- "One of the only places I go to for pc content, if you're a pc gamer and want games for a cheaper price than you have to download the launcher." in 16 reviews
- "It allows you to keep track of your friends gameplay, get a whole bunch of free games, and keeps all of your games in a neat library (even non Steam ones). " in 13 reviews
- "They may have a pseudo-monopoly on digital PC gaming sales, but given that other sites can offer Steam keys on sale pretty easily, it's not that bad." in 12 reviews
- "While I LOVE the idea of Steam, I feel it could be improved in 2 ways: 1) The increase in popularity of the Steam gaming platform has made it so Steam is a requirement for many games, this means that you absolutely MUST have it for the game to function." in 11 reviews
- "To me steam is like a pc gamer's heaven with so many choices from mainstream devs to indie devs, its like a different flavor every time i browse steam." in 9 reviews
Originally I got steam to play the free games as well as games I received free codes for. In less than 2 years I have accumulated 117 games in which I only paid for approximately 5 of them. While games are offered outside of steam for purchase and download I find that steam is the most convenient option and will introduce you to more content and expand your gaming perspectives. Steam also has an active forum community and workshops where you can, for some games, download free content that will expand your game.
However with this, some issues do arise for steam users. Due to their green-light games, some companies are able to get games into the shop that do not work properly. Issues also arise in games where the developers have released both steam and non steam clients as sometimes the updates are not compatible and the games will not launch properly. This is not a common problem however I have seen this become an issue with games such as Wakfu and Smite.
Overall I would recommend steam as it offers a great deal of content that is harder to manage any other way.
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