A smarter storefront,
Personalized just for you
Discover your next favorite game. The Steam Discovery Update makes it easier to find exactly what you want when shopping for a new game experience.
In the past nine months, over 1,300 new titles have been added to Steam. We know you can’t play them all, so we’ve updated Steam with new features and functionality to help you discover the best new releases, the classics, and the unique indie gems you might be interested in.
Below you will find more detailed information on all the new ways to explore what’s on Steam and the changes we’ve made. Give it a try, tweak your settings, and – as always – send us your feedback so we can continue to make the experience even better.
Your Home Page
The Steam Discovery Update starts with the new, smarter Home page, which introduces a variety of ways for you to explore the over 3,700 titles now available on Steam.
Specifically, the new features at your disposal from the Home page include personalized recommendations based on your gameplay, reviews from your favorite community Curators, and powerful new search and discovery tools.
To further personalize your Steam shopping experience, many areas are customizable and automatically filter out the products that you have already bought and the titles you have indicated you aren't interested in.
Discover new favorites
Right on your Home page, you’ll find a greater variety of games. From popular new releases and top sellers, to recommendations and suggestions by friends, there are many ways to discover the next game to play.
Customize your view
New configuration options let you select the kind of products you wish to include in each area. We’ve started with some defaults that we think make sense for most users, but feel free to customize it to your own tastes.
Your Discovery Queue
Your Steam Discovery Queue is a powerful, new way of exploring the most popular new releases that you haven’t yet seen. You can quickly browse through games that are suggested for you, and you can choose to follow the game, add it to your Wishlist, purchase it, or indicate that you are not interested. Your Discovery Queue is automatically refreshed each day with new, top-selling releases.
Learn more about your Queue
Wishlist, Follow, or Ignore
For any product in Steam, including those in your Discovery Queue, you can easily add it to your Wishlist, follow the game’s announcements in your activity feed, or mark it as ignored to exclude it from future recommendations and featured spots.
Or just skip to the next game
No matter what action you take on a game (or even if you don’t take one), you can always quickly skip to the next item in your queue to easily explore through the Steam catalog.
Steam Curators are individuals, organizations, and groups that publish reviews and recommendations in a public forum on Steam.
Following a few Steam Curators is another way to discover and learn about new products. Their picks show up on your home page as well as in your community activity feed, where you can comment and rate those recommendations.
Become a taste maker yourself. Are you an expert in what makes a really good 2D Platformer? Or, maybe you’re really in to Survival Horror games and want to help others find the best. It’s easy with Steam Curators. Anyone can be a Steam Curator by simply making some recommendations via a Steam Community Group.
Powerful Search and Filtering
Whether you are searching for something specific, or just want to browse the Steam catalog, the updated Steam Search is more powerful than ever. The search auto complete can usually find and suggest the title you are looking for within a few keystrokes, while the search results page adds powerful new filtering controls for narrowing down your results.
Search by name, tag, or description
You can always search for specific products by typing the title. But you can also enter tags or terms to search for particular themes, genres, or content. Now you can easily search for your favorite Twin Stick Shooters
, or games featuring Vampires
Filter by tags and features
Once you’ve searched for a term, title, or tag, you can further narrow your results with new filters. Narrow your search by tags, Steam features, operating system, and language. Now you can search for that Co-Op Dungeon Crawler with Steam Trading Cards
you’ve been looking for.
The Steam Recommendation Feed is a nearly endless list of recommendations designed to showcase the broad variety of titles available on Steam. Like the other recommendations throughout Steam, the feed will recommend to you titles based on the games you’ve been playing and what your friends are enjoying. But it also features well-reviewed titles that you may be interested in from categories across Steam.
The Recommendation Feed helps to make sure you don’t miss that interesting indie title that’s unlike anything you’ve played so far, or that awesome adventure game that you missed from last year. Just keep scrolling down on the home page to load more recommendations.
As you browse this list of titles, you can easily add to your Wishlist, or you can select the title to learn more about it. If you see a title you are not interested in, just click the ‘Ignore’ button and Steam won’t show that item to you in the future.