Up For Debate - What did you pick up in the Steam Autumn Sale and Black Friday?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Nov 30, 2019 2:01 PM

It’s been a busy weekend for the wallets of the world. If the Steam Autumn Sale didn’t drain them then Black Friday was waiting in the wings, waving cut-price SSDs and bargain-bin monitors in our faces.

Somehow, Amazon has spearheaded its own evil version of Christmas, catapulting Black Friday into a new stratosphere of commercial madness. I barely even know what Thanksgiving is apart from turkeys  and colonisation but Black Friday has become a global phenomenon. Even if the most strong-willed can’t help but get their head turned by the wave of deals and cutthroat prices.

Now it’s time to put away that credit card and come down from that post-purchase high. Let’s take stock of what we’ve all bought during the biggest sales weekend of the year. 

I've had a quiet one this year for the sales, to be honest, I've got no moolah at the moment, so, er, I didn't buy anything in either of the big sales this time around. Maybe next year, when an upgrade is a little higher on the agenda!

What bargains did you manage to find on Black Friday, and did any games take your interest in the Steam Autumn Sale? Or were you disappointed by the offerings this year? Let us know below!

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12:13 Dec-04-2019

Gears 5 , 50% off
Destiny 2: Forsaken, 40% off

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08:17 Dec-02-2019

I got Plague Tale on GoG, it's fairly basic gameplay but looks gorgeous and has a good story!

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09:56 Dec-02-2019

yea the game looks really nice for a budget non-AAA game,
have you finished it yet? there are more gameplay mechanics introduced throughout the game ;)

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12:51 Dec-04-2019

It's been trickling in more mechanics the whole time. Only up to chapter 8 but really enjoying it(:

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01:11 Dec-01-2019

I only picked up two things on Steam. The steam controller because why not and Portal 2 for $1. I have so much stuff in the backlog that I couldn't really justify buying more games that I won't play.

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00:03 Dec-01-2019

Just Resident Evil 2 but I bought the key from Green Man Gaming since it was cheaper.

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04:38 Dec-01-2019

nice shout ! it's actually cheaper than Steam for me too


btw what 5 extra games did you get ?

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22:49 Nov-30-2019

Nothing. I believe I'm having a burnout as a pc gamer. From the new Titles there are almost no games, that would make me say "wow, I must definitely buy that" etc. I don't know if I'm getting old or most games except for good graphics have really not that much originality to offer.

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11:30 Dec-01-2019

Same...except I bought a new warm winter coat :)

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19:24 Nov-30-2019

I haven't used Steam for 519 days now xD

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09:05 Dec-01-2019

but since u logged in and checked u already used it

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10:15 Dec-01-2019
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13:25 Dec-02-2019

i guess not

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13:50 Dec-02-2019

I wonder if there's some special badge for not using Steam for 10 years or something like that xD

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20:59 Dec-04-2019

good luck with that. I'm mainly play 1 game and I need steam for that.

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18:25 Dec-02-2019

slow clap

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18:59 Nov-30-2019

All my favorite games are in my collection.
I bought the followings as they look cool:
The Council,
Get Even,
A Plague's Tale,
Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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07:05 Dec-01-2019

Hope you didn't spend much on GR Breakpoint. It only looks cool, but those looks are horribly deceiving.

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17:48 Dec-01-2019

What can I say, recently I have started leaning towards modern tactical shooter games. I have completed Wildlands & RSS, bought Ghost Warriors 1,2,3&Contracts.

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17:29 Nov-30-2019

I got the old tomb raider games which were released before the new 2013 reboot series, Portal 1 and 2, a new 8gb RAM for my laptop, and RPGMaker MV software on Steam for doing a JRPG project.

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16:26 Nov-30-2019

Ok this might be a long list. Here goes:
The Orange Box - 85% off (Half Life 2, HL2 Epi 1, HL2 Epi 2, Portal)
Counter Strike: Complete - 94% off (Counter Strike, CS: Condition Zero, CS: Source)
Half Life - 90% off
Half Life 1: Source - 90% off
Half Life Opposing Force - 90% off
Half Life Blue Shift - 90% off
Day of Defeat - 90% off
Portal Bundle - 93% off
Left 4 Dead bundle - 92.7% off


Just Cause 2 - 90% off
Tropico 4 Collector's Bundle - 75% off
Life Is Feudal bundle - 90% off
Thief Deadly Shadows - 89% off
Thief Gold - 86% off
Thief II: The Metal Age - 86% off
Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver - 86% off
Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver 2 - 86% off
Legacy of Kain Defiance - 86% off
Blood Omen 2 Legacy of Kain - 86% off


And that's probably not all. Might get some other stuff too. Open to recommendations also :D

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22:41 Nov-30-2019

Good taste man :)

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05:53 Dec-01-2019

thankyou kind hooman. I think there are some really tasty indies that deserve support like Dead Cells, Valfaris, Noita, Katana Zero, Disco Elysium, and a ton others I can't remember. Maybe I'll do a post/blog on them.


Some other games I'm thinking of nabbing are F1 2019, The Witcher 3 GOTY, Cities: Skylines, Hard West, Breach & Clear, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Phantom Doctrine, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Blasphemous, Aragami, Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3 XXL, etc

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16:01 Nov-30-2019

replaced old tools and batteries, got new monitors and hds. consolidated hd space along with adding a new ext backup hd.

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15:14 Nov-30-2019

Picked up a game of Monopoly: Cheaters Edition for a tenner...and that's it so far. The only really good deals worth my time were storage (SSDs, HDDs, SD cards), but they are dropping prices so much and I've got plenty of those for now - I didn't even bother this time...
Steam sales too, beside Vampyr (which I may or may not pick up) - I'm not yet decided if I really need anything. Too many games owned already, too little time to play them all. Waiting for RDR2 to properly launch :D

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14:50 Nov-30-2019

just Halo MCC and waiting for Red dead redemption 2 to become purchasable thought i doubt i'll get it right away since i'll be busy playing Halo reach exclusively for like 2 weeks at least obviously, saving the money for the big winter sale

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14:44 Nov-30-2019

Nothing. The game i want isn't on sale

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