Best Underwater Games on Steam

Steam currently has 479 Underwater 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. Underwater game rankings were last updated on 5/28/2024.

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1. DAVE THE DIVER

DAVE THE DIVER is a casual, singleplayer adventure RPG featuring deep-sea exploration and fishing during the day and sushi restaurant management at night. Join Dave and his quirky friends as they seek to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Blue Hole.

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DAVE THE DIVER holds the #1 spot for "best Underwater game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 97,773 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 95,214 positive reviews and 2,559 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 6/28/2023
Developer MINTROCKET
Publisher MINTROCKET
Steam App Id 1868140

2. Subnautica

Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

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Subnautica has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 270,168 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 261,617 positive reviews and 8,551 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 1/24/2018
Franchise Unknown Worlds
Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Steam App Id 264710

3. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,079 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,072 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

4. Insaniquarium Deluxe

The craziest aquarium game ever! Tend to your fish, keep them happy and they'll reward you with coins and jewels. Buy tank upgrades or egg parts which hatch different in-tank pets. These pets can help you feed your fish, collect coins, or even protect against the aliens that will invade your tank.

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Insaniquarium Deluxe has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,129 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,965 positive reviews and 164 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Insaniquarium Deluxe on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 8/30/2006
Developer PopCap Games, Inc.
Publishers
Steam App Id 3320

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,088 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,042 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

6. Northern Journey

A norwegian happysad game set in a northern land! Adventure through a beautiful and very varied wilderness. Dive, fly, use ziplines and find different weapons to aid your journey to reach the cold mountains and below. Encounter over 50 unique bosses and enemy types!

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Northern Journey has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,489 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,425 positive reviews and 64 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 8/18/2021
Developer Slid Studio
Publisher Slid Studio
Steam App Id 1639790

7. Raft

Raft™ throws you and your friends into an epic oceanic adventure! Alone or together, players battle to survive a perilous voyage across a vast sea! Gather debris, scavenge reefs and build your own floating home, but be wary of the man-eating sharks!

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Raft has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 312,314 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 292,020 positive reviews and 20,294 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 Raft on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 6/20/2022
Developer Redbeet Interactive
Publisher Axolot Games
Steam App Id 648800

8. Loddlenaut

Play as an interstellar custodian sent to clean up a polluted ocean planet. Pick up trash, explore the vibrant waters, and take care of axolotl-like alien creatures!

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Loddlenaut has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,830 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,783 positive reviews and 47 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 11/16/2023
Franchise Secret Mode
Developer Moon Lagoon
Publisher Secret Mode
Steam App Id 1644940

9. Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe

The feeding frenzy begins again! Swim and swerve through underwater worlds, chow down on smaller fish, and chomp your way to ocean supremacy. But watch out: boatloads of pesky predators are looking to make lunch out of you.

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Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,960 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,907 positive reviews and 53 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 8/30/2006
Developer PopCap Games, Inc.
Publishers
Steam App Id 3390

10. BioShock™

BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you.

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BioShock™ has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Underwater games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,910 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,178 positive reviews and 1,732 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play BioShock™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/21/2007
Franchise BioShock Franchise
Developers
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 7670

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Northern Journey steam charts
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8/18/2021
93
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Raft steam charts
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93
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62
11/16/2023
92
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Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe steam charts
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92
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8/21/2007
92
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92
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3/13/2023
92
$34.99
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92
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Cat Goes Fishing steam charts
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92
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Megaquarium steam charts
38
9/13/2018
91
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ABZU steam charts
14
8/2/2016
91
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Pools steam charts
41
4/26/2024
90
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Chillquarium steam charts
290
9/6/2023
90
$5.99
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Iron Lung steam charts
3
3/9/2022
90
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90
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). DAVE THE DIVER on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Subnautica on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). South Scrimshaw, Part One on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Insaniquarium Deluxe on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 22). Swallow the Sea on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Northern Journey on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Raft on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Loddlenaut on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). BioShock™ on Steam. Steam Store.

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