Steam’s Exploration sale slashes price on thousands of games

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Steam Sales. They’re the best and worst things to happen with each seasonal change. The “Fall” sale has kicked off, with Valve expecting you to take a deep dive through the huge catalogue of games it has on offer – thousands of which have had their prices slashed. While the newly-changed South African Steam has fewer games than the US one (7844 to 8762), there are still many, many worthwhile games on special for you to blow your salary on – because your backlog’s aren’t big enough already.

We already know that they won’t be doing those flash sales, instead rotating different specials on their featured page every day – so it’s still worth popping over and having a look every day. Or you could just wade through everything now, if you have that sort of time.

There are some rather good specials, and I’d be silly not to recommend one of my favourite games of this year, which is currently going for 40% off. Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the year’s best games, and one of the very best platformers in the Metroidvania-style ever made. It’s currently R131.40 which is very nearly nothing.

There are other gems, of course. The excellent Cities: Skylines (which made SimCity look silly) is 50% off, and is now R159.50 on Steam. Current survival game du jour – yes, the one with Dinosaurs! – ARK: Survival Evolved is going for just R191.40. The entire Tom Clancy franchise is %50 off too, and will now run you just R522 or thereabouts for 13 games.

Here are some other great big specials for your consideration:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Franchise: 33-75% off
  • Company of Heroes Franchise: 75% off
  • Endless Legend Collection: 66% off
  • H1Z1: 35% off
  • Fallout Franchise: 66-75% off
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3: 17% off
  • Rocket League: 30% off
  • The Walking Dead: 75% off
  • The Witcher 3: 50% off
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 40% off

Seeing anything you’ll be buying form the Exploration sale? Let us know. Also, Get Ori and the Blind Forest. Do it.

Last Updated: November 26, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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