The holiday season is finally here, and so is Steam’s last seasonal sale of the year – the Steam Winter Sale 2022, which offers incredible deals on some of the best video games on PC. Although sales on Steam are quite frequent, nothing compares to the scale of the seasonal sale, which offers fantastic discounts on some of the biggest AAA and indie titles on the platform.
Games from various genres and categories are on sale during the Steam Winter Sale 2022, from the very popular action RPGs to the niche RTS titles. Here are five of the best action game deals fans of the genre shouldn’t miss during the ongoing Steam Winter Sale 2022.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the author.
From Devil May Cry to God of War, here are five of the best action game deals during the Steam Winter Sale 2022
5) Devil May Cry 5 ($9.89)
Capcom’s Devil May Cry series is essentially the poster child for modern character action games. The latest entry in the series, Devil May Cry 5, is a great action game that players can pick up during the Steam Winter Sale, especially because of the staggering 67% discount.
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE engine, Devil May Cry 5 is the definitive DMC experience, with multiple boss fights and a very engaging and rewarding combat system. Players get to play as three main characters, including series protagonist Dante, new blood Nero and a brand new character named V.
Each of the playable characters has their own set of unlockable skills and weapons, diversifying the play style immensely. From Dante’s plethora of weapons and Nero’s Devil Breakers to V’s demon familiars, each character has a set of unique tools that players can use to combat the hordes of demons in the game.
Devil May Cry 5 encapsulates everything fans love about the series. Players will go through more than a dozen impeccably detailed levels, slay demons, and engage in some of the most spectacular boss battles in gaming. All in all, Devil May Cry 5 is a complete package for anyone looking for a good action game to pick up during the Steam Winter Sale 2022.
4) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ($7.99)
Although The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is known for its RPG aspects, it also has elements of classic action games. Featuring a versatile and challenging combat system, the game is easily one of the best action role-playing games out there.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is known for its emotional and exciting narrative. However, the narrative strength of the game is not limited to just the main story missions, but is also evident in the game’s many side missions. Everything in The Witcher 3 is supported by a strong narrative, from doing a simple fetch mission for townspeople to hunting down legendary monsters.
While the narrative of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is its strength, the gameplay in the game is also no slouch and features meaty hack-and-slash combat combined with the alchemy system. When played on higher difficulties, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can feel like a traditional hack-and-slash game that has RPG mechanics added to the mix.
With an incredible main story supported by a wealth of memorable and fun side quests, The Witcher 3 is a great choice for gamers looking for a good open-world action game, especially with 80% off during the Steam Winter Sale.
3) Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered ($44.99)
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is easily one of the best superhero action games gamers can get on PC, especially with a 25% discount during the Winter Sale. Developed by Insomniac Games, Marvel’s Spider-Man, which originally launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2018, came to PC in August this year. Despite being a fairly recent release on Steam, the game is already available at a discount during the ongoing Steam Winter Sale.
The combat in Marvel’s Spider-Man is reminiscent of Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham series. However, it is much more fluid and animation-driven, adding weight to the web crawler’s moveset. The game also features a robust skill system that further enhances the already fun combat, as well as a variety of original and classic Spider-Man costumes for players to unlock, each with their own battle-changing costume mods.
Despite being a PlayStation title, Marvel’s Spider-Man is easily one of the best PC ports of 2022 thanks to the work done by the incredibly talented team at Nixxes Software. The game offers a variety of graphical options as well as support for all modern techniques, including ray-tracing and upscaling solutions such as Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR 2.0 and Insomniac Games’ own IGTI.
Marvel’s Spider-Man offers an immaculately detailed open world for players to explore, an original narrative that offers a new perspective on what it means to be Spider-Man, and fluid web-swinging and combat. It’s an open-world action game that PC gamers shouldn’t miss, especially with the big discount during the Steam Winter Sale 2022.
2) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($29.99)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is much more of an action game than it is Souls-like, despite being developed by FromSoftware, the pioneers of the Souls-like subgenre and creators of games like Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls Trilogy, Bloodborne and Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s latest title, Elden Ring, is also on sale during the Steam Winter Sale 2022, but Sekiro is a much better choice for fans of action games.
Sekiro ditches the RPG aspect of the Souls games in favor of a robust combat system, perfectly encapsulating sword clashes. Despite the game’s emphasis on a more action-focused combat system, Sekiro is no less challenging than FromSoftware’s other projects.
Unlike FromSoftware’s Souls games, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes a much more methodical approach to combat. Instead of giving players a large variety of weapon types to choose from, the game only offers one main weapon, the Kusabimaru Katana, which is both the offensive and defensive option.
Sekiro also does away with the traditional leveling system and instead focuses on combat skills, which players unlock naturally via gameplay and progression. While it may not have the punch of a Souls-like, Sekiro still offers some of the best boss fights of any FromSoftware game to date. From the very first main boss, Gyoubu Masataka, to the final battle against Isshin Ashina, Sekiro’s bosses are easily the highlight of the entire experience.
With a Japanese setting from the Sengoku era and an intricate combat system, Sekiro is a must-play for fans of action games, especially with the game available at a 50% discount during the Steam Winter Sale 2022.
1) God of War ($29.99)
God of War is another PlayStation exclusive that is a must-play for fans of action-adventure games. The game hit PC earlier this year and was received with overwhelming praise from the PC community due to its phenomenal PC port. Despite being a fairly recent release on Steam, God of War is already being offered at a staggering discount during the Steam Winter Sale 2022.
While the story of God of War is the main highlight of the game, the combat system featured in the title is also top notch. The third-person melee system on offer here will take some getting used to, especially with the highly versatile weapon and puzzle-solving tool, the Leviathan axe. However, after unlocking some skills and combos, they’ll get to experience the most entertaining third-person melee combat in an action-adventure title.
God of War’s combat is very action-heavy, and most of Kratos’ moves are animation-driven, adding a lot of depth to each of his movesets. The game also features light RPG mechanics to add to the versatility of the combat system. From a stunning narrative to a robust action-heavy combat system, God of War is the perfect game for gamers looking to sink the hours in, especially with a 40% discount during the Steam Winter Sale 2022.