Steam Holiday Sale Encore Day Features Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, and More

As expected, Valve has wrapped up their annual Steam Holiday Sale with an Encore Day, featuring the best deals throughout the sale. These final sixteen deals will close the sale as well as the Great Gift Pile event. No achievements were announced today, as it is the last day to earn games, coupons, and entries into the giveaway event, which will be announced on Monday.

The final deals of the sale can be found at, and feature:

  • Saint’s Row: The Third (33% Off)
  • Bastion (66% Off)
  • Magicka (75% Off)
  • Serious Sam 3 / Serious Sam HD (50-90% Off)
  • Portal / Portal 2 (75% Off)
  • Orcs Must Die (75% Off)
  • Terraria (75% Off)
  • Total War Franchise
  • Dead Island (50% Off)
  • Dungeon Defenders (75% Off)
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution (66% Off)
  • Batman Arkham City (50% Off)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (25% Off)
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (33% Off)
  • Assassin’s Creed Franchise (25-75% Off)
  • L.A. Noire The Complete Edition (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 13 Features Bioshock, Counter-Strike, and More

Valve wraps up 2011 with a final wave of deals and achievements during their Steam Holiday Sale. While there will be one more wave, it’s uncertain whether or not the January 1 sale will be a review of the previous days or not, but either way, plenty of amazing deals can be expected until the very end. Remember to complete any achievements you see fit, as the event will be over on the second!

Today’s deals can be found on, and feature:

  • Dead Island (50% Off)
  • Bioshock / Bioshock 2 (75% Off)
  • L.A. Noire (75% Off)
  • Bit.Trip Runner (75% Off)
  • Counter-Strike Franchise (75% Off)
  • Hitman Franchise (75% Off)
  • Magicka (75% Off)
  • Might & Magic Heroes (50-75% Off)
  • Rochard (50% Off)
  • Grid (75% Off)
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale (66% Off)
  • Hoard (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 12 Features Fallout: New Vegas, Super Meat Boy, and More

Valve slowly begins to wind down their Steam Holiday Sale on the twelfth day of the event. They have by no means stopped however, as the sale is projected to proceed through the new year and the first few days of 2012. There is speculation about what Valve might be planning for the final day of the sale, which traditionally is composed of the best sales of the holidays, often showcasing the best of the best. For the time, though, the savings continue to appear, with the spotlight being shone on games such as Super Meat Boy and Fallout: New Vegas at bargain prices. To take advantage of the following deals and more, be sure to check out before time runs out!

  • Driver San Francisco (50% Off)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (75% Off)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (75% Off)
  • Command and Conquer Franchise (75% Off)
  • Sid Maier’s Civilization V (66% Off)
  • Puzzle Agent / Puzzle Agent 2 (75% Off)
  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 (60% Off)
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution (66% Off)
  • Super Meat Boy (75% Off)
  • Universe Sandbox (75% Off)
  • Grand Theft Auto Franchise (75% Off)
  • Spacechem (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 11 Features Quake, Left 4 Dead, and More

The New Year is right around the corner, and Valve is making sure they go out with a bang as more deals were rolled out earlier today during the Steam Holiday Sale. Twelve new deals were announced, revealing huge discounts on well-known series and franchises, such as Valve’s very own Left 4 Dead, or the infamous Quake. In correlation with the sale, six new limited-time achievements were also announced, giving gamers the chance to win coupons, games, and coal through the beginning of January. The following deals and more can be found at for a limited time only.

  • The Binding of Issac (75% Off)
  • Quake Franchise (75% Off)
  • Dungeon Siege III (60% Off)
  • Mafia / Mafia II (75% Off)
  • Men of War Franchise (75% Off)
  • Wasteland Angel (75% Off)
  • Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (50% Off)
  • The Lord of the Rings: War of the North (33% Off)
  • Xotic (75% Off)
  • Total War Franchise (75% Off)
  • Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2 (75% Off)
  • Two Tribes Franchise (66% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 10 Features Tomb Raider, Dead Space, and More

Steam hits the double digits with day ten of its annual Holiday Sale. With twelve new deals and six new opportunities to receive free games every day, it’s been quite the past ten days. Thankfully, they still have some time to reveal the tricks up their sleeve, as the sale will continue for a few days longer before concluding after the New Year.

