Steam Game Festival returns with way too many demos to play before Tuesday


Here are some Autumn demo picks to get you started

Steam Game Festival is quickly becoming one of my favorite facets of PC gaming. The limited-time showcase returned today on Steam with hundreds – and they do mean hundreds – of game demos to sort through, download, and try to play before they go away on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Like finding fresh games in general, it can be overwhelming to figure out what’s worth your energy. That was true for prior festivals and it’s still true for this week’s Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition.

Aside from leaning on your friends (and maybe some in-the-know Destructoid readers), it’s worth running through your wishlist and skimming the Most Downloaded list for ideas. This time, the criteria for applicable games is slightly stricter – they’re all “set to be released within the next six months.”

These are my Autumn festival highlights:

Some of the picks aren’t “new” so much as they’re “new to Steam,” and some of them probably aren’t worth anything more than a morbid-curiosity-fueled demo playthrough, so keep that in mind.

Let us know if you see anything else worth downloading. I’m sure there’s plenty!