What was the First Game You Bought on Steam?

#151 Posted by HiCZoK (272 posts) -

DUke Nukem Forever. yes, I DID IT

#152 Posted by FTomato (245 posts) -

Psychonauts, when it was on sale for $2. I now have 141 games on my account. :/

#153 Posted by s10129107 (1323 posts) -

I got HL2 as a gift, so i'm not sure if that counts. Apart from that i'm guessing Mass Effect.

#154 Posted by Atlas (2558 posts) -

Yeah like most in this thread the first game I ever purchased that required Steam on my PC was Half-Life 2. I would probably guess that the first game I ever bought in the Steam store was World of Goo, which to this day I have never beaten despite enjoying many of the levels I played through.

#155 Posted by Rafaelfc (1752 posts) -

Left 4 Dead was my first

Amnesia: The Dark Descent was my last

#156 Posted by sasnipes (123 posts) -

Mine was Psychonauts if you don't include the Orange Box that started it all. Actually, I had HL2 way before the Orange Box, but didn't realize you could gift extra copies so I gave my old steam account to a friend and started a new one with the Orange Box. Owell, I think after more than 140 games its a bit too late to trade accounts back :P

#157 Posted by Brians (1514 posts) -

First game I ever bought using the Steam store was Braid. Otherwise, Half-Life 2.

Deus Ex
#158 Posted by Xymox (2143 posts) -

Magicka, because I bought boxed copies of all the HL stuff and around the time I got Magicka was when I went fully digital. Haven't bought a boxed game since.

#159 Posted by kermoosh (919 posts) -

team fortress 2 for 10 bucks. two weeks before it became free to play

#160 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1012 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition was my first purchase I believe.

#161 Posted by BombKareshi (1042 posts) -
#162 Posted by Jnal (274 posts) -

Space Empire IV. Don't judge. Rome: Total War was my second. I bought Half-Life 2 a long time afterwards.

#163 Posted by HarlechQuinn (455 posts) -
#164 Edited by audioBusting (1724 posts) -

I had my free Steam Account for quite a while to play the free games (Alien Swarm, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch), but I finally gave in when Super Meat Boy was $5 on the 2010 Christmas Sale. And then I added The Orange Box, and some indie packs, and the games kept piling onto my cart...

Edit: Oops, SMB was $3.75, not $5.

#165 Posted by lexyz123 (18 posts) -

E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy

#166 Posted by TheJakeOfSteak (2 posts) -

My first game was Left 4 Dead 2

#167 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1910 posts) -

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Retail (Inter) ... heh, weird ... would have thought it was some valve game.

#168 Posted by xXHesekielXx (348 posts) -

The original Portal... If I'm remembering right...

#169 Posted by ajamafalous (12344 posts) -

First registered: Orange Box
First purchased: UT3

#171 Posted by civid (613 posts) -

I got Steam together with Half-Life 2 and the internet.

#172 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (4525 posts) -

Half Life 2 with the creation of my steam account back in 04-05'. After that I think I entered my product key for Half Life 1 which gave me the Team Fortress mod, Blue Shift, Counter Strike mod, and I think Day of Defeat. Remember my mind was flabber gasted by all the cool mods that were with HL 1 as I really didn't follow the mod scene back in the day. In terms of purchases gotta remember steam was pretty iffy back in those days and digital purchases wasn't seen as really viable. I think my first actual purchase might of been Half Life episode 1.

#173 Posted by EuanDewar (5141 posts) -

Hitman: Blood Money, according to my purchase history.

Before that I also redeemed Portal and bought the Valve complete pack but they don't really count.

#174 Posted by Loafsmooch (418 posts) -

Not counting the complimentary Half-Life platinum pack, AvP Classic 2000 was the first one, followed by Deus Ex: GoTY Edition. Both of those games I had already played and loved, due to teenage pirating, but I guess I felt that they deserved a proper purchase once I started making some moneyzz.

#175 Posted by EdgarAllenPoe69 (60 posts) -

Kerbal Space Program.

#176 Edited by Corevi (6794 posts) -

I redeemed Portal and TF2 but the first game I bought from the Steam interface was KotOR.

