Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday March 11, 2017

Steam Review Scores Will No Longer Include Unpaid Games

If you got a game for free and want to contribute to the title’s score on Steam, you are out of luck, as only those who paid for it will get that privilege now. Review scores will not be affected by anyone who acquired a game using a promo code, as a gifted item, and so on. Everyone is, however, free to continue praising or bashing a game by posting a review. Is this the best Valve could do? What about limiting the score based on gameplay time?

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آ…Valve tweaked the system further by eliminating any form of freely-received game from its total review score, rather than just game keys that were acquired from non-Steam sources. "The review score (shown at the top of store pages and in various places throughout the store such as search results) will no longer include reviews by users that received the game for free, such as via a gift, or during a free weekend," Valve wrote. "Reviews can still be written by customers that obtained the game in any of these ways, but the review will not count toward the overall review score."

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