What gaming bargains and gems have you discovered in the Steam Winter Sale?

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 1:06 PM
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The Christmas holidays wouldn’t feel right without an obscene Steam Winter Sale. It kicked off back on December 19th and it runs all the way through until January 2nd, giving us all plenty of time too have a poke around all the biggest discounts. Two entire weeks of cheap video games, in fact. I knew studying maths at school had a purpose.

Of course, Steam isn’t the only place you can pick up gaming bargains over the holidays either. It’s surely the biggest place but there are also some massive sales taking place across the likes of GOG, Humble, GreenManGaming and the Epic Game Store, to name but a few.

By the time you’re reading this, we're already a good few days into the Winter Sale. No doubt a fair few of you will already have lightened the loads on your wallets, grabbing a handful of games which you’ve been keeping an eye on. 

However. Uncovering the hidden gems and unsung heroes of the Steam store is a tricky process at the best of times, made even harder during sales season when it’s the same few dozen games hogging the limelight on the front page. 

Here I thought it would be decent for us to share our pick-ups and bargains we’ve discovered during the holiday sales, perhaps in the hope of shining the spotlight on some great games which many folks may have missed.

What games have you picked up during the holiday sales? Did a blow a huge chunk in your Steam wishlist, or was there something surprising which came along and grabbed your attention? Let us know!

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05:00 Dec-25-2019

Praise be Frostpunk. A game that just does it for me.

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06:51 Dec-25-2019

It looks beautiful. Curious, but I haven't played a game like that since Black and White 2... Does that count as that category?

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20:32 Dec-25-2019

Frostpunk is more like a city building, decision based strategy game. Black and White 2 is more of an RTS with god mechanics. Frostpunk...on normal settings can be excruciating. Enjoyable nonetheless.

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17:36 Dec-24-2019

I'll be picking up Witcher III GOTY Edition when I get paid. It's only $15!! Never played through it for some reason.

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06:53 Dec-25-2019

I'm currently doing what you're about to do. Bought in a previous sale for similar price. It's awesome, and the environment gets less depressing later on. But it's huge, so make sure you put your life on hold, lol.

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17:16 Dec-26-2019

Oh I'll do my best lol. I've been watching the new Witcher show on Netflix so it's convinced me to get it lol. Glad you're enjoying it! I'm looking forward to it for sure!

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05:21 Dec-28-2019

Just purchased it yesterday :)

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12:58 Dec-24-2019

I don't know about bargain gems but I bought rdr2, resident evil 2,dmc5, final Fantasy 15,control, jedi fallen order and plague tale innocence.

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09:41 Dec-24-2019

I've stopped buying games, have to clear a backlog of 12 games on 'to be played' category (not to mention heaps in the 'probably never get to play' category. I really need to find my wife a hobby first:-p

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10:42 Dec-29-2019

Update: I was gifted RDR2 as an xmas prezzie, the list gets longer and longer lol

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19:00 Dec-23-2019

I'm waiting until after Xmas now and will be using the gg.deals website to look for the best deals as it provides a list of all the sites prices including Steam, GOG etc and the legit recognised keysellers. (Greymarket prices are listed separately and warnings are there to show the risks of using them). Oh, and this isn't meant to be an advertisement just trying to help folks find the best deals.

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03:36 Dec-24-2019

i'm folk, you just helped me, thanks

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16:34 Dec-23-2019

I've seen pretty decent deals which i'm going to buy: life is strange 2, city car driving, maybe darksiders franchise as i havent played any of it yet.

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16:24 Dec-23-2019

I'm considering Two Point Hospital and Frostpunk (each around 10 EUR)

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16:03 Dec-23-2019

A Plague Tale: Innocence


Seems like something interesting. Idk if I should get it, since I rarely play games, still haven't finished AC3 and also have AC4 and unity

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14:42 Dec-23-2019

Hollow knight & Yakuza 0, best games for dirt cheap.


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13:28 Dec-23-2019

The Evil Within 2 was at a fairly low price,so I said why not.Also that game GRIS that looks absolutely fantastic.And a couple more games

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