I'm making a list, and I'm asking you guys...

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#1 Edited by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -

What games are egregiously absent from Steam? I tried to start this list before, but it was too broad at the time, including games that weren't on any digital distribution platform at all. However, I've decided to redo it using Steam as my target DD platform. So what games would you like to see on Steam?
 
I'm going to be archiving suggestions here!

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#2 Edited by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

The first Never Winter Nights.

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#3 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Banjo-Kazooie...

Ok for real, I have no idea.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (14578 posts) -
  • Crysis 2
  • Gemini Rue
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#5 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

  • Gemini Rue

Yes!

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#6 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -

Updated the OP, keep em coming.

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#7 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

Gemini Rue not being on steam baffles me
 
EA shit doesnt really count knowing what we know. Here's a big one, Duke Nukem (the 96 one)

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#8 Edited by valrog (3741 posts) -
  • The other two Thief games (One is on Steam, but I am not certain which part).
  • American McGee's Alice
 
Hmm... I'll return with more entires.
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#9 Edited by Galiant (2237 posts) -

I wouldn't mind seeing League of Legends on there to be part of their "free games" lineup, but with DOTA 2 coming that probably won't happen.

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#10 Edited by Plasticstars (174 posts) -

Silent Hill 2, 3, and 4.

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#11 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Battle for Middle Earth 2 (and 1 and its expansions iirc).
 
Was looking for that game on Steam lately, it ain't there.

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#12 Posted by Saethir (370 posts) -

the Baldur's Gate series

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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I'm not sure if Bullet Candy 3D or Saira count, since the versions I got weren't related to Steam. However, I do know that Digital: A Love Story and Cortex Command are nowhere to be found on Steam.

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#14 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -

I got a good one Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance!
 
I'll update the OP with these awesome suggestions, and here's the list.

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#15 Posted by invadernick (282 posts) -

Roller coaster tycoon and zoo tycoon!

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#16 Posted by dbz1995 (4962 posts) -

Starcraft II.

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#17 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

I wouldn't mind seeing Black and White on there. Same with KOTOR 2.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
I'm not sure if Bullet Candy 3D or Saira count, since the versions I got weren't related to Steam. However, I do know that Digital: A Love Story and Cortex Command are nowhere to be found on Steam.
Saira is definitely on Steam. I bought it yesterday.
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#19 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

Saira is on steam i got it during the summer sale

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#21 Posted by Vodun (2393 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong
Battle for Middle Earth 2 (and 1 and its expansions iirc).
 
Was looking for that game on Steam lately, it ain't there.
Hells yeah! Loved those. Epic battles and really fun in coop skirmish.
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#22 Posted by BeachThunder (14578 posts) -

Where should the line be drawn with this list -- Free games? Really old games? Games that aren't available anywhere at all? Games that will never ever be on Steam (Startcraft II)?
 
Also:

  • Prey
  • Minecraft
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#23 Posted by RTSlord (1235 posts) -

you better check this list twice :)

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#24 Posted by JoeyRavn (5218 posts) -
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#25 Edited by Legend (2717 posts) -

The of Curse of Monkey Island (probably my favorite MI game) and Escape from Monkey Island.

Edit: Dammit! I just got Ninja'd. :(

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#26 Edited by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -
@BeachThunder: The line is drawn at games that would be on Steam if it weren't for legal reasons, companies being petty, publishers just not re-releasing stuff. Games like Starcraft II has an explanation and an excuse for not being on Steam. It's freaking Starcraft. Same goes for Warcraft and Diablo. Battlefield 3 doesn't have an excuse because EA is just being petty about DLC and Origin. Or so it would seem.
 
Any gray areas like Microsoft PC games will be judged by me. Or you guys, I don't know yet.
 
Edit: No more gray areas, I'm just going to throw everything in there. Since the general consensus seems to be that everything should be on Steam, it makes more sense to put everything on this list.
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#27 Posted by McShank (1685 posts) -

I would love to see some Halo 1 and 2.. not the new stuff.. just the good ones. Hell I cant even find these games in stores now.. :(

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#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Vodun said:
@TaliciaDragonsong
Battle for Middle Earth 2 (and 1 and its expansions iirc).
 
Was looking for that game on Steam lately, it ain't there.
Hells yeah! Loved those. Epic battles and really fun in coop skirmish.
Taunt me some more, why don't cha? :(
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#29 Posted by Vodun (2393 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong Nazghul diving into a group of soldiers, picking one up and then using him to "bomb" the others ;) Sorry
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#30 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

System Shock II, though that doesn't seem to work on modern machines? 

