The holidays just ain’t the holidays without a Steam sale. Now that the 2012 Steam Holiday Sale has begun, it really does feel like Christmas. The major sale event just began today, December 20, 2012, and will run until January 5, 2013, so Valve is covering Christmas and New Years! I guess it figured people might be getting Steam gift cards from GameStop for Christmas or want to do their holiday shopping digitally!
Aside from almost everything generally being on sale, there are the typical lightning deals, flash sales and community choice sales during the Steam Holiday Sale. There’s lots of good ones, so I’ll go ahead and list the December 20, 2012 daily deals and then list the lightning deals that were available around 1:30pm CST.
Let’s start with the Steam Holiday Sale daily deals!
- Borderlands (Windows) – $4.99
- Borderlands GOTY Edition (Windows) – $7.49
- Borderlands 2 (Windows, Mac) – $29.99
- Hitman: Absolution (Windows) – $24.99
- Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition (Windows) – $29.99
- The Hitman Collection (Windows) – $6.24
- Hitman: Blood Money (Windows) – $2.49
- Hitman: Codename 47 (Windows) – $2.49
- Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (Windows) – $2.49
- Mirror’s Edge (Windows) – $4.99
- Prince of Persia (Windows) – $2.49
- Prince of Persia Complete Pack (Windows) – $12.24
- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Windows) – $19.99
- Wargame: European Escalation (Windows) – $9.99
Moving on, these are the Steam Holiday Sale flash sales going on as of 1:30pm, to give you an idea of what to expect. (Especially since flash sales sometimes repeat!)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition (Windows) – $4.99
- Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition (Windows) – $7.49
- Fable: The Lost Chapters (Windows) – $2.49
- Fable III (Windows) – $12.49
- Intrusion 2 (Windows) – $3.39
- Natural Selection 2 (Windows) – $9.99
- Operation Flashpoint Complete (Windows) – $13.74
- Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Windows) – $3.74
- Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Windows) – $11.24
- War of the Roses (Windows) – $14.99
- War of the Roses Deluxe Edition (Windows) – $17.49
So far I’ve made one Steam Holiday Sale purchase. I bought my boyfriend Bad Rats: The Rats’ Revenge for $0.49. Aren’t I wonderful girlfriend? I figure it was either that or Secret of the Magic Crystals.
Basically, between the Steam Holiday Sale and the Humble Indie Bundle 7, I’d say you’re covered for gamer gifts for your PC-owning friends and family members!