84304 games sharing this Steam feature
Popularity of 'Single-player' over time
This graph shows games released over the years with the Single-player feature and the percentage they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the feature's trend. It shows if the Single-player feature is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, feature is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Single-player feature has peaked in 2022, with 11790 games released. The popularity of the feature is in a range between 17.1% in 2013 and 32.5% in 2023.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Evolution of 'Single-player' game reviews
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Single-player feature, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a feature receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Single-player feature games.
A typical game associated with this feature collected on average between 36 (2010) and 613 (2014) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this feature.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Single-player feature received between 86% (2017) and 100% (2010) reviews compared to other features.
|Half-Life: Opposing Force|
Return to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists assigned to eliminate Gordon Freeman. Experience an entirely new episode of single player action. Meet fierce alien opponents, and experiment with new weaponry. Named 'Game of the Year' by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
|4.99||95.4%||Nov 1, 1999|
Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.
|9.99||96.5%||Nov 8, 1998|
|Counter-Strike: Condition Zero|
With its extensive Tour of Duty campaign, a near-limitless number of skirmish modes, updates and new content for Counter-Strike's award-winning multiplayer game play, plus over 12 bonus single player missions, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is a tremendous offering of single and multiplayer content.
|9.99||90.5%||Mar 1, 2004|
|Half-Life: Blue Shift|
Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.
|4.99||91.8%||Jun 1, 2001|
1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.
|9.99||97.6%||Nov 16, 2004|
Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation, enhanced effects, and more.
|9.99||70.1%||Jun 1, 2004|
|Half-Life 2: Lost Coast|
Originally planned as a section of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, Lost Coast is a playable technology showcase that introduces High Dynamic Range lighting to the Source engine.
|Free||89.2%||Oct 27, 2005|
|Half-Life 2: Episode One|
Half-Life 2 has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, and earned over 35 Game of the Year Awards. Episode One is the first in a series of games that reveal the aftermath of Half-Life 2 and launch a journey beyond City 17. Also features two multiplayer games. Half-Life 2 not required.
|7.99||95.8%||Jun 1, 2006|
Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.
|9.99||98.5%||Oct 10, 2007|
|Half-Life 2: Episode Two|
Half-Life® 2: Episode Two is the second in a trilogy of new games created by Valve that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life® adventure. As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions.
|7.99||97.2%||Oct 10, 2007|
|Left 4 Dead|
From Valve (the creators of Counter-Strike, Half-Life and more) comes Left 4 Dead, a co-op action horror game for the PC and Xbox 360 that casts up to four players in an epic struggle for survival against swarming zombie hordes and terrifying mutant monsters.
|9.99||96.2%||Nov 17, 2008|
|Left 4 Dead 2|
Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.
|9.99||97.6%||Nov 16, 2009|
The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!
|9.99||98.8%||Apr 18, 2011|
Co-operative multiplayer game and complete code base available for free.
|Free||95.5%||Jul 19, 2010|
|Rag Doll Kung Fu|
A piece of Steam history - THE FIRST EVER NON VALVE GAME TO APPEAR ON THE STEAM PLATFORM!
|0.99||74.5%||Oct 12, 2005|
6-player co-op survival horror at its finest! Free updates, free special events and a ridiculous amount of fun!
|19.99||96.1%||May 14, 2009|
|SiN Episodes: Emergence|
You are John Blade, commander of HardCorps, an elite security force dedicated to protecting the people of Freeport City. Four years have passed since your first battle with Elexis Sinclaire, a beautiful, brilliant, and ruthless scientist who is out to remake humanity according to her own twisted vision.
|9.99||89.4%||May 10, 2006|
SiN: Gold has returned! Free update for original owners!
|9.99||82.8%||Mar 18, 2020|
Combining fast-paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from 80's retro classics like Tron and Defender, and a story concerning a tribe of nomadic sprites trapped in a modern 3D world.
|9.99||77.5%||Jul 14, 2005|
You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people.
|9.99||90.4%||Aug 23, 2006|
Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare. You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker.
|9.99||86.7%||Sep 29, 2006|
"Long ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians.
|9.99||81.8%||Sep 19, 2008|
S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters allows you total control over multiple air, surface, and submarine platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Take direct control of individual crew stations and also plan and execute combined arms naval strategies from a top-down 'Commanders Eye' perspective.
|14.99||78.6%||Feb 7, 2006|
|Space Empires IV Deluxe|
The award-winning Space Empires IV Deluxe is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. A grand strategy title in the space 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) genre, Space Empires has already found a place in the heart of strategy gamers everywhere.
|9.99||85.7%||Feb 7, 2006|
|Jagged Alliance 2 Gold|
The small country of Arulco has been taken over by a merciless dictator - and only you can loosen the iron grip! Jagged Alliance 2 Gold Pack immerses you into an elaborate role-playing universe where you will interact with more than 150 characters, recruit your own band of soldiers and create your own custom mercenary to win back Arulco...
|19.99||N/A||Jul 6, 2006|