Steam Winter Sale is almost over! What have you all been buying?

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#1 Posted by samusownsyou123 (90 posts) -

So the sale is almost at it's end (it end's on the 5th), and I know I have bought at least 15 games or sofor about 30$, and they are all fantastic. What has everyone been buying?

#2 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

Just three for me this year -- Hearthfire and Dawnguard for Skyrim, and FTL: Faster Than Light.

I've tried not to buy much at all this year. I still have games from the last two xmas sales that I haven't played yet.

#3 Posted by KABCOOL (1144 posts) -

All I got is the Witcher 2. There were a couple others I wanted such as Far Cry 3, CS:GO, Rage, but I never got around to getting them. I have too many other games to play.

#4 Posted by biggest_loser (24038 posts) -
I bought some old games I have on discs again so that I don't have to worry about losing them or anything. I purchased Thief Gold and the Max Payne bundle. They were very cheap so it was okay. Just a few dollars each. Nutcrackr is playing Thief Gold at the moment and enjoying it - its giving me the urge to try Thief again lol.
#5 Posted by General_X (9028 posts) -
Deus Ex HR + Missing Link The Walking Dead The Witcher 2 Orcs Must Die 2 Batman Arkham City Darksiders 2 Bundle
#6 Posted by Sleepyz (3776 posts) -

Not much for me this shot. I bought Borderlands 2 ($30) only because my friend bought it. And i bought all but 1 of the dlc's for Tropico 4 (80% off).

#7 Posted by Collecian (263 posts) -

I bought Anno 2070 + DLC (great game!), War for Cybertron, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, 3d Mark Vantage, and DLC for Total War Shogun 2. I have the physical version of Company of Heroes and Crysis but bought them again since they were so cheap.

#8 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

Only thing I bought from Steam was The Walking Dead, everything else I got from Amazon.

#9 Posted by CUDGEdave (2590 posts) -

Thought it was crap to be honest.

#10 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

Thought it was crap to be honest.

CUDGEdave

This year's sale sucked. Everybody knows it

#11 Posted by Tokeism (2327 posts) -
The Walking Dead Spec Ops: The Line FTL: Faster Then Light
#12 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

The witcher 2, Mass effect 2, Alan Wake, Heartfire ( these 2 were gifted <3).

Now i want 75% on Batman franchise and Lego. Maybe i grab chilvary or Natural selection too.

#13 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Not from steam but i picked up the Secert World from Amazon

#14 Posted by Bristar (495 posts) -

I was going to buy Borderlands 2 when it was on sale, but glad I waited...got it $9 cheaper on GMG. Also got better deals on Amazon, ended up with nothing from Steam, very dissapointed in this years sale from them.

#15 Posted by dommeus (9242 posts) -

Thought it was crap to be honest.

CUDGEdave
#16 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
  • Syndicate
  • Star Wars KOTOR II
  • L.A. Noire
  • FEAR 3
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • Payday The Heist
  • Fallout New Vegas (extra copy retail)
  • The Darkness II
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Bioshock (steam version, extra copy)
  • Bioshock 2 (steam version, extra copy)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
  • Empire Total War Collection
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
  • Dota 2 (was gifted) :)
Not all were from Steam. Some were from Amazon.com. I'd say Amazon.com and Gamefly.com were the best go-to digital services this winter sale.
#17 Posted by -wildflower- (2857 posts) -

I bought more from Amazon and other various services than I did from the Steam sale this year. The competition simply had better much deals.

#18 Posted by Esoteric (720 posts) -

FTL (Faster Than Light) : $5

Dark Souls : $15

Bioshock 1 & 2: $5

#19 Posted by flipin_jackass (9726 posts) -

Steam:

  • Mark of the Ninja (gifted from Masterx1220)

Amazon:

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited, 2 copies for my cousins ($7.49 each)
  • Spec Ops: The Line ($2.49 with $5 discount)

Came with my video card from Newegg:

  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Far Cry 3

Games I kinda wanted to get but didn't:

  • Max Payne 3 (from Amazon, $10 after discount)
  • M&B Collection (Steam, $8.75?)
  • Sleeping Dogs (GMG, about $11 with coupon)
  • Batman: AC GOTY ($5 from some place, can't remember where)

My HDD has 40GB left, so there was no point of getting new games until I get a new one. I'll take the risk that the ones I wanted will be even cheaper during the summer sales. Of course, sales aren't over yet... I might still cave.

