How Do You Buy Games With a Steam Gift Card?

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By Ralph Torres

If you’re a gamer, chances are you’ve heard of Steam – the world’s largest online gaming platform. Steam offers a vast library of popular games, from the latest releases to all-time classics.

And if you’re lucky enough to have received a Steam gift card, you can use it to buy games and other items on the platform. In this article, we’ll show you how to buy games with a Steam gift card.

Step 1: Redeem Your Steam Gift Card

Before you can buy any games with your gift card, you need to redeem it on your account. Here’s how:

  • Log in to your Steam account and click on your username in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Account details” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on “Add funds to your Steam Wallet” under the “Store & Purchase History” section.
  • Select “Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet Code.”
  • Enter the code printed on your gift card and click “Continue.”

Congratulations! Your gift card has now been added as funds to your Steam wallet.

Step 2: Browse for Games

Now that you have funds in your wallet, it’s time to start browsing for games. You can do this by clicking on the “Store” tab at the top of the screen. From here, you can search for specific games or browse through different categories.

Browsing by Category

If you’re not sure what game you want yet, browsing by category can be helpful. Here are some popular categories:

  • Action
  • RPG (Role-Playing Game)
  • Sports
  • Simulation
  • Strategy
  • Indie

You can also browse by new releases, top sellers, and specials.

Browsing by Price

If you have a specific budget in mind, you can also browse by price. Steam offers games at a range of price points, from free to over $60. Here are some popular price points:

  • Under $10
  • $10-$20
  • $20-$30
  • $30-$40
  • $40 and up

Step 3: Add Games to Your Cart and Check Out

Once you’ve found a game (or games) you want to buy, it’s time to add them to your cart and check out. Here’s how:

  • Click on the game you want to buy.
  • Select “Add to cart. “
  • If you want to buy more than one game, repeat these steps for each game.
  • When you’re ready to check out, click on the cart icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Purchase for myself” or “Purchase as a gift,” depending on who the games are for.
    • Note: If you’re buying a game as a gift, you’ll need to enter the recipient’s email address so they can receive it.
  • Select “Continue.

    “Select “Pay with Steam Wallet funds” if that’s how you want to pay or select another payment method if not.

  • If using your wallet funds, select “Purchase. “


    Buying games with a Steam gift card is easy and straightforward. By following these three simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying your new games in no time!