First game(s) you ever bought on Steam?


#1

The first two I bought were Portal 2 and Bastion back in 2011 while I was still in grad school.

I didn’t know anything about Steam at the time, but was interested in picking up a copy of Portal 2 because I had watched my brother play through Portal on Xbox.


#2

My first steam game was half-life and counter strike during when steam was first out. I was when my brother was still living with me and mom and saw that I had a decent computer so he showed me some computer games. It was then that he had a extra steam account so he handed me it and to this day I have over 100 games.


#3

G…goat simulator?

Which is equal parts hilarious and embarrassing.


#4

The Orange Box! I bought Half-Life 2 (and Episode 1) physically in early 2007, so that’s when I would’ve first installed Steam, and then I got that when it came out later that year. from what I remember there was little to no community aspect at all on Steam back then - was there even a friends list? does anyone remember?


#5

I’m not sure about in 2007, but I’m pretty sure Steam had friends by 2011 because I would’ve added my brother when I created my account since he was the one who introduced me to Steam and I wanted to do Portal 2 co-op with him.


#6

apparently it was FEZ in 2013? I thought it was much earlier than that.


#7

I bought Portal on a disc, which insisted I installed some nonsense program called “Steam” that then made me download the game and wouldn’t let me play it offline.

Needless to say, I never used it again.


#8

I joined steam when it came to Mac in 2010, so the first game I got was the free copy of Portal that Valve was giving away as a promotion.

My first purchase though, was a bundle of Team Fortress 2 and Garry’s Mod - I bought the bundle because there was a gamemode in Garry’s Mod that I was really interested in (Ultimate Chimera Hunt, I was big into the EarthBound/Mother fandom back then) and it needed TF2 to work, so I thought I’d be spending most of my time in Garry’s Mod.

It’s now 7 years later and I never did play that game mode and have spent over 1000 hours in TF2.


#9

I had Steam for all the physical stuff & mods but the first actual store shopping I did… well I’m pretty happy with my taste in digital game purchases a decade ago TBH.


#10

You got me beat. While most of my oldest purchases still hold up, Dead Island definitely fooled me with a trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg.


#11

Musical Puzzle game Chime and the Orange Box. I could have sworn I got Monday Night Combat too, but apparently I don’t have it, so no idea how I played it. Definitely owned it though.


#12

The Orange Box and Battlefield 2 back in 2009/2010. The Orange Box was a digital purchase that I got as as gift, I bought BF2 on sale for like 5 bucks.


#13

Same here! Holy cow, that was magic when Steam came to OSX. I think my first actual purchase was either Torchlight or Left 4 Dead 2.


#14

Another boring Orange Box getter here. Then a pre-IV GTA bundle.


#15

Apparently I bought The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom for $0.49 and have still never played it lmao. I didn’t have a proper gaming PC until about 2 years ago, so I only bought indies and other low powered games I could play on my laptop.


#16

Huh, if I remember correctly I think I both purchased and completed Bastion as my first game on Steam.


#17

Bioshock
Beyond Good and Evil
The Ship


#18

For some reason my purchase history doesn’t go as far back as my Steam account. I had already redeemed some of my Half-Life keys in Steam when it first came out, but my first purchase was the Half-Life 2 Gold steam release, which included:

Half-Life 2*, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source*, Day of Defeat: Source*, Valve’s back catalog currently available on Steam, Complete Strategy Guide from Prima Games, three different Half-Life 2 posters, Half-Life 2 hat, Half-Life 2 postcard, Half-Life 2 stickers, Half-Life 2 Soundtrack CD, and a chance to win a trip to Valve (one trip offered for every 5000 Gold packages purchased).
*Available upon product’s release.

Way back in 2004.


#19

I first installed Steam when they had Portal for free, and wanted to snag it even though the PC I had at the time couldn’t even run Civilization 4. I didn’t touch Steam until I finally bought my first PC. This was like 2010-2011ish?


#20

looks like it was TF2 on both my accounts (my first account got VAC-banned cause i got phished like a dumbass when i was 16)