The Steam Halloween Sale 2021 is live

Steam Halloween Sale 2021
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Yes, we already knew it was happening, but just in case you missed it (or forgot), the Steam Halloween Sale (opens in new tab) is now live. Unlike the blockbuster Summer and Winter sales, the spooky season event is relatively short, running for just four days before wrapping up on November 1.

Naturally, this sale will be focused on horror-themed games, but there are plenty of other options for those who prefer something a little less frightful. I even have a few suggestions that you might find helpful:

Of course, there are plenty of horror and horror-adjacent deals to dig through too:

There are also some new items to pick up in the Steam Points Shop (opens in new tab), including special profile images, mini-profile backgrounds, and animated avatars and stickers. You can snag them individually, or get them all in one big bundle (opens in new tab)

After years of leaks, Valve has recently decided to do us all the favor of simply telling us up-front (opens in new tab) when the next Steam sales will run. That's how we know that, not too long after the Halloween Sale ends, the Autumn Sale will begin on November 1, followed by the big year-ender—the Steam Winter Sale—which will kick off just ahead of Christmas, on December 22. But don't worry, we'll give you reminders when they get going, too.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.