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 in the 2016 Winter Sale – we've sifted through the rest to find only the best deals on PC games this Christmas.
As expected, 2016 featured four Steam sales. The Steam Summer Sale, Halloween Sale, and Autumn Sale (aka Black Friday Sale) were all earlier in the year, and now the Steam Winter Sale (or Christmas Sale) is here.
This is where you'll find all the latest details for the next Steam Sale, plus the best Steam Winter Sale deals.
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Best Steam Winter Sale Deals 2016
The Steam Winter Sale is now live! Here are the very best deals to be found on the digital storefront.
- Deus Ex Mankind Divided - £13.19
- Grand Theft Auto V - £19.99
- DOOM - £13.19
- The Division - £19.99
- Cities Skylines - £5.74
- PAYDAY 2 - £3.74
- Darkest Dungeon - £9.49
- Hyper Light Drifter - £8.99
- Rocket League - £8.99
- Resident Evil 4 - £5.24
- Dishonored 2 - £26.79
- Stardew Valley - £7.36
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition - £20.99
- Civilization V: Complete Edition - £8.06
- Fallout 4 - £13.19
- Street Fighter V - £14.84
- Dark Souls 3 - £19.99
- The Witness - £14.99
- HITMAN - £5.49
- XCOM 2 - £17.49
When is the Steam Winter Sale 2016 on?
As we expected, it's on right now.
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When is the Steam Summer Sale 2017?
The Steam Summer Sale is usually the biggest Steam Sale, and in 2016, it kicked-off on June 23 and ran until July 4. PayPal UK tweeted the details in advance, though Valve itself didn't announce the sale.
In 2017, similar timing seems like a good bet, so keep an eye on the Steam Store from June 2017 onwards.
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