Best Cold War Games on Steam

Steam currently has 351 Cold War 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. Cold War game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Peggle Deluxe

Take your best shot with energizing arcade fun! Aim, shoot, clear the orange pegs, then sit back and cheer as 10 whimsical teachers guide you to Peggle greatness.

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Peggle Deluxe holds the #1 spot for "best Cold War game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,254 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,028 positive reviews and 226 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Peggle Deluxe on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 3/6/2007
Developer PopCap Games, Inc.
Publishers
Steam App Id 3480

2. Sakuya Izayoi Gives You Advice And Dabs

Feel relaxed into this mental vacation as Sakuya Izayoi from the Touhou Project guides you through your troubles by offering helpful advice and strategies to help you feel at ease.

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Sakuya Izayoi Gives You Advice And Dabs has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,121 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,076 positive reviews and 45 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 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 $0.99
Release Date 2/10/2020
Developer Sigyaad Team
Publisher Sigyaad Team
Steam App Id 1232180

3. Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside

There's no reason to be afraid of the dark. Fed up with his fear of the dark, Sam transforms himself into Pajama Sam - world's youngest superhero and resolves to confront Darkness! With help from King the mine car, Otto the boat, and a host of fascinating characters.

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Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,151 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,122 positive reviews and 29 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 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 $6.99
Release Date 4/17/2014
Developer Humongous Entertainment
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Steam App Id 283960

4. I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar

Become an elite super spy ready for espionage, explosives, and gadgets galore. This popular escape-the-room VR franchise is back with more ingenious puzzles, cunning villains, and dangerous locales.

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I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,147 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,103 positive reviews and 44 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. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/24/2021
Franchise I Expect You To Die
Developer Schell Games
Publisher Schell Games
Steam App Id 1499120

5. Sprocket

Carefully balance mobility, firepower and armour in a dedicated tank designer. Then uncarefully put them to the test in a series of combat scenarios progressing through the ages of the tank. Here, your limit is what you can fit inside your hull and turret while still being able to move forwards.

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Sprocket has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,863 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,275 positive reviews and 588 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Sprocket on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/26/2021
Developer Hamish Dunn
Publisher Hamish Dunn
Steam App Id 1674170

6. Disney•Pixar WALL-E

Based on the 2008 computer animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, the video game version of WALL-E involves playing as the lonely robot as he navigates a trash-tainted world and begins an unlikely trek across the cosmos.

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Disney•Pixar WALL-E has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 994 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 957 positive reviews and 37 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. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Disney•Pixar WALL-E on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/24/2015
Developer Asobo Studio
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Steam App Id 331750

7. I Expect You To Die

Test your problem-solving skills in this virtual reality escape-the-room puzzle game. Play as a secret agent armed with telekinetic abilities on a mission to stop Zoraxis, an evil corporation with plans for world domination.

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I Expect You To Die has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,540 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,403 positive reviews and 137 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run I Expect You To Die on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 4/25/2017
Franchise I Expect You To Die
Developer Schell Games
Publisher Schell Games
Steam App Id 587430

8. Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic

Build a soviet republic from an impoverished country into a rich industrial superpower in a city builder with intricate production chains and a fully simulated global economy. Manage the lives of your citizens from education to work and party loyalty to criminal activity.

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Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,521 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,355 positive reviews and 1,166 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 3/15/2019
Franchise Hooded Horse
Developer 3Division
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Steam App Id 784150

9. Jazzpunk: Director's Cut

Jazzpunk is a comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis. Gameplay is inspired by spoof comedy films and cartoons of yesteryear, with a focus on weird gadgets, exotic locales, and open-world style exploration.

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Jazzpunk: Director's Cut has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,160 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,669 positive reviews and 491 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 2/7/2014
Developer Necrophone Games
Publisher Necrophone Games
Steam App Id 250260

10. Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters is an intense third-person action game set in an alternate history New York during the invasion of a foreign superpower. Take on the role of Chris Stone, a hard-working plumber, and rise through the ranks of the resistance to prove yourself as a charismatic leader.

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Freedom Fighters has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Cold War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,693 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,605 positive reviews and 88 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Freedom Fighters on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/21/2020
Franchise IO Interactive A/S
Developer IO Interactive A/S
Publisher IO Interactive A/S
Steam App Id 1347780

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