Best Violent Games on Steam

Steam currently has 8,291 Violent 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. Violent game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground holds the #1 spot for "best Violent game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243,890 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240,611 positive reviews and 3,279 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. At the moment, it is possible to play People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

2. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 64,879 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,622 positive reviews and 1,257 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.99 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 $8.99
Release Date 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

3. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

4. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,124 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,740 positive reviews and 384 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

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Violent games. 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

6. Resident Evil 2

A deadly virus engulfs the residents of Raccoon City in September of 1998, plunging the city into chaos as flesh eating zombies roam the streets for survivors. An unparalleled adrenaline rush, gripping storyline, and unimaginable horrors await you. Witness the return of Resident Evil 2.

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Resident Evil 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 154,470 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 149,731 positive reviews and 4,739 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 1/25/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 883710

7. Steam Engine Simulator

The Steam Engine Simulator shown on AngeTheGreat's YouTube channel.

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Steam Engine Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,622 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,553 positive reviews and 69 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 6/7/2023
Developer Ektorom Software Inc.
Publisher Ektorom Software Inc.
Steam App Id 2381620

8. Persona 4 Golden

A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders.

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Persona 4 Golden has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,227 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 67,189 positive reviews and 2,038 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 6/13/2020
Franchise ATLUS
Developer ATLUS
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1113000

9. Doki Doki Literature Club!

The Literature Club is full of cute girls! Will you write the way into their heart? This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.

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Doki Doki Literature Club! has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 198,563 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 191,632 positive reviews and 6,931 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 Doki Doki Literature Club! on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/6/2017
Developer Team Salvato
Publisher Team Salvato
Steam App Id 698780

10. God of War

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.

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God of War has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Violent games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 129,694 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 125,278 positive reviews and 4,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $49.99 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 $49.99
Release Date 1/14/2022
Franchise PlayStation Studios™
Developer Santa Monica Studio
Publisher PlayStation PC LLC
Steam App Id 1593500

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10/6/2017
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168
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12/11/2018
95
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94
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Katana ZERO on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Resident Evil 4 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 3). Entropy : Zero 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Resident Evil 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Steam Engine Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Persona 4 Golden on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Doki Doki Literature Club! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 2). God of War on Steam. Steam Store.

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