Steam is the go-to place for gamers. What Netflix and Apple TV and Hulu are to TV, Steam is to video games. Steam’s library of game content is the stuff of legends, and their sales for Black Friday and other promotional events are epic.

What is Steam?

Steam is a content-streaming platform that allows users to access virtually any video game in existence and play it directly on their computers.

With over 150 million members now since it first launched in 2003, Steam’s popularity is only growing among members. Users have access to a huge collection of game titles at their fingertips without having to sacrifice too much computer memory or storage. In order to play the thousands of games that Steam hosts, you will need to download and install the Steam “app” to your computer.

Steam has oodles of popular games, running the gamut in content from Rocket League and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI to more violent games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Grand Theft Auto V. You can find plenty of indie games too, and other future brands emerging onto the market.

And if you’re a concerned parent wondering what content your kids might find, don’t worry. You can set parental controls in place.

Some games on Steam are free or uber cheap (starting at just $1), but the more popular games can get pricey. When it comes to new game releases from the most popular developers, games can cost as much as $60 to $70. That isn’t cheap, but with Steam sales for Black Friday and other events throughout the year, you can find tremendous savings.

Does Steam have a Black Friday sale?

Yes, Steam has Black Friday sales every year. Black Friday deals and dates have not yet been officially released for 2022. But based on what we’ve seen in recent years for Steam Black Friday sale events, PC gamers should have a good idea of what to expect. Look for it to start on or around November 22nd.

While you wait for the 2022 event, make to update your wishlist. You can share it with grandparents and relatives and friends so they can gift you all your favorites – and at significant discounts too. Help friends and family find you games you actually want while you save them money.

When do Steam Black Friday deals start?

Steam has a number of promos close to Thanksgiving and December that coincide with U.S. Black Friday shopping.

  • October 25 – November 1, 2022: Halloween Sale (Steam Scream Fest)
  • November 22 – November 29, 2022: Steam Autumn Sale
  • December 22, 2022 – January 5, 2023: Steam Winter Sale

When is the Steam Pre-Black Friday sale?

There will be Black Friday-type deals from October 25th to November 1st, a few weeks ahead of Thanksgiving. Officially, this sales event is called the Steam Scream Fest. But for all intents and purposes, U.S. shoppers can consider this a pre-Black Friday sale.

What Steam games will be on sale for Black Friday?

PC gaming deals for the last couple of Steam Black Friday events are a good indication of what to expect this year.

Steam Games on Sale for Black Friday (expected)

  • Doom Eternal @ $19.79 (save 67%)
  • Squadrons @ $23.99 (save 40%)
  • Red Dead Redemption II @ $40.19 (save 33%)
  • HADES @ $19.99 (save 20%)
  • Sims 4 @ $4.79 (save 88%)
  • Borderlands 3 @ $19.79 (save 67%)
  • Star Wards Jedi Fallen Order @ $23.99 (save 60%)
  • Civilization VI @ $14.99 (save 75%)
  • Doom Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Hitman Franchise @ up to 84% off
  • Worms Franchise @ up to 82% off
  • Fallout Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Jackbox Party Pack Franchise @ up to 59% off
  • Half-Life Franchise @ up to 88% off
  • Super Elite Franchise @ up to 85% off
  • Cyrsis Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Dishonored Franchise @ up to 80% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Franchise @ up to 80% off
  • Arma Franchise @ up to 80% off
  • Command & Conquer Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Don’t Starve Franchise @ up to 75% off
  • Megaman Franichse @ up to 60% off
  • No Man’s Sky @ $9.99 (50% off)
  • Project Winter @ $14.99 (25% off)
  • Pavlov @ $14.99 (40% off)
  • Black Desert Online Remastered @ $2.99 (70% of)
  • Walking Dead Saints & Sinners @ $29.99 (25% off)
  • Star Renegades Enter the Dragon @ $21.24 (15% off)
  • Sponge Bob Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated @ $19.79 (34% off)
  • Medieval Dynasty @ $23.99 (20% off)
  • Deep Rock Galactic @ $20.99 (30% off)
  • Torchlight III @ $23.99 (40% off)
  • Metro Exodus @ $15.99 (60% off)
  • Insurgency Sandstorm @ $14.99 (50% off)
  • Total War Warhammer @ $20.39 (66% off)
  • Halo The Master Chief Collection @ $25.99 (35% off)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 @ $6.24 (75% off)
  • 7 The Jackbox Party Pack @ $23.99(20% off)

Again, these are the deals we expect to see based on Steam Black Friday and Autumn Sale for 2020 and 2021. Bookmark our site and check back. We’ll have the latest news for you on Steam deals and discounts.

What dates are Steam sales?

Steams has a number of popular sales events throughout the year.

Steam Sales and Dates

  • Steam Autumn Sale / Black Friday Sale
  • 2020: November 25th to December 1st
  • 2021: November 24th to December 1st
  • 2022: *November 23rd or 24th to December 1st
  • Steam Cyber Monday Sale
  • 2020: November 30th – coincided with the broader 6-day Autumn Sale
  • 2021: November 29th kickoff
  • Steam Lunar New Year Sale
  • 2021: February 11th to February 15th
  • 2022: January 27th to February 3rd
  • Steam Golden Week Sale
  • 2021: April 29th to May 6th
  • 2022: April 28th to May 5th
  • Estimated, but as Golden Week is meant to cover 4 national holidays in Japan that fall within one week, we are highly confident with this expected date range.
  • Steam Spring Sale
  • 2021: May 27th to May 31st
  • 2022: May 26th to May 30th
  • Steam Summer Sale
  • 2021: June 24th to July 8th
  • 2022: June 23rd to July 7th

Steam also regularly holds other smaller sales events too, like the the Steam Winter Sale, Halloween Sale, and other promotions.

When is the Steam Summer Sale on?

The Steam Summer Sale has traditionally been a two-week event spanning the last week of June and the first week of July.

  • Last Steam Summer Sale: June 23rd to July 7th
  • Next year’s Steam Summer Sale: June 22nd to July 6th (estimated)

How do I get 100% off Steam games?

You can get 100% Steam games through a few tips.

Get 100% Free Steam Games

  • Steam offers a huge selection of free games, including many indie games.
  • Put games you like on your wish list and update it regularly. You’ll get notifications when games on sale (so you can pull the trigger and pay, or try to get the free squeeze out of someone else). Also, this is helpful for the holidays when other family and friends are gift-buying.
  • Participate in the Steam community (like their gamer forums) and earn points.
  • Get free PayPal and prepaid gift cards you can use on Steam. On Swagbucks, members age 13 and up can earn free rewards online for exploring new content, uploading receipts, answering polls, daily trivia, and taking surveys.

What Other Stores Have the Best Deals on Black Friday?

Other retailers and hot deals you should hit up during the holiday season include:

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