Best Abstract Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,306 Abstract 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. Abstract game rankings were last updated on 5/13/2024.

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1. 20 Small Mazes

This is a puzzle game with twenty small mazes. They're good mazes, though.

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20 Small Mazes holds the #1 spot for "best Abstract game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,297 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,250 positive reviews and 47 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play 20 Small Mazes on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 2/16/2024
Developer FLEB
Publisher FLEB
Steam App Id 2570630

2. Patrick's Parabox

A mind-bending recursive puzzle game about boxes within boxes within boxes within boxes. Learn to use infinity to your advantage as you explore a deep and elegant system.

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Patrick's Parabox has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,365 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,339 positive reviews and 26 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Patrick's Parabox on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 3/29/2022
Developer Patrick Traynor
Publisher Patrick Traynor
Steam App Id 1260520

3. 东北之夏

DongBeiZhiXia (a summer in the northeast of China)is a free visual novel, which tells the story that the protagonist followed parents' wishes to make one's living in Shenyang, met two online anchors Huniu and Daojiang by chance, and experience affairs one after another with Shamate.

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东北之夏 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,698 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,440 positive reviews and 258 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 1/9/2023
Developer 庄不纯工作室
Publisher 庄不纯工作室
Steam App Id 2121360

4. Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk

A short story about what sort of challenges everyday little things can be. Help the girl buy milk, be the first not to disappoint her.

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Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 25,008 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,254 positive reviews and 754 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 8/26/2020
Developer Nikita Kryukov
Publisher Missing Calm
Steam App Id 1392820

5. Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk

A sequel to Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk. Dive into demented and bizarre world once again and help the girl become a little happier.

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Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,802 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,385 positive reviews and 417 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $8.99
Release Date 12/16/2021
Developer Nikita Kryukov
Publisher Nikita Kryukov
Steam App Id 1604000

6. Hylics

Hylics is a recreational program with light JRPG elements.

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Hylics has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,772 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,679 positive reviews and 93 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 10/2/2015
Developer Mason Lindroth
Publisher Mason Lindroth
Steam App Id 397740

7. Pseudoregalia

Deep within the realm of sleep, Sybil finds herself pulled to a distorted castle. Grow strong, and unlock new abilities to build up a deep movement system, fight enemies, find secrets, and free the weary soul of Castle Sansa, in this retro-inspired 3D Platformer Metroidvania.

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Pseudoregalia has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,881 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,635 positive reviews and 246 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Pseudoregalia on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 7/28/2023
Developer rittzler
Publisher rittzler
Steam App Id 2365810

8. Hook

HOOK is a short minimal, puzzle game.

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Hook has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,794 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,527 positive reviews and 267 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 7/6/2015
Developer Maciej Targoni
Publisher Maciej Targoni
Steam App Id 367580

9. REFLEXIA Prototype ver.

REFLEXIA's story starts out as a parody of its genre and ends as a psychological drama.

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REFLEXIA Prototype ver. has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,373 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,225 positive reviews and 148 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 8/31/2022
Developer mahoumaiden
Publisher Nikita Kryukov
Steam App Id 1997680

10. shapez

shapez is a game about building factories to automate the creation and processing of increasingly complex shapes across an infinitely expanding map.

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shapez has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Abstract games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,267 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,867 positive reviews and 400 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play shapez on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.49
Release Date 6/7/2020
Franchise Doyoyo Games
Developer Tobias Springer
Publishers
Steam App Id 1318690

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94
$2.99
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7/28/2023
94
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7/6/2015
94
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6/7/2020
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14
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94
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12
2/19/2014
93
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7/13/2016
93
$1.99
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11/11/2021
93
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3/17/2014
93
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16
1/31/2013
93
$19.99
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16
10/20/2020
92
$19.99
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Geometry Arena steam charts
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6/1/2021
92
$5.99
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92
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92
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). 20 Small Mazes on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Patrick's Parabox on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). 东北之夏 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Milk outside a bag of milk outside a bag of milk on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Hylics on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Pseudoregalia on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Hook on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). REFLEXIA Prototype ver. on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). shapez on Steam. Steam Store.

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