Best Perma Death Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,804 Perma Death 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. Perma Death game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades holds the #1 spot for "best Perma Death game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 258,802 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 254,585 positive reviews and 4,217 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

2. Lethal Company

A co-op horror about scavenging at abandoned moons to sell scrap to the Company.

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 396,225 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 386,235 positive reviews and 9,990 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 possible to play Lethal Company on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2023
Developer Zeekerss
Publisher Zeekerss
Steam App Id 1966720

3. Crab Champions

Claw your way across exotic islands combining fluid movement with fast paced combat to become a Crab Champion in this third person shooter with roguelike elements.

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Crab Champions has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,657 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,232 positive reviews and 425 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 4/1/2023
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Steam App Id 774801

4. Brotato

Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

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Brotato has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,360 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,294 positive reviews and 2,066 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 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 $3.74
Release Date 6/23/2023
Franchise Blobfish Games
Developer Blobfish
Publisher Blobfish
Steam App Id 1942280

5. Don't Starve

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.

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Don't Starve has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 106,405 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 102,929 positive reviews and 3,476 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 Don't Starve on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/23/2013
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 219740

6. Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk

A short story about what sort of challenges everyday little things can be. Help the girl buy milk, be the first not to disappoint her.

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Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 25,008 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,254 positive reviews and 754 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 8/26/2020
Developer Nikita Kryukov
Publisher Missing Calm
Steam App Id 1392820

7. FTL: Faster Than Light

This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.

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FTL: Faster Than Light has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 71,287 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,152 positive reviews and 3,135 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 FTL: Faster Than Light on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/14/2012
Developer Subset Games
Publisher Subset Games
Steam App Id 212680

8. Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities.

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Nuclear Throne has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,289 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,632 positive reviews and 657 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Nuclear Throne on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 12/5/2015
Developer Vlambeer
Publisher Vlambeer
Steam App Id 242680

9. Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!

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Crypt of the NecroDancer has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,015 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,034 positive reviews and 981 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 4/23/2015
Franchise Klei
Developer Brace Yourself Games
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Steam App Id 247080

10. Noita

Noita is a magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through the procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself.

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Noita has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Perma Death games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,482 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 62,401 positive reviews and 3,081 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 10/15/2020
Developer Nolla Games
Publisher Nolla Games
Steam App Id 881100

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95
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FTL: Faster Than Light steam charts
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94
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94
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94
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Noita steam charts
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Path of Achra steam charts
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Lethal Company on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Crab Champions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Don't Starve on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). FTL: Faster Than Light on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Nuclear Throne on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Crypt of the NecroDancer on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Noita on Steam. Steam Store.

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