Steam Autumn Sale Ready For Harvesting

By Jim Rossignol on November 23rd, 2011 at 6:45 pm.

I want that jumping in leaves game!
In case you hadn’t already noticed, Steam’s Autumn sale is up and running. Not that you need any more games, of course, because if you are anything like me you’ll need a time machine just to get through what has been released in the past two weeks, but still. There’s some big old deals on there, including 75% off Orcs Must Die, 50% off Renegade Ops, and 50% off Risen. Those three games are, by coincidence, my recommendations from that sale if you are looking for purchases. Anyway, more deals will be along, I am sure, so do you own bargain hunting, lazypants!

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    sonofsanta says:

    I just saw this now on my client and thought: as if the winter & summer sales weren’t bad enough already.

    All these sales achieve now is making me sad that I am employed full-time and can’t devote my life to these games in the manner they deserve :(

    • Linfosoma says:

      I know what you mean, I got Saints Row 3 (which is pretty good, despite not being as open as SR2 IMO) and I havent been able to play it yet, mostly thanks to Skyrim.

    • Jake says:

      Also got SR3, not a chance in hell of having time for Skyrim and I am almost relieved that Batman still hasn’t unlocked in the UK for some reason. Better go check out this sale!

    • EC- says:

      I don’t mean to reply jump, but I think this is important information for anyone looking at Risen based on this recommendation:

      Risen on Steam comes with TAGES DRM. YOU ONLY GET 3 MACHINE ACTIVATIONS AND THEY DO NOT REGENERATE.

      If you want to know about any Steam game’s DRM, check this list:
      http://steamdrm.flibitijibibo.com/the-big-drm-list/

    • Berzee says:

      That’s good to know, EC-!

    • sneetch says:

      According to the Steam forums, Risen support have said the activations are revoked every 45 days so I’d take that with a pinch of salt

      Edit: Or not as the case may be, my apologies but there’s other people in the same thread have said it’s not true and you have to contact tech support to get them revoked. :/

  2. Linfosoma says:

    Oh god no, and the holiday sales are coming too, Im so weak, goodbye money =(

    • Belsameth says:

      Luckily the holiday season isn’t already taxing on your wallet!

      I agree tho. Must…resist…..

    • Barnaby says:

      Luckily for you the sales going back as far as last Christmas have been terribly mediocre. The pricing seems much less competitive than the Christmas sale before last. We know Valve has said that they are experimenting with pricing and sales. It seems most publishers are settling on slightly higher prices than they have in the past, in my anecdotal experience/opinion. I believe this is true for the games I am interested in at the very least. I am curious the amount of influence Valve has over other publisher’s game prices. I’m sure the publishers themselves set the prices for any given sale but I’m curious how Valve goes about contacting publishers and executing these sales.

      With my Steam library getting larger and larger I’m becoming wary of what could possibly happen in a worst case scenario of something happening to Steam/Valve. I’ve been making sure that the price is right on games I purchase on Steam and will continue to do so. I still love Steam but… :-/

    • Void0 says:

      My poor wallet :(

      http://i.imgur.com/e0v4r.jpg

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      jezcentral says:

      So….much…..blood!

      I’m actually quite proud. I only bought 7 games, and put Bulletstorm back on the shelf after putting in the basket. That can wait until the Christmas sale, as I have too many games in the meantime.

      I’m 39 now. It’s already too late for me to play all the games I’ve bought (let alone the the ones I will buy in the future) in this lifetime.

    • Starky says:

      You should put bulletstorm back in, it’s a really good and fun game.

      And if the swearing vulgarity does not appeal to you, then in the options of the game there is an option to turn off profanity, which results not in bleeping or censor, but different recorded dialogue.

      Biggest mistake the devs made was not giving that game a black screen at the start with the option to turn profanity on or off anf explaining each had different recorded voice acting.
      Would have gotten higher scores and less hate if they had.

  3. Larkington says:

    RPS offered to buy all of us a game of our choice, as long as this post reaches 50,000 comments. Oh wait, nevermind, they decided it wouldn’t be worth the effort. Pirates and such.

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    Cardinal says:

    Sic transit gloria mundi

  5. ZIGS says:

    The Oddboxx and Orcs Must Die! are a must-buy

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      Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

      Orcs Must Die! is my surprise hit of the year.

    • Chris D says:

      Yep. Orcs Must Die is great and 75% off is an almost criminally good deal. I say this as someone who’s Skyrim character is an Orc. Please nobody tell her.

