Simulation games released over time
This chart displays the games released over the years in the Simulation genre and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the genre's trend. It shows if the Simulation 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 Simulation game genre peaked in 2022 with 2560 games released. The genre's popularity is in a range between 5.3% in 2012 and 7.6% in 2023.
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 Simulation game reviews
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Simulation 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 Simulation genre games.
A standard game associated with this genre received on average between 23 (2010) and 901 (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 Simulation genre received between 60% (2011) and 139% (2014) reviews compared to other genres.
Price of games in Simulation genre
This graph displays the evolution of the Simulation 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 Simulation games peaked in 2014 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2017 at 5.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2014 at 4%, and it's highest in 2023 at 13%.
Positive reviews for the Simulation genre, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Simulation genre, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will 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 highest rating for Simulation is 94% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 80% for the Japanese language.
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