The best Steam skins

Make your client beautiful.

How many hours has humanity spent collectively staring at Steam's familiar grey interface? It's time for a change. Fortunately you can reskin your Steam client with user-made varieties that change the look and feel of Steam's familiar tabs. A new skin can be a great improvement, and they're very easy to install. 

Let's run through the process first, before moving on to our favourite skins on page two.

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.
  • Sit back as your eyes thank you for making the world a little bit more beautiful.

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.
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