The holiday celebrations are long over, and our wallets and family toilets are paying the price. What better way to begin the New Year by spending, even more, money in the Steam Winter sale?
Now, you’d think the Steam Winter sale would have flipped the chart upside-down and thrown in some long lost gems into the mix on account of there being some incredible deals at the minute. Apparently not!
10. Assassin’s Creed Origins
This stabby romp into ancient Egypt has returned to the Steam Charts and is currently enjoying a 30% discount on the store. This still only drops the game to £34.99, but it is not bad for a top-notch AAA game. It’s been a while since I jumped into an Assassin’s Creed game, I think the last time was when Black Flag was released. Now might be the time to return as I always thought the developers had excellent attention to detail in these games, hopefully even more so with current-gen technology at their fingertips.
9. Dark Souls 3
The perfect game for the masochists out there. Dark Souls 3 is meant to have all the repetitive issues with getting killed (a lot) from the first two games but brings the package altogether in a much more refined and modern way. So now you can enjoy constant failure with the comfort of nicer graphics! Some argue this is the best of the Dark Souls series in terms of the gameplay, however, the general consensus is that the lore and story are not quite as good this time around. What do I know though? I’ve never actually played a single Dark Souls game (I feel a noob gameplay video coming on).
8. Human: Fall Flat
A newcomer to the Steam Charts, this hilarious platformer/ 3D physics puzzler looks like a tonne of fun with friends, but also a decent single player in its own right. Steam itself says this game is like Portal 2. Hmm, maybe a bit of a stretch, but if it’s remotely similar then its likely to be awesome.
7. Rocket League
Hi Rocket League. Have a nice Christmas and New Year? Good. Fancy not being in the Top 10 for a while, just one week, at least? Have a break, chill out, watch some video streaming services and put on some weight. No? Well aren’t you stubborn.
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game Of The Year Edition
This game is always welcome in the lofty heights of the Steam Best-Sellers I think. The best RPG/ Open-World experience of the decade with all its (amazing) DLC for £13.99? That’s hard to pass up! If you haven’t played this game yet or not tried out the DLC, make playing this your new year’s resolution.
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The world-class competitive shooter, gun-skin collector and team-mate relationship destroyer, Counter-Strike Global Offensive remains in the Top 10. It’s currently reduced by a staggering £3 and 96p! Seriously though, I would check this one out if you haven’t already. There are casual modes in the game that will show you the ropes if you don’t fancy getting your arse handed to you initially.
4. Divinity: Original Sin 2
For many people, this traditional-style PC RPG has knocked The Witcher 3 off the top spot for them. Very different games in many respects but RPGs none-the-less. Divinity: Original Sin was a massive critical success, and now many people are saying the sequel has taken every element of that game and timesed it by a thousand. I can’t wait to free up some to play this!
3. They Are Billions
I’ve been following this game fairly closely since its launch onto Steam Early Access, and now some of my favourite Twitch streamers play it regularly. It looks like an extremely addictive yet incredibly difficult RTS where you have to tactically build defences to fend off hordes of the undead in a steam-punk setting. It looks like it plays as awesome as it sounds! Though it’s currently got a 10% discount, it’s a massive achievement for this to be in 3rd place.
2. Grand Theft Auto V
This game continues to hang around the heights of the Steam Charts, largely due to the recent success of the Doomsday Heist update. The new heist is said to be over the top crazy, massive and fun. The update itself brings new game modes, vehicles, maps and items, not to mention a DeLoreanesque flying car. Oh, it’s also only £15 at the moment!
1. PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
You jump out of a plane with a bunch of random people, land, find some loot (or not) run around for a bit, kill some folk. You might win some chicken. Would play again.
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