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The Steam Holiday Sale 20th Dec - 2nd Jan - Day #5 updated

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It's on!!!
Massive discounts on publisher packs and good giveaway competitions
Will update each day when I can.

Day 5:

AudioSurf -75% $2.49 USD
Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 -90% $3.49 USD
Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012 Deluxe -90% #3.99 USD
Train Simulator 2012 DLCs -50% $1.99 - $19.99 USD(Way too many to type out!)
Railworks 3 US Megabundle -59% $59.99 USD
Railworks 3: Complete Works - All DLC Bundle -81% $299 USD
Saints Row: The Third -33% $60.29 USD
Aliens vs. Predator -80% $7.99 USD
Swarm Map Pack DLC (A vs P) -80% $1.59 USD
Bughunt Map Pack DLC (A vs P) -80% $1.59 USD
Frozen Synapse -75% $3.74 USD
Cave Story+ -50% $4.99 USD
E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy -75% $2.49 USD
RAGE -50% $44.99 USD
DiRT 3 -66% $16.99 USD
From Dust -50% $7.49 USD
Back to the Future: The Game -60% $9.99 USD
Cities XL 2012 -50% $19.99 USD

Previous deals

Day 4:

SkyDrift -50% $4.99 USD
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga -75% $9.99 USD
Torchlight -75% $3.74 USD
Brink -75% $5.49 USD
Brink Complete Pack -75% $6.99 USD
Agents of Change DLC (BRINK) -75% $2.74 USD
Fallout/SpecOps Combo Pack DLC (BRINK) -75% $0.49 USD
Doom/Psycho Combo Pack DLC (BRINK) -75% $0.49 USD
Buy Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine -50% $44.99 USD
Silent Hill Homecoming -75% $7.49 USD
Avadon -75% $2.49 USD
Operation Flashpoint Complete 80% $10.99 USD
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising -80% $2.99 USD
Operation Flashpoint: Red River -80% $8.99 USD
Alien Breed Trilogy -75% $5.74 USD
Alien Breed: Impact -75% $2.49 USD
Alien Breed 2: Assault -75% $2.49 USD
Alien Breed 3: Descent -75% $2.49 USD
Mass Effect -75% $4.99 USD
Mass Effect 2 -75% $4.99 USD
Blur -75% $4.99 USD

Day 3: (will be 12 new ones each day)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle -75% $6.24 USD
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat -75% $3.74 USD
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl -75% $3.74 USD
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky -75% $2.49 USD
Grotesque Tactics 1 and 2 Pack -75% $6.24 USD
Grotesque Tactics 2 - Dungeons and Donuts -75% $4.99 USD
Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes -75% $2.49 USD
Swords and Soldiers HD -75% $2.49 USD
PAYDAY The Heist -50% $9.99 USD
F1 2011 -50% $24.99 USD
Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum -75% $4.99 USD
Jurassic Park: The Game -50% $14.99 USD
Defense Grid: The Awakening -75% $2.49 USD
Mount & Blade: Complete -75% $12.49 USD
Mount & Blade -75% $4.99 USD
Mount & Blade: Warband -75% $7.49 USD
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword -75% $3.74 USD
Batman: Arkham City -50% $49.97 USD
Challenge Map Pack DLC (BATMAN) -50% $1.49 USD
Arkham City Skins Pack DLC (BATMAN) -50% $2.49 USD
Nightwing Bundle DLC (BATMAN) -50% $3.94 USD
Robin Bundle DLC (BATMAN) -50% $3.94 USD
Sherlock Holmes Collection -75% $8.74 USD
Monday Night Combat -50% $4.99 USD

Day #2 Deals

Recettear $19.99 -75% $4.99
Red Orchestra 2 $39.99 -50% $19.99
Costume Quest $14.99 -75% $3.74
Sacred games various -50% $
Modern Warfare 2 $29.99 -50% $14.99
Duke Nukem Forever $19.99 -75% $4.99
Dungeons of Dredmor $4.99 -75% $1.24
LEGO Batman $19.99 -75% $4.99
Tropico 4 $39.99 -66% $13.59
The Witcher games various -40-75% $
Half-Life games various -75% $
Theatre of War games various -75% $

