Earlier we reported about how id Software and Nightdive Studios had come together once more to remaster Quake II for a new generation and shadow dropped it at QuakeCon. Well, that was only one part of the festivities as id and Bethesda have put a bunch of their hit games on sale to celebrate QuakeCon, with games from Doom to Hi-Fi Rush receiving discounts.
There's a lot to get through, so for the sake of brevity I'll just drop my recommended deals. Store links and Steam Deck status will be included to save you time:
Doom Eternal: Verified
Doom (2016): Verified
Doom (1993): Unsupported, but Valve just needs to get on re-examining that rating because it performs like it's Verified.
Doom II: Verified
Wolfenstein The New Order: Verified
Quake Remastered: Playable
Skyrim Special Edition: Playable
Fallout New Vegas: Playable
I'd like to note my criteria for whether they'd be on this list is if I thought they were a worthwhile deal. That's why, despite being on the sale page, I didn't list either Hi-Fi Rush or Quake II Remastered. I like both those games, but I don't think the discount was enough to overshadow the games I listed.
The game I'd recommend is probably Dishonored, it's a meaty Arkane Classic for only 2 dollars. The runner up is Wolfenstein The New Order, it's the game that arguably kicked off this FPS Renaissance we're in now and is an incredible game for 5 dollars.
The QuakeCon 2023 Steam Sale ends August 16, so don't miss out!