Best Fast-Paced Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,984 Fast-Paced 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. Fast-Paced game rankings were last updated on 5/26/2024.

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1. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower holds the #1 spot for "best Fast-Paced game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,128 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,254 positive reviews and 874 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

2. ULTRAKILL

ULTRAKILL is a fast-paced ultraviolent retro FPS combining the skill-based style scoring from character action games with unadulterated carnage inspired by the best shooters of the '90s. Rip apart your foes with varied destructive weapons and shower in their blood to regain your health.

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ULTRAKILL has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 113,707 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 111,341 positive reviews and 2,366 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 9/3/2020
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer Arsi "Hakita" Patala
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 1229490

3. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,057 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,796 positive reviews and 1,261 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

4. Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat.

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Hotline Miami has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 95,022 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 92,424 positive reviews and 2,598 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2012
Developer Dennaton Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 219150

5. Neon White

Neon White is a single-player speedrunning FPS where you can sacrifice your guns for godlike parkour moves.

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Neon White has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,778 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,522 positive reviews and 256 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 6/16/2022
Franchise Annapurna Interactive
Developer Angel Matrix
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 1533420

6. One Finger Death Punch

Experience cinematic kung-fu battles in the fastest, most intense brawler the indie world has ever seen! With the unique 1:1 response system of One Finger Death Punch, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.

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One Finger Death Punch has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,221 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,892 positive reviews and 329 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 3/3/2014
Developer Silver Dollar Games
Publisher Silver Dollar Games
Steam App Id 264200

7. Iron Snout

Iron Snout is a fast, colorful and brutal fighting game in which you will be helping a piglet fight for its life against hordes of wolves.

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Iron Snout has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,265 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,876 positive reviews and 389 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 Iron Snout on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2016
Franchise SnoutUp
Developer SnoutUp
Publisher SnoutUp
Steam App Id 424280

8. Just Shapes & Beats

"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

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Just Shapes & Beats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,457 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,997 positive reviews and 460 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 5/31/2018
Developer Berzerk Studio
Publisher Berzerk Studio
Steam App Id 531510

9. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,526 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,233 positive reviews and 293 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 10/8/2015
Developer Steel Crate Games
Publisher Steel Crate Games
Steam App Id 341800

10. DUSK

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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DUSK has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Fast-Paced games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,715 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,157 positive reviews and 558 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 12/10/2018
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer David Szymanski
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 519860

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). ULTRAKILL on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Katana ZERO on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). One Finger Death Punch on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 10). Iron Snout on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Just Shapes & Beats on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). DUSK on Steam. Steam Store.

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