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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Movement, rank, title, date, platforms and tag

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~ 1. Counter-Strike Nov 2000 Action Top 250 #5
8.72 97% 126,314 votes
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~ 2. Half-Life 2 Nov 2004 FPS Top 250 #23
8.61 97% 69,428 votes
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~ 4. Half-Life Nov 1998 FPS Top 250 #57
8.51 96% 28,319 votes
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~ 5. POSTAL 2 Apr 2003 Dark Humor Top 250 #80
8.46 95% 37,468 votes
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~ 20. Quake Jun 1996 FPS
8.20 95% 2,700 votes
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~ 21. F.E.A.R. Oct 2005 Horror
8.19 94% 6,695 votes
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~ 22. Rome: Total War Sep 2004 Strategy
8.19 93% 8,243 votes
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~ 24. Fallout 2 Dec 1998 RPG
8.17 94% 5,001 votes
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1 25. Evil Genius Sep 2004 Base Building
8.17 95% 1,902 votes
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1 26. System Shock 2 Aug 1999 RPG
8.17 94% 4,456 votes
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~ 27. Turok Nov 1997 Action
8.17 95% 1,663 votes
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~ 28. Wolfenstein 3D Aug 1994 FPS
8.16 95% 1,825 votes
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~ 29. Total Annihilation Sep 1997 Strategy
8.16 96% 1,299 votes
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~ 31. Worms Armageddon May 1999 Strategy
8.15 94% 3,711 votes
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~ 33. Quake III Arena Dec 1999 FPS
8.13 95% 1,401 votes
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~ 34. The Ultimate DOOM Apr 1995 Classic
8.13 94% 3,871 votes
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~ 35. Stronghold HD Oct 2001 Strategy
8.13 94% 3,045 votes
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~ 36. X-COM: UFO Defense Dec 1993 Strategy -75%
8.11 94% 2,285 votes
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~ 40. Sid Meier's Pirates! Jul 2005 Pirates -75%
8.07 93% 2,801 votes
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~ 41. DOOM II: Hell on Earth May 1994 Classic
8.07 93% 2,642 votes
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~ 42. Sven Co-op Jan 1999 Co-op Free
8.07 91% 13,054 votes
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~ 43. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Dec 1998 Action
8.06 95% 1,019 votes
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~ 44. Fallout Sep 1997 RPG
8.06 92% 7,511 votes
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~ 45. Thief 2 Mar 2000 Stealth
8.01 94% 875 votes
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~ 47. Master of Orion 2 Nov 1996 Strategy
8.01 97% 352 votes
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~ 50. Call of Duty Oct 2003 FPS
8.00 93% 1,626 votes
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~ 54. Quake II Nov 1997 Action
7.97 93% 1,459 votes
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1 56. Battle for Wesnoth Jun 2003 Strategy Free
7.96 93% 1,113 votes
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~ 59. Original War Jun 2001 Strategy
7.95 93% 982 votes
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~ 60. Descent Feb 1995 Classic -30%
7.94 96% 272 votes
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~ 62. FlatOut Jul 2005 Racing
7.92 92% 2,104 votes
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~ 64. Thief Gold Nov 1998 Stealth
7.92 92% 1,759 votes
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~ 65. Call of Duty 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.92 91% 2,601 votes
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~ 66. Obscure Apr 2005 Horror
7.91 93% 701 votes
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~ 68. Sanitarium Apr 1998 Adventure
7.90 95% 331 votes
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1 71. Max Payne Jul 2001 Noir
7.89 90% 4,238 votes
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1 72. Half-Life: Blue Shift Jun 2001 FPS
7.89 90% 4,130 votes
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~ 74. The Longest Journey Nov 2000 Adventure
7.88 92% 1,239 votes
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~ 75. Beyond Good & Evil Nov 2003 Adventure
7.88 91% 1,987 votes
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~ 76. Knights of Honor May 2005 Strategy
7.88 92% 1,081 votes
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1 78. CS2D Dec 2004 2D Free
7.87 89% 5,301 votes
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2 79. Mafia Aug 2002 Action -33%
7.87 91% 1,750 votes
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~ 81. Day of Defeat May 2003 FPS
7.85 90% 3,771 votes
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~ 83. FATE May 2005 RPG
7.84 92% 920 votes
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~ 88. Unreal Gold Apr 1998 Classic
7.81 91% 1,326 votes
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~ 90. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Nov 2004 Action
7.81 88% 6,716 votes
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~ 91. Serious Sam 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.80 88% 5,973 votes
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~ 95. Geneforge 1 Dec 2001 RPG
7.79 94% 277 votes
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~ 96. Blood: One Unit Whole Blood Jul 1998 FPS
7.77 90% 1,112 votes
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~ 97. Red Faction Sep 2001 Action
7.77 90% 1,457 votes
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~ 98. STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Feb 1995 FPS
7.77 90% 1,659 votes
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~ 99. The Dig Nov 1995 Adventure
7.76 91% 621 votes
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~ 100. Syberia Sep 2002 Adventure -70%
7.75 89% 2,332 votes
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