Best Valve Games

The Top Ten

1 Team Fortress 2 Team Fortress 2

This deserves to be in first place, not only for its great graphics and physics engine, but also because of its community spirit, many of the regular players and users of team fortress 2 can share their ideas and make mini films using the source filmmaker.
Next, the style of the game is great, its not to realistic, but at the same time maintaining a good and even feel, the 9 classes are a great idea, meaning that ever user can play as the class they are most used to.
Team Fortress 2 has a certain humour to it which makes it more attractive, each character has a different personality and has the ability to say phrases in the game to liven it up a bit! Honestly this game deserves to be first.

This should be number 1 because you can play as 9 classes its fun. Its cool. and the graphics is insane

Honestly... Owning all the valve games to date I say that this is the best. I don't know why but its charming and is one of the best fps ever. It improves on all faults on other fps games. For instance this game has spawn protection. Other fps release updates they call games but each new game is just a update, new maps and guns etc. But here each one is free and offers whole new experiences (MvM)

You haven't lived if you haven't played tf2, the very first m-rated game I ever played, and I'm glad that it was, the graphics are great, I downloaded the beta muzzle flashes, and it runs so smooth, it feels like if quake and half life got married, and quake Gave birth to doom, half life got divorced, and married looney toons, and they gave birth to quake 2, quake 2 than married doom, and gave birth to half life 2, half life 2 then got raped by Cartoon Network, half life 2 than gave birth to episode 2 and episode 1, ep 1 went to college while ep 2 went to medical school, ep 1 got married with nickelodeon, ep 1 got pregnant, and ep 2 helped her with giving birth, ep 1 then gave birth to tf2.

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2 Half Life 2 Half Life 2

I played this game with a really crappy computer. Every loading screen took about 5 minutes to finish. Some took longer. I still played through and still thought it was the best game ever made.

This game is awesome, I have played it over 100 times, and beat it about 50 of those times. It never gets old. Its high definition graphics are even extrordinary for today, think of how brilliant they were when it came out. It is a very long game, which I like. It enables you to learn about the characters, and your surroundings. Also, its not too gory, bloody yes, but not gory. The only gory parts are preformed on zombies, so this techically does not count. Also, unlike Half-Life 1, has only enough guns, and not a whole 2, 000, 000, 000 weapons, Which personally makes my head spin laps around the track.

There is no doubt that this should be at No. 1. Jam-packed with Headcrabs, Zombies, Crowbars, Scientists, High speed boat chases, Creepy men in suits, Shotguns, Explosions, Big tentacle monsters and everyone's favourite crowbar-wielding silent scientist: Gordon Freeman.

This game is chosen as the best game of 2004, this game is chosen as the game of the decade, this game is chosen as the best FPS game ever made, this game is chosen as the best PC game ever made. But still, number one is TF2? What? This is so ridiculous. I mean, what's wrong with these people? This game is the grandfather all of the Valve games, well, it's even the grandfather of the gaming.

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3 Portal 2 Portal 2

Awesome game with a great storyline full of twists and fantastic voice acting all around. Challenging and fun, and even though it's rated Teen there's only a little minor language and no blood or gore. It is creepy in some parts but that adds to the charm of the game. I laughed a lot at the excellently-written script and the well-played characters. All-in-all Portal and Portal 2 are two of my favorite games of all time.

This definitely deserves "the cake" for the best Valve game. There is a longer story than the first game with cool dilapidated environments and unique characters. A fully fledged co-op is added for friends to play and even when both stories are completed, you are further given unlimited gameplay through a map editor and a map sharing community. Definitely my favorite game of all time.

