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A beautiful Life Sim Sandbox RPG with Cross-Platform Online COOP set on a tropical Archipelago. Build your farm, grow crops and animals, craft various items, cook dishes, gather resources, build shops and museum to attract visitors, and turn a desolate Island into a prosperous tourist destination!

Early AccessMar 16, 2022
Release DateAug 17, 2022
Price$ 17.99  Top 15%
Steam Rating (Steam Purchases / All)72% (mostly positive) Bottom 35% / 68.7%  Bottom 35%
Steam DB Rating (Steam Purchases / All)69.2% / 66.6%
Reviews (Steam Purchases / All)893  Top 15% / 1.4K  Top 15%
Curators76 reviews  Top 10%
Median Play Time12.9 hours  Top 15%
Play Time per Dollar31 minutes
Followers15.9K  Top 10%
Owners± 90.3K  Top 20%
Copies Sold± 48.8K  Top 15%
Gross Revenue ($)± 662.5K  Top 10%

Rating and Reviews (Monthly)

Chart showing the monthly evolution of Spirit of the Island steam rating, positive and negative reviews.

This graph shows Spirit of the Island's Steam rating and reviews between March 2022 and December 2023. Steam's rating oscillates between 76.9% (June 2022) and 68.7% (December 2023).

With 1.4K reviews Top 10%, Spirit of the Island could be an indie success or even a small AAA success. The chart looks like a long tail distribution, which sometimes means that the marketing was concentrated on the game launch and then stopped, and that no major update or discounts followed.

Review Languages

Donut graph showing review languages for Spirit of the Island and the proportion of players they represent.

This donut graph displays the languages of Spirit of the Island's Steam reviews. The most popular language is English (42%), followed by Simplified Chinese (28%). There is a healthy diversity in the review languages, with 22 different languages represented. The game has been translated in 9 languages.

Time Played

Chart displaying Spirit of the Island percentiles of time played for positive, negative, and early access reviews.

This chart displays the time players have spent in Spirit of the Island, comparing positive and negative reviews. It also shows the reviews during Early Access. The time in game is excellent, with 37 hours in the 80th percentile.

The median play time for the negative reviews is 2.3 times less than the median for positive reviews. The negative review time is high (median is 7 hours), it can be a sign that Spirit of the Island crashes after a while or becomes too repetitive or difficult towards the end. You could check if there is an explanation in the Players' feedback section.

Players' Feedback

Game's StrengthsGame's Weaknesses
  • Creative tourism idea
  • Time-saving labor help
  • Controller support improved
  • Boring/buggy NPCs
  • Unclear task/quest objectives
  • Mediocre gameplay
  • Small inventory size
  • Confusing tutorial
  • Poor colorblind compatibility
  • Iron requirement
  • Camera/building system flaws
  • No tutorial
  • Poorly thought-out systems

The intention behind these pros & cons isn't to establish a balanced evaluation of the game, but rather to assist developers in identifying enhancement opportunities. The game's score of 72%  Bottom 35% should be considered while evaluating them.

Please take this list with a grain of salt, as this is an AI generated list based on a small sample of Spirit of the Island's review data provided by Steam. Additionally, remember that not all issues need to be fixed, sometimes the best approach is to communicate better to manage the player's expectations.

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