Day #1 Deals

Portal 1 and 2 75% off $2.50 and $7.50
Just Cause 1 and 2 75% off $3.74 and $5
Sam and Max Franchise 75% off
Metro 2033* 75% off $5
Bunch of Heroes 75% off $2.50
Amnesia 75% off $5
Orcs Must Die 75% off $3.74
Pendulo Studios Adventure Pack 75% off $12.50
Rift 75% off $7.50
Max Payne 1 and 2 75% off $2.50 each
Fable 3 75% off $12.50
Singularity (US/not us ONLY) $7.50

Maybe we can chuck this in highlighted section before a thousand dupes?

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  • Love the generated screenshot!

    • Yup steam usually very reliable. but servers getting smashed. Good luck!!

  • Is it just me or is the selection of games this year very underwhelming?

    edit: Disregard, didn't realise it's only day one, thought this was the wrap up from the last 10 days or so.

  • Max Payne and Max Payne 2 are really tempting. Metro 2033 is a definite buy. Amnesia, one of the best video games I have ever played, and you don't even get to fire a gun.

    Great first day offers. Credit card/PayPal account is going to hate me after the deals are over.

    • So what is Amnesia all about??

      • +16

        It's about making you shit your pants…. no, really.

      • +24

        I can't remember.

        • I was going to type that, but i was delayed since I forgot my password to my account.

        • +3

          I thought you would have said: I was going to type that, but i forgot.

        • -8

          I was going to type that, then I took an arrow to the knee

      • +1

        For $5 I would say get it. It's one of the best games for getting your heart rate up due to fear. It made me jump a few times no other game has done that. The graphics aren't the best but it brings a lot of new stuff to gaming.

  • Hm weird. They had Dead Island for $8.50 as well. Now they've changed it back to the original price.
    And can anyone see their 'gifts'? It doesn't seem to be working for me.

    • They're taking a long time to show up. I had to wait about 3-4 hours before mine arrived. Oddly, I then got 2 when I was only expecting 1.

  • +11

    Shut up and take my money!!!!

  • +9

    Further deals from the site

    as posted by kalidav

    You can pick up Arkham City on it's own for $99.95 or get all the games below for $74.99! Probably a pricing error so grab it quick.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn (DLC), LEGO Batman, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, Terminator Salvation, F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 3, F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point , F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate , LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, Batman: Arkham City, Bastion, Bastion: Original Soundtrack, Batman Arkham City: Robin Bundle, Batman Arkham City: Nightwing Bundle

    Cost to you: $74.99 USD
    You save: $316.47 USD

  • +2

    Steam sales are the biggest tease, they were super cheap last year but then took 1000 years to download because of the server load lol.

  • +11

    Remember if you are looking at buying games that aren't currently a daily deal, wait until the end of the sale to buy them because they might get given an even larger discount as apart of a daily deal.

  • Site is completely down for me.

  • +6

    Reddit usually has a good discussion about the games and their value.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/nipgt/day_1_the_stea...

  • No Skyrim :'(

    • +5

      It's a new release, you can't expect it to go on sale for cheap for quite a while.

      • It's a new and popular release. I don't think Steam sees any need to discount Skyrim when people are already buying it as is.

        • Yes, I agree, it is a new and popular release, but that's where they have so much to gain. By lowering the price by even a small amount, it has the potential to encourage people who were and still are dubious about paying full price for the game. They could make quite a few more sales if they try to be competitive with their 'new and popular releases', especially considering the inflated price of australian games. And as for the negs, I'm allowed to indicate the absence of a particular game from the sale and express my personal dismay in response.

        • Also: sorry for the off-topicness.

