Best Beautiful Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 942 Beautiful games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. 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. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Linux Beautiful game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. 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

2. Trine Enchanted Edition

Three Heroes make their way through dangers untold in a fairytale world of great castles and strange machinery, featuring physics-based puzzles, beautiful sights and online co-op.

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Trine Enchanted Edition has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,734 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,121 positive reviews and 613 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Trine Enchanted Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 7/2/2009
Franchise Frozenbyte
Developer Frozenbyte
Publisher Frozenbyte
Steam App Id 35700

3. Trine 2: Complete Story

Three Heroes make their way through dangers untold in a fairytale world, featuring physics-based puzzles, beautiful sights and online co-op.

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Trine 2: Complete Story has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,278 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,322 positive reviews and 956 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Trine 2: Complete Story on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 6/6/2013
Franchise Frozenbyte
Developer Frozenbyte
Publisher Frozenbyte
Steam App Id 35720

4. Dust: An Elysian Tail

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,297 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,450 positive reviews and 847 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 5/25/2013
Developer Humble Hearts LLC
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 236090

5. BioShock Infinite

Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.

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BioShock Infinite has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,367 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 127,975 positive reviews and 8,392 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 3/26/2013
Franchise BioShock Franchise
Developers
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 8870

6. Free to Play

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.

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Free to Play has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,010 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,463 positive reviews and 547 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 3/19/2014
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 245550

7. Transistor

Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.

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Transistor has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 30,005 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,263 positive reviews and 1,742 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 5/20/2014
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 237930

8. Descenders

Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender?

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Descenders has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,300 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,363 positive reviews and 937 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 5/7/2019
Developer RageSquid
Publisher No More Robots
Steam App Id 681280

9. The Procession to Calvary

Pilfer from pirates, conspire with cardinals and perform miracles with an incompetent magician. The Procession to Calvary is a Pythonesque adventure game made from Renaissance paintings, and a spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Four Last Things.

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The Procession to Calvary has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 939 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 919 positive reviews and 20 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 4/9/2020
Franchise SUPERHOT & Co.
Developer Joe Richardson
Publishers
Steam App Id 1071130

10. Mosaique Neko Waifus 2

Hentai puzzle, micro visual novel, with a sprinkle of RPG. Flirt with all the Neko girls!

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Mosaique Neko Waifus 2 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux Beautiful games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,730 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,601 positive reviews and 129 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mosaique Neko Waifus 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 6/5/2020
Franchise Lil Hentai Games
Developer Lil Hentai Games
Publisher Lil Hentai Games
Steam App Id 1299120

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Trine Enchanted Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Trine 2: Complete Story on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Dust: An Elysian Tail on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). BioShock Infinite on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Free to Play on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Transistor on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Descenders on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 27). The Procession to Calvary on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Mosaique Neko Waifus 2 on Steam. Steam Store.

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