Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr This year at QuakeCon, Bethesda got a chance to show off a ton of new gameplay for DOOM, RAGE 2, and of course, QUAKE. But on top of that, they also announced a sale on virtually every game they’ve ever made. This “Quakecon Sale” will be available until August 13th, and you can find each game on Steam right now. But with so many games on sale, which are the best? Which products offer the lowest price for the highest quality? Well, let’s take a look! 1. PREY – $14.99 PREY is a sci-fi, action horror game set on an abandoned space station beset by alien horrors. It’s also one of the most recently released games on the list. It’s also downright beautiful at times. (Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks) One of the most creative features is the ability to transform into any object in the world. Trying to hide from an enemy? Transform into a garbage can and hide in the corner. But enemies share this power, so you never know when you’re truly safe. It’s a brilliant idea, and it’s executed quite well. PREY was woefully overlooked, but with its new updates and game-modes, now’s the best time to pick it up. 2. DISHONORED – $2.49 DISHONORED is a stealth-action game set in a science-fantasy world inspired by turn-of-the-century Europe. That was a mouthful. I think this image describes it better. (Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks) Each level is a puzzle with multiple solutions. If you need to infiltrate a mansion, you can climb through a window, burst through the doors guns-blazing, or even possess a rat before slipping through an air vent. The game is all about experimentation, and it rewards creativity. If this even remotely interests you, then you need to try it out. The world alone makes it worth the $2 entrance fee, and the gameplay is absolutely phenomenal. 3. DOOM – $9.99 DOOM is $9.99. Do I even need to say anything else? I mean, just LOOK at this! (Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks) Well, I’ll try. DOOM is an action-packed first-person shooter where you fight demons on Mars. As the latest sequel in this storied franchise, DOOM was one of the best games of 2017. The game is an adrenaline rush. The combat is visceral and fast-paced. It’s a love-letter to classic shooters before they had to be grey, gritty and “realistic”. Surprisingly, even the story is pretty interesting. It manages to connect every game in the series into a single canon. It also adds a ton of new lore and information on every demon. Despite this, the story never becomes overbearing, and it’s entirely self-aware of its own silliness. DOOM deserves all the praise it gets. At $9.99, now’s the time to experience it for yourself. 4. THE ELDER SCROLLS III: MORROWIND – $7.49 Alright, I might be a bit biased with this one. MORROWIND is one of my favorite games of all time. I’m not being nostalgic either. I picked up the game almost a decade after it came out, and it still blew my mind. There’s a reason many consider it the best game in the series. Seen here: my ideal fantasy world. (Courtesy of Tamriel Rebuilt) MORROWIND shows us a side of Tamriel we haven’t seen in years. When the game was being produced, the developers were trying to move away from traditional fantasy tropes. The result was a bizarre, alien world, where each province was strange and unique in its own way. Later games retconned most of this, but the province of Morrowind stayed the same and remains one of the most unique and memorable places in gaming history. The gameplay is much more free-form than later games. It encourages role-play and job simulation over linear story-beats. It’s definitely slower-paced than SKYRIM, but it’s also far deeper, allowing for more diverse playstyles and character options. How ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS Made Way For Future Games With the new OpenMW engine, which allows modders to update the game in limitless ways, there’s never been a better time to pick the game up. Every flaw the game has (and there are plenty) can be easily fixed, and the game’s modding community is seeing a second renaissance. I recommend checking out Tamriel Rebuilt if you want a sense of what these modders are capable of. Bethesda — Our Thoughts Over the past few years, Bethesda has developed a reputation for this sort of thing. Whenever they take the stage, you can always expect to get something tangible out of it. As much as I criticize Bethesda, I honestly wish more studios would adopt this philosophy. It’s great for PR, a perfect way to introduce new people to your products, and it’s great for consumers. No matter your choice, there’s a lot of good deals here, and I hope Bethesda continues this practice in the future.