Steam free download for Mac


14 August 2018

Multiplayer and communications platform for gaming.


Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a large number of games and related media entirely over the Internet, from small independent efforts to larger, more popular games. Steam is set apart from similar services primarily by its community features, completely automated game update process, and its use of in-game functionality.

Instantly access your favorite games

  • Over 1,100 games are available to purchase, download, and play from any computer. Check out the new releases, indie hits, casual favorites and everything in between.

Join the Steam Community

  • Find someone to play with, meet up with friends, connect with groups of similar interests, and host and join chats, matches, and tournaments.

Chat with your friends while gaming

  • See when your friends are online or playing games and easily join the same games together. Chat with your buddies, or use your microphone to communicate in any game.

Automatic game updates

  • Hunting for patches and downloading from unorganized Web sites is so twentieth-century. On Steam, your games stay up-to-date by themselves. No hassles.

What's new in Steam

Version 1.5:
  • Added support for shipping different binaries to 64bit vs 32bit operating systems in Steam self-updater. This support is being added in preparation for future updates.
Steam Link:
  • Fixed doubled PS4 controller input from Steam Link hardware

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29 May 2010

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This is a terrible application. I understand that there seems to be "love flowing over" because Valve is great and people are just so excited this is "finally available for the Mac!!" But it's an absolutely terrible application, and that is what is being reviewed here, not Valve, not any of the games that run on it, but Steam, and Steam for Mac is horrible: - Basically a very slow web browser - Takes a ridiculously long amount of time to launch on the latest MBP - Puts itself on your list of login items without asking - Installs stuff into ~/Documents instead of ~/Library/Application Support/Steam - Crashes - Throws ads at you In my experience it wasn't even able to complete the basic task of downloading a game (Portal). It stopped half-way through and hung, so I had to force-quit it. The UI is horrendous. Even basic functionality like copy/paste doesn't work. When I clicked "remember password", where does it store it? Not in the Keychain, I have no idea, and I bet it's storing it somewhere in plaintext. Conclusion: slow, broken, possibly insecure, and violates most OS X conventions.
Like (15)
Version 1.0
24 March 2019
Love it, but its always freezing on my computer
Version 1.5
30 August 2018
Great app! Just want it on another computer.
Version 1.5
28 May 2018
Very nice program to play games with friends
Version 1.5
21 May 2018
It works for me. Yes it doesn't have all the features that the Windows version does, but it has enough for you to collect and play your games. (Whether they're per-steam-license actually yours or not is a whole other ball o' wax.)
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Version 1.5
19 October 2016
On OsX 10.12 (16A323), everything is gone, the login panel is all white, no input fields, cannot login and play. And I have 100 games in my library. Time for me to go DRM free.
Version 1.5
02 January 2016
Soooo sick of constant updates, especially ones that break Steam altogether. Just had the latest update install itself and now I get 'Failed to load steamui.dylib' error message which means Steam won't even open. Steam, you take our money for games then fail to deliver a stable environment to play them in?!?!?!? Turning into rip off software.
Like (2)
Version 1.2
13 October 2014
Steam cannot play on mac osx 10.5.8. so sad :(
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
09 November 2014
ik so sad
02 May 2014
Everyone knows the Steam Store is a great place to pick up games at a reasonable price. This review is purely for the client software… …Which is not that great. Its major flaw is that it tends to forget that you've chosen to be Offline, and will ask you to connect to the net and log in before allowing you access to your purchased software. The Internet isn't as ubiquitous as Valve would have us believe, and when it is there it isn't always accessible (high costs, slow speeds, unreliable connection etc.) ATM my desktop has no Internet connection, and now that Steam has "forgotten" I chose to be Offline (because I knew it wouldn't have an Internet connection for the foreseeable future) I can no longer launch the app at all. The only way to restore functionality is to move the whole desktop to a location with Internet access - annoying and frustrating. The app also has a tendency to believe there are updates available despite not having had any internet access that could have alerted it. Add on to this the often excruciatingly-slow responses to Support requests, and you've got reasonably-priced games let down by a terrible client and support platform. Maybe they should stop offering the cheap deals and use the extra cash to provide a better platform instead - do it the Apple way…
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Version 1.2
23 July 2013
The main feature of Steam I like is multi-platform support. If I buy a game for the Mac, I can usually play that same game on a PC. That's useful to me in two ways: (1) With friends or relatives who only use PCs, I can download the same games to play with them while visiting. (2) I'm often busy with processor intensive tasks on my Mac, so I prefer a dual-machine setup, where I can do work on the Mac, but then switch to a PC and play games while taking a break.
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Version 1.2
04 June 2013
I been using Steam for years and was so excited when they opened for Mac users. If you want great access to your favorate games while being part of a community this is the app for you. Already own the game np just add the key to steam and it will track it for you!
Version 1.2