Best Dark Fantasy Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,254 Dark Fantasy 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. Dark Fantasy 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 Dark Fantasy 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. 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 #2 spot for the best Dark Fantasy 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

3. The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

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The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 763,844 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 740,024 positive reviews and 23,820 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/18/2015
Franchise CD PROJEKT RED
Developer CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher CD PROJEKT RED
Steam App Id 292030

4. 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 #4 spot for the best Dark Fantasy 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

5. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat. Regular free content updates!

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Dead Cells has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 151,445 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 147,180 positive reviews and 4,265 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 8/6/2018
Developer Motion Twin
Publisher Motion Twin
Steam App Id 588650

6. Sheepy: A Short Adventure

A Short Handcrafted Pixel Art Platformer that follows Sheepy, an abandoned plushy brought to life. Sheepy: A Short Adventure is the first short game from MrSuicideSheep.

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Sheepy: A Short Adventure has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,910 positive reviews and 92 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sheepy: A Short Adventure on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/6/2024
Franchise MrSuicideSheep
Developer MrSuicideSheep
Publisher MrSuicideSheep
Steam App Id 1568400

7. Grimm

The true meaning of the word fear... Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more!

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Grimm has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 30,211 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,300 positive reviews and 911 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 Grimm on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/6/2014
Developer Spicyhorse Games
Publisher Spicyhorse Games
Steam App Id 252150

8. A Date with Death

Fight against & romance the one hunting for your soul in A Date with Death, a romance chat simulator where you date(?) the Grim Reaper himself. Create your own character, decorate your apartment, and chat away with the charming yet dangerous Grim Reaper through text and video calls.

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A Date with Death has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,520 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,436 positive reviews and 84 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. At the moment, it is possible to play A Date with Death on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 12/7/2023
Franchise Two and a Half Studios
Developer Two and a Half Studios
Publisher Two and a Half Studios
Steam App Id 2415010

9. Ib

A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery.

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Ib has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,525 positive reviews and 35 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 4/11/2022
Developer kouri
Publisher PLAYISM
Steam App Id 1901370

10. Fran Bow

Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny.

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Fran Bow has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Dark Fantasy games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,122 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,663 positive reviews and 459 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 8/27/2015
Developer Killmonday Games AB
Publisher Killmonday Games AB
Steam App Id 362680

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