Best Submarine Games on Steam

Steam currently has 157 Submarine 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. Submarine game rankings were last updated on 5/28/2024.

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1. South Scrimshaw, Part One

South Scrimshaw is the story of a newborn whale in a vast alien ocean. It is a richly illustrated experimental visual novel, written in the style of a nature documentary.

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South Scrimshaw, Part One holds the #1 spot for "best Submarine game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,085 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,078 positive reviews and 7 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 South Scrimshaw, Part One on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/9/2023
Developer Nathan O. Marsh
Publisher Nathan O. Marsh
Steam App Id 2443110

2. Swallow the Sea

You are a lowly egg cell on a journey through a swollen sea of strange and humanoid fish. Prey on smaller life and growing larger and stronger to perhaps someday be born.

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Swallow the Sea has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,089 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,043 positive reviews and 46 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 9/3/2021
Developers
Publisher ItsTheTalia
Steam App Id 1511860

3. Barotrauma

Barotrauma is a 2D co-op submarine simulator – in space, with survival horror and RPG elements. Steer your submarine, complete missions, fight monsters, fix leaks, operate machinery, man the guns and craft items, and stay alert: danger in Barotrauma doesn’t announce itself!

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Barotrauma has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 63,587 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 59,485 positive reviews and 4,102 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Barotrauma on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 3/13/2023
Franchise Daedalic Entertainment
Developers
Publisher Daedalic Entertainment
Steam App Id 602960

4. Trailmakers

Build the ultimate vehicle and explore a vast open world filled with challenges and adventure. Play solo or team up with friends in multiplayer to conquer the toughest obstacles. With a thrilling campaign mode and endless creative possibilities, Trailmakers is the ultimate sandbox for adventurers.

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Trailmakers has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,584 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 20,000 positive reviews and 1,584 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Trailmakers on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 9/18/2019
Franchise Flashbulb
Developer Flashbulb
Publisher Flashbulb
Steam App Id 585420

5. STASIS: BONE TOTEM

Get ready for a thrilling underwater adventure with classic point-and-click gameplay. Explore with three characters simultaneously. Featuring atmospheric isometric graphics, rendered video, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, BONE TOTEM takes you on a journey to hidden places deep below the waves...

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STASIS: BONE TOTEM has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,608 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,528 positive reviews and 80 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.39 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 $12.39
Release Date 5/31/2023
Developer THE BROTHERHOOD
Publisher THE BROTHERHOOD
Steam App Id 1426010

6. Iron Lung

A short horror game where you pilot a tiny submarine through an ocean of blood on an alien moon.

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Iron Lung has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,522 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,983 positive reviews and 539 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Iron Lung on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 3/9/2022
Franchise David Szymanski
Developer David Szymanski
Publisher David Szymanski
Steam App Id 1846170

7. IronWolf VR

IronWolf VR is a roomscale submarine game playable either singleplayer or online co-op with motion controls. Built from the ground up for VR, each part of the submarine has been crafted for an optimal VR experience.

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IronWolf VR has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,113 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,061 positive reviews and 52 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. At the moment, it is possible to play IronWolf VR on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/12/2022
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 552080

8. Where Jellyfish 水母在哪里

Searching for a large number of jellyfish. A carefully hand drawn 4K scene filled with cute characters. The process is short and won't take up too much player time. You can choose your favorite dyeing for the convenience of color blind players. Extremely easy to achieve.

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Where Jellyfish 水母在哪里 has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 239 positive reviews and 4 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 possible to play Where Jellyfish 水母在哪里 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 12/21/2023
Developer 冷笑黑妖
Publisher 冷笑黑妖
Steam App Id 2685210

9. IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition

This is the Free Non-VR version of IronWolf VR. A co-op submarine game with a light touch on realism, making the submarine sim genre accessible to a wider audience.

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IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 312 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 302 positive reviews and 10 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 possible to play IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/14/2023
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 2530670

10. ICBM

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.

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ICBM has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Submarine games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,656 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,525 positive reviews and 131 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play ICBM on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 11/17/2020
Developers
Publisher Slitherine Ltd.
Steam App Id 1178220

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). Barotrauma on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). Trailmakers on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). STASIS: BONE TOTEM on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Iron Lung on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 29). IronWolf VR on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). ICBM on Steam. Steam Store.

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