Best PvE Games on Steam

Steam currently has 5,414 PvE 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. PvE game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Lethal Company

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

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Lethal Company holds the #1 spot for "best PvE game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 394,907 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,973 positive reviews and 9,934 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

2. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

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Deep Rock Galactic has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 288,460 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,219 positive reviews and 8,241 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 possible to play Deep Rock Galactic on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/13/2020
Franchise Coffee Stain
Developer Ghost Ship Games
Publisher Coffee Stain Publishing
Steam App Id 548430

3. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,124 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,740 positive reviews and 384 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

4. Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power.

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Baldur's Gate 3 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 609,243 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 589,632 positive reviews and 19,611 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $50.99 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 $50.99
Release Date 8/3/2023
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Steam App Id 1086940

5. 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 #5 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,141 positive reviews and 420 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
Developers
Publishers
Steam App Id 774801

6. God of War

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.

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God of War has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 129,694 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 125,278 positive reviews and 4,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $49.99 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 $49.99
Release Date 1/14/2022
Franchise PlayStation Studios™
Developer Santa Monica Studio
Publisher PlayStation PC LLC
Steam App Id 1593500

7. CULTIC

Death is only the beginning. Crawl from your grave and gear up to fight your way through the ranks of a mysterious and twisted cult. You, your guns, and your dynamite will have to shoot, slide, blast, duck, dodge, and maybe throw a gib or two to survive in this old-school-inspired shooter.

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CULTIC has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,792 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,705 positive reviews and 87 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 10/13/2022
Franchise 3D Realms
Developer Jasozz Games
Publisher 3D Realms
Steam App Id 1684930

8. WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Live the life of a wild wolf in a realistic ecological simulation set in Yellowstone National Park.

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WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,795 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,608 positive reviews and 187 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 7/26/2019
Developer eduweb
Publisher eduweb
Steam App Id 926990

9. Dying Light

First-person action survival game set in a post-apocalyptic open world overrun by flesh-hungry zombies. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious virus epidemic. Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, and face hordes of the infected.

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Dying Light has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 408,053 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 388,709 positive reviews and 19,344 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/15/2021
Developer Techland
Publisher Techland
Steam App Id 239140

10. Zup! F

Minimal physical puzzle with explosions

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Zup! F has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best PvE games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,147 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,917 positive reviews and 230 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 12/11/2019
Developer Quiet River
Publisher Quiet River
Steam App Id 601220

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95
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94
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94
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94
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93
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Palworld steam charts
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93
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Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop steam charts
141
4/20/2017
93
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Nightmare of Decay steam charts
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5/3/2022
92
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Deep Rock Galactic on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 3). Entropy : Zero 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Crab Champions on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 2). God of War on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). CULTIC on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Dying Light on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Zup! F on Steam. Steam Store.

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