One of the biggest sales events of the year for PC gamers is in full swing right now: Steam Summer Sale 2020 kicked off Thursday, June 25, and will run until July 9, offering literally thousands of discounts on some of the platform’s best games. It’s hard to beat many of those deals right now, and you should definitely check out all of the best Steam games on sale right now, but it’s worth keeping in mind that some of these games are cheaper elsewhere. And we’re not talking about different launchers like Rockstar, Uplay, or Epic–no, we’re talking about officially licensed Steam codes from legit stores like Fanatical and Green Man Gaming. For games like Borderlands 3 or Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you can save yourself a few bucks by buying from a different store, and you’ll still end up with a new game for your Steam library.
The standouts include Borderlands 3, which is cheaper for all three editions at Green Man Gaming. The standard edition is $27 ($30 on Steam), while Deluxe edition is down to $36 ($40 on Steam) and the Super Deluxe edition is $45 ($50 on Steam). If you’ve been looking to get into Civilization VI (which you definitely should, because it’s fantastic), the Platinum edition is just $40.53 at Fanatical compared to $47.43 on Steam. With a normal list price of $120, this is the best version to buy as you’ll get all the expansions and DLC.
Resident Evil 3’s PC version is also the cheapest we’ve seen it at Fanatical right now, selling for $33 as opposed to nearly $40 on Steam. If you held off when the game launched at $60 just a couple of months ago, here’s a great chance to nab it for nearly 50% off (a more reasonable price, in my opinion, for the relatively short game).