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The highly popular and quirky "idle game that you want to actively keep playing". Explore, craft, gather & manage resources, find secrets and build your base out of nothing! Buy land to explore and expand!

Release DateApr 18, 2019
Price$ 19.99  Top 10%
Steam Rating (Steam Purchases / All)90.8% (very positive) Top 25% / 90.3%  Top 25%
Steam DB Rating (Steam Purchases / All)89% Top 5% / 88.6%  Top 5%
Reviews (Steam Purchases / All)30.5K  Top 1% / 37.7K  Top 1%
Curators363 reviews  Top 1%
Median Play Time31.7 hours  Top 4%
Play Time per Dollar1.6 hour  Top 15%
Followers115.2K  Top 1%
Owners± 1.7M  Top 2%
Copies Sold± 1.3M  Top 2%
Gross Revenue ($)± 15.8M  Top 2%

Rating and Reviews (Monthly)

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

This chart shows Forager's Steam rating and reviews from April 2019 to December 2023. Steam's rating oscillates between 88.3% (May 2019) and 93.2% (March 2020), with relatively small variations.

With 37.7K reviews Top 1%, Forager is an undeniable major AAA level success. There is a peak in November 2019 that suggests a major update or discount.

Review Languages

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

This doughnut graph shows Forager's reviewers languages. The most popular language is English (41%), followed by Simplified Chinese (10%). There is a nice diversity in the reviews, with 28 languages represented. The game has been translated in 11 languages.

Time Played

Chart displaying Forager percentiles of time played for positive, negative, and early access reviews.

This chart displays the time players have spent in Forager, showing a comparison between positive and negative reviews. The time played is great, reaching 62 hours in the 80th percentile.

The negative reviews play time is 1.6 times lower than the positive reviews median play time. Some Forager players left negative reviews after playing for a long time (more than 45 hours for the top 20%), it can be a sign that a part of the fanbase was displeased about the evolution of the game and decided to review bomb it. The Players' feedback section might give some insight about that.

Players' Feedback

Game's StrengthsGame's Weaknesses
  • The art style is really nice
  • The core gameplay is super addictive
  • The game has unique resources and enemies
  • There is a great amount of character customization
  • The idle elements are really well integrated
  • There’s a bunch of different skills in the game
  • Your tools don’t break, but you can upgrade them
  • The resources can get a bit overwhelming
  • There’s a great variety of things to unlock
  • The animations are good too
  • The multiplayer update has been quietly cancelled
  • The game is increasingly unlikely to receive any future development
  • The energy system feels unnecessary
  • There seem to be a lot of minor annoyances in gameplay
  • The world is really bland
  • The game lacks story and world building
  • There seems to be too much work with little substance
  • The game’s hitboxes are frustrating
  • The game is too simple
  • The price is too high

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 90.8% rating  Top 25% should be factored in during their evaluation.

Please take this list with a grain of salt, as this is an AI generated list based on a small sample of Forager's review data provided by Steam. Moreover, be aware that problems aren't always meant to be solved. Communicating clearly and managing the player's expectations is important too!

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