Best Short Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,112 Short 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. Short game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal holds the #1 spot for "best Short game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,983 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,612 positive reviews and 2,371 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 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 $0.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

2. A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.

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A Short Hike has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,203 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,081 positive reviews and 122 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 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 $7.99
Release Date 7/30/2019
Developer adamgryu
Publisher adamgryu
Steam App Id 1055540

3. Helltaker

Helltaker is a short game about sharply dressed demon girls.

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Helltaker has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 118,329 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 115,723 positive reviews and 2,606 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 Helltaker on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/11/2020
Developer vanripper
Publisher vanripper
Steam App Id 1289310

4. Grimm's Hollow

A spooky, freeware RPG where you search the afterlife for your brother. Reap ghosts with your scythe, explore haunted caves, and eat ghostly treats on your journey through death.

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Grimm's Hollow has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,947 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,773 positive reviews and 174 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, it is possible to play Grimm's Hollow on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/30/2019
Developer ghosthunter
Publisher ghosthunter
Steam App Id 1170880

5. Sheepy: A Short Adventure

A Short Handcrafted Pixel Art Platformer that follows Sheepy, an abandoned plushy brought to life. Sheepy: A Short Adventure is the first short game from MrSuicideSheep.

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Sheepy: A Short Adventure has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,176 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,085 positive reviews and 91 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, it is not possible to play or run Sheepy: A Short Adventure on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/6/2024
Franchise MrSuicideSheep
Developer MrSuicideSheep
Publisher MrSuicideSheep
Steam App Id 1568400

6. The Room

A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.

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The Room has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,661 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,084 positive reviews and 577 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 7/28/2014
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 288160

7. Pineapple on pizza

Can a video game convey a flavor?

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Pineapple on pizza has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,902 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,456 positive reviews and 446 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 3/28/2023
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 2263010

8. The Room Two

Unique events transport you to the halls of a long-forgotten crypt. The only means of escape lies locked within a stone pedestal, along with a note from your mysterious ally. His words promise assistance, but only serve to entice you into a compelling world of mystery and exploration.

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The Room Two has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,304 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,897 positive reviews and 407 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Room Two on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 7/5/2016
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 425580

9. Gorogoa

Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts. Winner of Debut Game at the 2018 BAFTA Games Awards, as well as Best Mobile Game and the Innovation Award at the GDC 2018 Choice Awards.

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Gorogoa has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,142 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,760 positive reviews and 382 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.49 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 $4.49
Release Date 12/14/2017
Developer Buried Signal
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 557600

10. Lil Gator Game

Embark on an adorable adventure, discover new friends and uncover everything the island has to offer. Climb, Swim, Glide and slide your way into the hearts of the many different characters you meet on your travels!

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Lil Gator Game has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Short games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,969 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,931 positive reviews and 38 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 12/14/2022
Franchise Playtonic Friends
Developer MegaWobble
Publisher Playtonic Friends
Steam App Id 1586800

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5/11/2020
96
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96
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2/6/2024
96
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7/28/2014
96
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3/28/2023
96
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7/5/2016
95
$4.99
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Gorogoa steam charts
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12/14/2017
95
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12/14/2022
95
$9.99
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10/14/2020
95
$4.99
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10
6/3/2013
95
$3.99
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9/7/2012
95
$9.99
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8/24/2019
95
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9/27/2023
95
$4.99
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Zup! S steam charts
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11/15/2018
95
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1/28/2020
94
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Samsara Room steam charts
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Steam Store. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Portal on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). A Short Hike on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 1). Helltaker on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Grimm's Hollow on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Sheepy: A Short Adventure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). The Room on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Pineapple on pizza on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). The Room Two on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Gorogoa on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Lil Gator Game on Steam. Steam Store.

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