Best Underground Games on Steam

Steam currently has 564 Underground 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. Underground game rankings were last updated on 5/28/2024.

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1. Content Warning

Film your friends doing scary things to become SpöökTube famous! (strongly advised to not go alone)

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Content Warning holds the #1 spot for "best Underground game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 74,515 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 70,553 positive reviews and 3,962 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.39 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Content Warning on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $6.39
Release Date 4/1/2024
Franchise Landfall Games
Developers
Publisher Landfall Publishing
Steam App Id 2881650

2. 所向之未来 - Towards Future

从朝阳无法照射到的黑暗中醒来,他的记忆,停留在小主人小心翼翼地将他抱回家的那一幕。基地已然破败不堪,这里也没有任何人活着的气息。小主人究竟去了哪里,末日之下,究竟是否还存在希望……

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所向之未来 - Towards Future has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 635 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 627 positive reviews and 8 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 所向之未来 - Towards Future on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 2/18/2022
Developer 拾伍司工坊
Publisher Eternal Dream
Steam App Id 1888010

3. Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1

On the corner of July Avenue and Yam Street, all is not what it seems. What role will you play in a city's fate?

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Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 519 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 513 positive reviews and 6 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 Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/15/2020
Franchise Cosmo D Studios
Developer Cosmo D
Publisher Cosmo D Studios LLC
Steam App Id 1129920

4. Meg's Monster

Take control of the Underworld’s grumpiest ghoul to help a lost little girl find her way home in this creepy-cute indie adventure. Just be warned: if she cries, the whole world dies.

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Meg's Monster has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 888 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 865 positive reviews and 23 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.24 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 $11.24
Release Date 3/2/2023
Franchise Odencat
Developer Odencat
Publisher Odencat
Steam App Id 1783360

5. Last Train Outta' Wormtown

Last Train Outta' Wormtown is a chaotic Sandworm vs. Cowboys showdown. The Worm can only detect players touching the sand, like "hot lava" with a giant sandworm twist! Work together, Complete the objectives, and get outta' Wormtown! - Or, play as the Worm and gobble up your friends!

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Last Train Outta' Wormtown has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 988 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 950 positive reviews and 38 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 Last Train Outta' Wormtown on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 4/20/2023
Developer Get(Color) Games
Publisher Get(Color) Games
Steam App Id 2318480

6. Cave Crawlers

Cave Crawlers is a 1-10 player rogue lite set deep underground in a system of randomly generated caves. Players use weapons, spells, and talents to defeat the unique bosses and enemies found in each biome.

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Cave Crawlers has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,876 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,763 positive reviews and 113 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 Cave Crawlers on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 7/10/2023
Developer Heroic Pyxel LLC
Publisher Heroic Pyxel LLC
Steam App Id 2143030

7. ChronoBreach

A deadly factory surrounds you. The manipulation of time is necessary to escape this underground facility. Use your wit, your laser blaster, and your time-warping abilities to face your demise head-on and triumph!

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ChronoBreach has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 266 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 261 positive reviews and 5 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 4/29/2019
Franchise UpsilonGames
Developer UpsilonGames
Publisher UpsilonGames
Steam App Id 971210

8. THE LONGING

An unusual mix of adventure and idle game. In utter loneliness deep below the surface, it's your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.

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THE LONGING has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,932 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,470 positive reviews and 462 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 3/5/2020
Franchise Application Systems
Developer Studio Seufz
Publisher Application Systems Heidelberg
Steam App Id 893850

9. while True: learn()

You’re a machine learning specialist who makes neural networks but your cat seems to be better at it. Now you must solve puzzles to build a cat-to-human translation system (who knows what else this cat is capable of!). Earn a fortune, buy kickass cat outfits, learn how machine learning really works!

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while True: learn() has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,729 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,162 positive reviews and 567 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.57 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 $8.57
Release Date 1/17/2019
Franchise luden.io
Developers
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Steam App Id 619150

10. Mining Mechs

Unleash your inner miner as you commandeer a high-tech Mining Mech! Mine for valuable resources and upgrade your mech for even bigger hauls as you explore the underground. Fun to play alone or with up to 7 friends in online co-op multiplayer!

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Mining Mechs has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Underground games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,155 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,078 positive reviews and 77 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.97 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Mining Mechs on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $1.97
Release Date 10/27/2023
Developer Delayed Victory
Publisher Delayed Victory
Steam App Id 1603180

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89
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Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). 所向之未来 - Towards Future on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 26). Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Meg's Monster on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Last Train Outta' Wormtown on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). Cave Crawlers on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). ChronoBreach on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). THE LONGING on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). while True: learn() on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Mining Mechs on Steam. Steam Store.

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