Best Single-Player Games on Steam for Some Well-Deserved Downtime

A List of Games That Will Take Your Downtime to the Next Level!

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Finding the perfect single-player game can be hard when you have no idea what you’re in the mood to play. Whether you want a fun game to take your mind off of the stress of your real life or you’re looking for a single-player game that will for sure occupy hours of your time, you’ve come to the right place.

For one, playing single-player games is a great activity to do for some much-needed downtime. It’s a great way to take you away from the stressors in your real day-to-day life and project them into a game, whether it’s something fun and doesn’t require much brain energy such as Animal Crossing and Mario, or it’s something story-based and intense.

Games, especially single-payer games, are a simple and fun way to immerse yourself in some peace and quiet while you shed stress of the day and take on the lesser challenges presented in the form of video games.

With a wide variety of games that you can play at your own pace and on your own time without the stress that comes with playing multiplayer, you can escape the confines of the real world and enter a fictional world of your own. There’s no need to constantly be playing with others in multiplayer, although it can be fun. Sometimes you want something a little laid back that you can do alone and on your own schedule.

Here is a list of fun, single-player games on Steam that will have you wanting to drop whatever it is you’re doing and immersive yourself in a world of mental stimulation:

  • Dead Space 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Days Gone
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Hollow Knight
  • Grimm’s Hollow

Dead Space 3 - $19.99

Travel through harsh environments and risk making it out alive on the journey to the icy planet of Tau Volantis

Launch yourself on an exhibition through the deadly icy environments as you fight enemies with the help of two friends. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

In Dead Space 3, you can “journey across space to the icy planet of Tau Volantis with Isaac Clarke and Sgt. John Carver to discover and destroy the source of the Necromorph outbreak.”

Embark on a treacherous journey through exotic and icy land in Dead Space 3 with the help of two comrades, Isaac Clarke and Sgt. John Carver. In order to make it out alive, you’ll need to gear up, but the only way to do that is to assemble the weapons necessary to make it through this deadly, yet thrilling exhibition.

While you discover new cities and dive deep into the task at hand, saving the world from the impending apocalypse. Do you have what it takes to single-handedly take on armies of violent Necromorphs, the main source of the outbreak and the worst enemy you can make? Side missions thrown your way as you flit in and out of dangerous situations will come to be a godsend with the terror coming your way by the Necromorphs.

Fallout: New Vegas - $9.99

Choose your side in the impending war as you battle your way through New Vegas

Use the right kind of weaponry to win the raging war against the power-hungry enemy. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Fallout: New Vegas welcomes you to join in the battle and fight your way to victory. “Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. Enjoy your stay!”

Fallout: New Vegas is a battle that requires your utmost attention and weaponry skills. In this game, you are thrown into a deadly war where you choose a side that will guide you in getting to your end goal: declaring yourself the king of New Vegas. As you battle the opposing side in the war through a town left for dead, you’ll come face-to-face with power-hungry characters that use their state-of-the-art weapons against you.

If you think your newfound enemies are a constant obstacle, make way for the mutated and deadly creatures that arise out of nowhere to stump you on your way to victory. Can you make it through the desert and win the war?

Days Gone - $49.99

Forage through the ruins of post-pandemic America and fight other survivors to ensure your safety

Travel through the harsh wilderness and fight to survive in the grisly state of what is left of America. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

In Days Gone, you can accept the challenge and “ride and fight into a deadly, post-pandemic America. Play as Deacon St. John, a drifter and bounty hunter who rides the broken road, fighting to survive while searching for a reason to live in this open-world action-adventure game.”

Embark on a life-or-death journey as Deacon St. James in what is left of America after a global pandemic. While using your trusted motorbike in Days Gone, you can travel all across America, coming into contact with other survivors whose intentions may not be all that benevolent. As you distance yourself from these survivors, make sure to keep an eye out for the deadly and ever-evolving Freakers who’ll not only make your journey through the country complicated but who only seem to become more and more deadly as the days go on.

Even the darkness isn’t as safe as the night is just as deadly as the day, as there’s no safety net in this world. Can you make it through this post-pandemic world with just your motorbike, a small selection of weapons, and your budding skills?

Hogwarts Legacy - $59.99

Return for another year at Hogwarts and experience the Wizarding World in the late 1800s

Begin your first year at Hogwarts while exploring familiar locations and casting spells against dark forces. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Hogwarts Legacy is where all your Harry Potter dreams can come true. “Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world.”

In Hogwarts Legacy, you can design your own witch or wizard and begin your journey from Diagon Alley to Hogwarts. With the guidance of a fellow wizard in the wizarding world, witches and wizards can get the full Harry Potter experience while they battle monstrous magical beasts and wizards alike. Create the character you aspire to be in this magical immersive world where you can channel your inner wizard or witch and learn potions and incantations as you discover the important ancient secret that can end the wizarding world.

Do you have what it takes to battle evil wizards and magical creatures by using the knowledge you’ve learned in your first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

Hollow Knight - $14.99

Travel far and wide through a kingdom with action-packed fights ruled by the bizarre bugs within

Use your power as a knight to battle the deadly insects within the confines of the tainted kingdom. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Hollow Knight is a fun interactive game that immerses you in the world of a fearless knight. “Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle-tainted creatures, and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.”

As you take on the role of the Hollow Knight, you will fight the mightiest heroes of the land all while working alone. But have no fear, with the help of your trusted sword and your fighting skills, you’ll have all the necessary tools to maneuver your way through the enemies and discover new places along the way. Can you take on the role of the much-needed hero as the kingdom is spiraling out of control due to the deadly powerful creatures inside?

Grimms Hollow - FREE

Roam the afterlife in search of those you’ve lost in this ghostly journey game

Immerse yourself in the world of ghosts with the help of your new spooky friends. Photo courtesy of Steampowered.

Grimm's Hollow is “a spooky, freeware RPG where you search the afterlife for your brother. Reap ghosts with your scythe, explore haunted caves, and eat ghostly treats on your journey through death.”

In Grimm’s Hollow your character, Lavender, will wake up to a brand new day of surprises. This is only the beginning of a very peculiar day in her life. You’ll awake in the morning in an unfamiliar place surrounded by something unexpected, death. Will you be able to create a plan that will save one of the most important people in your life and escape the possibility of an early death? Attempt to escape the friendly and mean ghosts alike in this single-player game that has multiple endings, you just have to make the right choices.

Now You Have Some New Games on Steam to Add to Your List of Favorites

it can be hard to find the perfect game for you. Your moods can change drastically and so can your taste in games. Whether you’re really into single-player games and you’re looking for another one to add to your most played, or are looking to get into playing online games, there’s a vast amount of fun options to choose from.

No matter your interests or your ability to play certain games, there’s a game out there for everyone, you just have to be willing to try new things, especially when you’re looking to play some of the best single-player games on Steam.

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