Steam has a vast catalogue of games. There are over 23,000 titles on the popular online gaming platform and new exciting titles are popping up every day.
The best Steam games includes a wide variety of game genres, from the best open world games and best MMO games to the best PC games you can enjoy with friends.
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Kenshi is a sandbox, squad-based RPG where you're in charge of your own story. You're dropped in the midst of a massive world — think Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall and you're not limited by any of the gameplay systems. You can simply build a home for yourself or set off on a grand adventure.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Ni No Kuni II is an action-adventure RPG where you also build up a kingdom which allows you bonuses for your characters. This part is unexpectedly addictive.
Into the Breach
Into the Breach is a sophisticated sci-fi strategy blast that you can play on your lunch break at work.
Some screenshots make Surviving Mars look like The Sims: Red Planet edition. You build an outpost on a barren patch of Mars, and have to keep it running to avoid your colonists from dying on the planet's harsh surface.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV is somewhat different from the FF games of old. You travel around an open world often by car, packed with Americana-style buildings. All your companions are human and the combat plays out in real time.
With Descenders, you can play in quick blasts — if you can drag yourself away from it. You're a downhill free rider who has to get down procedurally generated courses with as much style as possible, preferably using a gamepad. It might remind you of the heyday of Tony Hawk games, or snowboard console classic SSX.
American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator, one of the best Steam games to play, feels like mindfulness meditation next to those games.
You drive a big 18-wheeler-style truck over the long highways of the US, transporting cargo from A to B. Breaking the traffic codes doesn't end in a GTA-style police chase, just a fine.
Legend of Grimrock II
Legend of Grimrock II is a dungeon crawler where you move in blocks, as opposed to freely. Why would you want that? It changes your relationship with the environment, making it feel more like an intricate puzzle instead of an open world a texture artist had been let loose on.
Player Unknown's Battlegrounds
When it comes to in-vogue games, few titles continue to capture the zeitgeist and fill it full of bullet holes the way Player Unknown's Battlegrounds does. It may have one of the worst acronyms ever, but that hasn't stopped PUBG from putting the battle royale subgenre on the map and turning itself into a phenomenon in the process.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
One of the latest releases on our best Steam games list, Kingdom Come: Deliverance boasts an experience that's both reassuringly familiar and deeply alien. Set in a fictional Medieval Europe, it's a first person RPG where dialogue choices mould your world as much as your ability to problem solve and your skills in melee combat.
Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege is one of those success stories that keeps on succeeding and for one very important yet simple reason — it's really fun to play.
Celeste is a tight, 2D, twitch-style platformer, but in reality it's one of the most unforgettable games we've come across in many years.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an enthralling fantasy world with a deep and complex combat model and one of the most riveting stories you'll experience outside of a 1,000 page tome.
Dota 2 is still one of the most addictive titles on Steam. It's also the only game on this list that's free to play. Valve has been constantly updating and overhauling the game since launch, making it one of the most evolved MOBAs on the market.
Intended to capture the look and atmosphere of 1930s cartoons, Cuphead places you in the shoes of the titular hero and tasks you with battling across three distinct worlds and bosses that will capture your imagination with their ingenuity that crush your resolve.
A survival game set deep in the ocean on an alien world, its unique twist on the classic template makes for a game that's both entrancing to watch and challenging in its many interconnected mechanics. You'll explore shallow reefs, dangerous trenches on the seabed and everything in between, all the while managing your precious oxygen supply.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
With so many multiplayer shooters sharing the spotlight in this feature, it seemed high time to pay homage to one of the best single-player FPS games ever made. 2017's The New Colossus, dials up the violence and depth of storytelling that it would make most Call of Duty titles look at the floor in humiliation.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a truly terrifying horror game. It's not often that a franchise as significant as Resident Evil gets a new lease of life especially when you consider the zombie-loving licence had fallen into a lifeless parody over the past decade.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI
The Civilization series has gone through many forms over the years, but the sixth entry takes all the best bits from those earlier incarnations, smooths off the edges and serves up one of the most rewarding turn based video games ever made.
Undertale is one of those games that stays with you. A work of digital art whose charm and creativity never fails to keep its edge, no matter of how many times you play it through.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
For years one game sat atop the dark and misty mountain of action-RPGs. Skyrim was its name, and no other franchise, be it Dragon Age or Dark Souls, could even come close to breaking its iron clad grip upon the genre. Then along came Geralt of Rivia, riding atop The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with a confident swagger ready to give The Elder Scrolls a good thrashing.
Inside will break your heart. If you are not off put by that, then see it rather as a mystery to be solved, scene by heart-wrenching scene.
The incredibly charming Stardew Valley is an indie farming RPG which sees you moving from the bustling city to your grandfather's old, run-down farm near sleepy Pelican Town. You get to uncover the secrets of the mysterious town while growing a thriving farming empire.
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