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10 Of The Best Games To Buy At The Steam Winter Sale 2021

Over the years, Steam has grown into the biggest marketplace for video games in the world, and it is favored by millions of PC gamers for good reasons. One of them is that, like any other great shop, Steam holds many sales all throughout the year that gives people a chance to buy their preferred games at a much lower price and save a lot of money.

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These sales events last for a short period of time, but the hefty discounts given make it worth the wait as countless games across the platform have their prices cut in half or even more. The Winter Sale is Steam’s last sale of the year and lasts until January 5, and the games discussed below are just some of the great deals available right now.

10 Deathloop

poster for the video game Deathloop showing the characters Colt and Julianna engaged in a gunfight

The latest game from the developers of the popular stealth game series Dishonored is available at a 50% discounted price of $14.99 right now. Deathloop‘s core gameplay revolves around a time loop feature that the player character, an assassin named Colt, is stuck in. Colt’s objective is to take out eight targets before midnight, and failing to do so results in the game restarting from the beginning of the loop. The developers have crafted a detailed world that encourages repeated gameplay and exploration, as the best weapons in Deathloop can only be found if the player takes their time to roam the island.

9 DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition

Doom Guy fighting monsters in a poster for the game DOOM Eternal

The Doom franchise is one of the early pioneers of the FPS genre, and the latest installments in the series have managed to leave their mark too. Doom Eternal features some of the best bosses in the Doom series and the fast-paced aggressive gameplay that fans love, as players are once again put in the shoes of the Doomguy as he fights against the forces of hell. Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition, currently at a 75% discounted price, contains the main single-player campaign, the multiplayer “Battlemode”, and the two campaign expansions The Ancient Gods. 


8 Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition

image from the game Kingdom Come Deliverance showing a massive medieval battle taking place

There are plenty of RPG games with a medieval setting out there, but none like Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Set towards the beginning of the 15th century in the Kingdom of Bohemia KCD takes realism and historical accuracy very seriously. Gameplay involves traditional open-world RPG elements such as branching questlines and character choices, but the level of detail in every feature and facet makes it an immensely immersive experience.

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The combat is also unique, and it requires much more than some random button smashing to win fights. Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition comes with a bunch of DLC content, and is available right now for only $3.89 at a 70% discount.

7 Batman: Arkham Collection

image of different versions of Batman from the games Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight

Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham proved how fun superhero games could be made with some effort, and are among the best superhero games ever made. Players get to play as the Dark Knight as he faces off against many members of his iconic rogue’s gallery such as the Joker and Bane. The fluid and addicting combat is just one aspect of the gameplay that is greatly entertaining, and the games don’t shy away from diving into the detective part of Batman’s character either. Batman: Arkham Collection, discounted at 85% right now, contains Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight, but unfortunately not Arkham Origins.

6 Dark Souls 3 Deluxe Edition

poster of Dark Souls 3 featuring The Ashen One in a black knight's armour with flame outlines

Dark Souls may have a notorious reputation for being incredibly hard, but its world-building, lore, characters, and atmosphere have managed to capture the hearts of millions. Not to mention, there is a certain level of self-satisfaction to be gained in successfully killing a boss character after having died at their hand hundreds of times. Equipped with a sword and a shield and some magic powers, players are left to their own devices to explore the grim, dark world of DS3 where there is some fatal surprise waiting around every corner. The Deluxe Edition of the game comes with two expansion packs, with an ongoing discount of 75%.

5 Wolfenstein Alt History Collection

promotional poster for Wolfenstein Alt History Collection featuring the main character Blazkowicz

Wolfenstein is an old name when it comes to shooter games, with Wolfenstein 3D being one of the earliest and most influential FPS games ever made. The series has found its place even in modern times, with a new series of hit games produced by Bethesda Softworks. The newer games, starting with 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, take place in an alternate reality where the Nazis won World War II.

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The stories follow agent Blazkowicz, a staple character of the series, as he fights against Nazi forces. Wolfenstein Alt History Collection is a bundle of all four major Wolfenstein games released in recent years, currently available at a discount of 83%.

4 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

image from the game Assassin's Creed Odyssey showing Alexios fighting an enemy in battle

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has left its stealth origins and turned into a full-blown action RPG series, and it has been a very polarizing change. But if the fact that Odyssey‘s protagonist isn’t an assassin at all can be ignored, alongside some other caveats, there is an enjoyable historical open-world game to be found. The oversized map is filled with repetitive side-quests, but the Greek mythology-inspired aspects of it are fun to explore and the story of the protagonist (whose gender the player gets to decide) is good enough to make Odyssey one of the best games in the Assassin’s Creed series. There are many different versions of the game available for purchase on Steam, all with a 75% discount.

3 Far Cry 5 – Gold Edition

poster of Far Cry 5 featuring the villain Joseph Seed sitting at a table surrounded by people

The Far Cry franchise has improved little over the years, but is still a good choice for those looking for some fun action-adventure gameplay. Far Cry 5 is set in the fictional Hope County, a region that has been taken over by a religious cult, and it is the job of the player character to liberate the area from its oppressors.

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The open-world map of Far Cry 5  is massive with numerous locations to explore and littered with objectives to complete, all of which contribute to ultimately defeating the main villain Joseph Seed. The Gold Edition comes with some extra playable content and is currently 80% off.

2 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition

image from The Witcher 3 showing Geralt fighting a monster

CD Projekt Red crafted one of the most content-rich open-world games ever made in the form of The Witcher 3and the fact that the game is raved about so much even after 6 years of being released speaks volumes about its quality. Playing as the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, players are let loose in an enormous world where there is a story to be found in every crevice, and a vast amount of content to play through. The GOTY edition, which is 80% off right now, comes with two massive DLC packs, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, the latter of which is almost big enough to be a separate game.

1 The Tomb Raider Collection

combined posters of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy featuring protagonist Lara Croft

Gaming deals don’t get as good or as comprehensive as The Tomb Raider Collection, which (according to steam) includes every single Tomb Raider game ever released on PC. This might be a tall order for many, but the 88% discounted price of $27.23 certainly makes things more affordable. The franchise started with the first Tomb Raider game released in 1996 that still remains the highest-rated entry in the Tomb Raider series and since then has grown considerably, and even has a few movie adaptations. The new rebooted trilogy gives Lara Croft a modern makeover, with gameplay and graphics on par with contemporary adventure games.

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