Best Casual Games on Steam

Steam currently has 54,178 Casual 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. Casual game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground holds the #1 spot for "best Casual game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243,890 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240,611 positive reviews and 3,279 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 People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

2. Stardew Valley

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

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Stardew Valley has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 707,234 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 695,010 positive reviews and 12,224 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 2/26/2016
Developer ConcernedApe
Publisher ConcernedApe
Steam App Id 413150

3. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Casual games. 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

4. 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 #4 spot for the best Casual 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

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 Casual 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. The Henry Stickmin Collection

A choose-your-own-path where failing is more fun than succeeding.

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The Henry Stickmin Collection has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 44,023 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 43,423 positive reviews and 600 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 8/7/2020
Franchise Innersloth
Developer PuffballsUnited
Publisher Innersloth
Steam App Id 1089980

7. Senren*Banka

Senren*Banka is a Japanese-style visual novel produced by Yuzusoft, a Japanese developer of romance VNs. This game commemorated Yuzusoft's 10th anniversary. It won numerous awards on the year of its release in Japan for its art, music, and characters.

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Senren*Banka has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 22,046 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,840 positive reviews and 206 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Senren*Banka on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 2/14/2020
Franchise 株式会社HIKARI FIELD
Developer Yuzusoft
Publishers
Steam App Id 1144400

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,167 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,047 positive reviews and 120 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

9. Slay the Spire

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!

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Slay the Spire has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 155,723 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 152,382 positive reviews and 3,341 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.49 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 $8.49
Release Date 1/23/2019
Developers
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Steam App Id 646570

10. Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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Slime Rancher has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Casual games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 119,844 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 117,348 positive reviews and 2,496 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 Slime Rancher on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2017
Franchise Monomi Park
Developer Monomi Park
Publisher Monomi Park
Steam App Id 433340

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Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Stardew Valley on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Vampire Survivors on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). HoloCure - Save the Fans! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). The Henry Stickmin Collection on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Senren*Banka on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). A Short Hike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Slay the Spire on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 4). Slime Rancher on Steam. Steam Store.

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