Strategy Gamer’s Black Friday 2017 Top Picks

By Joe Robinson 24 Nov 2017 0

The darkest of all the Fridays is upon us, and with it comes deals and sales and all kinds of craziness. As much as we’d love to say otherwise, we here at Strategy Gamer aren’t immune to the charms of discounted games, and we’ve put together a quick list of some of the top discounts that have caught our eye.


It's worth nothing that all of the below are from the Steam Autumn Sale, which will be running until 6pm on November 28th.

Bomber Crew (20% Off)

It’s not the best discount, but considering this game only released last month it’s the best you’re going to get this side of the New Year. Marcello rather enjoyed it, and it currently enjoys an 88% approval rating on steam (with over 1800 reviews), so you’re unlikely to regret your purchase should you wish to pick It up sooner rather than later.

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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock (25% Off)

Officially the best Battlestar Galactica game around, again you’re not going to see a better discount on this any time soon. You can read my review to find out how I got on with the game, but in short it’s a gorgeous and engaging tactical space-combat engine, with a WiP strategic layer that’s already improved since launch.

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (50% Off)

50%? Now we’re talking. Shadow Tactics may have released last year, but it was only early this year that we reviewed the newly released Playstation 4 version of this excellent real-time stealth tactics title. If you don’t want to take our word for it, Steam has it at 96% approved, out of over 3500 reviews. I think you know what you should do.

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XCOM 2 (67% Off)

Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown follow-up is currently enjoying a respectable discount. I daresay now’s a great time to pick it up if you haven’t already – things have improved dramatically since launch, and you always have mod projects like The Long War 2 if you need to push things a bit further. The official expansion War of the Chosen is also 25% off, and you can read Marcello’s review to find out how much that improves things.

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Stellaris (60% Off)

I wouldn’t have blamed you if you’d decided to hold off on getting Stellaris before now. Paradox’s latest grand-strategy adventure has had several kinks to work out since its release, but if you’ve been following our sporadic news coverage you should know that things look like they might be finally coming together. It may not be the direction some wanted it to go, but it’s definitely the ‘good’ direction, and a 60% reduction is nothing to sniff at.

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Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition (66% Off)

Martynas still wasn’t entirely convinced by the ‘Enhanced Edition’ update to physics-based multiplayer strategy game Interplanetary, but at 66% off (making it under £4) it’s definitely good enough to speculate. We suspect you’ll have more fun if you have some friends to play it with, but this is certainly the most unique turn-based strategy game to come out in a while.

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Those are some of our top picks – got any of your own to share? Let us know in the comments!



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