Best deals from the 2019 Lunar New Year Steam Sale

For unknown reasons, the moon says the new year begins now, and the folks at Steam are slashing game prices to celebrate the occasion. What titles should you look out for? Let us guide you.


What’s the deal with this Lunar New Year? If you are like most people, you probably think the new year began back on the first day of January. Well, I’m here to tell you that most people are casuals and are not dialed in to the best new year, the Lunar New Year. Also known as the Chinese New Year, this method of mapping days is based around cycles of the moon. In China and several other east Asian countries, the lunar new year marks the beginning of huge celebrations. The folks at Valve are getting in on the fun by offering loads of great PC games at big discounts for the Steam Lunar New Year Sale.

If you put any value on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, you’d know that 2019 is the year of the pig. Of the animals that are included in the twelve year Zodiac cycle, the pig is clearly the best. Not because I am a pig, just because it’s the truth. The Wikipedia page for the Chinese Zodiac animals explains that pigs are known to be “refined, intuitive, intelligent, and fine artists in their lovemaking.” You can’t argue with science, folks. Let us get back to this Steam Sale.

Steam has slashed prices on a huge chunk of their library as part of this new sale. The prices are good from February 4 through February 11 at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). Games from all genres and publishers are represented. As an added bonus, Steam is offering an additional $5 discount to your first purchase of $30 or more.

If you find yourself overwhelmed at all the possibilities provided by the Lunar New Year sale, let us offer some recommendations for the best deals to be found in Steam’s massive catalog.

Best deals from the 2019 Lunar New Year Steam Sale

Overcooked! Bundle - $20.69 (51% off)

Tekken 7 - $19.99 (50% off)

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 - $3.99 (50% off)

Far Cry 5 - $14.99 (75% off)

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - $11.99 (60% off)

Subnautica - $17.49 (30% off)

Rocket League - $11.99 (40% off)

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition - $29.24 (35% off)

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

Star Control: Origins - $26.79 (33% off)

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey - $29.99 (50% off)

The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition - $14.99 (70% off)

Rainbow Six: Siege - $9.99 (75% off)

Astroneer - $23.99 (20% off)

Ashes of the SIngularity: Escalation - $11.99 (60% off)

NIOH: Complete Edition - $24.99 (50% off)

Keep checking back with the Steam Lunar New Year Sale each day at 1:00 PM EST for a new batch of featured games. Keep in mind that all discounts are active now and the featured games are just rotated into view on the store’s front page and the prices are good until the sale ends on February 11. If you need help with your new games, don’t forget to hit up Shacknews for the best guide content online.

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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