Best Hardware Games on Steam

Steam currently has 47 Hardware 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. Hardware game rankings were last updated on 5/7/2024.

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1. fpsVR

Utility for SteamVR for keeping track of FPS, frame time and other performance metrics in the in-game overlay. Easily change SteamVR settings in the fpsVR settings overlay in the SteamVR dashboard. Headset cable twist tracking and other useful features.

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fpsVR holds the #1 spot for "best Hardware game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,993 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,948 positive reviews and 45 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 fpsVR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/11/2018
Developer SBSoftLab
Publisher SBSoftLab
Steam App Id 908520

2. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+

Take center stage in Hatsune Miku’s premier rhythm game starring the world’s #1 virtual pop star! With a stunner setlist and enormous wardrobe to style, it’s Miku’s ultimate tour—all it needs is you.

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,479 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,505 positive reviews and 974 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.39 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.39
Release Date 5/26/2022
Developer SEGA
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1761390

3. Make Me LAG

Make Me LAG is the first game that features a revolutionary new control scheme: your character actions are determined by the game frame count! Use external softwares and other tricks to lower the FPS count and control your character to defeat evil monsters and save the world!

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Make Me LAG has achieved a Player Score of 85, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 242 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 225 positive reviews and 17 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 3/14/2020
Developer 4H StudioLab
Publisher 4H StudioLab
Steam App Id 1215430

4. Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator Starter Edition

Start in your bedroom in year 2010. Build rigs to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto coins. Trade on the market to grow wealth. Expand your business into new offices. Hire skilled employees and assign tasks. Use cash from your mega farms to research new technologies.

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Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator Starter Edition has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,131 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,005 positive reviews and 126 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 Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator Starter Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 4/24/2023
Franchise CreativeForge Games
Developer Bigosaur
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Steam App Id 2304990

5. Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator

Build rigs to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency. Trade on the market to grow wealth. Expand your business into new offices. Hire skilled employees and assign tasks. Use cash from your mega farms to research new technologies and reach the goal of each scenario.

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Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 82, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 212 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 192 positive reviews and 20 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 4/21/2022
Franchise CreativeForge Games
Developer Bigosaur
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Steam App Id 1859290

6. How To Hack In?

A real-time hacking sandbox simulator with procedurally generated content. Multiple tools and techniques to use, multiple computers to hack, multiple missions to solve, and multiple vulnerabilities to exploit!

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How To Hack In? has achieved a Player Score of 80, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21 positive reviews and 0 negative reviews — making it "Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play How To Hack In? on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 9/18/2023
Developer Red Buffalo Interactive
Publisher Red Buffalo Interactive
Steam App Id 1199830

7. Hardware Engineers

Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business. In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.

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Hardware Engineers has achieved a Player Score of 78, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 292 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 245 positive reviews and 47 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Hardware Engineers on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 4/22/2019
Developer Green127
Publisher Green127
Steam App Id 485900

8. Star Impact

Star Impact screams with nostalgic gaming fun! Classic Vibes √ Challenging Platforming Indie Gameplay √ 80s Synth Soundtrack √ Play as Interstellar Pilot Stella Striker. Similar to great classics like Mario, Sonic, and Super Donkey Kong.

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Star Impact has achieved a Player Score of 76, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11 positive reviews and 0 negative reviews — making it "Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 5/14/2019
Developer Me Games
Publisher Me Games
Steam App Id 1052030

9. CPUCores :: Maximize Your FPS

Maximize your FPS :: Use CPUCores to isolate and constrain OS + non-game processes and dedicate CPU resources to be used exclusively for your games! CPUCores fully integrates with all Steam games!

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CPUCores :: Maximize Your FPS has achieved a Player Score of 73, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,733 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,015 positive reviews and 2,718 negative reviews — making it "Mostly 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 CPUCores :: Maximize Your FPS on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 7/6/2015
Developer Smorb Software
Publisher Smorb Software
Steam App Id 384300

10. Sticky Apps :: Monitor Ping

Sticky Apps :: Monitor Ping is an application to view your network connection to multiple systems on the Internet. This is a great way to monitor your PING/network to game servers, video streaming servers, or your ISP in general.

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Sticky Apps :: Monitor Ping has achieved a Player Score of 72, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Hardware games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 40 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 33 positive reviews and 7 negative reviews — making it "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 5/8/2019
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Steam App Id 983050

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