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Steam Summer Picnic Sale - Check out these total steals under $5

On a budget this summer sale? Luckily there are plenty of amazing games under 5 bucks.

Steam's summer sale has finally hit, aptly dubbed the Summer Picnic Sale -- and games are just as tasty as they are cheap!

Most people keep an eye on the daily highlighted deals but some real steals can be found if you poke around, even in the under $5 bracket -- there are some real gems floating around the $5 mark, especially this year.

In an effort to make things a little easier for the thrifty Steam user during the sale's server-bending traffic, I've compiled a list of some pretty awesome games that are either just at the $5 mark or below on Steam from now until the end of the sale on July 4th.

These are by no means all of the good games in this price range throughout the Summer Picnic Sale, after all our tastes are probably different and I am but one cheap gamer compiling a list on the fly. But hopefully this makes you budgeting Steam users have an easier time picking out what you're going to buy this sale.

PAYDAY: The Heist ($5.00)
Co-op goal-oriented FPS
Has online multiplayer

Terraria ($4.99)
2D sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Mount & Blade: Warband ($4.99)
Combat sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition ($4.99)
Action RPG
Has online multiplayer

Hotline Miami ($4.99)
Topview action
Singleplayer only

Hotline Miami 2 ($3.74)
Topview action
Singleplayer only

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky ($3.99, but all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are $9.99 in a bundle)
FPS with RPG elements
Has online multiplayer

Papers, Please ($4.99)
Paperwork simulator
Singleplayer only

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition ($2.99)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

FTL: Faster Than Light ($2.99)
Spaceship roguelite
Singleplayer only

SpeedRunners ($3.74)
Competitive runner
Has online multiplayer

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut ($4.99)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

HuniePop ($3.09)
Match 3 dating sim
Singleplayer only

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition ($3.99)
Historical RTS
Has online multiplayer

Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.74)
Rhythm roguelike
Singleplayer only

Killing Floor ($4.99)
Co-op survival FPS
Has online multiplayer

Saints Row IV ($3.74)
Open world action comedy
Has online multiplayer

Dust: An Elysian Tale ($2.99)
2D action platformer
Singleplayer only

Super Meat Boy ($1.49)
2D technical platformer
Singleplayer only

Metro 2033 Redux ($4.99)
Post-apocalyptic FPS
Singleplayer only

Metro: Last Light Redux ($4.99)
Post-apocalyptic FPS
Singleplayer only

Napoleon: Total War ($4.99)
Historical grand strategy
Has online multiplayer

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II ($4.99, without DLC/expacs)
Real time strategy
Has online multiplayer

Lethal League ($4.75)
Gimmick fighter
Has online multiplayer

Transistor ($4.99)
Isometric thematic RPG
Singleplayer only

Gauntlet Slayer Edition ($4.99)
Isometric co-op dungeon crawler
Has online multiplayer

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition ($4.99)
Superhero fighter
Has online co-op

Valkyria Chronicles ($4.99)
Turn-based strategy RPG
Singleplayer only

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell ($3.74)
Open world action comedy
Has online multiplayer

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm ($4.99)
Historical FPS
Has online multiplayer

Max Payne 3 ($4.99)
Third person action shooter
Has online multiplayer

Higurashi When They Cry - Chapter 1 Onikakushi ($3.89)
Horror mystery kinetic novel
Singleplayer only

Mark of the Ninja ($3.74)
Stealth action platformer
Singleplayer only

Party Hard ($3.22)
Stealth action strategy
Singleplayer only

Trine 2: Complete Story ($2.99)
Co-op platformer
Has online co-op

Amnesia: Memories ($2.99)
Otome visual novel
Singleplayer only

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack ($3.99)
Amusement park simulator
Singleplayer only

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe ($2.39)
Amusement park simulator
Singleplayer only

Legend of Grimrock ($2.99)
3D dungeon crawler
Singleplayer only

Bloons TD 5 ($4.99)
Tower defense
Has online multiplayer

Valdis Story: Abyssal City ($3.74)
Action -vania platformer
Singleplayer only

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box ($4.99)
Open world racing
Has online multiplayer

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale ($4.99)
Shop sim + action dungeon crawler
Singleplayer only

Evil Genius ($2.49)
Building RTS
Singleplayer only

Antichamber ($4.99)
First person puzzle adventure
Singleplayer only

Cook, Serve, Delicious! ($2.49)
Cooking simulator
Singleplayer and local co-op only

Windward ($3.99)
Pirate sailing exploration sandbox
Has online multiplayer

Audiosurf 2 ($4.94)
Rhythm game
Singleplayer only

Dungeons of Dredmor ($2.49)
Turn-based roguelike
Singleplayer only

fault - milestone one ($3.74)
Kinetic novel
Singleplayer only

Risk of Rain ($2.49)
2D platformer roguelite
Has online multiplayer

Defense Grid: The Awakening ($2.49)
Tower defense
Singleplayer only

Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition ($3.49)
City builder
Singleplayer only

Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($4.49)
Action RPG
Singleplayer only

EVE Online - Core Starter Pack ($4.99, requires a subscription past first month)
Space MMORPG
Online only

VVVVVV ($1.24)
2D technical platformer
Singleplayer only

Published Jun. 23rd 2016

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