What was your first game you ever bought on Steam?

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#1 Posted by warmblur (1505 posts) -

Mine was GTA classics in march of 2008 but I was using Steam earlier in the Winter of 07 with CS:S physical copy that required Steam.

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#2 Posted by BassMan (9628 posts) -

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

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#3 Edited by warmblur (1505 posts) -

@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings under account details to find out if you want.

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#4 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10264 posts) -
@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings to find out if you want.

According to that list, it is:

17. Mai 2011SEGA Genesis Classics Pack 4 ROW

However, to me it looks like the list isn't accurate. The list of games I own is much löonger than the list of games I bought, which is suspecious.

It also suggests I haven't bought a single game in the first year on Steam which sounds weird as well.

So I'm not sure if that info is really true or not.

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#5 Posted by warmblur (1505 posts) -
@ArchoNils2 said:
@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings to find out if you want.

According to that list, it is:

17. Mai 2011SEGA Genesis Classics Pack 4 ROW

However, to me it looks like the list isn't accurate. The list of games I own is much löonger than the list of games I bought, which is suspecious.

It also suggests I haven't bought a single game in the first year on Steam which sounds weird as well.

So I'm not sure if that info is really true or not.

It's possible that you might of missed load more transactions on the bottom of the page.

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#6 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40218 posts) -

1/6/08 - GTA Classics

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#7 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10264 posts) -
@warmblur said:
@ArchoNils2 said:
@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings to find out if you want.

According to that list, it is:

17. Mai 2011SEGA Genesis Classics Pack 4 ROW

However, to me it looks like the list isn't accurate. The list of games I own is much löonger than the list of games I bought, which is suspecious.

It also suggests I haven't bought a single game in the first year on Steam which sounds weird as well.

So I'm not sure if that info is really true or not.

It's possible that you might of missed load more transactions on the bottom of the page.

nope I did press this button. But it might be possible he has an issue with displaying the transaction data of my 1600+ Steam games ... if everyone else has no issues

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#8 Posted by TryIt (13157 posts) -

technically skyrim, but the first willing Steam purchase where I understood what Steam is would be Kerbal Space Program

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#9 Edited by neatfeatguy (4238 posts) -

Half-Life 2 and CS were the first games I needed Steam to play.......

First purchase on Steam for me was: December 25th, 2007. The game was "Two Worlds"

Probably one of the worst games I've played, let alone spending $20 on it. It looked good and I thought it might scratch that itch I had for something similar to the Gothic games.....oh man, was I horribly mistaken. I think I've put around 10 hours into the game and I just couldn't do it anymore.

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#10 Posted by pyro1245 (4562 posts) -

Counterstrike on a disc I think

Probably around 2004.

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#12 Posted by BassMan (9628 posts) -

@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings under account details to find out if you want.

My purchase history only goes back to 2012.

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#13 Posted by warmblur (1505 posts) -

@BassMan said:
@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings under account details to find out if you want.

My purchase history only goes back to 2012.

I wonder why that is.

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#14 Edited by BassMan (9628 posts) -

@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:
@warmblur said:
@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

You can actually look at your purchase history in your profile settings under account details to find out if you want.

My purchase history only goes back to 2012.

I wonder why that is.

Maybe my purchases prior to that were too epic and listing them would not do them justice. hehe :)

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#15 Posted by BronzeHeart92 (94 posts) -

Vermintide!

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#16 Posted by Vaidream45 (1617 posts) -

Counterstrike way back when. Barely played it. Years later I checked out Steam again and found that I had all the Half Life games including expansions, Team Fortress 1 and 2, and a few other games. I was instantly a fan of Steam and have been using it since. Steam and GOG put all console stores to shame. Until all purchases carry over to the next console they can’t compete. How long has Steam been around?

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#17 Posted by AcidTango (1589 posts) -

The first game that I bought in CD and had to use Steam was Half-Life 2. For the first games in digital that I bought on Steam was the Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 bundle.

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#18 Posted by SaltSlasher (782 posts) -

I must have installed for Orange Box at least in 2009ish, but didn't start being a full fledged Steam user til 2010.

First Purchases starting in 2010: (I was still buying physical PC til Diablo 3 in 2012, from Holiday 2013 onward I see my digital purchases skyrocket)

  1. Half Life 1 Anthology
  2. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
  3. Oblivion
  4. Tomb Raider Collection
  5. Bioshock Triple Pack
  6. Super Meat Boy
  7. Contagion/Braid

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#19 Posted by thehig1 (7096 posts) -

Football Manager 2012 in October 2011

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#20 Posted by Liam44JT (25 posts) -

The very first game I ever bought on Steam was called Storm United. Sadly the developers gave up and the game is now dead...

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#21 Posted by SharkReaper (7 posts) -

@warmblur: Civilizations V in 2018. lol I'm kind of a newcomer when it comes to Steam.

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#22 Posted by rmpumper (417 posts) -

Orange Box were the first Steam games, but the first in Steam purchase - Left 4 Dead (one of two full price, day1 games I ever got, the other one being Mafia 2).

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#23 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43056 posts) -

Half-Life 2!

Whole reason I started to use Steam and never looked back. Though I've been trying to use GoG of late.

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#24 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4612 posts) -

@mrbojangles25: Yay GOG!

