The Steam Workshop is a relatively new section of the Steam system devoted to user created mods and add-ons. It acts as a central storage area and is used somewhat differently with every game that works with it.
As they say themselves :
Different games will utilize the Workshop in different ways. Some games, like Team Fortress 2, allow you to create and submit new items (such as hats, weapons, badges, boots, and more) for consideration to be incorporated into the actual game. Other games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim allow mod authors to publish their work directly to the Workshop, and let players subscribe to mods they want to use in their game.
The acceptable items, entry rules, and rewards may be different for each product, so please read the instructions carefully to see where your skills and interests can have the most impact.
If you are an experience player of one of these games then the Steam Workshop might have the extra in-game twist you’ve been looking for.
Only a small proportion of Steams total games work with the Steam Workshop – 30 at the time of writing out of the around 3000 games available through steam. However the games all seem to have two things in common – replayability and a vibrant community. These games include:
- Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
- Blocks That Matter
- Cities in Motion 2
- Civilization V
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Dungeon Defenders
- Dungeons of Dredmor
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Garry’s Mod
- GunZ 2
- Killing Floor
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Legend of Grimrock
- Natural Selection 2
- Naval War: Arctic Circle
- Nuclear Dawn
- Portal 2
- Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Serious Sam 3: BFE
- Team Fortress 2
- Torchlight II
- Total War: Shogun 2
- Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai