Black Friday may be over, but most of the best Steam, Humble Store and GOG Black Friday deals are still in effect.
Steam, the Humble Store and GOG represent three of the most popular places to buy PC games online, and for good reason. Steam is essentially the biggest retailer in the space, while the Humble Store offers enticing bundles and interesting incentives for repeat customers. As for GOG, it's the premier place to find good old games.
Right now, all three online stores are hosting huge Black Friday sales that could run throughout the weekend.
Tom’s Guide has picked out some of our favorite deals from Steam, Humble Store and GOG to get you started. But if these aren’t to your taste, there are thousands and thousands of other games to choose from, whether you want newly released hits or beloved classics. Read on for the best Steam, Humble Store and GOG Black Friday deals that we could find and check out our Black Friday live blog for the latest discounts.
The best Steam Black Friday deals
Civilization VI: was $59 now $5 @ Steam
You can lose hundreds of hours of your life playing "just one more turn" of Civilization VI, but that's a good thing we promise! The epic strategy game is at its most approachable here, but still contains dozens of countries and leaders to lead from nomadic settlers to space-age superpower.
Deathloop: was $59 now $19 @ Steam
This unique game is on its surface a first-person action game, but in fact hides a fascinating puzzle that you have to unlock over multiple runs of the same day on Blackreef Island. Beat up the baddies and solve the mysteries and maybe you'll be able to break out of the loop.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $49 @ Steam
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a former PS5 exclusive which has now made a big splash on PC. In this reimagining of Square Enix’s classic JRPG, you control Cloud Strife and his band of adventurers as they take on an evil megacorporation in a cyberpunk dystopia. The Intergrade version features improved graphics and a whole new DLC chapter.
Gotham Knights: was $59 now $35 @ Steam
Gotham Knights is the first Batman game we’ve seen in a while — and it may not even technically be a Batman game. In this open-world action game inspired by DC Comics, you play as Batman’s protégés as they attempt to defend Gotham City in the Caped Crusader’s absence. You can play as Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Robin, and upgrade their skills and equipment as you go.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits: was $39 now $19 @ Steam
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a good, old-fashioned action/adventure game with modern-day production values. You take control of the titular protagonist, and guide her through a series of open-ended levels. As you go, you’ll fight enemies, solve puzzles and gather collectibles, all while experiencing a simple and heartfelt coming-of-age story.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered: was $59 now $44 @ Steam
Marvel’s Spider-Man was a smash hit on its native PS4, and the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered version for PS5 and PC is even better. In this open-world action/adventure game, you’ll take control of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man as he crawls, fights and web-slings his way through a vibrant New York City. There are plenty of fan-favorite villains, too, from the Vulture and Electro, to the Kingpin and Dr. Octopus.
Mortal Kombat 11: was $49 now $9 @ Steam
Launched in 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 is the most recent major release in the legendary franchise and is currently on sale with a massive 80% off at Steam. In our Mortal Kombat 11 review, we praised the game's superb story mode, tight gameplay and stunning graphics. We weren't so keen with the limited customization options in ranked matches, but Mortal Kombat 11 still scored a fantastic 4.5 stars.
Red Dead Redemption 2: was $59 now $19 @ Steam
Rockstar Games' epic open world western, Red Dead Redemption 2, is currently on sale for $40 off at Steam. Gunsling your way across a large slice of America, enjoying spectacular visuals and an engrossing storyline, lassoing anyone who gets in your way. Check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 review for an in-depth analysis of the game.
Stray: was $29 now $23 @ Steam
One of 2022’s surprise hits, Stray is a simple simulation game where you take control of a curious cat in a cyberpunk world. Most of the game is just exploration, as you guide the cat through a series of diverse environments and learn more about the humanlike robots who populate the world. There’s also a dedicated button for meowing.
The best Humble Store Black Friday deals
Cult of the Lamb: was $24 now $19 @ Humble Store
One of the stranger games on this list, Cult of the Lamb is part simulation, part roguelike, and part pitch-black comedy. You play as a lamb, slaughtered by a quartet of cruel gods but brought back to life to bring them all down. You do this by battling their followers, and recruiting your own in a customizable base in the middle of a world full of dark secrets.