    • bleeters says:

      As long as it was a good death, I imagine she’d be fine with it.

      Is being catapulted by a giant spring into a pool of acid a good death? Who knows.

    • Arona Daal says:

      Hah, avp 2000 for lousy 0,74 euro,*thats* a mustbuy!

  6. nimzy says:

    Hoping Crysis Warhead goes on sale so I can play that Mechwarrior mod for cheap.

    • Arona Daal says:

      Was on sale a month ago,got my Mechwarrior LL fix then. 8P

      BUT:

      The Steam Version has a faulty Script which enters the Cdkey without dashes into the registry and MWLL gives you a “Cd-key invalid” if you try to go online.

      Steam Support says you have to contact EA support for help.

      This fixed it without relying on the (pretty horrible) EA support:
      http://www.mechlivinglegends.net/2011-01/steam-cd-key-issues/

      btw: MWLL is great!
      I especially love going Battle armor ,jumping on their heads and annoying the hell out of them.
      Jetpacs ftw.

      But even if you are familiar with the Battletech Universe, watch some Tutorials on youtube/skim the wiki.There is some esoteric stuff like GECM,passive/active radar,NARCS,Tag Lasers and their interactions which is less than obvious.

  7. endintears says:

    I don’t have time to play any more games (I barely have enough time to dedicate to Skyrim) and yet for some reason I can’t stop myself from buying Orcs Must Die at that price

  8. Antares says:

    NO. NONONO.
    What kind of monster would greenlight this with the holiday sales a mere month away? Be right back, I’m off to throw my credit card into a volcano.

  9. Blackcompany says:

    Having never played Mass Effect, can anyone tell me whether $5 would be a fair price for these? I have always been curious about them, but never tried them.
    .
    Thanks for any feedback on this.

    • Flint says:

      $5 is an insanely good price for games as amazing as they are. And even if you didn’t find them as great as I do, it’s still well worth the ‘risk’ with that price.

    • TheLordMoosey says:

      Yes, yes and thrice yes. £5 is a fantastic price for a rather large game with good replay value. I almost bought it again, such was the deal.

    • Heisenberg says:

      Ive just started replaying mass effect 2, and i would definately reccommend buying both.
      makes you appreciate how important voice acting and writing is and what it does, it does extremely well.

    • Blackcompany says:

      Thanks for the advice on Mass Effect. They seem like very good, well written games. As someone who appreciates a good story, I had a feeling I might like these. I will seriously consider picking them up.
      .
      My main concern is finding the time for them. There’s this other game, you know, the one with the Dragons…I think someone here mentioned it once or twice.
      .
      But still, Mass Effect for $5 is hard not to consider.

    • nimnio says:

      Mass Effect 1 was great, and I hear Mass Effect 2 is even better. As for time, I’d consider picking them up anyhow: Skyrim is a sandbox game; Mass Effect is a plot-driven game that can easily be played-through in a handful of sessions.

      Be aware that no edition of Mass Effect 2 includes the DLC. The in-game Cerberus Network sells the DLC separately.

    • Heisenberg says:

      yeah mass effect 2 is better, and if you are going to buy dlc make sure you get Lair of the Shadow Broker.

    • bleeters says:

      I’d say I preferred the first over the second myself. The difference is mostly negligible, I just favour the story of the first over the second, where it sort of flounders a little. Which isn’t to suggest the second is bad. Far from it. Just a little… inconsistent at times.

      It’s largely nitpicking anyway. I enjoyed both immensely.

    • Pazguato says:

      I like too Mass Effect 1 more than 2. Not only for the better story and the more rpg options, but for the disappointing final boss.

    • DocSeuss says:

      Mass Effect is absolutely superb, though the shooting’s a bit off and the levels are intensely repetitive.

      Mass Effect 2 is a terrible game with atrocious writing (it hasn’t even got a second act!), bad characters, and so forth. It ignores the main point of the first game (AI is evil!), forces you to work for the nazis from the previous game (but makes them dark and edgy this time; the entire thing is basically just Dark & Edgy: The Game)… and has better shooting mechanics with a vastly diminished set of RPG mechanics.

      Mass Effect 2 is basically Bioware’s cast of character archetypes, but simplified further, with a story that’s literally just “get your team together and do this one mission that isn’t dangerous at all if you do exactly what I say. Have a giant baby robot to fight.”

