The Best Of The Halloween Steam Sale For 10 GBP

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Nov 1, 2014 4:00 PM
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Okay, so Halloween was yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the fun’s over just yet, because Steam’s annual Halloween sale is running right through until Monday, offering up some gaming bargains destined to leave your wallet looking like it’s just lost a bar brawl with Jason Voorhees.

Like any sale there are great steaming piles of junk with teeny tiny price tags on them just waiting to lure you into buying, and before you’ve realised it you’ve committed the ultimate Halloween sin of picking up a cruddy game. Luckily though we’re here to sift through the detritus and bring you some of the gaming gold we think you shouldn’t be without, so here’s some of the best treats available on Steam this Halloween.

The Binding of Isaac - 79p

Umm. What. The searingly good The Binding of Isaac is available during the Steam Halloween sale for a frankly ridiculous 79p. That’s not much more than the cost of a pint of milk for one of the greatest indie titles ever. The Binding of Isaac is randomly-generated roguelike shooter that has the titular Isaac fleeing into the basement after his mother starts hearing God’s demands for a human sacrifice, fending off all sorts of deranged beasts and his own mother in a fight for survival. It’s not uncommon to see Steam users with upwards of 100 hours clocked in The Binding of Isaac so in terms of value for money it’s difficult where you could go wrong with ridiculously cheap package.

F.E.A.R. - £1.74

Don’t let the naysayers fool you, F.E.A.R.’s a great FPS title let down by some slightly dodgy sequels. The gunplay on offer here is still practically unmatched today, with sharp AI that challenges you every step of the way. That and it’s got the awesome 10mm HV Penetrator, capable of spearing enemies to the wall in glorious slow-mo. To this day Alma is still one of the scariest creations in video games, dripping with the type of dread typically associated with Japanese horror. For the measly sum of £1.74 you’re getting the base F.E.A.R. game and its two expansions, Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate.

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut - £2.74

Billed as a 2D Silent Hill, descriptions don’t really get any more apt than that for Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut. Don’t let the pixelated art fool you, this is still one terrifyingly warped adventure that takes you on a bizarre psychological horror journey through an abandoned townscape. Abandoned that is except for the denizens of the undead lurking on every street corner and in every run-down house. Lone Survivor is deeply disturbing and satisfyingly compact, delivering a survival adventure that Konami themselves would be proud of.

The Room - 99p

Now I’m not criticising Valve here, but this definitely demonstrates some pretty lax standards when it comes to deeming a Halloween title. Still, who am I to complain when a title as good as this slips through the net. The Room might have started out as an iOS title but don’t let that fool you, it’s a tactile puzzle experience with immensely satisfying mechanics that’ll have your brain working in all sorts of different ways.

 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - £3.74

The big daddy. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of the top, top, games of all time in my humblest of opinions, and can be made even better with a host of fan-made patches that bring it bang up to date and add hour upon hour of new content. Based on White Wolf’s pen-and-paper RPG series of the same name, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is all about choice, offering vastly different outcomes depending on the paths you take. That and it helps that the Ocean House hotel stands up as one of the scariest levels in gaming, perfect for a Halloween weekend’s gaming.

There’s some of what we think are the best bits of Valve’s Steam Halloween sale, and all of these can be snapped up for just a tenner. Or one fifth of an Assassin’s Creed Unity if you like. These are just a fraction of the titles available in the Steam Halloween sale though, and we want to know what other treats you’ve been buying! Any particular favourites or horror nasties you like cracking out at this time of year? Let us know!

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22:03 Nov-01-2014

I highly recommend Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines. I spent countless hours playing it back when it came out, gosh, 10 years ago now... playing back-to-back different characters. And then I played it even more when I found out about the fan-made unofficial patches, which really do complete the experience. I haven't had it installed in a few years, since I've done pretty much every possible combination of character and have seen all the endings, but I get nostalgia for it.

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21:21 Nov-01-2014

I actually bought Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines as well as Blood II: The Chosen. Unfortunately, can't quite seem to get decent performance from Blood II with any combination of GPUs/CPU Cores/Renderer Settings/Compatibility modes....bummer!

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18:15 Nov-01-2014

VTM - Yes! It is one of the very best RPG's and has the atmosphere down to the tiniest detail. Agh, such an amazing rough diamond, one, who's edges you learn to love and appreciate with time.

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16:43 Nov-01-2014

for hardcore platforming fans i also recommend super meatboy. damn i love this game :P. played 70 hours and there is still stuff i havent done (cant xD). however be warned. this game is quite hard and requires patience and quite some grinding on some levels :P. i just love it though :D

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16:30 Nov-01-2014

Outlast on GOG for £3.10 :D

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16:06 Nov-01-2014

FEAR was, and still is a great game! one of the greatest gunplay with one of the best AI ever seen!

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10:26 Nov-02-2014

It's not the original, but I've just loaded up Project Origin for another play through now, love the FEAR games.

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11:26 Nov-03-2014

agreed, mate! :)

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