Best Arena Shooter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,013 Arena Shooter 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. Arena Shooter game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. ULTRAKILL

ULTRAKILL is a fast-paced ultraviolent retro FPS combining the skill-based style scoring from character action games with unadulterated carnage inspired by the best shooters of the '90s. Rip apart your foes with varied destructive weapons and shower in their blood to regain your health.

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ULTRAKILL holds the #1 spot for "best Arena Shooter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 113,707 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 111,341 positive reviews and 2,366 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 9/3/2020
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer Arsi "Hakita" Patala
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 1229490

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,360 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,294 positive reviews and 2,066 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

3. DUSK

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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DUSK has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,715 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,157 positive reviews and 558 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 12/10/2018
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer David Szymanski
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 519860

4. MADNESS: Project Nexus

MADNESS: Project Nexus is a third-person Run n' Gun / Beat'Em Up filled with arcade-style action and button-mashing brutality. Gun your way through droves of bad guys in the Story Campaign, or build your perfect killing machine in the neverending onslaught of Arena Mode.

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MADNESS: Project Nexus has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,937 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,543 positive reviews and 394 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/29/2021
Developer GIBBING TREE, LLC
Publisher GIBBING TREE, LLC
Steam App Id 488860

5. Halls of Torment

Slay hordes of terrifying monsters in this horde survival roguelite. Descend into the Halls of Torment where the lords of the underworld await you. Treasures, magic trinkets, and a growing cast of heroes will grant you the power to vanquish the horrors from beyond. How long can you survive?

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Halls of Torment has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 20,949 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,187 positive reviews and 762 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 Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 5/24/2023
Developer Chasing Carrots
Publisher Chasing Carrots
Steam App Id 2218750

6. Quake

Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. With Quake (Enhanced), experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original.

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Quake has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,347 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,886 positive reviews and 461 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 Quake on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/3/2007
Developers
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 2310

7. Nova Drift

Nova Drift distills the mechanical depth and strategy of an ARPG into classic arcade space combat. Control an endlessly evolving bio-mechanical ship, face legions of strange and deadly foes, and ride the wake of a dying star across the void.

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Nova Drift has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,342 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,906 positive reviews and 436 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $17.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Nova Drift on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $17.99
Release Date 3/27/2019
Franchise Pixeljam
Developer Chimeric
Publisher Pixeljam
Steam App Id 858210

8. Disfigure

Disfigure is a top-down shooter rogue-like in which you fight countless grotesque creatures shrouded in darkness. Choose from a variety of weapons and over a hundred upgrades to create unique builds each run and survive.

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Disfigure has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,175 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,087 positive reviews and 88 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 possible to play Disfigure on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 7/26/2023
Developer Cold Brew Entertainment
Publisher Cold Brew Entertainment
Steam App Id 2083160

9. Picayune Dreams

Picayune Dreams is a roguelike blend of bullet heaven horde survival, and bullet hell gameplay. Adrift across the endless void, you must fend off thousands of nightmarish and otherwordly creatures. Uncover a mysterious and surreal story. And don't forget. You mu [TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTED...]

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Picayune Dreams has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,373 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,353 positive reviews and 20 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Picayune Dreams on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 12/4/2023
Franchise 2 Left Thumbs
Developers
Publisher 2 Left Thumbs
Steam App Id 2088840

10. ARMORED HEAD

ARMORED HEAD is a miniature shooter, where all the action takes place in one arena. The main character is a gladiator who fights against his opponents in pursuit of the grand prize.

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ARMORED HEAD has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Arena Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,082 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,069 positive reviews and 13 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 7/31/2020
Franchise Egor Rezenov
Developer Egor Rezenov
Publisher Egor Rezenov
Steam App Id 805590

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). DUSK on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Halls of Torment on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Nova Drift on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Disfigure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Picayune Dreams on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). ARMORED HEAD on Steam. Steam Store.

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