My history doesn't go any further than 2008. My first was probably Half-Life 2.

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#25 Posted by Oldgun (238 posts) -

Original Metro 2033. I think it was 2011

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#26 Edited by johnd13 (9576 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2 on March 14th, 2013. Though the first game I ever activated on Steam and the reason I created an account for was Deus Ex: Human Revolution on September 9th, 2011. I remember seeing it at a local store shelf and picking it up because I thought it looked cool. It turned out to be one of my favorite games.

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#27 Posted by lucidique (549 posts) -

@BassMan said:

No clue, but the first game I ever activated on Steam was Half-Life 2.

First thing I activated was the Half-Life Anthology, sometime in 2004. First actual in-store purchase was Day of Defeat Source in November of 2005.

How Steam has grown and changed in the past decade. I used to buy and game on it primarily. These days, my usage is fragmented between multiple storefronts and platforms.

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#28 Edited by the_bi99man (11250 posts) -

I created a Steam account, like so many others, when I bought Half Life 2 at launch. Got CounterStrike Source, and Episode One when it came out. And Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. Damn that game was awesome. I don't really remember when Steam became a store where you could get more than just Valve games, it happened so gradually it seems. But then, Portal and The Orange Box ("the best deal in videogame history" -IGN). I feel like that was the beginning of it all. The original Steam Sale package deal. Got that at launch, still have the box on my bookshelf to this day. Because the box had most of the games I already had on Steam, along with the new ones, I gave my original account to a friend and started a new one with those five games. That's the one I still use, now with 146 games.

I resisted going all in on Steam for a long time, still buying everything on disc, back when you could do that. I can't seem to find an easy way in steam to organize my games by purchase date, but quickly glancing down the list, it looks like the earliest purchases after the Orange Box games in 2007 were in 2012, and most of them I also have on disc, so they're probably just games that I registered with steam after buying. Then there's a whole shitload of games bought in December 2012. So, I think it was probably the winter sale that year when I finally gave in. First game I bought in that sale was probably Alan Wake on December 6th, 2012.

Damn the evolution of Steam has been crazy.

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#29 Posted by francoz (6 posts) -

Had to be counter strike

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#30 Posted by PETERAKO (2038 posts) -

Twas the orange box

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#31 Posted by Sevenizz (2858 posts) -

I remember being forced to register for Steam when Half Life 2 first launched. I found it odd as I bought a retail copy. Never purchased anything from there but I did get a few freebies. But man, they spammed me for years to get me to buy something. I think my account had been finally removed just a few years ago as I don’t get spam by them anymore.

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#32 Posted by sakaiXx (4858 posts) -

Recettear an item shop tale in 2010 or 2011? Its actually a pretty good game

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#33 Posted by phbz (4088 posts) -

HL2

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#34 Posted by couly (6246 posts) -

I remember buying a boxed copy of Bioshock but I couldn't wait for it to arrive so I also bought it on Steam. I didn't even return it.

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#35 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6453 posts) -

Witcher 1 and 2.

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#36 Posted by Thalandras (6 posts) -

@warmblur: Thanks for the tip!

A bit embarrassing, but it was apparently Defense Grid: The Awakening... wtf...?

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#37 Edited by Blizzard-XXL (2 posts) -

Not sure if this is entirely accurate, as I remember having a steam account in 2006 and had Half Life and Half LIfe 2 (disc versions though, but I thought they registered with steam). But it says KOTOR in 2009, which is true as I had the disc version and remember buying the Steam version hoping it worked better with Vista/Windows 7. Just not sure if it's really the first game I got on the platform

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#38 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30181 posts) -

I activated Half Life 1 on steam, I believe it was the GOTY edition and I got a bunch of other games through it.

  • Counter strike
  • Half Life + expansions
  • Team Fortress
  • Day of Defeat

Got pretty hooked on Day of Defeat :p

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#39 Posted by SaintSatan (1977 posts) -

HL2 14 years ago.

I'm old.

:(

@thalandras said:

@warmblur: Thanks for the tip!

A bit embarrassing, but it was apparently Defense Grid: The Awakening... wtf...?

What's embarrassing about Defense Grid? That game was dope.

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#40 Posted by Yams1980 (3223 posts) -

Portal I think. I have a bunch that not bought directly from steam that are close in time period to that also but were linked to steam from that as well.

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#41 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1067 posts) -

Resident Evil 4 (ROW)

Mar 20, 2014

I did play plenty of Steam games before that, though.

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#42 Edited by browsergames (7 posts) -

The first game I bought was CS-GO

2016

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#43 Posted by dzimm (5170 posts) -

The earliest listing in my transaction history is Titan Quest Gold purchased in Nov 2008, but I've had my Steam account since 2004 when Half-Life 2 was released, so I have no idea what my first actual Steam purchase was.

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#44 Posted by Mandzilla (3306 posts) -

I think it was Medieval: Total War.

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#46 Posted by xantufrog (10586 posts) -

Huh, my history only goes back to 2013 for some reason...

Earliest on record, then, is Civilization IV. Not a bad one, but I'm kind of sketched out that they don't have most of my purchases on record (like, even more recently than 2013)

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#48 Posted by l34052 (3876 posts) -

Mine was PCARS and then Spintires.

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#49 Posted by GTR12 (13350 posts) -

Some random game called Two Worlds, it says never played though, so who knows...