Steam Entertainment Value 2016

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Here’s a chart I just made showing all my Steam purchases in 2016. I computed the cost per hour for playing each game, based on the price I paid for the game and the number of hours I played (according to Steam). In this way I came up with a list of games sorted by best entertainment value.

If the cost per hour came out more than the purchase price (such as Bastion which came out to $37/hour), then I capped it at the purchase price. It didn’t make sense to me for the mathematical cost to be more than the actual real world cost.

If I had not played a game at all, I also set the cost per hour to the price of the game.

<td dir="ltr">
  <strong>Name</strong>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  <strong>Purchased</strong>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  <strong>Price</strong>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  <strong>Played</strong>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  <strong>Cost/Hour</strong>
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  DARK Souls III Deluxe
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4/7/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  80.73
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  351.0
</td>

<td>
  0.230
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Divine Divinity
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.89
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  0.890
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Immune
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2/27/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.5
</td>

<td>
  0.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  DIRT Showdown
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3/26/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.7
</td>

<td>
  1.107
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Devil Daggers
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  10/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.7
</td>

<td>
  1.107
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Enclave
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  11/23/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  1.24
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  1.240
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  DOOM
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  8/5/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  29.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  21.0
</td>

<td>
  1.428
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  <div>
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  </div>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  1.64
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  1.640
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Sid Meier's Civilization VI
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  10/22/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  59.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  34.0
</td>

<td>
  1.764
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  A Story About My Uncle
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3/2/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  1.94
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  1.940
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Far Cry Primal
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3/2/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  59.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  25.0
</td>

<td>
  2.400
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Black Mesa
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  6/27/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.8
</td>

<td>
  2.854
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Survivalist
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  11/23/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  2.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Apotheon
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  11/23/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3.74
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  3.740
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Titan Souls
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3.74
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  3.740
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Miasmata
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3/12/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3.74
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.4
</td>

<td>
  3.740
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Bastion
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  9/17/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3.74
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.1
</td>

<td>
  3.740
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Ember
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/28/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  3.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Shrouded in Sanity
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  11/23/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.79
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  4.790
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  NEO Scavenger
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  6/27/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.94
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  4.940
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Batman Arkham Origins
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  10/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  4.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Dead State
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  10/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  4.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Deadfall Adventures
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  4.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Wander
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  6/27/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.7
</td>

<td>
  4.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  <div>
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
  </div>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.3
</td>

<td>
  4.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  ABZU
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/28/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  5.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.8
</td>

<td>
  5.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  DarkMaus
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  4/29/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  6.69
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.5
</td>

<td>
  6.690
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  <div>
    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  </div>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7/2/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  20.09
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2.8
</td>

<td>
  7.175
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Out of Reach
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  5/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.49
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  7.490
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  <div>
    Shadow of Mordor GOTY
  </div>
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  9/17/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.49
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  7.490
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  The Age of Decadence
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/28/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.49
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  7.490
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  DIRT 3 Complete
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  3/26/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.49
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.9
</td>

<td>
  7.490
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Novus Inceptio
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  10/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.5
</td>

<td>
  7.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Kholat
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2/3/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  8.60
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  8.600
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Vortex: The Gateway
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  5/30/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  8.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.0
</td>

<td>
  8.990
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Project CARS
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  12/24/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  9.89
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.3
</td>

<td>
  9.890
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  Salt
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  2/11/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  9.89
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  0.2
</td>

<td>
  9.890
</td>
<td dir="ltr">
  SOMA
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  7/3/2016
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  14.99
</td>

<td dir="ltr">
  1.5
</td>

<td>
  9.993
</td>
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The total spent was $431.07 with total playing time of 448.7 hours, for a grand total of 96.1 cents per hour. Relatively cheap for a hobby.

P. S. It was a nightmare getting that table from Google Sheets to this blog post. Whatever happened to copying-and-pasting tables from one place to another?

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