Best eSports Games on Steam

Steam currently has 922 eSports 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. eSports game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike holds the #1 spot for "best eSports game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 237,068 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 231,038 positive reviews and 6,030 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 Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

2. Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology.

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Counter-Strike: Source has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 170,271 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163,954 positive reviews and 6,317 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 Counter-Strike: Source on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2004
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 240

3. Lethal League Blaze

Banging beats and mad style, Lethal League Blaze is the most intense ball game you can play online with up to 4 players.

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Lethal League Blaze has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,069 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,882 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 Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/24/2018
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 553310

4. Spin Rhythm XD

Enter the Rhythm Dimension. A homage to classic arcade rhythm games (Guitar Hero, DDR), with a modern aesthetic and soundtrack. Match colours and beats, spin, tap, flick and flow through the juiciest beats in the universe. Supports multiple control styles including MIDI DJ gear on Steam!

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Spin Rhythm XD has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,703 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,594 positive reviews and 109 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 3/14/2023
Developer Super Spin Digital
Publisher Super Spin Digital
Steam App Id 1058830

5. GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R

Ultimate battle action, and the epitome of the GUILTY GEAR XX series now on Steam! Bonus soundtracks included!

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GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,595 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,355 positive reviews and 240 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 5/26/2015
Developer Arc System Works
Publisher Arc System Works
Steam App Id 348550

6. Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition

Unreal Tournament 2004 is a multiplayer first person shooter that combines the kill-or-be-killed experience of gladiatorial combat with cutting-edge technology. Ten game modes - both team-based and "every man for himself" -- provide even the most hardcore gamer with palm-sweating challenges through unbelievably detailed indoor...

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Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,915 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,780 positive reviews and 135 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 Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 3/17/2008
Developer Epic Games, Inc.
Publisher Epic Games, Inc.
Steam App Id 13230

7. Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game

Ever felt like the world was missing that one Parkour/Freerunning game? That game that scratches that itch that other games just don't? Rooftops & Alleys aka TheParkourGame is here to deliver! In this game, there's is no 'hold button to parkour' mentality. Here, you, the player is in control!

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Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,081 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,066 positive reviews and 15 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $15.99
Release Date 5/21/2024
Developer MLMEDIA
Publisher MLMEDIA
Steam App Id 2703850

8. Free to Play

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.

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Free to Play has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #8 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,010 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,463 positive reviews and 547 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 3/19/2014
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 245550

9. Aimlabs

Aimlabs is the aim trainer of choice for over 30 Million players, from beginners to esports pros. Our unique aim analysis optimizes your gameplay, targets your weaknesses & builds key skills for any FPS game! Time to warm up with our unlimited scenarios & rank up in-game!

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Aimlabs has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 111,660 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 104,399 positive reviews and 7,261 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Aimlabs on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 6/17/2023
Developer State Space Labs, Inc.
Publishers
Steam App Id 714010

10. Quake III Arena

The greatest warriors of all time and space have been summoned to battle for the amusement of an ancient alien race. Wield a variety of guns and power-ups as you fight for glory against ruthless combatants in this fast-paced single-player and multiplayer FPS.

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Quake III Arena has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #10 spot for the best eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,482 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,330 positive reviews and 152 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 not possible to play or run Quake III Arena on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 8/3/2007
Developer id Software
Publisher id Software
Steam App Id 2200

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Lethal League Blaze on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Spin Rhythm XD on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 30). GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2023, November 5). Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Free to Play on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Aimlabs on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Quake III Arena on Steam. Steam Store.

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