Best Free to Play Games on Steam

Steam currently has 14,257 Free to Play 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. Free to Play game rankings were last updated on 5/1/2024.

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1. Helltaker

Helltaker is a short game about sharply dressed demon girls.

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Helltaker holds the #1 spot for "best Free to Play game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 118,207 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 115,603 positive reviews and 2,604 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 Helltaker on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/11/2020
Developer vanripper
Publisher vanripper
Steam App Id 1289310

2. Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam

Find and discover 100 cute cats hidden around a festive holiday village in this FREE hand-drawn hidden object game. Can you find them all?

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Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,820 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,784 positive reviews and 36 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/1/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2608050

3. Cats Hidden in Paris

Find 100 cats hiding in Paris, France in this cute hand-drawn hidden object game

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Cats Hidden in Paris has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,255 positive reviews and 146 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 7/17/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2313250

4. 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!

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VPet-Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Free to Play 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

5. Entropy : Zero 2

Bad Cop is back. Command a small army of Combine synths and soldiers on a Northern campaign to capture Dr. Judith Mossman. A modification for Half-Life 2.

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Entropy : Zero 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,124 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,740 positive reviews and 384 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, it is possible to play Entropy : Zero 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/20/2022
Developer Breadmen
Publisher Breadman
Steam App Id 1583720

6. Our Life: Beginnings & Always

A twenty-dollar bill, four summers, fifteen years, and a one of a kind life. Create an experience that’s all your own in this near-fully customizable visual novel where you grow from childhood to adulthood with the lonely boy next door.

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Our Life: Beginnings & Always has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,016 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,896 positive reviews and 120 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, it is possible to play Our Life: Beginnings & Always on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/16/2020
Franchise GB Patch Games
Developer GB Patch Games
Publisher GB Patch Games
Steam App Id 1129190

7. tModLoader

Dig, Fight, and Build your way through the world of player-created mods on Terraria with tModLoader - this DLC makes modding Terraria a reality!

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tModLoader has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 248,755 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 241,425 positive reviews and 7,330 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 tModLoader on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/16/2020
Developer TML Team
Publishers
Steam App Id 1281930

8. The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos

The Kingdom of Myrtana is in a dramatic situation. After the major defeat of the royal fleet in the waters of the Eastern Archipelago, the once thriving city of Archolos stood on the brink of crisis. Meanwhile, a young foreigner goes to the island in search of a new, better life.

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The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,176 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,981 positive reviews and 195 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 possible to play The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 12/10/2021
Developer The Chronicles Of Myrtana Team
Publisher The Chronicles Of Myrtana Team
Steam App Id 1467450

9. Grimm's Hollow

A spooky, freeware RPG where you search the afterlife for your brother. Reap ghosts with your scythe, explore haunted caves, and eat ghostly treats on your journey through death.

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Grimm's Hollow has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,926 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,754 positive reviews and 172 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 possible to play Grimm's Hollow on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/30/2019
Developer ghosthunter
Publisher ghosthunter
Steam App Id 1170880

10. Pineapple on pizza

Can a video game convey a flavor?

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Pineapple on pizza has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Free to Play games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,870 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,426 positive reviews and 444 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

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Soures & References

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Cats Hidden in Paris on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). VPet-Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 3). Entropy : Zero 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 30). Our Life: Beginnings & Always on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). tModLoader on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 5). Grimm's Hollow on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Pineapple on pizza on Steam. Steam Store.

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