The Steam Winter Sale rages on, with big discounts on hundreds of games. It runs through January 3, so time is running out for anyone who wants to save a bundle of cash on some of the best PC games of recent years. If you don’t want to put a dent in your cashflow in this post-holiday period, that’s wholly understandable. To help you find some of the best games available for an affordable price, we’ve scanned through the Steam Winter Sale and selected some of the top titles. Read on for the goods.
If you don’t find something you want, plenty of other sales are live this week as well. GOG is having a winter sale of its own right now, and it’s giving away certain games for little or nothing. Also, if you’d like to spend even less, check out our picks for the best games in the Steam sale under $10. Now on with the show.
1. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Borderlands 3 is likely to come out eventually, and you’ll want to know what’s happening on the Wild West-like planet of Pandora. This collection of multiplayer loot shooters comes with Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, plus the copious amounts of DLC that came out for both games. All that for $15 is a fantastic deal.
Death isn’t so much a setback in Celeste as it is a learning experience. With forgiving checkpoints, exquisite level design, and drum-tight controls, Celeste will keep you coming back for more, no matter how many times you let its lovable heroine die.
- Buy Celeste — $16
3. Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best-selling games of all time. But if you don’t have it, now’s a great time to buy it. That’s because it’s available at a historically cheap price ($15) and it comes with a meaty campaign, plus a sprawling digital city that acts as your playground for criminal activity, motor races, and general mayhem.
- Buy Grand Theft Auto V — $15
4. The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition
The Witcher 3 is an astonishingly large, carefully constructed action-RPG that’s infused with Eastern European folklore. The only real problem is that you might not want to leave its gritty fantasy world once you enter it. But with the sheer amount of content in the core game and two expansions that come in this package, you won’t have to leave it for hundreds of hours.
5. Dead Cells
Great controls and an wide array of builds make every run through this Metroidvania-style game thrilling. It doesn’t hurt that each attempt is different, thanks to procedurally generated levels and randomized item distribution.
- Buy Dead Cells — $20
6. Assassin’s Creed Origins
Ancient Egypt is a living, breathing world in last year’s installment of this long-running series. Now go out into that flourishing civilization and kill some bad guys.
7. Danganronpa 1 + 2
A cackling animatronic bear traps a group of teens and makes them murder each other in hopes of getting out alive in this delightfully twisted game collection. It’s also filled with memorable characters and unforgettable plot twists that will all but guarantee you’ll want to pick up the third installment.
- Danganronpa 1 + 2 — $18
8. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Senua is a Celtic warrior who’s haunted by the bloody battles she’s seen. Your job is to get her through a vision quest that involves fighting powerful enemies, solving puzzles, and confronting the demons in her head as she descends into Viking Hell.
9. Overcooked 2
Playing Overcooked 2 will show you who your friends really are. It might sound simple to work together to assemble meals as orders come in, but when the dirty dishes pile up and skillets start catching on fire, only the coolest heads will prevail.
- Buy Overcooked 2 — $19