        • Okay, firstly buying games from Steam at RRP is completely retarded, when you could get them almost half price from other CD Key websites (I'm talking about EU versions here) ie - http://www.g2play.net/store/The-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim.html?

          EDIT: Nvm, misread.

    • Waiting for it too. Hopefully on the last day of Steam's 10 day sale?

      I'm standing firm: no discount, no buy!

    • it is now! 33% off

  • +4

    I've found if the game has 75% off, it's not going to be better on the last day. It's pretty much as good as it gets.

    Also I really like Orcs Must Die, worth buying.

  • +10

    $7.50 for Portal 2 sounds like a steal, thanks :)

    • Indeed I think I'll finally get this game. Will need to find someone to play the 2 player with though.

      • Indeed I think i'll do the same. :)

    • If you haven't already bought the game, you'll definitely get your moneys worth out of it.

  • -1

    Rage is 84% off, down from $289.76 to $44.99!
    Batman Arkham City down from $393.82 to $74.99!
    Bargains!

    (obviously an error, I'm hoping the % reduction is correct but the base price will be fixed soon)

    • +2

      Obviously an error but on your part. You're looking at the package deal.

      The Rage package contains:

      Quake III Arena, Quake IV, Wolfenstein 3D, The Ultimate Doom, Final DOOM, DOOM II, QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, QUAKE III: Team Arena, HeXen: Beyond Heretic, HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, Spear of Destiny, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity, QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon, DOOM 3, HeXen II, DOOM 3 Resurrection of Evil, Master Levels for Doom II, Commander Keen, RAGE

      So you get the above for 44.99 instead of paying 289 for everything separately. ozpete has discussed the Arkham City package above.

      • -2

        That's a great deal for all those games, except it doesn't include Wolfenstein 2009 :(

    • edit: beaten. damn slow refresh.

  • yay its working again.

  • +2

    While fable 3 is on sale…

    Fable TLC is also on sale and is a daily deal, $2.50 for a fantastic game.

    • +3

      Or buy Fable III plus all DLC and TLC for $20, bargain!

  • +7

    There is also a competition running with the Christmas sale - basically you have to gain achievements in various games to receive either Gifts or Coals.

    The Gifts are games and coupons that can be redeemed on Steam.

    The Coals can be used to craft a Gift (7 needed) or kept until Jan 2 where every single piece of coal is an entry into the "Epic Holiday Giveaway" where the grand prize is…EVERY SINGLE GAME ON STEAM. There are other prizes such as 10 games or 5 games and you can see all the details here -

    http://store.steampowered.com/holidaysale/details

    Also, you can see a list of all the achievements (including leaked future ones) and how to gain them here

    http://steamtreasurehunt.wikia.com/wiki/Winter_Objectives#Up...

    Happy hunting!

    • +3

      Just by opening my inventory for one of the achievements I received Portal 2, it took me less than 30 seconds to do.

      • Didn't work for me :(

        That said, this should be in the OP as its a massive part of the Christmas sales in my opinion.

        • I'm having the same problem, will try again from home later today.

        • Try hitting the refresh button a couple times - it will appear what you receive.

      • D:
        I got 50% off any Steam game.
        Also, did you get the initial gift, and THEN the one for opening the inventory?

        • No and no. That wiki page suggests there is a bug and some people are getting an empty inventory (like myself)

      • +1

        I got 25% off any Valve Game, AFTER the Christmas Sale so really no use :(
        Reading through the forums, Braid and Portal 2 have been given out quite often

        • yeah same

          i tried with my 2 other accounts.. and i didn't even get anything in both of them :S

        • +1

          I got 50% off any valve game, but I'm just not interested in any of them :-(

        • -1

          Captain Obvious - could you gift a game to me and I'd pay you for it. 50% off sounds good. PS - is that 50% off the already discounted price?

        • Well it says it's tradable, but I've never given anyone anything through Steam, so you'd have to walk me through it :-)

          No idea if it's a discount on top of already reduced games, but it's only valid from the 2nd of January as well, so I'm pretty sure it doesn't work with this sale.

