Best Open World Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,920 Open World 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. Open World game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. Stardew Valley

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

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Stardew Valley holds the #1 spot for "best Open World game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 707,234 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 695,010 positive reviews and 12,224 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 2/26/2016
Developer ConcernedApe
Publisher ConcernedApe
Steam App Id 413150

2. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,284,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,254,360 positive reviews and 30,498 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

3. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Open World games. 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

4. RimWorld

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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RimWorld has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 186,560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 182,909 positive reviews and 3,651 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 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 $34.99
Release Date 10/17/2018
Developer Ludeon Studios
Publisher Ludeon Studios
Steam App Id 294100

5. A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.

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A Short Hike has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,167 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,047 positive reviews and 120 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 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 $7.99
Release Date 7/30/2019
Developer adamgryu
Publisher adamgryu
Steam App Id 1055540

6. Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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Slime Rancher has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 119,844 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 117,348 positive reviews and 2,496 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Slime Rancher on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2017
Franchise Monomi Park
Developer Monomi Park
Publisher Monomi Park
Steam App Id 433340

7. Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

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Mount & Blade: Warband has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 160,210 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 156,588 positive reviews and 3,622 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mount & Blade: Warband on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/31/2010
Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment
Publisher TaleWorlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 48700

8. BeamNG.drive

A dynamic soft-body physics vehicle simulator capable of doing just about anything.

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BeamNG.drive has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 247,780 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 241,047 positive reviews and 6,733 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 5/29/2015
Developer BeamNG
Publisher BeamNG
Steam App Id 284160

9. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,365 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,358 positive reviews and 10,007 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

10. Dyson Sphere Program

Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire.

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Dyson Sphere Program has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Open World games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 78,827 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 77,013 positive reviews and 1,814 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 Dyson Sphere Program on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/20/2021
Developer Youthcat Studio
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1366540

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2/26/2016
97
$14.99
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15,706
5/16/2011
97
$9.99
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15,412
10/12/2012
97
$4.99
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RimWorld steam charts
18,718
10/17/2018
97
$34.99
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A Short Hike steam charts
17
7/30/2019
97
$7.99
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Slime Rancher steam charts
443
8/1/2017
96
$19.99
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Mount & Blade: Warband steam charts
2,667
3/31/2010
96
$19.99
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BeamNG.drive steam charts
7,542
5/29/2015
96
$24.99
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Hollow Knight steam charts
2,782
2/24/2017
96
$14.99
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Dyson Sphere Program steam charts
2,668
1/20/2021
96
$19.99
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The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt steam charts
8,970
5/18/2015
96
$9.99
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Deep Rock Galactic steam charts
4,725
5/13/2020
96
$29.99
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A Hat in Time steam charts
96
10/5/2017
96
$14.99
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Dishonored steam charts
200
10/11/2012
96
$9.99
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Stray steam charts
190
7/19/2022
96
$29.99
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Factorio steam charts
7,381
8/14/2020
96
$35.00
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South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ steam charts
152
3/5/2014
96
$29.99
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The Chronicles Of Myrtana: Archolos steam charts
124
12/10/2021
96
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Subnautica steam charts
1,696
1/24/2018
96
$29.99
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Satisfactory steam charts
4,341
6/8/2020
96
$29.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Terraria on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). RimWorld on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). A Short Hike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 4). Slime Rancher on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 26). Mount & Blade: Warband on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). BeamNG.drive on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 24). Hollow Knight on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 25). Dyson Sphere Program on Steam. Steam Store.

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