Best Experience Games on Steam

Steam currently has 227 Experience 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. Experience game rankings were last updated on 4/18/2024.

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1. 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) holds the #1 spot for "best Experience game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,722 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,573 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

2. FAR: Lone Sails

Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?

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FAR: Lone Sails has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,436 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,486 positive reviews and 950 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 5/17/2018
Developer Okomotive
Publisher Assemble Entertainment
Steam App Id 609320

3. The Good Time Garden

Explore a throbbing pink world full of strange naked creatures to gather food for your friend in this short, surreal experience.

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The Good Time Garden has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,392 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,299 positive reviews and 93 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Release Date 12/19/2019
Developer Coal Supper
Publisher Coal Supper
Steam App Id 1200860

4. Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm -

Banyu Lintar Angin is a series of experimental illustrations about three siblings, living together independently in a rural Indonesian environment.

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Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 814 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 782 positive reviews and 32 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 1/11/2018
Franchise Mojiken
Developer Mojiken
Publisher Toge Productions
Steam App Id 744800

5. YoloMouse - Game Cursor Changer

Use YoloMouse to change those obscure game cursors. Never lose your cursor in a heated battle again!

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YoloMouse - Game Cursor Changer has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,735 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,624 positive reviews and 111 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run YoloMouse - Game Cursor Changer on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 5/1/2020
Developer Dragonrise Games
Publisher Dragonrise Games
Steam App Id 1283970

6. BEAR, VODKA, STALINGRAD!🐻

This time, Motherland sent you to fight vs Nazi forces in the ruins of the snowy Stalingrad. Kill enemies and conquer trophy weapons to get the maximum chance to survive.

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BEAR, VODKA, STALINGRAD!🐻 has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 944 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 893 positive reviews and 51 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 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 $3.99
Release Date 3/2/2020
Developer Rabotiagi games
Publisher Rabotiagi games
Steam App Id 1232130

7. SKYE

SKYE is a relaxing explorative game where you venture into a world inspired by the Western Isles. Fly around the captivating islands, help the locals with their troubles, and set the fastest time in races while absorbing everything around you through the painterly environment.

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SKYE has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,283 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,183 positive reviews and 100 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 possible to play SKYE on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/18/2020
Developer DeCoded Production
Publisher Breda University of Applied Sciences
Steam App Id 1214360

8. Cosmic Flow: A Relaxing VR Experience

Cosmic Flow is a relaxing visual experience, an audio-visual massage for the mind, a kaleidoscopic meditation.

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Cosmic Flow: A Relaxing VR Experience has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 195 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 188 positive reviews and 7 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 Cosmic Flow: A Relaxing VR Experience on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 3/30/2020
Developer vedev
Publisher vedev
Steam App Id 1267950

9. SimRail - The Railway Simulator

SimRail is new, advanced railway simulator. Master high-speed long-distance EMU, heavy freight hauls and suburban trains. Travel 500 km of geodetic-data based real routes. Become train dispatcher and control the traffic according to the schedule or cooperate with other players on multiplayer mode.

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SimRail - The Railway Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,347 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,004 positive reviews and 343 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SimRail - The Railway Simulator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 1/13/2023
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Steam App Id 1422130

10. Griptape Backbone

A relaxing meditative and Zen like first person vaporwave skateboarding game. An interactive mixtape.

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Griptape Backbone has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Experience games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 529 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 490 positive reviews and 39 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 5/5/2017
Developer StevenHarmonGames
Publisher StevenHarmonGames
Steam App Id 581120

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Banyu Lintar Angin - Little Storm - on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). YoloMouse - Game Cursor Changer on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). BEAR, VODKA, STALINGRAD!🐻 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 1). SKYE on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). SimRail - The Railway Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Griptape Backbone on Steam. Steam Store.

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