Steam Winter Sale: 7 Best Deals on Steam

Steam Winter Sale 2019 is underway
Steam Winter Sale 2019 is underway / Valve

The Steam Winter Sale kicked off Thursday and is scheduled to run through the end of the year, finally concluding Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET. As usual, the store is stuffed full of great deals. Here are seven of the best deals you'll find.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition — $14.99, 70% off

CD Projekt Red
CD Projekt Red /

Perhaps the best open world RPG ever made, The Witcher 3 regularly makes lists of the best games of the decade. This bundle includes its two excellent expansions for a truly massive collection of games. Players looking for their next big project need look no further. Buy it here.

Stardew Valley — $8.99, 40% off

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There's never been a better time to run away to your late grandfather's farm and build an idyllic life on the land. This farming and friendships simulator marries a dangerous amount of charm to near limitless playability. Buy it here.

XCOM 2 Collection — $25.00, 81% off

Firaxis Games/2K Games
Firaxis Games/2K Games /

The XCOM series is the gold standard in tactics, and XCOM 2 makes that mark with ease. This bundle, priced at a whopping 81% off list, includes the base game, a major expansion, and four meaningful DLC packs. Buy it here.

Slay the Spire — $12.49, 50% off

Mega Crit Games
Mega Crit Games /

Combining roguelikes and deck building, indie developer Mega Crit Games has truly cracked the code. Slay the Spire is one of 2019's best games, and at half price it's a staggeringly good deal. Buy it here.

Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition — $8.52, 55% off

Red Hook Studios
Red Hook Studios /

Darkest Dungeon is a punishing Lovecraft-inspired dungeon crawler with some of the best writing in recent memory. This pack includes the game, its fantastic soundtrack, and three pieces of DLC that build out the lifespan of this already long game. But it here.

Life is Strange 2 Complete Season — $19.67, 50% off

Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix
Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix /

Life is Strange 2 wrapped its second season this month, so players can finally play the full story front to back at once. The first season's heart shines bright as ever in the sequel, available at its steepest discount yet. But it here.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — $38.99, 35% off

From Software/Activision
From Software/Activision /

From Software's latest masterpiece, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes the Dark Souls action formula and pumps up the adrenaline before dropping it in feudal Japan. The result has taken players and critics by storm, earning the game the top prize at the Game Awards. Buy it here.