Best Surreal Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,825 Surreal 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. Surreal game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. OneShot

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

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OneShot holds the #1 spot for "best Surreal game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 44,469 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 43,709 positive reviews and 760 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. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run OneShot on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/9/2016
Developer Future Cat LLC
Publisher KOMODO
Steam App Id 420530

2. Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat.

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Hotline Miami has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 95,022 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 92,424 positive reviews and 2,598 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 10/23/2012
Developer Dennaton Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 219150

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Surreal 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

4. Inscryption

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

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Inscryption has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 112,278 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 108,882 positive reviews and 3,396 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 possible to play Inscryption on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/19/2021
Franchise Daniel Mullins Games
Developer Daniel Mullins Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 1092790

5. Baba Is You

Baba Is You is a puzzle game where the rules you have to follow are present as blocks you can interact with. By manipulating them, you can change how the game works, repurpose things you find in the levels and cause surprising interactions!

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Baba Is You has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,868 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,444 positive reviews and 424 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $10.49 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 $10.49
Release Date 3/13/2019
Developer Hempuli Oy
Publisher Hempuli Oy
Steam App Id 736260

6. Placid Plastic Duck Simulator

The ultimate high-tech rubber duck simulation, Placid Plastic Duck brings you dangerous levels of relaxation. With chill music, dreamy 3D graphics, and many different happy ducks, your only priority is to float around. Zero Ducks given.

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Placid Plastic Duck Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,739 positive reviews and 263 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 7/6/2022
Developer turbolento games
Publisher turbolento games
Steam App Id 1999360

7. Before Your Eyes

Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.

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Before Your Eyes has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,533 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,237 positive reviews and 296 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Before Your Eyes on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/8/2021
Franchise Skybound Games
Developer GoodbyeWorld Games
Publisher Skybound Games
Steam App Id 1082430

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Surreal 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

9. GRIS

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

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GRIS has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 70,826 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,380 positive reviews and 2,446 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 12/13/2018
Developer Nomada Studio
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 683320

10. Cube Escape Collection

In this classic point-and-click adventure anthology you follow the path of Dale and Laura and other famous Rusty lake characters such as Mr. Crow and Mr. Owl. The series will be updated, preserved and bundled to survive the end of the Flash Games era.

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Cube Escape Collection has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Surreal games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,903 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,804 positive reviews and 99 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 10/14/2020
Franchise Rusty Lake
Developer Rusty Lake
Publisher Rusty Lake
Steam App Id 1292940

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). OneShot on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Sheepy: A Short Adventure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Inscryption on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Baba Is You on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Placid Plastic Duck Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Before Your Eyes on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Gorogoa on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). GRIS on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Cube Escape Collection on Steam. Steam Store.

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