Steam Halloween Sale: Top Picks

Steam’s annual Halloween Sale began yesterday and does not last long at all! I have scrolled through the Steam story and compiled a list of 10 awesome games that are currently on sale so that you don’t have to!

The Winter Sale is right around the corner with more games included so if money is tight, it might be a better idea to wait another month for the bigger sale.

  1. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  2. Pony Island
  3. Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe
  4. Oxenfree
  5. American Truck Simulator
  6. Mad Max
  7. Pajama Sam Complete Pack
  8. The Technomancer
  9. Outlast 2
  10. The Norwood Suite

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is only at a 34% discount, but it made the list because it just came out last month. You can already grab the game for $39.59 right now! Currently, this game has Mixed reviews on Steam, but that is because it has been review bombed by people who just paid full price for this game and are pissed that it is already discounted. Oh well.

Pony Island is a fun little game that can be beaten pretty quickly. I completed the game in just two hours, but this is definitely a gem that should be experienced and $1.64 is the perfect price!

Battle Chef Brigade was recently included in the Humble Monthly. This game pairs combo-based hunting with puzzle-based cooking and is truly enjoyable. It’s currently 40% off on Steam.

Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller perfect for Halloween. Oxenfree is a steal at 75% off for $4.99. If you don’t buy anything else on this, buy Oxenfree.

American Truck Simulator might look like an extremely boring game, but it’s actually a lot of fun. I recently reviewed the game after receiving it in the Humble Monthly. This game is currently 75% off for $4.99. If you want to experience driving a truck through California, Nevada, and Arkansas delivering cargo to various businesses, this is the game for you.

Mad Max is also 75% off for $4.99.

This is no joke. I enjoyed countless hours playing Pajama Sam when I was a kid. Pajama Sam 3 is among the first games that I remember playing. This Pajama Sam Complete Pack is great for children or if you want some nostalgia. The pack is currently 50% off for $12.49. The four main games are included along with Sock Works and Lost & Found.

The Technomancer currently costs $7.49. This is not the best RPG and has its flaws, but it is fun.

Outlast 2 is another perfect game for Halloween. This one is scarier and more thrilling than Oxenfree. I recently played Outlast 2 and had a blast. It is 75% off for $7.49.

The final game on this list is a strange game and I love it. Don’t let the visuals deter you from purchasing The Norwood Suite, because it is surprisingly fun. The Norwood Suite is a short game sitting at just under 2 hours, but it is currently 50% off for $4.99.

There are a number of other games on sale as well including: Rust, Friday the 13th, Dark Souls III, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Divinity: Original Sin 2, No Man’s Sky, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Rocket League, but remember there will be bigger sale coming later in November.

Steam Database

With the Steam Summer Sale underway, you are probably scouring the Steam store looking for great deals, but what if I told you that there was an easier way to do that. Instead of browsing Steam’s poor store design use the Steam Database. While Steam opts for a design that looks ‘cool,’ the Steam Database opts for a design that is actually useful. The Steam Database isn’t an entirely separate store. You are indeed still browsing the Steam store.

If no filters are active, the Steam Database will display Today’s Highlighted Deals followed by More Highlighted Deals and then games that are currently Play For Free! You can easily see the discount percentage, the price, the rating, when the sale ends, how long ago the sale started, and how long ago the game released. Hovering over a game (see BattleBlock Theater in image below) will inform you of the game’s highest recorded discount. This can also be seen in the color around the discount percentage. The green boxes indicate that this sale is normal, the blue boxes indicate that this is the new highest discount, and no box indicates that this discount is lower than the highest recorded discount.

There are some really nice filters. You can choose which games are displayed based on price, discount, and/or rating. You can also choose to show new discounts only, show wishlisted games only, and to hide owned games. By default your owned games and wishlisted games will not be highlighted on Steam Database. You will need to download an extension and link your Steam account. The Steam Database will pop a message and inform you how to do this if you have not already connected. Connecting is entirely optional, but you should definitely do so for the functionality that is added.

When you connect your account you will be able to view your profile complete with statistics that will make you realize that you have probably wasted a lot of money on games that you will never play. Apparently, I have almost 100 games that I’ve never played. I really like the average price per hour statistic and feel pretty good about $3.98, but I am interested to see how much higher that number is after the sale ends on July 5.

I have saved the best part for last, though. How many times have you opened Steam only to say, “I have no games to play?” and then you either play Borderlands (or your go-to-game that you’ve played way too much) or you just turn off your computer don’t play anything? A lot of times I’m sure. Even though there’s allegedly 100 games that you’ve never played and probably a lot more that have only been played for a couple hours. The Steam Database thankfully will recommend games for you to play. Discover your hidden library gems!

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