Games are getting huge discounts and there are great deals to be had during the Steam Winter Sale, with some big games going for as little as $5. Gamers should check out their highly desired games as they may be relatively cheap or they may find interesting titles to play during the winter holidays.
There are some excellent options to be found in the $30 range, with some triple-A titles and some indie titles heavily discounted.
Great games under $30 in the Steam Winter Sale
Here’s a list of five great deals for $30 in the Steam Winter Sale:
1) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 is a massive title that was released almost a decade ago, but it still gets so much love and attention.
It recently received the Next Gen update which upgraded the graphics and introduced Ray-tracing along with new features and UI improvements. It has received several DLCs and expansions over the years.
This open-world action-adventure title is highly praised for its detailed open world, breathtaking graphics, and excellent writing. It follows the story of a mutated monster hunter named Geralt who is searching for his adopted daughter Ciri.
She has mysterious powers that make her the target of dangerous otherworldly beings known as the Wild Hunt. This game can be purchased for just $7.99 in the Steam Winter Sale.
2) Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition
The fantasy world of Rivellon is under attack by void monsters because its protector, the Divine, has died. Void monsters are drawn to the source, which is a form of magical energy that the Sources can use.
To prevent this, the Divine Son instituted a harsh regime that drains people of their resource and turns them into soulless husks. This Divine Order captured the player who was soon chosen by the gods as the next Divine.
Divinity is a tactical game with a heavy emphasis on character building and role playing. Players can have a party of up to four characters to explore and fight together.
Many unique recruitable characters have their own story and the game boasts a punishing tactical difficulty inspired by player strategies. The game normally costs $44.99 million, but in the Steam Winter Sale. it can be purchased for $17.99.
Hades is a rogue-like hack and slash indie title released in 2020. The game takes place in Hell, where Zagreus, the son of Hades, is trying to get out of it. His attempts to escape are aided by the gods of Olympus, who eagerly await his arrival.
These gadgets come in the form of Boons, various power-ups that give Zagreus a power boost. The game has a top-down view and players try to fight their way out of the underworld with one of six weapons of their choice.
The story has an excellent theme and is narrated by a talented cast. The graphics and art style are stunning and the musical score is stunning. This title should not be missed by any indie or rogue-like fan, and luckily it’s on the Steam Winter Sale for the low price of $12.49.
4) Resident Evil 2
RE2 follows the story of Leon S. Kennedy, a police rookie who gets caught up in a zombie filled night at the Racoon City Police Department. The game involves solving complex puzzles around the police station while managing limited resources such as ammo and healing items to ultimately escape the zombie outbreak.
The game can also be played from Claire Redfield’s perspective with changes such as some subplots, accessible areas, obtainable items, weapons, and the final boss battle. Both character playthroughs must be completed to reach the true ending. The game can be purchased for the low price of $9.99 in the Steam Winter Sale.
5) Half-Life: Alyx
This is probably the best virtual reality (VR) game out there. It takes full advantage of VR and its technological advancements to deliver an experience that many are calling a Killer App. The game takes place five years before the events of Half-Life 2, where the Combine have established a brutal police state on Earth.
Alyx and her father Eli are captured while trying to steal Combine resources. Eli is about to be taken to Nova Prospekt for questioning, but Alyx embarks on a dangerous mission to save her father, who is certain to be doomed. The game can only be played on a VR set and runs on most PC compatible systems. It can be picked up for the low price of $23.99 in the Steam Winter Sale.
The Steam Winter Sale starts on December 22nd, so gamers should hurry up and grab their favorite games before it ends on January 5th.