Ever wanted to buy that game but you either didn’t have the money for it, or didn’t want to spend big on a game you were not sure you would enjoy for long? Well, now is your chance to save big, for the annual ‘Steam Autumn Sale 2013’ has arrived. The gist is as follows: between November 27th and December 3rd, Steam will offer nine great deals which change daily, ranging from small indie-games to large games such as Skyrim. These deals vary from -50% on the retail price, to -90% in some cases. There are also four flash sales, which change every eight hours. On top of that, most of the catalog is discounted anywhere between 20% and 50%. If it is not a daily deal or a flash deal, there’s a slight possibility it will feature as one later on during the sale, so it is advised to hold out for a bit longer. Read on for some suggestions you’d be more than wise to purchase.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – maximal discount is at 75%, making it just €7,49. Also, the ‘Legendary Edition’ (including the DLC’s Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) is priced at €13,59 at the time of writing. It will remain this price until 19:00h GMT+1
- Telltale’s The Walking Dead – maximal discount again at 75%, just €6,24. Might I suggest looking for the DLC ‘400 Days’, which is -50%. Until 19:00h GMT+1
- Bioshock Infinite – discount currently at 50%, but it hasn’t reached daily deal or flash deal-status yet. Could go as low as 75% which means it’ll be just €7,49.
- Rogue Legacy – 66% discount at its max, now just €4,75 until 19:00h GMT+1
- Papers Please – 50% discount at its max right now, €4,49. This is until tomorrow 19:00h GMT+1
- Game Dev Tycoon – 50% discount (also at its max), also €4,49. Same as Papers Please, until tomorrow 19:00h GMT+1
There’s sadly no metagame surrounding the Autumn sale, as is custom with the Winter- and Summersales. However, if you don’t want to buy a game on sale now but wait for the prices to drop even lower for the Wintersales, the discounts presented in the Autumn sale are rumoured to be the same (barring any new games) as the ones at the end of December. Unless you are monetarily challenged, I suggest picking some up now and others later if you want to have some fun during this dark and cold month.
Also: all Rocksmith DLC is at -50%, but this is just a personal preference.