I LOVE THIS GAME BY MY HEART! THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE GAMES THAT ARE THE MOST DEFINITELY DEEPLY ATTACHED TO MY HEART AND EVERYONE ELSE, THIS GAME MADE ME LAUGH, EMOTIONAL and cry, SUSPICIOUS, MY MIND SHARPER AND SHARPER, EVERY FEELING A PERSON CAN HAVE AND IT IS THE BEST PUZZLE GAME EVER MADE, I CAN SAY THAT WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, TF2 IS JUST A MULTIPLAYER GAME AND NOTHING ELSE, PORTAL IS EVERYTHING, ACTION, ADVENTURE, PUZZLE, SHOOTING (because you do shoot portals) seriously a masterpiece, the best game valve has ever made, this game is a multiple game full of so many damn features, I just love this game, you can play co-op multiplayer, such a damn long singleplayer mode - play through awesome main story chapters, make your own maps, edit any maps, download more and more extra and bonus different maps, a larger community so awesome and it deserves at least the second place if not the first, because half life 2 is also one of those rare games.

Awesome, long and entertaining game with an awesome ending.

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4 Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead 2

Best zombie apocalypse game ever, even when compared to resident evil

The best expansion pack ever made with the most character infastructure.

This Game is awesome... I playing this game 1 year and the story is cool. But this game has a epic, FPS, action

Good all good

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5 Portal Portal

THIS GAME IS SO FUN! I LOVE IT! I PLAY PORTAL 2 WITH MY DAD ALL THE TIME! Why is it rated T-for teen? It really gets your mind into place. I think it should be on the top of the list. For my fathers day card, it is ALL portal!

It is awesome!
You won't ever regret playing. I promise. It is beast ok?

This game is absolute genius! Exhilarating, immersive, personal, beautiful, humorous (dark and deadpan), unique, and mentally stimulating. Play the game, you won't regret it. ;-)

Much better than Portal 2 but still awesome.

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6 Half-Life Half-Life

Seriously? Six! Behind Left 4 Dead and the first Portal? Outrageous! This was the granddaddy of all these games, introducing scripted events, grenade mechanics, intelligent AI and a crap-ton of varied and interesting weaponry. With a detailed and mysterious new take on the hackneyed alien invasion story, this FPS legend at least deserves 4th place behind Portal 2, TF2 and it's brilliant sequel. Half-Life 2 may have improved on the gameplay, but this amazing game put it all on the table. 18 years old and still kicks major ass compared to the repeditive, hand-holding excrement that sells these days. You want to talk about mods? Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat. All fantastic games that would have never become a reality if not for this. The list would be half as short without Mr Freeman's first outing. Graphics that were the best in 1998, expansive and interesting campaign, fun gameplay, great multiplayer and a massive legacy is why this game rocks. And any other ...more

This game is the best. Good weaponry, good story, good graphics, good physics (thanks to the Valve's Source Engine), good A.I.s, good lip sinking, good sound effects, & etc. Its true that Half-Life is the best game ever made. Other games made by the other companies especially the latest games,... NO THANKS!. Yes, this is classic, because it was released on 1998 but this is still one of the best game. Again,...the story is good. That's all.

I didn't think this was released for PS2 but it's definitely a fun game. Graphics were top-notch for it's time. A long campaign, and if you're bored? Play online with your friends, HL Deathmatch! Still bored? Play the two expansion packs Opposing Force and Blue Shift. What more do you want from an amazing fps game with lots to do for its time!

Forget about Freeman...The people who voted this for 6th place.. GET THEM

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7 Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead

4 player, online, extreme graphics, exellent quality-all mixed in with zombies that do exellent death animations!? This is Left 4 Dead.

d best eva almost better then getting rlly hot girls numbers - AcoupleOFmeanMOTORscooters

This is the best freaking game in the world

One of the few zombie games that I have had fun playing.

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8 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

One of the most competitive First Person Shooter in the market to date.

This is much more addicting than most of those above. Besides it's the 2nd most played game on steam.

Are you kidding? This should be higher than 8!

I play this game all the time and I could say proudly that this game is for you. if you haven't played this game than I really suggest you do for it is one of the best games out there.

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9 Dota 2

Great game with high end graphics and a fulfilling online experience one of the best MOBAs I've ever played the Dota2 is awesome surpassing the original warcraft 3 dota hope it moves up

New age of valve... Good graphics, good gameplay, good one

Dota 2 was a shock to Steam, as Dota 2 never go down to #2 in Top 10 Most Playable Games in Steam

Dota 2 is the best MOBA game to play. Of course it's complex but after you get it, you will never feel enough.

