Best Choices Matter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,421 Choices Matter 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. Choices Matter game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. The Henry Stickmin Collection

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

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The Henry Stickmin Collection holds the #1 spot for "best Choices Matter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. 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

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Choices Matter 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

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Choices Matter 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

4. ATRI -My Dear Moments-

"As the world sank, I found you." In the near future, a sudden and unexplained sea rise has left much of human civilization underwater. In a little town slowly being enveloped by the ocean, an unforgettable summer is about to begin for a boy and a mysterious robot girl...

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ATRI -My Dear Moments- has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,634 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,447 positive reviews and 187 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $20.99 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 $20.99
Release Date 6/18/2020
Franchise ANIPLEX.EXE
Developers
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Steam App Id 1230140

5. The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

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The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 763,844 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 740,024 positive reviews and 23,820 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/18/2015
Franchise CD PROJEKT RED
Developer CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher CD PROJEKT RED
Steam App Id 292030

6. Our Life: Beginnings & Always

A twenty-dollar bill, four summers, fifteen years, and a one of a kind life. Create an experience that’s all your own in this near-fully customizable visual novel where you grow from childhood to adulthood with the lonely boy next door.

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Our Life: Beginnings & Always has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,016 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,896 positive reviews and 120 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Our Life: Beginnings & Always on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/16/2020
Franchise GB Patch Games
Developer GB Patch Games
Publisher GB Patch Games
Steam App Id 1129190

7. Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.

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Baldur's Gate 3 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 609,243 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 589,632 positive reviews and 19,611 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $50.99 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 $50.99
Release Date 8/3/2023
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Steam App Id 1086940

8. The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos

The Kingdom of Myrtana is in a dramatic situation. After the major defeat of the royal fleet in the waters of the Eastern Archipelago, the once thriving city of Archolos stood on the brink of crisis. Meanwhile, a young foreigner goes to the island in search of a new, better life.

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The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,176 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,981 positive reviews and 195 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 possible to play The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 12/10/2021
Developer The Chronicles Of Myrtana Team
Publisher The Chronicles Of Myrtana Team
Steam App Id 1467450

9. Volcano Princess

Prepare the next monarch by finding her hobbies, training her for battle, and befriending the citizens she'll one day protect. Dive into an all-new parenting-simulator-RPG adventure, where every decision you make will not only affect the future of your daughter but that of an entire empire!

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Volcano Princess has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 32,515 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 31,807 positive reviews and 708 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $10.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Volcano Princess on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $10.99
Release Date 4/21/2023
Franchise Gamera Games
Developers
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1669980

10. The Wolf Among Us

From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books. As Bigby Wolf you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

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The Wolf Among Us has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Choices Matter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,018 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,291 positive reviews and 727 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 The Wolf Among Us on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 10/11/2013
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 250320

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Volcano Princess on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). The Wolf Among Us on Steam. Steam Store.

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