Good steam games?

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#1 Posted by Vespiion (298 posts) -

I'm sure you have all heard this question hundreds of times, but I'm new to steam and i'm trying to find some good games to burn my summer away with.

I currently have Portal, Half Life 2: Deathmatch, Counter Strike: Source, Garry's Mod, Day of Defeat: Source, and Torchlight

Price isn't an issue. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: My Computer Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Nvidia GTS 250, AMD Athlon X4 Quad, 10gb RAM

#2 Posted by dansnipe (237 posts) -

I found Zombie Driver quite a laugh buts its quite a small game. If your looking to burn some time i suggest Dragon Age, as both it and the expansion are on steam. Osmos is a must play :P very chilled with great music, and also strangely addictive. Another might be Euphloria if you like a bit of stratergy.

#3 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6519 posts) -

You on a mac, or any preferences in the genre?

Anyways, I can strongly reccoment Killing Floor (co-op zombie/experiement fps) where you have some fairly decently made maps in classical horror style, and some modern influences, like downtown london streets, or a crash site, deserted icebreaker ect.

It is Really really addictive :P (works both for pc and mac)

Borderlands too is a really solid co op game, but rather openworld, with a huge loot aspect (only work on pc tho I think)

Dawn of war 2 and Company of heroes are 2 musts for rts fans, and Empire: total war (or napoleon: total war are quite good). (Also only PC.)

I dont know if Red orcestra is still playied, but it is quite good aswell. (both pc and mac)

And then ofcourse there is The witcher what I consider the best rpg for the last handful of years. (pc only)

Then there is the stalker series... Do note that altho it is an FPS game, with RPG elements (not alot) It is more focused on survival then running and gunning. it is a really good series. (pc only I think)

and bf2 (not bfbc2) its old, but still holds up quite well gameplaywise, and has alot of players still.

Oblivion and FO3 are both quite decent games aswell, altho they are a bit pricy compared to thier age when bought through steam...

Ahh ust saw your edit :3

#4 Posted by dansnipe (237 posts) -

Cant believe i forgot this one, Left 4 Dead, if you like multiplayer games / coop this definately one to purchase :)

#5 Posted by mmofnbs (352 posts) -

If you like multiplayer Team Fortress 2 is still one of the most active communities online.

#6 Posted by lordreaven (7236 posts) -

Just Cause 2

Titan Quest

Team Fortres 2 (must buy if you do not own)

L4D (1 or 2, don't really matter)

Rome Total War Complete (must buy for Mods)

Overlord (its only $5, why not)

#7 Posted by SolidKeevo (2092 posts) -

Rome: Total War

Call of Duty 4: MW

Fallout 3

Dragon Age: Origins

Mass Effect 1/2

Left 4 Dead 1/2

Burnout Paradise

Machinarium

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

STALKER: Shadow of Chernoby / Clear Sky / Call of Pripyat

Mount and Blade Warband

Those are some of my favorites from Steam. Also, anything from Valve themselves is a sure buy, especially the Half Life series.

#8 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -
Tropico 3, QuantZ and Torchlight are currently on sale, buy them. There will be a new sale again this week so play those three games until then and buy more cheap games. You can keep doing it every week and you'll save loads of money.
#9 Posted by Esoteric (720 posts) -

Defense Grid: The Awakening is a good, cheap game.

#10 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

The Orange Box

#11 Posted by lordreaven (7236 posts) -
[QUOTE="SolidKeevo"]

Rome: Total War

Call of Duty 4: MW

Fallout 3

Dragon Age: Origins

Mass Effect 1/2

Left 4 Dead 1/2

Burnout Paradise

Machinarium

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

STALKER: Shadow of Chernoby / Clear Sky / Call of Pripyat

Mount and Blade Warband

Those are some of my favorites from Steam. Also, anything from Valve themselves is a sure buy, especially the Half Life series.

I agree with Mount & blade: Warband, its awesome.
#12 Posted by nikola96 (836 posts) -

L4D 2

#13 Posted by Vespiion (298 posts) -

Thanks guys, this should give me quite a bit to do!

#14 Posted by Dr_Brocoli (3724 posts) -
There are so many games on Steam, what is there not to get :P
#15 Posted by WorldComingDown (358 posts) -
If you like scary games I recommend the 'Penumbra Collection'. The civ 4 pack will consume a lot of your time if you like strategy. Guild Wars pack is pretty awesome. Anno 1404 (Dawn of Discovery). There are too many choices.
#16 Posted by MyopicCanadian (8345 posts) -

I started playing through Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines again. Such a great game :D So I recommend that.

#17 Posted by no_one_specific (2612 posts) -

I started playing through Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines again. Such a great game :D So I recommend that.

MyopicCanadian
I agree. I love this game so much. I got it close to its release and I've come back to it more than once. But if you decide to get, download the fan made patch, it stabilizes the game tremendously, and just makes it better over all. Also, they've got the original Deus Ex, and invisible war. Both those are awesome, and Vampire is like those. I also sunk far too many hours in the original Mount and Blade. It's also very worth it.