Steam is the largest PC games storefront available. It has many free and paid games, DLCs, editions, and gaming-related software. Moreover, discounts are common, wide, and fat compared to console stores.
You can create a Steam account on the site’s webpage, and the only thing you need is an email account.
Here’re the steps to open a Steam account:
- Log-in on Steam’s website:
You can start by going to the Steam Store page and clicking on log-in at the top right.
- Join Steam:
Click on “Join Steam” to create a new account on the next screen.
- Type email:
Type your email and country of residence. We advise opening Steam without a VPN. Valve’s store can ban your account if they catch you using third-party software. Luckily, Steam works perfectly well worldwide.
Either way, after you input your information, complete the captcha and click continue.
- Confirm email:
After the captcha, Steam will ask you to confirm your email. Check your inbox for a Steam email, and click on verify.
- Select a username and a password:
After confirming the captcha, Steam will allow you to choose a username and a password. Click on “Done” after you finish.
- Install the Steam app:
To download the Steam app, click on “Install Steam” at the top right of the web page. Then, click on the next page to confirm the download.
Let the software download and click the “.exe” file to install it. After the installation, it will ask for your username and password to initiate.
- Open the Steam app
Open the app after the installation.
- Log-in to the app
Finally, input your credentials on the app, and enjoy. Remember, the username is the Steam Account name you choose on step 5.
Overall, opening a Steam account is easy and free. Moreover, you can use the store and download as many free games as you’d like.
There’re some limitations, though. In particular, your account is limited until you either spend $5 on Steam or until someone else adds you as a friend. Limited accounts have some missing features, like, for example, they can’t add other users as friends.