Steam Halloween Sale 2019 Last Day: Don't Miss These Great Deals On Horror Games And More
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Just a week ago, Steam's upcoming sale dates were leaked (as is now tradition), and the first of the bunch has proven to be correct: Steam's 2019 Halloween sale kicked off on October 28 and is live now until November 1. While Steam's Halloween sales are never as large as the winter and summer sales (and even those aren't the major events they used to be), it's still an excellent time to snag some great horror games at a nice price. Plus, quite a few games that don't fall neatly into the horror genre are lumped into this Halloween sale as well.
The sale includes some of this year's biggest horror releases, including Capcom's acclaimed remake of Resident Evil 2 (50% off) and the new game from the team behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (33% off). You'll also find classics like Alan Wake (73% off), from the team behind this year's Control; Dead Space 2 (75% off); and Amnesia: The Dark Descent (85% off). For those who enjoy VR horror games, there's a nice selection as well, including Five Nights at Freddy's VR (30% off). And plenty of non-spooky games are on sale as well, including the critically acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Definitive Edition) (40% off) and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (70% off).
Quite a few Halloween events are going on, so even if you don't have much cash to spend right now, there may be new content to check out in some of the games you already own. Some of the current Halloween updates include Left 4 Dead 2 weapons in Dying Light, the Stranger Things DLC in Dead by Daylight, Halloween items in Terraria, and more.
As usual, there are countless game deals to sift through in this sale, so to make your job easier--and maybe help you discover some gems that may have flown under your radar--we've rounded up some of our favorite games on sale in Steam's latest storewide event. From newer releases to genre classics (and a few games that aren't horror at all), here are some of the best game deals you'll find in the 2019 Steam Halloween sale. Plus, check out more of the best horror games to play on the spookiest night of the year.
If you're saving your money for the two larger Steam sales left in 2019, you can put these tentative dates on your calendar (please note that these dates are rumored, not confirmed by Steam). According to leaked information on Twitter, the 2019 Autumn sale will run November 26 through December 3, and the Winter Sale will run December 19 through January 2.
Resident Evil 2
$30 (50% off)
In GameSpot's Resident Evil 2 review, the game earned a 9/10. "With the remake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom shows respect for the original while also going to great lengths to give the macabre atmosphere and tense gameplay a noticeable upgrade. In doing so, this revamp of the classic survival horror game shows that the series can still offer a terrifying experience like no other," wrote Alessandro Fillari.
$4.49 (85% off)
In GameSpot's Soma review, the game earned a 9/10. "While Soma may have been dubbed a spiritual successor to the terrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent, it would be reductive to simply call it a 'science-fiction Amnesia'. For all its foreboding dread and ghastly creatures that go bump in the night, Soma is driven more by an enigmatic narrative than any chilling moments of bloodcurdling terror," wrote Richard Wakeling. "It’s a sophisticated and thoughtful game, with some grand, exciting, and frankly strange ideas."
The Evil Within 2
$19.79 (67% off)
In GameSpot's The Evil Within 2 review, the game earned an 8/10. "There's a clear respect for the horror genre in The Evil Within 2, with a number of references to classic films and games. The game channels that style and tone into combat that feels brutal and raw, stealth that has an air of suspense, and unsettling confrontations with dangerous, otherworldly creatures," wrote Alessandro Fillari. "The Evil Within 2 doubles down on the core of what makes survival horror games great: the focus on disempowerment and obstacles, and the ensuing satisfaction that comes with surviving a harrowing assault."
$4.04 (73% off)
In GameSpot's Alan Wake review, the game earned an 8.5/10. "The world of Alan Wake is one of fear and tension--a place where it's perfectly acceptable to be afraid of the dark, because if you're not, you'll be enveloped by the evil forces that dwell just beyond your field of vision. The foreboding atmosphere that permeates every inch of this wilderness never lets you forget the dangers that await the unprepared, but the feeling of dread that defines the early portions dissipates as you get deeper into this moody adventure," wrote Tom McShea.
$5 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Little Nightmares review, the game earned an 8/10. "It's likely you'll finish Little Nightmares in one or two sittings; its brief length may diminish the spark of its highs, making you wish there was more to prolong the time it takes to overcome its tense set pieces," wrote Matt Espineli. "But regardless of how you view the time you spend with the game, its strange and distorted world is enough to pull you back in for a second playthrough. The journey to reach its provocative conclusion is filled with unnerving questions and imagery that take hold of your morbid curiosities and pull you deep into introspection."
$12 (40% off)
In GameSpot's The Forest review, the game earned an 8/10. "The broad premise of The Forest is far from unique. A plane crash lands on a seemingly deserted island, and you, a lone survivor, have to figure out a way to survive," wrote Alessandro Barbosa. "It doesn't take long, however, until blood-curdling screeches fill the night and glowing eyes appear in the distance. Once it sets in that your new home isn't as empty as it first appeared, The Forest evolves into a uniquely harrowing adventure that you won't soon forget."
