Best Emotional Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,239 Emotional games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. 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. Emotional game rankings were last updated on 5/26/2024.

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1. Pineapple on pizza

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Pineapple on pizza holds the #1 spot for "best Linux Emotional game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,916 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,470 positive reviews and 446 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 3/28/2023
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 2263010

2. Finding Paradise

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to fulfill his last wish.

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Finding Paradise has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,074 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,713 positive reviews and 361 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 Finding Paradise on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/14/2017
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 337340

3. Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room. Trade stickers and listen to chill music. We're all in this together. Sometimes all you need are a few kind words.

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Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,723 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,574 positive reviews and 149 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/12/2019
Developer Popcannibal
Publisher Popcannibal
Steam App Id 1070710

4. To the Moon

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.

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To the Moon has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 74,217 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 71,506 positive reviews and 2,711 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 To the Moon on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 206440

5. Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk

A short story about what sort of challenges everyday little things can be. Help the girl buy milk, be the first not to disappoint her.

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Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 25,020 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,265 positive reviews and 755 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 8/26/2020
Developer Nikita Kryukov
Publisher Missing Calm
Steam App Id 1392820

6. Sally Face - Episode One

Delve into a dark adventure following the boy with a prosthetic face and a tragic past. Unravel the sinister mysteries of Sally's world to find the truth that lies hidden beneath the shadows.

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Sally Face - Episode One has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,390 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,877 positive reviews and 513 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 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 $2.99
Release Date 12/14/2016
Developer Portable Moose
Publisher Portable Moose
Steam App Id 541570

7. Find Love or Die Trying

Welcome to the only killer dating show where ending up single means ending up dead! Date or die, it's up to your choices!

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Find Love or Die Trying has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,685 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,309 positive reviews and 376 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. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/16/2021
Developer Auden Cho-Wong
Publisher Auden Cho-Wong
Steam App Id 1714320

8. REFLEXIA Prototype ver.

REFLEXIA's story starts out as a parody of its genre and ends as a psychological drama.

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REFLEXIA Prototype ver. has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,380 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,232 positive reviews and 148 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 8/31/2022
Developer mahoumaiden
Publisher Nikita Kryukov
Steam App Id 1997680

9. Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition

Spiritfarer® is a cozy management game about dying. As ferrymaster to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and release them into the afterlife. The Spiritfarer Farewell Edition includes the heartwarming base game and three major content updates.

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Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,807 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 36,121 positive reviews and 1,686 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 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 $7.49
Release Date 8/18/2020
Franchise Thunder Lotus Games
Developer Thunder Lotus Games
Publisher Thunder Lotus Games
Steam App Id 972660

10. missed messages.

‘goth gf’s iPhone’ airdrops you - accept or decline? A love/horror story about life, death, & memes.

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missed messages. has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux Emotional games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,724 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,163 positive reviews and 561 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 missed messages. on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/30/2019
Developer Angela He
Publisher Angela He
Steam App Id 812810

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Pineapple on pizza on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Finding Paradise on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). To the Moon on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Sally Face - Episode One on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Find Love or Die Trying on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). REFLEXIA Prototype ver. on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 14). missed messages. on Steam. Steam Store.

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