Hey there gamers! You must be familiar with the legendary Steam platform, right? Well, you'll be thrilled to know that Valve, the company behind Steam, has just released an official schedule for the highly-anticipated Steam Sale in 2023. Get ready for some serious discounts, folks!
Starting from February, the sales and fests will continue every month until the end of the year. For those who are new to the game, Steam is a platform where you can buy online games for your computer or laptop. Unlike console games that come in physical form, Steam offers digital games that are yours to keep forever - as long as you can log into your Steam account.
To make sure gamers and developers are ready for every event, Steam has published their full-year schedule for sales and fests events in 2023
But that's not all! Along with discounted main games, there are usually some great deals on additional (add-on) games like extra maps, characters, and costumes to enhance your gaming experience. So don't forget to check out those add-ons!
Here's the complete Steam Sales & Fests 2023 schedule: mark your calendars!
- Mystery Fest: February 20 - 27
- Spring Sale: March 16 - 23 (major seasonal sale)
- Puzzle Fest: April 24 - May 1
- Sports Fest: May 15 - 22
- Next Fest: June 19 - 26
- Summer Sale: June 29 - July 13 (major seasonal sale)
- Stealth Fest: July 24 - 31
- Visual Novel Fest: August 7 - 14
- Strategy Fest: August 28 - September 4
- SHMUP Fest: September 25 - October 2
- Next Fest: October 9 - 16
- Return of Steam Scream Fest (Halloween): October 26 - November 2 (additional details to come)
- Autumn Sale: November 21 - 28 (major seasonal sale)
- Winter Sale: December 21 - January 4, 2024 (major seasonal sale)
Mystery Fest: February 20 - 27
Get your detective hats on, folks! There's a new event on Steam that celebrates the thrill of solving mysteries both big and small. From current to upcoming mystery and detective games of all kinds, this event offers discounts and demos that you won't want to miss.
The event runs from February 20th at 10:00 AM PST (UTC-8) to February 27th at 10:00 AM PST (UTC-8). During this time, you'll have the chance to score some serious discounts on mystery games that are already released. And if you're looking for something new to sink your teeth into, there are sections for unreleased games and games with demos.
This event is targeted toward games that are primarily thought of as one of these types of games:
- Social Deduction
So put your detective skills to the test and grab some great deals on mystery and detective games. Who knows, you might just uncover your new favorite game!
Spring Sale: March 16 - 23 (major seasonal sale)
From May 25th to June 8th, get ready to snag some incredible deals on your favorite PC games! Whether you're a fan of action, adventure, or strategy games, you'll find something that tickles your fancy at this sale.
During the Spring Sale, you'll be able to enjoy discounts on both main games and additional game content. This means that you can score big savings on add-ons like extra maps, special weapons, and exclusive costumes. And don't forget, these deals are only available for a limited time, so act fast!
Puzzle Fest: April 24 - May 1
Attention all puzzle lovers! Get ready to celebrate the art of puzzle-solving with a new event on Steam. This event is all about highlighting the joys of casual tile matching, deductive logic reasoning, and everything in between. And the best part? You'll be able to score some awesome discounts and demos on current and upcoming puzzle games of all kinds.
So, mark your calendars, and don't miss out on this fantastic event that celebrates the spirit of puzzle-solving. Who knows, you might even discover your new favorite puzzle game!
Sports Fest: May 15 - 22
Get ready to kick off the ultimate sports celebration with Steam Sports Fest! This event is all about showcasing the diverse world of sports, featuring everything from top-tier football franchises to innovative fictional sports and much more. From current to upcoming sports games of all kinds, you'll be able to score some amazing discounts and demos.
Please note that this event focuses on games primarily thought of as sports games. Participating games must feature sporting events and activities, whether real or fictional, as the primary game element. Keep in mind that racing games are excluded from this event, as they have a separate dedicated Racing Fest.
Next Fest: June 19 - 26
Get ready for Steam Next Fest: June 2023 Edition! This multi-day event is a celebration for fans to try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and discover upcoming games on Steam. For developers, it's an opportunity to get valuable feedback from players and build an audience for future game launches on Steam. Don't miss out on this exciting event that brings gamers and developers together in one place!
