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I can look through the "Store" portion of Steam using tags, and I can also do an advanced-search on certain features like local co-op support. But for some reason, when I do this I can't tell which games I already own, and I don't seem to be able to do the same search / filter when viewing my library.

Am I missing an option somewhere? It seems like a no-brainer to be allowed to do this.

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  • I can't comment, yet, so I had to leave an answer. The "Library" feature for Enhanced Steam is only available for the Chrome version. - enhancedsteam.com/blog/… Sep 14, 2014 at 0:41

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Some months ago I made a tool for this exact purpose.
You can filter your library or wishlist by any combination of one or more tags and features, and also sort by your playtime or Metascore. You're welcome :)

http://www.lorenzostanco.com/lab/steam/

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    Thank you so much. This is exactly what I wanted. I really hope Steam adds filtering in to the library at some point, but until then this is amazing!
    – Nate Bundy
    Aug 27, 2015 at 12:21
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    I used your tool to find all local co-op/multiplayer games I own and put them in a separate category. It's currently not possible to filter on features/tags in Steam, but it is possible to filter on category in Big Picture mode. Thanks for creating this.
    – Rudey
    Sep 18, 2015 at 22:11
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    @lorenzo-s This is great! I was looking for a way to filter 4p local coop for an upcoming LAN and this tool worked perfectly. Dec 26, 2015 at 1:47
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    Thank you, @lorenzo-s. Thank you very much for the website, I highly appreciate it. Sometimes I even want to buy a game, only to realize I already have it, so it is very useful for me. :) thanks! Jun 11, 2016 at 22:52
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    @JoshuaNurczyk Unfortunately Steam does not provide ESRB rating for games. Some games have an ESRB badge on the store right column, other have PEGI, but it'is always completely optional, and very rare to see :(
    – lorenzo-s
    Jan 9, 2018 at 17:29
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You can filter games in your library using certain features by using Enhanced Steam (browser plugin for FF and Chrome). You'll need to install the plugin to your browser, go to Steam website and enter the settings from the new Enhanced Steam dropdown. Then enable Library (BETA, only available in Chrome), if it's not already enabled and go back to Steam's website. You should see a link to your library at the top of the page. Click it and you can easily filter your library:

STEAM LIBRARY - Categories... Genres...

Categories include the features you can see on the right on Store pages such as VR-support, local co-op, multiplayer and controller support. Genres include, well, genres.

The best way to search for games with tags is by going to the tag page (http://store.steampowered.com/tag/<language>/<tag>/ where language is the shortcode for a country such as "en" for English or "fi" for Finnish) and browsing for games you own (Enhanced Steam can help you highlight those as well). You can further filter those results by using the filters on the right.

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  • I just tried, but I don't see any way to see a "library", entering the options from the add on windows, doesn't show anything either. Same with the official webpage that doesn't state anything about the library. I'm confused :/ Aug 4, 2014 at 6:27
  • It is a beta feature, you have to enable it in the Options of ES.
    – Sentry
    Sep 14, 2014 at 1:36
  • @Sentry there don't seem to be any mention of the "library" in the addon options. Sep 25, 2014 at 7:04
  • @zespri There is, directly in the first menu: Store -> Library (BETA) -> Show Library button in header. See also: enhancedsteam.com/blog/…
    – Sentry
    Sep 25, 2014 at 8:34
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    That's why missing library: - Removed library functionality due to API changes made by Valve (changelog, from version 7.2)
    – ksimon
    Dec 22, 2014 at 9:54
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Since the "Discovery" update a few days ago, the Steam store now marks games that are in your library on various search and store pages.

Here's me searching for the co-op and fps tags: Steam Discovery search page

The ones that are dimmed and have the 3 bar icon are games I already own.

Note: I'm using common tags to demonstrate how it works, you can search by less common tags using the search box.

However, the library itself has not been changed to search by tag.

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    Thank you for postings this but it only helps a little - you can't really be sure that items you own come on the top and you can't filter by ownership. In your case you were lucky that the sort by relevance brings on top items that you have, unfortunately that's not the case for me. Sep 26, 2014 at 6:25
  • With the new update, what's the way of searching for games not NON RPG games for example ?
    – Enissay
    Nov 17, 2014 at 16:13
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This tool lets you filter your games by Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Co-op, Local co-op, Controller, Mac, and/or Linux. It can also let you filter an intersection of games between different accounts.

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There is currently no way to filter the Steam Library by Steam Community tags or feature lists.

You can, however, apply a single category to every game through the context menu of the item in the library. Your games then get grouped by category.

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  • That said, as for "which games I already own", I would recommend the Enhanced Steam plugin.
    – user98085
    Mar 9, 2014 at 20:36
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I found a tool that requires a little more work than the web-based ones above, but has an amazing amount of functionality. Depressurizer will parse your Steam library and load it into the application for query and edit. You can sort / filter games by categories, tags, all sorts of stuff. You can automatically apply bulk label operations based on certain conditions, etc, then sync your changes back to your library.

If you just want simple search, use one of the web-based ones in the other high-ranked answers. If you want powerful tag/category modification tools then definitely try Depressurizer.

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  • Works fantastic for modifying categories. Took five minutes to set up some auto-categorization filters and categorize 1000+ games. However, the linked repo in the answer is no longer maintained. Try this one instead. May 25, 2018 at 17:01
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Shameless plug, you can use my site to filter your single-player games by genre, metacritic score, and release year: https://www.howlongtobeatsteam.com.

Just go to the table at the bottom and click "Advanced Filter". You can then sort the results by playtime if you're so inclined.

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You can set a category for each game yourself and it will alter the dropdowns by category; to do so, you have to do the following:

  1. Right click on the game you want to categorize.
  2. Select Set Category...
  3. Type the name of the category you'd like to make and select add category.
  4. Then select OK

This only works on a one at a time basis (have to give a category to each game individually), however if you create a category you can select it again without having to re-create it. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

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  • This is not answer on acctual problem.
    – SHRLY
    Apr 23, 2018 at 12:43

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