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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 32 votes out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    API v017
  • Total Downloads:
    385,457
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Steam is your one-stop shop to purchase, download, and play a large variety of video games. Featuring a creative community, massive library of games, and unique design, Steam is a revolutionary program.

Pros

Large, contributive community: We logged on to Steam and observed that over 5 million individuals had used the program within the last 48 hours. This community discusses current events on message boards and uploads images, videos, and game modifications, constantly.

Appealing, sleek design: The layout of this application is organized and attractive, featuring a dark, contrasting color scheme that makes video game thumbnails stand out. You will find the games library and message boards to be very engaging due to the substantial amount of content offered.

Easy downloading: Steam features a large collection of games readily available for download. These games span anywhere from free and independent to expensive and well known. Our download speeds ranged from 2-4MB/s over Wi-Fi, so full games could be played within 30-60 minutes.

Cons

Occasional slowness: Launching the Steam application is often slow, and switching tabs and windows sometimes temporarily froze our computer. These freezes last a second or so, but you may become annoyed with this problem if it persists.

Bottom Line

Steam is a great service for anyone that plays video games, regardless of frequency or genre. You will enjoy the unique members and variety of games available. A similar program, GOG, offers video game soundtracks, artwork, and other bonuses when you make a purchase. Steam could improve its already amazing track record by including bonuses like this. We suggest downloading Steam for all gaming needs as you will find the entire experience to be one of a kind.

 
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1 stars

"Avoid at all costs!"

March 22, 2016

2016-03-22 13:46:25

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

Games are fun

Cons

Support is very bad

Summary

Don't waste your money on this crap

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1 stars

"Worst customer service on the planet"

January 30, 2016  |  By Me Wade

2016-01-30 13:15:13  |  By Me Wade

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

Game stats and saves can be accessed from anywhere on any computer.

Cons

Since at least 2010 to the present there have been untold numbers of customers suddenly unable to connect online to Steam a play a particular game after an "update". Suddenly they cannot use games they paid for, and there is NO live customer service. You are directed to FAQ boards where there are others with the same problem and no answers. If you use the "Service" button, and go through ANOTHER registration process, create a different ID and password, you can then choose from a ridiculously narrow selection of "problems", none of which have ever been close to the reason I'm trying to be able to use a product I already paid for. So you pick something as close as you can, and then explain your problem in the text box. Problem is, they evidently don't read that and simply tell you everything is fine. This is a company brining in over A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, and they can't afford to hire a few hundred customer service people?

Summary

I will never again, if I can help it, buy a game that requires Steam.

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1 stars

"Terrible customer service"

June 28, 2015

2015-06-28 09:53:36

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

large selection of games

Cons

System does not always work perfectly & they make it exceedingly difficult to obtain refunds that you are legally entitled to. In my case I purchased a game from them and downloaded it but was unable to play because they did not provide a valid CD key, despite my continued requests they did not provide a legitimate key and refused a refund instead thinking somehow that they were entitled to my money despite not providing what i had paid for.

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1 stars

"Awful, I don't recommend."

February 13, 2015  |  By VirtualMark

2015-02-13 21:02:38  |  By VirtualMark

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

It has some games.

Cons

The games are overpriced in comparison to elsewhere, especially old games.

The support is literally non existent - they just don't reply, ever. To contact them, you have to fill out one of those online forms. But when you do that, you have to choose a category, and if it's not listed, then you still have to choose something. But if you choose the wrong thing, it may refer you away to the game creators. It's useless!

Summary

I only use it because I don't have a choice - I play Civ 4 and it's the only way to get it online now. But I really do hate Steam with a passion, very unimpressed.

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1 stars

"steam cannot buy game no good bad steam"

December 27, 2014  |  By hitleronfire

2014-12-27 07:12:17  |  By hitleronfire

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

i have money to buy i tried using lots of method paypal mastercard but it pops up like this " An unexpected error has occurred. Your purchase has not been completed. Please contact Steam Support. " i spent 1 hrs just to try to purchase game but still fail in the end

Cons

i have 1000 dollar in my bank why i cannot buy game? they say i have unexpected error but i have 1000 dolalr to buy 1000 games in the game

Summary



Updated on Dec 27, 2014

customer service lousy don't even solve problem go suck dick no money for you

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1 stars

"White Elephant"

November 09, 2014

2014-11-09 18:31:01

 |  Version: Steam API v017

Pros

None come to mind

Cons

To much bull-Sh@t to go through to get games loaded onto it's site and then the customer service is crap.

Summary

Would not waste money on this White Elephant of a company

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Valve
Publisher web site http://www.valvesoftware.com
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 05, 2014
Version API v017
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Games Utilities & Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements 512MB RAM, 1GHz CPU
Download Information
File Size 1.59MB
File Name SteamInstall.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 385,457
Downloads Last Week 950
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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