I sometimes see in my timeline a spike of people buying a certain game, to find they are getting removed, and i am a collector too in that aspect, so i thought why not create a special thread for it, so other people can know too?
This thread is only going to be about games facing direct pending deletion on concrete information, not speculations on possible licensing stuff, there are other places for that. By all means if you find something with concrete info about a deletion, let me know so i can add it.

Pending deletion (New):

Pending deletion (Old):
https://store.steampowered.com/app/492890/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Epic_Starter_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/492891/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Elite_Starter_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/492892/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Legendary_Starter_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/980050/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Aqua_the_Dragon_Taskmaster_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/952671/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Molly_the_Mouser_Taskmaster_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/952670/Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Idols_Otto_von_Klick_Taskmaster_Pack/ (22 october)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/916210/Fabrication/ (Will become f2p or even deletion)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/785070/Dig_and_Shoot/ (Will become f2p)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/673970/MuX/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/297310/Pro_Wrestling_X/ (Possible New steamapp id, dev is unsure).
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271930/Zangos_Shark_Adventure/

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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how do you know finding kathy is being removed?

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yes but how do they know i mean i saw nothing on the store page or anything?

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Click on the full review on curators page then>
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1314830/view/5016431176759101221

As to finding it individual on a store page, i dunno either. Guess at event pages, wherever that is.

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Usually the latest news is shown on store page (below price and before description), can't verify right now, since invisible in Germany. But you can also use the menu on the right side "Similar news" or go to the hub.
https://steamcommunity.com/games/1314830/announcements/detail/5016431176759101222

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The last news on the store page shows something about Valentine's Day (so a long time ago).

The last link that works yeah.

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thank you for making this helpful commitment :)

3 months ago
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Thank you. :)

3 months ago
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Bump, if i missed anything, feel free to comment.

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Jack Hayes added, bump.

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Bump.

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I think it would be helpful to make a distinction between the various types of "removed" games:

  • Delisted: Apps that have been removed from Steam store (usually you can still access the community hub).
  • Purchase disabled: Apps that still have store pages up but cannot be purchased anymore.
  • Banned: Apps that were delisted from Steam store for policy violation (review manipulation, scams, etc.). Not even visible in the Steam API.

There are other edge cases like:

  • Limited: Apps not available for purchase everywhere, i.e regional restrictions.
  • Open sub: Apps that were delisted (no store page), but can still be purchased from a sub page (e.g NBA 2K15)

The following site tracks tracks these sort of things: https://steam-tracker.com/

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Hey, thanks for the input, my goal was to have some kinda of quick cheat sheet, to show which games would get removed immediately or soon, no matter what, because devs often posted clearly they just would.
I often got people in my activity feed buying all together certain games which usually becomes a sign something gets deleted soon and thus let people buy them quickly when they still can, why i also don't bother with "maybe deletions" such as those hanging on licenses..

I personally don't care for the reasons why they get deleted, and there are other sites such as ones you named that would track all that information for those that care.

Personally i also thought maybe some people would pitch in also helping saying that this or that game might also get removed soon, but maybe there isn't much interest in this thread, and i am also not good with formatting tables such as sensualshakti can, to make such a thing much more presentable.

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I'm definitely interested in this kind of information. If I hear something about a soon to be removed game, I will post here.

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Thank you.

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Yes there is definitely interest in such lists especially for collectors, and there are some existing efforts mentioned above (RemGC group, Games-at-risk curator, etc.).

Probably you're right, how and why a game is getting removed is less important, so my suggestion is ignoring games that already pulled the plug and were removed, and only keep track of ones soon to be removed.

:)

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Yeah, and i also will keep those groups in check, but the downside of such groups unfortunately are also they included maybe deletions, because of licensing stuff (which include a lot), and the game might not even get deleted or still takes months, therefor i am not taking those in, those that are interested in those can still visit the groups offcourse.
For me personally it's where it's atleast somehow validated by an announcement.

Yeah the removed list part i also keep trimmed, i guess i am showing it for those interested to see what they possibly have missed, but after a year or so it would become very long, so i will delete stuff in the future from it, or maybe remove it alltogether still, still thinking about that.

Cheers. :)

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Added. thanks.

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Taima Miko Yuugi got removed shortly after an anouncement... didnt give people much time to get it https://store.steampowered.com/app/719430/Taima_Miko_Yuugi/

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Yeah, it sucks when they give you 1 or 2 days or less, not everyone keeps watching over 30k games on steam.

