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Steam has been around as a desktop client for quite some time, and it gives you access to one of the most popular networks in the world for browsing and purchasing video games for the PC. The store a...nd the Steam client are both run by Valve, and now that client is available as a mobile app. With the mobile app, you can browse through the Steam store, chat with friends, view and engage with forums, and even download games remotely to your desktop. Read moreless
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Steam Reviews

We have 4 reviews for Steam. The average overall ratings is 4.2 / 5 stars.

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grex avatar
My Opinion on Steam
written by grex on 2018-04-01 08:05:01
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Overall Opinion: The mobile version of Steam is a lot like the desktop version, but there are a few obvious missing components. You can use it to view your gaming inventory in the Steam store, alter your profile, and even chat with your friends in a one-on-one setting. The messaging system for the mobile app only allows individual communications, but the desktop version allows group chats as well. You can also access Steam News from the Steam mobile app, which helps you stay up to date on everything that happens in the world of PC gaming. You'll find press releases, update news for the software, and even articles from major publications like PC Gamer, Eurogamer, and Kotaku. With the Steam mobile app, you'll also have the ability to join discussions and view responses in the forums. This is a great way to see what others are talking about in the gaming world. You can also use the software to watch live streams of gaming sessions from real players who broadcast their gameplay. One of the most important features in the Steam mobile app is the ability to buy PC games directly from your mobile device. The mobile store is just as powerful as the desktop version, and you can use it in much the same way to browse and buy games. You'll be able to see how well a game sells, and you can create a wish list of games that you eventually want to buy. You can view your gaming inventory to find previously purchased games, and your cart shows any games that you have added to it since your last checkout. When you login to the Steam app in order to buy a game, it will use the same payment information that you use with the desktop version, so you won't have to worry about adding your credit or debit card info again. Payment info can be deleted from the mobile app, but it can only be added from the desktop client. Unfortunately, the app also lacks the ability to redeem Steam codes. One of the features that certainly makes the software stand out from other gaming clients is that it allows you to download a new game to your desktop system by initiating the download through the mobile app. As long as the gaming PC is active and the Steam client on that system is open, you can start any game download remotely so you don't have to physically be near your system to start the process. This is quite helpful if you want to start a large download while at work so the game is ready to play by the time you arrive home.

Pros: Excellent Deals Remote Downloads Individual Chat Movie Rentals

Cons: No Game Code Redemption Lacks Group Chat

grex is using Steam every other week recently.
Margo-91 avatar
rating it 4 stars
written by Margo-91 on 2020-05-25 13:32:53
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Overall Opinion: I loke this app though it has many cons (I described them below). There's nothing like Steam available on the market today for gamers, so I believe that Steam deserves a positive review. Actually, it makes each gamer's life much simpler so I can't say that it's a bad platform. Just check the pros and cons below and analyze them and you'll get it.

Pros: Play disks are not required; Competitive pricing; Automatical updates; No bugs and technical issues; Provides ridiculous deals from time to time; No hacking; Informs you about the latest news of your game titles

Cons: - lack video recording capabilities - poor technical service - too busy interface - family sharing seems not working - very strict refund policies (like 2-hour playtime tec) - you need to turn the antivirus off to use it

Margo-91 is using Steam almost every day since at least a year or more.
Nancy Anne Frost avatar
Awesome app
written by Nancy Anne Frost on 2020-10-16 12:47:19
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Overall Opinion: Generally a pretty good platform. Deals are usually ok. Twice a year big sales, one in the fall one in the summer. There are almost always sales for particular developers. I use it almost every day and buy all my games through Steam.

Pros: Good value Store is easy to use Good deals Everything in one place

Cons: Internet intensive DRM is location locked Program updates almost every day

Nancy Anne Frost is using Steam almost every day since at least a year or more.
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The oldest gaming platform available
written by benjaminnagelz on 2021-03-09 17:48:22
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Overall Opinion: I've been using this platform for storing games for 8 years + I guess. I can't say anything bad about them. The return policy is great, 2 hours of playtime allowed and you have 14 days to return assuming you don't play your newly purchased games.

Pros: Lots of games available, the biggest collection so far Lots of free games Easy to install Works on multiple platforms

Cons: Very strict refund policy Slow downloads Almost an update every time you launch the app Slow and bulky interface

benjaminnagelz is using Steam every other week since at least a year or more.


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