Best Cinematic Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,286 Cinematic 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. Cinematic game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 holds the #1 spot for "best Cinematic game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 137,095 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,743 positive reviews and 3,352 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/23/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,047 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,320 positive reviews and 727 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 The Wolf Among Us on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 10/11/2013
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 250320

3. Pineapple on pizza

Can a video game convey a flavor?

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Pineapple on pizza has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,902 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,456 positive reviews and 446 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 3/28/2023
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 2263010

4. INSIDE

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.

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INSIDE has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,461 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 56,594 positive reviews and 1,867 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 7/7/2016
Developer Playdead
Publisher Playdead
Steam App Id 304430

5. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

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Tomb Raider has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 232,894 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 223,887 positive reviews and 9,007 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.

6. LIZARDS MUST DIE

The great exploits of the Ancient Rus in the war with the lizards. Immerse yourself in the world of Hyperborea and defeat hordes of Lizards and other unholy who encroached on holy places Ancestors. Choose a blessed hero and go save the world from the green plague.

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LIZARDS MUST DIE has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,210 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,506 positive reviews and 704 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play LIZARDS MUST DIE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 9/27/2023
Franchise Agafonoff Official Group
Developers
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Steam App Id 2532550

7. SIGNALIS

A classic survival horror experience set in a dystopian future where humanity has uncovered a dark secret. Unravel a cosmic mystery, escape terrifying creatures, and scavenge an off-world government facility as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost dreams.

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SIGNALIS has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,628 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,072 positive reviews and 556 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 10/27/2022
Franchise Humble Games
Developer rose-engine
Publishers
Steam App Id 1262350

8. Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition

Get Batman: Arkham City and all DLC for one low price with the release of the GOTY Edition!

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Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 61,093 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 58,677 positive reviews and 2,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Developer Rocksteady Studios
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Steam App Id 200260

9. The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad.

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The Walking Dead: Season Two has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,609 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,533 positive reviews and 1,076 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. At the moment, it is possible to play The Walking Dead: Season Two on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/17/2013
Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Skybound Games
Steam App Id 261030

10. Your Only Move Is HUSTLE

Master your technique, execute flashy combos, and outsmart opponents across the world, frame-by-frame. Slow down the clock to fine-tune your fighting style in this innovative, turn-based combat simulator. Pulverize your friends and choreograph spectacular fight scenes. No training mode required.

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Your Only Move Is HUSTLE has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Cinematic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,531 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,756 positive reviews and 775 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 Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Your Only Move Is HUSTLE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/2/2023
Developer Ivy Sly
Publisher Ivy Sly
Steam App Id 2212330

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). INSIDE on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). LIZARDS MUST DIE on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). SIGNALIS on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Your Only Move Is HUSTLE on Steam. Steam Store.

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