Best Action Games on Steam

Steam currently has 57,728 Action 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 game rankings were last updated on 5/25/2024.

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1. Portal 2

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Action game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,942 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,924 positive reviews and 5,018 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. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 244,681 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 241,385 positive reviews and 3,296 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 People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

3. Vampire Survivors

Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.

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Vampire Survivors has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 230,254 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 226,911 positive reviews and 3,343 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 10/20/2022
Developer poncle
Publisher poncle
Steam App Id 1794680

4. Wallpaper Engine

Use stunning live wallpapers on your desktop. Animate your own images to create new wallpapers or import videos/websites and share them on the Steam Workshop!

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Wallpaper Engine has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 779,983 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 764,777 positive reviews and 15,206 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Wallpaper Engine on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 11/16/2018
Developer Wallpaper Engine Team
Publisher Wallpaper Engine Team
Steam App Id 431960

5. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 258,912 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 254,690 positive reviews and 4,222 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

6. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 157,046 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,677 positive reviews and 2,369 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

7. HoloCure - Save the Fans!

Play as your favorite Vtubers from Hololive! Fight, explore, and clear your way through armies of fans and save them from their mind-control in this unofficial free fan-game.

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HoloCure - Save the Fans! has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,659 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,446 positive reviews and 213 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 not possible to play or run HoloCure - Save the Fans! on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/17/2023
Developer KayAnimate
Publisher KayAnimate
Steam App Id 2420510

8. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,287,569 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,256,975 positive reviews and 30,594 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 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

9. Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Half-Life: Alyx has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,674 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,215 positive reviews and 1,459 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 3/23/2020
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 546560

10. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Action games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 855,917 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 834,749 positive reviews and 21,168 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 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

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98
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10/20/2022
97
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9/17/2020
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10/10/2007
97
$0.99
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HoloCure - Save the Fans! steam charts
805
8/17/2023
97
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Terraria steam charts
30,204
5/16/2011
97
$9.99
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Half-Life: Alyx steam charts
228
3/23/2020
97
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11/16/2009
97
$9.99
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Pizza Tower steam charts
650
1/26/2023
97
$19.99
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225
8/7/2020
97
$7.49
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639
2/14/2020
97
$34.99
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Slime Rancher steam charts
777
8/1/2017
96
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Lethal Company steam charts
11,678
10/23/2023
96
$9.99
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ULTRAKILL steam charts
2,066
9/3/2020
96
$24.99
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth steam charts
17,734
11/4/2014
96
$14.99
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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator steam charts
1,915
4/1/2021
96
$6.79
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Mount & Blade: Warband steam charts
4,428
3/31/2010
96
$19.99
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825
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). People Playground on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Vampire Survivors on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Wallpaper Engine on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Hades on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Portal on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). HoloCure - Save the Fans! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Terraria on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam. Steam Store.

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