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Add to cart still there for me.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097800/Stranger_Things_3_The_Game/

https://steamcommunity.com/app/1097800/discussions/0/3042732243097218675/

"Removing from Sale
On Aug. 31, 2021, Stranger Things 3: The Game will be removed from sale on Steam. We’re very grateful for all the Stranger Things fans that traveled back in time with us to the Summer of '85 for this adventure through Hawkins.

If you purchased the game prior to August 31, 2021 on Steam, it will remain in your library and continue to be playable.

Thanks,
The BonusXP Team"

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Thanks.

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Thanks a lot fella, you saved me 🌺

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/868770/Saint_Kotar_The_Yellow_Mask/

this is just a demo, the full game comes out on october 28. still a shame when demos get removed around release.

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But huh, a demo that cost 8 euro?
More like a version they weren't pleased with as far as i know, and the other one is gonna be a "remaster" or i am wrong.

[Edit] Well yeah it seems it is sort of is a demo, but still 8 euro?

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it never cost money or at least didn't at some point as my son did some grab all free games or something and has this and never traded or bought it

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“Saint Kotar: The Yellow Mask is a mystery prologue that is FREE, creepy, and so unique!”
The Escapist Magazine

But it is 8 euro now, if it's to scare of customers from buying it they should have put a higher price or put it f2p, it seems weird.

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that's the supporter pack dlc, not the game.

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Now i see then i made a mistake, but it doesn't show that it's a DLC on the store page of the game itself, instead of having said DLC: supporters pack, that made it a bit confusing (and why still allow a DLC for a "demo"?), still a first i seen this.
A demo should be a free playable tryout to a game, nothing more, nothing less, that's what demos used to be atleast.

It's also usually not my tendency to have demos in my collection, but it showed as owned.

I saw it on https://store.steampowered.com/curator/31857481-Games-at-risk-of-removal/ so why i jumped the gun on it, anyway it's removed, so thanks.

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it's a demo but steam lets 'prologues' and shit be published as regular games, not just a download link on the store page. it gives more exposure to developers from what I understand, people can review them, it counts as +1 for idiots who care about such nonsense, etc. and since it's considered a proper app of its own, dlc is also allowed, but it clearly doesn't have any actual content, so it doesn't make the demo any less free.

it's advertising for an upcoming or already available game, everybody needs money and the devs were still working on the full game when they made the demo available, plus nobody's forcing you to buy the dlc, nor will you miss anything by not having it. other free (full) games do the same, look up picross touch or big klondike.

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/1391770/Sushi_Slammers/ already posted but price dropped and will get removed end of september.

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Looks very cute, and for one buck...

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Indeed i actually pleaded for a price drop, but didn't get an answer so due risk of removal already bought it at 3.99 euro.
Hope some atleast be happy with the price drop.

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Oh, I am - will buy it definitely. Thanks for the heads up!

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This is a peeerfect example of why I'm happy I'm not a collector xD Steam needs to do something with quality control.. Thanks for posting I do know of someone that might wants this for the "horror" element.. I hope not because it wouldn't worth on a -99% sale..

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GTA III, GTA:SA, GTA:VC

"To prepare for launch, we will begin removing existing versions of the classic titles from digital retailers next week."

https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/3933o7ko43o839/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy-the-definitive-edition-and-more-coming-so

https://www.pcgamer.com/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy-confirmed/

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https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/4408282103571/Grand-Theft-Auto-III-Grand-Theft-Auto-Vice-City-and-Grand-Theft-Auto-San-Andreas-not-available-for-purchase

previous versions and bundles featuring these titles will be removed from console and PC digital retailers as of the week of October 11, 2021

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I'm curious to see if on a new version they are going to include the originals or if they will have an "original" cheat :P

But to be removing them from the store so soon I'm guessing they are going for a before X-mas release.. :D

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Thank you.

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bump as a reminder for imminent removal of GTA III, GTA:SA, GTA:VC this week you have been warned

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All removed now.

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Crysis is no loger for purchase. But can be bought as maximum edition whic gives crysis and warhead. https://store.steampowered.com/sub/987/
Command and conquer 4 is gone too https://store.steampowered.com/app/47700/Command__Conquer_4_Tiberian_Twilight/. One of the worst rated games.

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Thanks, but this topic is about before games disappearing so people can still buy it. :x

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Crysis is still buyable. Maybe that can change. Also owners of original get 30 percent discount on remastered.

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About Crusaders of Lost idols:
http://codenameentertainment.com/?page=blog&post_id=1285#blog

Seem like they are replacing it with newer stuff and moving old one to ingame sales... Still at least those packs are mostly junk in meta last time I played.

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