Best Villain Protagonist Games on Steam

Steam currently has 237 Villain Protagonist 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. Villain Protagonist game rankings were last updated on 4/3/2024.

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1. Entropy : Zero 2

Bad Cop is back. Command a small army of Combine synths and soldiers on a Northern campaign to capture Dr. Judith Mossman. A modification for Half-Life 2.

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Entropy : Zero 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Villain Protagonist game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,244 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,862 positive reviews and 382 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 Entropy : Zero 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/20/2022
Developer Breadmen
Publisher Breadman
Steam App Id 1583720

2. Grimm

The true meaning of the word fear... Once upon a time, fairy tales were valuable cautionary yarns filled with dire warnings and sage advice. However, over time, the stories have become so watered down with cute woodland creatures and happy endings that they have lost their true meaning and purpose. No more!

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Grimm has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 30,204 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,294 positive reviews and 910 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly 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 Grimm on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/6/2014
Developer Spicyhorse Games
Publisher Spicyhorse Games
Steam App Id 252150

3. Untitled Goose Game

It's a lovely morning in the village and you are a horrible goose.

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Untitled Goose Game has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,432 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,651 positive reviews and 781 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 9/23/2020
Franchise Panic
Developer House House
Publisher Panic
Steam App Id 837470

4. CARRION

CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origins, stalking and consuming those that imprisoned you.

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CARRION has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,438 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,143 positive reviews and 1,295 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 7/23/2020
Developer Phobia Game Studio
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 953490

5. Dungeons 3

At last, the Dungeon Lord has successfully united the forces of evil and established his dark empire. Time for the next step in his most diabolical quest: expansion!

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Dungeons 3 has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,978 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,963 positive reviews and 1,015 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Dungeons 3 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 10/13/2017
Developer Realmforge Studios
Publisher Kalypso Media
Steam App Id 493900

6. Skul: The Hero Slayer

Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages.

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Skul: The Hero Slayer has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 50,462 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 47,078 positive reviews and 3,384 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Skul: The Hero Slayer on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 1/20/2021
Franchise NEOWIZ
Developer SOUTHPAW GAMES
Publisher NEOWIZ
Steam App Id 1147560

7. Acquitted

Piss bottles. Bats. Bike locks. Face the media-manufactured outrage of braindead mobs in a fully destructible, randomly generated riot zone as you try to get home from court alive after each self-defense trial. Shoot, hack, blast & build walls & turrets vs tricky AI in this brutally intense shooter!

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Acquitted has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 791 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 769 positive reviews and 22 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.95 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Acquitted on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.95
Release Date 5/2/2022
Developer Nordic Empire Games
Publisher Nordic Empire Games
Steam App Id 1954750

8. Luck be a Landlord

Luck be a Landlord is a roguelike deckbuilder about using a slot machine to earn rent money and defeat capitalism. This game does not contain any real-world currency gambling or microtransactions.

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Luck be a Landlord has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,435 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,837 positive reviews and 598 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 1/6/2023
Developer TrampolineTales
Publisher TrampolineTales
Steam App Id 1404850

9. The Advisor - Episode 1: Royal Pain

The Advisor Series is a player-driven narrative where your choices & decisions, both in the game, and out of the game, determine how future episodes unfold. Play the role of villain protagonist Magnus the Magician, as he wreaks havoc across the land, one well-placed fireball at a time!

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The Advisor - Episode 1: Royal Pain has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 546 positive reviews and 14 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 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.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 5/31/2021
Developer Randumb Studios
Publisher Randumb Studios
Steam App Id 1601680

10. Overlord™

Prepare to be tempted, mesmerized and thrilled, become the Overlord, how corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation. Your actions impact the game world. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic?

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Overlord™ has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Villain Protagonist games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,026 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,632 positive reviews and 394 negative reviews — making it "Very 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 Overlord™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/26/2007
Developer Triumph Studios
Publishers
Steam App Id 11450

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91
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91
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90
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10/26/2007
90
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2/2/2023
90
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4/15/2021
90
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9/28/2023
90
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7/28/2020
90
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4/29/2022
90
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90
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Dungeon Keeper™ 2 steam charts
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89
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7/20/2016
89
$12.99
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Fallen Hero: Rebirth steam charts
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3/15/2018
89
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10/25/2016
89
$8.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 3). Entropy : Zero 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 30). Grimm on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 28). Untitled Goose Game on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). CARRION on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). Dungeons 3 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). Skul: The Hero Slayer on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Acquitted on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Luck be a Landlord on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). The Advisor - Episode 1: Royal Pain on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 30). Overlord™ on Steam. Steam Store.

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