Best Dark Games on Steam

Steam currently has 5,704 Dark 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 game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth holds the #1 spot for "best Dark game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 287,244 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,164 positive reviews and 7,080 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 11/4/2014
Developers
Publisher Nicalis, Inc.
Steam App Id 250900

2. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

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 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. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

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Deep Rock Galactic has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 288,460 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,219 positive reviews and 8,241 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 Deep Rock Galactic on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/13/2020
Franchise Coffee Stain
Developer Ghost Ship Games
Publisher Coffee Stain Publishing
Steam App Id 548430

5. Dishonored

Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal.

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Dishonored has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 78,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 76,552 positive reviews and 1,849 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 10/11/2012
Franchise Arkane Studios
Developer Arkane Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 205100

6. The Wolf Among Us

From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books. As Bigby Wolf you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

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The Wolf Among Us has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,018 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,291 positive reviews and 727 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Wolf Among Us on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 10/11/2013
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 250320

7. Resident Evil 2

A deadly virus engulfs the residents of Raccoon City in September of 1998, plunging the city into chaos as flesh eating zombies roam the streets for survivors. An unparalleled adrenaline rush, gripping storyline, and unimaginable horrors await you. Witness the return of Resident Evil 2.

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Resident Evil 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 154,470 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 149,731 positive reviews and 4,739 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 1/25/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 883710

8. The Room

A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.

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The Room has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,639 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,063 positive reviews and 576 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 7/28/2014
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 288160

9. Inscryption

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

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Inscryption has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 111,884 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 108,497 positive reviews and 3,387 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 Inscryption on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/19/2021
Franchise Daniel Mullins Games
Developer Daniel Mullins Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 1092790

10. Undertale

UNDERTALE! The RPG game where you don't have to destroy anyone.

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Undertale has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Dark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 225,240 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 217,703 positive reviews and 7,537 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 Undertale on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/15/2015
Developer tobyfox
Publisher tobyfox
Steam App Id 391540

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Deep Rock Galactic on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Dishonored on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). The Wolf Among Us on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Resident Evil 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). The Room on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 10). Inscryption on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Undertale on Steam. Steam Store.

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