The Steam Halloween Sale (opens in new tab) for 2019 is alive! The spooky savings event features deals on horror and horror-adjacent games, and also provides a handy rundown on games that are running Halloween-themed events. The Steam store went down for a couple of hours right after the sale first appeared, but now it's back, so have at it.
This isn't one of the big seasonal Steam sales, so you're not going to find the cavalcade of extreme savings that you might expect from, say, the Holiday Sale, but when the store comes back there are still some deals to be had. Observer (opens in new tab) for 75 percent off is a solid pick if you missed it going free on the Epic Games Store a couple of weeks ago, Little Nightmares (opens in new tab) is down to $5—also 75 percent off—as is Dead Space 2 (opens in new tab), which despite not being as horrific as the original is still a fun, very splattery shooter. And if you're a point-and-click fan (and I am, which is why I bring it up), the excellent supernatural story Unavowed (opens in new tab) is 30 percent off, taking it to just over a tenner.
A few more suggestions, because that's what I do:
- Vampyr (opens in new tab) - $17/£15/€17
- Hunt: Showdown (opens in new tab) - $28/£25/€28
- Call of Cthulhu (opens in new tab) - $20/£17.50/€20
- The Evil Within 2 (opens in new tab) - $20/£13/€20
- Outlast 2 (opens in new tab) - $7.50/£6/€6
- Inside (opens in new tab) - $7/£5/€7
- SOMA (opens in new tab) - $4.50/£3.50/€4
- Resident Evil 2 (opens in new tab) - $30/£22.50/€30
The Halloween Events rosters might be handy if you're wondering, for instance, whether F1 2019 (opens in new tab) is doing something to celebrate Halloween this year. (It is.) There's also an interesting little widget thing in the sale logo that you can twist and rotate in what I assume are meaningless ways. But maybe there's a secret? (I doubt it, but you never know—keep spinning and clicking, and let us know if something falls out.)
The Steam Halloween 2019 Sale will be live whenever the store starts working again and runs until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on November 1. In case you hadn't heard, GOG (opens in new tab) is also having a Halloween sale.