Nov 22, 2023 11 min read

The Best Games Under $10 in the Steam Autumn Sale

These are some of the very best bargain buys that you can grab in the new, Steam Autumn Sale. All under ten bucks, and all Steam Deck friendly.

The Best Games Under $10 in the Steam Autumn Sale

These are some of the very best bargain buys that you can grab in the new, Steam Autumn Sale. All under ten bucks, and all Steam Deck friendly.

It's autumn, and prices are falling. Over the next seven days the Steam store is offering deep discounts across a massive range of titles all as part of the 2023 Steam Autumn sale.

This new, week long sales event is live right now, and will run from Tuesday, November 21, through Black Friday, up until Tuesday, November 28.

The discounts on offer include the likes of Persona 5 Royale, Forza Horizon 5, and Hogwarts Legacy. But, today we're interested in those budget friendly pick-ups โ€” so, as ever we've scouted out the very best games that you can grab for under ten dollars.

We've got a list below of some of the very best sub-ten dollar Steam Deck friendly bargains that you can pick up over the next week in this autumnal sale. So whether you're looking to add to your backlog, or maybe grab some new games for sweet new OLED Steam Deck, we've got you covered on some great Steam store bargains.

Let's get to it!

๐Ÿ‚ Steam Autumn Sale Bargains:

KarmaZoo on Steam Deck

KarmaZoo - $7.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This game is new, having only just released earlier this month. It's a rather unique indie co-op experience for up to 10 random players in which being kind and friendly is the aim of the game. Help people, work together, and find bliss in cooperation.

โ€ฃ KarmaZoo for Steam Deck

The Talos Principle - $2.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

This award-winning critically acclaimed narrative puzzler from 2014 tests you with its series of first-person philosophical sci-fi puzzle problems.

A long awaited sequel came out earlier this month, so now's a good a time as any to check out where things started with this currently $3 original.

โ€ฃ The Talos Principle on Steam Deck

Borderland 3 for Steam Deck

Borderlands 3 - $8.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

There's a decent 85% off this 2020 looter shooter, bringing the chaotic vault hunting action down to around nine bucks. A bargain for what's a sizeable co-op friendly, Steam Deck playable RPG. Borderlands 2 is also on sale for $4.99.

โ€ฃ Borderlands 3 on Steam Deck

Jet Lancer on Steam Deck

Jet Lancer - $4.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

I loved this fast-paced high-velocity aerial shooter when I first played through it on the Switch back in 2020, saying it offers up "a zippy, supersonic slice of entertainment, with blue skies aplenty and imposing arcade action".

It's a fun blast of arcade-style airborne bullet-hell action that's well suited to a handheld โ€” it's verified on Steam Deck, is currently less than five bucks, oh and it features a talking cat.

โ€ฃ Jet Lancer for Steam Deck

GTA IV on Steam Deck

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

If you haven't played this before you don't even know how you've already gone and disappointed cousin Roman.

Of course, if you have played this 2008 open world shooter from Rockstar then you'll know to expect the ups and many downs of the American-dream for the protagonist Niko Bellic. This Steam release of GTA 4 has all the DLC too โ€“ don't worry, you'll no doubt have plenty of time to get through it all before GTA 6 arrives.

โ€ฃ Grand Theft Auto IV for Steam Deck

Disco Elysium - $9.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

An award winning RPG hit from 2019, that's got a whopping Metacritic score of 97/100. Considered one of the best role playing games ever made, Disco Elysium features no combat, but instead resolves events through skill check and dialogue alone. 

It features a fascinating story with intriguing characters, and a beautiful painterly art style.

โ€ฃ  Disco Elysium for Steam Deck

Alien Isolation for Steam Deck

Alien: Isolation - $9.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

A superb, award-winning slice of survival horror from 2014 that is "set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger". It's set 15 years after the first movie.

โ€ฃ Alien: Isolation on Steam Deck

Fez on Steam Deck

FEZ - $4.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

You've played FEZ right? If not, go grab a pen and paper, get this downloaded, and start taking notes as you traverse the cryptic, mysterious world that unfolds in this superb indie puzzle-platformer from Phil Fish. A must play in my book.

โ€ฃ FEZ for Steam Deck

Dicey Dungeons - $7.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

A clever, dice-themed fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from the mind of Terry Cavanagh.

โ€ฃ Dicey Dungeons for Steam Deck

Rise of the Tomb Raider - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

Crystal Dynamics served up this Lara adventure back in 2016, with tombs aplenty to explore, and even the ability to explore Croft Manor once again.

โ€ฃ Rise of the Tomb Raider for Steam Deck

GRIS on Steam Deck

GRIS - $3.74

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

A beautifully animated award-winning indie game, bringing together some light puzzle action, platforming and optional skill-based challenges. Described as a 'serene and evocative' experienced, it truly needs to be seen to be appreciated.

โ€ฃ GRIS for Steam Deck

Spelunky 2 - $9.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This celebrated and much-loved perma-death platformer is currently half price.

The 2020 roguelike follow-up expands on what made the first game great โ€” exploring unknown locales, avoiding traps, facing monsters, and grabbing all the treasure โ€” all whilst balancing a delicate line between risk and reward. This new entry adds in plenty of new features, is Steam Deck verified, and as addictive as ever.

