Best Atmospheric Games on Steam

Steam currently has 17,322 Atmospheric 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. Atmospheric game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Atmospheric game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 256,534 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 252,391 positive reviews and 4,143 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

3. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,576 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,221 positive reviews and 2,355 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

4. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,284,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,254,360 positive reviews and 30,498 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

5. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 723,828 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 706,739 positive reviews and 17,089 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/12/2012
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 227300

6. Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Half-Life: Alyx has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,627 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,170 positive reviews and 1,457 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 3/23/2020
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 546560

7. Lethal Company

A co-op horror about scavenging at abandoned moons to sell scrap to the Company.

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 394,907 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,973 positive reviews and 9,934 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 Lethal Company on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2023
Developer Zeekerss
Publisher Zeekerss
Steam App Id 1966720

8. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 287,244 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,164 positive reviews and 7,080 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/4/2014
Developers
Publisher Nicalis, Inc.
Steam App Id 250900

9. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 191,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,309 positive reviews and 4,570 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

10. OneShot

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

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OneShot has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Atmospheric games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 44,345 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 43,586 positive reviews and 759 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run OneShot on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/9/2016
Developer Future Cat LLC
Publisher KOMODO
Steam App Id 420530

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