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Website Calculates How Much Buying Every Game On Steam Would Cost

Website Calculates How Much Buying Every Game On Steam Would Cost

I probably don't to tell you that there are a lot of games on Steam. At last count there were well over 30,000 digital titles on the Valve storefront, ranging from AAA heavy hitters to the weirdest indie games and cash-grab ripoffs that most of us will never see. But how much would it actually set a person back if they decided they wanted to buy every last game on Steam?

A little over half a million dollars, apparently. That's according to Chenggang Wang's website Buy All Steam Games (thanks, TheGamer), which is able to calculate at any given time how much it would cost you to pick the digital storefront clean. At the time of writing, it costs $521,909.63 to buy everything Steam has to offer - that takes into account any discounts that are currently available over there. If you were to purchase everything at full price, you'd be looking at closer to $537,192.37, which is roughly £420,000.

To be clear, this strange and fantastic website doesn't just factor in games on Steam. It basically pulls in anything with a price tag, so that includes DLC, expansions, and other bits like soundtracks and cosmetic bonuses. The site keeps track of how much it'd cost to take the lot every single day, which is awesome. As you can see from the graph below, there are some massive dips whenever Steam holds one of its major sales. You'll also note that the number has consistently crept upwards since 2017, as Steam continues to add more and more titles. Makes sense, obviously.

Steam cost over time / Credit: Buy All Steam Games
Steam cost over time / Credit: Buy All Steam Games

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I'm not entirely sure why you'd want every game on Steam, of course. There are some incredible games on there, for sure, but there are more than a few stinkers to be had. It's not like you'd have to play the bad games, I guess, but I think I'd sleep more soundly in my bed at night if I knew I hadn't paid money for titles like Gabe Newell Simulator.

Still, if you've got half a million to splurge on crap like that, more power to you. My only advice would be that you'll want to invest in a PC with decent memory if you're actually looking install each and every last one of the games you buy.

Featured Image Credit: Valve

Topics: News, Valve, Steam, pc

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.