So far this year has not been kind to my wallet. I’ve brought a bunch of games from various winter sales and my big backlog has gotten a little bigger.
Stardew Valley – $10
I’ll start with my favorite game that I’ve purchased during the Steam winter sale. Stardew Valley is pretty much Harvest Moon on PC. It’s different enough to not be called a clone, but even if it was it’s still a fantastic game. I can’t believe I waited so long to play this gem.
WWE 2K16 – $8
I used to be a wrestling fanatic when I was younger. Most of my favorite wrestlers have retired so I no longer watch/play the latest shows or games. 2K16 will be my first wrestling title since Smackdown vs Raw on the Playstation 3.
Fallout 4 Season Pass – $25
I finally got my hands on Fallout 4’s season pass, but I haven’t touched it yet. I’ve been so addicted to Stardew Valley that I put everything on hold to focus on playing that for now. I can’t wait to experience everything in this season pass though. Bethesda is known to make some fantastic DLCs for their games.
Titanfall 2 – $35
I went a little over my set price for Titanfall 2, but I don’t regret it on bit. I took a big leap of faith when I purchased this game and it paid off. Titanfall 2 is better than it’s predecessor in every way imaginable. It’s too bad that it sold so poorly on release.
Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass – $20
This is another game that I really wanted to purchase DLCs for. Star Wars Battlefront started off as a above average game, but it’s turned into a pretty great one over time. I haven’t put a great amount of time into everything yet, but so far I’m really loving it.
I ended up spending $10 on two separate Origin access accounts. My wife and I downloaded Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and so far it’s giving Titanfall 2 a run for it’s money as my favorite shooter of the year. I also tried to play Mirror’s Edge 2, but ended up uninstalling it. I don’t know why they decided to make it open world, but I enjoyed the first one a lot more. The performance issues also annoyed me. I might reinstall it, but I have other games to focus on for now.
New Super Mario Bros U – $28
I got this for Lunaliah for Christmas and she’s been pretty addicted to it too. I played with her, but only on world 1 and it’s a pretty awesome Mario game so far.
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin – $24
I’m on a mission to play/review a bunch of Castlevania games this year and I had to add this game to my collection. Right now I’m still making my way through Aria of Sorrow, but this one is next on my list.
I’m eyeing Don’t Starve Together, but I’m not sure if I’m going to pick up just yet because I’ve already brought a lot of games. WWE 2K16 was a leap of faith for me so I’m glad I found it so cheap. If I love it I’ll consider buying the newer one in the series. What games did you pick up from the winter sales?