Steam's Lunar New Year Sale has begun

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The Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2020 (opens in new tab), with discounts on thousands of games and a festive Night Market to explore, is now underway.

Each day of the sale, Steam users will be given a red envelope containing Year of the Rat tokens that can be spent in the Lunar New Year Night Market (opens in new tab). Similar to the Holiday Market in the recently-ended Winter Sale, it will offer seasonal Steam stuff including animated profile backgrounds, chat room effects, chat stickers, and more. If you plan on going heavy on games purchases, you can also opt to buy a Lunar New Year Coupon that can be used throughout the sale.

Here are a few markdowns to get you started: 

  • Phoning Home (opens in new tab) - $2/£1.50/€2 (90 percent off)
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (opens in new tab) - $10/£8.50/€10 (66 percent off)
  • Battletech (opens in new tab), which I swear I will finish someday - $14/£12/€14 (66 percent off)
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (opens in new tab) - $6/£4.50/€6 (70 percent off)
  • Snakeybus (opens in new tab), which is apparently pretty good but I'm adding it solely based on the title - $2.50/£2/€2 (75 percent off)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (opens in new tab) - $45/£34/€45 (25 percent off)
  • Hunt: Showdown (opens in new tab), soon to be getting a singleplayer mode - $28/£25/€28 (30 percent off)
  • Tooth and Tail (opens in new tab) - $4/£3/€4 (78 percent off)
  • Ghost of a Tale (opens in new tab) - $12.50/£10/€11.50 (50 percent off)
  • Vermintide 2 (opens in new tab) - $7.50/£6/€7 (75 percent off)
  • Ratropolis (opens in new tab) (Early Access) - $12/£9/€10 (20 percent off)

See any other deals that really float your boat? Tell us about them in the comments. The Steam Lunar New Year Sale runs until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on January 27.

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.