Best Software Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,716 Software 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. Software game rankings were last updated on 5/25/2024.

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1. Wallpaper Engine

Use stunning live wallpapers on your desktop. Animate your own images to create new wallpapers or import videos/websites and share them on the Steam Workshop!

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Wallpaper Engine holds the #1 spot for "best Software game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 779,667 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 764,470 positive reviews and 15,197 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Wallpaper Engine on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 11/16/2018
Developer Wallpaper Engine Team
Publisher Wallpaper Engine Team
Steam App Id 431960

2. Aseprite

Aseprite is a pixel-art tool to create 2D animations, sprites, and any kind of graphics for games.

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Aseprite has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,596 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,442 positive reviews and 154 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Aseprite on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/22/2016
Developer David Capello
Publisher Igara Studio
Steam App Id 431730

3. Blender

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. Free to use for everyone, for any purpose.

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Blender has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 57,810 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 55,875 positive reviews and 1,935 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 not possible to play or run Blender on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 4/24/2015
Developer Blender Foundation
Publisher Blender Foundation
Steam App Id 365670

4. Virtual Cottage

Virtual Cottage gives you a comfy place to rest and be productive without any distractions. Open the game, set yourself a goal and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Virtual Cottage has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,246 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,043 positive reviews and 203 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 Virtual Cottage on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/7/2020
Franchise DU&I
Developer DU&I
Publisher DU&I
Steam App Id 1369320

5. Soundpad

Play sounds in voice chats in high digital quality. Add sounds or music to your microphone signal so others will hear it, too.

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Soundpad has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,539 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 66,828 positive reviews and 2,711 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 not possible to play or run Soundpad on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/30/2017
Developer Leppsoft
Publisher Leppsoft
Steam App Id 629520

6. OBS Studio

Free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming

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OBS Studio has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 22,379 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,379 positive reviews and 1,000 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run OBS Studio on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 3/21/2022
Developer OBS Project
Publisher OBS Project
Steam App Id 1905180

7. fpsVR

Utility for SteamVR for keeping track of FPS, frame time and other performance metrics in the in-game overlay. Easily change SteamVR settings in the fpsVR settings overlay in the SteamVR dashboard. Headset cable twist tracking and other useful features.

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fpsVR has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,996 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,951 positive reviews and 45 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run fpsVR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/11/2018
Developer SBSoftLab
Publisher SBSoftLab
Steam App Id 908520

8. Godot Engine

Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that you can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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Godot Engine has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,394 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,231 positive reviews and 163 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 not possible to play or run Godot Engine on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/24/2016
Developer Godot Engine
Publisher Godot Engine
Steam App Id 404790

9. ShareX

ShareX is a free and open source program that can capture or record selected area from the screen with a single keypress, automatically save them to your hard disk/clipboard, and instantly upload them to an image/file hosting service and then can copy the URL to your clipboard.

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ShareX has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,488 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,212 positive reviews and 276 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 ShareX on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 10/2/2015
Developer ShareX Team
Publisher ShareX Team
Steam App Id 400040

10. Pixel Studio - pixel art editor

Best pixel art editor. Simple. Fast. Portable.

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Pixel Studio - pixel art editor has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Software games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,370 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,227 positive reviews and 143 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/25/2019
Developer Hippo Games
Publisher Hippo Games
Steam App Id 1204050

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Wallpaper Engine steam charts
37,430
11/16/2018
97
$3.99
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Aseprite steam charts
4,641
2/22/2016
97
$19.99
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Blender steam charts
7,536
4/24/2015
95
Free
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Virtual Cottage steam charts
422
10/7/2020
95
Free
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Soundpad steam charts
14,590
9/30/2017
94
$4.99
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OBS Studio steam charts
7,312
3/21/2022
93
Free
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fpsVR steam charts
262
9/11/2018
93
$3.99
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Godot Engine steam charts
244
2/24/2016
93
Free
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ShareX steam charts
2,366
10/2/2015
92
Free
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Pixel Studio - pixel art editor steam charts
153
12/25/2019
92
Free
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Krita steam charts
419
6/10/2014
92
$9.99
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2,832
4/14/2020
91
$7.99
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485
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91
$8.75
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1,341
7/10/2012
91
Free
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Tyrion Cuthbert: Attorney of the Arcane steam charts
13
6/23/2023
91
$19.99
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DFHack - Dwarf Fortress Modding Engine steam charts
339
4/14/2023
91
Free
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Software Inc. steam charts
344
5/1/2015
91
$22.99
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Stream Avatars steam charts
1,256
7/26/2017
91
$14.99
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Dungeon Alchemist steam charts
227
3/31/2022
91
$44.99
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VRoid Studio v1.28.1 steam charts
457
12/23/2020
91
Free
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Soures & References

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Steam Store. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Wallpaper Engine on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Aseprite on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Blender on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Virtual Cottage on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 8). Soundpad on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). OBS Studio on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). fpsVR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Godot Engine on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). ShareX on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). Pixel Studio - pixel art editor on Steam. Steam Store.

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