Best Bullet Hell Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,506 Bullet Hell 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. Bullet Hell game rankings were last updated on 5/21/2024.

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1. Vampire Survivors

Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.

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Vampire Survivors holds the #1 spot for "best Bullet Hell game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 229,867 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 226,535 positive reviews and 3,332 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 Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/20/2022
Developer poncle
Publisher poncle
Steam App Id 1794680

2. HoloCure - Save the Fans!

Play as your favorite Vtubers from Hololive! Fight, explore, and clear your way through armies of fans and save them from their mind-control in this unofficial free fan-game.

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HoloCure - Save the Fans! has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,350 positive reviews and 211 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 not possible to play or run HoloCure - Save the Fans! on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/17/2023
Developer KayAnimate
Publisher KayAnimate
Steam App Id 2420510

3. Crab Champions

Claw your way across exotic islands combining fluid movement with fast paced combat to become a Crab Champion in this third person shooter with roguelike elements.

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Crab Champions has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,141 positive reviews and 420 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 4/1/2023
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Steam App Id 774801

4. 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 #4 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,103 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,053 positive reviews and 2,050 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

5. Undertale

UNDERTALE! The RPG game where you don't have to destroy anyone.

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Undertale has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 225,240 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 217,703 positive reviews and 7,537 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 possible to play Undertale on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/15/2015
Developer tobyfox
Publisher tobyfox
Steam App Id 391540

6. Risk of Rain 2

Escape a chaotic alien planet by fighting through hordes of frenzied monsters – with your friends, or on your own. Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing.

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Risk of Rain 2 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 271,923 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 261,853 positive reviews and 10,070 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 8/11/2020
Franchise Risk of Rain Franchise
Developer Hopoo Games
Publisher Gearbox Publishing
Steam App Id 632360

7. Just Shapes & Beats

"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

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Just Shapes & Beats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,422 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,963 positive reviews and 459 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 5/31/2018
Developer Berzerk Studio
Publisher Berzerk Studio
Steam App Id 531510

8. Cuphead

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

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Cuphead has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 159,968 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,192 positive reviews and 5,776 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 9/29/2017
Developer Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Publisher Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Steam App Id 268910

9. Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

桜を見ながら西瓜を割り、紅葉を見ながら鍋をつつく こんな季節に誰がした! イレギュラーでシーズナルなシューティング幻想!

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Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons. has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,468 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,405 positive reviews and 63 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons. on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/17/2017
Developer 上海アリス幻樂団
Publisher Mediascape Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 745880

10. Arrow a Row

Arrow a row is a game in which you shoot arrows (of course) in a row! or maybe two rows! (maybe three?) Choose your power-ups and defeat the Boss.

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Arrow a Row has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Bullet Hell games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,143 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,735 positive reviews and 408 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 8/20/2023
Developer Lonerangerix
Publisher Lonerangerix
Steam App Id 2495980

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). HoloCure - Save the Fans! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Crab Champions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Undertale on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Risk of Rain 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Just Shapes & Beats on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Cuphead on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons. on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Arrow a Row on Steam. Steam Store.

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