If you walked away from the holidays with a few extra bucks and a games library that could always use expanding, the Steam Winter Sale is waiting. This year, the sales do not disappoint and in fact, they are worth simply waiting the whole year for. Most sales are more than 25% off. If you’re looking for an awesome way to spend your holiday spoils, especially role-playing games, where the storyline is key and you’re along for the ride, this will list five all the best roleplaying games available during this year’s Steam Winter Sale.

Horizon Zero Dawn

If you are looking for a great way to spend post-holiday lockdown, or if you are simply looking for a great distraction to keep away the post-holiday blues, you’ve found it with this game. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition by Guerrilla Games is one of the few games that astounds, not only with its lovingly crafted coming-of-age storyline with Aloy, our beloved heroine, but also with its awesome mechanoid dinosaurs whirring and stomping around like they own the open world. If slaying massive mechanical beasts and exploring a technologically advanced world where the inhabitants are wary of technology’s influence sound like your definition of a good time, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is on sale now for $39.99.

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order by Respawn Entertainment is one of the most underrated games of the Star Wars franchise, and if you are a Star Wars fan, then this game is an absolute must. Cal, a young Jedi Padawan survivor of Order 66 (played by Cameron Monaghan), must travel to various planets in search of a holocron with a list of Force-sensitive children on it, vital to the survival of the Jedi Order. Not only are the graphics amazing and the worlds stunning, but the presence of live actors in the game make this playthrough feel more like a movie. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is on sale for $23.99.

Trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order:

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Dragon Age Series

If fighting massive mechanical dinosaurs or wielding a lightsaber doesn’t sound appealing, there’s always the high fantasy Dragon Age series. You can choose your character class, your look, and even who you romance! Be prepared to slay dragons, stop the Blight, and make decisions that influence gameplay, compliments of Bioware. There are three games currently within the Dragon Age series and plenty of DLC to expand them. If you wish to purchase any one of the three games, Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition, Dragon Age: II, or Dragon Age: Inquisition (the latest and arguably the best in the series) are on sale with Dragon Age: Origins at $7.49, Dragon Age: II at $7.99, and Dragon Age: Inquisition at $9.99.

Trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition:

The Mass Effect Series

If you’ve heard of the Dragon Age series, chances are you’ve heard of the Mass Effect series as well, also created by Bioware. Mass Effect is basically Dragon Age’s genre opposite: it is an epic sci-fi series filled with robots, mutants, shady organizations and a host of sexy aliens. Be prepared to slash and shoot your way through enemies all to save humanity again. And again. One more time, maybe? There are four games in this series. The original trilogy, Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 are considered the best of the series while Mass Effect: Andromeda fell to mixed reviews. The Mass Effect series currently is on sale for around $9.99 each.

Trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda:

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Toss a coin to your game developer, CD Projekt RED, who developed the video game series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series The Witcher. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most critically acclaimed video games of our time, one of the best and one of the longest. With over 100 hours of gameplay available, this game will keep you entertained for long periods of time, perfect for those hours in lockdown. Be prepared to slay mythical creatures and complete an excessive amount of quests as Geralt of Rivia, white-haired Witcher extraordinaire. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is on sale for $11.99.

Trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:

The Steam Winter Sale event is one of the most anticipated sales events of the year. Thankfully, this sale event lasts until January 5th so gamers can get their fill before it ends! 



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