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10 Garry's Mod

But this isn't by Valve. Valve SPONSORED IT. It used to be an indie game for pete's sake.

Do people consider this a game? Is it worth $25? Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox that allows you to do whatever you want. GET IT.

This game is great, whole lotta mods but Garry's Mod need Counter-Strike: Source to get more textures. Overall still good game though.- - malamJONES

Used to be mod now its greatness

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The Contenders

11 Counter-Strike Counter-Strike

I'm shocked at how low this is on the list. It was one of the games/mods that made the FPS genre what it is today, and introduced tactical depth and strategy in the form of not respawning until the next round. It also tops CS:S in gameplay, and many "pros" still play this game. This should be higher on the list though. An absence of physics and HD graphics does not make a game any worse than another.

How is this number 10? This pretty much boosted the franchise. People still play it and it came out in 1999! There's no RIP for this game!

Without the source engine, this game doesn't have physics, or very good graphics. But its still fun to play!

This is the game that started CS GO, this should accompany CS GO on #10 or #8

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12 Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Source

Addictive. Good in graphical terms. Lots of people still play it. What could be better? In my opinion it's the best game here. Counter Strike: GO is just a reskin of this game


Nothing is better than a modern-warefare FPS. This game gives you money for kills that you can spend on better weapons! And the graphics are great.

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13 Team Fortress Classic

Best game ever made in the world. Does not exist such a game like this, you can play it for years and years and it never gets boring. Shame that there is so few players now...

Words cannot describe how awesome this game is. It's an absolute legend which never gets old.

if you ever played it then you would know thats its awesome

I will always look back on my formative years spent playing TFC with a wide smile and heavy heart. No game will ever fill the void left by the greatest team-based online multiplayer FPS of all time.

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14 Half-Life 2: Episode One Half-Life 2: Episode One
15 Half-Life 2: Episode Two

The ending of a first part trilogy has kept gamers on the edge of their seats for seven years waiting for its sequel, half life 3. No one knows if valve will ever get there though...

One of the valve games with the best soundtrack. The design of the combine characters are insane! The destruction engine insane also and should be #1

16 Day of Defeat: Source Day of Defeat: Source

People are getting tired of WW2 games. This game has classes that you can choose from and good graphics (like cs:s and hl2 and hl:dm)

A great multiplayer game with probably the best community I've seen ever. Every player is skilled and polite and educated and heck, you might join a server with a blazing political battle which is pretty exciting! GO REPUBLICANS!

The graphics of this game were insane for games in ww 2 setting, sadly it only include 1 game mode

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17 The Orange Box The Orange Box

Its literally all the games in one box

18 Alien Swarm

The most underrated valve game in my opinion, I have hundreds of hours playing this game it's so fun but I think valve abandoned this game :( - malamJONES

19 Half-Life 1: Source

It's the game that started everything... Gave us scripted sequences, realistic AI, grenade mechanics, team mechanics...

And it opened the door for a far more intelligent modding community...
If you had a copy of Half-Life, you could get Team Fortress Classic for free! Then Day of Defeat, and finally COUNTER-STRIKE FOR FREE (a retail version followed, but still)

It gave us Gordon Freeman, it gave us the G-man, it gave us scripted sequences, it gave us realism, it gave us AI that worked, it gave us team mechanics, it gave us realistic aliens, and it gave us the greatest multiplayer mods of all time for free!

Yeah, HL2 perfected what was already there, but Half Life gave us most of that 6 years before. It's a milestone, a landmark, a triumph.

This should be number 1 to be honest. It was so amazing in its time and some many games after half life 1 were influenced hugely by this and it set the standard for any first person game to come. The story was told so well and entirely in first-person. To sum it up Half Life 1 (in my opinion and many others) is the best game that will ever be made for a very very long time!

The game that started it all! Renewed to have a physics system, better lighting and higher quality.

20 Half-Life: Opposing Force Half-Life: Opposing Force

All Half-Life games are cool! Hoping for more...

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