Best Psychological Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,754 Psychological 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. Psychological game rankings were last updated on 4/3/2024.

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1. Entropy : Zero 2

Bad Cop is back. Command a small army of Combine synths and soldiers on a Northern campaign to capture Dr. Judith Mossman. A modification for Half-Life 2.

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Entropy : Zero 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Psychological game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,185 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,802 positive reviews and 383 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Entropy : Zero 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/20/2022
Developer Breadmen
Publisher Breadman
Steam App Id 1583720

2. Inscryption

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

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Inscryption has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 112,278 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 108,882 positive reviews and 3,396 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 Inscryption on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/19/2021
Franchise Daniel Mullins Games
Developer Daniel Mullins Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 1092790

3. Finding Paradise

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to fulfill his last wish.

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Finding Paradise has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,058 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,699 positive reviews and 359 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 Finding Paradise on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/14/2017
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 337340

4. Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room. Trade stickers and listen to chill music. We're all in this together. Sometimes all you need are a few kind words.

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Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,722 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,573 positive reviews and 149 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/12/2019
Developer Popcannibal
Publisher Popcannibal
Steam App Id 1070710

5. Before Your Eyes

Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.

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Before Your Eyes has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,533 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,237 positive reviews and 296 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Before Your Eyes on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/8/2021
Franchise Skybound Games
Developer GoodbyeWorld Games
Publisher Skybound Games
Steam App Id 1082430

6. The Coffin of Andy and Leyley

Walk-n-talk adventure with light puzzling. Brother and sister practice cannibalism after witnessing a botched satanic ritual.

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The Coffin of Andy and Leyley has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,647 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,164 positive reviews and 483 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/13/2023
Developers
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Steam App Id 2378900

7. Ib

A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery.

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Ib has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,571 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,536 positive reviews and 35 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 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 $12.99
Release Date 4/11/2022
Developer kouri
Publisher PLAYISM
Steam App Id 1901370

8. To the Moon

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.

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To the Moon has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 74,208 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 71,496 positive reviews and 2,712 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 To the Moon on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 206440

9. 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 #9 spot for the best Psychological 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

10. The Test

You will answer a series of questions that will reveal truths from deep within. These questions may make you uncomfortable, but with great knowledge comes great sacrifice. Can you make it all the way through The Test, and if you do, are you sure you want the answers you seek?

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The Test has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Psychological games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,272 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,706 positive reviews and 566 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.59 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 $1.59
Release Date 2/24/2020
Developer Randumb Studios
Publisher Randumb Studios
Steam App Id 1241510

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