      • I got Orcs Must Die :D

    • My items don't come :(… It's been like 30mins.. I've been refreshing too :(

    • I hope the grand prize comes with a few spare hard drives!

  • +1

    I hope they put Anno 2070 on sale but I'm not holding my breath considering how new it is :(

  • You Monster (Defence Grid DLC with Portal theme) is $2.49. Chances of it going lower? :P
    I think I might be being too tight in waiting for a daily deal with that one.

    • Wee "You Monster" is $1.24. Epic win for waiting.

  • +2

    Let the Annual Wallet-Drain begin!

  • +3
  • +2

    Sorry if it's been mentioned but Terraria is 50% off ($5) on there.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/105600/

  • +1

    I guess might be wise to make 2 categories:
    [1] Daily deals (as per above)
    [2] Massively discounted: those at least 75% off.

    Cheers.

  • +1

    I went to the steam page, there's a game that says "Not available in your region" Could someone tell me what game that is?

  • Awesome offers, I picked up The Sam & Max three-game bundle for $12.50

  • +3

    I'll be the lone voice in the wilderness voting this down, because I don't want night-me to see this and going crazy throwing money at the screen that day-me has worked so hard for. Let's hope my diabolical plan to bury this works! crosses fingers and toes

    EDIT: DAMMIT! Night-me beat me to it and upvoted this already! Can't change my vote…CURSE YOU, NIGHT-ME!!!

    • +3

      You're a weirdo, but you're a funny weirdo

  • Now the real question will this be more popular than the Android sale?
    my money is on the nay

  • 100th upvote ;)

    Damn it i didn't even want any of the games, but they are so cheap… my wallet and HDD space is gonna hate me

  • Portal 2 + Fable The Lost Chapters for 10 bucks. :-) Would have picked up Fable 3 aswell but these games (along with Skyrim) should keep me going until it can be had for cheaper.

  • +1

    Worth comparing current prices to historical. Might track US only.
    http://steamsales.rhekua.com/

  • -1

    So many rip off's …but Im sure ill find at least 1-2 games that are actually good and cheap before this sale is over.

  • -2

    Day 2:

    Recettear $19.99 -75% $4.99
    Red Orchestra 2 $39.99 -50% $19.99
    Costume Quest $14.99 -75% $3.74
    Sacred games various -50% $
    Modern Warfare 2 $29.99 -50% $14.99
    Duke Nukem Forever $19.99 -75% $4.99
    Dungeons of Dredmor $4.99 -75% $1.24
    LEGO Batman $19.99 -75% $4.99
    Tropico 4 $39.99 -66% $13.59
    The Witcher games various -40-75% $
    Half-Life games various -75% $
    Theatre of War games various -75% $

    At $5, is DNF has it worth now? Too bad Tropico 4 still above $10…

    • +4

      Should note that they are the US prices

  • Duke is definitely worth it for $5. I bought it in the last $10 sale. I'll get Lego Batman on the kids account :)

    • Only trouble is it shows up as $12.49 for me. It looks like they have changed the price on it, taking the RRP to $49.99 then taking the 75% off that, bugger.

      • Nah, it's always 75% off, just that the $5 was from the US store. 75% off an RRP of $20.

  • Highly recommend Costume Quest. A fun, no-so-serious game. Can't go too wrong with DoubleFine.