โ€ฃ Spelunky 2 for Steam Deck

Psychonauts on Steam Deck

Psychonauts - $3.19

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

A cult-classic 3D platforming romp that's a rather psychedelic trip through the minds of "misfits, monsters, and madmen". This celebrated 2005 comedic action adventure from developers Double Fine Productions is currently less than four bucks.

โ€ฃ Psychonauts on Steam Deck

PAYDAY 2 - $2.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

Yes, PAYDAY 3 is out now, but if you want a bit of Steam Deck friendly bank heist action on the cheap then this co-op crime shooter is certainly a steal at 75% off.

โ€ฃ PAYDAY 2 on Steam Deck

BioShock Infinite - $7.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

Journey to the city in the sky and play this third entry in the ever curious BioShock series. A really unique story-rich shooter set in an alternative retro-future 1912. God only knows why you'd pass it up at this price.

You can grab all three BioShock games for just under 12 bucks if you wanna break the ten dollar rule we're playing by.

โ€ฃ BioShock Infinite on Steam Deck

Narita Boy - $4.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This is a slick retro-style 2D action-adventure platformer with pixel perfect art style, 80s vibes, and a Tron-esque story. Won a few awards, and is Verified on Deck.

โ€ฃ Narita Boy on Steam Deck

Sid Meierโ€™s Civilization VI - $5.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

A huge 90% discount on this mammoth turn-based strategy gem.

โ€ฃ Sid Meierโ€™s Civilization VI on Steam Deck

Half-Life for Steam Deck

Half-Life - $0.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

Ok, yes, Valve's first game was free to download last week, but if you missed the chance to grab it at a 100% discount, then this 90% discount on what is such a classic game is still well worth considering. The game has been recently updated to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and it's now Steam Deck Verified too!

โ€ฃ Half-Life on Steam Deck

Dome Keeper - $8.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

In this 2022 survival roguelike you're a miner having to defend against waves of alien attackers. Dig down for resources and choose from various, powerful upgrade paths.Dig deeper for better rewards or head back to the surface to play defence?

Hey Siri, play Deeper Underground by Jamiroquai...

โ€ฃ Dome Keeper on Steam Deck

Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition - $7.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

A 2020 award-winning emotive story-rich management game about death and dying. You're a ferrymaster to the deceased โ€” you have to build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and then release them into the afterlife.

โ€ฃ Spiritfarer for Steam Deck

Prey on Steam Deck

Prey - $2.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This atmospheric sci-fi thriller from 2017 sees you on a space station orbiting the moon, but it's been overrun by hostile aliens โ€” your job is to survive. A bargain at just three dollars.

โ€ฃ Prey for Steam Deck

Brotato on Steam Deck

Brotato - $3.74

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

Whenever there is a sale on, I feel it worth mentioning Brotato. It's a fast-paced top down arena roguelike in which you fight off hoards of aliens. A satisfying and rather addictive shooter that plays great on Steam Deck.

โ€ฃ Brotato for Steam Deck

Ex-Zodiac - $6.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

This early-access on-rails shooter has serious 90s vibes, sporting a rad low-poly look and pastel colour scheme. It's a Starfox-esque fast-paced arcade shooter with tons of style.

โ€ฃ Ex-Zodiac for Steam Deck

Brutal Legend - $3.74

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This musical action-adventure game, first released in 2009, features Jack Black in the starring role.

It's a heavy metal 3D adventure that's Lord of the Rings meets Spinal Tap, featuring cover bands aplenty, metalheads, and even Ozzy makes an appearance.

โ€ฃ Brutal Legend for Steam Deck

Guacamelee on Steam Deck

Guacamelee! Gold Edition - $3.74

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

One of the very best Metroidvania's available on the Steam Deck at a bargain price. There's currently 75% off this 2013 Mexican-inspired 2D indie hit, and it's Verified too.

โ€ฃ Guacamelee on Steam Deck

Going Under - $4.99

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

If the employees of OpenAI are looking for a fun distraction this week, how about playing this satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups.

โ€ฃ Going Under on Steam Deck

Dordogne for Steam Deck

Dordogne - $9.89

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

A beautiful watercolour adventure about revisiting childhood summers. Released earlier in 2023 this narrative experience is a joy to see in motion.

โ€ฃ Dordogne on Steam Deck

A Short Hike - $4.79

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This award-winning little indie adventure from 2019 is charming. You're tasked with exploring a beautiful small island and ultimately climbing up to the top of the Hawk Peak mountain.

It's chill and relaxing โ€” and it's currently less than five bucks.

โ€ฃ A Short Hike on Steam Deck

Super Meat Boy - $1.49

๐ŸŽฎ Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This precision platformer is a pixel-perfect classic, offering up a tough-as-nails challenge that is rather rage inducing at times โ€” but the hilarious replay feature makes persevering worth it. An indie must play at an insane 90% discount.

โ€ฃ Super Meat Boy on Steam Deck

Some more Steam Deck friendly games under ten bucks: 

That's it! Those are some of the very best Steam autumn sale deals on games that we think are well worth taking a look over.

A Steam Deck showing the 2023 Autumn Sale

As ever, if you do end up grabbing anything from this new Steam sale, or you have any low-price game recommendations that you think folks should know about then please do leave us a comment down below.

Happy gaming!

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