5 Games to Snag During the Steam Holiday Sale

3. Company of Heroes Franchise

Anytime a Company of Heroes title goes on sale, our Ron Whitaker goes a little crazy and recommends it to everyone he can find. That’s pretty high praise in general, so if you’re in the mood for some real-time World War II strategy, you kind of can’t go wrong with snagging CoH during the Steam sale at a crazy reduction of cost. Your $12.50 nets you three titles — Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor. That’s a price reduction of 75 percent, and well worth the cost.

2. Penumbra Collector Pack

We detailed Penumbra: Overture as part of our HorroScope series, and if you’re in the mood for a little horror this holiday season, this is a great place to start. Like Frictional Games successor, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Penumbra is all about darkness, monsters, and sneaking around hoping not to get murdered. Both Overture and Black Plague Gold Edition — the full Penumbra story — are available as part of the Collector Pack and for half off.

Snag the Penumbra Collector Pack for $9.99 here.

1. Crusader Kings II

Among our game of the year contenders was Crusader Kings II, a title that our Ben Richardson has been raving about all year. Arranged marriages, empires, diplomacy and wars populate this crazy huge strategy game, and while the learning curve might be a bit steep, there’s a huge amount of stuff to do. As Ben tells us, marrying off your digital children has never been more fun or interesting.

Drop your $20 on Crusader Kings II by hitting this link.

Of course, there are tons more great sales from now until Jan. 5. Let us know what you’re picking up during the Steam sale, and feel free to endorse it for the benefit of the rest of us.

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1 Comment on 5 Games to Snag During the Steam Holiday Sale


On December 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

5 bucks for the KOTOR series that will give you roughly 200 hours of gameplay combined when you do everything there is to do? That’s one of the best ROI’s ever.