Best Linear Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,460 Linear 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. Linear game rankings were last updated on 5/7/2024.

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1. Sheepy: A Short Adventure

A Short Handcrafted Pixel Art Platformer that follows Sheepy, an abandoned plushy brought to life. Sheepy: A Short Adventure is the first short game from MrSuicideSheep.

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Sheepy: A Short Adventure holds the #1 spot for "best Linear game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,910 positive reviews and 92 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 Sheepy: A Short Adventure on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/6/2024
Franchise MrSuicideSheep
Developer MrSuicideSheep
Publisher MrSuicideSheep
Steam App Id 1568400

2. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is 1 second per second of advanced funkstyle. Battle rival crews and dispatch militarized police to conquer the five boroughs of New Amsterdam. Become All City.

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Bomb Rush Cyberfunk has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,037 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,877 positive reviews and 160 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 8/18/2023
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 1353230

3. Finding Paradise

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to fulfill his last wish.

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Finding Paradise has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,038 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,679 positive reviews and 359 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 Finding Paradise on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/14/2017
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 337340

4. SANABI

SANABI is an exhilarating stylish dystopian action-platformer. Play as a legendary retired veteran and use your signature prosthetic arm to jump over cliffs and skyscrapers, zip through bullets and traps and defeat powerful enemies.

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SANABI has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,743 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,130 positive reviews and 613 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.24 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SANABI on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.24
Release Date 11/9/2023
Franchise NEOWIZ
Developer WONDER POTION
Publisher NEOWIZ
Steam App Id 1562700

5. 星空列车与白的旅行

The train you took, piercing the night sky and galloping under the stars, was refreshing-it was really a great value trip. In the solo journey under the refreshing night breeze, I met casual passengers and the loving and loving flight attendants.

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星空列车与白的旅行 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,692 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,660 positive reviews and 32 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 5/14/2021
Developer しらたまこ
Publishers
Steam App Id 1567800

6. Word Game: Episode 0

Word game is literally a game of words. Player controls "I" to find clues between lines, delete words to change the meaning of sentences, or shift words to rewrite facts. “I” must be wise and brave enough complete the mission of words. May the best "I” win!

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Word Game: Episode 0 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,499 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,447 positive reviews and 52 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Word Game: Episode 0 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/14/2021
Developer Team9
Publisher Team9
Steam App Id 1507970

7. To the Moon

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.

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To the Moon has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 74,139 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 71,429 positive reviews and 2,710 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 To the Moon on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 206440

8. Please, Touch The Artwork 2

A handpainted cozy hidden object adventure. Explore a surreal world. Collect items for its quirky inhabitants. Fix damaged paintings and solve casual puzzles. Help a lost skeleton painter find his way home. This game is short but 100% FREE (no ads, no dlc's).

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Please, Touch The Artwork 2 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,200 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,191 positive reviews and 9 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 2/19/2024
Franchise Thomas Waterzooi
Developer Thomas Waterzooi
Publisher Thomas Waterzooi
Steam App Id 2600140

9. Arrow a Row

Arrow a row is a game in which you shoot arrows (of course) in a row! or maybe two rows! (maybe three?) Choose your power-ups and defeat the Boss.

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Arrow a Row has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,143 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,735 positive reviews and 408 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 8/20/2023
Developer Lonerangerix
Publisher Lonerangerix
Steam App Id 2495980

10. NEKOPARA Vol. 2

Business is booming for La Soleil, the patisserie run by Kashou Minaduki with his two catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, his sister Shigure, and the Minaduki family's four catgirl sisters.

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NEKOPARA Vol. 2 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linear games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,457 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,105 positive reviews and 352 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. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run NEKOPARA Vol. 2 on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 2/20/2016
Developer NEKO WORKs
Publisher Sekai Project
Steam App Id 420110

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Sheepy: A Short Adventure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Bomb Rush Cyberfunk on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Finding Paradise on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). SANABI on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 11). 星空列车与白的旅行 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 24). Word Game: Episode 0 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). To the Moon on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 11). Please, Touch The Artwork 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Arrow a Row on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). NEKOPARA Vol. 2 on Steam. Steam Store.

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