      It’s silly and stupid and not at all in a good way.

    • LuNatic says:

      Dissenting voice here! I found the mass effect 1 storyline to be rather shallow and uninteresting. The side quests were OK to begin with, having their own little stories and nuances but the mid-late game ones seemed to deteriorate into ‘go to point A, kill monster b, return to quest-giver c for reward’. The shooter/ cover mechanics felt sub-par, like I was only being given partial control over my character. The driving sections were so bad that it actually became entertaining to see what crazy feat of physics-defying hilarity would occur when the next bump arrived.

    • Juan Carlo says:

      Mass Effect 2 is OK, but that psychic bald chick is like the most annoying RPG character ever. It’s like she was written by a team of marketing types who were stuck in a room and forced to come up with a character who they decided was “edgy” and “in your face” and whatnot.

      It’s like that Episode of the Simpsons where they add “Poochie” to Itchy and Scratchy because he’s all extreme and in your face, and it just ruins everything.

    • MadMatty says:

      Agreed, think Mass Effect 1 has much better writing and plot- the 2nd seems rushed, and most of the plots remind me of a bad episode of Babylon 5.
      Its not that Mass Effects writing was any good, it was atleast passable, which is uncommon for a computer game. I actually felt quite immersed playing it.
      In the 2, the writing takes a dip into laughable territory, but if you like B Sci-Fi, you´ll get along with it ok- the characters look great, and it all comes together nicely somehow.
      I missed the driving sequence from Mass Effect 1, which had been replaced by a dreary mining sub-game screen in 2.

    • bleeters says:

      If you think Jack is just a loudmouth who says “fuck” all the time and nothing else, you’ve entirely missed everything about her.

      (Though she does say “fuck” all the time, either way)

    • KoenigNord says:

      bought ME1/2. I owned them on Xbox 360, but with my new PC i would like to play the whole series on PC again :)

    • Starky says:

      Seriously anyone who ever complains that jack is a stereotypical “edgy” character clearly hasn’t played the game.

      Yeah she was marketed like that (and we all know the marketing for ME2 was bloody awful) – but she’s anything but a marketing design by numbers characters.

      She’s a deeply flawed PERSON, and Bioware do a really excellent job in giving her a really solid arc over the course of the game.
      The billy-bad-ass act she has at the start is exactly that, an act.

      Oh, and anyone playing for the first time, do yourself a favour, when she offers to throw you a quick shag, don’t – you’ll miss half her backstory if you do, because you’ll just be another person in a long line that uses her and doesn’t give a fuck about her.

      Of course second play through (or if playing a evil git first) feel free to shag her, then later in the game get her killed for the lols.

    • NathanH says:

      The main problems with Jack is that she’s usually too poor to bring along to a mission, and she lives at the extreme point of the ship so is annoying to go to talk to. Other than that she’s pretty cool, although given that she isn’t really that useful and she’s obviously unstable, I’m not sure why she’s recruited.

    • Starky says:

      She is awesome once levelled – I ran a full biotic party and it was great fun slamming and bouncing and warping all the time.

  10. Heisenberg says:

    oh dear…its just too easy to press the buy button.
    i already have 20 or so games on my steam list that i have bought but havent installed yet.

    • UnH says:

      You’re a lucky person. I wish I’had only 20 unplayed games. Oh why the day isn’t 96 hours long?

    • TensaiBoy says:

      hah 20 unplayed games eh? how long do you have steam 2 months?

      Steam is RL pokemon mans, gotta collect ‘em all!

    • Heisenberg says:

      20 unplayed, probably near 100 that i started but not finished. Thats bad enough for my liking.
      i try and control my buying impulse….mostly
      (forget about all my console games too)

    • Pointless Puppies says:

      Do what I do and don’t save your CC info on Steam. In addition to adding security, you also get the added hassle of putting in that info every single buy, making it just a little harder to resist impulse buys ;)

      That has saved me from buying several games I honestly wouldn’t have ever played.

    • sneetch says:

      I wish I didn’t have to sleep, oh how I wish I didn’t have to sleep. I’d get 7 more hours of gaming every day and the only price to pay would be my sanity (which isn’t really that great anyway).

  11. terry says:

    You’d have to be a literal raving loony not to pick up Fallout New Vegas. And the Binding of Isaac. And Dungeons of Dredmor. And….*list continues until the heat death of the universe*

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      I bet A LOT of people has Binding of Isaac from HIB and Fallout: New Vegas? It may go on a further sale – 75 percent or more, during one of the today deals, so I would wait (and I will).