Then there's a few like Borderlands 2 and Skyrim that I do want, but didn't go down low enough for me to consider buying.

#20 Posted by Basinboy (11071 posts) -

Torchlight 2, Dishonored, and Darksiders 2+DLC (technically that last was off Amazon)

#21 Posted by tanerb (930 posts) -

Steam : Testament of Sherlock Holmes , Doom 3, Might and Magic Heroes 6

Amazon : Dark Souls

Gamersgate : Fallen Enchantress (8 bucks !!!) , Mortal Kombat Arcade Pack

Gamefly : Xcom

GMG : King's Bounty, Warriors of the North

#22 Posted by MythPro1 (2746 posts) -
Haven't bought anything yet from Steam. Amazon and GMG generally have better prices. :(
#23 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5537 posts) -

Steam: Legend of Fae for $2.50 as a gift.

Gamersgate: Gray Matter w/ blue coins and The Last Remnant for $4.

Amazon: Darksiders 2 bundle for $13ish.

I'm working on clearing out my backlog so I tried not to go completely overboard on games.

#24 Posted by with_teeth26 (6078 posts) -

I didn't buy much from steam like other people.

Anyways, here is the complete list of what I picked up:

Hitman Absolution for $20 from Amazon

Natural Selection 2 for $10 from Steam

Anno 2070 for $20 from Steam

Borderlands 2 Season Pass for 10.50 from Green Man Gaming

Binary Domain for ~$4 from GMG

BF3: Aftermath for $10 from GMG

I think thats everything

#25 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
So far I haven't bought anything.
#26 Posted by ForsakenWicked (3731 posts) -

This is what I've bought from Steam. I also got other games from other DD sites.

  • Borderlands 2
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • The Binding of Isaac: The Wrath of the Lamb
  • Closure
  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Darksiders Franchise Pack
  • Lone Survivor
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • Serious Sam 3 Digital Deluxe Upgrade
  • Serious Sam 3 Jewell of the Nile
  • Torchlight 2
  • The Witcher 2

I have only bought games from daily deals. I missed out on the Dear Esther and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams daily deals. I'd also like to see a daily deal for Revenger of the Titans.

#27 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

This is what I've bought from Steam. I also got other games from other DD sites.

  • Borderlands 2
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • The Binding of Isaac: The Wrath of the Lamb
  • Closure
  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Darksiders Franchise Pack
  • Lone Survivor
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • Serious Sam 3 Digital Deluxe Upgrade
  • Serious Sam 3 Jewell of the Nile
  • Torchlight 2
  • The Witcher 2

I have only bought games from daily deals. I missed out on the Dear Esther and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams daily deals. I'd also like to see a daily deal for Revenger of the Titans.

ForsakenWicked
To some, it might look like you spent a lot of $$$, but in actuality, you saved a ton of money. Nice haul. I'm jelly because you got Borderlands 2. I'm still debating it only because i know that it would consume all of my time and I have too many games. xD
#28 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

steam

anno 2070= LOVEING IT played about 30 hours in. I was really depating it dor $20 but i caved in because i don't think it be any cheaper... Anyways glad i did.

tropical 4= havn't started been addicted to 2070

just cause 2= played a hour pretty cool game just got it yesterday night though

green man. i got skydrift for $0. 75 cents lol (75% off + 35% code+ $3ish dollars in credit due to free games that gmg gave away and offer trade in lol)

amazon

walking dead = 7.50 (50% off + $5 dollar gift card from bing)

spec ops the line= 2.49... ($8 on sale + $5 edioter choice coupon)

total $43 retail $135 saving=$87ish


highly recommend anno 2070 to everyone. game is great complex and lots of content.

#29 Posted by ForsakenWicked (3731 posts) -
[QUOTE="ForsakenWicked"]

This is what I've bought from Steam. I also got other games from other DD sites.

