Steam Autumn Sale 2023: The 12 Best Games to Buy Right Now
It is that time of year again, the Steam Autumn Sale is here. Thousands of games are currently discounted on Steam, making this a perfect time to grab the game you’ve had your eye on for a while. But, if you’re unsure of what game you might want to play next, we have plenty of suggestions for what you need to be checking out while the sale is on between November 21-28.
Here are the 12 best games you need to buy during the Steam Autumn Sale.
Street Fighter 6 – 34% Off
Fighting game fans are being treated well over this 12-month period, with Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1, and Tekken 8 all being released within months of each other. So let’s kick things off with one of those games on sale right now during the Steam Autumn Sale.
Street Fighter 6 is currently 34% off, which may not be the biggest discount, but the game is only five months old at this point. Even at launch, Street Fighter 6 may be one of the best fighting games in some time and Capcom hasn’t even begun to release new fighters, which will add even more value to an already fantastic fighting game.
Cyberpunk 2077 started as an incredibly disappointing game, failing to live up to the expectations of its eight-year development cycle. But, CD Projekt Red refused to let the game go down in history as a letdown and worked tirelessly to redeem the game and bring it to the standards that it should have been at launch.
Their hard work paid off and Cyberpunk 2077 is now hailed as one of the best games of this generation. Recently, an expansion DLC called Phantom Liberty was released to overwhelming critical acclaim. While Phantom Liberty isn’t on sale, the main game is currently 50% off so you can check out the main game before jumping into the must-play Phantom Liberty.
Forza Motorsport was released in September 2023 and was a letdown, which means this deal is an even better offer. Forza Horizon 5 is the open-world counterpart to the traditional racing simulation Motorsport series.
When it comes to racing games this generation, this one that offers hundreds of hours of content and one that I go back to time and time again and it has yet to get old. If you’re a fan of racing games this is an essential purchase for you.
The Diablo series has finally made its way to Steam with Diablo 4, so if you haven’t had a chance to check out the series yet then now is the perfect time. Diablo 4 is an isometric dungeon crawler RPG that offers a near-endless amount of content.
The previous title is still supported with new seasons and is currently on Season 29, which gives you an idea of how long that new content will be coming to Diablo 4, this is a game you will be able to come back to time and time again.
The Call of Duty Modern Warfare series was rebooted in 2019 and the third new entry in the series was released earlier this month. Modern Warfare 3 did receive criticism for its campaign that felt more like DLC for Modern Warfare 2, so it may not be a game you want to purchase at full price unless you’re primarily a multiplayer gamer.
But, that means that the Steam sale is a great opportunity to go back to where the reboot began with the incredible Modern Warfare from 2019. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features one of the best campaigns of recent times and the multiplayer is solid and still provides a lot of fun today.
The Last of Us Part 1 brought the iconic Sony title to the next generation with a remake a decade after its initial release. The game did have some issues at launch but those have been fixed now which means you will have a great experience playing this game.
For over a decade, fans of the Final Fantasy series hoped that Final Fantasy 7 would be remade after it was used as a tech demo for the PlayStation 3 back in 2005. The dreams of millions of gamers were finally realized when Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released in 2020.
The full Final Fantasy 7 story will be told over three games, with this one being the first and only one available at the time of writing. However, part 2 is right around the corner with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which means this is a great deal to grab right now so you can experience the story before the next entry is released in January 2024.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar Games’ latest mainline release and is a must-play game if you’re into games such as GTA. The game also provides incredible value for money, even when not on sale. According to How Long To Beat, it will take approximately 181 hours to 100% complete the game, giving you a great cost-to-playtime ratio, this will keep you going while you wait for GTA 6.
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition – 50% Off
We are now just weeks away from Rockstar Games finally revealing GTA 6, which could go down in history as the most anticipated game of all time. While you wait, GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is 50% off, giving you the chance to relive the classic PS2-era trilogy of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas.
This new remastered collection is a bit of a let down and some of the graphical improvements weren’t great choices, but the original versions are no longer available to purchase so this is the best option now.
Half-Life 1 was Valve’s entry into the gaming market and without it, Steam may not exist. Recently, Half-Life 1 was given away for free on Steam to celebrate its 25-year anniversary, and now both the first and second games are available at 90% off.
If you’re a PC gamer and you’ve never played Half-Life, you’re missing out on one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time and you can buy both games for $1, which means you have no excuse to check it out during the Steam Autumn Sale.
If you’re a 90s or 2000s child there’s a good chance you grew up playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. After a lengthy absence from gaming, the series came back with a bang with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered which remade the first two games and brought back everything that made the series great.
The game was originally an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launched in 2020 but it recently saw a release on Steam and it is currently 60% off, making now the perfect time to relive your childhood. All of the levels are there, the gameplay is as it should be but with quality of life changes, and the soundtrack combines the best songs from both games including the likes of Goldfinger and Bad Religion, as well as some new tracks from iconic bands including MxPx.