Best Asynchronous Multiplayer Games on Steam

Steam currently has 433 Asynchronous Multiplayer 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. Asynchronous Multiplayer game rankings were last updated on 4/18/2024.

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1. Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room. Trade stickers and listen to chill music. We're all in this together. Sometimes all you need are a few kind words.

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Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) holds the #1 spot for "best Asynchronous Multiplayer game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,723 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,574 positive reviews and 149 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/12/2019
Developer Popcannibal
Publisher Popcannibal
Steam App Id 1070710

2. The Past Within

The Past Within is the new co-op experience from Rusty Lake! Play together with someone you deem trustworthy: one in The Past, the other in The Future. Observe and communicate what you see around you. Solve the puzzles and uncover Albert Vanderboom’s plan.

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The Past Within has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,539 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,832 positive reviews and 707 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 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 $5.99
Release Date 11/2/2022
Franchise Rusty Lake
Developer Rusty Lake
Publisher Rusty Lake
Steam App Id 1515210

3. Turmoil

Drill for oil like it's 1899! Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America.

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Turmoil has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,129 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,203 positive reviews and 926 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Turmoil on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 6/2/2016
Developer Gamious
Publisher Gamious
Steam App Id 361280

4. Dominions 5 - Warriors of the Faith

In Dominions 5 you take control of a powerful being that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages to huge titans or large monuments. Dominions is a deep 4x turn based strategy game with a very large variety of spells and units.

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Dominions 5 - Warriors of the Faith has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,113 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,997 positive reviews and 116 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Dominions 5 - Warriors of the Faith on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 11/27/2017
Developer Illwinter Game Design
Publisher Illwinter Game Design
Steam App Id 722060

5. We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip

Partner up with your friend online and test your friendship by solving puzzles together in an abandoned amusement park. Work together to overcome brain-teasing challenges in this standalone We Were Here experience.

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We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,475 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,901 positive reviews and 1,574 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 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 $3.99
Release Date 9/14/2023
Franchise Total Mayhem Games
Developer Total Mayhem Games
Publisher Total Mayhem Games
Steam App Id 2296990

6. D&D Lords of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep is an award winning strategy board game, set in the Dungeons & Dragons world of Waterdeep. Play as one of the masked Lords of the City of Splendor. Intrigue abounds as you recruit adventurers, via your agents, to quest on your behalf and spread your influence.

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D&D Lords of Waterdeep has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,473 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,383 positive reviews and 90 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 9/1/2017
Developer Playdek, Inc.
Publisher Playdek, Inc.
Steam App Id 644390

7. Magic Rampage

Exciting platformer that combines the RPG genre with fast-paced action gameplay.

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Magic Rampage has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,163 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,096 positive reviews and 67 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 5/24/2022
Developer Asantee Games
Publisher DK Game Dev LTDA
Steam App Id 704920

8. Super Auto Pets

Build the strongest team of pets and tussle with your friends!

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Super Auto Pets has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 31,498 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,547 positive reviews and 2,951 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Super Auto Pets on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/24/2021
Developer Team Wood Games
Publisher Team Wood Games
Steam App Id 1714040

9. Different Strokes

A collaborative online painting game where players can create, edit, and rate each other's art!

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Different Strokes has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,293 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,209 positive reviews and 84 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 11/9/2022
Developer Different Folks
Publisher Different Folks
Steam App Id 2102020

10. Sewer Rave

Exactly what it says on the tin. Sewer Rave is a game about exploring a rat infested Rave in a Sewer. There are creatures to talk to, items to collect, fights to get into, and jams to listen to. Explore, discover secrets, and writhe.

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Sewer Rave has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Asynchronous Multiplayer games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 185 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 182 positive reviews and 3 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/10/2021
Developer Autumn Rain
Publisher Autumn Rain
Steam App Id 1826860

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Turmoil on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Dominions 5 - Warriors of the Faith on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). D&D Lords of Waterdeep on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Magic Rampage on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Super Auto Pets on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Different Strokes on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 2). Sewer Rave on Steam. Steam Store.

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