Steam Winter sale has a pile of discounts but if you want to filter the cream of the turn-based crop, you've come to the right place.
Turn-based games usually thrive in the RPG genre but a few other types of gems can pop up from time to time. Here is a list of a games that are currently discounted on Steam and are well-worth the price of admission.
Shadowrun Trilogy (Highest discount)
These RPG titles are beloved by players and critics alike but they never had much spotlight on them. The trilogy pack includes Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall and Shadowrun Hong Kong, at the price of €17.95. Should you go into the dystopian rabbit hole of Shadowrun, you are in for a cyberpunk adventure that mixes with magic and great writing, with each of the three games offering a story that would be well-worth the read even if you didn't get to interact with it through a video game.
Wasteland 3 (Lowest price)
With the bad fortune of being an RPG releasing in the same year as Cyberpunk 2077, Wasteland 3 didn't get to enjoy much attention. However, it did manage to find quite a few players but no one would hold it against you if it flew under your radar. Venturing into post-apocalyptic Colorado will have you running through an amazing adventure with your squad, followed by some of the best tunes video games have been graced with, all at the low price of €11.21. You are looking at tens of hours of pure fun here.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Best Steam user review score)
Larian's amazing RPG offers an amazing amount of character customisation and progression for that perfect roleplaying experience. It is no wonder 95 per cent Steam players liked it - the game has so many qualities that it fits so many bills and it's probably the safest bet on the list if you're looking for guaranteed enjoyment. The 60 per cent discount brought it down to €18.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (The most content)
Ubisoft's games are often described as "wide as the ocean, deep as a puddle" because the devs attempt to mask the lack of content by adding menial tasks all over the map. Owlcat Games took no such compromises and create a monstrously big game that is also extremely deep wherever you look. Character customisation, character progression, quest resolutions, storytelling - literally everything in this game is brimming with quality. Had it not been afflicted by a few game-breaking bugs at release, it would have been my GOTY.
Those issues have been fixed since and while the discount on this game is the lowest on the list, paying even the full price would easily offer the best bang for the buck, compared to any release as far as I can remember.
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector (Personal GOTY 2021)
The only game on this list that is not an RPG also happens to be the only game I ever gave a 10 out of 10. It doesn't have to do with genre but rather the fantastic embodiment of the W40K universe. If you played Dawn of War and the first sequel back in the day, there is a lot about Battlesector you will like.
Everything just feels on-point with the visceral look into the Primaris Space Marines as well as their brethren, into whose ranks they are being incorporated.