Best games to buy in the Steam sales: Our favourite PC gaming bargains

(Pocket-lint) - The Steam sales are a great way to blow your hard-earned cash on awesome games you've been mulling over purchasing for a while but have been putting off.  The Halloween Sale (aka the Steam Scream Fest) is currently running, offering discounts on various horror games and other solid favourites with special Halloween-themed updates.  It's running between now and 1 November, so ready your wallets!

With so many games on sale though, it's hard to know what to buy. Not to worry, we're here to help! We've trawled through the list with a selection of games that are on special offer that we love and know you're bound to as well. 

Stray (20 per cent off)

Stray is a fun adventure game with a difference - you play a cat in a mysterious futuristic city packed full of weird and wonderful robots.

This game is charming, curious and a lot of fun. 

God of War (save 25 per cent) 

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God of War has made its way to PC with enhanced graphics and other highlights including Nvidia DLSS and Reflex support. It's utterly glorious and even better thanks to this discount. 

DayZ (40 per cent off)

DayZ has been around for a while now but it's still popular and getting regular updates to keep it interesting. If you've been holding off on purchasing then now might be the time. 

Death Stranding Director's Cut (40 per cent off)

Not really a horror game, Death Stranding still delights for its gorgeous visuals and weird and wonderful world to explore and try to survive in. 

Resident Evil Village (save 25 per cent)

Resident Evil continues to deliver the goods when it comes to thrilling survival horror games.

With overwhelmingly positive reviews and a decent discount, it's nicely appealing. 

Dead by Daylight (save 60 per cent)

If you prefer your horror games as an online experience with your friends then Dead By Daylight is a good option. It's a four vs one multiplayer where one person takes the role of a brutal killer that the others have to avoid while trying to escape. 

Hunt: Showdown (save 60 per cent)

Hunt: Showdown throws you into the eerie depths of the Bayou with horrid monsters and other players hunting down bounties while trying not to die. It's hardcore and a whole lot of fun. 

GTFO (20 per cent off) 

GTFO is a hardcore first-person shooter stealth horror game that's best played with friends and with strict tactics.

If you enjoy hardcore shooters that are utterly unforgiving then buy this bad boy. 

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (75 per cent off)

If you love a good story-rich game then look no further than Hellblade. This is a deeply immersive, atmospheric and breathtaking exploration of mental health in game form. Step into the shoes of Sensua, the Celtic warrior who's on a haunting vision quest into Hell.

Hellbalde is now insanely cheap, you'd be mad to miss out on it. 

Dirt Rally 2.0 (75 per cent off)

Codemasters crafted an absolute monster rallying game in the form of Dirt Rally a couple of years back. Then it went one better with Dirt Rally 2.0. Iconic cars, rallying locations and high-speed thrills abound. 

If you love racing sims or rallying in general, then you'll love Dirt Rally 2.0, especially at this price. Oh and it has VR support too. What's not to love?

If you're Dirt fan then you might want to check out the bundle that includes Dirt Rally, Dirt 4 and Dirt Rally 2.0 with 78 per cent off. It's not long until Dirt 5 appears as well. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (85 per cent off)

EA games have only just started making their way onto Steam and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of them. It's also one of the best available and a fantastic experience from the Star Wars universe.

A cracking third-person action-adventure crafted by the excellent Respawn Entertainment.  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a brilliant story-driven game where you get to develop force powers along the way as well as crafting your own lightsabre. It's an utter bargain at the moment too. 

Borderlands 3 (75 per cent off)

With Borderlands 3, Gearbox took what people loved from the previous games and built upon it.

All the madness and mayhem of the franchise only bigger, badder and more brilliant. That includes the addition of one billion guns - yup, a billion. Mad eh?

You'd also be mad not to buy it at this price, especially if you've been holding out for a discount. 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (87 per cent off)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider was the final chapter in Lara Croft's origin story. A modern reboot that's rife with wonderful puzzles, brilliantly beautiful tombs and a wild open world to explore.  We loved the game when we reviewed it back in 2018 and it still stands up now, even more so with all the extras included in the definitive edition. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (80 per cent off)

If you've not played The Witcher 3 yet, what have you even been doing with yourself?

Seriously?! One of the finest role-playing games ever made, the Witcher 3 is, in our mind, an utter classic.  The game of the year edition also includes all the expansions and other goodness too.

Giving you well over 100 hours of gaming goodness for less than the cost of a large pizza.

Get stuck in. 

Writing by Adrian Willings.