Best Adventure Games on Steam

Steam currently has 48,132 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. Adventure game rankings were last updated on 4/10/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Adventure game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 389,453 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,502 positive reviews and 4,951 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. 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 #2 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 155,456 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 153,107 positive reviews and 2,349 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 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,274,438 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,244,295 positive reviews and 30,143 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

4. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 717,834 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 700,992 positive reviews and 16,842 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 10/12/2012
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 227300

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,156 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 86,716 positive reviews and 1,440 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

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 849,357 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 828,396 positive reviews and 20,961 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

7. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 56,657 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 55,811 positive reviews and 846 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

8. The Henry Stickmin Collection

A choose-your-own-path where failing is more fun than succeeding.

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The Henry Stickmin Collection has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 43,532 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 42,937 positive reviews and 595 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 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 $7.49
Release Date 8/7/2020
Franchise Innersloth
Developer PuffballsUnited
Publisher Innersloth
Steam App Id 1089980

9. Senren*Banka

Senren*Banka is a Japanese-style visual novel produced by Yuzusoft, a Japanese developer of romance VNs. This game commemorated Yuzusoft's 10th anniversary. It won numerous awards on the year of its release in Japan for its art, music, and characters.

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Senren*Banka has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,406 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,208 positive reviews and 198 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Senren*Banka on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 2/14/2020
Franchise 株式会社HIKARI FIELD
Developer Yuzusoft
Publishers
Steam App Id 1144400

10. A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.

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A Short Hike has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Adventure games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,955 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,838 positive reviews and 117 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 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 $7.99
Release Date 7/30/2019
Developer adamgryu
Publisher adamgryu
Steam App Id 1055540

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98
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10/10/2007
97
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5/16/2011
97
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10/12/2012
97
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3/23/2020
97
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11/16/2009
97
$9.99
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1/26/2023
97
$19.99
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209
8/7/2020
97
$7.49
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180
2/14/2020
97
$34.99
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38
7/30/2019
97
$7.99
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30,166
10/23/2023
97
$9.99
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573
8/1/2017
97
$19.99
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1,416
4/1/2021
96
$6.79
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2,473
3/31/2010
96
$19.99
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Half-Life 2 steam charts
662
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
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Helltaker steam charts
68
5/11/2020
96
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OneShot steam charts
58
12/9/2016
96
$9.99
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Bloons TD 6 steam charts
10,347
12/18/2018
96
$13.99
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Resident Evil 4 steam charts
4,298
3/24/2023
96
$29.99
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2,718
5/5/2009
96
$4.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 20). Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 12). Pizza Tower on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 13). The Henry Stickmin Collection on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 23). A Short Hike on Steam. Steam Store.

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