Get Steam price drop notifications with Steam Alerts

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 8, 2013
Updated • Jan 8, 2013

Valve is having regular sales on Steam where new and old games are offered for a discount. The sales are a great way of buying games that you are interested in but do not really want to pay the full price for. If you have the time you are probably checking out the sales on the Steam website or client so that you can browse the list of games that are on sale on the day or during all days of the sale.

Sometimes though, you may want to receive alerts instead when a game drops below a certain price point. The main advantage here is that you get the notification without having to check the Steam store for the game all the time. This can be especially helpful when there are no sales, as game prices can drop then as well. While that's not happening as frequently as during sales, it is still possible that you miss out on the sale because of this.

Steam Alerts is a free web service that you can make use of to monitor Steam game prices to receive notifications when the price of a selected game drops below your threshold. The service supports the following stores:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Europe Tier 1 (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Sweden or Switzerland)
  • Europe Tier 2 (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or the Vatican City)

To use the service select the location you want to receive alerts for which you can do at the bottom of the page. Once you have done that you can enter the name of a game that you are interested in at the top. Here you then get a list of games matching the name. A click on a game selects the game so that you can create an alert for it.

steam alerts price drop notifications

All you need to do is enter an email address you want the notifications send to and the maximum price that you are willing to pay for that game. You will receive a notification when the price drops below the selected threshold. Repeat the process for all games you are interested in.

What happens when you buy the game or are not interested in the game anymore? You do not really want to receive additional notifications in this case. Click on the manage alerts link at the top and enter your notification email address to check up on all notifications. Here you can remove game notifications so that you do not receive price drop notifications for the removed games anymore. (via Arturogoga)

As Sparx pointed out in the comments, Is There Any Deal is an alternative which covers not only Steam but also other online game stores such as, Gamersgate or Greenman Gaming.


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  1. Karl Horky said on January 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    Reply is another alternative, including alternative services as well. It also has a link at the bottom for RSS feeds based on your filters.

  2. Sparx said on January 8, 2013 at 11:20 am
    Reply works better because it also informs a user about upcoming sales / discount coupons or promotions from other websites like greenmangaming, gamersgate, getgames, GOG, impulse, Desura and Amazon et al apart from Steam.

    One can import their Steam wishlist or GOG waitlist and set alerts depending on the percentage of the cut in pricing. E.g. one may wish to be informed only if an item goes below 60% or a particular $ value. Historic prices can also be checked out across various sites.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

      This one looks really nice.

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