Steam will no longer include user reviews in a game’s overall score if the reviewer didn’t pay for a copy
Review scores for Steam games will only factor in those who bought the games.
Steam Reviews headlines
As games change and get updated, reviews must also reflect that, and Valve agrees.
Steam’s endless quest to balance inclusivity with discoverability has spawned yet another new community feature – Steam Reviews, a system designed to help you find, rate and benefit from the critiques of your fellow gamers.