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It’s December and Valve is back with their extravagant Steam Winter Sale! 2020 has been hard for a lot of us peeps – with the pandemic direly affecting our health and economy. We hope that talking and reading about videogames will be a warm enough distraction to drive away this bitter cold of loneliness in our hearts and minds. Let the new year bring in the much-awaited happiness and joy that we all have been craving for so long!

Steam Winter Sale 2020

The Steam Winter Sale 2020 has been running from December 22, 2020, and will end on January 5, 2021. To help you navigate the labyrinthine depths of the Steam store, here are our Gameffine staff picks – a list of ten games that we have unearthed from the mountain of discounts that you should absolutely consider buying! Since y’all liked Our Top Picks From The Steam Summer Sale 2020 so much, we have decided to further expand this format to include a lot of interesting factors – for this list we are avoiding Early Access games, cherry-picking ones with steal deals (historical low), has stellar reviews and made waves in the gaming community, and is not available at any other competing store at a lower price (we are looking at you Epic!). Oh, and there are no repeats from our Summer Sale list either! With the blessings of Lord Gaben with us, let’s go!

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#1 Yakuza 0 – Jay

You have to be an extra-level of crazy to not want to play this SEGA classic! Don the dapper suits of the Japanese mafia, and return back to the Baka Mitai karaoke and saké-fuelled world of the 1980s. Meet wonderfully quirky characters in this fever-dream of a game set in Tokyo and Osaka.

Available for $4.99 | 4.99€ | £3.74 | ₹ 166 @ 75% discount

Yakuza 0

#2 Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden – Manas

A sleeper hit from 2018 – this turn-based tactical combat game from developer Bearded Ladies features anthropomorphic mutant animals in a post-apocalyptic wasteland devoid of humans. This game has real-time stealth, dynamic environments and plenty of loot to keep you hooked for a long, long time!

Available for $13.99 | 13.99€ | £11.99 | ₹ 423 @ 60% discount

Mutant Year Zero

#3 ENSLAVED: Odyssey To The West Premium Edition – Sailesh, Jay

Based on a post-apocalyptic retelling of a 400 year old Chinese epic of the same name, this game by Ninja Theory takes you across a journey through a perilous future America that is now in ruins. This cinematic masterpiece has an engaging storyline, dynamic combat system and the legendary Andy Serkis as Monkey!

Available for $3.19 | 3.19€ | £2.39 | ₹ 210 @ 84% discount


#4 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year Edition – Sushir

Return back to the world of Geralt and forget your Cyberpunk woes! This open-world fantasy RPG is set to receive a slew of free upgrades in the upcoming months. The next-gen edition of the game will feature a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing, HDR and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content.

Available for $14.99 | 14.99€ | £10.49 | ₹ 299 @ 70% discount

Witcher 3

#5 Post Scriptum – Biren

If you love history, are a stickler for period-appropriate accuracy, love large scale battles and a punishing learning curve, then this first-person tactical shooter by Periscope Games has been tailor-made for you. Armed with an intense single player campaign and a fascinating multiplayer to boot, and a future roadmap with new vehicles, maps, gamemodes and mod support, this game shows no signs of stopping!

Available for $22.49 | 21€ | £18.37 | ₹ 783 @ 25% discount

#6 NieR: Automata Game of the YORHa Edition – Subhasish

This ambitious JRPG by PlatinumGames and Square Enix pulls no punches as it constantly switches up perspectives! Bold and beautiful gameplay and an impressive soundtrack elevates this challenging game right to the upper echelon of games that you just can’t miss!

Available for $19.99 | 19.99€ | £14.99 | ₹ 665 @ 50% discount

#7 Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Uphar

Are you telling me that you are going to pass on the chance of playing 6 great Halo games chronicling the interstellar adventures of the famous Master Chief? Campaigns, multiplayer maps and modes, and a horde of PC settings and optimizations await you in this epic game bundle by Microsoft.

Available for $23.99 | 23.99€ | £17.99 | ₹ 539 @ 40% discount


#8 Sea Of Thieves – Arka, Uphar

Another game from the family of Xbox Game Studios, you say? This pirate adventure by Rare is bound to make you walk the plank if you miss it! With five major expansions locked away in its brig, bring in your friends for an unforgettable adventure on the high seas! Just don’t forget to bring your own eye-patch and wooden leg!

Available for $19.99 | 19.99€ | £17.99 | ₹ 449 @ 50% discount

Sea Of Thieves

#9 Röki – Niranjan

This game is an emotional heartfelt adventure set in the Scandinavian wilderness. You step into the shoes of Tove and go on an fantastic fairy tale journey, solve puzzles and make friends with monsters from the Nordic folklore. A non-violent game with accessible controls – this game can be played by anyone!

Available for $9.99 | 10.99€ | £9.74 | ₹ 284 @ 50% discount


#10 Outer Wilds – Manas, Sushir

Take our word on this – the lesser you know about this game, the better. You are intrigued by space? Love to solve mysteries? Ponder over the nature of time? Enjoy an adventure? Hate the hand-holding that they do in other games? Then stop reading, and jump in.

Available for $14.99 | 12.59€ | £11.69 | ₹ 341 @ 40% discount

Outer Wilds

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We must have missed out on hundreds of other good game deals at the Steam Winter Sale – but don’t fret! Tell us your best game deal in the comment section below! Help a gamer out, won’t ya? Till then, from everyone at Gameffine, happy holidays!

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