Best Immersive Games on Steam

Steam currently has 437 Immersive 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 game rankings were last updated on 5/14/2024.

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1. Virtual Cottage

Virtual Cottage gives you a comfy place to rest and be productive without any distractions. Open the game, set yourself a goal and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Virtual Cottage holds the #1 spot for "best Immersive game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,222 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,020 positive reviews and 202 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 Virtual Cottage on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/7/2020
Franchise DU&I
Developer DU&I
Publisher DU&I
Steam App Id 1369320

2. Samsara Room

You woke up in a mysterious room you have never seen before. Can you find another way out? Samsara Room is a remake of the praised predecessor of the Rusty Lake & Cube Escape series.

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Samsara Room has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,277 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,062 positive reviews and 215 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 4/29/2020
Franchise Rusty Lake
Developer Rusty Lake
Publisher Rusty Lake
Steam App Id 1281800

3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the direct sequel of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. As a Major Alexander Degtyarev you should investigate the crash of the governmental helicopters around the Zone and find out, what happened there.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 27,287 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,140 positive reviews and 1,147 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. At the moment, it is possible to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/11/2010
Franchise S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Steam App Id 41700

4. Rusty Lake: Roots

Experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build your own family tree! Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium point-and-click adventure by the creators of the Cube Escape series and Rusty Lake Hotel.

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Rusty Lake: Roots has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,803 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,577 positive reviews and 226 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 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 $3.99
Release Date 10/20/2016
Franchise Rusty Lake
Developer Rusty Lake
Publisher Rusty Lake
Steam App Id 532110

5. Spirit City: Lofi Sessions

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions is a gamified focus tool, set to a soothing lofi soundtrack. Discover and collect Spirits, customize your cozy virtual space, and facilitate your real-life tasks with a collection of handy features designed to improve concentration and ease stress.

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Spirit City: Lofi Sessions has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,523 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,427 positive reviews and 96 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Spirit City: Lofi Sessions on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 4/8/2024
Developer Mooncube Games
Publisher Mooncube Games
Steam App Id 2113850

6. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl tells a story about survival in the Zone – a very dangerous place, where you fear not only the radiation, anomalies and deadly creatures, but other S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who have their own goals and wishes.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 40,106 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,033 positive reviews and 2,073 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, it is not possible to play or run S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/31/2007
Franchise S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Steam App Id 4500

7. BioShock Infinite

Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.

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BioShock Infinite has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,345 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 127,953 positive reviews and 8,392 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play BioShock Infinite on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/26/2013
Franchise BioShock Franchise
Developers
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 8870

8. BioShock™

BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you.

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BioShock™ has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,888 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,161 positive reviews and 1,727 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play BioShock™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/21/2007
Franchise BioShock Franchise
Developers
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 7670

9. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Vampire®: The Masquerade-Bloodlines™ delivers a new type of RPG experience-one that blends all the core elements of a traditional RPG with the graphical richness, immediacy and brutal combat of a first-person action game. The game plunges players into the dark and gritty vampire underworld of modern-day L.A. as a creature of the night.

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,933 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,256 positive reviews and 677 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, it is not possible to play or run Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/22/2007
Developer Troika Games
Publisher Activision
Steam App Id 2600

10. Mass Effect (2007)

As Commander Shepard, you lead an elite squad on a heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy.

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Mass Effect (2007) has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Immersive games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,258 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,232 positive reviews and 1,026 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mass Effect (2007) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 12/19/2008
Franchise Mass Effect
Developer BioWare
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 17460

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