Dead Space 2
$5 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Dead Space 2 review, the game earned an 8.5/10. "Blasting the limbs off of hideous necromorphs remains tremendously satisfying, and although the pacing lags a bit during the game's middle portions, this second outing packs more than enough scares and surprises to make stepping back into Isaac Clarke's suit extremely worthwhile," wrote Carolyn Petit. "As long as you've got the stomach for it, Dead Space 2 is one sci-fi horror thrill ride you definitely want to take."
$6 (60% off)
In GameSpot's Darkwood review, the game earned a 9/10. "I couldn’t pull myself away from Darkwood, no matter how much its uncanny world made me audibly squeal," wrote Cian Maher. "Rather than relying on jump scares--although they are present, to a minor degree--Darkwood psychologically unhinges you. You’re consistently lured into a false sense of security as you hole up in an ironclad hideaway before night falls, or when seemingly benevolent NPCs beguile you with promises of collaboration against the hordes of darkness. It’s horror by subversion, because it’s only when you’re safest that you let your guard down--and it’s only when you take that singular breath of respite that you concede to utter susceptibility."
$5.24 (85% off)
In GameSpot's Amnesia: The Dark Descent review, the game earned an 8.5/10. "Latter-day sequels to Alone in the Dark have nothing on Amnesia: The Dark Descent," wrote Brett Todd. "The game oozes Lovecraftian menace as it strands its protagonist alone in the insanity-inducing darkness of a haunted ruin where spooks lurk around every other corner. In some ways, the game is actually superior to its legendary inspiration, with no cheesy action sequences separating you from the ghoulies and ghosties that want to either eat you or drive you round the bend."
This bundle also includes the sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
$7.49 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Observer review, the game earned a 9/10. "Set in the year 2084, Observer tells the story of Daniel Lazarski (played by Blade Runner's Rutger Hauer), a detective who works the despair-ridden streets of Krakow under the direction of the leading corporation of the Fifth Polish Republic, Chiron. The world at large has gone to ruin. A digital plague killed thousands of augmented people and a colossal war wiped out any previous global superpowers," wrote David Rayfield. "Thanks to this all-consuming conflict, Chiron rose from the ashes and became the leading authority and manufacturer of basically everything. Lazarski takes jobs from his contact at Chiron and using his body tech, is able to violently jack into the minds and memories of people (alive or dead) to track clues and solve crimes. Hence his official job title: Observer."
A Plague Tale: Innocence
$27 (40% off)
In GameSpot's A Plague Tale: Innocence review, the game earned an 8/10. "Powerfully ghoulish depictions of the plague and rats aside, Innocence is ultimately an emotive story of resilience against harrowing odds," wrote Khee Hoon Chan. "The game’s title is an obvious nod towards the loss of innocence the endearing young cast faces throughout their journey. But more than that, it also speaks of the depths of human depravity and the agonizing cost of survival in the midst of war."
$2.49 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Stories Untold review, the game earned a 7/10. "Stories Untold’s first three episodes are very effective as retro horror vignettes, though, and the fourth can’t undo that," wrote James O’Connor. "This is a unique package with a strong sense of identity, one that finds a new, exciting way to weaponize nostalgia. Just know that you might not look at the old Spectrum or Commodore 64 you’ve got packed away in the attic quite the same way again after playing."
$10.61 (82% off)
In GameSpot's Outlast review, the game earned an 7/10. "Outlast reminds us that we don't necessarily need ghouls and spooks for a good fright; the real world does well enough on its own," wrote Leif Johnson. "Indeed, Red Barrels' new nail-biter may borrow liberally from 2011's acclaimed survival horror adventure Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but it distinguishes itself by tossing aside Lovecraftian dread in favor of the comparatively mundane happenings at a mental institution nestled near Colorado's Mount Massive Wilderness area."
Outlast Trinity includes Outlast, the Whistleblower DLC, and Outlast 2.
$2.29 (77% off)
In GameSpot's Limbo review, the game earned a 9/10. "Limbo poses the questions of death versus life and reality versus dream, but it doesn't answer them. It's the questions that are important here, and you're left to contemplate the meaning of this world for yourself," wrote Tom McShea. "Although this is a game without clear-cut answers, the lack of concrete explanations doesn't detract one bit from the overall experience. This is a delicately crafted adventure whose elements tie seamlessly together. The fact that you can finish the entire game in just a few hours is disappointing only because it's so difficult to pull yourself away once you've been sucked in. Limbo is a superb adventure from beginning to end."
Costume Quest Bundle
$5 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Costume Quest review, the game earned a 7/10. "For all the things it lacks, writing Costume Quest off as nothing more than a simple RPG does it a great disservice," wrote Giancarlo Varanini. "The game reimagines the familiar festivities of Halloween night, creating a clever and engrossing foundation upon which all the other facets of the game are built. It's the nostalgic glee that drives you to go on an adventure through three separate locations and knock on every last door. It's the excitement of assembling a new costume and seeing what it can do and how an imagination can transform it. It's the realization that the battle system offers more depth than it seems, thanks to the different costume abilities. All told, it's a game that offers more than the sum of its parts."
