Get Spooky With Steam And GOG Halloween Sales

Want some treats this year for Halloween? You don’t have to run around carrying a plastic orange pumpkin bucket (or a pillowcase, if your parents didn’t want to spring for that kind of thing.) You need only look to the Steam Halloween Sale for delicious candies in the form of video games, of which there are a lot.

The Steam Halloween Sale has some excellent games up for grabs, like the criminally underrated Condemned: Criminal Origins at 75% off, or Outlast for 75% off as well. Unless you’re insane, you probably already have multiple copies of System Shock 2 and Sanitarium, but on the off chance you just haven’t undergone treatment for that ailment yet you can snag them for 75% off and 50% respectively.

Other great, creepy games included in the sale are Dead Space, The Evil Within, Layers of Fear and Soma, all of which are worth your time and attention if I do say so myself. Didn’t see a game you were interested in here? Check out the full list on Steam.

But like in real life, just like you’d run from one Halloween party to another, you can jet over to GOG for some devilishly good sales as well. Its Scary Door sale includes Oxenfree, Sunless Sea, Costume Quest, and a whole lot more.

The Steam Halloween Sale ends on November 1, while the Halloween Monster Hunt sale ends on November 2. There’s plenty for you to rot your teeth out on there, my precious candykins, so make sure you brush them after every purchase you make. And play a little extra System Shock 2 just for me, while you’re at it.


  1. DrazharLn says:

    Witcher 3 doesn’t actually seem to be on sale…

    • Brittany Vincent says:

      I saw that as well, though the post clearly outlines the fact that it’s supposed to be. Perhaps it’s just not triggered yet?

      • w0bbl3r says:

        I see witcher 3 for £16, and the GOTY edition for £27. Definitely discounted, has been since last night.

        • Katar says:

          It is discounted on Steam, but not GOG. The article first links to last years “Halloween Monster Hunt” and then this years “The Scary Door” promo later in the sentence.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Bit of a bloopsie – I’ve tided up.

      • Unclepauly says:

        Your bloopsie “spooped” me. Aaand that is the 1st and last time I’ll ever use that word.

  2. Smashbox says:

    “…delicious Halloween candies in the form of video games, of which there are a lot.”

  3. w0bbl3r says:

    This has to be the worst steam sale of all time.
    They have been steadily getting worse over the last 2-3 years, but this is a HUGE step down in quality. Like they really can’t be arsed any more.

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      This isn’t one of their big sales like the summer/Xmas/black Friday sales. It’s a seasonal sale putting some scary games on sale because that’s what people want to play right now.

      • ezelkow1 says:

        Its still indicative of their sale prices. They have been getting higher and higher over the past 2-3 years. Just install enhanced steam(or itad) and check games, you’ll see most of them at some point where much cheaper(even disregarding third party sites) than the sale prices they will hit on halloween/BF/xmas. Also many games on sale are not horror/spooky themed in any way. The halloween sale is generally a preview of the thanksgiving/christmas sales.

        Im also trying to find the article on this, but I remember when they removed the flash sale gimmick last year due to the new refund policy they also instituted some policy about not being able to change sale prices across multiple sales that are close together, generally making halloween a good indicator of the holiday sales

        The good old days of 75% off or bust are gone. 50% is the new 75%, and this is why people are flocking to third party sites, grey market or not so grey, they are the only places to come close to the old sale prices

        • Boult Upright says:

          In the end, the publishers decide the discounts. The leaked emails over the years clearly detail that. And they have ended the halcyon days of ridiculous discounts that are now gone from all sites. And fair enough – they have their overheads and now probably think if punters don’t want to pay 50% less for our games, rather than 66% or 75% then so be it.

  4. Wut The Melon says:

    Bit careless! There is a GOG Halloween promo called The Scary Door, the one linked in the article is last year’s sale.

    I picked up Fran Bow for 3.90, seems like it might be a better written version of American Mcgee’s Alice. Looking forward to playing it.

  5. elvirais says:

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines is on sale on steam :)

  6. Raoul Duke says:

    You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door.