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Valve dropped a surprise sale on Steam called the Lunar New Year Sale. It contains a brand new choose-your-own-adventure that determines what sort of curated sales you'll see, and there are thousands of games up and available at massive discounted prices. The sale runs from today all the way up until February 12th.
Shacknews briefly explained how gamers don't have to worry about choosing wrong with the little mini-game where options are presented how to travel west. In the first choose-your-own-adventure there's an option to swim or drive. Choosing swim brings up a bunch of nautical games, sea simulators and oceanic survival titles. Choosing to drive will curate a list of driving or racing games based on your gaming habits and preferences.
So what sort of games are discounted? Well, there are a lot of the usual suspects on there. Rockstar's GTA V is discounted by 33% off, so you can grab it for only $40. It's kind of annoying that the game will be a year old soon and getting it for anything under $40 during the big sales is a real challenge, or requires you to pay a visit to G2A.
And despite just coming out a few months ago, Fallout 4 is already marked down by 33% off the normal price, so you can also get it for $40. I suspect that during the next big sale it will likely be 50% off while GTA V will probably only move up to being 35% off.
Speaking of games at half-off prices, CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is actually 50% off, so you can get the game for only $29.99. CD Projekt has always been generous with their discounts, though. For example, right now you can get The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for 85% off the normal price at only $1.49. The second game in the trilogy, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, is also pretty cheap right now and can be acquired for $2.99.
Ubisoft also has discounts on a bunch of their games, including Assassin's Creed: Rogue, which is slashed down by 60% from the normal price and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is 75% off the normal price so you can get it for only $7.49. I think it's odd that Black Flag is discounted more than Rogue when I thought that the latter had a better story to tell and more gameplay features to explore. Even Ubisoft's latest Assassin's Creed Syndicate has been hit with the discount stick, being knocked down by 40% off the normal price, so you can grab the PC version for only $34.99. The only drawback to the PC version is that you will need Uplay to make it work. If you're not big into having Uplay on your machine and dealing with the cumbersome setup then you may want to explore other options.
What I also find interesting is that some games that aren't even out yet are already discounted, such as Campo Santo's highly anticipated, character-driven mystery game, Firewatch. The game is marked down by 10% off its suggested $19.99 price, so you can grab the upcoming game for only $17.99. You can look for Firewatch to launch on PC and PS4 starting February 9th.
A variety of other games are also made pretty cheap as well, ranging from a collection of Star Wars games that can be acquired for as cheap as $2.99, including Knights of the Old Republic, Republic Commando and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Activision's Call of Duty series is also discounted, up to 50%, including the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
You can check out more of the games and the steep discounts by visiting the Steam store page.