  • +3

    Prices for Australia (Day 2):

    Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters -75% $2.49 USD
    Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale -75% $4.99 USD
    Tropico 4 -66% 13.59 USD
    Costume Quest -75% $3.74 USD
    Theatre of War Collection -75% $11.24 USD
    Theatre of War -75% $2.49 USD
    Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 -75% 4.99 USD
    Battle for Caen DLC -75% $2.49 USD
    Kursk 1943 DLC -75% $4.99 USD
    Theatre of War 3: Korea -75% $6.24 USD
    Duke Nukem Forever -75% $12.49 USD
    Hail to the Icons Parody Pack DLC -75% 3.24 USD
    Red Orchestra 2 -50% $19.99 USD
    Dungeons of Dredmor -75% $1.24 USD
    Lego Batman -75% $4.99 USD
    Sacred Gold -50% $4.99 USD
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel -50% $9.99 USD
    The Witcher -75% $2.49 USD
    The Witcher 2 -40% $32.99 USD
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -50% $44.99 USD
    Stimulus Package DLC -50% $7.49 USD
    Resurgence Pack DLC -50% $7.49 USD
    Half Life Complete -75% 9.99 USD
    Half-Life -75% $2.49 USD
    Half-Life 2 -75% $2.49 USD
    Half-Life 2: Deathmatch -75% $1.24 USD
    Half-Life 2: Episode One -75% $1.99 USD
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two -75% $1.99 USD
    Half-Life: Blue Shift -75% $1.24 USD
    Half-Life: Opposing Force -75% $1.24 USD
    Half-Life: Source N/A?
    Team Fortress Classic -50% $2.49

    (DLCs correspond with the game above them.)

    • TFC is still one of my favourite games ever. nade spam and conc jumping. good times

      • too bad TF2 has no nades and is so CARTOONY.

  • Grand Prize: Every game on steam. time to make a wishlist and get some coal.

  • "Modern Warfare 2 $29.99 -50% $14.99"

    May want to fix that OP, it's actually $44.99 after the 50% off

    • That's the actual US price fyi

      • +2

        that's all good and well, but how's that useful on an Australian bargain site?

        • get an American friend to purchase for you as a gift to get that price. Been doing that, save heaps!

        • Again, all good and well, but the OP's edited post is still just plain wrong.

        • +1

          That's why I posted the Australian prices above :)

  • -1

    WOW! I just dug out all my 5 accounts from 10 years ago I got VAC Banned with experimenting.
    Through opening all da 1 gifts you automatically get I got a 50% off all Valve stuff (not yet redeemable) and PORTAL 2!!

    I gifted my Portal 2 to my good account with all my games. Just saved $15USD so I am very happy! Couldn't ask for anything more (except for maybe the grand prize)!

  • +3

    Day 3:

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle -75% $6.24 USD
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat -75% $3.74 USD
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl -75% $3.74 USD
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky -75% $2.49 USD
    Grotesque Tactics 1 and 2 Pack -75% $6.24 USD
    Grotesque Tactics 2 - Dungeons and Donuts -75% $4.99 USD
    Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes -75% $2.49 USD
    Swords and Soldiers HD -75% $2.49 USD
    PAYDAY The Heist -50% $9.99 USD
    F1 2011 -50% $24.99 USD
    Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum -75% $4.99 USD
    Jurassic Park: The Game -50% $14.99 USD
    Defense Grid: The Awakening -75% $2.49 USD
    Mount & Blade: Complete -75% $12.49 USD
    Mount & Blade -75% $4.99 USD
    Mount & Blade: Warband -75% $7.49 USD
    Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword -75% $3.74 USD
    Batman: Arkham City -50% $49.97 USD
    Challenge Map Pack DLC (BATMAN) -50% $1.49 USD
    Arkham City Skins Pack DLC (BATMAN) -50% $2.49 USD
    Nightwing Bundle DLC (BATMAN) -50% $3.94 USD
    Robin Bundle DLC (BATMAN) -50% $3.94 USD
    Sherlock Holmes Collection -75% $8.74 USD
    Sherlock Holmes - Nemesis -75% $2.49 USD
    Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper -75% $4.99 USD
    Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Remastered Edition -75% $4.99 USD
    Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy -75% $2.49 USD
    Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet -75% $2.49 USD
    The Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring -75% $2.49 USD
    Monday Night Combat -50% $4.99 USD

    • It's a shame Batman was jacked up by double before it released: half price off that is RRP in the US!

      • Arkham City worth it at $49.97?