Best Way to Spend $5 on Steam?

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I just recently got a Steam account and found out that I can't trade items or add friends until I spend a minimum of $5 in the Steam Store.

So, NC, what are the best games to buy on Steam?

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If you aren't in a rush, wait for the Christmas sale.

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That's true, the Steam Winter Sale should be happening around December 18th or 19th, and usually goes on till the end of December. Games are heavily discounted then. I've got a few I'm waiting to buy! I want to get Unreal Tournament 3 if it's a good price, and also want to get the new Roller Coaster Tycoon World.

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What games should I snag during the winter sale?
So far I only play Team Fortress 2

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Oh, I almost forgot to mention I'll be picking up Banished on Steam as well, most likely. I saw a playthrough from Day9 playing it last year and it looks like a lot of fun. You build up a civilization and create a community and fulfill needs of citizens and stuff. Check out the playthrough here and see if it's something you might be interested in. Seems like it could be a fairly relaxing game.

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The winter sale is on now!

There are plenty of great games for under $10, but if you specifically wanted to spend just $5, this category should do the trick.

A few great games on that list:
- Dishonored
- Half Life 2
- Bastion
- Portal 1 or 2 (you don't really need to play the first to get anything out of the sequel)
- Borderlands 2 (first game is kinda meh, skip to the sequel)
- The Secret of Monkey Island series
- Tomb Raider
- Transistor

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Anyone up for playing some Borderlands 2 for Christmas? /hijack

Edit: PC's acting up. I can't even boot it. I guess I'm out :(.
Last edited by Monkey on December 26th, 2015, 12:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

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i'll play something but i won't play that

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Fair enough.

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no disrespect, just don't have it. i'm more interested in getting other new games too. helldivers looks really good

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I'm planning on picking up:
•RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe (includes RCT 1 and both expansions) - $2.59
•RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill (includes RCT 2 and both expansions) - $4.39
•Banished - $5.49
•Unreal Tournament 3 Black - $5.49

I actually own RCT 1 and 2, but for the last 5 years I haven't been able to find my RCT 1 discs and my RCT 2 game disc (I have both expansions but no idea where the game disc is). So I figure hey, if they're this cheap, I might as well re-buy them. They're fantastic games. I might even buy RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic Collection which includes 1, 2, and 3 and all expansions, just so it's easier to one-click install them down the road ($12.59).

I currently have RCT 3 and both expansions installed from disc, but not updated. I remember if you ran the updates for the games and updated all the way, there was a really annoying bug after you patched that caused clicking on any info item for a structure to lock up the game for ~10 seconds. So I'm hesitant to run the game from Steam just in case they never patched it past that.

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