Best FPS Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,148 FPS 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. FPS game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

Looking for more? Explore other lists such as:

1. Portal 2

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

Portal 2 banner

Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best FPS game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 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 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

Portal banner

Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,576 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,221 positive reviews and 2,355 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 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

3. Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

Half-Life: Alyx banner

Half-Life: Alyx has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,627 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,170 positive reviews and 1,457 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 3/23/2020
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 546560

4. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

Left 4 Dead 2 banner

Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,682 positive reviews and 21,133 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 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

5. Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

Slime Rancher banner

Slime Rancher has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 119,844 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 117,348 positive reviews and 2,496 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Slime Rancher on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2017
Franchise Monomi Park
Developer Monomi Park
Publisher Monomi Park
Steam App Id 433340

6. 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.

ULTRAKILL banner

ULTRAKILL has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 112,782 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 110,438 positive reviews and 2,344 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

7. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

Half-Life 2 banner

Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 191,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,309 positive reviews and 4,570 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 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

8. VPet-Simulator

Feeling like the computer desktop is too dull? Need something cute to heal oneself? Come and try this new completely free and open source V-Pet simulator. A cute and adorable pet that supports various feeding interactions to accompany you in game learning is definitely your best choice!

VPet-Simulator banner

VPet-Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,084 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,440 positive reviews and 644 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 VPet-Simulator on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/14/2023
Developer LB Game
Publisher LB Game
Steam App Id 1920960

9. 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.

Counter-Strike banner

Counter-Strike has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 236,898 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 230,876 positive reviews and 6,022 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

10. ATRI -My Dear Moments-

"As the world sank, I found you." In the near future, a sudden and unexplained sea rise has left much of human civilization underwater. In a little town slowly being enveloped by the ocean, an unforgettable summer is about to begin for a boy and a mysterious robot girl...

ATRI -My Dear Moments- banner

ATRI -My Dear Moments- has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best FPS games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,634 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,447 positive reviews and 187 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $20.99 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 $20.99
Release Date 6/18/2020
Franchise ANIPLEX.EXE
Developers
Publishers
Steam App Id 1230140

More FPS Games

Explore even more rankings for the 100 best FPS games available on Steam.

ImageName
Actions
Portal 2 steam charts
957
4/18/2011
98
$9.99
Steam Charts
Portal steam charts
241
10/10/2007
97
$9.99
Steam Charts
Half-Life: Alyx steam charts
143
3/23/2020
97
$59.99
Steam Charts
Left 4 Dead 2 steam charts
11,334
11/16/2009
97
$9.99
Steam Charts
Slime Rancher steam charts
410
8/1/2017
96
$19.99
Steam Charts
ULTRAKILL steam charts
1,230
9/3/2020
96
$24.99
Steam Charts
Half-Life 2 steam charts
368
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
Steam Charts
VPet-Simulator steam charts
8,456
8/14/2023
96
Free
Steam Charts
Counter-Strike steam charts
5,994
11/1/2000
96
$9.99
Steam Charts
ATRI -My Dear Moments- steam charts
58
6/18/2020
96
$20.99
Steam Charts
Deep Rock Galactic steam charts
4,593
5/13/2020
96
$29.99
Steam Charts
Dishonored steam charts
219
10/11/2012
96
$9.99
Steam Charts
Garry's Mod steam charts
10,495
11/29/2006
96
$9.99
Steam Charts
Entropy : Zero 2 steam charts
77
8/20/2022
96
Free
Steam Charts
Neon White steam charts
100
6/16/2022
96
$24.99
Steam Charts
Ravenfield steam charts
541
5/18/2017
95
$17.99
Steam Charts
Dishonored RHCP steam charts
7
10/11/2012
95
???
Steam Charts
Half-Life steam charts
430
11/19/1998
95
$9.99
Steam Charts
POSTAL 2 steam charts
221
11/2/2012
95
$9.99
Steam Charts
Half-Life 2: Episode Two steam charts
158
10/10/2007
95
$7.99
Steam Charts
Page 1 of 5

Soures & References

Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Steam Store. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Portal 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Portal on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 4). Slime Rancher on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). ULTRAKILL on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Half-Life 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). VPet-Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Counter-Strike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). ATRI -My Dear Moments- on Steam. Steam Store.

Explore

Discover the best of Steam. Find your next game, free weekend, or even track the next Steam Sale all in one spot.