Best Realistic Games on Steam

Steam currently has 7,176 Realistic 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. Realistic game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Realistic game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 723,828 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 706,739 positive reviews and 17,089 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/12/2012
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 227300

2. Lethal Company

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

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Realistic games. 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

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Realistic 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

4. Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

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Mount & Blade: Warband has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Realistic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 160,210 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 156,588 positive reviews and 3,622 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 Mount & Blade: Warband on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/31/2010
Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment
Publisher TaleWorlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 48700

5. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Realistic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

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 Realistic 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 Realistic 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. American Truck Simulator

Experience legendary American trucks and deliver various cargoes across sunny California, sandy Nevada, and the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. American Truck Simulator takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognized landmarks around the States.

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American Truck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Realistic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 148,997 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 144,430 positive reviews and 4,567 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 2/2/2016
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 270880

9. 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 #9 spot for the best Realistic 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

10. PowerWash Simulator

Release the Pressure with PowerWash Simulator! Wash away your worries with the soothing sounds of high-pressure water. Fire up your power washer and blast away every speck of dirt and grime you can find, all with the simple satisfaction of power-washing to a sparkling finish.

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PowerWash Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Realistic games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 43,803 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 42,634 positive reviews and 1,169 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/14/2022
Developer FuturLab
Publisher Square Enix
Steam App Id 1290000

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10/12/2012
97
$4.99
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10/23/2023
97
$9.99
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708
4/1/2021
96
$19.99
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2,431
3/31/2010
96
$19.99
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2,701
3/24/2023
96
$39.99
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6,799
5/29/2015
96
$24.99
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Garry's Mod steam charts
10,390
11/29/2006
96
$9.99
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American Truck Simulator steam charts
6,197
2/2/2016
96
$4.99
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39
6/7/2023
95
Free
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PowerWash Simulator steam charts
1,210
7/14/2022
95
$19.99
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VTOL VR steam charts
170
8/3/2020
95
$29.99
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108
7/6/2022
95
$1.49
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551
5/18/2017
95
$17.99
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11
9/27/2023
95
$0.99
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The Forest steam charts
1,618
4/30/2018
95
$19.99
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Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades steam charts
192
4/5/2016
95
$19.99
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10
1/21/2021
95
Free
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WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition steam charts
210
7/26/2019
94
$19.99
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Teardown steam charts
1,105
4/21/2022
94
$29.99
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251
8/24/2015
94
$29.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 17). PowerWash Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.

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