The Steam Winter Sale 2018 has begun

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The Steam Winter Sale has started, filling Valve’s digital shop with deals—over 15,000 of them, apparently—until January 3, 2019. As well as discounts from the sale, expect free items every day. The Steam Awards have also kicked off. You can start voting for your faves now, and here’s the Steam Awards shortlist if you need a refresher.

The Extremely Cozy Cottage of Surprises is this year’s themed event, and it’s basically an Advent calendar. Every day, you’ll be able to open a door every day and net yourself emotes, wallpaper and in-game items for Steam games. 

So! Is there anything you’ve had your eye on that you didn’t get on Black Friday? I’ve done all my Christmas shopping, but I might treat myself to something to keep me entertained over the holidays. I think a cheerful, light adventure game is in order, to perk me up when I'm inevitably hungover and trapped inside by foul weather. 

If you’re looking for gift ideas or a game for yourself, here are the best PC games right now. You’ll definitely find something. 

The Winter Sale is live now and ends at 10am PT on January 3. 

Our favorite Steam Winter Sale deals

Assassin's Creed Odyssey - $29.99/£24.99 (50% off)

Assassin's Creed Origins - $19.79/£16.49 (67% off)

Hitman 2 - $41.99/£31.49 (30% off)

What Remains of Edith Finch - $9.99/£7.49 (50% off)

Killing Floor 2 - $9.90/£6.59 (67% off)

Donut County - $9.74/£7.71 (25% off)

The Division: Gold Edition - $13.49/£11.24 (85% off)

Little Nightmares - $5.99/£4.79 (70% off)

XCOM 2 - $14.99/£8.74 (75% off) | War of the Chosen - $19.99/£17.49 (50% off)

Monster Hunter: World - $39.59/£32.99 (34% off)

Bomber Crew - $5.99/£5.99 (60% off)

Portal 2 - $1.99/£1.43 (80% off)

Rising Storm 2: VIetnam - $8.24/£6.26 (67% off)

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - $8.99 /£7.19 (70% off)

Megaquarium - $18.74/£14.61 (25% off)

Don't Starve Together - $5.99/£4.39 (60% off)

Rocket League - $9.99/£7.49 (50% off)

Hitman 2: Standard Edition - $41.99/£31.49 (30% off)