Best Modern Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,658 Modern 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. Modern game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Rhythm Doctor

Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.

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Rhythm Doctor holds the #1 spot for "best Modern game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,575 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,276 positive reviews and 299 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 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 $15.99
Release Date 2/26/2021
Franchise 7th Beat Games
Developer 7th Beat Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 774181

2. ASTLIBRA Revision

Confront time and fate in the 2D action RPG, Astlibra Revision. Explore meticulously crafted worlds, fight brutal boss battles, and upgrade your skills to take down enemies lurking around every corner.

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ASTLIBRA Revision has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 22,875 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,935 positive reviews and 940 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 10/13/2022
Franchise WhisperGames
Developer KEIZO
Publisher WhisperGames
Steam App Id 1718570

3. Insomnia: Theater in the Head

Hickory dickory dock. The city's deep in sleep. The clock's ticking. The sheep's bouncing. Hickory dickory dock. The girl tosses again, only with more things swarming into her head... In this Point & Click puzzle game "Insomnia", the show in the head is rolling on again. Alas, any sleep tonight...

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Insomnia: Theater in the Head has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,939 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,896 positive reviews and 43 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Insomnia: Theater in the Head on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 12/16/2022
Developer Perfect Day Studio
Publisher Perfect Day Studio
Steam App Id 2085360

4. Acting Lessons

Do you want to experience an adult VN that many players and fans only could find the strength to play once? Then this is the game for you. Acting Lessons is packed with a rich story, comedy, sex and drama. The choices you make in this game will affect your adventure until the very end.

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Acting Lessons has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,009 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,821 positive reviews and 188 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Acting Lessons on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 7/25/2019
Developer Dr PinkCake
Publisher Dr PinkCake
Steam App Id 1045520

5. Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

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Cities: Skylines has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 255,693 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 238,487 positive reviews and 17,206 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 Cities: Skylines on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/10/2015
Developer Colossal Order Ltd.
Publisher Paradox Interactive
Steam App Id 255710

6. Lost Judgment

When a police officer discloses the murder of the student teacher who bullied his son to suicide, the twisted secrets of a Yokohama, high school bleed out. Nothing, in this case, is black and white.

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Lost Judgment has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,462 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,184 positive reviews and 278 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 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 $59.99
Release Date 9/14/2022
Franchise Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 2058190

7. Liftoff®: FPV Drone Racing

Liftoff® is a drone simulator that translates the rush of first-person view drone flight to the digital world. Join the biggest community for virtual FPV racing and freestyle!

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Liftoff®: FPV Drone Racing has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,827 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,328 positive reviews and 499 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Liftoff®: FPV Drone Racing on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 9/13/2018
Developer LuGus Studios
Publisher LuGus Studios
Steam App Id 410340

8. Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® (2007)

The new action-thriller from the award-winning team at Infinity Ward, the creators of the Call of Duty® series, delivers the most intense and cinematic action experience ever. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arms gamers with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower and transports them to the most treacherous hotspots...

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Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® (2007) has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,381 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,872 positive reviews and 1,509 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® (2007) on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/12/2007
Developer Infinity Ward
Publisher Activision
Steam App Id 7940

9. My Sticker Book

"I can't sleep." A cute and possibly just a little bit scary puzzle platformer game. Move stickers to the right positions in order to get rid of the monsters and complete the sticker book.

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My Sticker Book has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,192 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,156 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. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 8/24/2022
Developer ElementSu
Publisher ElementSu
Steam App Id 2088270

10. Project Canvas 〜ヰ世界情緒育成計画〜

アイドルプロデューサーとしてヰ世界情緒を育成する、アイドル育成ADVです。

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Project Canvas 〜ヰ世界情緒育成計画〜 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Modern games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 333 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 332 positive reviews and 1 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 4/1/2024
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Steam App Id 2872930

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Rhythm Doctor on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). ASTLIBRA Revision on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Insomnia: Theater in the Head on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Acting Lessons on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Cities: Skylines on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Lost Judgment on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Liftoff®: FPV Drone Racing on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® (2007) on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 2). My Sticker Book on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 21). Project Canvas 〜ヰ世界情緒育成計画〜 on Steam. Steam Store.

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