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Assume you bought a game on steam and 7 out of 10 DLCs that are available for that game. When you go (in the steam application) to "LIBRARY" -> "game XY" -> "DLC", you get a list of all DLCs that are available for the game XY but none of the DLCs are marked as bought or not... (?!) At least I don't see any marks. If you click on a specific DLC though, you get "You already own XY", or the "Buy XY" depending on having/not having the DLC.

Is there an easier way to find out which DLCs you are missing than clicking to each DLC? Perhaps a place (that I haven't found yet) with a list of all the DLCs available for that game and some small icons that would tell you if you have that DLC or not?

I am asking because if a game has lots of DLCs, it is a bit tiresome to click and check all of them.

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I have found that the easiest way to do this is to do it as follows:

  1. Go to the Steam Store page for the game in question. For the DLC, you should see a heading. If there are several items, click on the "See All" arrow in the lower right. steam 1

  2. Click the "Add all DLC to cart" button in the lower right. steam 2

  3. It will then automatically take you to the shopping cart checkout page. If you already own the piece of DLC in question, you will see "You already own this game" underneath the name of the DLC. In the example here, you can see that I own the Civilization and Scenario: Korea pack, but not the one underneath it, the Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario pack. enter image description here

Unfortunately, there's no way to mass remove items from your shopping cart, so you'll then have to click on each "Remove" link in order to remove it from your list. However, it's the easiest way I've found to see at a glance what DLC you have and don't have.

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thnx. I hope they make it better and more intuitive than this.. –  pootzko Jan 31 '12 at 8:22
    
Just tried that for Magicka. The "Party Robes" DLC was shown as not owned, but on its page was a green "you already own this" banner. So be sure to recheck "not owned items". –  Dmitry Polyanitsa Jul 20 '12 at 17:39
    
I use this method myself and have for some time. The downside is when the packages get messed up. Then Steam won't list you owning that item, but when you try to buy it again, Steam will reject the buy for self order. But this is the best system I've found so far. –  StarPilot May 31 '13 at 5:03

Steam has now implemented a menu to allow you to view the collection of DLC you own.

Right click the item in your library, and select the "View Downloadable Content" option: View Downloadable Content

This will bring up a window in the game's options, listing the DLC you have purchased for the game: DLC List

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thnx, +1. although the answer FAE provided gives a bit more info - you can know which DLC's are still out there that you don't have more easily. –  pootzko May 31 '13 at 9:31
    
@pootzko This is actually the same information that TylerShads has provided in his answer below, as he did mention the menu option. –  FAE May 31 '13 at 12:08

Others already stated the direct and true answer. Let me tell you about a plugin that makes these steps obsolete.

With Enhanced Steam, a browser plugin, you can see which games you already bought (or have in wishlist) while browsing the Steam store. While in a list of games, all bought games and/or DLCs are coloured green so you can easily see what you already have got.

It has also more features, like comparing prices in other regions, listing sales for a product or warning of 3rd person DRM. You can see this in the features list.

It is one of my favourite plugins, as it really enhances my experience on the Steam website.

Here is an example of some DLCs the guy already bought:

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The best thing I could find is by logging into steam though their website And go to your account information.

There you can see all of the items you have purchased in the past, including DLC.

As far as the actual Steam Client goes, the best you can do is right click on each game that you have and select "View Downloadable Content" but that is not as comprehensive of a list as going to the website is.

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There's a Chrome extension called "Enhanced Steam." This will highlight games and DLC you already own in green. It only works on the web version of the store. It will also highlight if you have a copy of a game in your inventory, if any of your friends have it on their wishlist, what price its selling for elsewhere, etc.

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That looks quite interesting. –  5pike Jul 19 '13 at 7:24
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it also exists for FF. –  pootzko Jan 1 at 14:39

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