Steam update introduces new browsing features

Valve’s Steam is continuously evolving. Recently Valve has added a new Steam feature that allows players to combine advanced searches. Called “New and Noteworthy,” a new drop-down menu has been added to the digital reseller platform, which subcategories allow consumers to search easier.

After four months in beta, the update has rolled out overnight, adding numerous categories and subcategories to allow consumers to browse Steam and find video games of their interest a lot easier.

The Subcategories that fall under New and Noteworthy are:

  • Top Sellers
  • New and Trending
  • Current Specials
  • Recently Updated
  • Popular Upcoming

According to the developer note:

New & Noteworthy

Many users rely on our charts for quick snapshots of what’s new and popular on Steam. These are now accessible from one menu, New & Noteworthy, which also provides direct access to current specials, recent updates, and upcoming titles headed to Steam.


A basic list of genres, while easy to browse, falls a bit short given how diverse the Steam catalog has become. Our new Categories menu helps users quickly discover and dive into the breadth and depth of interesting games on Steam. This menu serves up dozens of new categories of games, which can then be explored further.

Among these three entry points, we’ve surfaced 48 genre categories, 8 theme categories, and 7 player mode categories, for a total of 63 new categories derived from common patterns shared across the catalog of games and players’ browsing behavior. Clicking on any of these will take you to a dedicated content hub, a landing page dedicated to that kind of game. Find your own favorites to keep track of, like New & Trending Strategy Card & Board Games, Top-Selling Singleplayer Adventure Role-Playing Games, the Top-Played Story-Rich Sci-Fi & Cyberpunk Games, or your own favorite niche of Steam.

Angel Kicevski

Angel Kicevski started playing video games a long time ago. He started playing competitively since the Counter-Strike 1.3 era. Shortly after the competitive CS era, he managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. His mission is to bring gaming news and make guides for those who need them in the best possible way. He also considers himself an Escape From Tarkov addict.

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