If Valve on its gaming platform Steam calls for sale, players pull out their wallets and buy what they can. It is therefore not surprising that the spring, summer and autumn sales are accompanied by winter sales. This runs from December 22 to January 5 and sometimes drastically reduces small and large titles. We show you the highlights of the Steam Winter Sale and how they compare in price.
The winter promotion on Steam: you should know that
This year’s winter campaign on the Steam online portal began on December 22 – just in time for the start of winter on the calendar. You can access the offers until January 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. You have the choice of buying them for yourself or giving them directly to your friends via Steam. For the latter, congratulations can also be attached and the delivery date meticulously planned in advance.
We’ve scoured the Steam store and now reveal our favorites from the big sale. All discounted products can be found on the corresponding Winter Sale store page on Steam.
Elden ring – €41.99 (-30%)
Elden Ring took the world by storm in 2022. Even if you weren’t a huge fan of nasty games of From software (dark souls, transmitted by blood) was lost for hours in the mystical world of “the land in between”. Of course also Elden Ring Doesn’t exactly lower the difficulty, but the beautiful open world attracts everyone. We freely explore mysterious gorges, enigmatic caves or vast meadows and fight all kinds of gigantic monsters. Some experience with games of this type is recommended.
No wonder then that Elden Ring Not only was it able to assert itself as “Game of the Year” at the Game Awards, but it was also crowned our Game of the Year. On Metacritic, the role-playing game shines with a remarkable 94/100 points.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – €20.99 (-65%)
Rarely has a comic book or movie model been implemented so beautifully as with Guardians of the Galaxy. As Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), we explore different planets, space stations, and pasts. Alongside us, fight Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax, who are not only perfectly voiced, but also act very close to their model. The combat might be a bit overwhelming for inexperienced players at first, but not everyone will get enough of the fast-paced battles.
Also included are classic Quill music from the last century as well as a studio album produced especially for the game by the fictional band “Star-Lord”. Square Enix put a lot of heart and soul into this. A must buy for any fan of Marvel and especially the Guardian.
Triangle Strategy – €35.99 (-40%)
Fans of classic and modern role-playing games will get their money’s worth here – even those who should really hate such a game. Triangle strategy should actually give me a headache with its heavy emphasis on story and extremely long dialogue, the former Switch exclusive title is one of the best games of 2022.
This is mainly due to its beautiful graphic style. Here, the pixelated protagonists are skillfully intertwined with a three-dimensional and modernly lit environment, as was the case before. octopath traveler made socially acceptable. Along with the great optics, there’s gameplay comprised of perfectly written (and set to music) dialogue, interesting exploration, and, of course, exciting tactical battles. The latter successfully take newcomers to the genre by the hand, but also offer enough challenges for the more experienced.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – €37.49 (-25%)
Winter games are also part of the winter season. who has Rudolph the Red Nose on Wii thinks that A) can’t be helped anymore and B) with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales much better advice. The direct sequel to the one released two years earlier takes us back to New York, now covered in winter snow. As the titular hero, we get to portray Peter Parker on his much-needed vacation swinging through and over the houses of the big city.
The swing in particular is one of the great strengths of the former PlayStation exclusive title. Being Spider-Man has never been so enjoyable. Miles’ added powers capped off the already excellent swing feel of the predecessor. The clashes with opponents are at least as much fun. Miles beats, swings, and turns from villain to villain with such precision that they lose their hearing and sight. Even the hundredth fight still feels great, which is mostly down to Miles’ wide offensive arsenal, but also the quick combos and impeccable controls.
If you want to catch up on Peter’s story before the Brooklyn web-slinger adventure, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is available during the Winter Sale for $44.99.
One outing – €5.99 (-80%)
Don’t want to leave the second controller gathering dust over the holidays? So An exit the perfect countermeasure. In this game, two players each take control of the two convicts Leo and Vincent. In the dynamically split screen, you move through the common prison and hopefully soon outside the walls as well.
The events follow a linear plot, but it is set in a cinematic and exciting way. Additionally, there are always larger areas that can be explored more freely. You will also find mini-games such as baseball or playing the guitar, in which you can chase high scores and disconnect from the stressful daily life of the prison. With a playing time of around five to six hours An exit easily full during holidays or vacations.
Steam Winter Sale: A Look At Other Mention-Worthy Offers
Even though the games mentioned are some of the highlights, naturally the Steam Winter Sale has a lot more to offer. So we’ve compiled a few more titles for you below.
As an alternative store we offer (subject to price and availability) Amazon and key seller G2A. The latter sells product keys which you can then redeem on platforms such as Steam or Origin. Since games are usually offered much cheaper here than at the shipping giant, you’ll find G2A as an alternative store in most cases. On the right, we also indicate whether the game is included in Xbox Game Pass (more on that below).
|Game||Steam Price||steam link||Alternative store||Xbox game pass?|
|An exit||€5.99 (-80%)||Steam||To Amazon (€5.99)||✅|
|As dusk falls||€9.89 (-67%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €20)||✅|
|Stanley’s Parable: Ultra Deluxe||€13.19 (-40%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €20)||✖|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||€16.49 (-67%)||Steam||To G2A (around €14)||✖|
|death loop||€19.79 (-67%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €11)||✅|
|Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy||€20.99 (-65%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €21)||✖|
|hitman 3||€20.99 (-65%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €23)||✅|
|F1 Managers 2022||€21.99 (-60%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €34)||✖|
|Death Stranding Director’s Cut||€23.99 (-40%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €20)||✖|
|F1 2022||€23.99 (-60%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €33)||✖|
|Life is Strange: True Colors||€23.99 (-60%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €25)||✅|
|based||€26.79 (-33%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €30)||✅|
|FIFA 23||€27.99 (-60%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €44)||✅|
|Cyberpunk 2077||29.99€ (-50%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €22)||✖|
|The career||29.99€ (-50%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €23)||✖|
|The wonders of Tiny Tina||29.99€ (-50%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €25)||✖|
|Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection||€34.99 (-30%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €27)||✖|
|Triangle strategy||€35.99 (-40%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €38)||✖|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales||€37.49 (-25%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €29)||✖|
|A Plague Tale: Requiem||€37.49 (-25%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €43)||✖|
|Forza Horizon 5||€38.99 (-35%)||Steam||To Amazon (39.99€)||✅|
|Elden Ring||41.99€ (-30%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €37)||✖|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered||€44.99 (-25%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €29)||✖|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)||€59.49 (-15%)||Steam||To G2A (approx. €80)||✖|
Cheap Steam Alternative: Xbox Game Pass
Some of the Steam Winter Sale games recommended here are also included in Xbox Game Pass. This is a subscription service available on PC and Xbox consoles – it can also be streamed to mobile devices such as smartphones via the cloud. During an active subscription, you can download games freely and play as long as you want. We’ve marked the included games accordingly above.
You can start a one-month trial for just one euro. You can then cancel or renew the subscription automatically. On PC and Xbox, the pass normally costs 9.99 euros per month – if you want to play on both platforms, you pay 12.99 euros for “Ultimate”.
Only the latter subscription includes Xbox Live Gold and EA Play on console. EA Play is also available in the cheaper PC Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass offers an extensive catalog of gaming achievements for a fixed monthly price. PC and Xbox players benefit from an unbeatable price-performance ratio here.
Gender: subscription service
Platforms: Xbox, PC, smartphone (streaming)