Steam is filled with over a thousand games but the people have spoken and there are quite a few games that make it to the top of their genre, the Top Ten Steam Games. These games are judged by the Steam community depending on how many hours the game will last and how enjoyable the game was, including the price comparison to gain.
Top Ten Steam Games; MMORPG
Day Z – Early Access Game
Day Z is an apocalyptic game where you play with everyone else to see how long you can survive within the game. The challenge of Day Z is that you can retain everything if you stay alive but if you die, you lose everything and start back at square one.
Top Ten Steam Games; RPG
The Elder Scrolls 5; Skyrim – Release August 21, 2007
This is the fifth game release in the series of The Elder Scrolls and the ingenuity of this game is brilliant. You can be any class, race, and have any skills you want no matter what you choose in the beginning. Labeled as one of the longest RPG’s available, this game will take at least a month to beat the main game and not to mention the DLC’s that are available for it which further extends quest lines.
Top Ten Steam Games; MMOFPS
Half-Life – Released November 8, 1998
Half-Life is a very old shooter game that is still being played by many today because it provides the core of first person shooter experiences. This game has received the highest multi-player meta score on Steam and has held that score for over 15 years.
Top Ten Steam Games; FPS
Half-Life 2 – Released November 16, 2004
As the predecessor of Half Life, this game provides an eerie view of the first person shooter world and hours of intense game play that never gets old. Second to the first game, Half Life 2 was released in 2004 and has held the highest second place meta score ever since, only being beaten for first place by the first Half Life.
Top Ten Steam Games; MMO Simulator
Silent Hunter 3 – Released June 13, 2008
Silent Hunter 3 is a very unique simulator as it provides you with an exact duplication of what it’s like to be in full control of a submarine during war time. Having to control all of the elements of your submarine and going against opponents with just as much skill requires countless hours of dedication.
Top Ten Steam Games; Simulator
Thief Gold – Released May 22, 2012
Thief Gold is not normally seen as a simulation game but the complexity of the situations provided by this old game makes the game simulate the difficulties of being a master thief. The entire game relies on complete stealth and if you are hit with a weapon, then you die.
Top Ten Steam Games; MMO Strategy
Dota 2 – Released July 9, 2013
Dota 2 is an extremely famous free to play massive multiplayer strategy game that pushes the player to the limits in trying to figure out how to conquer an enemy, let alone survive. Basshunter, a Swedish celebrity, liked the game so much that he made a song about it which became a best-selling song and increased the game’s population to nearly double the size.
Top Ten Steam Games; Strategy
Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 – Released September 21, 2010
Sid Meier is the king of single player strategy games, making each new release even harder than the last. To play a full map of this game, you need to have at least a week to dedicate to the game. PvP matches within this game have also been known to last for months, depending on the dedication of the players. However, this game mostly strives to be the best single player strategy game that your money can buy.
Top Ten Steam Games; MMO Sports
Dirt 3 – Released May 23, 2011
Dirt 3 is a mean, gritty, and cross-platform racing game that pushes racers to the limits of their abilities. The game emphasizes on the complexities of driving on roads that were never intentionally made for racing, which makes the driving nearly impossible for beginners without the game’s driving aids. This unruly rough game with having you screaming as you turn your corners too sharp and too long, crashing into glorious defeat.
Top Ten Steam Games; Sports
NBA2K13 – Released October 30, 2012
Beating Dirt 3 by only four points, this game comes in first when looking for the best game in sports for a single player. This game is simply the best when you want a high quality game for sports but you’d like to have mini-sports games to along with it like jump shot. Baseball simply doesn’t have that advantage like basketball, even though they’re on equal grounds when it comes to graphics. The NBA2K13 simply gives you more options as a sports game.
These are the Top Ten Steam Games available judged by the community. These games have held their scores for over a year and even a decade in some cases.