Today’s deals can be found at, and include:

  • Tomb Raider Franchise (75% Off)
  • Dead Space / Dead Space 2 (75% Off)
  • Revenge of the Titans (75% Off)
  • Machinarium (75% Off)
  • Section 8 Prejudice (75% Off)
  • Two Worlds (66% Off)
  • Serious Sam (50-90% Off)
  • S.P.A.Z. (75% Off)
  • And More!

Steam Holiday Sale Day 9 Features Black Ops, Terraria, and More

Ten days into the sale, and the Steam Holiday Sale continues with its usual big-name headlining sales. The Call of Duty franchise makes an appearance once more with 50% off Black Ops, while the more casual gamer can kick back with 75% off the infamous Terraria. All of these deals and more can be found at

Today’s deals include:

  • Gothic Franchise (75% Off)
  • Terraria (75% Off)
  • Cities in Motion (75% Off)
  • Sequence (75% Off)
  • Dawn of War Franchise (66% Off)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (75% Off)
  • Stronghold 3 (33% Off)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (50% Off)
  • Disciples III (75% Off)
  • Solar II (75% Off)
  • Prince of Persia Franchise (75% Off)
  • F.E.A.R. Franchise (50% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 8 Features Sonic Generations, Bastion, and More

Christmas may have come and gone, but the Steam Holiday Sale is still continuing on at full-force. Given the current trend of incredible sales over the past few days, it’s predictable that they will keep this pace going over the last few days of the event. One of today’s headline sales, SEGA’s Sonic Generations, has managed to climb to #1 on the sales charts today, overcoming games such as Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim with its 66% off price tag. Other sales, such as Bastion or WORMS, have also managed to climb high in the charts, making today a memorable day in the Holiday Sale. These sales can be found at

Today’s sales feature:

  • Sonic Generations (66% Off)
  • King’s Bounty Franchise (75% Off)
  • Beat Hazard (75% Off)
  • Bulletstorm (75% Off)
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth (75% Off)
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 (66% Off)
  • Far Cry / Far Cry 2 (75% Off)
  • WORMS Franchise (75% Off)
  • Bastion (66% Off)
  • Red Faction Franchise (75% Off)
  • A Game Of Thrones Genesis (50% Off)
  • Rock of Ages (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 6 Features Skyrim, Plants vs Zombies, and More

It’s already the day before Christmas, but Steam still continues to produce incredible deals on the sixth day of their holiday sale. For the first time ever on Steam, the price of the infamous Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has dropped significantly, along with other big names such as Prototype and Borderlands. With deals as big as these surfacing so early in the sale, it leaves many wondering what else could possibly arise in the days to come. A particularly interesting thought is what will become of the final day, when there is traditionally a wrap-up of the event featuring the biggest deals of the season. Only time will tell.

For the time being, today’s sales include:

  • Blood Bowl (80% Off)
  • Tom Clancy Franchise (75% Off)
  • Plants vs. Zombies (66% Off)
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (33% Off)
  • Prototype (75% Off)
  • Company of Heroes Franchise (80% Off)
  • Borderlands (75% Off)
  • Renegade Ops (66% Off)
  • Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony (75% Off)
  • Risen (50% Off)
  • Wings of Prey (75% Off)
  • Hard Resist (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 5 Features Saint’s Row, RAGE, and More

Only five days into the sale, and Steam has continued to show that they have plenty of big names up their sleeves. While big-name franchises such as Half Life and Mass Effect have appeared over the past four days, Steam has shown they have plenty more to sell with today’s deals on games such as Saint’s Row: The Third and Dirt 3. As always, six new achievements have been released, which could lead to prizes such as free games or coupons.

Today’s online deals feature:

  • Cities XL 2012 (50% Off)
  • Train Simulator 3 (90% Off)
  • E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy (75% Off)
  • Cave Story+ (50% Off)
  • Audiosurf (75% Off)
  • Frozen Synapse (75% Off)
  • Dirt 3 (66% Off)
  • Saint’s Row: The Third (33% Off)
  • Aliens vs Predator (80% Off)
  • Back to the Future: The Game (60% Off)
  • RAGE (50% Off)
  • From Dust (50% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 4 Features Mass Effect, Silent Hill, and More

Day 4 of the Steam Holiday Sale once more serves gamers with drastic price drops for the next 24 hours. Gamers are also given the chance to take advantage of The Great Gift Pile event, which currently gives players 24 opportunities to receive discounts, coal, or full games, with six new achievements added each day alongside twelve new deals. Today, these deals consist of:

  • Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine (50% Off)
  • Blur (75% Off)
  • Alien Breed Trilogy (75% Off)
  • LIMBO (75% Off)
  • Torchlight (75% Off)
  • Mass Effect / Mass Effect 2 (75% Off)
  • Brink (75% Off)
  • Flashpoint Red River / Flashpoint Dragon Rising (80% Off)
  • Silent Hill Homecoming (75% Off)
  • Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (75% Off)
  • SkyDrift (50% Off)
  • Avalon: The Black Fortress (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 3 Features Monday Night Combat, Batman: Arkham City, and More

Steam keeps up with their own beat on day three of their annual holiday sale. Along with twelve limited-time offers, six new achievements for the Great Gift Pile have also been announced to coincide with the day’s deals. As a reminder, the previous days’ achievements are still up for grab, though most of the deals which accompany them are no longer available. Every day so far there has been a free achievement, which can be earned either through a free-to-play game such as Spiral Knights or the Steam platform itself. To view these deals and more, visit

The deals for Wednesday, December 21 consist of:

  • Monday Night Combat (50% Off)
  • Batman Arkham City (50% Off)
  • Mount & Blade (75% Off)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (75% Off)
  • Swords & Soldiers (75% Off)
  • Formula 1 2011 (50% Off)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum (75% Off)
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening (75% Off)
  • PAYDAY: The Heist (50% Off)
  • Sherlock Holmes Franchise (75% Off)
  • Grotesque Tactics Franchise (75% Off)
  • Jurassic Park: The Game (50% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale Day 2 Features Half-Life, Modern Warfare 2, and More

Earlier today, Steam announced the Day 2 sales they’ll be offering on their revolutionary Steam platform. These offers will be around until mid-day tomorrow, at which point they will be replaced with a new set of sales. In addition, new achievements will be announced for The Great Gift Pile event. To view these sales for yourself, along with numerous developer and genre bundles, please refer to

  • Costume Quest (75% Off)
  • Theatre of War Series (75% Off)
  • Sacred Gold (50% Off)
  • Red Orchestra 2 (50% Off)
  • Dungeons of Dredmor (75% Off)
  • Duke Nukem Forever (75% Off)
  • Tropico 4 (66% Off)
  • Chantelise (75% Off)
  • Recettear (75% Off)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (50% Off)
  • Half-Life Franchise (75% Off)
  • The Witcher / The Witcher 2 (40-75% Off)
  • LEGO Batman: The Video Game (75% Off)

Steam Holiday Sale – Day 1

Valve has started their annual holiday sale through their revolutionary Steam platform.

Through January 1st, new deals on games hosted by the Steam platform will be announced. These deals are traditionally some of the best of the year, with some packages as much as 91% off their normal price. Each day, the deals will change until the celebration concludes at the beginning of January.

In addition to individual prices, various bundles and developer packages will be available for purchase at drastically reduced prices every day during the sale.

Today’s individual sales include 75% off the following games:

  • Fable III
  • Orcs Must Die
  • Max Payne
  • Portal
  • Bunch of Heroes
  • Pendulo
  • Singularity
  • Rift
  • Just Cause 2
  • Metro 2033
  • Amnesia
  • Sam and Max

In addition to the sale, Steam will also host an event called “The Great Gift Pile.” The concept is similar to the system used for the Steam Summer of Games event earlier this year. Every day, a short list of achievements will be released relating to various games on sale. Upon completing each achievement, the player will receive a gift box on Steam which will contain either a piece of coal or a gift containing some kind of Steam-related gift. New achievements will be released each day, but any past achievements can be unlocked through the duration of the sale.

Gifts can be opened to claim either a full game or coupons to be used on Steam following the sale. Coal, on the other hand, is slightly more complex. Initially, coal is worthless, but seven lumps of it can be crafted into a gift. However, coal can also be saved for entries into the Epic Holiday Giveaway on January 2nd. At this point, each lump of coal you have left will be entered into a grand prize drawing. 1,000 winners will receive the Valve Complete Pack, 100 winners will receive the top five items on their wishlist, 50 will receive the top ten items on their wishlist, and a single grand prize winner will receive every single game on Steam.

As a result of the sale, traffic on Steam has skyrocketed, leading to a laggy connection with servers and sluggish download speeds. This is not uncommon for such a large event, and will most likely be resolved in the very near future.

For more information concerning Steam and the holiday sale, refer to or download the free Steam platform from their website.