Best Competitive Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,313 Competitive 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. Competitive game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike holds the #1 spot for "best Competitive game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 237,068 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 231,038 positive reviews and 6,030 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 Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

2. Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology.

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Counter-Strike: Source has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 170,271 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163,954 positive reviews and 6,317 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 Counter-Strike: Source on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2004
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 240

3. Duck Game

Enter the futuristic year of 1984, an age where ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory. Blast your friends with Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxophones, Magnet Guns, and much, much more. This is DUCK GAME. Don't blink.

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Duck Game has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,322 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 36,043 positive reviews and 1,279 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 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 $12.99
Release Date 6/4/2015
Developer Landon Podbielski
Publisher Adult Swim Games
Steam App Id 312530

4. Left 4 Dead

From Valve (the creators of Counter-Strike, Half-Life and more) comes Left 4 Dead, a co-op action horror game for the PC and Xbox 360 that casts up to four players in an epic struggle for survival against swarming zombie hordes and terrifying mutant monsters.

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Left 4 Dead has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 55,608 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 53,566 positive reviews and 2,042 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Left 4 Dead on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/17/2008
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 500

5. Age of Empires II (Retired)

Age of Empires II has been re-imagined in high definition. With the release of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, this product will not be updated further.

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Age of Empires II (Retired) has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 99,523 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 95,301 positive reviews and 4,222 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 4/9/2013
Franchise Age of Empires Franchise
Developers
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 221380

6. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

The last days of man are at hand.. Two years after the Infinite War the once great warring nations now lie in ruins, and humanity’s hope for a brighter future is nothing but a bitter memory. A new, seemingly unstoppable enemy, supported by the zealots of The Order, now seeks to eradicate mankind: UEF, Aeon Loyalist, and Cybran alike.

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Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,632 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,233 positive reviews and 399 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 9/28/2011
Developer Gas Powered Games
Publisher Square Enix
Steam App Id 9420

7. Ultimate Chicken Horse

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.

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Ultimate Chicken Horse has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 41,645 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 39,894 positive reviews and 1,751 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 3/4/2016
Developer Clever Endeavour Games
Publisher Clever Endeavour Games
Steam App Id 386940

8. Quake

Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. With Quake (Enhanced), experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original.

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Quake has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,347 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,886 positive reviews and 461 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 Quake on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 8/3/2007
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Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 2310

9. Rivals of Aether

RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players either locally or online.

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Rivals of Aether has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 32,752 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 31,331 positive reviews and 1,421 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 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 $29.99
Release Date 3/28/2017
Developer Aether Studios
Publisher Aether Studios
Steam App Id 383980

10. Lethal League Blaze

Banging beats and mad style, Lethal League Blaze is the most intense ball game you can play online with up to 4 players.

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Lethal League Blaze has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Competitive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,069 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,882 positive reviews and 187 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 10/24/2018
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 553310

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96
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6/4/2015
95
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11/17/2008
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4/9/2013
94
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9/28/2011
94
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3/4/2016
94
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8/3/2007
94
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3/28/2017
94
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53
10/24/2018
94
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3/21/2022
93
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5/26/2015
93
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8/16/2018
93
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7/29/2014
92
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92
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239
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253
5/7/2019
92
$24.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Counter-Strike: Source on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Duck Game on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Left 4 Dead on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Age of Empires II (Retired) on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Ultimate Chicken Horse on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Quake on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 22). Rivals of Aether on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Lethal League Blaze on Steam. Steam Store.

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