This was in 09 since after the death of the CRPG I moved to consoles.

#177 Posted by BradBrains (1308 posts) -

Counter strike was first registered and like everyone at the time I wasn't happy about it.

Max Payne was first purchased apparently

#178 Posted by fisk0 (5052 posts) -
#179 Edited by Mjolnir (490 posts) -

Audiosurf. Jeff kept bringing it up (with good reason) in the site's early days, so I had to see what it and this "Steam" thing were all about.

#180 Edited by xite (970 posts) -

Day of Defeat: Source and Garry's Mod

#181 Posted by Kaiserreich (799 posts) -

The first game I had on Steam was when I redeemed Empire: Total War. The first game I actually bought was Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

#182 Posted by SaFt (412 posts) -

Like most people, probably, i'd already purchased physical copies of both HL2 and DOD:S. The first game i actually bought in the steam store was Left 4 Dead.

#183 Posted by Shindig (1069 posts) -

Registered: Half-Life

Purchased: Fez.

#184 Posted by desoda (138 posts) -

Commander Keen complete pack

#185 Posted by TheAcidSkull (977 posts) -

The Walking dead or the Wolf among Us. But ONLY because It's a point and click game.

#186 Posted by SgtSphynx (1767 posts) -

@shivoa said:

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

Yep, the reason Steam was originally installed on a computer I owned.

#187 Posted by Bamsen (359 posts) -

activated steam with HL2 in 05, but my first purchase was actually HL2 Episode 2

#188 Posted by TheFakePsychic (215 posts) -


#189 Posted by believer258 (12663 posts) -

A retail copy of Left 4 Dead is the first thing that I registered on Steam. The first thing that I bought through the Steam client was the Far Cry Complete pack, which (at the time) included Far Cry 1, 2, and any DLC.

#190 Edited by BoOzak (1033 posts) -

@sgtsphynx said:

@shivoa said:

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

Yep, the reason Steam was originally installed on a computer I owned.

Same, except it was more like 'forced to play on Steam' instead of 'the first game I bought on Steam' I think The Orange Box may have been first game I bought on Steam. (£25 for HL2, HL2:E1, HL2:E2, Portal, TFT2 & Peggle EX: Orange Box Edition! how times have changed...)

#191 Posted by Sumbog (544 posts) -

I just checked my account, Morrowind Game of the Year edition.

#192 Edited by Tyrrael (298 posts) -

Registered: Fear 2: Project Origin

Bought: Osmos ---- I know this one is kind of strange. I actually remember my friend playing this and it looked interesting, so I ended up getting on a steam sale for $2. Right after that (literally 3 days later), I bought the phenomenal ARPG known as Torchlight.

#193 Posted by BeardyDuck (118 posts) -

Original Half-Life because Valve was moving the CS servers from WON to Steam. Still have my 2003 account.

#194 Edited by Nodima (1478 posts) -

Civilization IV when I realized my Mac could run it. I also bought Civ V, but my Mac (2008) can't run it very well. That's all, because I own a Mac.

#195 Posted by Pr1mus (4093 posts) -

The source premier pack, which don't exist anymore. A bundle that included Half-Life 2, HL2 EP1, HL2 Deathmatch, Counter-Strike Source, Day of Defeat Source and Half-Life Source.

#196 Posted by SeanFoster (898 posts) -

Half-Life 2 - Episode One

#197 Posted by Irvandus (3057 posts) -

The Orange Box

#198 Posted by ShaggE (7062 posts) -


#199 Posted by Mr402 (151 posts) -

Half-Life 2. Though the launch was so plagued with issues it wasn't funny. I was one of the lucky ones who was able to play it at launch with little issue so I didn't see a problem. I also didn't think it would be half as successful as it ended up to be. I'm glad they became the example to the industry and in my opinion they saved PC gaming by creating the environment that we all enjoy now.

#200 Posted by DarknessMyOldFriend (281 posts) -

Ten years ago Steam was a nightmare you had to endure to play Half Life 2. It was basically the sign of the death of PC gaming.

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