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
8.72 97% 118,293 votes
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~ 2. Half-Life 2 Nov 2004 FPS Top 250 #25
8.60 97% 64,707 votes
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~ 4. Half-Life Nov 1998 FPS Top 250 #62
8.49 96% 25,660 votes
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~ 5. POSTAL 2 Apr 2003 Dark Humor Top 250 #81
8.45 95% 35,529 votes
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~ 20. Quake Jun 1996 FPS
8.20 95% 2,520 votes
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~ 21. F.E.A.R. Oct 2005 Horror
8.19 94% 6,392 votes
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~ 22. Rome: Total War Sep 2004 Strategy
8.18 93% 7,861 votes
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~ 23. Evil Genius Sep 2004 Base Building
8.18 95% 1,833 votes
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~ 24. Turok Nov 1997 Action
8.18 96% 1,576 votes
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~ 25. System Shock 2 Aug 1999 RPG
8.17 94% 4,307 votes
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~ 26. Total Annihilation Sep 1997 Strategy
8.17 96% 1,217 votes
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~ 28. Fallout 2 Dec 1998 RPG -50%
8.16 94% 4,542 votes
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~ 30. Wolfenstein 3D Aug 1994 FPS
8.15 95% 1,729 votes
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~ 31. Worms Armageddon May 1999 Strategy
8.14 94% 3,448 votes
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~ 32. The Ultimate DOOM Apr 1995 Classic
8.13 94% 3,618 votes
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~ 34. X-COM: UFO Defense Dec 1993 Strategy
8.11 94% 2,199 votes
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~ 35. Quake III Arena Dec 1999 FPS
8.11 95% 1,305 votes
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~ 36. Stronghold HD Oct 2001 Strategy
8.11 94% 2,946 votes
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~ 40. Sid Meier's Pirates! Jul 2005 Pirates
8.07 93% 2,696 votes
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1 41. DOOM II: Hell on Earth May 1994 Classic
8.05 93% 2,450 votes
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~ 43. Sven Co-op Jan 1999 Co-op Free
8.04 91% 12,184 votes
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~ 44. Master of Orion 2 Nov 1996 Strategy
8.03 97% 322 votes
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~ 45. Fallout Sep 1997 RPG -50%
8.02 91% 6,821 votes
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~ 49. Call of Duty Oct 2003 FPS
7.99 93% 1,503 votes
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~ 50. Quake II Nov 1997 Action
7.99 93% 1,328 votes
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~ 51. Thief 2 Mar 2000 Stealth
7.99 94% 829 votes
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~ 55. Descent Feb 1995 Classic
7.95 97% 260 votes
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1 59. Original War Jun 2001 Strategy
7.93 93% 909 votes
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~ 63. FlatOut Jul 2005 Racing
7.91 91% 1,976 votes
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~ 64. The Longest Journey Nov 2000 Adventure
7.91 92% 1,176 votes
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~ 66. Obscure Apr 2005 Horror
7.90 94% 647 votes
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~ 67. Thief Gold Nov 1998 Stealth
7.90 92% 1,683 votes
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~ 68. Call of Duty 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.89 91% 2,423 votes
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~ 70. Max Payne Jul 2001 Noir
7.88 90% 3,946 votes
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~ 72. Half-Life: Blue Shift Jun 2001 FPS
7.88 90% 3,883 votes
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~ 73. Sanitarium Apr 1998 Adventure
7.88 95% 313 votes
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~ 75. CS2D Dec 2004 2D Free
7.87 90% 4,881 votes
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~ 76. Mafia Aug 2002 Action
7.86 91% 1,388 votes
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~ 77. Day of Defeat May 2003 FPS
7.86 90% 3,602 votes
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~ 78. Beyond Good & Evil Nov 2003 Adventure
7.86 91% 1,906 votes
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~ 79. Knights of Honor May 2005 Strategy
7.85 92% 1,010 votes
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~ 84. FATE May 2005 RPG
7.82 92% 895 votes
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1 87. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Nov 2004 Action
7.81 88% 6,426 votes
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~ 89. Unreal Gold Apr 1998 Classic
7.80 91% 1,231 votes
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~ 90. Rune Classic Nov 2001 Action
7.80 92% 553 votes
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~ 91. Serious Sam 2 Oct 2005 Action
7.79 88% 5,720 votes
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~ 92. Geneforge 1 Dec 2001 RPG -70%
7.79 94% 267 votes
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~ 93. Red Faction Sep 2001 Action
7.79 90% 1,414 votes
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~ 94. STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Feb 1995 FPS
7.78 90% 1,613 votes
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~ 96. The Dig Nov 1995 Adventure
7.78 92% 604 votes
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~ 99. Wizardry 8 Nov 2001 RPG
7.75 92% 468 votes
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~ 100. Strife: Veteran Edition May 1996 Action
7.74 93% 327 votes
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