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#31 Edited by SocialistNinja (34 posts) -

dragon age 2 and crysis 1 and warhead

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#32 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Vodun said:
@TaliciaDragonsong Nazghul diving into a group of soldiers, picking one up and then using him to "bomb" the others ;) Sorry
Cheers.
 
:(
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#33 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -
@SocialistNinja said:
dragon age 2 and crysis 1 and warhead
Crysis and Crysis: Warhead are definitely on Steam.
 
Anyway, I would like to add:
 
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
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#34 Posted by ajamafalous (13402 posts) -
@Galiant said:

I wouldn't mind seeing League of Legends on there to be part of their "free games" lineup

But why? What would that add?
 
 
Anyway, Gemini Rue was submitted to Steam but Valve said they didn't think it was right for their audience.
 
 
Also, the first Alice isn't available fucking anywhere.
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#35 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -
@ajamafalous
@Galiant said:

I wouldn't mind seeing League of Legends on there to be part of their "free games" lineup

But why? What would that add?
 
 
Anyway, Gemini Rue was submitted to Steam but Valve said they didn't think it was right for their audience.
 
 
Also, the first Alice isn't available fucking anywhere.
I already use Steam for all my voice chat purposes, it could track my game time, possibly the addition of achievements? It would also give them some more players perhaps. I could see when my friends were on without logging in to LoL too I guess.

Why are there free games on Steam at all? =P
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#36 Edited by buft (3409 posts) -
@Saethir said:

the Baldur's Gate series

thats a pretty big omission right there, does good old games have it? 
edit:NVM it does for $9.99 each
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#37 Posted by BeachThunder (14578 posts) -
@buft said:
@Saethir said:

the Baldur's Gate series

thats a pretty big omission right there, does good old games have it?
Yes, both 1 and 2.
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#38 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Sins of a Solar Empire and any of the other Stardock games. Any of the Microsoft games like Freelancer, Age of Empires, the first Fable, Halo and Gears of War.

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#39 Posted by ajamafalous (13402 posts) -
@Galiant said:
@ajamafalous
@Galiant said:

I wouldn't mind seeing League of Legends on there to be part of their "free games" lineup

But why? What would that add?
 
 
Anyway, Gemini Rue was submitted to Steam but Valve said they didn't think it was right for their audience.
 
 
Also, the first Alice isn't available fucking anywhere.
I already use Steam for all my voice chat purposes, it could track my game time, possibly the addition of achievements? It would also give them some more players perhaps. I could see when my friends were on without logging in to LoL too I guess. Why are there free games on Steam at all? =P
Because Valve takes a cut on all the microtransactions, as well as getting people to look at the Steam store.
 
I dunno, I think Riot's doing fine without having their game on Steam, and I don't think they'd want to lose a cut of their profits by putting the game on Steam.
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#40 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6560 posts) -

A bunch of free MMOs. Kind of shocking how many f2p games there are out there and yet Steam has only a tiny fraction of them. I can think of quite a few that would benefit from being on Steam...

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#41 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -

Seeing how a lot of people gave suggestions and your list has only 6 games on it, I think it's safe to say that this thread flopped.

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#42 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -
@valrog: Giant Bomb has a wonderful feature called lists...
 
You should check it out.
 
Even though, I've got over 100 games on the list in the link above, it's still been kind of a flop. People said Starcraft too many times, and I'm all like "NO! Starcraft has plenty of excuses from steam! Above all its excuses is that it's freaking Starcraft!". Nobody reads the entire thread.
 
I also added Rayman Arena, because I know how much Rayman fans love that game.
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#43 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -
@c0l0nelp0c0rn1: It's funny because I went to check if you have a list but apparently I missed it.
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#44 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -
@valrog: Yeah it's going to be better curated now, however, I'm going to draw the line at a few games.
 
  • Blizzard games can't be on this list. I think Blizzard's DD platform is fine, and I also think Battle.net is fine.
  • Defunct MMOs can't be on here.
  • Free flash games can't be on this list.
I think those are the only lines I'm going to draw.
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#45 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3851 posts) -

I hope I'm not the only one who saw the title of this thread and started singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town to himself.

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#46 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum: That was the purpose, essentially.
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#47 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -
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#48 Edited by SecondPersonShooter (845 posts) -

Did anyone else read the topic title to the tune of "Santa Clause is Coming to Town"?
 
EDIT: @JeffGoldblum said:

I hope I'm not the only one who saw the title of this thread and started singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town to himself.

Thank god I'm not insane.  I can identify with Mr. Jeff Goldblum
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#49 Posted by deactivated-589cf9e3c287e (1984 posts) -
@YoungFrey: Already beat you to it, brother.
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