It's not the grand Steam Summer Sale or the magnificent Steam Christmas Sale, but Valve has launched its Steam Halloween Sale today. Steam has 156 titles on sale until November 1st, after which time all of these great deals will hide again until December. Here's some of the games you should think about picking up for this sale, in descending order of discount.
The New Stuff
First up, there are a few recent releases on the list that don't have crazy deep discounts, but are worth picking up regardless. If you read a recent review, but the price was too steep, you should take a second glance to see if it's worth it for you now. This list includes Outlast, Typing of the Dead Overkill, Deadly Premontion: Director's Cut, Brothers, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
- Brothers - $7.49 (50 percent off)
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate - $14.99 (50 percent off)
- Typing of the Dead Overkill - $9.99 (50 percent off)
- Monster Loves You - $4.99 (50 percent off)
- Outlast - $13.32 (33 percent off)
- Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs - $13.99 (30 percent off)
- Eldritch - $11.99 (20 percent off)
- Slender: The Arrival - $7.99 (20 percent off)
- Deadly Premontion: Director's Cut - $22.49 (10 percent off)
The Indies Want Your Love
Then there's the indie titles, which tend to be a bit more on the narrative or esoteric side, but still provide some great experiences. These are the games you want to pick up if you're trying something new or straying out of your comfort zone. One of the games is less than a dollar, folks!
- Home - $0.74 (75 percent off)
- Closure - $2.49 (75 percent off)
- The Swapper- $5.09 (66 percent off)
- Don't Starve - $7.49 (50 percent off)
- Lone Survivor - $6.66 (33 percent off)
- Cognition - $22.49 (25 percent off)
Big Saving Bundles
But hey, I understand if perhaps you'd like to stick to tried-and-true games from proven developers and publishers. The Steam Halloween Sale also has a whole host of packs collecting a number of great titles under one low price. This section includes a number of great picks including the Dead Space games, the F.E.A.R. series, the Penumbra collection, and even the Legacy of Kain series. (Shed a single tear for the lack of new Legacy of Kain games) Most of the titles in this section are 75 percent off, so you're seeing some real savings even if they tend to be older games.
- Alan Wake Franchise - $9.99 (75 percent off)
- The Legacy of Kain Collection - $4.99 (75 percent off)
- Dead Space Pack (No Dead Space 3) - $9.99 (75 percent off)
- Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 - $7.49 (75 percent off)
- Orcs Must Die Franchise Pack - $8.74 (75 percent off)
- Penumbra Collector Pack - $2.49 (75 percent off)
- F.E.A.R. Collection - $13.74 (75 percent off)
- Cthulu Saves The World & Breath of Death VII - $0.99 (67 percent off)
Finally, the most important games you should pick up are the games that I think are awesome. Liking the awesome games I like makes you awesome. I want you to be awesome. Let's be awesome together.
- Ninja Blade - $3.99 (80 percent off)
- Darksiders - $3.99 (80 percent off)
- Darksiders II - $9.99 (80 percent off)
- Sleeping Dogs - $4.99 (80 percent off)
- Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point DLC - $1.39 (80 percent off)
- The Walking Dead (Does not include 400 Days DLC) - $6.24 (75 percent off)
- DmC Devil May Cry - $16.99 (66 percent off)
- Skulls of the Shogun - $7.49 (50 percent off)
Hopefully, this will make it easier for you fine USgamers to empty your wallet and make Gabe Newell's wallet even larger. Buy a few of these titles, forget to install them, and realize your folly when the Steam Christmas Sale rolls around this year. That's what I'm doing.