The season of giving is here but gamers can turn it into the season of getting thanks to some great discounts being offered by Steam and Amazon. Players can grab some of the year’s biggest games at low prices while avoiding the huge mall crowds.
The annual Steam Autumn Sale begins today, as first confirmed by multiple developers. The sale runs through Nov. 26.
Straight discounts will be available along with Daily Deals and Flash Sales.
Today’s featured deals include Darksiders II for $16.99, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $33.48, Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 for $4.99, Terraria for $3.39, The Walking Dead (all five episodes) for $12.49, and Age of Empires III Complete Collection for $9.99.
Flash deals are only available for a limited time. Current discounts include Payday: The Heist for $4.99, the Operation Flashpoint franchise for $13.74, and The Amazing Spider-Man for $24.99.
There is also a dedicated hub for indie game sales. Some of the featured indie game deals are Limbo for $2.49, Torchlight II for $14.99, and Castle Crashers for $8.99.
Artery Studios, developer of Secrets of the Magic Crystals, revealed Steam had talked to the company regarding putting the game on sale. The developer also said Steam had revealed the official dates for next month’s Winter Sale, which is slated to take place from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4.
Notable deals on Amazon include:
Thursday Nov. 22
Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360/Wii) – $25 from 5:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. PST
NBA 2K13 (PS3/Xbox 360) – $25 from 5:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. PST
Madden 13 (PS3/Xbox 360) – $25 from 5:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. PST
Xbox 360 4 GB with Kinect Holiday Value Bundle, which includes the Xbox 360 Slim console, Kinect, Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Adventures and wireless controller - $199.99 from 9:10 p.m to 11:45 p.m. PST
Friday Nov. 23
Spec Ops: The Line (PS3/Xbox 360) – $15 from 5:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. PST
WWE 13 (PS3/Xbox 360) – $25 from 9:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. PST
Max Payne 3 (PS3/Xbox 360) – $15 from 1:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. PST