What was the First Game You Bought on Steam?

#51 Posted by Dick_Mohawk (386 posts) -


#52 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

first game i bought ON steam? well not half life 2 since that i got in a store and had to get steam for it. it was my first steam game though, the first one i purchased on steam....lemme look if i can remember. i THINK it was Titan Quest and its expansion, i played a demo of it somewhere and loved it. so i bought it on steam. fun diablo clone which imo is better than diablo lol

#53 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

Half Life 2 doesn't really count (bought that in 2005 or 2006 I believe) in my book so let's check my steam history ...


Thief: Deadly Shadows

followed by Torchlight and VVVVVV. I believe that's when they got me with a big sale for the first time ... that was right after I bought The Orange Box after years of ignorance.

#54 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

13 Dec 2008



Dawn of War Platinum Edition, Team Fortress 2

#55 Posted by Lumley (964 posts) -

Audiosurf. I bought it about 2 years before I actually started using Steam.

#56 Posted by dungbootle (2428 posts) -


#57 Posted by wewantsthering (1594 posts) -

Half-Life Platinum Pack then Half-Life 2.

#58 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (561 posts) -

The Oddworld stuff, pretty sure when it was just released, too. Which reminds me: Munch's Oddysee still crashes for me after the first level : (

#59 Posted by ikaruga (194 posts) -

CS 1.6 I quit for a few years and had an itch for it.

#60 Posted by AFTERLIFEJOSH (23 posts) -

The Orange Box

#61 Posted by Rohok (554 posts) -

@Shivoa said:

I'm going to bet my answer is also going to be, by far, the most common: HL2.

Was mine. Since then I've bought 450 games.

#62 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

Half Life 2

#63 Posted by Philedius (204 posts) -

First Steam game is Half-Life 2, but first game I purchased from the Steam store was Garry's Mod.

#64 Edited by Sargus (732 posts) -

Bought and activated with Steam? Half-Life 2.

Bought through Steam? I actually have no idea. But I wasn't too big on digital distribution (other than indie games that couldn't be purchased any other way) until relatively recently.

::EDIT:: Turns out it was the Commander Keen Complete Pack. I'm proud of that.

#65 Posted by believer258 (12210 posts) -

The retail version of Left 4 Dead, if that counts; then remember that Portal 2 on the PS3 also came with the Steam version and my brother gave me that; and then the first actual, honest-to-God game I bought through the Steam store and downloaded and played via Steam was a Far Cry pack which included the first two games for like seven dollars. Next was the Valve Complete pack, and the rest is history.

#66 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (665 posts) -

Half-Life 2 and Garry's Mod.

#67 Posted by enYallione (30 posts) -

First used steam for the CS beta that also betaed steam. Made a new Steam account for HL2 release as I thought I couldn't add the HL2 retail to the beta account.

The first game I actually bought through Steam was Rag Doll Kung Fu, iirc.

#68 Posted by Natedogg2 (457 posts) -

My first Steam game was Team Fortress 2. They had a free weekend during one of their updates (the Spy vs. Sniper update), and I bought it for $10 then. And now I have something like 600+ hours put into that game.

#69 Posted by BeachThunder (12441 posts) -


#70 Posted by Vextroid (1430 posts) -

Retail copy of The Orange Box and a trail copy of Shatter.

#71 Posted by Colt45 (57 posts) -

I think it was Left 4 Dead. I was a little late to the Steam bandwagon. (Actually, I was late to PC gaming in general.)

#72 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

mine was counter strike source and garrys mod bundle. 5 years ago.

#73 Posted by fantasyfreak07 (66 posts) -

Mine was Team Fortress 2.

#74 Posted by VoshiNova (1757 posts) -

@Shivoa said:

I'm going to bet my answer is also going to be, by far, the most common: HL2.

Yup yup, me too.

5 f'in cd's and an internet connection required. So worth it.

#75 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6404 posts) -

Sam and Max, I think? Either that or Tales of Monkey Island.

#76 Posted by Capum15 (5002 posts) -

I bought HL2 retail and...I think I used steam somehow? I don't remember, that was like 2001. The first thing I do remember buying on Steam was the THQ pack a few years back for $50. Like, 13 games and 5 DLC packs or something then.

#77 Posted by Yummylee (22579 posts) -

The Witcher... bastard (still to this day) doesn't even work on my computer; I literally can't even boot it up.

#78 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

All the games in the retail Half-Life 1 Anthology. I thought it was totally stupid that I needed to use Steam to play these old games, but I went along with it and that's how they got me.

#79 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (540 posts) -

The Binding of Isaac, during the Steam sale this year.

#80 Posted by spiceninja (3070 posts) -

I started Steam when I was gifted Half-Life 2. The first thing I ever bought on Steam was the Orange Box over a year later.

#81 Posted by RecSpec (3948 posts) -

I thought it was Torchlight, but it turned out to be Audiosurf.

#82 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

The Orange Box. I was there in the beginning.

#83 Posted by Terramagi (1158 posts) -

The Orange Box, retail.

Since that clearly doesn't count, Garry's Mod.

#84 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

Super Meat Boy. I thought it was Braid but I checked my history.

#85 Posted by LackLuster (748 posts) -

CSS I think

#86 Posted by flasaltine (1711 posts) -

The first game I actually bought through Steam was Medieval II back in 2008

#87 Posted by kalibr (120 posts) -

HL1 just for CS 7

#88 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Probably Counter Strike, or Half Life 2.

#89 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

HL / CS 1.5? (or did it launch on 1.6? Don't remember)

Anyway, the launch of Steam where it was initially just a server browser where Valve replaced the WONID system with the STEAMID system, bending over and sodomising server admins everywhere as all the motherfuckers we had spent years demoing and banning suddenly found themselves able to get back into our servers.

Still, they eventually sorted their shit out and made it into something incredibly rad.

#90 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4899 posts) -

I always registered everything until The Orange Box, which made me a believer in digital games.

#91 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@CosmicBatman said:

Super Meat Boy. I thought it was Braid but I checked my history.

Get out while you can.

#92 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (394 posts) -


#93 Posted by chazwuzhere3 (22 posts) -

Team Fortress 2 is listed as my first purchase after the complimentary Half-Life Platinum Pack and Counter Strike Source. I'm pretty sure those weren't complimentary though..

#94 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Probably the pack that came with Garry's Mod and Counter Strike: Source.

#95 Posted by mlarrabee (3064 posts) -
#96 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@CosmicBatman said:

Super Meat Boy. I thought it was Braid but I checked my history.

Get out while you can.

Now I have 20+ games and I'm still not done Super Meat Boy.

#97 Posted by AgnosticJesus (545 posts) -

Magicka, and like most other Steam purchases, I've never played it.

#98 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Super ID Software Pack, Audiosurf, Plants vs. Zombies, Lucasarts Jedi Knight Bundle, Torchlight, Serious Sam HD (US) were all purchased on my first day of Steam - December 24, 2009. I was so late to the game...

#99 Posted by Maginnovision (490 posts) -

FIrst game I actually bought through steam was the ship single player

#100 Posted by Akyho (1698 posts) -

I had copy of Half life that I played mods with like CS and TF...then I had to buy another copy since the CDkey went weird. Loaded up the game and was met with "you must register this with steam." and did so.

So I had Half life, CS,TF, Day of defeat. All from the start.

Then I bought in-store.....CS source and Day of Defeat source. Then a copy of Half life 2.

My first actual purchase off steam was Freedon fighters. I then bought a ton of other things.

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