Best Sailing Games on Steam

Steam currently has 275 Sailing 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. Sailing game rankings were last updated on 5/28/2024.

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1. DREDGE

DREDGE is a single-player fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your boat, and dredge the depths for long-buried secrets. Explore a mysterious archipelago and discover why some things are best left forgotten.

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DREDGE holds the #1 spot for "best Sailing game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 30,737 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,495 positive reviews and 1,242 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 3/30/2023
Franchise Team17 Digital
Developer Black Salt Games
Publisher Team17
Steam App Id 1562430

2. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!

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Sid Meier's Pirates! has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,350 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,998 positive reviews and 352 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 not possible to play or run Sid Meier's Pirates! on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/11/2005
Developer Firaxis Games
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 3920

3. Horizon's Gate

Voyage into the wide world of Eral as an explorer, trader, or privateer. Defeat your enemies on land or at sea in deep but straightforward tactical combat. Unravel the secrets behind Dominio's betrayal – or sail off in search of your own adventure.

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Horizon's Gate has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 913 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 881 positive reviews and 32 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 Horizon's Gate on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/9/2020
Developer Rad Codex
Publisher Rad Codex
Steam App Id 1224290

4. Shipped

Challenge your friends in a naval battle of steering, pushing and shooting. Keep your ship on-screen and avoid crashing with land to survive. Up to 8 players.

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Shipped has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 595 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 576 positive reviews and 19 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 3/28/2019
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 1037190

5. Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.

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Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 327,733 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 294,360 positive reviews and 33,373 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 6/3/2020
Developer Rare Ltd
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 1172620

6. Sunset Routes

Sunset Routes is an easy and intriguing roguelite game. You can choose your crew, put them in the cabins, select your destination, and set sail. Through a series of choices, you can earn profits during the emergency period of the New World and even decide its fate—unintentionally or on purpose.

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Sunset Routes has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 414 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 398 positive reviews and 16 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.74 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Sunset Routes on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $0.74
Release Date 11/16/2022
Developer Renka
Publisher Renka
Steam App Id 2074480

7. Super Raft Boat VR

A VR rogue-lite shooter where you must survive waves of sea creatures while building your Super Raft Boat. Can you reach the Final Island?

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Super Raft Boat VR has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 165 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163 positive reviews and 2 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 8/4/2021
Franchise Shattered Journal Games
Developers
Publisher Shattered Journal Games
Steam App Id 1595490

8. Stormworks: Build and Rescue

Join a world where you design, create and pilot your own air sea rescue service. Release your inner hero as you battle fierce storms out at sea to rescue those in need.

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Stormworks: Build and Rescue has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 46,450 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 41,646 positive reviews and 4,804 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Stormworks: Build and Rescue on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Developer Geometa
Publisher Geometa
Steam App Id 573090

9. Aurora: A Child's Journey

Guide Aurora through this beautiful adventure using her imagination to discover who's responsible for the fire that is ravaging her village and its surroundings.

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Aurora: A Child's Journey has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 913 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 853 positive reviews and 60 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 11/20/2020
Developer Luski Game Studio
Publisher Prothos
Steam App Id 1438440

10. eSail Sailing Simulator

eSail Sailing Simulator is an authentic yacht sailing experience with numerous tutorials, sailing, mooring and anchoring modes, charting, challenges, races, Live Sailing mode, 'Learn Yachting with eSail' training course and more.

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eSail Sailing Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Sailing games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 618 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 581 positive reviews and 37 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $37.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $37.99
Release Date 3/26/2019
Developer eSail Ltd.
Steam App Id 794860

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DREDGE steam charts
299
3/30/2023
94
$24.99
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Sid Meier's Pirates! steam charts
78
7/11/2005
91
$9.99
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Horizon's Gate steam charts
20
3/9/2020
91
$19.99
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Shipped steam charts
1
3/28/2019
90
$4.99
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Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition steam charts
14,852
6/3/2020
89
$39.99
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Sunset Routes steam charts
7
11/16/2022
89
$0.74
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Super Raft Boat VR steam charts
1
8/4/2021
88
Free
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Stormworks: Build and Rescue steam charts
2,210
9/17/2020
88
$24.99
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Aurora: A Child's Journey steam charts
1
11/20/2020
88
Free
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eSail Sailing Simulator steam charts
22
3/26/2019
88
$37.99
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The Caribbean Sail steam charts
1
9/19/2017
87
$14.99
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NavalArt steam charts
109
6/20/2018
87
$14.99
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Sail Forth steam charts
3
12/21/2022
87
$19.99
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Sailwind steam charts
63
10/18/2021
86
$19.99
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Islands of the Caliph steam charts
1
9/29/2023
84
$9.99
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Hydrofoil Generation steam charts
3
11/7/2023
83
$19.99
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Salt 2: Shores of Gold steam charts
53
9/20/2022
82
$19.99
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Captain Cigarrr steam charts
1
3/4/2022
82
Free
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Summer Trip Cruise steam charts
1
5/25/2023
82
$12.99
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Captain Bones : A Pirate's Journey steam charts
7
7/27/2022
82
$9.99
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Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Sid Meier's Pirates! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 11). Horizon's Gate on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Shipped on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Sunset Routes on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Super Raft Boat VR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Stormworks: Build and Rescue on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Aurora: A Child's Journey on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). eSail Sailing Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.

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