Steam is the world’s largest video game sales platform. Created by Valve Corporation and the well-known Gabe Newell, it has been launched as an online video game store since 2008, distributing games to the world’s leading development companies: Valve, Activision, Sega, Rockstar, etc.
According to official platform statistics, up to 2017, it had 7500 video game titles, simulators, soundtrack and wallpapers, and 142 million accounts created.
Although its two competitive games with more fans are payouts (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive), Steam has great free titles for its users. Let’s review the most important:
Very similar to Smash. Bros, Brawlhalla is an online fight multiplayer game released by Blue Mammoth Games on December 2017, although it had a beta phase since 2015. In individual or team fights, you will be able to manipulate one of the 39 characters to defeat the rival by casting him off the battlefield. You can use the extraordinary power of your personality or use the different weapons that fall. The last championship game pro was developed in EE. UU. and delivered 100 thousand dollars in prizes.
Developed by Hi-Rez, Paladins is the company’s counter-bid against Blizzard’s shooter, Overwatch. Despite being cataloged as a copy of it, we do not doubt that it is one of the most popular games on the platform and one of the best competitive proposals on the list. As a testing phase since 2016, it was only this May of this year that it was officially launched on Steam. Their game strategy is set in battles of 5 vs. 5, where each team must push a charge to the enemy base while fighting for control of it. It has 25,000 online players a day with steady growth over the past few weeks.
- Team Fortress 2
The second installment of Quake’s mod video game was released for free since 2011. It is a multiplayer shooter game and features nine kinds of characters, each with different abilities and features. Its game mode is based on capturing the flag distributed in the available maps and scenarios or the classic deathmatch, fighting everyone against everyone. One of its strengths is that it does not need high specifications for anyone who wants to download it.
Other game created by Hi-Rez. Smite is a game that refreshes the image of the MOBAS or games strategies multiplayer by adding a field of battle 3D and characters manipulated from the third person. It has 95 gods or Immortals from different cultures around the world: Greeks, Celtic, Japanese, Mayan, Roman, etc., who will fight for the destruction of towers and the enemy base, similar to Dota 2 or League of Legends. It has professional leagues in every region of the world and celebrates its World Championship at the company’s world conventions: Hi-Rez Expo. This year, the competition moves to Germany.
- Dota 2
Developed by Valve and launched in 2013, Dota 2 is one of the essential electronic sports in the world and the one that moves the most money worldwide: “the international,” world championship of the game, delivered 25 million dollars in its 2017 edition. Their system of play is summarized in a battle of 5 vs. 5, distracted in a map of 3 lanes, where each hero possesses different skills, and that combined with your teammates may be able to destroy the fortress, defended by towers, and small creatures called creeps to the lengths of the lines, and to achieve the victory. Although your learning curve is initially complicated, you will enjoy the competitive feeling the more you get into the video game. Today, with more than a million players daily connected.