Best Beautiful Games on Steam

Steam currently has 942 Beautiful 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. Beautiful game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Beautiful game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,674 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,215 positive reviews and 1,459 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

2. A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.

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A Short Hike has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,203 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,081 positive reviews and 122 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 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 $7.99
Release Date 7/30/2019
Developer adamgryu
Publisher adamgryu
Steam App Id 1055540

3. Stray

Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find their way home.

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Stray has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 138,802 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 135,047 positive reviews and 3,755 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.79 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 $19.79
Release Date 7/19/2022
Franchise Annapurna Interactive
Developer BlueTwelve Studio
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 1332010

4. The Room

A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.

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The Room has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,670 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,093 positive reviews and 577 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 7/28/2014
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 288160

5. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Play the critically acclaimed masterpiece. Embark on a new journey in a vast, exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s destiny.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,839 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,545 positive reviews and 4,294 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/10/2020
Franchise Ori Franchise
Developer Moon Studios GmbH
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 1057090

6. Gorogoa

Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts. Winner of Debut Game at the 2018 BAFTA Games Awards, as well as Best Mobile Game and the Innovation Award at the GDC 2018 Choice Awards.

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Gorogoa has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,155 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,773 positive reviews and 382 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.49 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 $4.49
Release Date 12/14/2017
Developer Buried Signal
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 557600

7. GRIS

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

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GRIS has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 70,888 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,441 positive reviews and 2,447 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 12/13/2018
Developer Nomada Studio
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 683320

8. Zup! S

Minimal physical puzzle with explosions

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Zup! S has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,716 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,334 positive reviews and 382 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 11/15/2018
Developer Quiet River
Publisher Quiet River
Steam App Id 617670

9. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

In Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, the worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. Play as an experienced Peter Parker, fighting big crime and iconic villains in Marvel’s New York. Web-swing through vibrant neighborhoods and defeat villains with epic takedowns.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 93,983 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 90,071 positive reviews and 3,912 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 8/12/2022
Franchise PlayStation Studios™
Developers
Publisher PlayStation PC LLC
Steam App Id 1817070

10. Outer Wilds

Named Game of the Year 2019 by Giant Bomb, Polygon, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.

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Outer Wilds has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,650 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 62,774 positive reviews and 2,876 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 6/18/2020
Developer Mobius Digital
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 753640

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7/19/2022
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12/14/2017
95
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112
12/13/2018
95
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13
11/15/2018
95
$1.99
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8/12/2022
94
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6/18/2020
94
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12/12/2019
94
$7.79
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235
4/27/2016
94
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360
7/20/2021
94
$9.99
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6/18/2020
94
$39.99
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Glass Masquerade steam charts
17
11/18/2016
94
$4.99
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Flowers -Le volume sur ete- steam charts
3
7/26/2018
93
$19.99
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10/16/2015
93
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Trine Enchanted Edition steam charts
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7/2/2009
93
$14.99
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Trine 2: Complete Story steam charts
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6/6/2013
93
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93
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). A Short Hike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Stray on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). The Room on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Gorogoa on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). GRIS on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Zup! S on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Outer Wilds on Steam. Steam Store.

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