Steam’s annual winter sale is upon us, offering discounts on everything from AAA titles to overlooked indie gems. The bonanza starts today and ends on January 4 at 1PM ET. Steam offers several big yearly sales, but winter is usually the best one. In other words, break out that three-digit card security code and start browsing.
There are literally thousands of titles on sale, so it can be tough to stumble upon exactly what you’re looking for. We are here to help. Here are some of the more tantalizing deals to separate you from your money this holiday season.

The acclaimed Baldur’s Gate 3 gets a teensy discount of 10 percent, bringing the price down to $54. Sure, a $6 price slash won’t set the internet on fire, but this is a GOTY pick for many, and any discount is welcome. Larian Studios chief recently said that the title would never release on Game Pass, so this is the best price you’ll get this season for The Game Awards winner.
Speaking of TGA winners, 2022 GOTY Elden Ring is $36, a discount of 40 percent from the MSRP of $60. Arkane’s Deathloop, which was nominated for nine TGA statues in 2021, is a whopping 80 percent off, bringing the price down to $12. If you haven’t played this unique time-bending masterpiece, now’s the perfect chance.

The once-reviled and currently-beloved Cyberpunk 2077 is half off, at $30, and the same goes for Forza Horizon 5. Recent (ish) Rockstar titles Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V are 67 percent and 63 percent off respectively. Heck, even this year’s Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is on sale for $35, though this is the disappointing PC port. As always with Steam sales, you can also pick up The Witcher 3 for the ridiculously low price of $10.
It’s not just AAA games taking the spotlight. If you’ve heard of a recent indie gem, it’s likely currently on sale. Dave the Diver is 20 percent off, at $16, and the same goes for the Stardew Valley meets Pokémon sim Moonstone Island. Stardew itself is, of course, also heavily discounted to $10. The Metroidvania classic Hollow Knight is $8 and the puzzle-platformer Cocoon is $20. The Lovecraftian fishing sim Dredge is 25 percent off and JRPG-inspired Sea of Stars 20 percent off.
Seriously. It’s a lot. Head to Steam and start browsing. If you don’t feel like spending any money, just treat the browsing experience itself as a game. At least, that’s what I do sometimes.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/steams-winter-sale-is-live-offering-major-discounts-on-thousands-of-games-190746589.html?src=rss

Steam’s annual winter sale is upon us, offering discounts on everything from AAA titles to overlooked indie gems. The bonanza starts today and ends on January 4 at 1PM ET. Steam offers several big yearly sales, but winter is usually the best one. In other words, break out that three-digit card security code and start browsing.

There are literally thousands of titles on sale, so it can be tough to stumble upon exactly what you’re looking for. We are here to help. Here are some of the more tantalizing deals to separate you from your money this holiday season.

The acclaimed Baldur’s Gate 3 gets a teensy discount of 10 percent, bringing the price down to $54. Sure, a $6 price slash won’t set the internet on fire, but this is a GOTY pick for many, and any discount is welcome. Larian Studios chief recently said that the title would never release on Game Pass, so this is the best price you’ll get this season for The Game Awards winner.

Speaking of TGA winners, 2022 GOTY Elden Ring is $36, a discount of 40 percent from the MSRP of $60. Arkane’s Deathloop, which was nominated for nine TGA statues in 2021, is a whopping 80 percent off, bringing the price down to $12. If you haven’t played this unique time-bending masterpiece, now’s the perfect chance.

The once-reviled and currently-beloved Cyberpunk 2077 is half off, at $30, and the same goes for Forza Horizon 5. Recent (ish) Rockstar titles Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V are 67 percent and 63 percent off respectively. Heck, even this year’s Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is on sale for $35, though this is the disappointing PC port. As always with Steam sales, you can also pick up The Witcher 3 for the ridiculously low price of $10.

It’s not just AAA games taking the spotlight. If you’ve heard of a recent indie gem, it’s likely currently on sale. Dave the Diver is 20 percent off, at $16, and the same goes for the Stardew Valley meets Pokémon sim Moonstone Island. Stardew itself is, of course, also heavily discounted to $10. The Metroidvania classic Hollow Knight is $8 and the puzzle-platformer Cocoon is $20. The Lovecraftian fishing sim Dredge is 25 percent off and JRPG-inspired Sea of Stars 20 percent off.

Seriously. It’s a lot. Head to Steam and start browsing. If you don’t feel like spending any money, just treat the browsing experience itself as a game. At least, that’s what I do sometimes.

This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/steams-winter-sale-is-live-offering-major-discounts-on-thousands-of-games-190746589.html?src=rss …Read More

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