Best Silent Protagonist Games on Steam

Steam currently has 139 Silent Protagonist 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. Silent Protagonist game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Silent Protagonist game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 113,573 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 111,209 positive reviews and 2,364 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

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 192,085 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,506 positive reviews and 4,579 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

3. Half-Life

Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

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Half-Life has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 126,777 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,466 positive reviews and 4,311 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 11/8/1998
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 70

4. Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life® 2: Episode Two is the second in a trilogy of new games created by Valve that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life® adventure. As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,661 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,498 positive reviews and 1,163 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 10/10/2007
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 420

5. Half-Life 2: VR Mod

Half Life 2: VR Mod is a fan-made project, which adds full Virtual Reality support to the original 2004 PC gaming classic by Valve Software. Are you ready to become the Freeman?

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Half-Life 2: VR Mod has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,755 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,637 positive reviews and 118 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 Half-Life 2: VR Mod on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 9/16/2022
Developer Source VR Mod Team
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Steam App Id 658920

6. Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2 has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, and earned over 35 Game of the Year Awards. Episode One is the first in a series of games that reveal the aftermath of Half-Life 2 and launch a journey beyond City 17. Also features two multiplayer games. Half-Life 2 not required.

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Half-Life 2: Episode One has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,848 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,574 positive reviews and 1,274 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Half-Life 2: Episode One on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 6/1/2006
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 380

7. The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is a narrative-driven time loop adventure in ancient Rome. Discover the ruins of an ancient underground city, travel 2000 years into the past, and unravel the mystery of who destroyed it by cleverly exploiting the power to wind back time. The fate of the city is in your hands.

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The Forgotten City has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,626 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,260 positive reviews and 366 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.74 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 $8.74
Release Date 7/28/2021
Franchise Dear Villagers
Developer Modern Storyteller
Publisher Dear Villagers
Steam App Id 874260

8. Half-Life: Opposing Force

Return to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists assigned to eliminate Gordon Freeman. Experience an entirely new episode of single player action. Meet fierce alien opponents, and experiment with new weaponry. Named 'Game of the Year' by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

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Half-Life: Opposing Force has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 22,143 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,075 positive reviews and 1,068 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Half-Life: Opposing Force on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 11/1/1999
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Gearbox Software
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 50

9. Five Nights at Freddy's

Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds!

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Five Nights at Freddy's has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 47,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 44,628 positive reviews and 3,230 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 8/19/2014
Developer Scott Cawthon
Publisher Scott Cawthon
Steam App Id 319510

10. Half-Life 2: VR Mod - Episode One

Return as Gordon Freeman in a new VR adventure to City 17 and beyond. Deal with the consequences of your actions in Half-Life 2 with this community-made adaptation of Episode One to glorious roomscale Virtual Reality!

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Half-Life 2: VR Mod - Episode One has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Silent Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 499 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 494 positive reviews and 5 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 not possible to play or run Half-Life 2: VR Mod - Episode One on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 3/17/2023
Developer Source VR Mod Team
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Steam App Id 2177750

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92
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91
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9/14/2023
90
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90
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