Best Immersive Sim Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,553 Immersive Sim 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. Immersive Sim game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Immersive Sim game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 723,828 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 706,739 positive reviews and 17,089 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/12/2012
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 227300

2. Dishonored

Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal.

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Dishonored has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 78,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 76,552 positive reviews and 1,849 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 10/11/2012
Franchise Arkane Studios
Developer Arkane Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 205100

3. American Truck Simulator

Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California, sandy Nevada, and the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.

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American Truck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 148,997 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 144,430 positive reviews and 4,567 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/2/2016
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 270880

4. PowerWash Simulator

Release the Pressure with PowerWash Simulator! Wash away your worries with the soothing sounds of high-pressure water. Fire up your power washer and blast away every speck of dirt and grime you can find, all with the simple satisfaction of power-washing to a sparkling finish.

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PowerWash Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 43,803 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 42,634 positive reviews and 1,169 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 7/14/2022
Developer FuturLab
Publisher Square Enix
Steam App Id 1290000

5. Placid Plastic Duck Simulator

The ultimate high-tech rubber duck simulation, Placid Plastic Duck brings you dangerous levels of relaxation. With chill music, dreamy 3D graphics, and many different happy ducks, your only priority is to float around. Zero Ducks given.

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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,957 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,694 positive reviews and 263 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.49
Release Date 7/6/2022
Developer turbolento games
Publisher turbolento games
Steam App Id 1999360

6. Dishonored RHCP

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Dishonored RHCP has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,334 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,066 positive reviews and 268 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and is not available to play on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 10/11/2012
Steam App Id 217980

7. A Date with Death

Fight against & romance the one hunting for your soul in A Date with Death, a romance chat simulator where you date(?) the Grim Reaper himself. Create your own character, decorate your apartment, and chat away with the charming yet dangerous Grim Reaper through text and video calls.

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A Date with Death has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,520 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,436 positive reviews and 84 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 A Date with Death on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 12/7/2023
Franchise Two and a Half Studios
Developer Two and a Half Studios
Publisher Two and a Half Studios
Steam App Id 2415010

8. The Test

You will answer a series of questions that will reveal truths from deep within. These questions may make you uncomfortable, but with great knowledge comes great sacrifice. Can you make it all the way through The Test, and if you do, are you sure you want the answers you seek?

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The Test has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,256 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,691 positive reviews and 565 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 2/24/2020
Developer Randumb Studios
Publisher Randumb Studios
Steam App Id 1241510

9. SuchArt: Creative Space

Paint on any surfaces with numerous tools in Creative Space — a free sandbox version of SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator. Create masterpieces, complete commissions, and decorate your studio in the most advanced artist sim!

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SuchArt: Creative Space has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,704 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,569 positive reviews and 135 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 SuchArt: Creative Space on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/21/2021
Developer Goose Minded
Publisher HypeTrain Digital
Steam App Id 1469280

10. Juice Galaxy

Juice Galaxy is a happy place to fly around and smack things and drink juice. And explore things. And just, flip around doing stuff.

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Juice Galaxy has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Immersive Sim games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,064 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,006 positive reviews and 58 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 Juice Galaxy on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/22/2023
Developer Fishlicka
Publisher J4D3D LLC
Steam App Id 1708150

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106
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95
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95
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95
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48
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95
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94
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94
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94
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2,512
4/10/2024
94
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4/21/2022
94
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7/12/2019
94
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15
12/19/2021
94
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94
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