Tag created in June 2017
1990's's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the 1990's tag 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 idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the 1990's tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The 1990's tag has peaked in 2022, with 508 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.35% in 2014 and 0.1% in 2019.
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.
1990's's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the 1990's tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for 1990's tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 21 (2010) and 386 (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 tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the 1990's tag received between 45% (2022) and 82% (2016) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with 1990's
This graph displays the evolution of the 1990's tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2007 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2013 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 10%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for 1990's, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the 1990's tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for 1990's is 99% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 83% for the Japanese language.
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