Valve has announced an update to the customer review system on Steam.
Now recent helpful reviews will be given a more prominent view space, compared to those that were posted close to launch or during Early Access.
The review score shown at the top of a game’s page will now only be calculated using the reviews posted within the past 30 days. In cases where no reviews were posted in the previous month, they will be left out, as will games that launched less than 45 days ago. The score we are traditionally used to seeing will still be present for those who prefer an averaged overall number.
Some other updates are listed below from the Steam announcement, and Valve encourages feedback on their forums.
The customer review section on a game’s store page has a new “Summary” tab that focuses on recent helpful reviews and recently posted reviews. You can still find overall most help reviews by selecting “Most Helpful” tab.
There’s a new checkbox when writing a review to more easily disclose if you received the copy of the game for free.
You can now view all reviews regardless of language by selecting “All Languages” from the language dropdown in the reviews tab of the Community Hub for the game.