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Steam Gauge: find out how much you have played and spend on Steam

If you are using the Steam platform you may know that it keeps track of all the games you have played and for how long you have played them. That's just a sample of the information that Valve has about you, but you may be surprised to know that the information may be publicly available.

If you want to find out how long you have been playing a particular game, or all games that you own on Steam, or how much you have spend in total on them, then you may find Steam Gauge an interesting choice for that.

The web service works without logging in to Steam or registration. All you need to make sure of is that your profile is publicly accessible. How you do that? Glad you asked!

  1. Open the Steam client
  2. Click on your username next to Community and select Profile from the context menu.
  3. Select Edit Profile here.
  4. Select My Privacy Settings.
  5. Switch your profile status to public if it has not been set this way already.

steam public profile

Now that you have made sure that your profile is set to public, you can visit the Steam Gauge website and enter your profile ID (not your current name on Steam) into the search form on the main site. This is the user name that you sign in to Steam with.

If everything turned out to be ok, you should see the following information on top of the page.

steam play time money spend

It lists how long you have been a Steam member, how many hours you put into games on Steam, how many items you acquired over that course, how valuable your collection is (if you could sell it that is) and how much total space the total collection requires.

Apparently, I have spend more than 2500 hours playing games. While that includes 500 or so hours of idling in Team Fortress 2, it is still quite the feat. You do have to take into account that this figure is only taking Steam games into account, so other games add to that total number as well.

Below that, you find a detailed listing of all your Steam games, the hours played, the current price, size and metascore if available. You can sort that table, for instance to display all games that you have not played yet, or to display the games you played the most.

For some, the numbers may be a shocking revelation. How much time have you spend playing games?

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Comments

  1. Jim said on July 21, 2013 at 9:21 pm
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    Ouch… thats an eye opener!

  2. Rick said on July 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm
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    Hey,

    It really is a eye opener,
    Over the last 10 years, you’ve spent 835.8 hours playing this selection, which includes 83 items, is valued at $882.23, and requires 172.26 GB

    I thought in those years i like only spend 100 euro, seems i was wrong.
    At least im in the clear compared to martin.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 22, 2013 at 2:14 am
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      The money is just an estimation though, as it seems to take current regular prices for calculation. If you have bought the games during a sale for instance, or traded them, then you may not have spend as much. Or, you may even have spend more.

    2. Kraz3 said on February 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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      Over the last 3 years, you’ve spent 3397.4 hours playing this selection, which includes 171 items, is valued at $1849.64, and requires 640.8 GB

      #gamer4lyfe

  3. Jacob said on September 3, 2014 at 4:20 am
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    Over the last 2 years, you’ve spent 2112.9 hours playing this selection, which includes 56 items, is valued at $831.52, and requires 265.7
    I have now decided to get professional help…

    1. Nick said on December 27, 2014 at 1:17 am
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      no mine is sad
      Over the last 23 months, you’ve spent 1311.9 hours playing this selection, which includes 72 items, is valued at $865.05, and requires 269.4 GB

  4. Ethan said on August 9, 2016 at 2:55 am
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    Over the last 19 months, you’ve spent 1782.7 hours playing this selection, which includes 77 items, is valued at $980.57, and requires 569.9 GB

  5. Cameron said on August 10, 2016 at 11:11 am
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    Oh lord jesus.

    Over the last 3 years, you’ve spent 1886.7 hours playing this selection, which includes 323 items, is valued at $5424.3, and requires 1863.7 GB

  6. Linkon18 said on January 22, 2017 at 12:12 am
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    Over the last 7 years, you’ve spent 3754.8 hours playing this selection, which includes 669 items, is valued at $9439.54, and requires 2384 GB

  7. Micah said on February 5, 2017 at 8:11 am
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    Over the last 4 years, you’ve spent 2062.6 hours playing this selection, which includes 258 items, is valued at $4402.02, and requires 1759 GB… man this guy is a scrub

  8. Anonymous said on February 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm
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    in the past year i played 1650 is this bad lol

  9. Anym said on February 23, 2018 at 12:04 am
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    and then you have me. in 4 years over 3K hours hahaha. of which atleast 2600 are from 1 game lol. best part is, I don’t regret a thing

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