  • Borderlands 2
  • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  • The Binding of Isaac: The Wrath of the Lamb
  • Closure
  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Darksiders Franchise Pack
  • Lone Survivor
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • Serious Sam 3 Digital Deluxe Upgrade
  • Serious Sam 3 Jewell of the Nile
  • Torchlight 2
  • The Witcher 2

I have only bought games from daily deals. I missed out on the Dear Esther and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams daily deals. I'd also like to see a daily deal for Revenger of the Titans.

Elann2008
To some, it might look like you spent a lot of $$$, but in actuality, you saved a ton of money. Nice haul. I'm jelly because you got Borderlands 2. I'm still debating it only because i know that it would consume all of my time and I have too many games. xD

Yeah, having Borderlands 2 is very time consuming. I'm spending most of my leisure time playing it. It's my personal GOTY (although I haven't played FC3).
#30 Posted by Deadpool-n (467 posts) -

Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Farcry 3.

#31 Posted by Wolfetan (7522 posts) -

I loved this years sale.. Maybe because I have low expectations since this my 2nd winter sale anyways, I got

  • Cave Story +(Gifted:))
  • Counter Strike: Global Offense
  • Dues Ex: Human Revolution
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Witcher

Wow, that is quite a bit more then I thought I had bought..

#32 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

I loved this years sale.. Maybe because I have low expectations since this my 2nd winter sale anyways, I got

  • Cave Story +(Gifted:))
  • Counter Strike: Global Offense
  • Dues Ex: Human Revolution
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Witcher

Wow, that is quite a bit more then I thought I had bought..

Wolfetan
That's over 200 hours of gameplay lol. Nice!
#33 Posted by BPoole96 (22785 posts) -

Here is my haul (some were bought a week or so before the Steam Sale began)

  • THQ Humble Bundle x3- $30
  • Darksiders Franchise- $13
  • Spec Ops: The Line- $6
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams- $5
  • Max Payne 1&2- $4
  • Dishonored- $22
  • Far Cry 3- $12.50
  • Far Cry 1- $2.50
  • Humble Bundle 7- $15
  • Awesomenauts- $3
  • Hitman: Absolution- $20
  • Mark of the Ninja- $7.50
  • Guild Wars 2- $34
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - $5
  • Crysis 1 and Warhead - $7.50 (Already own the retail copy but wanted them digital)
  • Sleeping Dogs- $16
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited- $7.50
  • Sine Mora- $4

Extra copies of games I already own

  • Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Homefront
  • Darksiders
  • Hotline Miami x2
  • BioShock x2
  • BioShock 2 x2
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Borderlands GOTY
#34 Posted by Sta1k4r (157 posts) -

Just Endless Space, which is definitely underrated, from Steam.

I'd definitely call Steam a victim of it's own success. People on Steam (myself included) have been spoiled for sales, and I guess we know when to hold out.

I.e- If it's not 75% off yet, it can wait.

#35 Posted by catfishmoon23 (5197 posts) -

Hitman Collection, Far Cry 3, Half-Life Collection, Sherlock Holmes Collection, Legend of Grimrock, and Ys Origin.

#36 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
Don't mean to hijack the thread. If you're new to the Hitman franchise or just haven't played Hitman: Blood Money, it's $2.50 on GamersGate. That's a sack of lunch in the 90's.
#37 Posted by Wolfetan (7522 posts) -
[QUOTE="Wolfetan"]

I loved this years sale.. Maybe because I have low expectations since this my 2nd winter sale anyways, I got

  • Cave Story +(Gifted:))
  • Counter Strike: Global Offense
  • Dues Ex: Human Revolution
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Witcher

Wow, that is quite a bit more then I thought I had bought..

Elann2008
That's over 200 hours of gameplay lol. Nice!

Oh.. God.. Anyways, since you mentioned Hitman down in the thread. Do you like Absolution?
#38 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="Wolfetan"]

I loved this years sale.. Maybe because I have low expectations since this my 2nd winter sale anyways, I got

  • Cave Story +(Gifted:))
  • Counter Strike: Global Offense
  • Dues Ex: Human Revolution
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Witcher

Wow, that is quite a bit more then I thought I had bought..

Wolfetan

That's over 200 hours of gameplay lol. Nice!

Oh.. God.. Anyways, since you mentioned Hitman down in the thread. Do you like Absolution?

