I know there was another discussion about this couldn't find it so I made a new one.
Personally I like to hide Visual novels (as I find them boring) and anything below 5 points.

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What makes you want to hide a game?

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Anything below 10 points
Anything below 5 points
Bad reviews
I enter every giveaway I see
Visual Novels
Other
  1. Bad cover art
  2. Idle games
  3. Majority of the anime games
    Mondo gazungas/Augmented boobs
    Rosy cheeks with a frolicking mouth that suggests that they are horny
    child/loli(seriously though why?)
    exceptions: If it is a decent fighting game.
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I use ESGST so I can at a glance see the games I have previously entered.

For any game that I haven't entered before, I open the Steam page, usually following this process:

  • If the reviews are 50% or less, I "Ignore" right away on Steam and hide on SteamGifts.
  • If the reviews are 75% or more, I quickly look at the type of gameplay. Unless I really don't like the type of game, I would enter.
  • If the reviews are between 50% and 75%, I go take a look at the comments more in detail.
  • If the game is from before 2005 and has good reviews, I look closely at the gameplay. I often see outdated games with high ratings because of the nostalgia factor.

Types of games I am likely to hide:

  • Hidden object games
  • Visual novels (unless really high ratings or compelling concept)
  • Horror games (again, unless the style or concept looks really cool - looking at you, Dead by Daylight!)
  • Bullet hell games (idem)
  • Walking simulators (Oxenfree is an awesome counter-example)
  • Fighter games
  • Casual games (if you make a mobile game, keep it mobile)
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Quiz games
  • Games that are marketed for their achievements and trading cards
  • Games in other languages
  • Games with a logo that was made in Paint
  • Games with easily recognizable assets (Unity-Chan / GameMaker sprites)
  • VR-only Games
  • Games that use the word 'Retro' to justify having crappy graphics
  • Anything with unusually-large-chested anime girls
  • Games that look stupid for the sake of being stupid
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Your list helped me remember a few more things for mine, thanks :)

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When I started on SG I joined everything, I just thought it would be kool to win some free games. Now a'days I enter things that I intend on playing, mainly wishlisted stuff. If I see a giveaway for something I know I will never play or even consider playing I tend to mark not interested on Steam and hide it on SG.

VR Games.
Dating Sims
Anything with the word Hentai in the title or games that are mainly focused on nude characters and sex.
Visual Novels(ones that have no real gameplay, like combat)
Games that look like they are poorly made(things that you use to find on GoGobundle as an example)
Most games under 5P(as they tend to fit what I mentioned above, like all things there are exceptions)
Most Hidden Object Games(there are excepts like Hidden Folks).
MMOs that no longer get support or not in development anymore.
Poorly made horror games.
Games not in English
Quiz Games
Match 5 games(there are exceptions)
Games that are marketed for their achievements and trading cards.
Idle games

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when there's a gazillion entries for some garbage game I have no interest in playing
DLC or game that I already have but show up anyway

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I thought SG hides dlc that you own if you turn on a setting.

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No it doesn't. It only has settings to hide DLC for games you don't own

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The simple answer is: It either looks like something I would not enjoy playing, can't play (VR, language I don't speak and so on) or I already have it (on steam or elsewhere).

As for games I would not enjoy playing these include:
"Most" VNs. I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with VNs, even boob novels, but most of them seem to deal with themes that I have no interest in (and I don't care for anime porn).
Sports games (apart from some driving games)
Games that looks like they were just thrown together in a weekend
Games that are generally really poorly received (usually if 80% of all customers seem to hate a game, it usually means something. I don't hide "mixed", but if reviews are overwhelmingly negative, I'll hide it)
Most MMOs. I don't have time for them, and playing MMOs without friends is just not worth it.
Idle games
Simplistic puzzle games. I can enjoy a good puzzle game, but there are many that just look too simplistic to be fun.
Soundtrack DLCs
Achievement spam games (although these usually fail the "looks like it was thrown together in a weekend" test)

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I... why are the poll options so odd? :D
Unsuprisingly, I hide giveaways for games I'm not intersted in. Battle Royales, Simulators, Sport games...

Personally, I would never automatically hide a game based on points value, because there's plenty of cheap games that are geniunely good.

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I totally agree, there are lots of games ranging from 1 to 5, 10 points that are entertaining or even good so there's no reason to me to sort games by their price/points

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other: no achievements/trading cards, I don't own games with no achievements/cards
here we play in family sharing so everyone plays everything =P

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  1. Genre, Not big into FPS, Platformers, Bullet Hell, Visual Novel, etc
  2. Art, if the seems like asset flips or badly drawn which are quick cash drops.
  3. I dont really hide games due to their value but I've avoided trying to win lower CV games unless I really like the Publisher or title. Eg. Daedalic is my goto.
  4. Reviews and gameplay, if the reviews are negative, I'll read the reason, if the gameplay itself seems wonky even on youtube videos, I'll hide time.

Often I like to find the gem in the indie and develop a way to scan through Steam queues. Might miss that 1 or 2 games but there are too many games that can replace that void and if its really that good like "There are Billions" it'll be hard to miss a 2nd time. over 8K+ games+dlcs hidden here. Some are games/dlcs owned but can enter. Cheers~

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I only join WL 99% of the time so i have no use for hiding stuff.

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i hide games that would not interested me at all and for some reason because of a bundle or cheap price sg is flooded with them , also i only enter wishist games mostly and not fanatically most of the point i get going to waste P

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I hide this one in my sock drawer...

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What kind of person still has a playstation 2 I'm the person who still owns a playstation 2:C

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It'll remain plugged into my TV until Odin Sphere is released on Steam.

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I enter mostly every giveaway i see

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I just enter in giveaways that are from my wishlist - actually games I know I want to try.

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Store removed games, I hide. I also permanently delete them from my library.
I wont keep games that I can not know how they look like, before I download the game.

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