Best Runner Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,714 Runner 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. Runner game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. Teardown

Prepare the perfect heist in this simulated and fully destructible voxel world. Tear down walls with vehicles or explosives to create shortcuts. Stack objects to reach higher. Use the environment to your advantage in the most creative way you can think of.

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Teardown holds the #1 spot for "best Runner game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 89,252 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 85,305 positive reviews and 3,947 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 4/21/2022
Franchise Saber Interactive
Developer Tuxedo Labs
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Steam App Id 1167630

2. Retrowave

Neon lights, palm trees, synthwave, '80s supercars speeding down an endless highway... Welcome to the world of Retrowave!

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Retrowave has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,718 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,077 positive reviews and 641 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Retrowave on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $1.49
Release Date 5/6/2022
Developer RewindApp
Publisher RewindApp
Steam App Id 1239690

3. pureya

A different game every 10 seconds!

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pureya has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,163 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,110 positive reviews and 53 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 3/26/2021
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 1268960

4. Montaro

Montaro is a DOGE.

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Montaro has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,166 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,586 positive reviews and 580 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Montaro on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 7/25/2016
Developer JCKSLAP
Publisher 02GAMES
Steam App Id 495890

5. Vecter

Vecter is a fast-paced runner and shooter game where your goal is to survive by the skin of your teeth and raise hell in your path. You get in your ship, you push the throttle on max and then try to survive for as long as possible by annihilating anything that gets in your way.

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Vecter has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,904 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,783 positive reviews and 121 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 10/14/2020
Developer taranasus
Publisher taranasus
Steam App Id 1175140

6. I wanna be the Creator

这是一款可以自制关卡的IWBTG同人游戏,在里面你可以体验到各种千奇百怪的关卡,同样也可以创作出属于你自己的关卡。

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I wanna be the Creator has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,634 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,522 positive reviews and 112 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.19 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play I wanna be the Creator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.19
Release Date 11/15/2019
Developer Aikesi
Publisher HeyBox Games
Steam App Id 913550

7. Learn to Fly 3

Build your spaceship from scratch, earn funds and invest them into building a bigger, better spaceship as you try and fly your way up to space!

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Learn to Fly 3 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,125 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,604 positive reviews and 521 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 Learn to Fly 3 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/12/2017
Developer Light Bringer Games inc.
Publisher Light Bringer Games inc.
Steam App Id 589870

8. FrostRunner

FrostRunner is a first-person platformer “speedrunning” game, where the player rapidly completes platforming challenges before the timer runs out. Using their tether tool, players compete to finish each of the 36 unique levels as quickly as possible and earn a place at the top of the leaderboards.

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FrostRunner has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,332 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,167 positive reviews and 165 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 1/1/2019
Developer Think Arcade
Steam App Id 934840

9. SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell

Like a bastard child of Quake 3 and Super Meat Boy, SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell is truly hardcore and focuses on speed and fast reaction.

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SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,910 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,762 positive reviews and 148 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 7/28/2016
Franchise Pine Studio
Developer Pine Studio
Publisher Pine Studio
Steam App Id 457210

10. Crab Game

Crab Game is a First-Person Multiplayer game where you play through several different minigames based on children's games, until only one player stands victorious.

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Crab Game has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Runner games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 150,715 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 138,496 positive reviews and 12,219 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Crab Game on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/29/2021
Developer Dani
Publisher Dani
Steam App Id 1782210

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Teardown steam charts
2,486
4/21/2022
94
$29.99
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Retrowave steam charts
18
5/6/2022
93
$1.49
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pureya steam charts
2
3/26/2021
93
$2.99
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Montaro steam charts
3
7/25/2016
93
$0.99
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2
10/14/2020
92
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11
11/15/2019
91
$4.19
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Learn to Fly 3 steam charts
148
5/12/2017
91
Free
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FrostRunner steam charts
2
1/1/2019
91
Free
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7/28/2016
91
$14.99
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10/29/2021
91
Free
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Race The Sun steam charts
10
12/9/2013
91
$9.99
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1
11/23/2018
90
$0.99
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1
5/8/2023
90
$4.99
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3
10/3/2023
90
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3
9/19/2023
90
$13.39
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Hotdog Runner steam charts
1
3/6/2024
90
$1.99
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5/20/2016
90
$2.49
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12/21/2023
90
$0.69
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Soda Crisis steam charts
3
5/23/2022
89
$10.99
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5
6/20/2019
89
$2.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Teardown on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Retrowave on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). pureya on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Montaro on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Vecter on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 1). I wanna be the Creator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Learn to Fly 3 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 3). FrostRunner on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Crab Game on Steam. Steam Store.

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