Best Shooter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 10,213 Shooter 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. Shooter game rankings were last updated on 5/16/2024.

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1. Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Half-Life: Alyx holds the #1 spot for "best Shooter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,627 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,170 positive reviews and 1,457 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 3/23/2020
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 546560

2. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,682 positive reviews and 21,133 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 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

3. ULTRAKILL

ULTRAKILL is a fast-paced ultraviolent retro FPS combining the skill-based style scoring from character action games with unadulterated carnage inspired by the best shooters of the '90s. Rip apart your foes with varied destructive weapons and shower in their blood to regain your health.

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ULTRAKILL has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 112,782 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 110,438 positive reviews and 2,344 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 9/3/2020
Franchise New Blood Interactive
Developer Arsi "Hakita" Patala
Publisher New Blood Interactive
Steam App Id 1229490

4. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 191,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,309 positive reviews and 4,570 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 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

5. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Shooter games. 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

6. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

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Deep Rock Galactic has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 288,460 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,219 positive reviews and 8,241 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 possible to play Deep Rock Galactic on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/13/2020
Franchise Coffee Stain
Developer Ghost Ship Games
Publisher Coffee Stain Publishing
Steam App Id 548430

7. Dishonored

Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. With Dishonored’s flexible combat system, creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal.

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Dishonored has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 78,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 76,552 positive reviews and 1,849 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/11/2012
Franchise Arkane Studios
Developer Arkane Studios
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 205100

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Shooter 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

9. Entropy : Zero 2

Bad Cop is back. Command a small army of Combine synths and soldiers on a Northern campaign to capture Dr. Judith Mossman. A modification for Half-Life 2.

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Entropy : Zero 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,124 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,740 positive reviews and 384 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Entropy : Zero 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/20/2022
Developer Breadmen
Publisher Breadman
Steam App Id 1583720

10. Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat.

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Hotline Miami has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 94,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 92,040 positive reviews and 2,582 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 10/23/2012
Developer Dennaton Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 219150

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96
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11/1/2000
96
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5/13/2020
96
$29.99
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200
10/11/2012
96
$9.99
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10,879
11/29/2006
96
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56
8/20/2022
96
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268
10/23/2012
96
$1.99
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4/1/2023
96
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6/23/2023
96
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1/25/2019
96
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100
6/16/2022
96
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289
10/15/2015
95
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5/18/2017
95
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95
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95
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168
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). ULTRAKILL on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Counter-Strike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Deep Rock Galactic on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Dishonored on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Garry's Mod on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 3). Entropy : Zero 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.

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