Best Alternate History Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,277 Alternate History 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. Alternate History game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Vampires' Melody

3 centuries have passed after sleeping for one night!? On a rainy night filled with thunderstorms, a young chef Raylan encountered a mysterious girl who resembled Sleeping Beauty in a huge tree hole, but everything suddenly went black before he could find out what happened...

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Vampires' Melody holds the #1 spot for "best Alternate History game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,638 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,537 positive reviews and 101 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Vampires' Melody on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 10/2/2020
Franchise SakuraGame
Developer AsicxArt
Publisher SakuraGame
Steam App Id 1377360

2. Kenshi

A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Train your men up from puny victims to master warriors.

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Kenshi has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 83,573 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 79,630 positive reviews and 3,943 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 Kenshi on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 12/6/2018
Developer Lo-Fi Games
Publisher Lo-Fi Games
Steam App Id 233860

3. HROT

HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.

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HROT has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,932 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,787 positive reviews and 145 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. At the moment, it is possible to play HROT on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 5/16/2023
Developer Spytihněv
Publisher Spytihněv
Steam App Id 824600

4. South Scrimshaw, Part One

South Scrimshaw is the story of a newborn whale in a vast alien ocean. It is a richly illustrated experimental visual novel, written in the style of a nature documentary.

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South Scrimshaw, Part One has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,079 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,072 positive reviews and 7 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, it is possible to play South Scrimshaw, Part One on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/9/2023
Developer Nathan O. Marsh
Publisher Nathan O. Marsh
Steam App Id 2443110

5. Hypnospace Outlaw

Greetings Enforcer, and thank you for enlisting in the Hypnospace Patrol Department! As the world falls into its slumber, Hypnospace becomes a bustling global village. These virtual streets aren't going to police themselves!

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Hypnospace Outlaw has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,207 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,086 positive reviews and 121 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Hypnospace Outlaw on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/12/2019
Developers
Publisher No More Robots
Steam App Id 844590

6. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez® Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a ruthless bounty hunter on the trail of the West’s most notorious outlaws.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,155 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 35,330 positive reviews and 1,825 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $1.49
Release Date 5/22/2013
Developer Techland
Publisher Techland Publishing
Steam App Id 204450

7. Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,174 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,043 positive reviews and 131 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 3/21/2016
Franchise Double Fine Productions
Developers
Publisher Double Fine Productions
Steam App Id 388210

8. BioShock Infinite

Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.

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BioShock Infinite has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,402 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 128,005 positive reviews and 8,397 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play BioShock Infinite on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 3/26/2013
Franchise BioShock Franchise
Developers
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 8870

9. Airships: Conquer the Skies

Construct mighty steampunk airships and fly them into battle, waging war and conquering the skies!

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Airships: Conquer the Skies has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,451 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,232 positive reviews and 219 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Airships: Conquer the Skies on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/16/2018
Developer David Stark
Publisher David Stark
Steam App Id 342560

10. Strange Horticulture

Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your collection of powerful plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries.

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Strange Horticulture has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Alternate History games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,243 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,753 positive reviews and 490 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 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 $15.99
Release Date 1/21/2022
Franchise Iceberg
Developer Bad Viking
Publisher Iceberg Interactive
Steam App Id 1574580

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Kenshi on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Hypnospace Outlaw on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Airships: Conquer the Skies on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Strange Horticulture on Steam. Steam Store.

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