Tens of thousands of new games pile onto Steam each year, which has made the seasonal sales harder and harder to tame. Sure, the Steam front page is a well-manicured, verdant pasture dotted with hits. But what else is lurking out there in the autumnal wilds? What rare fruits await discovery deep in heart of Steam? And what 2022 games are—surprise!—already on sale, even though they’ve barely had time to take root?
We’ve gone foraging for the best Autumn Sale deals, and below you’ll find our picks for the best deals on games released this year, deals under $25, deals under $10, and a rare few coveted sub-$5 gems. Between all of them you should find something new to play, or something you’ve been waiting for at just the right price.
The Steam Autumn Sale ends on November 29. The next Steam sale date after it is the Steam Winter Sale near the end of December, which is always a big one.
2022 games on sale
Steam Summer Sale: $25 and under
Steam Summer Sale: $10 and under
Steam Summer Sale: $5 and under
Steam Summer Sale: 9 years of Game of the Year winners
You can get nine years’ worth of the best in PC gaming (according to us) for under $100. Read about why these games are so special in our Game of the Year awards archive.
2021: Valheim (opens in new tab) | $13.99 / £10.84 (30% off)
2020: Death Stranding: Director’s Cut (opens in new tab) | $23.99 / £20.99 (40% off)
2019: Disco Elysium (opens in new tab) | $9.99 / £8.74 (75% off)
2018: Into the Breach (opens in new tab) | $10.04 / £7.63 (33% off)
2017: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (opens in new tab) | $17.99 / £11.99 (60% off)
2016: Dishonored 2 (opens in new tab) | $5.99 / £4.99 (80% off)
2015: Metal Gear Solid 5 (opens in new tab) | $4.99 / £6.24 (75% off)
2014: Alien Isolation (opens in new tab) | $3.99 / £3.59 (80% off)
2013: Spelunky (opens in new tab) | $3.74 / £2.74 (75% off)