By – Thomas Faust


Boo!  Surprising to absolutely nobody, a few hefty discounts on PC games just appeared on Steam.  A few, you know – just 465 of them.  We picked some favorites at particularly deep discounts to tide you over until the inevitable Christmas sale hits our wallets.


Betrayer: 75% off – $4.99 / £3.74 / 4,99€

Earlier this year, I called Betrayer “a fine ghost story” that had pacing issues, but was dripping with atmosphere.  I wasn’t completely won over, but in hindsight it’s quite remarkable how much the whole experience stayed with me.  For this price the game is most definitely worth getting.  In addition, Betrayer is currently part of the Humble Weekly Bundle ($4.99 BTA) which offers up other games as well.


System Shock 2: 75% off – $2.49 / £1.74 / 2,39€

L-l-look at you, hacker.  Despite its age, System Shock 2 is still the finest horror game set in space.  Running through Shodan’s corridors just never gets old. If you haven’t played the game, now’s the time.  Visit PC Gaming Wiki for some tips on how to get the most out of the game.


Sir, You Are being Hunted: 80% off – $3.99 / £2.99 / 3,99€

This one’s been on my wishlist for quite a while and I heard many good things.  It’s a procedurally generated, darkly humorous first person survival game.  You’re being hunted by robots. But it’s even worse!  What’s worse than robots, you ask? English robots, sipping tea, wearing tweed, and looking all smug.  Truly terrifying prospect, that. Time to revel in that relentless Britishness!


Super House of Dead Ninjas: 80% off – $1.39 / £0.99 / 1,39€

SHoDN is a twitchy action platformer that should appeal to the Meat Boy crowd.  A generous dose of unlockables and a generous difficulty curve makes it less frustrating than other games in the genre.  It’s a great pick up and play experience in between darker, spookier stuff.


Legacy of Kain Collection: 80% off – $3.99 / £2.99 / 3,99€

This bundle includes the series’ four main games and a DLC pack for the recently released F2P multiplayer vampire ’em up Nosgoth.  That’s a lot of epic third-person action platforming fun and some apparently rather mediocre multiplayer murdertime. I ‘m not exactly sure how well these games have aged, but they’ve been lauded for the brilliant story, and good tales never get old.


Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines: 75% off – $4.99 / £3.74 / 4,99€

Troika Games’ swan song is a flawed, overambitious gem, sporting the atmospheric World of Darkness license.  Despite being a decade old now, it’s still very much worth playing.  As one of the first Source Engine games, it has a ton of issues, but thankfully some very dedicated fans have been modding the game and even expanding it way beyond its initial scope. So don’t forget to head over to PC Gaming Wiki and grab everything you need to improve your Bloodlines experience.

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