November Steam sales: 3 iconic action-packed games to get for an unbeatable bargain
1. Devil May Cry 5 is 67% off
The Devil May Cry franchise is a long-time staple in the action-RPG genre, with Devil May Cry 5 representing a strong return to the series' hardcore hack-and-slash roots. The game continues the story of Dante, Nero, and V — along with non-playable legacy characters Lady and Trish — as they fight waves of demons commanded by Urizen. Each playable character has a different set of abilities, giving players the opportunity to experiment with different play styles to deal damage in a way that works for them.
Whether you're a hardcore fan of the genre, or you've never played a Devil May Cry game, you'll almost certainly enjoy the spectacular visceral combat and compelling narrative that Devil May Cry 5 has to offer. At only US$9.89 until November 22, the Devil May Cry 5 + Vergil DLC bundle is definitely worth a second look during its Steam sale if you've wanted to dip a toe into the genre.
2. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is 80% off
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is but a slice of the expansive Warhammer franchise, taking place during the apocalyptic End Times of a brutal fantasy world before its destruction by the forces of chaos. Being a co-op PvE game, up to four players team up, each taking control of one of five heroes to fight wave after wave of demon host in a fruitless attempt to maintain order. Vermintide 2 received high praise for its detailed level design, character variety and progression, and excellent weapons and combat systems.
In case you missed it earlier in November when Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was available to download for free-nintey-nine, the next best thing would be to grab it while it's on sale, right? Vermintide 2 is on sale on Steam for US$5.99 until November 21.
Games with a focus on melee are just better on a controller — something like the 8Bitdo Ultimate Wired Xbox Controller, available on Amazon.
3. Monster Hunter: World is 50% off
Monster Hunter: World is the second-latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise. Previously a much more niche franchise, garnering success mostly in Asian markets and among hardcore fans of the series, Monster Hunter: World managed to attract a much larger western audience than its predecessors. Monster Hunter: World follows a pretty basic structure: Players venture out into the open world — solo or co-op — on expeditions to fight ridiculous, giant monsters with equally giant weapons, and they hopefully return victorious at the end of the day.
At first glance, Monster Hunter sounds like it might be boring, but the versatile combat system, monster design, and attention to detail make each interaction special and keep you on your feet. Each monster is uniquely designed, while the move-set and visual design of each monster expertly communicate subtle clues to players about strengths and weaknesses unique to each beast. Monster Hunter: World is equal parts open-world fantasy ARPG, survival game, and hack-and-slasher, meaning there's something for almost everyone to enjoy, while the character customisation is virtually unrivalled in modern gaming.
This rather unique package is on sale on Steam for US$14.99 until November 22. If you're looking for more afterwards, World's successor, Monster Hunter: Rise, is also on sale this November.