Best Top-Down Shooter Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,820 Top-Down Shooter 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. Top-Down Shooter game rankings were last updated on 5/20/2024.

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1. HoloCure - Save the Fans!

Play as your favorite Vtubers from Hololive! Fight, explore, and clear your way through armies of fans and save them from their mind-control in this unofficial free fan-game.

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HoloCure - Save the Fans! holds the #1 spot for "best Top-Down Shooter game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,659 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,446 positive reviews and 213 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 HoloCure - Save the Fans! on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/17/2023
Developer KayAnimate
Publisher KayAnimate
Steam App Id 2420510

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 Top-Down Shooter 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. Brotato

Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives.

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Brotato has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,360 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,294 positive reviews and 2,066 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.74 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 $3.74
Release Date 6/23/2023
Franchise Blobfish Games
Developer Blobfish
Publisher Blobfish
Steam App Id 1942280

4. Arrow a Row

Arrow a row is a game in which you shoot arrows (of course) in a row! or maybe two rows! (maybe three?) Choose your power-ups and defeat the Boss.

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Arrow a Row has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,195 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,788 positive reviews and 407 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 8/20/2023
Developer Lonerangerix
Publisher Lonerangerix
Steam App Id 2495980

5. Tiny Rogues

Tiny Rogues is a challenging fantasy rogue-lite bullet-hell dungeon crawler with rpg elements. Build a new unique character each run and fight one monster-infested room after another! Discover unique weapons, collect magical items and level up to become more and more powerful!

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Tiny Rogues has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,100 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,899 positive reviews and 201 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 9/23/2022
Developer RubyDev
Publisher RubyDev
Steam App Id 2088570

6. Snake Force

Snake Force is an alternative top-down shooting game inspired by the classic game Snake. In this game, you’ll rescue your bros and fight along side with them. You and your bros will stand in a line, and shoot at the same point. Keep the shape of your squad, because bullets hurt whatever they hit.

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Snake Force has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,265 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,129 positive reviews and 136 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 possible to play Snake Force on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/19/2021
Developer Team Soda
Publisher Team Soda
Steam App Id 1806040

7. Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities.

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Nuclear Throne has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,289 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,632 positive reviews and 657 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Nuclear Throne on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 12/5/2015
Developer Vlambeer
Publisher Vlambeer
Steam App Id 242680

8. Voidigo

A vividly animated action roguelite focused on boss hunting. Unleash an array of diverse weapons and powerups to combat the corruption of the Void.

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Voidigo has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,673 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,569 positive reviews and 104 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $18.99 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 $18.99
Release Date 6/8/2023
Developer semiwork
Publisher semiwork
Steam App Id 1304680

9. Door Kickers 2: Task Force North

Command military Special Ops Teams in gripping tactical combat against a Middle East-based terrorist network. Sequel to RockPaperShotgun's "Best Tactics Game of 2014".

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Door Kickers 2: Task Force North has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,681 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,391 positive reviews and 290 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Door Kickers 2: Task Force North on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 11/3/2020
Franchise KillHouse Games
Developer KillHouse Games
Publisher KillHouse Games
Steam App Id 1239080

10. Disfigure

Disfigure is a top-down shooter rogue-like in which you fight countless grotesque creatures shrouded in darkness. Choose from a variety of weapons and over a hundred upgrades to create unique builds each run and survive.

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Disfigure has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Top-Down Shooter games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,175 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,087 positive reviews and 88 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 possible to play Disfigure on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 7/26/2023
Developer Cold Brew Entertainment
Publisher Cold Brew Entertainment
Steam App Id 2083160

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Arrow a Row on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Tiny Rogues on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). Snake Force on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Nuclear Throne on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 16). Voidigo on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Door Kickers 2: Task Force North on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Disfigure on Steam. Steam Store.

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