Best Souls-like Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,298 Souls-like 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. Souls-like game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades holds the #1 spot for "best Souls-like game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 258,802 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 254,585 positive reviews and 4,217 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

2. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,128 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,254 positive reviews and 874 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

3. Senren*Banka

Senren*Banka is a Japanese-style visual novel produced by Yuzusoft, a Japanese developer of romance VNs. This game commemorated Yuzusoft's 10th anniversary. It won numerous awards on the year of its release in Japan for its art, music, and characters.

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Senren*Banka has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 22,164 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,955 positive reviews and 209 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Senren*Banka on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 2/14/2020
Franchise 株式会社HIKARI FIELD
Developer Yuzusoft
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Steam App Id 1144400

4. 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 #4 spot for the best Souls-like 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

5. Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam

Find and discover 100 cute cats hidden around a festive holiday village in this FREE hand-drawn hidden object game. Can you find them all?

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Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,847 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,811 positive reviews and 36 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/1/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2608050

6. Cats Hidden in Paris

Find 100 cats hiding in Paris, France in this cute hand-drawn hidden object game

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Cats Hidden in Paris has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,461 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,312 positive reviews and 149 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 7/16/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2313250

7. Bloons TD 6

The Bloons are back and better than ever! Get ready for a massive 3D tower defense game designed to give you hours and hours of the best strategy gaming available.

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Bloons TD 6 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 308,716 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 300,563 positive reviews and 8,153 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $13.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Bloons TD 6 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $13.99
Release Date 12/18/2018
Franchise Ninja Kiwi Games
Developer Ninja Kiwi
Publisher Ninja Kiwi
Steam App Id 960090

8. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,868 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,854 positive reviews and 10,014 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

9. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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Dead Cells has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 151,839 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 147,567 positive reviews and 4,272 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 8/6/2018
Developer Motion Twin
Publisher Motion Twin
Steam App Id 588650

10. Steam Engine Simulator

The Steam Engine Simulator shown on AngeTheGreat's YouTube channel.

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Steam Engine Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Souls-like games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,682 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,612 positive reviews and 70 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 6/7/2023
Developer Ektorom Software Inc.
Publisher Ektorom Software Inc.
Steam App Id 2381620

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Pizza Tower on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Senren*Banka on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Aseprite on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Cats Hidden in Paris on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Bloons TD 6 on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Dead Cells on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Steam Engine Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.

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