Weekend game deals: Halloween madness

By on October 29, 2010, 2:40 PM
Who knew game dealers were so festive? Just about every major digital distributor is celebrating Halloween by knocking as much as 75% off select titles. Valve has reduced a handful of its most popular games by 50%, including Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2, and dozens of other games on Steam have been discounted as well. Meanwhile, Direct2Drive offers 15% off on all horror games via coupon code "kreepy" and EA has slashed 50% off Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 1 and 2, and Dead Space.

Left 4 Dead $9.99 (50% off)
Left 4 Dead 2 $9.99 (50% off)
Team Fortress 2 $9.99 (50% off)
BioShock $4.99 (75% off)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle $9.99 (75% off)
Overlord Complete Pack $7.49 (75% off)
Aliens vs Predator $9.99 (50% off)
Devil May Cry 4 $9.99 (50% off)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War titles 50% off
Dead Space $9.99 (50% off)
Resident Evil 5 $14.99 (50% off)

Preorder Call of Duty Black Ops and get 20% off any other COD title
All horror games 15% off via coupon code "kreepy"

Amnesia: The Dark Descent $9.99 (50% off)
Sins of a Solar Empire $8.95 (55% off)
Resident Evil 5 $14.99 (50% off)
Dead Space $9.99 (50% off)
Devil May Cry 4 $9.99 (50% off)
Penumbra Collection $10.00 (50% off)
AI War: Fleet Command $9.99 (50% off)

EA Halloween sale, 50% off various titles including:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 $14.97
Mass Effect $9.97
Mass Effect 2 $9.97
Dead Space $9.97

Games for Windows
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin $4.99 (75% off)

Good Old Games
Halloween-themed Activision games 20% to 40% off

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IkarugaShiver said:


And this is why I love Steam. <3

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

My recommendations:

Left 4 Dead 1 & 2

Team Fortress 2


Dead Space

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Sins of a Solar Empire

Resident Evil 5

Mass Effect 1 & 2

Don't bother:

Aliens vs. Predator

F.E.A.R. 2

The rest I haven't played and can't comment on. Maybe someone else?

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

Awesome deals - too bad I already own most of the things I want off this list. Gonna recommend it to my buddies though.

SStriker said:

Sweet - I'm getting Left 4 Dead 1 & 2....

dustin_ds3000 dustin_ds3000, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

To bad i already own most of these games. I bet i have 10 or so games that i bought from steam sales and haven't even played them yet.

customcarvin customcarvin said:

Damnit... NEED MORE MONEYS!!! - I want too many of them!

treeski treeski said:

My Recommendations:




Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 + Expansion (Chaos Rising)




Worms Reloaded (on Steam)

Plants vs. Zombies (on Steam)

F.E.A.R. 2

If you have extra moneys:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle

Devil May Cry 4

Overlord Pack


Uhhh... I guess the rest of the games I haven't played.

I don't strictly dislike any of the games that I have (which are on the above list)

I'd like to know what people are buying!

I'm going to buy F.E.A.R. 2. I don't own it but I haven't played through a lot of it and I'd like to finish it.

Elitassj4 said:

WOW....just....WOW :-O

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Some good stuff in there. Just love these game sales.

edison5do said:

Im new on Steam, and im really starting to love it!!

poertner_1274 poertner_1274, secroF laicepS topShceT, said:

Seeing things like this makes me wish I played more games. It seems my PC time has diminished to almost nothing in the last few years. I sure do miss it, but I've got other things that occupy my time now anyway.

NeoFlux said:

Was waiting for chance to get S.T.A.L.K.E.R. .My wife will be M.A.D. !!!

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

i already bout L4D 1 & 2 some times ago & was cheaper ...i'm so mad now steamy site pushing PvsZ for less 5$, OK i bought it less 10$ some 3 months ago & worth every penny.

happy Halloween & have fun :P


hamitaltintop22 said:

I just made my friend buy l4d2. Now I can finally play with people I actually know (l4d players are usually nice, but how fun the game is is really dependent on who you play with).

Some comments:

DOW 2 should have been for $10 (or even $5) instead of $15. I dont want to seem greedy but the norms that steam sales have established force me to this conclusion.

I strongly recommend people buy the stalker bundle. Stalker shadow of Chernobyl is a very good game (however you must install the complete 2009 mod in order to fully enjoy the game), and call of pripyat is supposed to be good as well. I did not buy the bundle because I already own Shadow of Chernobyl and will instead wait for the individual prices to be on sale during the winter sale. However, the Stalker games are not for everyone, so research before you buy.

Bioshock for $5 is really good. I bought it for $13 on a previous steam sale.

$10 for ME 2 is utterly awesome even if it is not on steam. I bought it for $20 on a steam sale not too long ago (maybe EA Week or Pearls of Summer, cant remember)and I thought that was a great price.

I am considering buying Devil May Cry 4 (not sure, it really is a console game after all) and maybe BFBC2. $15 is a good price for BC2, but it might drop to $10 during another big sale, leading me to decide to wait.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I must say I agree with Treeski, L4D2 and DOW2 are MUST HAVE games.

TF2 is something I have not wanted to buy since I don't want to stay stuck on my PC more than I already do.

ReMonster said:

There all great games, I just wish I haven't already purchased all of them off steam....

