Winter Game Sales Haul (Steam, consoles, whatever!)

EngineNo9
EngineNo9
edited December 2017 in Video Games
I don't know if anybody still buys games in Steam sales since there are so many of them (and other ways to get cheap games), but I figured I'd start this to see if anybody is picking up cool things in the current sale.

edit: now platform agnostic since non-Steam PC stores and console stores all have sales :smile:

At the very least, go log in and vote on the daily categories. Here are the nominees:
December 21st 10 AM PST
The “Choices Matter” Award - Games are about agency, and this award is for the game that has it in spades. Maybe it’s because there are 31 ways you can breach into a villains lair. Perhaps there are dozens of potential partners for you to build a romantic future with. Or maybe you find yourself constantly saying “Where oh where should I plant those turnips”? In all three scenarios there is a common bond: the choice was always yours.

-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
-Divinity: Original Sin 2
-Life is Strange: Before the Storm
-The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
-Dishonored 2

December 22nd 10 AM PST
The “Mom's Spaghetti” Award - There are games that make you excited. There are games that make you happy. Then there are games so intense that they elicit a physical reaction. We’re talking weak knees. We’re talking sweaty palms. We’re talking fear-induced accidents. We’re talking your friends reminding you to breathe. We’re talking about mom’s spaghetti.

-PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
-Outlast 2
-RESIDENT EVIL 7
-The Evil Within 2
-Alien: Isolation

December 23rd 10 AM PST
The “Labor of Love” Award – This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.

-Team Fortress 2
-Warframe
-Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
-Path of Exile
-Crusader Kings II

December 24th 10 AM PST
The “Suspension of Disbelief" Award – Let’s be honest: games can have some pretty ridiculous elements in them… from the stories that drive the action, to the items required to conquer obstacles, to even the protagonists themselves. This award is for the game that has a key component, which when described out of context, seems totally insane, but while playing the game doesn’t even make you bat an eye, because in the moment it makes total sense.

-Saints Row IV
-Goat Simulator
-South Park the Fractured But Whole
-Rocket League
-Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

December 25th 10 AM PST
The “The World Is Grim Enough Let's Just All Get Along” Award – Games delight and entertain us, giving us much needed breaks from the sorrows and low points of our lives… and let’s be honest, for a lot of people it’s been a rough 2017. That is why the SASC has chosen to celebrate a game that doesn’t involve combat or conflict.

-Stardew Valley
-Cities: Skylines
-Slime Rancher
-ABZU
-To the Moon

December 26th 10 AM PST
The “No Apologies” Award – This award is for the game that you love unconditionally. Does it have some faults? Maybe. Do other people not understand your love for it? Sure. But make no mistake. There is no guilt here. Only pleasure.

-Rust
-Mount & Blade: Warband
-HuniePop
-Gothic II: Gold Edition
-The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (The Witcher 1)

December 27th 10 AM PST
The “Defies Description” Award - This game is like... well actually it's more similar to...picture a combination of... ya know what, I can't describe it, just play it.

-Garry's Mod
-The Stanley Parable
-Pony Island
-Antichamber
-Doki Doki Literature Club

December 28th 10 AM PST
The “Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War” Award - The Bard said it best. This game doesn't necessarily offer the biggest explosions... it offers something better. Potential. Potential to be a rampaging force of nature. Or not. Who knows. You're an agent of chaos and no one is going to tell you what to do.

-Just Cause 3
-Total War: Warhammer II
-Broforce
-Red Faction: Guerilla Steam Edition
-Middle-earth: Shadow of War

December 29th 10 AM PST
The “Haunts My Dreams” Award – This award is slightly a misnomer, because this game doesn’t just haunt your dreams. It consumes your thoughts every waking moment of the day. This game doesn’t demand your time. You give it willingly.

-Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
-Dota 2
-Dark Souls III
-Factorio
-Sid Meier's Civilization VI

December 30th 10 AM PST
The “Soul of Vitruvius” Award - The Vitruvian Man was Leonardo’s celebration of the ideal form. And in that spirit the SASC looks to celebrate the game with the most lovingly rendered character… be it human, alien, anthropomorphic cat people, or even a piece of produce.

-NieR: Automata
-Rise of the Tomb Raider
-Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
-I am Bread
-Bayonetta

December 31st 10 AM PST
The “Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0” Award - The Academy wasn't clear enough in the awards description last year. Let's try this again. This award is for the "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" of video games.

-Hotline Miami
-Luna
-Antichamber
-CPU Invaders
-The Evil Within 2

January 1st 10 AM PST
The “Best Soundtrack" Award - There are very few things that can enhance a game better than music. The right song can set the tone for every aspect of gameplay, from simple exploration, to climatic boss fights. This award is for the soundtrack that captured the essence of their game so perfectly that it effortlessly immersed players into the game world.

-Nier: Automata
-Crypt of the Necrodancer
-Undertale
-Cuphead
-Transistor

January 2nd 10 AM PST
The “Even Better Than I Expected” Award - We’ve all been there. You get super excited for a game, you pre-order it, and you anxiously wait as it downloads. Then you finally play it. How do you feel now? If the answer is “Elated beyond words because even I, a conductor aboard the hype train, was blown away with how good this thing was” then you have found the perfect candidate for this award.

