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 #5
8.73 98% 123,667 votes
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~ 2. Half-Life 2 Nov 2004 FPS Top 250 #24
8.61 97% 67,912 votes
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~ 4. Half-Life Nov 1998 FPS Top 250 #55
8.51 96% 27,548 votes
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~ 5. POSTAL 2 Apr 2003 Dark Humor Top 250 #76
8.46 95% 36,863 votes
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~ 16. Half-Life: Opposing Force Nov 1999 FPS
8.26 95% 5,246 votes
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~ 20. Quake Jun 1996 FPS
8.20 95% 2,607 votes
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~ 21. F.E.A.R. Oct 2005 Horror
8.19 94% 6,565 votes
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~ 22. Turok Nov 1997 Action
8.19 96% 1,613 votes
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1 23. Rome: Total War Sep 2004 Strategy
8.19 93% 8,083 votes
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~ 25. Evil Genius Sep 2004 Base Building
8.18 95% 1,871 votes
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~ 26. Total Annihilation Sep 1997 Strategy
8.18 96% 1,265 votes
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~ 27. System Shock 2 Aug 1999 RPG
8.18 94% 4,405 votes
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~ 28. Fallout 2 Dec 1998 RPG
8.18 94% 4,878 votes
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~ 29. Worms Armageddon May 1999 Strategy
8.16 94% 3,629 votes
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~ 30. Wolfenstein 3D Aug 1994 FPS
8.16 95% 1,787 votes
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~ 33. The Ultimate DOOM Apr 1995 Classic
8.12 93% 3,733 votes
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~ 34. Quake III Arena Dec 1999 FPS
8.12 95% 1,361 votes
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~ 35. Stronghold HD Oct 2001 Strategy
8.11 94% 2,945 votes
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~ 36. X-COM: UFO Defense Dec 1993 Strategy
8.11 94% 2,256 votes
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~ 40. Sid Meier's Pirates! Jul 2005 Pirates
8.08 93% 2,755 votes
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~ 42. Sven Co-op Jan 1999 Co-op Free
8.06 91% 12,687 votes
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1 43. DOOM II: Hell on Earth May 1994 Classic
8.06 93% 2,558 votes
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1 44. Fallout Sep 1997 RPG
8.06 92% 7,324 votes
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~ 45. Master of Orion 2 Nov 1996 Strategy
8.03 97% 340 votes
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1 49. Thief 2 Mar 2000 Stealth
8.00 94% 860 votes
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~ 51. Quake II Nov 1997 Action
7.99 93% 1,403 votes
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~ 52. Call of Duty Oct 2003 FPS
7.99 93% 1,552 votes
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~ 57. Original War Jun 2001 Strategy
7.95 93% 961 votes
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~ 59. Descent Feb 1995 Classic
7.94 96% 268 votes
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~ 60. FlatOut Jul 2005 Racing
7.93 92% 2,054 votes
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~ 62. Battle for Wesnoth Jun 2003 Strategy Free
7.92 93% 1,042 votes
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~ 63. Thief Gold Nov 1998 Stealth
7.92 92% 1,737 votes
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1 64. Mafia Aug 2002 Action
7.92 92% 1,615 votes
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1 65. Call of Duty 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.92 91% 2,542 votes
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~ 69. Obscure Apr 2005 Horror
7.90 93% 685 votes
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~ 71. Max Payne Jul 2001 Noir
7.90 90% 4,083 votes
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~ 72. Sanitarium Apr 1998 Adventure
7.89 95% 319 votes
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1 74. Half-Life: Blue Shift Jun 2001 FPS
7.88 90% 3,995 votes
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~ 76. CS2D Dec 2004 2D Free
7.88 90% 5,122 votes
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~ 77. The Longest Journey Nov 2000 Adventure
7.88 92% 1,212 votes
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~ 78. Beyond Good & Evil Nov 2003 Adventure
7.88 91% 1,954 votes
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~ 79. Knights of Honor May 2005 Strategy
7.87 92% 1,044 votes
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~ 80. Day of Defeat May 2003 FPS
7.86 90% 3,684 votes
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~ 84. FATE May 2005 RPG
7.83 92% 910 votes
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~ 85. Unreal Gold Apr 1998 Classic
7.83 91% 1,292 votes
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~ 89. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Nov 2004 Action
7.81 88% 6,610 votes
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~ 90. Serious Sam 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.80 88% 5,863 votes
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1 91. The Dig Nov 1995 Adventure
7.79 92% 610 votes
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1 92. Red Faction Sep 2001 Action
7.78 90% 1,436 votes
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~ 94. Geneforge 1 Dec 2001 RPG
7.78 94% 274 votes
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~ 96. STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Feb 1995 FPS
7.77 90% 1,636 votes
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~ 99. Syberia Sep 2002 Adventure
7.75 89% 2,303 votes
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~ 100. Harvester Sep 1996 Horror
7.75 91% 602 votes
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