Our 2021 Steam Summer Sale Guide

Glorious HQ

June 25, 2021

Our favorite time of year has finally arrived! The renowned Steam Summer Sale is now live until July 8th, 2021, at 10 AM PST. This massive sale is the perfect time to pick up some of the most popular PC games, both new and old. This article will break down our team's top 15 picks for this year's sale. Who knows? You may find a new favorite at a steep discount. Need a new gaming mouse or mechanical keyboard to get the most out of today's major PC titles? Upgrade your setup by browsing our web store today.

This list is is no particular order, and the games span multiple genres. We polled our team here at Glorious on what they love to play, and everyone was so eager to contribute their favorite titles. Let's get to the list!

Note: Game summaries listed are pulled from their respective Steam pages.


"Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? In the towns of Muldraugh and West Point, survivors must loot houses, build defences and do their utmost to delay their inevitable death day by day. No help is coming – their continued survival relies on their own cunning, luck and ability to evade a relentless horde."

Fun Fact: Our community manager, a self-proclaimed lover of isometric zombie games, has put over 1,437 hours into Project Zomboid! "PROJECT ZOMBOID WOOOOOOOOO!"


"Take part in an epic and ever-changing FINAL FANTASY as you adventure and explore with friends from around the world. This product also includes the entitlements to play FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn and the expansion pack FINAL FANTASY® XIV: HEAVENSWARD."

Fun Fact: Multiple members of our marketing team actively play FFXIV. Maybe one day, we will stream it on our official Twitch channel if you guys want!


"Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre."

Fun Fact: A member of the Glorious Customer Support staff cannot get enough of Hades! From the gorgeous visuals to the insane combat, he says this is a must-play. He also recommends Transistor and Bastion to scratch that itch after finishing this excellent game.


"Dynamic seasons change everything at the world's greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar."

Fun Fact: A member of our fantastic customer service team "super recommends" this game if you like racers.

Among Us

Photo Courtesy of Epic Games Store

"Play with 4-15 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone! Originally created as a party game, we recommend playing with friends at a LAN party or online using voice chat. Enjoy cross-platform play between Android, iOS and PC."

Fun Fact: Every so often, the Glorious team will host Among Us games in our Discord with community members. Be sure to join our fast-growing server to participate in the next game night!


"Featuring Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST Campaign, and Halo 4, The Master Chief Collection offers players their own exciting journey through the epic saga. Starting with the incredible bravery of Noble Six in Halo: Reach and ending with the rise of a new enemy in Halo 4, the Master Chief's saga totals 67 campaign missions over six critically-acclaimed titles."

Fun Fact: This is a phenomenal game to test out a mechanical keyboard and gaming mouse due to Halo's high-intensity gameplay. Pairing this title with a Model O Wireless will have you winning SWAT matches with ease.


"A battle-slain warrior, the Valkyries have ferried your soul to Valheim, the tenth Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of the primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin's ancient rivals and bringing order to Valheim."

Fun Fact: Our VP of Marketing started playing Valheim on a Glorious stream and could not put it down! This surprise indie gem became a quick favorite of his.


"Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann."

Fun Fact: Our UX/UI/QA Specialist has nearly completed all of Minit's achievements! She commented on its "super quick and satisfying" nature. It sounds like you should take a minute to play Minit!

Hatoful Boyfriend

"Congratulations! You've been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation's Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world's greatest pigeon high school. Finding happiness won't be easy, but it's not all academic - there's always time for a little romance in this delightful remake of Hato Moa's popular visual novel / avian dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend!"

Fun Fact: Our Community Management Associate has over 100 hours invested into this surprisingly heavy visual novel. "It has pigeons - what else could you need?"


"NBA 2K21 is the latest release in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series. With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.

In NBA 2K21, new, old, and returning ballers alike will find exciting game modes that offer a variety of basketball experiences."

Fun Fact: Our Founder and CEO, Shazim, is an avid fan of 2K21! Do you have what it takes to take on our fearless leader 1v1?


"Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey."

Fun Fact: Several Glorious marketing team members are obsessed with Dead By Daylight. Recently, they could not resist picking up the new Resident Evil crossover content.


"Create your own original games, import custom assets, automate games with scripting, set up complete RPG dungeons, manipulate the physics, create hinges & joints, and of course flip the table when you are losing the game. All with an easy to use system integrated with Steam Workshop. You can do anything you want in Tabletop Simulator. The possibilities are endless!"

Fun Fact: Our Staff Accountant highly recommends Tabletop Simulator. This game is truly a sandbox with limitless potential. Perhaps we get some team members together to stream this for a game night?

Horizon Zero Dawn

Photo Courtesy of IGN

"While Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her codename defusing bombs for the Global Defense Force, when evil transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes the members of his cybernetic cult onto the streets of Neo DC, she knows it’s time to start causing explosions instead of preventing them. Her quest to slay Heskel leaves a trail of carnage throughout huge, multi-path levels filled with gigantic explosions, more secret areas than we can count, and inhuman foes behind every corner. There’s no regenerating health here; stop taking cover and start running and gunning."

Fun Fact: Customer Service Manager cannot get enough of this love letter to Build-engine FPS games. "If Duke Nukem was a woman who's actually more badass than Duke himself."


"The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games featuring a multiplayer mode. In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister... Embark on a horrific journey aboard a ghost ship. Experience your terrifying story with a friend online or go for safety in numbers with up to five players offline. All playable characters can live or die. The choices you make will decide their fate. Who will you save? Don't. Play. Alone."

Fun Fact: Our Creative Project Manager swears by this trilogy. A fan of horror, he says they are worth it for such an affordable price. For those with a PlayStation, he also recommends picking up Until Dawn!


"Fight, Farm, Build and Explore Together in the standalone multiplayer expansion to the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don't Starve. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of odd creatures, hidden dangers, and ancient secrets. Gather resources to craft items and build structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of 'The Constant.'"

Fun Fact: Our Community Manager and UX Specialist both recommended this game for the list! They noted that the art style is like if Tim Burton designed a survival horror game. What's better than that?



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