Best Physics Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,213 Physics 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. Physics game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Physics game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 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 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243,890 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240,611 positive reviews and 3,279 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 People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

3. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,576 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,221 positive reviews and 2,355 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 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

4. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Be the leader of wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places, and fantasy worlds. Watch them fight in simulations made with the wobbliest physics system ever created, make your own wobblers in the unit creator and send your army off to fight your friends in multiplayer.

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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 122,543 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 119,919 positive reviews and 2,624 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 4/1/2021
Franchise Landfall Games
Developer Landfall
Publisher Landfall
Steam App Id 508440

5. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 191,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,309 positive reviews and 4,570 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 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Physics 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

7. Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.

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Garry's Mod has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,067,095 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,032,248 positive reviews and 34,847 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 Garry's Mod on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/29/2006
Developer Facepunch Studios
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 4000

8. Steam Engine Simulator

The Steam Engine Simulator shown on AngeTheGreat's YouTube channel.

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Steam Engine Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,553 positive reviews and 69 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 6/7/2023
Developer Ektorom Software Inc.
Publisher Ektorom Software Inc.
Steam App Id 2381620

9. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,855 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,544 positive reviews and 311 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

10. Placid Plastic Duck Simulator

The ultimate high-tech rubber duck simulation, Placid Plastic Duck brings you dangerous levels of relaxation. With chill music, dreamy 3D graphics, and many different happy ducks, your only priority is to float around. Zero Ducks given.

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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Physics games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,957 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,694 positive reviews and 263 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.49
Release Date 7/6/2022
Developer turbolento games
Publisher turbolento games
Steam App Id 1999360

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4/18/2011
98
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People Playground steam charts
2,756
7/23/2019
97
$9.99
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Portal steam charts
241
10/10/2007
97
$9.99
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716
4/1/2021
96
$19.99
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Half-Life 2 steam charts
368
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
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BeamNG.drive steam charts
6,935
5/29/2015
96
$24.99
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Garry's Mod steam charts
10,495
11/29/2006
96
$9.99
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Steam Engine Simulator steam charts
37
6/7/2023
95
Free
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VTOL VR steam charts
170
8/3/2020
95
$29.99
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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator steam charts
94
7/6/2022
95
$1.49
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Ravenfield steam charts
556
5/18/2017
95
$17.99
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52
3/15/2022
95
$19.99
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Blender steam charts
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4/24/2015
95
Free
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CULTIC steam charts
19
10/13/2022
95
$9.99
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Blade and Sorcery steam charts
273
12/11/2018
95
$19.99
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Webbed steam charts
29
9/9/2021
95
$9.99
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Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades steam charts
192
4/5/2016
95
$19.99
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Mon Bazou steam charts
133
12/16/2021
95
$15.99
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SuchArt: Creative Space steam charts
15
1/21/2021
95
Free
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Juice Galaxy steam charts
48
11/22/2023
95
Free
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Totally Accurate Battle Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Half-Life 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). BeamNG.drive on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Garry's Mod on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Steam Engine Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 17). VTOL VR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.

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