Top 100 best Steam games released before 2006, according to gamer reviews.

Despite representing a historical segment, this ranking is subject to change as votes change and old games are released on Steam.

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~ 1. Counter-Strike Nov 2000 Action Top 250 #4 -90%
8.73 98% 114,362 votes
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~ 2. Half-Life 2 Nov 2004 FPS Top 250 #25 -90%
8.60 97% 62,269 votes
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~ 4. Half-Life Nov 1998 FPS Top 250 #56 -90%
8.50 96% 24,218 votes
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~ 5. POSTAL 2 Apr 2003 Dark Humor Top 250 #81 -90%
8.45 95% 34,191 votes
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~ 19. Neighbours from Hell Feb 2004 Comedy -75%
8.24 97% 1,429 votes
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~ 21. F.E.A.R. Oct 2005 Horror -75%
8.20 94% 6,129 votes
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~ 22. Fallout 2 Dec 1998 RPG -75%
8.19 94% 4,297 votes
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~ 24. System Shock 2 Aug 1999 RPG -75%
8.18 94% 4,226 votes
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~ 25. Turok Nov 1997 Action -75%
8.18 96% 1,503 votes
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~ 26. Total Annihilation Sep 1997 Strategy -50%
8.17 96% 1,177 votes
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~ 27. Evil Genius Sep 2004 Strategy -75%
8.17 95% 1,783 votes
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~ 28. Worms Armageddon May 1999 Strategy -80%
8.16 94% 3,313 votes
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~ 30. The Ultimate DOOM Apr 1995 Classic -50%
8.13 94% 3,432 votes
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~ 31. Wolfenstein 3D Aug 1994 FPS -75%
8.13 95% 1,637 votes
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~ 32. Quake III Arena Dec 1999 FPS -50%
8.11 95% 1,254 votes
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~ 33. X-COM: UFO Defense Dec 1993 Strategy -67%
8.11 94% 2,153 votes
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~ 35. Stronghold HD Oct 2001 Strategy -75%
8.10 94% 2,840 votes
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~ 37. Sid Meier's Pirates! Jul 2005 Pirates -75%
8.09 94% 2,608 votes
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~ 42. Master of Orion 2 Nov 1996 Strategy -50%
8.03 97% 304 votes
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~ 43. Sven Co-op Jan 1999 Co-op
8.02 91% 11,487 votes
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~ 45. Fallout Sep 1997 RPG -75%
8.02 91% 6,396 votes
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~ 46. Call of Duty Oct 2003 FPS -51%
8.02 94% 1,432 votes
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~ 51. Quake II Nov 1997 Action -75%
8.00 94% 1,231 votes
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~ 52. Thief 2 Mar 2000 Stealth -86%
7.99 94% 801 votes
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~ 58. Thief Gold Nov 1998 Stealth -86%
7.94 92% 1,614 votes
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~ 60. Original War Jun 2001 Strategy -80%
7.93 93% 877 votes
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~ 61. The Longest Journey Nov 2000 Adventure -70%
7.93 93% 1,124 votes
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~ 63. Mafia Aug 2002 Action -33%
7.92 92% 1,218 votes
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~ 64. Max Payne Jul 2001 Noir -65%
7.92 91% 3,653 votes
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~ 65. Descent Feb 1995 Classic -50%
7.91 96% 254 votes
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~ 66. Beyond Good & Evil Nov 2003 Adventure -75%
7.91 92% 1,795 votes
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~ 67. FlatOut Jul 2005 Racing -80%
7.90 91% 1,883 votes
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3 69. Battle for Wesnoth Jun 2003 Strategy
7.89 93% 696 votes
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~ 70. Call of Duty 2 Oct 2005 Action -51%
7.89 91% 2,308 votes
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2 71. Sanitarium Apr 1998 Adventure -50%
7.89 95% 294 votes
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1 72. Knights of Honor May 2005 Strategy -75%
7.88 92% 947 votes
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3 74. Unreal Gold Apr 1998 Classic -66%
7.88 92% 1,086 votes
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3 75. Half-Life: Blue Shift Jun 2001 FPS -80%
7.88 90% 3,643 votes
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2 76. CS2D Dec 2004 2D
7.88 90% 4,503 votes
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2 77. Day of Defeat May 2003 FPS -80%
7.87 90% 3,469 votes
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1 78. Obscure Apr 2005 Horror
7.87 93% 612 votes
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1 81. FATE May 2005 RPG
7.84 92% 867 votes
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3 84. Rune Classic Nov 2001 Action -70%
7.83 93% 524 votes
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1 86. The Dig Nov 1995 Adventure -66%
7.82 93% 574 votes
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~ 89. Red Faction Sep 2001 Action -75%
7.81 91% 1,359 votes
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~ 90. Serious Sam 2 Oct 2005 Action -80%
7.80 89% 5,607 votes
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~ 93. STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Feb 1995 FPS -66%
7.79 90% 1,581 votes
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~ 97. Wizardry 8 Nov 2001 RPG -75%
7.76 92% 457 votes
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~ 98. Syberia Sep 2002 Adventure -70%
7.76 89% 2,187 votes
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~ 99. Geneforge 1 Dec 2001 RPG -70%
7.76 94% 263 votes
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~ 100. Carmageddon Max Pack Jun 1997 Racing -75%
7.73 92% 352 votes
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Risers today

  1. Logo 3 69. Battle for Wesnoth
  2. Logo 3 74. Unreal Gold
  3. Logo 3 75. Half-Life: Blue Shift
  4. Logo 1 56. Sid Meier's Civilization IV
  5. Logo 1 78. Obscure
  6. Logo 1 79. Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
  7. Logo 1 81. FATE
  8. Logo 1 82. STAR WARS™: Knights of the Old Republic™
  9. Logo 1 83. STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast™
  10. Logo 1 86. The Dig

Fallers today

  1. Logo 4 80. The Curse of Monkey Island
  2. Logo 3 84. Rune Classic
  3. Logo 2 71. Sanitarium
  4. Logo 2 76. CS2D
  5. Logo 2 77. Day of Defeat
  6. Logo 1 57. Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo
  7. Logo 1 72. Knights of Honor
  8. Logo 1 87. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

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