Steam Winter Sale Discounts More VR Games Than You Could Ever Play

by Jamie Feltham • December 22nd, 2016

It was a good move on Oculus’ part to get out ahead of the Steam Winter Sale with its own deals; price cuts have just hit Valve’s digital store and there are more discounted VR games than you could ever hope to play.

There are over 400 VR experiences now discounted on the platform. That’s nearly half of the 1,000 pieces of content we reported were now available on Steam a few weeks ago. It’s not the first sale VR’s been involved in, but it has to be the biggest, especially considering that many more games now support both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift following the launch of Oculus Touch at the start of the month.

We have a few suggestions if you’re looking out for the best deals. For starters, there’s a massive 60% off of DiRT Rally [Review: 9/10], Codemasters brilliant racing game, bringing it to $23.99. That’s actually a lot less than it is in the Oculus Home sale, where it’s cut to $39.99. The same goes for Slight Mad Studios’ Project CARS: $24.99 on Oculus Home, $9.89 on Steam. If you’re looking to get a deal this week, definitely make sure you check both Home and Steam first for the best ones.

You probably already own it on Vive considering it came free with every pre-order of the headset, but most new purchases are missing out these days on the wonders of Tilt Brush. The VR painting app has been cut from $29.99 to $20.09, so grab it if you don’t have it already.

Elsewhere there’s 50% off of VR sniping favorite, The Nest, taking the price to $4.99, and popular military sim shooter Onward has 20% off, bringing it to $19.99. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope just got a co-op update, and it’s had its price cut to $31.99 too. The same is true of the excellent Raw Data, and Space Pirate Trainer is now just $11.24.

A personal highlight would have to be underrated horror gem A Chair in A Room: Greenwater [Review: 8/10], which is cut to $19.99.

Well, I know what I’m getting for Christmas: a Steam gift card. That’s my holiday set.

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  • More VR games than I could ever play? Challenge accepted.

    • Pil1010

      I’ll take the challenge. I just need someone with the capital so I can do it.

  • cdm283813

    Superhot is $16.99 on Steam as well.

    That leads me to what I’ve been saying all along. Oculus home has been pathetic when it comes to competing against Steam. 9 out of 10 the better deal can be had on Steam and it’s both Vive and Oculus compatible. You would figure that Oculus would price match Steam but no, they rather look like fools.

    • Allan

      Gotta agree with you there. I try to buy my Oculus games in their store to keep everything in 1 place. But it’s hard to do that when games like Project Cars are so much cheaper on Steam. Oh well, first world problems I guess.

    • While I do agree with you that Steam almost always has better deals, in this case, are you sure that you’re looking at SUPERHOT VR and not just SUPERHOT? Last I checked, SUPERHOT VR isn’t on Steam yet, but I could be wrong. It won’t load for me at the moment because the sales have crippled the servers as always lol

  • Allan

    Chair in a room is good? I was hesitant when I learned it was a mobile port. I kinda want my PC VR games to be higher on the graphic fidelity side. But if it’s a really good game regardless then that doesn’t matter so much.

    • Chair in a Room on the Vive is a completely different game from the one that released as a demo on mobile. Greenwater was made from the ground up for Vive specifically. Recently, the creator did release a free update which included a remake of the mobile one in Greenwater as a side story, but they’re entirely separate.

      • Allan

        Cool, thanks. Maybe I’ll give it a look. I wish Raw Data would add Oculus support.