The holiday shopping season is upon us, and I know that because I have eight games in my shopping cart on Steam. As we move into the big holiday shopping weekend here in the United States, Valve has kicked off its Autumn sale and Microsoft’s Windows store has a bunch of deals as well. So if you’re looking to get someone a new PC game or looking for a deal yourself, I’ve gathered some of the choicest discounts below.
One of the best commentaries on America in 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Price: $40 for digital deluxe edition
This game about shooting the Nazi occupying forces in the United States has one of the most thrilling stories in any game ever, and it also has a lot to say about who would roll over and welcome an evil regime like that. You can’t miss it.
The best driving game this generation
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3 sets people free in a vehicular playground, and it is nonstop fun.
The best story about sad robots
Sci-fi stories about robots with feelings are not new, and that’s why it’s so surprising that Nier has so many fresh things to add to this familiar setup.
The best game on Steam for under $10
You play soccer but with a car. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time.
The best game on Steam for under $1
A standout game from Valve, which is saying something.
A gorgeous take on the Metroid formula
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori has beautiful art and smooth animation, and you’ll love exploring its world.
A simple game that will make you feel dumb in a good way
The Witness is special. It introduces a simple line-drawing puzzle mechanic, and then it reveals to you just how deep that basic premise can go.
A refreshing update of a classic genre
Roller Coaster Tycoon invented a genre, and now Planet Coaster carrying the torch for that legacy.
A thriving online shooter
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Siege debuted in 2015, and its asymmetrical online multplayer has attracted millions of players since.
A game that almost everyone probably owns by now
Grand Theft Auto V
This is one of the best-selling games ever made, so just buy it before the government finds you and makes you buy it.