Alien Isolation

‘Tis the hour for more Steam deals; tra-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. It’s the fourth day of the Steam Winter Sale, and Gabe has delivered goodies galore unto us.

I thought I’d give our perennial Steam deal-tracker Peter an evening off and write about today’s Steam deals myself. First up, let’s take a look at the incredibly cheap stuff you probably already own: massive open-world RPG Skyrim is 75% off, dropping it to £2.99 (with its GotY-like Legendary Edition down by 66% to £6.79), while Portal 2 is 80% off. But literally everybody owns Portal 2 by now, right? Right.

Personally, I’d probably recommend the pun-tastic first-person shooter/hack-and-slasher Shadow Warrior for 90% off. That’s been on sale so many times that you probably own it already if you have any interest in it, but hey, maybe you missed it. It’s beautiful, amusing, and actually makes sword controls work in first-person. I also feel obligated to mention Alien: Isolation at 50% off, because I thoroughly enjoyed that back in October. Or… okay, so “enjoyed” is the wrong word, but it’s definitely rather good. I was very impressed by the insides of the lockers I hid in.

Animatronic jump scare-athon Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 has been marked down 33%, which isn’t exactly a whopping discount, but the game itself only came out about a month ago. Probably worth a look if you want to try becoming a YouTube star, because playing Five Nights at Freddy’s is apparently how one goes about that.

Today’s “not quite sure about this” recommendation goes to Never Alone, an artsy-looking puzzle platformer based around Native Alaskan stories and mythology, and featuring an adorable fox. None of us actually had the time to play it, so I’m not quite sure about it, but it’s 33% off if that sounds like your sort of thing.

Other bits in today’s Steam Winter Sale include Age of Mythology Extended Edition, Spintires, and Spore. All of yesterday’s Steam Winter Sale deals are also still running for the next 24 hours, too, if you were a bit lax on grabbing them.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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