Forego the turkey, spend money on games instead.
Artwork showing a cozy fall scene promoting the Steam Autumn Sale for 2023.

The Steam Autumn Sale for 2023 runs from November 21-28. As usual, this sale will include a ton of discounts on all sorts of games. Returning this year the Steam Autumn Sale also includes the nomination period for The Steam Awards.

On November 21, you will be able to nominate your favorite games from the past year across 11 different categories. If you do that, you earn yourself a shiny new Steam profile badge. The full list of categories for this year's Steam Awards can be found below. Maybe start thinking now about which games you may nominate when the nominations officially open on the 21st.

  • Game of the Year
  • VR Game of the Year
  • Labor of Love
  • NEW: Best Game on Steam Deck
  • Better with Friends
  • Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • Best Game You Suck At (no offense)
  • Outstanding Visual Style
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Sit Back and Relax
The Steam Autumn Sale will be live on the Steam homepage when the clock hits 10AM (PT) on the 21st. Steam Awards Nominations will have its own dedicated page once the nominations go live at the same time as the sale.