NerdAtlas’ Steam Winter Sale Must-Buys

For anyone out there who games on a PC or a Mac, chances are you are familiar with Valve’s digital game service and network, Steam. Every year, the Winter and Summer sales offer a couple weeks of ridiculous discounts on a host of games. Towards the end of the sale (it ends Jan. 2nd) the Steam Sale will reprise many of it’s most popular sales – here’s a guide of what I think you should keep an eye out for in the next couple of days.

Gone Home

This simplistic indie hit has made countless Game of the Year lists due to it’s beautiful narrative and compelling game play design. It’s been on sale for less than $10 multiple times, and I highly encourage you purchase a copy. This is in my top three best games of 2013 for sure.

The Wolf Among Us

Telltale Game’s venture into the graphic novel world of Fables is fantastic. Only one episode is out currently, but if you purchase the game via Steam, each new episode released will update automatically. There’s been some concern over the fact there is no release schedule, but I found the first episode exciting and it left me eagerly anticipating more. It’s been on sale for around $16 – a great price for all five episodes.

BioShock Infinite/The BioShock Triple Pack

BioShock Infinite was easily one of the best games to come out of 2013, and it has been on sale for $9.99 twice already. For those of you who may not have played the original BioShock or it’s sequel, there has also been a triple pack on sale that gives you copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite all in one for less than $15. You can’t beat that deal with a stick.

Saints Row IV

This raucous city romp may be on the mature side, but overall it’s received great reception from fans. This new release has been spotted on sale for $20 – more than 50% off it’s current retail price!

The Stanley Parable

This indie game has received lots of attention for it’s humorous writing and re-playability. Many have likened it to portal and this is one of the few games I was most excited to pick up during the sale this winter. On sale, it retails for less than $9.

Fallout: New Vegas

While this game is certainly NOT the best of the Fallout series, it still offers hours of fun game play and nuclear fallout survival. For the on sale price of $2.49, you can’t really beat this deal.

Happy shopping!

– E.B.

 

 

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One thought on “NerdAtlas’ Steam Winter Sale Must-Buys

  1. Add on to that the Alan Wake Franchise! Currently $3.99. The first game especially is a wonderful, breath of fresh air in story telling of a different sort. Very scary, very intense, very good.

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