Aug 28, 2023 4 min read

The Best Games Under $10 in the Steam Strategy Fest Sale

These are the best games you can get for under $10 in the new Steam Summer Sale.

Best Strategy Games Under Ten Dollars

These are the best games you can get for under $10 in the new Steam Summer Sale.

Over the course of the next seven days, you can snag a whole bunch of various strategy genre games on Steam at discounted rates.

Yes, the Steam Strategy Fest Sale for 2023 is here, taking place from Monday, August 28, until Monday, September 4.

The sale features hundreds of great games at reduced prices, including the likes of Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, Anno 1800 and Steel Division II.

As usual, we've taken a look through all of the titles on offer and have put together a list of the very best sub-ten dollar bargains you can snag.

So let's get to it โ€” here are the very best strategy games that you can grab for your Steam Deck in the 2023 Steam Strategy Fest sale โ€” all of which are either Steam Deck Verified or marked as Steam Deck playable.

๐Ÿค” Steam Strategy Fest Sale Bargains:

Baldur's Gate II for Steam Deck

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - $6.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

Ok, Baldur's Gate hype is a thing right now, so if you want to see what came before the mega-hit that is Baldur's Gate 3, then now's a good time to check out the second entry in the series.

โ€ฃ Baldur's Gate II on Steam Deck


Tropico 5 - $9.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

Tropical island strategy city-building with political corruption thrown in for good measure.

โ€ฃ Tropico 5 on Steam Deck


Sid Meier's Civilisation VI - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

There's a huge 90% discount on this superb turn-based modern classic. Civ 6, first released in 2016, is a deeply immersive strategy game with diplomacy, research, and huge empires to take on.

โ€ฃ Civilisation VI for Steam Deck


Dicey Dungeons - $3.74

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

Terry Cavanagh's card battler is a much-loved rogue-like deck builder with plenty of charm.

โ€ฃ Dicey Dungeons on Steam Deck


XCOM 2 - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

This award-winning sequel is a tough but ultimately rewarding sci-fi-themed tactical turn-based strategy game. The 2012 original is also on sale with 80% off.

โ€ฃ XCOM 2 for Steam Deck


Railway Empire on Steam

Railway Empire - $8.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

Build your very own sprawling train network in this 2018 train management strategy sim. There's currently 80% off this one โ€” so with a discount so deep, maybe you should choo-choo-choose it? (Editor's Note: I apologize for Chris's joke.)

โ€ฃ Railway Empire on Steam Deck


Overland for Steam Deck

Overland - $9.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

You're tasked with taking care of a group of travellers as they go on a post-apocalyptic road trip across the United States. It's a strategic turn-based survival game.

โ€ฃ Overland on Steam Deck


For the King on Steam Deck

For The King - $4.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

The king is dead! This 2018 strategic RPG aims to blend tabletop and rogue-like elements in a "challenging adventure that spans the realms". You can play this one solo, or jump online to play it co-op. A sequel has recently been announced, too.

โ€ฃ For the King on Steam Deck


Luck be a Landlord on Steam

Luck Be a Landlord - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This is a tongue-in-cheek rogue-like deckbuilder about using a slot machine to earn rent money and defeat capitalism. There's a demo available, too, for this one.

โ€ฃ Luck Be a Landlord on Steam Deck


Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus - $7.19

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

Turn-based tactics game in which you command "the most technologically advanced army in the Imperium". There are 50 missions of tactical combat to take on here โ€” and it's Steam Deck Verified, too.

โ€ฃ Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus on Steam Deck


More Steam Deck friendly strategy games on sale for under ten bucks:

...and that's a wrap!

Those are the highlights we think are worth checking out in the Steam Strategy Fest sale.

As ever, we're still looking through what's on offer and adding to this list, but if you have any recommendations or you just want to let us know what you picked up, be sure to do so in the comments below.

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