Linux users can now buy all Valve games with a huge 75% price cut

Valve logoValve kept its word, and the entire collection of games developed by their own people is available for Linux. Now, Linux users can buy all the games from the catalog with a huge 75% price cut. Valve released Steam for Linux almost two years ago, and the company promised right from the start that it intended to bring all the games from their catalog to the Linux platform. It took them a while, and a few of the games needed a really long time to port, but now that the work has been completed, it's a good opportunity for the users to get all the titles for just $24.99 (€17,99).

The promotion is called Valve Complete Pack - 2013 and will run for a few more days, until October 1. As you would expect, it's comprised of all the games developed by Valve. The cost without the price cut is $121.31 (€94,31) and it covers 23 games. There are in fact 24 games on the list, but Team Fortress is free, so it doesn't count.

The games sold by Valve include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is one of the most played games on Steam and that has recently been released for the Linux platform, after it spent more than a year in development. Players will also get titles like Day of Defeat, Half-Life 2, both Portal games, and Left 4 Dead 2.

Surprisingly, out of those 23 games, only 22 work on the Linux platform. The single title that doesn't run on Linux is the first Left 4 Dead game, which hasn't been ported. It's unclear whether the developers will ever port it, given the fact that is has very few players.

It's also worth noting that most of the titles in the Valve Complete Pack - 2013 also have individual 75% discounts, but not for all of them. For example, Left 4 Dead 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive still have full price, and both of them cost more than the entire collection.

Valve's efforts to port the games from their own catalog have inspired other publishers as well. The most famous of them is 2K, which has already brought the recent XCOM titles to Linux, along with Civilization V, and Borderlands 2 will follow soon.

Other companies like Ubisoft or Electronic Arts haven't made a move in this direction just yet, but if Linux really takes off, they might start releasing ports of their own.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: computer games, Linux, Steam, Valve, Valve

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