The Costume Quest bundle includes both Costume Quest and Costume Quest 2.
$17 (66% off)
In GameSpot's Vampyr review, the game earned a 7/10. "Vampyr may seem an unlikely game from the studio that made the narrative-focused Life Is Strange, but being an action-RPG doesn't preclude it from being a great vehicle for storytelling," wrote Justin Clark. "It's set in a harsh city in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, and much of the game involves potentially becoming the savior the world so desperately needs. If anything, Vampyr feels like the spiritual successor to the beloved cult hit Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, but with much of that game's vampire politics replaced by heartfelt interpersonal drama. It's a story strengthened through the power of choice, with the fate of thousands resting on your ability to sacrifice your needs for the greater good."
$15 (25% off)
In GameSpot's Darq review, the game earned a 7/10. "Sleep is meant to be a rejuvenating and relaxing part of your daily routine, but in Darq, it’s a gauntlet of danger that repeats night after night," wrote Alessandro Barbosa. "Taking place in the lucid dreams of its main character, Lloyd, Darq is eerie and unsettling, its contorted world home to shocking figures of pure body horror. But it’s also a world held together by some intriguing puzzles, each of which delicately builds upon another to provide satisfying solutions to uncover."
Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition
$4.24 (75% off)
In GameSpot's Among the Sleep review, the game earned a 7/10. "The fact that you play as a toddler is Among the Sleep's most unusual characteristic, and also one of its best," wrote Carolyn Petit. "This isn't just a first-person game in which the camera is lower to the ground than it would be if you were playing as an adult. When you walk, your steps feel unsteady; you can get around more quickly by crawling, but walking has its advantages. On foot, you can drag objects around, and you can open drawers, which you often need to clamber up onto in order to reach doorknobs or get to higher areas. By making you interact with the world in this teetering way from this perspective, Among the Sleep makes the fact that you play as a toddler not just a narrative conceit, but an integral part of your experience."
Monster Hunter World
$30 (50% off)
In GameSpot's Monster Hunter World review, the game earned an 8/10. "Ever since the title was first announced, it was clear that Capcom was gunning for something grander than Monster Hunter Generations. It has succeeded, and this is likely the biggest and best that the franchise has ever been," wrote Ginny Woo. "It's not just the comparative depth of the narrative; it also boasts almost seamless integration between combat systems that were previously incomprehensible for amateurs. The Monster Hunter formula has definitely honed its claws, and all the above factors play their part in making Monster Hunter World a meaningful evolution for the series at large."
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
$27 (40% off)
In GameSpot's Divinity: Original Sin 2 review, the game earned a 10/10. "From lonely farmhouses through pitched battles with gods in far-flung dimensions, Divinity: Original Sin II is one of the most captivating role-playing games ever made in both its original and Definitive incarnations, with the latter proving that even the most complicated role-players can be ported successfully to gamepad-limited consoles," wrote Brett Todd. "This immaculately conceived and emotion-wrought fantasy world, topped by brilliant tactical combat, make it one of the finest games of recent years, and it remains an instant classic in the pantheon of RPG greats."
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
$12 (70% off)
In GameSpot's The Witcher 3 review, the game earned a 10/10. "In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the sacred is always at war with the profane, and beauty is always at war with blood. The series has always contrasted its world's physical glamor with its intrinsic violence, but never has that contrast been this uneasy, this convulsive. That The Witcher 3 depicts the immediate brutality of battle in great detail is not a surprise; many games fill the screen with decapitated heads and gory entrails. It's the way this incredible adventure portrays the personal tragedies and underhanded opportunities that such battles provide that makes it so extraordinary," wrote Kevin VanOrd.
XCOM 2 Collection
$30.16 (77% off)
In GameSpot's XCOM 2 review, the game earned a 9/10. "Time keeps ticking in XCOM 2, and the best we can do is make the right choices when we have the chance. XCOM 2 imparts the weight of those decisions, and that's what makes it extraordinary," wrote Mike Mahardy. "It's mathematical, emotional, and thoughtful all at once. It's exhilarating, even in the face of failure. It's compelling, even though we often lose. Victory is the goal, but that's just an afterthought here--it's the complex journey that counts."
The XCOM 2 Collection includes XCOM 2, the War of the Chosen expansion, and four DLC packs.
$7.49 (50% off)
In GameSpot's Hollow Knight review, the game earned a 9/10. "Hollow Knight routinely finds ways to surprise you and regularly delivers more than you might have bargained for. Its rich 2D world is filled with tragic tales of a lost kingdom that unfurl during an expansive adventure that feels breathless from its humble beginnings to its climatic, emotional end," wrote Alessandro Barbosa.