Massively OP's MMO guide to the Steam Winter Sale

Do you have any money left after all of that holiday shopping, travel, and dining out? Steam would very much like to have what remains, if you please, and is willing to trade you some discounted games in return.

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is up and running, which means all sorts of deals for the frugal MMORPG player. We've compiled a huge list of all of the deals -- including discounts of up to 90% off! -- to help you navigate the holiday promotion. The sale ends on January 2nd. Hope it helps!

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Picking up any of these? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you bought!

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darkestarx
darkestarx

ya its been a good deal though in some ways typical end of year discounts. i picked up ark both games and life is strange pc edition so far. im thinking about defiance and eso. though direct from the secret world website can get the complete edition of secret world for $17.49 plus tax so for a lil more then $2.49 aftertax can get all of story one some starter gear. or if your missing issues can just but the game again and get the missiong issue and the month ioof free play. its what i did at the halloween sale. upgraded from the ultimate to the compete edition. 

i am thinking of picking up the final fantasy games when i get payed on friday ff14 looks quite playable now. though im tempted to hold off scene 7 put me to sleep and the remake looks worlds of fun. 

the division and rifts been on my list of thinking about for a while. 

i did buy for the ps4pro i bought last of us life is strange and some things for star trek online. 

so far the xbox s is still collecting dust just have not found much to buy that i cant get on other platforms. 

though next year should be a interesting year. 










zoward
zoward

This desperately needs to be reposted ...

Qarran
Qarran

Ok. So... I threw a little money at Wildstar and bought some packs.  Might help, and I do pop in that game from time to time.  I went ahead and bought some issues of TSW, although... I may not get to it for a while.


I bought Ark which have been thinking about for some time.  I'm probably going to buy Witcher III, never jumped into it.


Paladins.... Yeah, I'll get that too.


But that is it! No more!



Sorenthaz
Sorenthaz

Surprisingly I've grown quite tame with Steam sales.  This year so far it's only been Fallout 4 (hard not to buy when it's less than $20), likely gonna nab the DLC as well since it's fairly cheap, and also nabbed GTA5.   Games-wise I guess I also threw down money to upgrade my Paladins founder's pack to the highest tier for all the goodies it came with, and will buy gems for Smite whenever they hopefully do their New Years sale.  But "new" games-wise it's mostly just me catching up on stuff.

Guess I should also see if Witcher 3's DLC is discounted.

Greaterdivinity
Greaterdivinity

Kings and Heroes is also on sale for $5 (75% off) at the moment. Still deciding whether I want to pick that one up now or hold off until a later sale. Don't have squat for time to devote to it atm -_-

Though I'm not doing too bad this sale so far, only around $25 in.

se7engames
se7engames

So far i upgraded my paladins to max pack and Atlas Reactor to max pack :) having a blast!

sray155
sray155

I've been surprisingly restrained this time around. I grabbed Portal Knights and that's it. I might grab TSW if the game improves from the tutorial (doing the free trial before purchasing), but beyond that I can't see myself grabbing anything else.

Now, Kindle and Comixology sales on the other hand...

Qarran
Qarran

This Steam sale is like crack... freaking crack.  Just bought old school games, that I played way back when... and yeah it was cheap but I didn't need them.  I couldn't help myself.  Now I'm looking at new school stuff and I can't hep myself.  

Armsbend
Armsbend

@Qarran I started asking myself if I was really going to play a game or if I was just buying out of compulsion a few years ago and now I might only buy a few games off of Steam a year - a few more off of GOG.  I was wasting too much money on the mythical backlog i.e. games you bought but know you will never play.


It's almost a load off not buying anything.

xpsync
xpsync

@Armsbend @Qarran You know what i do now, Use Wishlist as your game library, any game i'm interested in whether it be old school days or anything new i wishlist it.

When they go on sale i get an email, and if I'm in the mood to play it at that particular moment and the price is right, I'll buy it. Outside that it's in my library errrr i mean my whishlist, not forgotten.

Qarran
Qarran

@xpsync @Qarran The end is the best part with Civ and Fallout standing on the shore. Lol.


Hirku
Hirku

@xpsync @Qarran When will I learn to never eat & drink while watching videos posted by you freaks? Loved the Origin / Uplay cameos.

Rumm
Rumm

If you log into the UPlay launcher, you can get a bunch of FREE games from Ubisoft, including The Crew and AC3. Not sure how long it's going on for.