Far Cry 6: was $59 now $19 @ Humble Store
While Far Cry 6 was a bit of a let down in certain ways, as we covered in our Far Cry 6 review, it is nevertheless a beautiful and enjoyable game. So if you're a fan of the quintessential Far Cry experience found throughout the franchise, it might be worth taking up this deal at Humble Store, which offers over $40 off the game.
God of War: was $49 now $37 @ Humble Store
A soft reboot of Sony’s popular God of War franchise, God of War (2018) follows the Greek demigod Kratos after he’s resettled in the world of Norse myth. Kratos and his son Atreus must make a difficult, emotional journey across the Norselands, fighting off the vengeful god Baldur the whole way. The game has tight combat and plenty of worthwhile side content.
No Man’s Sky: was $59 now $29 @ Humble Store
When No Man’s Sky first launched, there wasn’t much to the game. You could explore a bunch of planets and gather a bunch of resources, but there was no real unifying idea to tie everything together. After years of updates, however, the game is finally an immersive space sim, complete with plenty of gear to craft, planets to settle and other human players to encounter.
Persona 5 Royal: was $59 now $41 @ Humble Store
Persona 5 Royal takes one of the best JRPGs from the past decade, and makes it even better. You take control of Joker: a high school transfer student in Tokyo. There, he recruits a group of friends called the Phantom Thieves and dives into an otherworld called the Metaverse to fight the creatures that lurk within. The game balances turn-based combat and social sim mechanics.
Temtem: was $44 now $35 @ Humble Store
If you ever wished that the Pokémon series were on PC, Temtem might be the next best thing. In Temtem, you’ll collect monsters, build them up through battle and challenge your opponents — both other players and computer-controlled story characters. There’s an interesting world to explore, as well as some colorful, eye-catching graphics.
Valheim: was $19 now $13 @ Humble Store
Fancy carving out a life for yourself as a viking warrior in the Norse world Valheim? As a brave warrior, in Valheim you must mine resources, build great halls, forts and boats, and explore different biomes, all while fighting off mythical creatures. Valheim is currently 30% off at Humble Store, and the same deal can be found at Steam.
The best GOG Black Friday deals
Control Ultimate Edition: was $39 now $9 @ GOG
Control comes from the same studio as Alan Wake and Max Payne, and its pedigree shows. In this action/adventure game, you play as Jesse Faden: director of the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control. She explores all sorts of paranormal mysteries, and develops a large suite of powers as she goes. Control’s sharp writing and open-ended gameplay make this one worth checking out.
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut: was $39 now $9 @ GOG
One of the best RPGs of the past decade, Disco Elysium puts you in the shoes of an amnesiac detective who has to solve both the mystery of a murder and their own identity, with your typical skill tree replaced by different sides of your personality vying for control.
Cyberpunk 2077: was $59 now $29 @ GOG
In our initial Cyberpunk 2077 review, Tom’s Guide didn’t like the game very much, citing its poor performance and preponderance of bugs. Since then, however CD Projekt Red has cleaned up the game tremendously, and now players can enjoy its gorgeous world and “anything goes” approach to gameplay. You play as hacker V in the futuristic Night City, and what you do from there is almost entirely up to you.
Europa Universalis IV: was $39 now $7 @ GOG
Europa Universalis IV is very much a PC gamer’s game. This grand strategy game lets you take control of an early modern European power, and then make choices to see how you can influence the choice of world history. Warfare, diplomacy and exploration all factor into the game, but your main goal is simply to rule as well (or as poorly) as you can, and see what happens.
Inscryption: was $19 now $15 @ GOG
Inscryption was one of the best games of 2021, combining strong card game mechanics with a genuinely creepy story and setting. With roguelike elements and lots of different card combinations to discover, Inscryption takes a long time to master, but you’ll learn more about its intriguing story each time you play. It’s a good choice for horror and card game fans alike.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: was $39 now $7 @ GOG
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was probably the tipping point between “The Witcher as moderately popular franchise” and “The Witcher as pop culture sensation.” This action/RPG set a new standard for open-world adventures, filling its world to the brim with interesting, meaningful side quests. You play as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia as he navigates a world of political intrigue, romance and deadly beasts.