How to get Overwhelmingly Positive Steam reviews

Getting an ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating on Steam is a significant milestone that can boost discoverability and game sales, but how do you get that coveted label?

When you release a game on Steam, it’s really important to get 10 reviews as fast as possible. This will unlock a visible label for your game which doesn’t only look cool, but will also boost your discoverability in Steam. So share the word with your community and make sure to ask them for a review! Keep in mind: they have to purchase your game on Steam to make the review count towards the threshold.

how to get positive rating label on steam
It takes 10 reviews to get a visible label on your Steam page.

But you’re not settling for just ‘Positive’ right? You want your game to be ‘Very positive’ or even the almighty ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ (cue angel sound effect).

How to get the ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating on Steam

To get Overwhelmingly Positive Steam reviews, you’re gonna need a lot more reviews. How much exactly? Let’s sum it up in this chart by Eye Of The Temple dev, Rune Skovbo Johansen. Most noteworthy:

  • After 10 reviews, you will get a visible label
  • 80% or more: Positive
  • After 50 reviews, if it’s still 80% or more: Very Positive
  • After 500 reviews, if it’s 95% or more: Overwhelmingly Positive
steam review label table

So in summary: to get Overwhelmingly Positive Steam reviews, you’ll need at least 500 reviews and at least 95% of them have to be positive.

how to get overwhelmingly positive steam reviews
Rumor has it that every time a new game on Steam gets an ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating, Gabe Newell adds a new line of code to Half Life 3.

To get 500 reviews, you’re gonna need a lot of eyes on your game. That’s why we made game marketing our whole focus. So if you have any questions, make sure to reach out!

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