UpayaCrow
UpayaCrow

@Rumm The Crew, AC3, Blood Dragon, Sands of Time and Splinter Cell (and another?).

Really worthwhile. Some solid classics and a few worthwhile newer games. I enjoy The Crew (not a daily play by any means) and Blood Dragon is brilliantly fantastic. Sands of Time is great, if old. Same with Splinter Cell.

Oldmanofmars
Oldmanofmars

Can't find it.


Edit: Aw it seems only ac3 is available, it was a monthly free game.

Rumm
Rumm

@Oldmanofmars You actually get all of the games from the previous months as well (at least I was able to - this was a week or two ago when I downloaded them). 


Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Splinter Cell

Rayman Origins

The Crew

Beyond Good & Evil

Far Cry 2: Blood Dragon

Assassin's Creed III

Qarran
Qarran

@Rumm @Oldmanofmars Beyond Good and Evil is a great game.  So is Splinter Cell for that matter.  All of them.



Silverlock
Silverlock

@Rumm @Oldmanofmars AC3 was the only one it gave me wouldn't let me get the ones from previous months. Still worth checking every month now.

aboomwithaview
aboomwithaview

So far snagged Doom (£13), Battlefleet Gothic Armada (£15) & found W40K Eternal Crusade in a shop for £10

Saving some of my crimbo steam wallet for Conan Exiles but its hard with all these other games I dont need on sale!

Lights_andMusic
Lights_andMusic

@aboomwithaview If you haven't played it yet, imho DOOM is one of the best games to come out in recent years - it just IS what it attempts to be, nothing more and nothing less.  Feelsgood

aboomwithaview
aboomwithaview

@Lights_andMusic Yeah I played the demo a few months back & it just felt right, only just finished the first few areas in the full game so far & its good fun:)

Dantos
Dantos

I might pick up ESO gold edition for 35.99, since I have some steam credit to use. Im trying to get back into it and dont have any of the dlc. Then again I did get the complete TSW pack for 17.99 last week, so I have tons of content to burn through. Then the new 3.5 story patch coming to FF14 next month >_<.

squidgod2000
squidgod2000

@Dantos

I reinstalled ESO yesterday. One Tamriel seems nice, but coming from BDO, the graphics and animations are just horrific. Also, combat seems much slower than I remember and my abilities much weaker (this i likely due to the scaling, but there were plenty of people wandering around one-shotting mobs that took me some time to kill).

Probably not gonna stick around.

Qarran
Qarran

@Dantos @squidgod2000 Same here.  Coming from BDO and BnS, the combat seems... off.  It feels clunky.  I know I could get used to it if with some effort, but..  I don't think I'll be around long.



xpsync
xpsync

@Dantos The One Tamriel update saved the game for me, after launch i was disappointed, reinstalled it so many times trying to make the game work for me, and it's in no way an all i want mmo by a long shot but it fills my exploration cravings at least, to be able to go anywhere does work well as an explorer. I literally wander around with one or two quests tops, my main focus is hunting, gathering and exploring. Then when i eventually complete the quest i head to town to craft, grab a new quest and off again.

I liked that i wasn't the super power steam roller joke i was before, YES! it's much to adjust to coming from faster paced mmo's but once you flesh out your style and tweak your abilities, it feels satisfying after a difficult mob fight.

zoward
zoward

I started picking up a few of the cheap Trove packs as far back as Christmas day.  After perusing the list above, I think I'm finally ready to bite on Shroud of the Avatar.  Thanks for the heads up, MOP!

BalsBigBrother
BalsBigBrother

@zoward I have clicked onto the SotA page about half a dozen times over the course of this sale but still haven't pushed the buy button yet. I just don't want to support early access any more than I already have even if it means I end up paying more for something /sigh

zoward
zoward

@BalsBigBrother @zoward My feeling is that there's enough to do in-game already that I'll easily get my $20 worth of entertainment.  It soft-launched months ago.

marinredwolf
marinredwolf

Nice list, though it would be nice to have some sort of note which games require subscriptions.

xpsync
xpsync

So far I've grabbed GTA 5, sooooo much nicer on the PC, kinda like an MMO only play online. Did the campaign on the Xbox1. Also picked up Stardew Valley, totally recommend, not an mmo but wow! be prepared to pull a few all nighters.


Qarran
Qarran

@xpsync Yup.  GTA 5 is on my list too.  Haven't pulled the trigger yet, weight all my options and there are so many!

se7engames
se7engames

Yeah... Stardew... i was surprised i liked it so much for it not being an MMO