    • sneetch says:

      Yeah, I’m avoiding the 50% publisher deals because I expect the games I’m interested in to appear as one day specials either in this sale or next months Christmas/Holidays sale.

    • Starky says:

      NEVER… EVER buy a game that isn’t one of the daily sale specials until the last day of the sale.

      Because you’ll just feel like an idiot when that game you got at 50% off drops to 66% or 75% off for 1 day only.

      Edit: haha literally the refresh after I posted this FO:NV is 75% off in a daily special.

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    Cardinal says:

    Good place to mention that Indie Royale’s 3rd bundle is taking pre orders?

    “The really big bundle” – currently £2.57 or more.
    Sight unseen until the day – but a good cause.

  13. TheLordMoosey says:

    Terraria, Orcs Must Die, Dungeons of Dredmore and Binding of Isaac all marked down. I’m obviously going to end up buying most of those for my friends.

  14. cjlr says:

    Men of War!!

    I already own them all (twice over for the first)… but now, because I am a weak person, I am adding them to my Steam account for redundancy purposes. Though now might be the time for finally convincing my friends to buy their own copies instead of spawning off my Gamersgate install…

  15. InternetBatman says:

    I’d highly recommend Risen to anyone who is curious.

    • DocSeuss says:

      I wouldn’t recommend Risen. It’s a game that demands you join a faction pretty early in the game to get better combat skills, but starts out with a lot of ultra-dangerous areas and enemies which you have no idea how to fight, meaning you essentially have to make the decision blind about who to join. Do you join the magic guys who are also like the Spanish Inquisition? Do you join the mafia and learn to use a sword?

      It doesn’t help that they went for a moral grey area, and fell into that trap that so many people do where being morally grey is just code for “every choice is a bad one.”

    • Avish says:

      I also recommend Risen, but not for 15$.
      It’s a bit high for a 2 years old( andquite mediocre) games and there were better sales for it in the past.

    • BobsLawnService says:

      Another vote for not wasting time and money on Risen. The combat is twitchy and annoying, the world is tiny and boring. It’s a plain bad game and it is not worth any of your hard earned cash.

    • Zarunil says:

      I actually recommend Risen, though only if you’re experienced with RPGs and like a challenge. The combat can be frustrating. Though I’d like to see a further price drop. The game is getting old, after all, and has been on sale before.

  16. Ian says:

    Phew, nothing I can’t not buy.

    One day down….

  17. Jockie says:

    Oddboxx is exactly the kind of thing I always buy in these sales, then never play. I am writing this down here to remind myself not to give in to weakness. Orc Must Die on the other hand…

  18. Kevin says:

    Only just now learned that Sins of a Solar Empire has come out on Steam this past week. No sale on it just yet, but anyone with a passion for RTSes should definitely pick it up.

  19. Sander Bos says:

    If I want to just check out what the deal is what Fallout, and I very very likely won’t play it more than 10 hours, which one should I get, Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas? Does anybody have a recommendation for me?

    • Larkington says:

      My personal recommendation is New Vegas. I found it more entertaining story-wise than Fallout 3.

    • Flint says:

      F3 is a Bethesda game with an awkward Fallout skin and is incredibly mediocre, if not worse. New Vegas on the other hand feels far more in line with the original games, fixes the vast majority of things that made F3 wonky as hell and is a great game in general. Basically what Fallout 3 should have been in the first place.

      Go for New Vegas.

    • Blackcompany says:

      New Vegas is the way to go. Better mods, better role playing. More weapons and more diversity. Highly recommend New Vegas.

    • Xocrates says:

      While I prefer the atmosphere of F3, New vegas is hands down the best one.

    • NathanH says:

      New Vegas is better, but it might be better to play Fallout 3 first. Fallout 3 does well when you’re unfamiliar with wandering around exploring the wasteland, in a way that New Vegas probably doesn’t catch, so 3 will have more “oooh” moments if you play it first, whereas New Vegas is likely to be about as much fun whether you play it first or second.

    • Sander Bos says:

      Okay, thank you for the responses. Got Fallout New Vegas (did not want to wait any longer), Orcs Must Die and Mass Effect 2.

