July 8th, 2017

Wallet horror: Steam Halloween sale discounts 149 games

steam halloween sale 2013
Oh, that reminds me – Super House of Dead Ninjas is pretty great, too.

What’s the most terrifying thing about any holiday? Not just Halloween, but any holiday? It’s not the monsters. It’s not the ghoulies. It’s not existential ennui. It’s not even that thing creeping up behind you right now. No: it’s Steam’s penchant for holiday-based sales which drain your bank account as hungrily as a vampire in a girls’ boarding school.

Obviously, then, they couldn’t resist the urge to have a Halloween sale. And obviously it’s not going to be something small, with a mere handful of discounted games. Oh no. It’s going to be 149 of the bloody things, in various states of decay. Or, er, discount.

In fairness, not all of them are super-amazing deals; things like Telltale’s recent The Wolf Among Us are present, but are only discounted by 10%. There are also things like Aliens: Colonial Marines for £3.74 and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct for £14.99, both of which are rather optimistically priced.

I’m not going to list everything, because that would take forever, but here are a few personal picks, and yes, there are about a dozen more things I want to recommend. Have a look at the terrifyingly huge sale page, if you don’t fear for your bank balance.

  • The Adventures of Shuggy – £0.99 (75% off)
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent – £3.24 (75% off)
  • Atom Zombie Smasher – £1.19 (80% off)
  • Brutal Legend – £3.74 (75% off)
  • DmC Devil May Cry – £10.19 (66% off)
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition – £3.74 (75% off)
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing – £5.99 (50% off)
  • Limbo – £1.74 (75% off)
  • Monaco – £5.99 (50% off)
  • Outlast – £9.99 (33% off)
  • Rise of the Triad – £5.99 (50% off)
  • Sleeping Dogs – £3.99 (80% off)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines – £3.74 (75% off)
  • The Walking Dead – £5.24 (75% off)
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  • 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 things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really 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.

    • sorudo

      be as resistant as i am, it’s cheaper that way.