Will sudo apt-get purge steam completely remove steam and all the games installed with it?

Is there anything else that I have to remove or run to achieve this?

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That will only remove the steam installer. Steam itself, and all games installed through it, are not part of the packaging system.

You will also need to delete the ~/.local/share/Steam/ folder and its contents, to fully remove Steam and its games from your system. If you chose to install any games in alternate directories not under ~/.local/share/Steam/, you will also need to remove them as well.

  • what if i have installed some of the games on a different location? Just remove that directory?
    – AFwcxx
    Jul 19, 2014 at 13:02
  • @AFwcxx, yes, you'll have to delete those directories as well.
    – muru
    Jul 19, 2014 at 16:01
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    There is also a ~/.steam directory to remove. It contains EULA and some symlinks. Delete that too. Mar 9, 2015 at 15:44
  • I only had steam-launcher installed.
    – Z. Zlatev
    Apr 18, 2015 at 15:04

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