Delete that Steam game permanently!

Delete that pesky game from your Steam account!

So you bought a game on Steam. It sucked. You took it off your computer and now you cringe every time you pass by it in your library. Cringe no more, you can finally delete those games out of your Steam Library!

Steam has finally given gamers relief that the embarrassing game they purchased won’t be found by their friends (or parents) while they snoop around your computer. This isn’t like the “hide” option --- it completely removes the game from your Steam account.

In order to do this, go up to the “Help” tab at the top of the Steam application. Then you want to click “Steam support”. After that navigate down that list to “Games, Software, etc.”

Then search for the game you want to delete. Click it, then click “I want to permanently remove this game from my account”. It will ask if you are sure and inform you that you will no longer own the game. Be sure that you have uninstalled the game before removing it from your library, since it will not uninstall it for you.

This will bring a new meaning to ‘spring cleaning’ after you buy some games over the holidays. Especially when you are drinking your adult eggnog with your credit card in hand. I would not advise doing this. But at least now you can undo it.

Published Dec. 4th 2015
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    ... But why would you ever do this? I mean, you're literally losing money. Just use the hide feature, and you'd be fine.

    I guess this could be useful for F2P titles, but still... seems a little extreme.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    People wanted it, and I don't want Aliens: Colonial Marines in my library. It's not because it's the worst game ever made, it's far from that. It's a big lie, it's a hypocrital straight face con. It shows you one hand, a good hand, slaps you round the face and throws mud at it, while still showing you the good hand. It's what the game stands on... but as a game it's not THAT bad. It just was one big lie.

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