Best Arcade Games on Steam

Steam currently has 12,335 Arcade 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. Arcade game rankings were last updated on 5/21/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Arcade game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 229,867 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 226,535 positive reviews and 3,332 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

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,350 positive reviews and 211 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

3. Rhythm Doctor

Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.

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Rhythm Doctor has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,262 positive reviews and 299 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 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 $15.99
Release Date 2/26/2021
Franchise 7th Beat Games
Developer 7th Beat Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 774181

4. Crab Champions

Claw your way across exotic islands combining fluid movement with fast paced combat to become a Crab Champion in this third person shooter with roguelike elements.

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Crab Champions has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,141 positive reviews and 420 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 4/1/2023
Developers
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Steam App Id 774801

5. Brotato

Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

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Brotato has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,103 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,053 positive reviews and 2,050 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 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 $3.74
Release Date 6/23/2023
Franchise Blobfish Games
Developer Blobfish
Publisher Blobfish
Steam App Id 1942280

6. One Finger Death Punch

Experience cinematic kung-fu battles in the fastest, most intense brawler the indie world has ever seen! With the unique 1:1 response system of One Finger Death Punch, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.

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One Finger Death Punch has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,223 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,894 positive reviews and 329 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 3/3/2014
Developer Silver Dollar Games
Publisher Silver Dollar Games
Steam App Id 264200

7. Balatro

The poker roguelike. Balatro is a hypnotically satisfying deckbuilder where you play illegal poker hands, discover game-changing jokers, and trigger adrenaline-pumping, outrageous combos.

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Balatro has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,881 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 36,856 positive reviews and 1,025 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.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/20/2024
Franchise Playstack
Developer LocalThunk
Publishers
Steam App Id 2379780

8. Broforce

Broforce is an action-packed side-scrolling run ‘n’ gun ode to freedom, putting you in control of an under-funded, overpowered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force.

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Broforce has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 56,338 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 54,652 positive reviews and 1,686 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Broforce on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 10/15/2015
Franchise Free Lives
Developer Free Lives
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 274190

9. Iron Snout

Iron Snout is a fast, colorful and brutal fighting game in which you will be helping a piglet fight for its life against hordes of wolves.

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Iron Snout has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,262 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,873 positive reviews and 389 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Iron Snout on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2016
Franchise SnoutUp
Developer SnoutUp
Publisher SnoutUp
Steam App Id 424280

10. An Arcade Full of Cats

Journey through gaming history's time and space, while searching for adorable feline companions in 'An Arcade Full of Cats,' the ultimate pet'em up hidden object game.

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An Arcade Full of Cats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Arcade games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,285 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,223 positive reviews and 62 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 An Arcade Full of Cats on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/16/2023
Franchise Devcats
Developer Devcats
Publisher Devcats
Steam App Id 2368470

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). HoloCure - Save the Fans! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Rhythm Doctor on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Crab Champions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). One Finger Death Punch on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Balatro on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 17). Broforce on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 10). Iron Snout on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, February 28). An Arcade Full of Cats on Steam. Steam Store.

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