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Steam Halloween Sale 2017 is almost here: What games should you buy?

The Steam Halloween Sale 2017 is all set to begin on October 26th, so what games are you going to buy? Don’t know which game to buy? Let us help you make your choice

Steam Halloween Sale 2017 is almost here

Here is our list of recommended games for each genre. It may be missing some top games, or games which you like. If so, do recommend it to fellow readers, by dropping a comment.

If you like one game in a genre, you might like the others.

Action (FPS games and Third-person shooters)

  • DOOM
  • Sniper Elite 2
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Open-world games (in a modern or post-apocalyptic setting)

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Borderlands: GOTY
  • Borderlands 2: GOTY
  • Fallout 3 GOTY
  • Fallout 3 New Vegas
  • Fallout 4 (GOTY)
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Just Cause 2 (Just Cause 3 is good, but has optimization issues)
  • Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R (all three games)
  • Watch Dogs

RPGs (Open-world RPGs)

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Gothic II: Gold Edition
  • Gothic 3
  • Middle-earth Shadow Of Mordor Game Of The Year Edition
  • Middle-earth Shadow of War
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Deluxe Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • The Witcher 3 GOTY

Note: Assassin's Creed is not exactly an RPG, but the games in the series have wonderful open worlds to roam around in. Dark Souls is another RPG which I like, but is not truly open-world.

RPGs (Isometric RPG - also includes turn based RPG, hybrid RPG-RTS)

  • Age of Wonders III
  • Baldur's Gate (I and II) Enhanced Edition
  • Divinity Original Sin
  • Divinity Original Sin 2
  • Expeditions: Conquistador
  • Fallen Enchantress Ultimate Edition
  • Hard West
  • King's Bounty Ultimate Edition
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Shadowrun Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • SpellForce 2 Platinum Edition
  • The Banner Saga (I and II)
  • Wasteland 2
  • XCOM Enemy Unknown
  • XCOM 2

RPG: (Action RPG similar to Diablo)

  • DeathSpank
  • Dungeon Siege II
  • Grim Dawn
  • Sacred 2 Gold
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Final Cut
  • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
  • Torchlight
  • Torchlight II
  • Victor Vran ARPG

Stealth based games:

  • Dishonored
  • Dishonored 2
  • Hitman
  • Styx Master of Shadows
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition

Strategy games (Real Time Strategy games)

  • Age of Empires II: HD Edition
  • Age of Empires III: Complete Edition
  • Age of Mythology Extended Edition
  • Anno 1404 (also known as Dawn of Discovery)
  • Banished
  • Company of Heroes Complete Pack
  • Halo Wars
  • STAR WARS Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  • Stellaris
  • The Settlers VI: Rise Of An Empire Gold Edition
  • Tropico (3, 4, and 5. DLCs are not great though)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Note: Rise of Nations, Star Wars Empire at War are also good RTS games.

Strategy games (Real Time Tactics games)

  • Commandos 2
  • Commandos 3
  • Door Kickers
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Strategy (Turn based strategy)

  • Empire: Total War
  • Total War: Shogun 2
  • Total War: Warhammer

Note: FTL: Faster Than Light is a good rogue-like with TBS elements.

Strategy (4X games )

  • Civilization V: Complete
  • Civilization VI: Deluxe
  • Endless Legend
  • Endless Space
  • Endless Space 2
  • Galactic Civilization III (with Crusader DLC)
  • Stars in Shadow

Strategy (Grand Strategy)

  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis III Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Hearts of Iron Collection III
  • Victoria II

Platformers (includes roguelike, crafting/survival)

  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles (all 3)
  • Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
  • Hollow Knight
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Spelunky
  • Stardew Valley
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Terraria
  • Trine Enchanted Edition
  • Trine 2: Complete Story


  • Portal Bundle
  • The Talos Principle

Racing (and Driving)

  • American Truck Simulator
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Farming Simulator 15 (and 17)
  • Road Redemption

I think we covered a lot of genres here, focusing only on single player games of course. What are your recommendations?

You don’t have to take our word for the list. Always go to YouTube, check some let’s play videos, and decide if the game is right for you. Read our previous article to find out how to save money by observing game prices.