October 31st has come again, and with it returns the famous Steam Halloween sale. Normally, you could just look at your wish list and see what’s on sale, but I’m going to give you a little list of what I’d suggest if you’re looking for good games that are really cheap.
5. Grand Theft Auto 5 ($40.19)
This one’s an obvious suggestion, not just because it is prominently displayed at the top of the Halloween sale list, but because Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the best games I’ve ever played. The worst part of GTA5 is that you’ve probably already played it, but with the addition of new modes and cars for GTA Online, you may still have a reason to pick it up for your PC. If not, go buy this game now. Seriously. It’s a fantastic game, a beautiful critique of American culture, and one of the best action games ever made.
4. Hotline Miami ($2.49)
There’s a reason that I’m dressing up as Hotline Miami’s protagonist for Halloween this year. It’s one of my favorite “old school”-esque game I’ve played in a long time, with a fantastic story, atmosphere, and gameplay. Plus, it’s only ~$3. Get on it!
3. The Secret World ($14.99)
The MMORPG market is arguably one of the most over saturated markets in gaming, but there are a few diamonds in the rough that prove that there’s still room to grow. If you were excited to hear about Requiem, a horror-themed MMO, but were disappointed at how crap it was, TSW is the game for you. It’s less focused on gore than Requiem, but touches on a lot of the same horror tropes, leaning more towards the psychological. If you like Lovecraft lore, spooky stories, or conspiracy theories, step into The Secret World, where all of these themes become reality.
2. Painkiller: Black Edition ($1.99)
Painkiller was the mid-2000s revival of old school PC FPS, and it still stands up as an adrenaline filled shooting gallery with some spooky horror vibes. If you grew up on Doom and Quake, you’ll love Painkiller’s fast pace action and over the top artillery. Shurikens and lightning… nuff’ said.
1. Skullgirls ($3.74)
I’ve already said everything there is to say about how great Skullgirls is. It’s one of the best fighting games I’ve ever played, it’s the only game I’ve ever entered tournaments in, and it was one of the best crowd funding success stories in gaming history. If you love games like the Marvel Vs series or “anime” fighters, you’ll jump right into Skullgirls. The competitive scene is constantly growing, and the community is always happy to help new players get familiar with the game.