Best Education Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,883 Education 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. Education game rankings were last updated on 4/17/2024.

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1. Steam Engine Simulator

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Steam Engine Simulator holds the #1 spot for "best Education game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,553 positive reviews and 69 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 6/7/2023
Developer Ektorom Software Inc.
Publisher Ektorom Software Inc.
Steam App Id 2381620

2. Zup! S

Minimal physical puzzle with explosions

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Zup! S has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,709 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,328 positive reviews and 381 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 11/15/2018
Developer Quiet River
Publisher Quiet River
Steam App Id 617670

3. WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Live the life of a wild wolf in a realistic ecological simulation set in Yellowstone National Park.

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WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,795 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,608 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 both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/26/2019
Developer eduweb
Publisher eduweb
Steam App Id 926990

4. Universe Sandbox

Create & destroy on an unimaginable scale with a realistic physics-based space simulator. Explore the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Use science to bend the laws of gravity, collide planets, boil away oceans, fire epic space lasers, and customize your universe. VR optional.

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Universe Sandbox has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,733 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,848 positive reviews and 885 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Universe Sandbox on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 8/24/2015
Developer Giant Army
Publisher Giant Army
Steam App Id 230290

5. Car Mechanic Simulator 2021

Work your way to a service empire. Get your hands dirty in a highly realistic simulation game that pays major attention to details. Pay a visit to a new Auction house and buy cars in various conditions. Expand your range of services by investing in a new work space and equipment.

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Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,213 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,225 positive reviews and 988 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 8/11/2021
Developer Red Dot Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 1190000

6. Kerbal Space Program

In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics.

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Kerbal Space Program has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 120,848 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 114,795 positive reviews and 6,053 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Kerbal Space Program on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 4/27/2015
Franchise Private Division
Developer Squad
Publisher Private Division
Steam App Id 220200

7. Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™

Valiant Hearts : The Great War is the story of 4 crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. Dive into a 2D animated comic book adventure, mixing exploration, action and puzzles. Lost in the middle of the trenches, play as each of the 4 strangers, relive the War and help a young German soldier find his love.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™ has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,520 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,438 positive reviews and 1,082 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 Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 6/25/2014
Developer Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher Ubisoft
Steam App Id 260230

8. Incredibox

Incredibox is a music game that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.

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Incredibox has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,531 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,433 positive reviews and 98 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 4/30/2021
Developer So Far So Good
Publisher So Far So Good
Steam App Id 1545450

9. Zup! Z

Minimal physical puzzle with explosions

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Zup! Z has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,070 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,947 positive reviews and 123 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 12/21/2020
Developer Quiet River
Publisher Quiet River
Steam App Id 1218900

10. SpaceEngine

The world's first science-based photorealistic interactive 3D planetarium that models the entire Universe, using procedural generation for uncharted areas.

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SpaceEngine has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Education games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,245 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,821 positive reviews and 424 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 not possible to play or run SpaceEngine on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 6/11/2019
Developer Cosmographic Software
Publisher Cosmographic Software
Steam App Id 314650

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Zup! S on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Universe Sandbox on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Kerbal Space Program on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Valiant Hearts: The Great War™ / Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre™ on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 25). Incredibox on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Zup! Z on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). SpaceEngine on Steam. Steam Store.

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