Best Action-Adventure Games on Steam

Steam currently has 9,458 Action-Adventure 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. Action-Adventure game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Action-Adventure game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 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 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Lethal Company

A co-op horror about scavenging at abandoned moons to sell scrap to the Company.

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 394,907 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,973 positive reviews and 9,934 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 Lethal Company on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2023
Developer Zeekerss
Publisher Zeekerss
Steam App Id 1966720

3. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

4. Chants of Sennaar

In this award-winning puzzle adventure game, play as the Traveler on a quest to reunite the Peoples of the Tower. Observe, listen, and decipher ancient languages in a fascinating universe inspired by the Myth of Babel.

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Chants of Sennaar has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,194 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,991 positive reviews and 203 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 9/5/2023
Franchise Focus Entertainment
Developer Rundisc
Publisher Focus Entertainment
Steam App Id 1931770

5. Hi-Fi RUSH

Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update! Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp in a world that syncs to the music.

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Hi-Fi RUSH has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,685 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 27,979 positive reviews and 706 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 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 $29.99
Release Date 1/25/2023
Franchise Bethesda
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 1817230

6. SANABI

SANABI is an exhilarating stylish dystopian action-platformer. Play as a legendary retired veteran and use your signature prosthetic arm to jump over cliffs and skyscrapers, zip through bullets and traps and defeat powerful enemies.

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SANABI has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,743 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,130 positive reviews and 613 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.24 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SANABI on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.24
Release Date 11/9/2023
Franchise NEOWIZ
Developer WONDER POTION
Publisher NEOWIZ
Steam App Id 1562700

7. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Play the critically acclaimed masterpiece. Embark on a new journey in a vast, exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s destiny.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,630 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,339 positive reviews and 4,291 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/11/2020
Franchise Ori Franchise
Developer Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 1057090

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Action-Adventure 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

9. INSIDE

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.

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INSIDE has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,189 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 56,332 positive reviews and 1,857 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 7/7/2016
Developer Playdead
Publisher Playdead
Steam App Id 304430

10. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

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Tomb Raider has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Action-Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 232,631 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 223,634 positive reviews and 8,997 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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.

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Portal 2 steam charts
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4/18/2011
98
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10/23/2023
97
$9.99
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2,710
3/24/2023
96
$39.99
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Chants of Sennaar steam charts
119
9/5/2023
96
$19.99
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Hi-Fi RUSH steam charts
266
1/25/2023
95
$29.99
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SANABI steam charts
92
11/9/2023
95
$11.24
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Ori and the Will of the Wisps steam charts
609
3/11/2020
95
$29.99
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Half-Life steam charts
426
11/19/1998
95
$9.99
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INSIDE steam charts
153
7/7/2016
95
$1.99
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Tomb Raider steam charts
648
3/4/2013
95
$14.99
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Lil Gator Game steam charts
20
12/14/2022
95
$9.99
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13
9/27/2023
95
$0.99
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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition steam charts
217
3/26/2010
95
$19.99
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Kingdom Rush  - Tower Defense steam charts
166
1/6/2014
95
$9.99
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SIGNALIS steam charts
195
10/27/2022
94
$19.99
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WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition steam charts
111
7/26/2019
94
$19.99
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Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered steam charts
742
8/12/2022
94
$59.99
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Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition steam charts
302
9/7/2012
94
$19.99
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Bloody Hell steam charts
14
1/27/2023
94
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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure steam charts
13
12/11/2020
94
$4.24
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Tomb Raider on Steam. Steam Store.

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