It strays far away from Hitman: Blood Money. Go in, expecting Hitman combined with Splinter Cell: Conviction. You still get to play how you want, whether it be full-stealth, stealth-light shooting, or guns blazing. H:A is limited to its level designed, so to as giving the player less imaginative choices.

Despite its flaws, it's still a fun game. The gunplay is satisfying. I love how the guns feel, the impact they make on enemies, and their reactions and animations are awesome. Good performance as long as you know your computer's limit but max settings are achieveable on a great gaming PC. The graphics look nice.

I would recommend it. It's $20 on Amazon.com. :D That's a steal.

#39 Posted by couly (5811 posts) -
I decided to give The Walking Dead a try seen as it was only 15 euro, and holy crap, what a story, loving it.
#40 Posted by BattleSpectre (5966 posts) -

Enough games to keep me busy for a long.. long... long time.

Did i mention long? No didn't think so...

#41 Posted by pspitus (2396 posts) -

Man, I absolutely LOOOVE these steam game sales :D

Let's see... I picked up... wow actually I picked up quite a few strange titles :P

World of Goo

Machinarium

LIMBO

The Binding of Isaac

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Half Minute Hero

It's going to be fun creating Let's Play videos on these :D

#42 Posted by themagicbum9720 (6505 posts) -
nothing, just some sims 3 dlc i didn't have.
#43 Posted by Lach0121 (9807 posts) -

Got Mark of the Ninja, Hitman Absolution, and Ghostbusters video game (amazon)

I am hoping Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition goes on another flash or daily sale either today or tomorrow. I want to get that for my sister's boyfriend. He bought me Hitman Absolution, so I want to get him something good too. To go along with Batman AA I got him earlier.

#44 Posted by 3aNkabot (620 posts) -
Got these . Dues Ex HR. Divinity bundle . X3 bundle. Ace of spades. ARMA 2. Black ops II (retail) Universe sandbox. Dear Esther. Chivalry. Dead Island. The Last Remnant. Saints Row 3 . Reccettear : item shop tale. The secret of monkey island. Dawn of war collection. Spent 30 us dollars : ) , rest of the games gifted / traded.
#45 Posted by hyperjj3000 (973 posts) -
The steam sale was not so great this year but i did get a few games. Age of empires 3 complete Civilization v Rage Crysis I bought around 20 games last year so im a bit disappointed with this sale.
#46 Posted by Bladebri (239 posts) -

Amazon:

  • Dark Souls
  • LotR: War in the North
  • Spec Ops / Bioshock 1 and 2 bundle
  • Mass Effect Trilogy (Had 2 and 3 on PS3 but fully converting over )

Steam:

  • Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition (One of my favorite games this gen)
  • The Walking Dead

GOG:

  • Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition
  • RCT Deluxe (My whole childhood goes into this game!)

Not much else I'm looking to buy now. Should be more then good for a long time with this haul and my backlog!

#47 Posted by Amster_G (4289 posts) -

Sweet! A second, identical thread right above the existing one! :D

So far I've purchased Saints Row: The Third, which I've already forgotten about, Hitman Absolution and Far Cry 3.

I am absolutely hooked to Far Cry 3.

#48 Posted by Chris_53 (5110 posts) -

Only thing I bought was the Tomb Raider collection when it was 75% off. £10 for all the games is a steal

EDIT: I did get Civ5 Gods and Kings and Dawnguard (Skyrim DLC) but I think i got those during the last sale, I cant remember lol

But im really chuffed with the Tomb Raider collection, I only tried Tomb Raider 1, 2 and Chronicles so far, but they all work great :)

#49 Posted by slabber44 (978 posts) -
My haul was pathetic this year do to being laid off from work. I did manage to spend a whopping $9 dollars (haha)! Ended up getting the original Farcry, DLC for Binding of Issac. Cognition for $5 on Gamersgate. Wanted to get Hotline Miami but my bills have to be paid. Better luck hopefully this summer.
#50 Posted by PTMags (783 posts) -

Only thing I purchased from Steam proper was Chivalry. Picked up Dishonored and Xcom from GMG and Dark Souls and the Desert to Sea bundle from Amazon. I would have bought more, if not for the fact that i'm between jobs atm so I really have to limit my frivolous purchases and most of the above came from Holiday money.