Tens of thousands of new games pile onto Steam each year, which has made the seasonal sales harder and harder to tame. Sure, the Steam front page features a good selection of popular games, but what else is lurking down Steam’s less-visited aisles? What strange gizmos and anomalies await discovery deeper in the Steam labyrinth? And what 2022 games are—surprise!—already on sale, despite still having that new game smell?
We’ve gone on an expedition into the reaches of Steam to find the best Winter Sale deals, and below you’ll find our picks for the best discounts on games released this year, followed by some of our favorite popular and niche games from past years organized into under $25, under $10, and sub-$5 picks. Among all of them, we hope you find something new to play, or something you’ve been waiting for at just the right price.
2022 games on sale
More great 2022 games on sale
Below, find more discounts on some of 2022’s best games (anything we scored 80%+ in our reviews this year), organized from smallest to biggest discount.
Steam Winter Sale: $25 and under
Steam Winter Sale: $10 and under
Steam Winter Sale: $5 and under
Steam Winter Sale: 10 years of Game of the Year winners
You can get 10 years’ worth of the best in PC gaming (according to us) for a little over $100. Read about why these games are so special in our Game of the Year awards archive.