Steam Reviews Now Available In Latest Beta

/ 3 years ago


Valve have announced the beta launch of Steam Reviews, a features that will add more ways for Steam users to share their experiences with others and make more informed purchase decisions. Users considering a purchase on Steam may now browse reviews from friends and the community, leave comments on reviews, and indicate which reviews they found helpful.

Once a user has played a game or used a software title on Steam, they are able to write a review of that product and share their experience with everyone on Steam.

Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part of Steam since 2010. Over the past few years, Steam users have written over 7 million Recommendations of games and software to their friends. Those Recommendations have been upgraded to Steam Reviews. As such, users may now choose to make their past Recommendations visible as Reviews to everyone on Steam, if they wish, by visiting their list of Reviews and changing the settings accordingly.

Steam Reviews is currently in open beta, accessible to any Steam user.

It’s a great way to expand on the information users can share on the service and will go a long way to helping people pick the games that are right for them without having to rely on information from outside of the serivce.

You can find more information on these new features at

Thank you Steam for providing us with this information.

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  • Skidmarks

    I’ve used Steam for almost a decade now and I’ve never even noticed the recommendation system. Just goes to show how much interest I take in it.

    • Yves

      Yeah. I’ve noticed it but never used it. I get recommendations when I ask for them lol.

      • Skidmarks

        In countries where there’s lots of cheap uncapped, unshaped fast broadband, Steam is the app to turn to but in my country it makes as much sense as a screen door on a submarine.

  • Michael Scoates

    I think the important thing is that Steam keeps getting better and better. It’s without doubt one of the best gaming portals/environments out there. XBox Live is trying to catch up, and to their credit they probably do the whole chat thing better which is fantastic for multiplayer, but every time they get closer to Steam something else gets added like trading cards, and now reviews.

    And with the advent of Steamboxes, it seems to me that Valve really are on top of things, which is reassuring. I’m not convinced yet that Steamboxes will be the be all and end all, PC gamers already know how to game big screen with control pads, console gamers are kinda tied to their gamerscores/trophies/friends/subscriptions, but the Steam environment itself? One of the best out there and still leading the way, it seems.