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Steam Black Friday Deals: Autumn Sale Begins

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Steam sale artwork / Credit to Valve Corporation

Steam may not offer Black Friday sales, but its Autumn sale generally aligns with Black Friday, so the point is all but moot.

These consistent sales are one of the biggest factors contributing to Steam's popularity. There is a Winter Sale for the holiday season towards the end of the year, a Summer Sale for students who likely have extra free time and a Halloween sale that focuses on horror games just to name a few. Black Friday also brings a dedicated sale event known as the Steam Autumn Sale.

Steam Black Friday Deals: What to Expect

Typically, sale dates and durations are typically a well kept secret until just before they begin, but this year Valve published them to Steamworks as a guide for publishers and developers. Here is a list of the dates of all the annual Steam sales and their dates for 2021:

  • Steam Lunar New Year Sale: Feb. 11 - Feb. 15
  • Steam Golden Week Sale: April 29 - May 6
  • Steam Spring Sale: May 27 - May 31
  • Steam Summer Sale: June 24 - July 8
  • Steam Halloween Sale: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
  • Steam Autumn Sale: Nov. 24 - Nov. 30
  • Steam Winter Sale: Dec. 22 - Jan. 5

The Autumn Sale went live Nov. 24 as promised. There are thousands of titles on sale, but here are some recommendations culled from the masses:

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition ($9.99)
  • Back 4 Blood ($41.99)
  • Celeste ($4.99)
  • Crusader Kings III ($39.99)
  • Dark Souls: Remastered ($19.99)
  • Dark Souls III: Deluxe Edition ($42.49)
  • Darkest Dungeon ($3.74)
  • Death Stranding ($17.99)
  • Deathloop ($29.99)
  • Disco Elysium – The Final Cut ($19.99)
  • Don't Starve Together ($5.09)
  • Frostpunk ($8.99)
  • Guilty Gear Strive ($38.99)
  • Hades ($17.49)
  • Half Life: Alyx ($29.99)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($19.99)
  • Hollow Knight ($7.49)
  • Inscryption ($15.99)
  • It Takes Two ($24.79)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors ($38.99)
  • Outer Wilds ($14.99)
  • Outer Wilds – Echoes of the Eyes ($11.99)
  • Portal ($1.99)
  • Portal 2 ($1.99)
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator ($11.99)
  • Psychonauts 2 ($41.99)
  • Red Dead Redemption II ($29.99)
  • Resident Evil Village ($29.99)
  • Sable ($16.74)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI ($8.99)
  • Slay the Spire ($9.99)
  • Spiritfarer ($14.99)
  • Stardew Valley ($8.99)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ($14.79)
  • Terraria ($4.99)
  • Townscaper ($4.01)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition ($9.99)