-Assassin's Creed Origins
-Cuphead
-Call of Duty: WWII
-Hollow Knight
-Sonic Mania

Comments

  • coopasonic
    coopasonic
    GT Member
    I grabbed The Surge complete for $30, same price as when the DLC released a few weeks ago. Nothing else really jumping out at me.
  • Gratch
    Gratch
    GT Member
    I was gifted Song of the Deep, and have picked up Vanquish and ClusterTruck as well.

    Eyeing a few others...we'll see what happens.
  • farley2k
    farley2k
    GT Moderator
    Nothing in my top 5 were on sale so I am passing on this sale. Song of the Deep is on sale and it is #7 on my list but I know that I won't play it very much so I think I will wait.
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    farley2k wrote: »
    Nothing in my top 5 were on sale so I am passing on this sale. Song of the Deep is on sale and it is #7 on my list but I know that I won't play it very much so I think I will wait.

    Wow, you take the time and effort to carefully sort your list that closely? I guess that's probably easier if your Wishlist doesn't number in the hundreds :lol:
  • coopasonic
    coopasonic
    GT Member
    My wishlist has 17 items on it and 3 of those are for my kids to be notified if they go on sale. I used to have a lot more, but I've become a bit more selective (and bought a lot of games).
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    pltwfmqbbpl7.png

    I hang my head in shame... :/
  • jztemple2
    jztemple2
    GT Member
    I picked up a couple of DLC for Motorsport Manager but that's it so far. I did get Poly Bridge gifted to me by Jaddison80 <3 and I'm having fun with that, which might encourage me to pick up Bridge Constructor Portal.
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    So far here is what I have given in on:
    • Heat Signature
    • Rapture - World Conquest
    • Yorkshire Gubbins
    • Wolfenstein II (I'm so weak...I just wanted to play it before it all gets spoiled in GOTY talks)
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    jztemple2 wrote: »
    I picked up a couple of DLC for Motorsport Manager but that's it so far. I did get Poly Bridge gifted to me by Jaddison80 <3 and I'm having fun with that, which might encourage me to pick up Bridge Constructor Portal.

    Bridge Constructor Stunts is a fun little one as well. Kind of the mix of Trials with the slower building of BC.
  • Gratch
    Gratch
    GT Member
    Not Steam, but I did go on a sports game bender on PSN, since Madden, NHL, and FIFA 18 were all half off.
  • Andrew Mallon
    Andrew Mallon
    GT Member
    The only thing I bought in the last two weeks was Playstation VR Worlds for $8.99 from PSN. I bought most of my winter games over the Black Friday weekend, Pretty pleased with the deals I got (though I'm sure all of them are either cheaper now or will be after Christmas):
    • Nioh - $19.99 @ Best Buy
    • Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game - $19.99 @ Best By
    • Wolfenstein II - $24.99 @ Best Buy
    • Assassin's Creed: Origins - $34.99 @ Best Buy
    • Nier: Automata - $24.99 @ Best Buy
    • Dragon Quest VIII (3DS) - $13.99 @ Toys R US
  • Gratch
    Gratch
    GT Member
    Grabbed Civ VI for iPad last night. Couldn't resist the thought of conquering the world on cross-country flights.
  • Purge
    Purge
    GT Member
    I picked up the following on the XB sale:
    • STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition
    • Super Cloudbuilt
    • The Mummy Demastered
    • Call of Duty®: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition
    • Hue
    • Valley
    • Fable Anniversary Ed. (360)
    • Fable II (360)
  • Rumpy
    Rumpy
    GT Member
    I was rather light on spending this year, but most of it came from GOG this time around. Between buying Avernum 1 & 2, Kim and Mafia, and getting Oxenfree, Grim Fandango Remastered and Hard West for free, I feel I made out pretty good. Then there were the gifts via Steam.
  • Purge
    Purge
    GT Member
    ... there's a part of me that wants Lego Marvel Heroes 2.


    ... and if SpinTires was on sale, that would have been boughten.
  • Gratch
    Gratch
    GT Member
    Purge wrote: »
    [*] Valley

    One of my favorites from this year. An absolutely wonderful surprise.
  • EngineNo9
    EngineNo9
    GT Member
    EngineNo9 wrote: »
    So far here is what I have given in on:
    • Heat Signature
    • Rapture - World Conquest
    • Yorkshire Gubbins
    • Wolfenstein II (I'm so weak...I just wanted to play it before it all gets spoiled in GOTY talks)

    Thanks to the generosity of Blackjack and some family members I ended up with Steam credit burning a hole in my wallet so I also grabbed a bunch of cheaper games off my list:
    • Way of the Red
    • Riptide GP: Renegade
    • Vzerthos: Heir of Thunder
    • ATOMEGA
    • miniLAW
    • Wrack
    • Skeleton Boomerang
    • Pixel Shinobi: Nine demons of Mamoru
    • Omega Strike
    • Vostok Inc.
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