Steam games usually remain in the library forever, even after uninstalling them from one’s machine. Although this is not a big deal, there are a few Steam users that complain about their cluttered library. A NeoGAF forum user, “Enter The Dragon Punch” came across a new perma-delete feature that was recently introduced by Valve while browsing the Steam Support page.
With the new feature, users can now remove their games permanently from their library. Here are the steps to carry out this option; log in to your Steam account and go to “Games, Software, etc.” Select the game you want to delete, and select: “I want to permanently remove this game from my account.”
According to PCWorld, there is an alternative route that users can take to delete their games. Just open the Steam Client in the PC, then select a game from the library while in “Details” at the “Icon” view. From the “Links” column, select “Support” and click the “I want to permanently remove this game” prompt.
Steam recommendeds that the game should be uninstalled prior to its removal, otherwise you’ll have to find the game on the hard drive and remove it manually. There is a downside of the feature though. Steam users can’t use this method to delete bundle items that they unlocked using a product key.
This feature is quite a small improvement to Steam since it makes it easier for users to free up some space for new games in their library.