Best Top-Down Games on Steam

Steam currently has 7,569 Top-Down 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 game rankings were last updated on 5/16/2024.

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1. 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 holds the #1 spot for "best Top-Down game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 94,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 92,040 positive reviews and 2,582 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 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 $1.99
Release Date 10/23/2012
Developer Dennaton Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 219150

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,103 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 73,053 positive reviews and 2,050 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

3. 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 #3 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,806 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,383 positive reviews and 423 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 3/13/2019
Developer Hempuli Oy
Publisher Hempuli Oy
Steam App Id 736260

4. Finding Paradise

A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to fulfill his last wish.

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Finding Paradise has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,038 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,679 positive reviews and 359 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 possible to play Finding Paradise on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/14/2017
Franchise Freebird Games
Developer Freebird Games
Publisher Freebird Games
Steam App Id 337340

5. Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue

Project Kat is a short, unconventional RPG horror game in which there is always another way. Solve puzzles, make friends (or not), and guide Kat as she attempts to uncover the mystery behind a strange golden letter.

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Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,568 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,533 positive reviews and 35 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 10/15/2021
Developer Leef 6010
Publisher Leef 6010
Steam App Id 1698960

6. Don't Starve

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.

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Don't Starve has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 106,316 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 102,847 positive reviews and 3,469 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Don't Starve on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.49
Release Date 4/23/2013
Franchise Klei
Developer Klei Entertainment
Publisher Klei Entertainment
Steam App Id 219740

7. Paper Lily - Chapter 1

Paper Lily is an RPG horror game in which you can solve puzzles in different ways. Explore a hidden world, meet strange characters, and guide Lacie as she attempts to find answers about her unusual condition.

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Paper Lily - Chapter 1 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,603 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,580 positive reviews and 23 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 1/26/2024
Developer Leef 6010
Publisher Leef 6010
Steam App Id 2220360

8. Bloody Hell

A short but sweet game about an Angel on a Bloody Bullet-hell mission to kill Satan! Dash, Double Dash, Grapple & Blast your way through Hell to fulfill your Holy Mission. Will you be able to kill Satan? Or will you fail to master your abilities and DIE in this BLOODY HELL?

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Bloody Hell has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,480 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,395 positive reviews and 85 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 Bloody Hell on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2023
Developer Pun Intended
Publisher Pun Intended
Steam App Id 2056220

9. Unheard - Voices of Crime

What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted for testing our new device! Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases?

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Unheard - Voices of Crime has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,477 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,403 positive reviews and 1,074 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Unheard - Voices of Crime on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 3/29/2019
Developer NExT Studios
Publishers
Steam App Id 942970

10. Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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Enter the Gungeon has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Top-Down games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 79,147 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 75,807 positive reviews and 3,340 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 Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.49
Release Date 4/5/2016
Developer Dodge Roll
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 311690

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Brotato on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Baba Is You on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Finding Paradise on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Don't Starve on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 13). Paper Lily - Chapter 1 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 7). Bloody Hell on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Unheard - Voices of Crime on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Enter the Gungeon on Steam. Steam Store.

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