Steam Sale: 51 Amazing Games Under $10

Steam Sale: 51 Amazing Games Under $10

You don’t really need money. Saving is for chumps. Sure, it’s Christmas and you probably have a ton of bills and expenses coming up, but screw it. Video games! VIDEO GAMES! Here are the best picks from Steam’s Winter Sale under $10. Unstring your PayPal purse and go bananas. You know you want to.

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Because we love our readers — even the penniless urchin ones — we’ve concentrated on games that cost under US$10. Most of the games on this list have been slashed by at least 50 per cent and were critically acclaimed at the time of release. (And yes, we realise that after currency conversion some of these games work out to slightly over $10. Deal with it, you ungrateful wretches.)

  1. Toki Tori: $US0.49 (90% off)

  2. King’s Quest (Episode 1): $US0.99 (90% off)

  3. Super Meat Boy: $US1.49 (90% off)

  4. The Witcher: Enhanced Directors Cut: $US1.49 (85% off)

  5. Tropico Reloaded: $US1.74 (75% off)

  6. Star Wars Dark Forces: $US1.79 (75% off)

  7. To the Moon: $US1.99 (80% off)

  8. Quake Live: $US1.99 (80% off)

  9. System Shock 2: $US1.99 (80 percent off)

  10. Rogue Legacy: $US2.24 (85% off)

  11. Puzzle Agent 2: $US2.49 (75% off)

  12. Tropico 3 Steam Special Edition: $US2.49 (75% off)

  13. Risk of Rain: $US2.49 (75% off)

  14. Hotline Miami: $US2.49 (75% off)

  15. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: $US2.99 (70% off)

  16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords: $US2.99 (70% off)

  17. Grim Fandango Remastered: $US2.99 (80% off)

  18. Starwhal: $US2.99 (75% off)

  19. Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball: $US2.99 (80% off)

  20. TIS-100: $US3.49 (50% off)

  21. Mark of the Ninja: $US3.74 (75% off)

  22. Spelunky: $US3.74 (75% off)

  23. BioShock: $US3.90 (80% off)

  24. Transistor: $US3.99 (80% off)

  25. Portal 2: $US3.99 (80% off)

  26. FTL: Faster than Light: US$3.99 (60% off)

  27. Papers, Please: $US3.99 (60% off)

  28. Just Cause Collection: $US4.74 (75% off)

  29. Crypt of the Necrodancer: $US4.94 (67% off)

  30. Dishonored: $US4.99 (75% off)

  31. Tomb Raider 2013: $US4.99 (75% off)

  32. L.A. Noire: $US4.99 (75% off)

  33. Borderlands 2: $US4.99 (75% off)

  34. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: $US4.99 (75% off)

  35. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: $5.99 (70% off)

  36. Spec Ops: The Line: $US5.99 (80 percent off)

  37. The Wolf Among Us: $US6.24 (75% off)

  38. Fallout New Vegas: $US6.79 (66% off)

  39. This War of Mine: $US6.79 (66% off)

  40. XCOM: Enemy Unknown: $US7.49 (75% off)

  41. Undertale: $US7.99 (20% off)

  42. Crawl: $US7.99 (20% off)

  43. South Park: The Stick of Truth: $US8.23 (75% off)

  44. Tales from the Borderlands: $US8.49 (66% off)

  45. Binding of Isaac Rebirth: $US8.99(40% off)

  46. Wolfenstein: The New Order: $US8.99 (85% off)

  47. Black Mesa: US$9.59 (52% off)

  48. Tropico 4 Steam Special Edition: $US9.99 (75% off)

  49. Tropico 5: $US9.99 (75% off)

  50. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine: $US9.99 (75% off)

  51. Rust: US$9.99 (50% off)

Seen anything better? Share the links in the comments section below!


    • I’m surprised this wasn’t mentioned at all, nothing worse than underrated games buried out of charts

  • Sorry, you lost me at “Winter”.

    I guess this sale is only for Steam customers in the northern hemisphere.

    • And in South Australia we have Proclamation Day instead of Boxing Day but that’s not going to stop me buying cheap shirts and bed linen. Go with the flow?

  • This article doesn’t have the correct Australian prices. See Skyrim, XCOM, etc. Considering how regional pricing gets mentioned a fair bit on Kotaku Australia and Chris is an Australian writer from what I can see, I’m surprised this error was made.

    • It’s possible they had it on sale for the wrong price and adjusted it. Wouldn’t be the first time they forgot to gouge us. :/

  • I spent $12US or so and got The Stanley Parable, Influent (plus two extra language packs), 16 bit trader, TIS-100 and Uplink.

    16 bit trader was kinda meh, TIS-100 scared me right off even (especially) after looking for a guide (it looks super hard. One for a rainy day I think.) and Uplink is much fun. I feel kinda meh about Steam Sales at the moment. They used to be such massive discounts, and there still are some good buys, just not for the games I actually want.

  • I was considering Wolfenstein TNO for $8.99 with less than ten dollars left but it is listed at $11.99 on Steam.

    On another note, I’m seeing at least a 40GB download which is basically the nail in the coffin.

    Oh well. no other games on that list (which I don’t already own) appeal to me.

  • Goddam, if you don’t own transistor, that’s the best deal you’re ever gonna get.

    Seriously that’s probably in my top 3 games I’ve ever played. So good!!

    • I think you’re the only person I’ve ever seen say Spec Ops isn’t a surprisingly great game.

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