The Winter Steam Sale 2023 is live and Baldur's Gate 3 is on sale for the first time

The 2023 Steam Winter Sale is live. You've got until 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BT on January 4, 2024 to add yet more games to your backlog – or, if you're actually a healthy PC gamer, grab something to play immediately – on the cheap. 

The winter sale kickoff also opened voting for the 2023 Steam Awards, which have been narrowed down since the preliminary nominations during the Autumn Sale. You can cast your final votes here. This year's categories are:

  • Game of the Year
  • VR Game of the Year
  • Labor of Love
  • Best Game on Steam Deck
  • Better with Friends
  • Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • Best Game You Suck At 
  • Outstanding Visual Style
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Sit Back and Relax

The official trailer for the Steam Winter Sale 2023 – and it's still wild to me that these things have trailers now – featured Steam sale regulars like The Witcher 3 and Dwarf Fortress, as well as newer games such as Atomic Heart and Battlebit Remastered. With the sale now live, heaps of new games and unmissable classics are discounted. 

My favorite game of 2023 was Steam Next Fest, writes our own Rollin Bishop. 

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.