Best Cult Classic Games on Steam

Steam currently has 367 Cult Classic 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. Cult Classic game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Papa's Freezeria Deluxe

Return to Calypso Island to serve seasonal sundae treats in Papa's Freezeria Deluxe! Craft sundaes in the Freezeria for all your quirky customers while earning tips, points and Special Recipes. Switch gears and take a trip in the Food Truck to concoct your own chilly creations and see who shows up!

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Papa's Freezeria Deluxe holds the #1 spot for "best Cult Classic game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,321 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,262 positive reviews and 59 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Papa's Freezeria Deluxe on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 3/31/2023
Franchise Papa Louie Games
Developer Flipline Studios
Publisher Flipline Studios
Steam App Id 2291760

2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,456 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,745 positive reviews and 711 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 4/9/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 787480

3. Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

桜を見ながら西瓜を割り、紅葉を見ながら鍋をつつく こんな季節に誰がした! イレギュラーでシーズナルなシューティング幻想!

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Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons. has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,466 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,403 positive reviews and 63 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 Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons. on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/17/2017
Developer 上海アリス幻樂団
Publisher Mediascape Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 745880

4. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,329 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,102 positive reviews and 227 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.
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Steam App Id 3480

5. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the classic puzzle-solving mystery adventure directed by Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi, is back! This long-awaited HD remaster features upgraded visuals and sound and new gallery content.

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,104 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,019 positive reviews and 85 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 6/29/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 1967430

6. Psychonauts 2

Combining quirky missions and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a platform-adventure game with cinematic style and tons of customizable psychic powers.

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Psychonauts 2 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,880 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,520 positive reviews and 360 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Psychonauts 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 8/24/2021
Franchise Xbox Game Studios
Developer Double Fine Productions
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 607080

7. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition includes Morrowind plus all of the content from the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions. The original Mod Construction Set is not included in this package. An epic, open-ended single-player RPG, Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable.

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,123 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,006 positive reviews and 1,117 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. At the moment, it is possible to play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.74
Release Date 6/16/2009
Developer Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 22320

8. Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.

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Day of the Tentacle Remastered has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,177 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,046 positive reviews and 131 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. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 3/21/2016
Franchise Double Fine Productions
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Publisher Double Fine Productions
Steam App Id 388210

9. The Curse of Monkey Island

The only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?

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The Curse of Monkey Island has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,462 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,396 positive reviews and 66 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run The Curse of Monkey Island on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 3/22/2018
Franchise Monkey Island Franchise
Developer LucasArts
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Steam App Id 730820

10. Psychonauts

A Psychic Odyssey Through the Minds of Misfits, Monsters, and Madmen. This classic action/adventure platformer from acclaimed developers Double Fine Productions follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin.

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Psychonauts has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Cult Classic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,720 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,914 positive reviews and 806 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 Psychonauts on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/11/2006
Developer Double Fine Productions
Publisher Double Fine Productions
Steam App Id 3830

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