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If you’ve been playing games on PC, you’ll be familiar with the Steam storefront and its abundance of user-focused content. Mods and community creations can be a real highlight for Steam players, but it’s the game reviews that can often be the most informative and hilarious.

Some reviews will give you a true sense of what state the game is in before you decide to buy it, and many of them present a humorous twist on that idea. Steam reviews can be straight to the point, artistic, comedic, and sometimes more fun to peruse than the games they’re written for. With that in mind, here are some highlights of the best Steam reviews we’ve come across.

 

The works of art

Art is probably not what you expected to hear when thinking of a video game review. However, some of the best Steam reviews let users show off their artistic skills in a way that just needs to be appreciated.

V Rising

V Rising / steam review

You can’t escape Morbin time, even on Steam.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Our friendly dad just wants to know how many copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim we plan to buy. It can’t be that many more, surely?

Cooking Simulator

Cooking Simulator/ steam review

Gordon Ramsey would probably be displeased with Cooking Simulator, and that could make for a fun TV show.

The relatable review

Reviews don’t always need to go into the nitty-gritty details regarding game mechanics and the overall quality of the experience over its runtime. Being simple and relatable can often be enough to give players a picture of what they can expect before buying a game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global offensive

Learning a game is hard. And it can’t be our own fault that we can’t become good at it… right?

Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Elden Ring took priority over everything for many of us this year.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition/ steam review

We hope that BioWare can return to its former glory too.

The questions that needed asking

There are times when you may think of an obvious question, but it sounds too silly to actually ask someone for the answer. Evidently, these Steam users didn’t have that issue when writing their reviews.

Doom 64

Doom 64

They’ve got a solid point. That’s a lot of Doom games that id Software has been holding out on us.

Garry’s Mod

Garry's Mod

We’ve all been wondering about it, and it took one brave soul to finally ask the question.

The classics

Memes are an important part of any video game community these days, and the fans of these games have likely come across and referenced these reviews countless times since they were first posted.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V / steam review

The birth of a Steam review meme legend.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Hopefully, remembering that song will provide some positive memories to distract us from losing at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The token Elden Ring player

Elden Ring has been a phenomenal success this year. Beyond the appeal of how incredible the game is on its own merits, the community that formed around it added to the experience. Players left helpful hints and trolling messages in equal measure, and they even created Elden Ring-specific memes that have bled over into other games since.

Stray

Stray / steam review

We’ve never seen a dog that looks like that either, to be fair.

Presenting a different kind of appeal

Every gamer has genres that they do not enjoy and that’s perfectly fine. Not every game can appeal to every kind of player. That said, we all remember a time when something we saw convinced us to try a game out for the first time, and these Steam reviews might do just that for the following games.

Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia / steam review

Truly, nothing is more horrifying than nature calling at the worst possible moments.

PowerWash Simulator

Powerwash Simulator

PowerWash Simulator can be a satisfying experience for players, but we can’t say that we’ve ever thought about it like that.

Rust

Rust / steam review

We’ll have to take their word for it.


As you’ve just seen, Steam reviews can have no shortage of creativity and we hope that they’ll continue to be as entertaining in the future. What are some of the Steam reviews you’ve enjoyed most?

Chirag Pattni
Chirag is a writer at PC Invasion, Gameranx, and CBR. He's been passionate about Halo and Metal Gear Solid for as long as he can remember, and he enjoys all things anime.

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