Best PvP Games on Steam

Steam currently has 6,529 PvP 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. PvP game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike holds the #1 spot for "best PvP game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 236,898 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 230,876 positive reviews and 6,022 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 Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

2. 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 #2 spot for the best PvP 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

3. Half-Life

Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

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Half-Life has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,559 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,248 positive reviews and 4,311 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 11/19/1998
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 70

4. DUSK

Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.

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DUSK has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,674 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,118 positive reviews and 556 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 12/10/2018
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer David Szymanski
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 519860

5. Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology.

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Counter-Strike: Source has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 170,151 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163,846 positive reviews and 6,305 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 Counter-Strike: Source on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2004
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 240

6. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

The critically acclaimed RPG that raised the bar, from the creators of Baldur's Gate 3. Gather your party. Master deep, tactical combat. Venture as a party of up to four - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 178,855 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 171,610 positive reviews and 7,245 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $44.99 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 $44.99
Release Date 9/14/2017
Developer Larian Studios
Publisher Larian Studios
Steam App Id 435150

7. 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 #7 spot for the best PvP 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

8. Beat Saber

Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.

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Beat Saber has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 72,252 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 69,115 positive reviews and 3,137 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 Beat Saber on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/21/2019
Developer Beat Games
Publisher Beat Games
Steam App Id 620980

9. Titanfall® 2

Respawn Entertainment gives you the most advanced titan technology in its new, single player campaign & multiplayer experience. Combine & conquer with new titans & pilots, deadlier weapons, & customization and progression systems that help you and your titan flow as one unstoppable killing force.

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Titanfall® 2 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 219,992 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 209,406 positive reviews and 10,586 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.79 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Titanfall® 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.79
Release Date 6/18/2020
Developer Respawn Entertainment
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 1237970

10. Ultimate Chicken Horse

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer game where you build the level as you play, placing traps and hazards to screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself.

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Ultimate Chicken Horse has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best PvP games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 41,439 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 39,697 positive reviews and 1,742 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 3/4/2016
Developer Clever Endeavour Games
Publisher Clever Endeavour Games
Steam App Id 386940

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95
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94
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5/21/2019
94
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94
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Dying Light on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Beat Saber on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 8). Titanfall® 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Ultimate Chicken Horse on Steam. Steam Store.

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