What are the best fast-paced games on Steam?

Too tired of playing your old titles with slow and dragging gameplay? Then come to Stream to find loads of new PC games that'll surely pump you up. Finding the best titles is easy because it is organized by genres. Take a look at this list of the best fast-paced games on Steam that fits you.

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    Doom is a first-person shooter game like no other and is one of the better fast-paced games on Steam. The game lets you get into combat with loads of creative ways to murder your enemies.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Ryan Barnes
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "I've found the PS4 version on Steam and I wasn't disappointed at all. It may look like an ordinary shooter game but there's more to it. Gameplay is quite interesting because of the fast-paced environment "
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    #2Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League is a game that will surely amuse you with its high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and fast-paced mayhem. This is one of the best multiplayer games available on Steam.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One


    Mick Fang
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "I feel happy that a lot of my friends loved this game the way that I did. The blend of sporty-ish feel with weird cars is just amazing and makes it a really fun and fast-paced video game. Steam is a good platform to play this"
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    #3Hotline Miami

    Hotline Miami

    Experience one of the most action-packed games in Hotline Miami. Steam users can enjoy this top-down fast-paced action title as it only takes one bullet or punch to kill you in this game. 


    Windows, Mac, Android, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita


    Edison Fan
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "One of the better fast-paced games on Steam that you'll find. Brutal yet classic man!"


Did you know that 42 percent of gamers prefer the smartphone as their gaming device of choice? This figure is based on a poll from the U.K.-based mobile strategy agency Tappable. A lot of people can say that mobile gaming has indeed taken over the reins from consoles and this is proof. The company believes that a lot of this is because of convenience. The Nintendo Switch is proof of it. The console and mobile hybrid have become a huge gaming platform. The Switch earned a staggering $5.1 billion in 2018, its highest profit since 2009. Though not really a pure mobile device, one can understand how convenience plays a role in choosing it as a device.

30 years ago when all games were in 2D with no exquisite storylines, gaming was a lot different. Fans had to play the best arcade titles that either lasts 10 minutes or longer depending on a player's progress. The pace and technology that these games had offered a challenge to most. While they were recreational, it also took patience to enjoy it. One couldn't complain it was boring to replay from the start because it was the only experience you had. Nothing more could come out from the game. Today, just like how a lot of people prefer mobile games with fast gameplay, titles have been more and more complex. With creative storylines and challenging levels, games have also been more fast-paced. To some, this may indicate the end of gaming consoles. However, hardcore gamers who prefer having joysticks on their hands would surely disagree.

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    #4Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends totally lives up to the fantastic 2D platforming of its predecessor. This game is available for different platforms as it contains fast-paced levels and intense video game action.


    Amazon, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

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    Caroline Lin
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Been playing the 2d version and I can say that this brings back the fast-paced arcade style video game of it. That's what makes me like this game more"
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    #5Quake III Arena

    Quake III Arena

    Quake III Arena is a fast-paced video game available on Steam. Experience real action with the game's multiplayer mode as you move quickly while experiencing real pick-up-and-play design.




    Jane Chapman
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Since I rely on Steam a lot for my PC gaming, I can say that this is one of the more fast-paced ones there is. I always have a good time killing bots LOL"
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    VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle video game developed by Terry Cavanagh, Nicalis, and Simon Roth. Released in 2010, this game can be played on PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, etc.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Android


    Raquel Andrade
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Not all those games with fast-paced gameplay comes in FPS form. Some are just good like this puzzle game. Been hooked since I found it on Steam"
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    SpeedRunners is a multiplayer racing video game for Microsoft Windows computers, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more. It was developed by DoubleDutch Games and was published by tinyBuild. The game was released on April 20, 2016.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac


    Tyler Thomas
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "I love this game. It is so fast-paced and adventuresome, I think i might be addicted. The best part is, you don't have to be a gamer to play! No experience necessary, just strap in and take off. Awesome!"
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    #8Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy
    Super Meat Boy is a fast-paced game on Steam that that lets the user play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend from an evil fetus in a jar. It features epic boss fights and 33 legitimate Achievements.

    Mac, Windows, Android, Xbox One


    Larry Kelley
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "The gameplay and story is just ridiculous but no doubt a good game with fast pace and all that you want from this genre. Thumbs up!"
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    #9Call of Duty 2

    Call of Duty 2

    Call of Duty 2 is a classic WW2 shooter that reinvented the sub-genre with its cinematographic scenes and epic battles. The only downside is that the multiplayer is almost inactive.


    Windows, Mac


    Russell Stanley
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "When I was looking for fast-paced games on Steam, I was hoping to find something that is still relevant today. While Call of Duty is certainly on Steam and it's certainly a fast paced game, it's also quite old, which makes the multiplayer practically nonexistent. While it's not a terrible solution, I'm sure that there are dozens of more viable alternatives out there."
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    Ziggurat is a first-person shooter roguelike game with a dungeon crawl logic created, developed and published by Milkstone Studios The game is inspired by classics like the Heretic and Hexen first-person shooters

    Windows, Mac


    Robert Meyer
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love playing Steam games on my PC. It is my favorite way to game. I'm always on the lookout for the best Fast-Paced games on Steam. I recently tried Ziggurat but this game is not really my cup of tea. I have never really enjoyed first-person perspective games. That being said, Ziggurat is one of the best games of this kind if you like action oriented rogue-like dungeon crawler RPGs."
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    #11Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade is a is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. The game is for PC/Console, mobile and tablet devices developed by Dead Mage. 


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Ángel Madrigal
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "I like the setting that this game is in and I was originally drawn in by the overwhelming percentage of positive reviews, but I could not get into this game. I'm getting up there a bit in years and the characters were pretty tiny, that I could've dealt with, I also didn't care for all of the blood, I know some are into that, I don't care for that in my games, so in games have that in it, especially in an excess amount, I will get a pretty negative view of the game no matter how good it is."
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    Vanquish is a shooter that is set in a technological science fiction environment. You fight against a large variety of enemies using a big range of weapons of choice. It uses speed and bullet time as a way to increase the gameplay experience.



    Free- $19.99

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    N++ is a platformer arcade video game about darting obstacles and avoiding enemies while collecting gold. It was developed and published by Metanet Software Inc. and was released on August 26, 2016.

    Windows, Mac


    Stephanie Kennedy
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "This game is so addictive and perfect if you want something that will hold your attention and keep you playing for hours on end. It's so difficult sometimes, but that just means it's so much more satisfying to beat. It's so fast moving too, you never stop because it's designed with the idea of momentum in the game. I didn't realize what a treasure N++ was when I found it on Steam, but I know now."


Best What are the best fast-paced games on Steam
1DoomGames 11 Paid
2Rocket LeagueGames 10 Paid
3Hotline MiamiGames 8 Paid
4Rayman LegendsGames 6 Paid
5Quake III ArenaGames 6 Paid
6VVVVVVGames 5 Paid
7SpeedRunnersGames 3 Paid
8Super Meat BoyGames 3 Paid
9Call of Duty 2Games 2 Paid
10ZigguratGames 0 Paid

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