Adventure games released over time
This chart displays the games released over the years in the Adventure genre and the percentage of total Steam releases 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, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a genre follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Adventure genre is getting more or less popular. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the genre is growing) or a negative one (the genre is overcrowded).
The Adventure game genre peaked in 2022 with 5031 games released. The popularity of the genre is in a range between 11.9% in 2011 and 16.3% in 2014.
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 Adventure game reviews
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Adventure genre, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a genre receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Adventure genre games.
A typical game associated with this genre collected on average between 30 (2010) and 703 (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 genre.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Adventure genre received between 81% (2010) and 138% (2017) reviews compared to other genres.
Price of games in Adventure genre
This graph displays the evolution of the Adventure genre's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this genre. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median price for Adventure games peaked in 2012 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 4.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2013 at 4%, and it's highest in 2023 at 15%.
Positive reviews for the Adventure genre, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Adventure genre games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this genre. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular genre, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Adventure games is 93% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 78% for the Japanese audience.
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|9.99||98.8%||Apr 18, 2011|
|Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure|
As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased to search his mansion for his last will and testament. Duncan W. Adams was an avid safe collector and an 'eccentric,' to say the least. Adams has hidden the deed to his vast fortunes in one of 35 safes.
|4.99||57.2%||Aug 29, 2007|
|Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™|
The Man With The Hat Is Back In His Greatest Adventure Yet! 1939 - The eve of World War II. Nazi agents are about to get their hands on a weapon more dangerous than the atom bomb. Only Indy can stop them before they unleash the deadly secret that sank Atlantis.
|5.99||94%||Jul 8, 2009|
An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth. Once the wayward asteroid is nuked into a safe orbit, a trio conducts a routine examination of the rocky surface. What they uncover is anything but routine.
|5.99||92.5%||Jul 8, 2009|
|Thrillville®: Off the Rails™|
Thrillville™: Off the Rails lives up to its name with 20 death-defying rides! Players can build incredible coasters to leap from one track to another, launch through the air like cannonballs, blast through a burning rings of fire and more!
|9.99||93.4%||Jul 8, 2009|
|Dreamfall: The Longest Journey|
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the award-winning The Longest Journey, considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made.
|19.99||83.8%||Jan 12, 2007|
|The Longest Journey|
The Longest Journey is an amazing graphical adventure, where the player controls the protagonist, April Ryan, on her journey between parallel universes.
|9.99||90%||May 1, 2007|
|Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition|
Driven to the brink of extinction on ice-covered wastelands, humankind fights to survive. Battle to survive against gargantuan alien Akrid and treacherous Snow Pirates on the vast and frozen landscape of EDN III.
|14.99||79.7%||Jun 26, 2007|
|Tomb Raider: Legend|
Follow Lara Croft down a path of discovery as she travels the globe to remote, exotic locales in search of one of history's greatest artifacts, that unleashes unwelcome figures from Lara's mysterious past.
|6.99||88%||Mar 29, 2007|
|Runaway, A Road Adventure|
New York, 2000......Without knowing how or why, Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate getaway, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters.
|4.99||75.9%||Mar 14, 2007|
|Runaway, The Dream of The Turtle|
Travel to the four corners of the world with Brian and Gina in a crazy story packed full of surprises. Pirates, spies, surfers, soldiers, and even aliens get in on the act - all combining to create a wonderfully rewarding experience to savour and remember forever!
|4.99||54.6%||Mar 14, 2007|
In X-Blades, the player takes on the role of the enchanting heroine Ayumi, who survives a breathtaking dance of blades through the Hordes of Darkness. The long-haired beautiful anime, with her pistol blades and mind-blowing leaps, whirls and swirls from one fantastic level to the next.
|9.99||59.8%||Apr 30, 2009|
|Tomb Raider: Anniversary|
Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the...
|8.99||82%||Jun 5, 2007|
|Tomb Raider: Underworld|
Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of...
|8.99||76%||Nov 21, 2008|
|Just Cause 2|
Dive into an adrenaline-fuelled free-roaming adventure with 400 square miles of rugged terrain and hundreds of weapons and vehicles.
|14.99||90.4%||Mar 23, 2010|
|Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1|
Enjoy Strong Bad's wacky comedic adventures over 5 full episodes!
|Free||95.1%||Dec 18, 2008|
Gish isn't your average hero. In fact, he's not your average anything...you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground.
|9.99||61.8%||Jul 20, 2007|
|Death to Spies|
Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells.
|4.99||75.3%||Mar 12, 2008|
In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.
|2.99||82.5%||May 22, 2014|
|Haunted House™ (2010)|
Dare to be scared! After 30 years, Atari's classic groundbreaking game is back - with all-new scream-worthy chills and thrills!
|5.99||47.8%||Sep 28, 2010|
|King's Quest™ Collection|
Seven classic games in one collection. Celebrate the golden age of adventure games all over again with the return of King's Quest.The bravest knight in all of Daventry, Sir Graham, is appointed by the dying king to embark on a Quest for the Crown.
|19.99||84.9%||Jul 23, 2009|
|Space Quest™ Collection|
Experience a blast from the past with the complete, completely twisted Space Quest Collection.
|19.99||84.5%||Jul 23, 2009|
You are the Prototype, Alex Mercer, a man without memory armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you; making those responsible pay. Fast & Deadly Shape-Shifting Combat: Reconfigure your body to the situation at hand.
|19.99||79.9%||Jun 10, 2009|
|Dead Mountaineer's Hotel|
The remote hotel stands atop an ominous snow-peaked mountain, and death permeates every inch of the place. A crime has been committed here obviously, and the remote nature of the retreat means that the culprit is still roaming the halls. Which of the guests is capable of this? Whose past hides sinister truths and who has the most to gain?
|7.99||36.6%||Oct 28, 2011|
|A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie|
Operation Valkyrie is a famous plan of the German Resistance to overthrow the tyrannical Nazi government. Standartenfuhrer Gerhard Mayer, a patriot who works in Reich Security Head Office learns that Gestapo has tracked down the conspirators.
|6.99||66.7%||Oct 28, 2011|