Read, Rate, and Discuss

Now it's easy to see what other Steam users think about a product before you buy. With Steam Reviews, you can browse for reviews that others have found helpful, or write your own reviews for titles you've played on Steam

Read helpful reviews

See the most helpful reviews written by users that have played the game or used the software you are considering purchasing.

Just look for reviews on any store page.

Rate others' reviews

Let other users know which reviews you've found to be the most helpful by rating them up.

You can also down-vote unhelpful reviews or report posts as spam.

Discover helpful authors

You may find a particular user that is great at writing reviews or shares your taste in gaming. Easily browse for all reviews by that user and see what other titles they enjoyed and recommend.

Write your own reviews

Let the community know how you feel about the games you play and the software you use.

To get started, just visit the Steam store page for any game you've played or software you've used on Steam.

Find and write reviews in your language of choice

When writing a review, users can indicate which language the review is being written in. Steam will then automatically prioritize the display of helpful reviews that are marked with the language of the user that is browsing.

Edit and share your Steam Reviews

Any Steam Recommendations that you have written in the past have been automatically converted to Steam Reviews. You can now edit what you wrote or you can mark them as 'Public' to allow them to appear on the store page.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Steam users

Q. Do I need to have purchased a game in order to write a review of it?

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.

Q. Can I write a negative 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.

Q. Can I report abusive reviews?

A. Yes, similar to other content shared on Steam, each review will have a 'flag' button to report offensive content or spam.

Q. What happened to the recommendations I've written to my friends?

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.

Q. Does this replace Metacritic scores on games?

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.

For Developers

Q. I'm a game developer. Can I respond to reviews?

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.

Q. I'm a developer. Can I delete reviews of my product?

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.

Q. My game or software has changed a lot since it launched. Will reviews reflect that?

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 than 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 its current state.

Let us know what you think

Post feedback, bugs, or suggestions

If you have questions, feedback, or find a bug in the new system, please let us know in the Steam discussions