9 Of The Best Steam Winter Sale Games For $20 Or Less

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9 Of The Best Steam Winter Sale Games For $20 Or Less


The Steam Winter Sale rages on, with big discounts on hundreds of games. It runs through January 3, so time is running out for anyone who wants to save a bundle of cash on some of the best PC games of recent years. If you don't want to put a dent in your cashflow in this post-holiday period, that's wholly understandable. To help you find some of the best games available for an affordable price, we've scanned through the Steam Winter Sale and selected some of the top titles. Read on for the goods.

If you don't find something you want, plenty of other sales are live this week as well. GOG is having a winter sale of its own right now, and it's giving away certain games for little or nothing. Also, if you'd like to spend even less, check out our picks for the best games in the Steam sale under $10. Now on with the show.

The Steam Winter Sale rages on, with big discounts on hundreds of games. It runs through January 3, so time is running out for anyone who wants to save a bundle of cash on some of the best PC games of recent years. If you don't want to put a dent in your cashflow in this post-holiday period, that's wholly understandable. To help you find some of the best games available for an affordable price, we've scanned through the Steam Winter Sale and selected some of the top titles. Read on for the goods.

The Best PC Games of 2018 By Score

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The Best PC Games of 2018 By Score

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One of the most exciting aspects of PC gaming is how quickly it can evolve. Trends come and go, new technologies inspire developers to push the boundaries of their creativity, and because it's an open platform, ambitious upstarts have great freedom when it comes to creating and releasing their games. Now that there's healthy competition for Valve from Discord and Epic, two companies that have recently launched their own digital game stores, there are even more opportunities for developers and consumers alike at the start of 2019.

But before we jump into the new year, now is a great chance to revisit the best of PC gaming in 2018. We've rounded up every PC game that scored at least an 8 on GameSpot in 2018, and organized them by score below. Scroll down to see where your favorite of the year landed. You might find also find something new to consider playing before games start rolling in.

If you're interested in other 2018 review roundups, or our bounty of features discussing and showcasing the year's best games overall, jump over to GameSpot's Best Games of 2018 hub. And while you're there, keep your eyes peeled for our most anticipated games coming in 2019.

Get Another Free PC Game From The Epic Games Store

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Get Another Free PC Game From The Epic Games Store

Between now and January 10, you don't have to spend any money to get one of the best platformers of the decade. The Epic Games Store is giving away free copies of Super Meat Boy to anyone with an account. And if you don't have an account, signing up is free. All you have to do is sign in, claim the game, and you're good to go. The only catch is that you'll need to use the Epic Games Launcher to play it.

Super Meat Boy is an ultra-challenging side-scrolling platformer that stars an anthropomorphic slab of meat. Your job is to navigate the fragile hero through dozens of stages that are filled with obstacles like saw blades, shards of glass, and piles of deadly salt. It's a tough game, but the levels are mostly short, and you respawn instantly.

In GameSpot's 9.5/10 Super Meat Boy review, Tom McShae wrote, "It's impossible to point to just one element that makes Super Meat Boy such an extraordinary game. From the intense-though-always-fair difficulty and the inspired level design, to the pinpoint controls and catchy soundtrack, all of the different aspects converge into something that is truly outstanding."

Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

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Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

The Dawning, Destiny 2's holiday event, is nearly over, which makes this weekend your last chance to give a few holiday cookies to Xur. The special vendor who only appears from Friday to Tuesday each week also has his usual crop of products: Exotic weapons and armor. Here's everything you need to know about where to find Xur and what you can buy from him during your final Exotic shopping days of 2018.

For the final weekend of December, you'll be able to find Xur on Titan in the area known as The Rig. If you still need to deliver him Strange Cookies to get all the Triumphs for the Dawning event, check out our Dawning recipe guide before you miss your chance.

As usual, he's offering Exotics from the Year One collection to help you get all the best weapons and armor from before the release of Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion. This week, Xur has D.A.R.C.I., a powerful sniper rifle that gives you a whole bunch of information about enemies when you activate its "Personal Assistant" perk by aiming through the scope. When the Personal Assistant is activated, the rifle does a lot more damage and has better targeting acquisition, making it a pretty great tool both in the Crucible and against enemies throughout the solar system.

2018: The Year MoviePass Changed How We See Movies

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2018: The Year MoviePass Changed How We See Movies

It's a good time to be a movie exhibitor. In 2018, movie theater revenue broke records, thanks in large part of massive event films like Black Panther and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Because of those major tent pole titles, along with many others, it's expected that the year will end with theaters bringing in $11.8 billion domestically--besting the former record of $11.4 billion in 2016. However, while the films themselves are a hugely important driver of the current boom, there's something else that deserves at least some of the credit: MoviePass.

The MoviePass subscription service relaunched in late 2017, allowing customers to see one movie a day, 365 days a year, all for only $9.99 per month. Chances are anyone who's been to a movie theater knows just how insane that is. After all, in many US cities, you'd be hard pressed to see one movie for 10 bucks, let alone a year's worth. Still, those behind MoviePass--which originally came onto the market in 2011 at a higher price and much less fanfare--believed profit would come because of the data they'd be collecting, which could be used in targeted marketing.

Free Steam PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

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Free Steam PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

A number of big video game sales are going on right now, including the Steam Winter Sale, PlayStation Holiday Sale, and Xbox Countdown Sale. But if you prefer getting games for free (and who doesn't?), GOG has what you're looking for. Between now and December 30, you can download the horror game Soma for PC, Mac, and Linux, totally free. While you're there, GOG probably hopes you'll check out its own winter sale, which runs through January 3.

Soma is a first-person game that takes place in an underwater research lab. As often happens in these sorts of games, you find yourself alone in the facility with no recollection of how you got there or what's going on. Your job is to avoid being killed by what lurks in the shadows as you learn about the lab and make your way to safety.

In GameSpot's 9/10 Soma review, Richard Wakeling wrote, "I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares."

Free PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

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Free PC Game From GOG, But Hurry

A number of big video game sales are going on right now, including the Steam Winter Sale, PlayStation Holiday Sale, and Xbox Countdown Sale. But if you prefer getting games for free (and who doesn't?), GOG has what you're looking for. Between now and December 30, you can download the horror game Soma for PC, Mac, and Linux, totally free. While you're there, GOG probably hopes you'll check out its own winter sale, which runs through January 3.

Soma is a first-person game that takes place in an underwater research lab. As often happens in these sorts of games, you find yourself alone in the facility with no recollection of how you got there or what's going on. Your job is to avoid being killed by what lurks in the shadows as you learn about the lab and make your way to safety.

In GameSpot's 9/10 Soma review, Richard Wakeling wrote, "I came in expecting something similar to Amnesia, just in a terrifying new location, but what I found is an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing. It may not stir the hordes of wailing YouTubers looking for the next best haunted house, but SOMA succeeds at crafting something much more meaningful in a genre that’s deserving of more than just simple jump scares."