Summer Sale: June 22 - July 6 (major seasonal sale)
This is the perfect time to stock up on all the games you've been eyeing all year long.
Whether you're a hardcore gamer or just play for fun, you're sure to find something you love during the Summer Sale. With discounts on everything from first-person shooters to sports games, there's something for everyone. And if you're looking to spice up your gaming experience, don't forget to check out the discounted add-ons, too.
Stealth Fest: July 24 - 31
Are you a fan of sneaky gameplay? Then you won't want to miss Steam Stealth Fest! This event celebrates the spirit of quietly achieving your objective without being detected, featuring discounts and demos on current and upcoming stealth games of all kinds.
The event focuses on games designed with sneaking in mind, where staying undetected is key to succeeding. Whether it's the only way to play or just one of the options, there's something for every stealth game enthusiast. Join us for this exciting event and put your sneaking skills to the test!
Visual Novel Fest: August 7 - 14
Are you a fan of interactive storytelling and beautiful art? Then Steam Visual Novel Fest is the event for you! This festival celebrates the spirit of telling a story through art and interactive fiction, with discounts and demos on current and upcoming visual novel games of all kinds.
The event focuses on games that emphasize interactive storytelling primarily through text, with static or animated images to accompany you every step of the way. Immerse yourself in captivating stories, rich characters, and stunning artwork with Steam Visual Novel Fest. Join us and experience the power of interactive storytelling!
Strategy Fest: August 28 - September 4
This event features games that challenge players to use their intellect and tactical skills to achieve victory, whether it be through resource management, turn-based combat, or grand-scale battles. From classic titles to new releases, Steam Strategy Fest has something for every strategy game fan to enjoy.
This event showcases games that prioritize strategic thinking and planning to achieve success while outwitting opponents. It primarily features games that fall under these categories:
- RTS (including Action RTS)
- Strategy (including Turn-Based Strategy, Grand Strategy, and Strategy RPG)
- Hex Grid
- Tower Defense
- Card Game
- Board Game
SHMUP Fest: September 25 - October 2
Steam SHMUP Fest features discounts and demos on shoot 'em up, twin-stick shooters, and bullet hell games, celebrating the excitement of fast-paced gameplay, power-ups, and lots of bullets.
This event is targeted toward games that are primarily thought of as one of these types of games:
- Shoot 'em up
- Twin stick shooters
- Bullet hell
Next Fest: October 9 - 16
Similar to the previous Next Fest event above
Return of Steam Scream Fest (Halloween): October 26 - November 2 (additional details to come)
The Halloween Steam Sale is one of the major sale events of the year, and it's the perfect time to grab your favorite spooky games at a discounted price.
Whether you're looking for horror, survival, or thriller games, this sale has got you covered. From classic titles like Resident Evil and Dead Space to newer releases like The Medium and Little Nightmares II, you're sure to find something that'll give you chills.
There are also plenty of Halloween-themed games available to get you in the mood for the season. So don't miss out on this chance to add some scares to your Steam library!
Autumn Sale: November 21 - 28 (major seasonal sale)
This is also one of the major sale events on Steam, and there's no better time to pick up those games you've been eyeing or grab something new to try. The sale features discounts on a wide range of games, from indie hits to big-budget blockbusters.
Whether you're into RPGs, shooters, strategy games, or anything in between, there's something for everyone at the Autumn Steam Sale. So, grab your pumpkin spice latte and get ready to game your way through the season!
Winter Sale: December 21 - January 4, 2024 (major seasonal sale)
The Winter Steam Sale is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for gamers around the world. This festive sale brings in the holiday season with discounts and demos on a wide variety of games of all kinds.
Whether you’re looking for the latest AAA titles or indie gems, the Winter Sale has something for everyone. This is a perfect opportunity to grab the games you’ve been eyeing all year at discounted prices. The Winter Steam Sale is a great way to stay cozy during the winter months and enjoy some of the best games of the year. Don't miss out on this amazing sale event!
With each event offering unique discounts and demos, you can keep an eye out for their favorite games and try out new ones during these exciting sales events. So mark your calendars and get ready to explore the vast world of gaming with Steam's themed sales!