user reviews

Steam indicates which user reviews are of Early Access versions

Emanuel Maiberg at

As Steam becomes a more open, self-publishing platform (as Gabe Newell called it), it’s going to need more tools that allow the community to sort through its catalog and raise the cream to the top. User reviews are one of the most useful tools that help you determine if you should bother with a game or not, and today they got a little bit more helpful.


Steam unveils new user review system, beta version live today

Patrick Carlson at

Steam Reviews, a new commentary system for Valve's distribution platform, entered open beta today and gives Steam users yet another way to give feedback on all the games they've played. Valve is calling the new feature an "evolution" of Steam's recommendation system, which has been an outlet for short form player reviews since 2010.