Best Ambient Games on Steam

Steam currently has 157 Ambient 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. Ambient game rankings were last updated on 5/19/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Ambient game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. 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

2. Spirit City: Lofi Sessions

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is a gamified focus tool, set to a soothing lofi soundtrack. Discover and collect Spirits, customize your cozy virtual space, and facilitate your real-life tasks with a collection of handy features designed to improve concentration and ease stress.

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Spirit City: Lofi Sessions has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,485 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,390 positive reviews and 95 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Spirit City: Lofi Sessions on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 4/8/2024
Developer Mooncube Games
Publisher Mooncube Games
Steam App Id 2113850

3. The Zhukov Line

A short one-room-horror which takes place on a livestock train in a dystopian Soviet state

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The Zhukov Line has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 81 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 81 positive reviews and 0 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

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

Release Date 2/29/2024
Developer Fish Tin Games
Publisher Fish Tin Games
Steam App Id 2744260

4. Mountain

Existential Nature Simulation

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Mountain has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,201 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,314 positive reviews and 1,887 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Mountain on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 8/18/2014
Developer David OReilly
Publisher David OReilly
Steam App Id 313340

5. Sleeping With Sakuya Izayoi

In this small visual novel, lay down and relax with Sakuya Izayoi. Talk to her, kiss her or just simply enjoy each other's presence! Chose between 3 different locations featuring stunning artwork in this Touhou Project Fangame.

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Sleeping With Sakuya Izayoi has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 172 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 164 positive reviews and 8 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Sleeping With Sakuya Izayoi on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/12/2024
Developer Sigyaad Team
Publisher Sigyaad Team
Steam App Id 2739620

6. Rock Simulator 2

Rock Simulator 2 is a multiplayer, meditative idle game with many secrets to uncover. Begin your journey in the hideaway to relax and enjoy the greatest objects created by mother nature!

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Rock Simulator 2 has achieved a Player Score of 85, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 259 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240 positive reviews and 19 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.97 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Rock Simulator 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.97
Release Date 11/30/2023
Franchise Rock Simulation
Developer vinoo
Publisher vinoo
Steam App Id 1949770

7. Onde

Catch a wave in this smooth sound-surfing platformer: Let ethereal tunes carry you fluidly through serene abstract landscapes, tune into soothing sound spheres and revel in a meditative journey of life.

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Onde has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 185 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 173 positive reviews and 12 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.19 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Onde on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.19
Release Date 3/17/2022
Developers
Publisher Assemble Entertainment
Steam App Id 1676910

8. Seedlings

An atmospheric 2D puzzle platformer made using real photos and videos from New Zealand's native forest. Become a seed that can possess different plant creatures with unique abilities. Solve the obstacles in your way to discover the secrets of the Seedlings.

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Seedlings has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 47 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 47 positive reviews and 0 negative reviews — making it "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 9/21/2023
Developer Bardsley Creative
Publisher Bardsley Creative
Steam App Id 1575510

9. RPG Sounds

RPG Sounds is the best audio tool for Dungeon Masters and TTRPG Players.

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RPG Sounds has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 107 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 102 positive reviews and 5 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

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

Release Date 1/27/2021
Developer Cast n Play
Publisher Cast n Play
Steam App Id 1480140

10. My Hole is a Mouth of Dirt

A lonely cloaked being called Mole services instructions from what he believes is the voice of God. As he wanders a desolate, otherwordly underground his faith is tested as he must deliver a baby.

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My Hole is a Mouth of Dirt has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Ambient games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 189 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 176 positive reviews and 13 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

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

Release Date 4/13/2020
Franchise Yai Gameworks
Developer Yai Gameworks
Publisher Yai Gameworks
Steam App Id 1251690

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95
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84
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Seedlings steam charts
1
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84
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84
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82
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81
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The Lullaby of Life steam charts
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80
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80
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Steam Store. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). INSIDE on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Spirit City: Lofi Sessions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 6). The Zhukov Line on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 4). Mountain on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 6). Sleeping With Sakuya Izayoi on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Rock Simulator 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 9). Onde on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). Seedlings on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, February 28). RPG Sounds on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 1). My Hole is a Mouth of Dirt on Steam. Steam Store.

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