The Most Expensive Things You Can Buy On Steam

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Allow me to posit for you a hypothetical scenario: you've just come into a large sum of money, perhaps because a wealthy relative passed away, or maybe because there was a great societal upheaval, and you ate a rich person. Regardless, you can afford to splurge a little.

The single most expensive product on Steam: Strata Spaces VR — Professional Edition Upgrade will run you $US995.00 ($1,300). It's an application that lets modellers and designers craft locations in virtual reality. In other words, unless you're a modeler or designer, it's probably not really for you.

The most expensive microtransaction on Steam: A package containing 15,400 of EVE Online's "PLEX" currency will leave your wallet $US500 ($653) lighter. You'll probably then immediately get swindled out of your newfound spacebucks by a machiavellian trickster who's spent the past half-decade plotting your downfall.

The most expensive game bundle on Steam: Rebellion Anthology, which contains dozens of games (and DLC packs) like Sniper Elite and Evil Genius, normally goes for $US463.51 ($605). However, it's currently on sale at 30 per cent off, so probably jump on that if you have a few hundred dollars lying around and need several games about using X-ray vision to watch bullets pass through men's testicles.

The most expensive custom character on Steam: RimWorld's Pirate King upgrade costs $US370 ($483). It lets you enter a character into the game with their own name, backstory, skills, appearance, and special work requirements. This character will apparently appear as the leader of an in-game faction not just in your game, but other people's as well.

The most expensive art book on Steam: Star Story: The Horizon Escape's art book PDF will set you back $US200 ($261). That might strike you as madness, but it's for superfans who want to support the game's developer. Still, though... $US200 ($261)? Really?

The most expensive community market item on Steam: This one's a bit trickier, because the community market is in a state of constant fluctuation. Generally, though, the most expensive items in games like DOTA 2 and CSGO start at around $US1,800 ($2,351).


    You forgot about Train Simulator and its nearly $10k price tag if someone ever wanted to buy everything (With no discount)

    How about this one.
    Buying all of the DLC for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will currently cost you $1,050.32 USD...

    Hm. Missed an opportunity to smash Train Simulator/Rocksmith/The Sims for largest combined DLC pool.

      I'm guessing that Train simulator at $4,142.51 USD will be the most expensive. Haven't seen anything that compares

        Rocksmith is over $5,000 for all DLC. It shows $5,363.76 USD to me, but I'm not sure if that's minus what I've already bought.

          I don't own any of it, and it's showing me $5,363.76 USD as well.

          I checked the original game which was $780 instead of the 2014 remaster
          Train simulator really need to up their game

    VR modelling program thats more expensive than the actual hardware. Brilliant.... and its not Adobe.

    if its a good game and i play lots... can get $1000+ from me

      A fool and his money....

        I would call the games i have spent over 2000+ hours in a sound investment.... as well as my computer setup and game library its well worth it.... also its supporting the developers to make more games... and not being a stingy person with no money

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