Best Quick-Time Events Games on Steam

Steam currently has 609 Quick-Time Events 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. Quick-Time Events game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. The Walking Dead

A five-part adventure horror series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series.

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The Walking Dead holds the #1 spot for "best Quick-Time Events game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 67,317 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 65,425 positive reviews and 1,892 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 4/24/2012
Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Skybound Games
Steam App Id 207610

2. Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor.

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Tomb Raider has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 232,894 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 223,887 positive reviews and 9,007 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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.

3. The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad.

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The Walking Dead: Season Two has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,609 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,533 positive reviews and 1,076 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Walking Dead: Season Two on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/17/2013
Developer Telltale Games
Publisher Skybound Games
Steam App Id 261030

4. Tales from the Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands is a five-part episodic game set on the unforgiving world of Pandora between the events of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3. This is a story full of Borderlands' trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.

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Tales from the Borderlands has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,080 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,269 positive reviews and 811 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Tales from the Borderlands on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/25/2014
Franchise Borderlands Franchise
Developer Telltale Games
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 330830

5. Rise of the Tomb Raider™

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the base game and Season Pass featuring all-new content. Explore Croft Manor in the new “Blood Ties” story, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider™ has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 125,914 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 118,334 positive reviews and 7,580 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Rise of the Tomb Raider™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

6. Resident Evil 4 (2005)

(Release: 2014) Special agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter who has been kidnapped.

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Resident Evil 4 (2005) has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 73,249 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 67,989 positive reviews and 5,260 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Resident Evil 4 (2005) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/28/2014
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Steam App Id 254700

7. THE IDOLM@STER STARLIT SEASON

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THE IDOLM@STER STARLIT SEASON has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,335 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,099 positive reviews and 236 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and is not available to play on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run THE IDOLM@STER STARLIT SEASON on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 10/13/2021
Steam App Id 1046480

8. Costume Quest

A Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.

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Costume Quest has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,744 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,500 positive reviews and 244 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Costume Quest on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/14/2011
Developer Double Fine Productions
Publisher Double Fine Productions
Steam App Id 115100

9. Jerma & Otto: The Curse of the Late Streamer

Jerma985 is late for his stream, again, and it's up to you to help him get ready!

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Jerma & Otto: The Curse of the Late Streamer has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 476 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 459 positive reviews and 17 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Jerma & Otto: The Curse of the Late Streamer on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/8/2021
Developer William Enders
Publisher Cool Computer Zone
Steam App Id 1669490

10. Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis.

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Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Quick-Time Events games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,162 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,476 positive reviews and 686 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 8/8/2017
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 675260

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