A round-up of Steam’s Lunar New Year sale

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Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year, which kicks off the Year of the Monkey. To celebrate, Steam has given gamers discounts on thousands of games and we’ve collated a lot of them here.

The gimmick this time around is a kind of “choose your own adventure” where you are tasked with helping a cartoon monkey get home. We’ve counted 24 different choices which each relate to a category of discounted games, with around a dozen games per category. While this isn’t as beneficial as the previous gimmick (rewarding trading cards), it is a nice way to find games you may not have before.

Because of Steam’s new way of doing sales, the prices you see here will remain constant for the remainder of the sale (which ends on the 12th of February). The only advice we can give is that newer games will become cheaper as time goes on, so you may want to wait for the June or December sales to get those. Other than that? Budget.

htxt.africa’s highlighted deals*:

Game Name Regular Price Discounted Price
The Talos Principle R 409.00 R 102.25
Elite Dangerous R 420.00 R 210.00
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag R 189.00 R 47.25
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive R 159.00 R 79.50
XCOM: Enemy Unknown R 319.00 R 79.75
BioShock R 219.00 R 43.80
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel R 409.00 R 163.30
Pillars of Eternity R 449.00 R 224.50
Undertale R 109.00 R 87.20
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Complete Edition R 489.00 R 122.25

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*Games we’ve recently played, really enjoyed, and is on sale at a great price. There’s literally thousands of games on sale, though, so take the time to shop around.


Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.