off)
- Rust for $8.74 ($31 off)
Steam hidden gem games
- Prey for $14.99 ($15 off)
- Nioh for $19.99 ($30 off)
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition for $7.99 (12 off)
- Ni No Kuni II for $29.99 ($30 off)
- Hotline Miami for $2.49 ($8 off)