Best Naval Combat Games on Steam

Steam currently has 298 Naval Combat 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. Naval Combat game rankings were last updated on 5/22/2024.

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1. VTOL VR

VTOL VR is a near-futuristic combat flight game built for Virtual Reality. Pilot advanced multi-role jets, using your hands to flip switches, press buttons, and manipulate the virtual flight controls.

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VTOL VR holds the #1 spot for "best Naval Combat game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,918 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,608 positive reviews and 310 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 not possible to play or run VTOL VR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 8/3/2020
Developer Boundless Dynamics, LLC
Publisher Boundless Dynamics, LLC
Steam App Id 667970

2. Besiege

Besiege is a physics building game about constructing mechanical machines to annihilate armies, obliterate castles and overcome challenging obstacles. Conquer the campaign or skirmish with friends in Multiplayer!

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Besiege has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 47,143 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 45,035 positive reviews and 2,108 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Besiege on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.74
Release Date 2/18/2020
Developer Spiderling Studios
Publisher Spiderling Studios
Steam App Id 346010

3. Airships: Conquer the Skies

Construct mighty steampunk airships and fly them into battle, waging war and conquering the skies!

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Airships: Conquer the Skies has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,451 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,232 positive reviews and 219 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Airships: Conquer the Skies on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 8/16/2018
Developer David Stark
Publisher David Stark
Steam App Id 342560

4. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!

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Sid Meier's Pirates! has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,350 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,998 positive reviews and 352 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Sid Meier's Pirates! on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/11/2005
Developer Firaxis Games
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 3920

5. Horizon's Gate

Voyage into the wide world of Eral as an explorer, trader, or privateer. Defeat your enemies on land or at sea in deep but straightforward tactical combat. Unravel the secrets behind Dominio's betrayal – or sail off in search of your own adventure.

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Horizon's Gate has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 913 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 881 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Horizon's Gate on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/9/2020
Developer Rad Codex
Publisher Rad Codex
Steam App Id 1224290

6. Shipped

Challenge your friends in a naval battle of steering, pushing and shooting. Keep your ship on-screen and avoid crashing with land to survive. Up to 8 players.

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Shipped has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 595 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 576 positive reviews and 19 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 3/28/2019
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 1037190

7. IronWolf VR

IronWolf VR is a roomscale submarine game playable either singleplayer or online co-op with motion controls. Built from the ground up for VR, each part of the submarine has been crafted for an optimal VR experience.

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IronWolf VR has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,113 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,061 positive reviews and 52 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 IronWolf VR on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/12/2022
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 552080

8. IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition

This is the Free Non-VR version of IronWolf VR. A co-op submarine game with a light touch on realism, making the submarine sim genre accessible to a wider audience.

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IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 307 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 298 positive reviews and 9 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 IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/14/2023
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 2530670

9. Holdfast: Nations At War

Fight on multiple fronts in Holdfast: Nations At War - A multiplayer first and third-person shooter set during the great Napoleonic Era and WW1. Charge into battle with over 150 players per server!

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Holdfast: Nations At War has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,811 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,450 positive reviews and 2,361 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 possible to play Holdfast: Nations At War on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/5/2020
Developer Anvil Game Studios
Publisher Anvil Game Studios
Steam App Id 589290

10. ICBM

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.

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ICBM has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Naval Combat games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,656 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,525 positive reviews and 131 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 possible to play ICBM on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/17/2020
Developers
Publisher Slitherine Ltd.
Steam App Id 1178220

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8/16/2018
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91
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3/9/2020
91
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90
$4.99
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4/12/2022
90
$19.99
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9/14/2023
89
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3/5/2020
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88
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87
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87
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87
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6/20/2018
87
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12/21/2022
87
$19.99
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85
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5/1/2020
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Blazing Sails steam charts
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11/13/2023
85
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2/6/2023
85
$19.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 22). VTOL VR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Besiege on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Airships: Conquer the Skies on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Sid Meier's Pirates! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 11). Horizon's Gate on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Shipped on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). IronWolf VR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Holdfast: Nations At War on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). ICBM on Steam. Steam Store.

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