Strategy games released over time
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years in the Strategy genre and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. 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, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a genre follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Strategy genre is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, genre is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Strategy game genre peaked in 2022 with 2438 games released. The popularity of the genre is in a range between 10.1% in 2013 and 9.4% in 2014.
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 Strategy game reviews
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Strategy 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 Strategy genre games.
A typical game associated with this genre collected on average between 22 (2010) and 549 (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 Strategy genre received between 59% (2010) and 107% (2019) reviews compared to other genres.
Price of games in Strategy genre
This graph displays the evolution of the Strategy 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 game price peaked in 2013 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 4.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2013 at 3%, and it's highest in 2023 at 17%.
Positive reviews for the Strategy genre, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Strategy genre games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this genre. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that genre. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Strategy is 92% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 79% for the Japanese language.
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|15.99||84.5%||Oct 16, 2008|
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|4.99||75.3%||Oct 8, 2010|
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|9.99||74.8%||Oct 26, 2006|
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