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A. Purchase is not required. You may write a review for any product in your Steam account. Whether you registered a Steam key obtained elsewhere, or played a free game, you will be able to write a review for that product. Your playtime in that game or time in that software title will appear next to your review.
A. Yes. If you are unhappy with the product, or don't believe that it is delivering on what it promises, you may write a review and tell other customers why you do not recommend it.
A. Yes, similar to other content shared on Steam, each review will have a 'flag' button to report offensive content or spam.
A. All the Recommendations you've previously written on Steam have automatically been upgraded to Reviews for the product. They are all still marked as visible only to your friends by default. You may edit them and make them visible to the general public, if you wish, by going to your Reviews page.
A. These reviews will be offered as additional data. Both Metacritic scores and Steam Reviews will be visible on store pages for both games and software.
A. Yes, there is a special section for developer replies on each review. Plus, when you post in the comments of reviews on your product, your comment will appear as being from the developer.
A. Not directly. If you find abusive or offensive reviews written about your product, you can flag it as spam/abuse or off-topic. The review will continue to be listed on your store page, but in a collapsed form and marked as spam until a moderator can either delete the review or remove the spam flag.
A. The reviews that are shown most prominently on your store page are selected from recently-written reviews, which should reflect the current state of your game or software. Additionally, if your game has released more then 45 days ago and has enough recent reviews, Steam will list a recent review score to let customers know what the game is like in it's current state.