If you buy the Dead Island four pack on Steam right now, you’re going to be significantly better off if you live in the US. At a touch under $150, you and your friends can each have a copy of the game, so long as you buy it from Steam in the States. A purchase in Europe will cost you around the area of $215, which is a whopping difference.
While there are different tax practises in each country and the price of something is never as simple as sticking a number through a currency exchange program, it’s difficult to imagine that Valve are having to pay $75 more for each pack’s sale in Europe.
This isn’t a new thing for countries that use the Euro either, with both Valve and Sony being regularly accused of using an exchange rate of 1 euro to 1 dollar on their digital stores. Some users have taken to the Dead Island forums demanding answers, but the posts have since been deleted.