Wednesday September 21, 2016

Ongoing Steam Customer Review System Improvements

Valve has once again updated the Steam user review system. In addition to the changes made last week, these new changes allow users to see all reviews by default and Steam will keep track of your preference. The company has also adjusted the color it uses for "Mixed" results at the request of game developers.

We want to make sure that helpful reviews can be surfaced regardless of purchase source, so we're making a change to the defaults. Starting today, the review section on each product page will show reviews written by all users, regardless of purchase type. By default you'll now see reviews written by all players of the game, including Steam customers, Kickstarter backers, bundle customers, streamers, and other users that acquired the game outside of Steam.