    • Necroscope says:

      I enjoyed Fallout 3 immensely [ I came to it at version 1.7 ] unlike Fallout: New Vegas which had me totally enjoying it one minute angry the next because of yet another CTD. Has it been bandaged enough to play yet ? To think that Fallout New Vegas beat The Witcher 2 to the Golden Joystick award lol.

    • archimandrite says:

      New Vegas for sure! F3 feels like Fallout fanfic to me … New Vegas feels like a proper sequel to the 1st two.

  20. KingKio says:

    Really?! :(

    I literally have £1 in my bank account.
    The Steam Sale ends on November 27th.
    I get paid on November 28th

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    El_MUERkO says:

    Steam keeps resetting my cart.

    So, Orcs Must Die developer, you’re not getting my money, blame Valve.

    /huff

    • Gashman says:

      Same thing keeps happening to me, and now I’ve lost interest :(

    • alice says:

      This is probably too much work for you guys but I have had success doing this:

      1. Go to http://store.steampowered.com/ in your browser (not the Steam client)

      2. Logging in (If you have steam guard you will need to approve your browser)

      3. Buying the games this way, which seems a bit more stable

      4. Starting/restarting steam client

      5. Games appear in your library to be installed!

  22. derbefrier says:

    Steam sales… My bank accounts worst enemy.

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    Vandelay says:

    I want to be good, what with having just got Serious Sam 3 and Batman being released in a couple of days, as well as Battlefield 3 needing many more hours to be put into. But SS3 requires me to log into Steam and see all these deals…

    I want to try and hold out until the Christmas sale. A good price on Dead Island might tempt me though.

  24. Shadram says:

    I bought Oddbox, and will probably buy more tonight, when I get home from work…

    I had to laugh at the CoDBlOps deal, though: 50% off! Now only $45(US)! Steam Sales: making games prices in New Zealand the same as they were everywhere else in the world a year ago. Although the $100 (US) price tag for Batman is still funnier.

  25. DickSocrates says:

    Finally Portal 2 reaches a fair price.

    /Did not like Portal 2
    //Really like Portal 1.

    • QualityJeverage says:

      I disagree with you strongly, but I do not hate you. Others will not feel the same though.

      If you wish to live through the night, run. Run now, and don’t look back.

    • Suits says:

      We should take care of that bump on your head.

  26. Gnoupi says:

    Oh, the joy of 50% off games released a month earlier (like Renegade Ops).
    Preordered it, it was supposed to be released in september, I would have had nice time to play it… but it was released later, in a more busy setting.

    And now, I played only 2 levels of it, and it’s already -50%. Dammit.

    • Squirrelfanatic says:

      With these insanely short intervals that sales are popping up with currently you are pretty much throwing away money if you are buying games at release.

    • Gnoupi says:

      Yes, especially with the xmas sale incoming.

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    Crimsoneer says:

    Test Drive Unlimited 2 worth it?

    • Tonberry says:

      its a bit broken and theres going to be no more updates but its good fun for a while although a lot of work to get everything up to the best levels

    • Wulf says:

      I personally feel that FUEL does what TDU2 is trying to do but in a much, much more interesting setting, and in a much, much more interesting way. As an open world driving game, FUEL is seriously under-appreciated. It’s doubly awesome if you use the hidden dev console cheat thing to unlock the hell out of everything. There are some incredible sights in that game.

      It depends on how much you buy into the rich guy thing. If you have to feel like a rich guy? TDU2. If you absolutely have to be in a sandbox city? Burnout Paradise. If you’re looking for something really out of left field, but still in the same vein? FUEL.

      Not sure when they’ll have a sale on that next, though.

    • Dominic White says:

      Fuel was horribly broken.

      ‘Was’ is the operative term. This mod changes it into a game well worth owning:
      http://www.moddb.com/mods/fuel-refueled

      Here’s a lovely comparison video – vanilla handling vs modded:

      Note how the original handling makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.

  28. Xocrates says:

    Also, the newly released AAAAaaAAA(etc..) expando-sequel AAAAaaaa(etc…) for the Awesome, is 50% off one day only.

    Tempted…

  29. ChiefOfBeef says:

    Most of the deals are complete crap and not as cheap as those games have been in previous sales. This is probably because at some point they will feature in the daily deals but the publishers don’t want to actually go lower than they have previously.

    Naturally, the usual suspects are least generous with their deals: Ubisoft and EA.

    • Blackcompany says:

      Ubisoft has to price things a little higher, since 95% of their customers are pirates, remember.

