The Steam holiday sale is just about over; when this article was posted there is only about 23 hours left. There were some good sales, there were some crap sales and some games did not even go on sale.
L4d/L4D2 – went on sale for 75% off. But then again, that package goes on sale all through the year. I bought the L4D/L4D2 package a couple of months ago, stored it in my game inventory, then gifted it to a friend.
ARMA 2 – went on sale for 50% off a couple of times. I finally bought it just to play Day Z.
Fallout Series – it sucks that the Fallout bundle did not go on deep discount. I ended up buying Fallout: New Vegas from Green Man Gaming.
Witcher / Witcher 2 – went on deep discount, I almost bought Witcher 2, but decided not to at the last minute.
The Elder Scrolls – Morrowind and Oblivion both went on sale at 75% off, while Skyrim went on for 50% off. To me, that is a good deal. Skyrim is well worth $29.99. I was lucky enough to catch it on sale a few months ago for $19.99.
Quake Package – Quake I went on sale, but the Quake package did not go on deep discount. What pissed me off, when a game goe son sale, the game package usually goes on sale as well. When Quake won the community vote, the Quake package did not go on sale. I started a thread on the sale at the steam community forums, but the thread was locked by a heavy handed moderator.
Unreal Package – one of the biggest letdowns of the Steam sale was Unreal did not go on sale. None of the Unreal games went on sale, nor did the Unreal pack go on sale.
Borderlands – Borderlands I went on sale for 75% off, while Borderlands II went on for 50% off, which is inline with Skyrim.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R Series – went on deep discount; I think the package reached 75% off? 75% off is a great price for Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat. Clear Sky on the other hand, I would not waste my time or money on it.
Torchlight – went on sale for 50% and 75% off. Torchlight for $3.74 is a good deal. I just wish Torchlight I had multiplayer.
THQ package – The THQ package was probably the best deal of the holiday sale. The entire package of 22 games was on sale for $24.99, which is an amazing deal. THQ is having some financial problems and is on the edge of bankruptcy. I suspect the package is an attempt to get some money into the company.
For the past few years the Quake package and the Unreal package have gone on sale, so why didn’t they go on sale this year?