Casual games released over time
This chart displays the games released over the years in the Casual genre and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the genre's trend. It shows if the Casual genre is getting more or less popular amongst developers. 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 Casual game genre peaked in 2022 with 5563 games released. The popularity of the genre is in a range between 9% in 2011 and 11.3% in 2015.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Evolution of Casual game reviews
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Casual genre, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, 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 Casual genre games.
A typical game associated with this genre collected on average between 20 (2010) and 311 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this genre.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Casual genre received between 35% (2023) and 56% (2010) reviews compared to other genres.
Price of games in Casual genre
This chart displays the evolution of the Casual genre's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free 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 Casual games peaked in 2014 at 6.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 3.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2014 at 7%, and it's highest in 2020 at 14%.
Positive reviews for the Casual genre, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Casual 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 Casual games is 92% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 82% for the Japanese audience.
|Gumboy - Crazy Adventures™|
Gumboy has fun and novel gameplay set in a richly imagined world. With simple game controls, Gumboy lets the player bounce, roll, float, and fly through the world. Additionally, Gumboy can change size, shape and material.
|4.99||50.5%||Dec 19, 2006|
|RIP - Trilogy™|
With the completion of the third title in the RIP series, the RIP games have become an instant classic in the arcade-shooter genre. RIP Trilogy brings all three RIP titles into one exciting and heart-pounding pack.RIPNot afraid of Death? What if he is accompanied by Halloween and Rock-N-Roll?
|4.99||64.7%||Jun 1, 2007|
|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|
|Bejeweled 2 Deluxe|
With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before.
|4.99||94.7%||Aug 30, 2006|
Drag the rows of fuzzy Chuzzles up and down, left and right, to match colors, and they'll pop and return to their test-tube home. Choose from four play modes and two difficulty levels.
|4.99||93.3%||Aug 30, 2006|
The craziest aquarium game ever! Tend to your fish, keep them happy and they'll reward you with coins and jewels. Buy tank upgrades or egg parts which hatch different in-tank pets. These pets can help you feed your fish, collect coins, or even protect against the aliens that will invade your tank.
|4.99||96.6%||Aug 30, 2006|
Deep in the jungle lie hidden temples bursting with traps and trickery, and it's up to you to uncover their treasures. Fire magical balls from your stone frog idol to make matches of three or more and clear the deadly chain before it reaches the golden skull.
|4.99||94.8%||Aug 30, 2006|
In a world where most puzzle games are the same, head into outer space to find something new and exciting! Before the descending bricks crush your dreams (and your space ship), use your powerful magnet to move and match same-colored bricks.
|4.99||76.3%||Aug 30, 2006|
In the game, you must swap two adjacent gems to line up three or more of the same jewel type horizontally or vertically to eliminate them. Keep playing until there are no moves left or you've conquered the board. Bejeweled's gameplay can be fun for both kids and adults.
|4.99||89.9%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Big Money! Deluxe|
Here's your chance to strike it rich! Grab as much loot as you can before your pile of coins reaches the top of the window. If you move fast enough to fill the money meter, you'll score a moneybag. Collect enough bags, and you'll join the ranks of the rich and famous.
|4.99||91.8%||Aug 30, 2006|
It's prehistoric egg-blasting fun! Use your slingshot to match three or more dino eggs of the same color... and watch them explode! Can you blast all the eggs before Mama Brontosaurus tramples your game?
|4.99||94.7%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe|
The feeding frenzy begins again! Swim and swerve through underwater worlds, chow down on smaller fish, and chomp your way to ocean supremacy. But watch out: boatloads of pesky predators are looking to make lunch out of you.
|4.99||97.8%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Hammer Heads Deluxe|
Pesky yard gnomes are invading your lawn! The only way to stop them is with a swift hammer blow to the head. Bash gnomes as quickly as you can while keeping an eye out for special gnomes, prizes and power-ups! Earn gold coins and shop the shiny store for upgrades.
|Free||90.2%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Heavy Weapon Deluxe|
It's shoot-'em-up arcade action at its best! Use an incredible assortment of heavy artillery to blast away enemy tanks and planes, and fight your way to victory. What are you waiting for? Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get into the action!
|4.99||83.2%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Iggle Pop Deluxe|
Journey to the Land of Fuzz to collect colorful Iggles and deliver them to their color-coded destinations. But look out for the nasty Zoogs - they're dying to get their grubby hands on those adorable Iggles.
|4.99||86.5%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Pizza Frenzy Deluxe|
Pizza Frenzy is a wacky action puzzler that puts you in charge of your own pizza delivery empire! Reflexes and quick thinking are required to juggle all the orders. This fast-paced game will keep your mouse clicking with rewarding action and pattern matching.
|4.99||96.7%||Aug 30, 2006|
|Typer Shark! Deluxe|
Sink your teeth into an action-packed educational adventure. Hungry sharks and piranhas are on the hunt for food as you SCUBA dive into the deep blue unknown. But if you can type words fast enough, they'll be zapped before they can turn you into lunch.
|4.99||84.1%||Aug 30, 2006|
King Midas accidentally turned his own daughter into gold! Use his special powers to perform acts of goodness instead of greed. Help Midas connect magical talismans to release gold coins and help the poor. If you help enough people, Zeus will change Midas' daughter back to her old self.
|4.99||92.2%||Aug 30, 2006|
Take your best shot with energizing arcade fun! Aim, shoot, clear the orange pegs, then sit back and cheer as 10 whimsical teachers guide you to Peggle greatness.
|4.99||97.4%||Mar 6, 2007|
Mayday! The Peggle Institute has been invaded by a host of other-worldly creatures. It's up to you, Peggle Master, to report to duty and shoot and bounce the critters to oblivion. Take your best shot with energizing arcade fun, now exclusively themed with art and sounds from The Orange Box!
|Free||93.5%||Sep 11, 2007|
Venice is sinking and only you can save it! From the floating fortress of your golden gondola, you'll restore the city by returning its lost treasures. Sling costly coins, launch lovely lyres and ricochet ruby rings into the corresponding spaces overhead.
|Free||85%||Jun 25, 2007|
|Mystery P.I.™ - The Lottery Ticket|
You are the world-famous Mystery P.I. and you've been hired by Grandma Rose to find her $488 million dollar winning lottery ticket that has gone missing! Retrace Grandma's steps to collect clues by finding hidden objects and solving puzzles. Search the city for the clues and piece them together to solve the case.
|4.99||76.9%||Oct 16, 2007|
|Amazing Adventures The Lost Tomb™|
You are an adventure seeker who travels the world in search of forgotten & lost treasures. Search for hidden objects and circumvent unique puzzle traps to recover the most sought after treasures the world has ever known. A newly-discovered fragment of an ancient map is believed to reveal the location of the Lost Tomb of Egypt.
|4.99||82.5%||Dec 13, 2007|
|Mystery P.I.™ - The Vegas Heist|
The heist of the century has just happened! You've been hired by the casino to find & return the stolen money before its grand opening in 16 hours. Search for over 2300 cleverly hidden objects in 25 intriguing locations to solve the Vegas Heist. Two addictive ways to play: Vegas Heist mode and Unlimited Seek & Find mode.
|4.99||79%||Jun 5, 2008|
|Amazing Adventures Around the World|
Pieces of an ancient stone tablet have started turning up around the globe and the Museum needs your help to locate the pieces and find the most expensive gem ever known...the “World Diamond”. Under the direction of the Museum, you must immediately begin your global seek & find adventure.
|4.99||81.8%||Apr 15, 2009|