    • pertusaria says:

      … and pirates prefer higher prices on their purchases, because it helps them to get rid of all that unwanted booty, and gold is really heavy and risky to carry around… ?

      (Yes, I do get what you’re really saying.)

    • kinky wizard says:

      pertusaria you are so naive. they buy it to launder the money. pirates have lawyers and bankers too…

  30. Tei says:

    Thanks to a glitch in the matrix, I have see temporally for sale a “Dungeon Defenders 4 Extra new Heroes DLC”. With gender swap.

  31. Drayk says:

    Just bough “Orc must die”… And my backlog of games grew again …

  32. kinky wizard says:

    Hate to be “the obvious one” but neverwinter 2 platinum edition 9euros!
    for those that skiped.

    My old pc was weak. But now I feel ready.

    Also as old and wise one Im not touching skyrim ’till game of the year edition.
    Remember oblivion dlc? Best ever made, even then gta4. and mods?!

    yes, I wait…

  33. Quagkapi says:

    Limbo is a reasonable-seeming £3.49, hurrah!

    The fact that Portal 2 – what, 9 months young – is now under £7 is stupendous. Presumably Valve have done the math here, but wow.

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    mrwonko says:

    Oh, Achron’s base price has been lowered to 18€? It’s 50% off? It still includes a gift copy for a friend? Time to buy!

  35. fuggles says:

    RENEGADE OPS! Brilliant game that no-one has mentioned yet in the comments (worryingly). Most fun I’ve had outside of Nitronic Rush recently – stuff kersplodes, men shout, antlions smash. Mindless, mindless fun.

    • Wulf says:

      I keep getting tempted by this purely by the merits of the craziness and the damn antlions.

      It’s not going to be long before I cave and pick that up, too. Probably in the sale.

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      mrwonko says:

      Renegade Ops, right! I even have that on my wishlist! Somehow still missed it… thanks for the heads up.

      And it’s got the great buy 2 get 2 free 4 pack as well. Got 3 christmas gifts now :-) (Have enough games to keep me busy until then :D )

  36. The Pink Ninja says:

    Won’t be at my gaming PC until the 17th of December which is only a few days before the Holiday sale so I think I will rpoabbly wait for most things which might be even cheaper then.

    Still, Portal 2 for £6…

  37. Keith Nemitz says:

    Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! 33% off.

  38. DemonClaw says:

    Noticed that lot of sales start end of the month, including this one.. so ending right before people get paid, could sell a lot more if had this beginning of a month

  39. alundra says:

    No their greatest sale, no discount on Deus EX HR, tiny discount on Dead Island, and of course no discount on Skyrim or SR3, at least there are a few good discounted indies.

    Let’s hope the end year sale brings better offerings.

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      Vandelay says:

      Remember, those games may turn up as a daily deal over the course of the rest of the week and weekend.

      Then again, anything on sale now is likely to be on sale again in less than a month, possibly even cheaper. It makes sense to wait, unless you are desperate and have the time to play the games.

    • alice says:

      I am sure Valve would love to offer every game on sale since news of a big deal on a new game leads more people to Steam, but prices/inclusion in sales is ultimately up to the publishers.

    • The Pink Ninja says:

      You know they cycle a new set of deals every 24 hours right?

      Like they say on the page where the sales are?

      Or like they have in the 2-4 major x-mas and summer sales they have had before?

      I am becoming a person who talks about gaming on the internet >:

  40. Wulf says:

    I kind of want to like Orcs Must Die, but it seems like a less interesting version of Overlord II (which I loved the hell out of). I suppose the biggest shame of it is that it’s potential sequel, seen from the Orc side of things, hasn’t been conceived yet. >_> See, that I’d pay full price for. Same with Space Marine, really. The marines in that game were sooo dry, but the orcs were hilarious. Orcs often are hilarious, and highly entertaining. They deserve more of their own games.

    I’d play this but my heart wouldn’t be in it. It’d be too much the “Oh look, it’s the old handsome vs. ugly trope.” mindset for me. I just wouldn’t enjoy it at all. So, here’s hoping for that potential sequel. :P Like I said, it’s a game I want to like. I like the humour, I like the mechanics, but I’m not a fan of the setting or the ‘hero.’

    Gaming needs more paradigm shifts.

    • TensaiBoy says:

      Well i’m still hacking away at Overlord 1 but i don’t really see how you get from a Pikmin-Clone to TD game…did i miss something?

