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When is the next Steam Sale? Summer Sale 2016 times and dates


Best Steam Deals

Taking place at regular intervals throughout the year, Steam sales offer some of the year's best gaming deals, but they're often announced at fairly short notice. Want to get ahead of the pack? Here's all you need to know about bagging a bargain – and our pick of the very best Summer Sale deals.

We're expecting 2016 to feature four Steam sales. The Steam Summer Sale, which is live right now, is the biggie. But there should also be sales to roughly coincide with Christmas, Halloween, and autumn in general.

This is where you'll find all the latest details for the next Steam Sale, plus regular updates on the best Summer Sale deals.

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When is the Steam Summer Sale?

The Steam Summer Sale kicked off off on June 23, 2016 at 5:45pm UK time (9:45am PDT), though Valve didn't announce it in advance.

How did we know it was coming? Because PayPal UK tweeted the details, which pretty much meant it was confirmed.

So how long do you have to max out your credit card? The Summer Sale runs until 6:00pm BST (10am Pacific time) on July 4.

That's more than a week's worth of bargain hunting, but with so many deals on offer, it can be hard to separate the best from the rest. Which is why you should bookmark this page and check back regularly for all the latest and greatest discounts.


What games do you hope to buy during the Steam Summer Sale? What are the best deals you've spotted? Let us know in the comments below.


June 20, 2016, 11:02 pm

Will Grim Dawn and Titan Quest Gold be on sale?

Ian Gillis

June 21, 2016, 3:57 am

gog had them on sale already :P


June 21, 2016, 8:15 am

Do people wait for sales any more other than for newer titles?

I now have 709 games on Steam, most of them through bundles and even the purchasing of those has slowed dramatically being as the offers are replicated so many times.

Looking at you Deep Silver.

I do buy the odd bundle now, but with all of those titles to work through buying anything in the Steam sale is out other than participating in the actual community event.


June 21, 2016, 10:05 am

Will be looking for some bargain DLC for TS2016 and Euro Truck Sim 2. I don't wait for sales if there's something I'm keen on any time, but i find it's always worth looking for those extras you might not otherwise bother with.


June 21, 2016, 5:50 pm

I'm going to be going for the Saints Row Franchise pack and Borderlands 2 DLC if it's on sale


June 21, 2016, 6:17 pm

Pretty sure last year it was PayPal too who leaked the sale. Valve don't care?

Brock Lesnar

June 22, 2016, 4:40 am

Fallout 4 here I come.


June 22, 2016, 6:39 am

the division please!


June 22, 2016, 1:38 pm

I hope Grim Dawn is.


June 22, 2016, 3:50 pm

Hi, is GOG like Steam where you have to have a client installed and have to be logged into the client like Steam does or can you download the game from GOG and install and play?

Christopher Prats

June 22, 2016, 4:11 pm

GOG gives you a product key which is used on the game's respective DRM. For GTA, you have to use social club. For EA games you have to use Origin. For Ubisoft, you have to use Uplay. Many GOG games use steam. They only give you the product key and you have to add it to the client the game uses.


June 22, 2016, 5:07 pm

Thank you!

mody noor

June 22, 2016, 10:47 pm

The witcher 3 i hope


June 23, 2016, 4:46 am

The Secret World please


June 23, 2016, 12:44 pm

Second this, Along with portals/portals 2 and bioshock infinite for games i have never played but should have

Kacper Arr

June 23, 2016, 2:56 pm

I think you confused GOG with GMG. All games on gog are drm-free. You buy the game, it's added to your library and you can dowload the install files of the game and install it whenever and wherever. They also have a steam-like client which is purely optional to use.

Kacper Arr

June 23, 2016, 3:03 pm

All games sold on GOG are drm-free. When you buy a game you can dowload and install it without using a client and you don't have to be online to play it.


June 23, 2016, 4:21 pm

Uh, no.


June 23, 2016, 4:49 pm

its not 5:45


June 23, 2016, 4:56 pm

Nor is it 5:56.

Come on Steam, my wallet's far too full!


June 23, 2016, 4:57 pm

Ahh there it is!

Ian Gillis

June 29, 2016, 5:10 pm

Nope. It's completely optional client which tracks time played and acheivs. All DRM free

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