On September 12, 2003, Steam was released. “Oh, how old we have become,” says someone, and the signer below can’t help but look at himself in the mirror and say the same thing. However, the first Steam games were released in 2004; Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Half-Life 2. Although Steam had a very bumpy start, the service quickly blossomed into what it is today.
Steam History: From buggy hate object to gaming superpower
Valve is beating the big party drum and starting a 20th anniversary sale of popular games released from 2004 until today. Almost every year, a small refresher is also published in text form telling about key milestones in the history of Steam.
There are many gems to add to your game library! Portal from 2007 doesn’t even cost a single euro, you can get Terraria (2011) for 5 euros and the space classic Elite Dangerous (2015) costs 6.24 euros. Among the slightly more recent works we find Monster Hunter World (2018) and Resident Evil Village (2021) for 20 euros.
There are even more great deals out there, so if you’ve been waiting for prices to drop on a particular title, I recommend taking a break from the Steam store and seeing what you can find.