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Oooh something you must know, is the Warhammer 40.000 Dawn of War 2 and expansion are just 1 day offer.

thedrelle said:

Lots of good games at good prices. i may have to pick me up something..

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

Left for Dead 2 here I come!

kevin1212 said:

Will be getting that lfd2 4 pack. I was waiting for this deal.

TwiztidSef said:

Steam is excellent. Always liked it. Still puts pressure on the wallet but its alot better than being a 100% pirate.

I would recommend any source game. Valve like to throw quite a few updates and free DLCs at them.

n00bzZy said:

Halloween now, then Black Friday and Christmas. That's what I call shopping!

Probably gonna grab TF2 finally. And as others recommended before, L4D2 is a must. 140 hours and counting

Decimae said:

Thinking about getting AI War, I'm only worried that I won't get 4.0 instantly. The developer doesn't seem to offer a discount on his site, perhaps that'll come later.

killamoves said:

8 games for $20 is always nice.

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

wish i had the money for most of these games.

Guest said:

I'd snatch L4D2 up in a heartbeat if I could just get the uncensored version :/ Australia's censoring of it is .... horrible to say the least

treeski treeski said:

Guest said:

I'd snatch L4D2 up in a heartbeat if I could just get the uncensored version :/ Australia's censoring of it is .... horrible to say the least

I remember Techspot reporting on the Australia censorship stuff... that's a real bummer.

You should figure out some kinda proxy for buying the US version.

jxdang said:

Great deals! I am getting L4D. 'Tis the season I say... Holloween then Thanksgiving and then X-Mas... I I just love this time of the year as everyone is in the mood to give good deals, sales and giveaways!

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

This is how you keep people from pirating game (IMO) Who can't afford $10 or less for a game!

poertner_1274 poertner_1274, secroF laicepS topShceT, said:

That is a great point. Make a lot of the things people pirate a reasonable price and I guarantee there will be more sales. However I do also understand that people dedicate a lot of time and money into making games/movies/music, and those costs need to be recovered, but i'd certainly think they would make up for it in quantity of sales at the lower price, versus fewer sales at a higher price.

princeton princeton said:

I just blew $100 on games.... CURSE YOU VALVE AND YOUR SALES!!!

Nevercheck said:

Some games, totally worth it with the discount, some games, they couldnt pay me to play them...

bugejakurt said:

Nice discounts although if the discounts were launched some days earlier then the game might have been received at Haloween. I recommend Bioshock.

Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Most of those titles being sold for less than $10 are a steal, let alone a bundle for that price, if you haven't got the games already of course.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Great sale indeed, to bad I own most of those games already =D.

But I'll throw in my recommendation for a few not so obvious games. First one being Sins of a Solar Empire, this is an amazing Space 4X/RTS game that no fan of the genre should miss. Especially if you're into Star Wars or Star Trek this game has some great community based mods that you wont be able to set down.

I'd also say that the original Warhammer 40K Dawn of War + expansions is a must try for RTS fans. This isn't your typical resource gathering game either since your offensive army is the one who gathers resources by taking control points. A lot of factions & fun especially if you enjoy RTS games.

hitech0101 said:

Great deals just be sure not to waste the money on the wrong game just because they are cheap just read a few reviews & a few screenies/gameplayvideos then buy em if you like it.Just don't buy em in a hurry just because they are cheap.

aalsheh said:

man awesome prices, alas, me laptop can't run $hit Lol

ryan29121 said:

Pretty decent deals on that list. Some of the games are my favorite games of all time. TF2 and L4D2 are really good games.

jurrasstoil said:

really tempted to grab L4D 2.

Puiu Puiu said:

BioShock is the best deal! I'm buying it! This is why i love holidays.

sMILEY4ever said:

twiztidsef said:

Steam is excellent. Always liked it. Still puts pressure on the wallet but its alot better than being a 100% pirate.

I would recommend any source game. Valve like to throw quite a few updates and free DLCs at them.

I agree. These prices make me want to buy games and not download pirated versions.

Colonel Lance said:

I love how you get these amazing sales (some of which are on fairly recently released games) and in retail you're lucky if a game ever goes on sale or you get the occasional one on clearance.

Se7enVII said:

L4D2 and Bad Company 2 for 25$ is an awesome deal. Thanks for the tips!

danteoz said:

Some of the prices are really good, at least half off on most of the games is nice, but what I'm really looking foreward to is black friday and cyber monday, Steam for sure is gonna have some sweet deals

k4now said:

Wow, many great games for a such nice price! That's awesome!

For the ones willing to buy some of those, I really recommend Amnesia. Really creepy game. One of the best horror games I've ever played!

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

i went ahead and got bioshock off this but need more money to finish all te games i wanted

omega00 said:

Wow! Very low prices for many good, quality titles. This almost makes me want to start playing games excessively again.

Eddo22 said:

After purchasing Stalker: Call of Pripyate on steam and finding out you can't mod it.. I'm very wary about what games I buy on there. Valve games are cool of course.

arod916 said:

Keep giving pc users deals like this and it will result in less piracy. Thanks steam!

Zecias said:

$5 for bioshock.. just wow, if u don't have it already get it now. i wish they put bioshock 2 on sale =/

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