It is quite simple to keep on adding tons of games through Steam as it offers a variety of amazing discounts throughout the year. So even if you do not have the time to play these games, you still add them to your catalog of games.
But what if a game that you have added turns out to be a stinker? How do you remove it from your steam catalog? Or maybe you have used up all of the exciting features that it has to offer? What do you do then? How do you get rid of it?
At first, there was no way of deleting a game permanently from a steam account and games kept on piling up. But it has been found out that now Steam does allow you to permanently delete game titles.
If you only delete the game from your PC, it will not be deleted from your Steam account. Its title still stays there and consumes storage. So follow these easy and simple steps to delete those games that you no longer want in your catalog and make space for those exciting games that have a ton of brilliant features to offer to you.
Here’s How To Permanently Delete Games From Your Cluttered Steam Library
In any event, to nuke a game from your catalog, load up Steam. Now go to Help > Steam Support. You’ll see a list of recently played games here. If one of them is what you’re trying to delete, click on it and select “I want to permanently remove this game from my account.”
If the title you want to remove isn’t among the list of recently played games, click on Games, Software, etc. and search for the game you want to remove, then delete it as laid out above.
Steam will ask you to “carefully review” your decision, because once it’s gone from your library, it’s gone for good — you no longer own the title. However, you will still need to uninstall the game from your PC, if you haven’t already.
There are a couple of things I should point out here. Yes, that’s an AOL account for my Steam ID. I’ve been a Steam user for a long, long time, and though I haven’t used that email in almost nearly as long, unfortunately Valve still hasn’t figured out a way to let users change their Steam ID (*shakes angry fist at Valve*).
Secondly, if you’re simply looking to clean up a cluttered library of games in Steam without giving up ownership (or whatever you want to call it — EULAs make ownership a messy subject), you can hide games instead. To do that, go to your games library, right-click the title you want to hide, select Set Categories… and check the “Hide this game in my library” box.
To bring a hidden game back. go to your games library once again. See the search bar up top? It probably says Games on the right side. Whatever it says, click on it (it’s a pull-down menu) and select Hidden. This will bring up a list of your hidden titles. Right-click whichever one you want to add back to your library and select Set Categories… and then uncheck the “Hide this game in my library” box.