Steam Begins Winter Encore Sale, Offers its Best Discounts on 40 Games Through January 2nd

on December 31, 2014 6:30 PM

The Steam Winter Sale has been running since December 18th, offering up the best discounts for nine different games every day during the sale. Today marks the beginning of the sales end with the Encore Sale kicking off, featuring the best discounts on 40 games that were previously featured in the past two weeks until January 2nd.

If you have been holding out to get a better price on a specific game you wanted, now is the time to pull the trigger, as there will be no more new deals cropping up for the remainder of this years event. Thankfully, the 40 games that have been received their bonus discount again have quite a few essentials and some of 2014’s biggest hits among them. Here are the 40 games on sale:

7 Days to Die – 50% off
Age of Empires II: HD Edition – 80% off
Alien: Isolation – 50% off
Arma 3 – 50% off
Assassin’s Creed: Unity – 33% off
Bioshock Infinite – 75% off
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! – 50% off
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 25% off
Civilization: Beyond Earth – 40% off
Company of Heroes 2 – 75% off
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 50% off
Dark Souls 2 – 63% off
Divinity: Original Sin – 33% off
Don’t Starve – 75% off
Endless Legend – 50% off
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – 85% off
Far Cry 4 – 20% off
Football Manager 2015 – 33% off
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – 25% off
Garry’s Mod – 75% off
Kerbal Space Program – 40% off
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – 33% off
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition – 80% off
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – 40% off
Mount & Blade: Warband – 80% off
Payday 2 – 75% off
Prison Architect – 80% off
Saints Row IV – 75% off
Shovel Knight – 33% off
South Park: The Stick of Truth – 66% off
Space Engineers – 50% off
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – 33% off
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 75% off
The Forest – 33% off
The Long Dark – 50% off
This War of Mine – 25% off
Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition – 75% off
Transistor – 66% off
Wasteland 2 – 50% off
Wolfenstein: The New Order – 66% off

That is a ton of excellent games with great discounts, giving you plenty of options to keep you busy deep into the new year. If you want my opinion, my recommendation would be to snag Divinity: Original Sin, Endless Legend, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Transistor and Wolfenstein: The New Order while you can. Those five games will give you a nice mix of the best action, shooting, strategy and role playing experiences that 2014 had to offer. That said, you can’t go wrong with any of the other 35 game choices that are available to you through this Friday.

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Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.