As is always the case with Christmas approaching, Valve has kicked off the latest winter sale on Steam. 2020's edition features the usual array of discounts on thousands of games and DLC packs, making for an overwhelming selection to choose from. The Steam winter sale is live right now and runs until January 5 at 10 AM PT.
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Make it through the standard server errors that are accompanying the sale's launch and you'll see it doesn't have a corresponding minigame or anything terribly in-depth to it, as some past Steam sales have. Free excel program. That said, you'll notice birds adorning the various hubs on the Steam store, and you can get 'festive bird' stickers for use on Steam that celebrate various games. You can grab these from the Steam points shop.
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But the real highlight of a Steam sale are the deals, and there is no shortage of them, including great new games released in 2020. Our Game of the Year, Half-Life: Alyx, is discounted to $45, although bear in mind you'll need a VR headset in order to play it. Other GameSpot Game of the Year nominees are on sale, including Hades for $20, Yakuza: Like a Dragon for $45, and Spiritfarer for $22.49.
With Halo's Master Chief Collection now complete on PC, you can pick it up for just $24, which works to about $4 per game--a real steal. Alternatively, you can buy its individual games for $6 a pop. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete edition, the formerly PS4-exclusive open-world action game, is down to $40. Another ex-PS4 exclusive, Death Stranding, drops to $30.
Fall Guys may have fallen out of the zeitgeist compared to its launch, but it still makes for goofy fun and is down to $16. Another massively successful indie game from this year, Among Us, is $1 off, bringing its price to $4. Phasmophobia sees a small discount that takes it to $12.59, and Stardew Valley, fresh off update 1.5, is $10.
Doom Eternal was one of the year's best shooters and can be had for just $19.79. No Man's Sky, which has improved dramatically since its launch and continues to get substantial free updates, is down to $30. Monster Hunter World drops to $19.79, while its Iceborne expansion is down to $24.79. If The Mandalorian has put you in the mood for Star Wars, Jedi: Fallen Order is $24 and Star Wars: Squadrons is $24. Or if Cyberpunk 2077's brand of cyberpunk isn't doing it for you, Ghostrunner is down to $22.49.
Coinciding with this sale, voting is now live for the Steam Awards. You can vote for your picks in 10 different categories, including Game of the Year, from now until January 3 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. Winners to be announced on January 4 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.
Read on for a look at more of the highlights from this year's sale.
Steam Winter Sale Best Deals
- Half-Life: Alyx -- $45
- Hades -- $20
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon -- $45
- Spiritfarer -- $22.49
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- $24
- Death Stranding -- $30
- Divinity Original Sin 2 -- $18
- Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete edition -- $40
- Fall Guys -- $16
- Jazzpunk -- $3.74
- Ghostrunner -- $22.49
- Monster Train -- $17.49
- Slay the Spire -- $12.49
- Golf With Your Friends -- $10
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey -- $18
- Spelunky 2 -- $18
- Hollow Knight -- $7.49
- The Hunter: Call of the Wild -- $6
- Disco Elysium -- $24
- Crusader Kings III -- $40
- Total War: Three Kingdoms -- $30
- Planet Zoo -- $22.49
- Tabletop Simulator -- $10
- Doom Eternal -- $19.79
- No Man's Sky -- $30
- Monster Hunter World -- $19.79
- Monster Hunter World: Iceborne -- $24.79
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order -- $24
- Star Wars: Squadrons -- $24
- Among Us -- $4
- Phasmophobia -- $12.59
- Stardew Valley -- $10
- Save on thousands of games and vote for your favorites in The Steam Awards!
The Winter Sale has begun, with deep discounts on thousands of games! But as always that’s not all there is to the event. The Steam Awards nominees have been chosen, there are holiday gifts to pick up, and both Steam Points and Steam Chat have been updated with new features and content.
- Grab your Holiday Gifts
This year we’ve teamed up with artist Eric Nyffeler, to help us create the Winter Sale theme, the Seasonal Profile, and.. bird stickers!? Why birds, you ask? To that we ask you - why NOT birds? Claim a free animated bird sticker (each inspired by a popular game on Steam) every other day of the sale when you visit the Points Shop, where you'll find other new winter seasonal items.
- Vote for the 2020 Steam Award Winners
Thanks to your tens of millions of nominations (a record!) during the Autumn Sale, we have our final nominees for the 2020 Steam Awards. Over forty titles are up for awards across ten categories, and the winners will be chosen by you, the Steam community. Make sure to visit the Steam Awards page to cast your vote before January 3rd, when we will be announcing the winners!
- Steam Points Updates
- New Profile Showcases and Upgrades -Don’t have enough room to display all your rare achievements or badges? Now you can upgrade your showcases, giving you more room to display your swag. Still not enough room? You can also get additional showcases for your profile, all for Steam Points. Check them out now in the Steam Points Shop. We've also added new showcases to choose from. You can now add the Community Awards, Game Completionist, Featured Artwork, and Video showcases to your Steam Profile.
- Profile and Discussion Awards -We’ve seen how Steam players have loved awarding reviews and workshop content, so the team has decided to expand this further. Starting today, you can grant community awards to Steam Profiles and Discussion Board posts as well. Learn more here.
- New Community Awards -There are now even more places to award content, so it would be a shame if there weren't more awards to choose from. The team has nearly doubled the number of available community awards with this update - this includes the Clever, Wholesome, Wild, and Saucy awards, just to name a few.
- Steam Chat Reactions
Steam Chat has gotten an upgrade as well with today's update - Chat Reactions. You can now react to messages within Steam Chat using your emoticons or animated stickers. Reactions appear in-line below the message, and other players can +1 your reaction or add reactions of their own. This update applies to desktop, web, and mobile versions of Steam Chat.
Enjoy the sale, and stay tuned for announcements about the best games of 2020 and the winners of the Steam Awards!