Best Controller Games on Steam

Steam currently has 7,387 Controller 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. Controller game rankings were last updated on 5/21/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Controller game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. 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

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Controller 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

3. Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam

Find and discover 100 cute cats hidden around a festive holiday village in this FREE hand-drawn hidden object game. Can you find them all?

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Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,820 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,784 positive reviews and 36 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/1/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2608050

4. Cats Hidden in Paris

Find 100 cats hiding in Paris, France in this cute hand-drawn hidden object game

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Cats Hidden in Paris has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,255 positive reviews and 146 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 7/17/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2313250

5. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,365 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,358 positive reviews and 10,007 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 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Controller 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

7. Brotato

Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

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Brotato has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,103 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,053 positive reviews and 2,050 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 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 $3.74
Release Date 6/23/2023
Franchise Blobfish Games
Developer Blobfish
Publisher Blobfish
Steam App Id 1942280

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,189 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 56,332 positive reviews and 1,857 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 7/7/2016
Developer Playdead
Publisher Playdead
Steam App Id 304430

9. The Expendabros

The Expendabros have assembled and set their sights on the forces of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks in the forests of Eastern Europe. Battle in a flurry of bullets and non-stop action through ten full-throttle missions set amongst the picturesque tree tops and the absurdly dangerous lumber mills teeming with enemy soldiers,...

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The Expendabros has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,030 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,531 positive reviews and 499 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 8/5/2014
Franchise Free Lives
Developer Free Lives
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 312990

10. Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

Experience what it’s like to be Batman and face off against Gotham's greatest villians. Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Controller games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 62,785 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 60,465 positive reviews and 2,320 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 Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/26/2010
Developer Rocksteady Studios
Publishers
Steam App Id 35140

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Cats Hidden in Paris on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 24). Hollow Knight on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). INSIDE on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). The Expendabros on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition on Steam. Steam Store.

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