The Best Steam Skins of 2017


About Steam Skins

Steams interface is beginning to look a little outdated, I think we can all agree on that. I’m hoping in Valve HQ, discussions are underway on updating the client. Thankfully, you don’t have to stick with the default style for Steam, as you can download ‘Skins’ which allow you to change the appearance of Steam. In this post, we’re going to show you our choice of the best Steam Skins of 2017.

How to install Steam Skins

Installing Steam Skins is a relatively easy process. Start by going to your Steam directory, which by default is  C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\skins. In here, you can place the Skin folders once you have downloaded them.

Once you’ve placed a Skin in this folder, restart Steam. Select the ‘Steam’ button in the top left and choose ‘Settings’. On the left hand menu on the new interface that’s popped up, select ‘Interface’. Look for ‘Select the Skin for Steam you wish to use’ and find your skin in the drop down menu. Steam will need to restart again. However when it opens back up, your new Skin will be applied!

Best Steam Skins of 2017

Now that’s out the way, let’s take a look at the Best Steam Skins of 2017! We’ll direct you straight to the website of the skin where you will be able to download it.

Plexed Steam Skin

Best Steam Skins of 2017 Plexed Skin

Download Plexed Skin for Steam
Plexed Skin sort of makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time. It has that old back button that we used to see on Internet Explorer a long time ago. Where as the current design trend is minimal design and simple colors, Plex does the complete opposite. If that’s your thing, this Steam Skin is one of the best choices for you.

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PixelVision 2 Steam Skin

Best Steam Skins of 2017 PixelVision 2 SkinDownload PixelVision 2 Skin for Steam
PixelVision 2 doesn’t bring in a minimalist style like Air or Metro, however it does bring in a whole new design. It’s another skin that makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time a bit. It uses a dark theme consisting of blacks to blues. However colors do contrast well and fonts used really do stand out.

Air Steam Skin

Best Steam Skins of 2017 Air Skin

Download Air Skin for Steam 
I think the Air skin is a good choice for your Steam set-up too. It’s similar to Metro, however it uses a light color scheme instead of dark. Colors contrast nicely and the font is also simple, yet very pleasing to look at and read.

Pressure Steam Skin

Best Steam Skins of 2017 Pressure SkinDownload Pressure Skin for Steam
Pressure brings a lighter look to Steam, using whites, greys and blue with a dark navigation menu which looks great for contrast. I love all the new design options this Steam Skin brings such as a new play button and friends information in the bottom right. It sort of reminds me of the Origin application.

Metro Steam Skin

Best Steam Skins of 2017 Metro Skin

Download Metro Skin for Steam
Metro has always been a popular choice. It’s has a very sleek, minimalist design and is super easy to navigate and read. It’s always been my go to skin for Steam. With Metro, you get a lot of customisation options such as accent color, decal choice and font which can all be personalised on their website.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!