And lo! The winds howled, the seas swirled, the ground shook, and the heavens cracked open. The prophecised time had arrived. The Steam Winter Sale had begun. It’s off to a pretty solid start, too, with some genuinely top-notch titles up for grabs on this very first day.
In terms of daily deals, you’ve got the 10/10 Tim approved Monaco for £2.39, the you-probably-have-this-already Dishonored for £3.74, the hilarious The Stanley Parable for £5.99, and the rather jolly BioShock Infinite for £6.24. Bizarrely, you can also pre-order Metal Gear Rising: Revengance for £15.40, which I think marks the first time I’ve ever seen a pre-order in a Steam sale’s daily deals section. I mean, it’s not out until January.
On the side of things that are either not quite as magnificent (or, at least, things that I care less about) you’ve got Assetto Corsa Early Access for £22.49, Batman: Arkham Origins for £19.99, Space Hulk for £7.81, and Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition for £4.99. In terms of flash sales, the next eights hours have discounts on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (£2.99), Divekick (£1.49), The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (£7.49), and Guns of Icarus Online (£2.49).
Obligatory Steamy Tip: If a game you’re after isn’t currently in a Daily Deal, Flash Sale, or Community Choice, you might want to hold off on buying it for now. In any given Steam sale, the Daily/Flash/Community discounts tend to be better than the standard sale discount, so it’s worth waiting around to see if it pops up in one of those.