Best 1990's Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,013 1990's games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. 1990's game rankings were last updated on 5/7/2024.

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1. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower holds the #1 spot for "best 1990's game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 57,936 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,072 positive reviews and 864 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

2. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 236,898 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 230,876 positive reviews and 6,022 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

3. Touhou Mystia's Izakaya

A brand new pixel art restaurant simulator based on the Touhou Project! Play as Mystia, the owner of a small izakaya. Collect ingredients by day, cater to the customers by night, learn recipes from familiar characters, and become the best izakaya owner in all of Gensokyo!

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Touhou Mystia's Izakaya has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 20,598 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,325 positive reviews and 273 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 10/1/2021
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Steam App Id 1584090

4. Placid Plastic Duck Simulator

The ultimate high-tech rubber duck simulation, Placid Plastic Duck brings you dangerous levels of relaxation. With chill music, dreamy 3D graphics, and many different happy ducks, your only priority is to float around. Zero Ducks given.

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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,957 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,694 positive reviews and 263 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.49
Release Date 7/6/2022
Developer turbolento games
Publisher turbolento games
Steam App Id 1999360

5. Half-Life

Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

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Half-Life has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,559 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,248 positive reviews and 4,311 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/19/1998
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 70

6. DUSK

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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DUSK has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,674 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,118 positive reviews and 556 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 12/10/2018
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer David Szymanski
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 519860

7. The Coffin of Andy and Leyley

Walk-n-talk adventure with light puzzling. Brother and sister practice cannibalism after witnessing a botched satanic ritual.

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The Coffin of Andy and Leyley has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,476 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,000 positive reviews and 476 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/13/2023
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Steam App Id 2378900

8. DOOM (1993)

You’re a marine—one of Earth’s best—recently assigned to the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC) research facility on Mars. When an experiment malfunctions and creates a portal to Hell, the base is overrun by blood-thirsty demons. You must shoot your way out to survive.

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DOOM (1993) has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,584 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,049 positive reviews and 535 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run DOOM (1993) on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 8/3/2007
Developer id Software
Publisher id Software
Steam App Id 2280

9. Post Void

Post Void is a hypnotic scramble of early first-person shooter design that values speed above all else. Keep your head full and reach the end; Kill what you can to see it mend; Get the high score or try again.

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Post Void has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,767 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,508 positive reviews and 259 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 8/6/2020
Developer YCJY Games
Publisher YCJY Games
Steam App Id 1285670

10. Quake

Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. With Quake (Enhanced), experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original.

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Quake has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best 1990's games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,331 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,870 positive reviews and 461 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Quake on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/3/2007
Developers
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 2310

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Counter-Strike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Touhou Mystia's Izakaya on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Half-Life on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). DUSK on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). The Coffin of Andy and Leyley on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). DOOM (1993) on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Post Void on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Quake on Steam. Steam Store.

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