The best and weirdest Steam skins

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At one point in the last 24 hours, the number of concurrent users on Steam peaked at around 6.9 million people. A lot of time is spent staring at Steam's familiar grey interface, and it's time for a change. Fortunately you can reskin your Steam client with user-made varieties, which change the look, feel and functionality of Steam's familiar old tabs. Read on for our pick of the best Steam skins, and a round-up of some of the most outlandish designs.

Before we get to the round-up, let's run through the surprisingly easy process for installing a Steam skin.

How to install a steam skin

  • Download the skin files.
  • Extract and drop them into your Steam skins folder in your Steam directory. C: -> Program Files -> Steam -> Skins.
  • Head to the Interface section of your Steam Settings.
  • Pick the skin you want from the "select the skin you wish Steam to use" drop down menu.
  • Restart Steam.
  • Caress your beautifully reskinned Steam client with your mouse cursor while muttering "precioussss" to no-one in particular.

Voila. Steam makes it very easy to install multiple skins, so you can download a few and then flick between them to test them out, and find the skin that's right for you.

Head to page two for our roundup of the best Steam skins.
Head to page three for our roundup of some unconventional choices.