      (I played the demo and i don’t see any crossover whatsoever, would buy if steam didn’t empty the cart eh)

    • bleeters says:

      I’d have much rather played Space Marine from the perspective of the Ork warboss, yes.

      It’s not that being the unstoppable human hero is boring, it’s just that. Wait, no, that’s it exactly.

    • terry says:

      If you squint, you can pretend they’re zombies.

      ;-)

  41. TensaiBoy says:

    Actually i feel RPS should put the obligatory first and only rule of steam sales into their every reporting of such:

    NEVER BUY A GAME UNLESS IT’S A DAILY DEAL; UNTIL THE LAST DAY

    seriously…we will point and laugh at you so it’s fine and dandy -at least somebody’s having fun- but do yourself a favour and wait.

  42. cosmicolor says:

    Portal 2 for under a tenner… must resist… must save up for graphics card and tuition… goddamnnnnnnnn

  43. Archonsod says:

    Avadon : The Black Fortress is only £2.99. Oh, and the King Arthur expandalone Fallen Heroes is a mere £3.19. Excellently priced for anyone on the fence to give them a try.

    • Squirrelfanatic says:

      Concerning Avadon, I’d rather recommend playing the demo first . It costs nothing and probably tells you if the game is something you might enjoy or not.

  44. Patches the Hyena says:

    Dragon Age Origins everything included edition is 24.99 (AUD). Should I wait? And I highly recommend Orcs Must Die! as well.

    • bleeters says:

      Generally speaking with regards to steam sales, my strategy is: if it’s on sale all week, wait until the last day. If it’s on sale for cheaper one day, great. if it’s not, I’m no worse off for waiting.

      I’d say DA1′s probably worth that price anyway, overlooking a rather unpleasant problem with the steam version in actually getting the dlc to work. Might as well wait until the 28th to be sure, though.

    • Patches the Hyena says:

      Yes, I think that it’s fair as well, but getting it a bit lower is always nice :) What’s the problem with the DLC?

    • bleeters says:

      You have to authenticate it before you can play it, and it should do this automatically when you first log in. It doesn’t, because the service that’s supposed to take care of that doesn’t start of its own accord, so you have to bother adding it to the list of active windows services yourself.

      It’s a bit of a pain. Not an unsolvable pain, but still.

    • The Pink Ninja says:

      Dragon Age Origins is a really awesome game and while I am unsure of the DLC quality I can testify that Shale and Awakening are must haves.

    • Spider Jerusalem says:

      DA:O is great. I found all the DLC (including the expansion) to be forgettable.

    • d32 says:

      I’ve bought it for 10 euros half year ago.

    • Saiko Kila says:

      I’d like to note, that the DLC problems isn’t confined to Steam boundaries. It also affects (or has been affecting till yesterdays update) the Origin/EADM version. I had both boxed and Ultimate version and know that for sure. Installing the service did not helped me. It helped some people, but not all.

      However, Bioware just released a final patch (it was in beta for a couple of weeks), which makes the game to authenticate DLCs. I know from forums, that Steam versions were updated automatically yesterday/today – suppose it is the same patch. You may want to check these forums to be sure. What I also know, is that I had to update the Origin version manually but it finally works. Which is kind of miracle, given the time it took them to fix it.

  45. pertusaria says:

    In addition to Oddboxx, I’m a bit sorry to be missing the half-price deal on the Geneforge pack, but I’m broke and I have loads of games already, so I’ll pick it up at some stage. 20 euro (full price here) is not a lot to pay for four games.

  46. Suits says:

    You know.. after buying Chaos Theory and Conviction this year, I was going to pick up the original Splinter Cell on Steam. But I have to revise my purchase since it is very likely that I belong to the 95% pirating a game, is it not..

    • terry says:

      Although you’re not buying it anyway, people have noticed there is a Splinter Cell pack listed in the Steam registry, so I’d hold off and not buy that instead.

  47. johnpeat says:

    I picked a really bad week to give up games-buying…

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01561/airplane2_1561253i.jpg

  48. XisLoose says:

    I must say, this place is like a support group.
    I keep telling myself I don’t have money to buy anymore games i’ll barely have time to play,
    and then I read the comments here, and all is well :D :D

  49. Aufero says:

    Oh, Steam, every time I resolve not to buy any more games until I’ve played all the ones I already have you do this to me again.