Steam and Origin sales see prices slashed on some must-play PC games

If you’re after a Christmas cracker of a bargain in terms of PC games, the good news is that there are some storming titles with big discounts on both Steam and Origin – and some of them are pretty recent releases, too.

Such as Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, which are on sale over at EA’s online store, Origin. Battlefield 1 has had its price slashed in half which means that the shooter now costs £24.99 (around $30) for the standard edition.

As for Titanfall 2, that has had the same discount applied, and again instead of the full price you now have to fork out just £24.99 (around $30).

Fifa 17 is also £24.99 (around $30) with 50% off, but there are some bigger discounts on older titles with up to two-thirds off in some cases.

Examples of 67% discounted games include The Sims 4 which now costs £16.66 (around $20), and Star Wars: Battlefront which has been reduced to £8.33 (around $10).

Steamy goodness

Okay, so moving on to Steam’s raft of discounted gems – these offers run through until January 2 (18:00 GMT). The headline bargain here is Doom, which has seen its price slashed by two-thirds, meaning it’ll now set you back £13.19 (around $16).

Or if you prefer your shooters a little more tactical, then Tom Clancy’s The Division has had its price cut in half, and now costs £19.99 (around $25).

The much lauded and innovative Firewatch has seen a 40% reduction to £8.99 (around $11), and a massive 75% discount has been applied to Payday 2 which will now set you back just £3.74 (around $4.50). Just Cause 3 also received the 75% treatment and has been knocked down to £9.99 (around $12).

Or how about some RPG co-op coolness with Grim Dawn reduced by 45% to £10.99 (around $14), or some classic role-playing with Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition at £5.99 (around $7) – that’s 60% off.

There are, of course, a ton of bargains to explore aside from these, and the same goes for Origin. So it’s certainly worth having a poke around and searching for your particular favorite games you haven’t got round to buying, which may have been considerably discounted.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).