Tag created in June 2017
2.5D's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the 2.5D tag and the percentage 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 tag's trend. It shows if the 2.5D tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. 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 2.5D game tag peaked in 2021 with 330 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.24% in 2013 and 0.1% in 2018.
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.
2.5D's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the 2.5D tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag 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 2.5D tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 13 (2010) and 379 (2016) 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 2.5D tag received between 29% (2011) and 127% (2019) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with 2.5D
This graph displays the evolution of the 2.5D 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 2009 at 6.99$, and peaked in 2013 at 14.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 18%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for 2.5D, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole 2.5D tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for 2.5D games is 96% for the Vietnamese audience, and the worst is 78% for the Japanese audience.
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. INSIDE is a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack and unsettling atmosphere.
|19.99||96.7%||Jul 7, 2016|
|AR-K: The Great Escape|
AR-K: The Great Escape is the third episode in the classic point and click saga of AR-K. Help Alicia Van Volish to escape from District 8 and discover the source of the mysterious Golden Sphere through a great story, written by the 3 times Eisner award-winning writer Greg Rucka.
|7.99||88.5%||Jul 14, 2015|
|Mussoumano: Ataque dos Haters|
Mussoumano Attack of the Haters is a 2.5D action platform game inspired by the classics of the 90s with different worlds, levels, boss battles, game mechanics and 3D graphics powered by the incredible Unreal Engine.
|2.99||61.9%||Apr 9, 2018|
Pawarumi is a modern shoot’em up set in a retro futuristic sci-fi pre-Columbian universe. You’ll take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons! Shoot wisely to either do double damage, heal yourself or charge your Super Attack!
|14.99||91.8%||Jan 30, 2018|
|The Gardener and the Wild Vines|
Leap, slash, and climb your way to the top of magical towers in this wholesome platformer about a gay Gardener on a quest to rescue his love.
|9.99||97.8%||Sep 9, 2021|
Captain Pegleg goes on a treasure hunt and tries to hijack a new ship to escape while his crew is…. doing absolutely nothing!? Captain Pegleg needs you to join him on this challenging journey. Help him find treasures and escape the island.
|1.99||N/A||Dec 27, 2020|
|The Struggles Of Stefan|
An adventure that takes persistence and passion from not just Stefan (the protagonist), but also the player. Brace yourself as you are guided by Stefan's conscience to confront enemies, take countless leaps, and engage in progression of a storyline regarding the acceptance of oneself.
|Free||N/A||Nov 20, 2020|
Run and jump through the land of an ancient civilization in a challenging platformer in which your goal is to reach the end without any saves.
|2.99||N/A||Jan 4, 2021|
In a post-apocalyptic future where Earth's resources have been consumed, Kyle Seed tries to recover capsules containing special seeds and the energy needed to save humanity's future. Big Earth is a platform game with challenging puzzles.
|24.99||93.6%||Jun 23, 2022|
MerFight is a 2.5D fighting game involving 12 fishy fighters influenced by a variety of sea life such as angler fish, sharks, and the Yellowtail Fang Blenny with more of an emphasis on flexibility and leniency.
|11.99||N/A||Mar 30, 2022|
A stealth action game where you rotate the camera" your way through 2D dot-art x 3D stages.The goal is to reach the "Tomb of the Grandparents", one last time……This is the story of a grandfather's secret and sad wish that was entrusted to his grandson, a young girl.
|4.99||N/A||Jan 19, 2022|
|DEVIL DEVOUR ALIVE DX|
Devil Devour Alive DX is a pick-up-and-play occult themed arcade game with an over the top 90s style. It supports vertical screen orientation (TATE MODE!!!!), online leaderboards, and unlockables. It also features retro 32-bit era style graphics, CRT shader, and spooky synthwave music.
|1.99||N/A||Oct 25, 2022|
|Russian Drunken Boxers 2|
New fights of drunken Russian boxers at night. Spoof your friend or Ai bot using empty bottles of alcohol. Use super abilities
|10.99||N/A||Nov 12, 2021|
|Cubes and Knights|
You are strong and huge, you have a heavy sword in your hands, and somewhere deep an ancient evil is hidden. The King himself sent you on a difficult campaign: to find the immortal enemy of all people. Find ancient artifacts and work your way through the labyrinths with steel and magic.
|7.99||91.5%||May 4, 2022|
Druid is an adventure game with different puzzles and riddles where you play as a druid who searches for a wise master and helps to magic forest dwellers. Overcome all obstacles to find your teacher!
|1.99||73.6%||Jan 16, 2017|
Don't let Urcash and his troops get past the outpost. The peace and safety of mankind is in your hands
|3.99||N/A||Feb 22, 2022|
|Lord of Midchester|
Take on the unenviable task of managing a small town caught between two powerful city-states in this 2.5D RPG! Rebuild your township, explore dungeons, hire underlings, grow your town's prosperity and catch the attention of powerful potential allies or foes... you decide!
|6.99||N/A||Dec 16, 2022|
Contract Killer is a 2.5D co-op beat ‘em up starring a diverse cast of angry writing utensils. Punch, snap, and clap your way through baddies and bosses in a comical campaign, clash against your friends, or survive endless swarms of corporate goons!
|11.99||95.7%||May 19, 2022|
|FAR: Changing Tides|
An atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home.
|19.99||93.3%||Mar 1, 2022|
Shillelagh (Shil-lay-lah) is a fast and frantic arena shooter where players are armed with the aura of nature to defend against destructive, undead monsters.
|4.99||70.6%||Nov 10, 2021|
|Another Sight - Hodge's Journey|
Take control of Hodge the cat in a brand new, stand-alone prequel story in Another Sight - Hodge's Journey. Tackle new platforming challenges using Hodge's nimble feline skills to solve puzzles and misteries as he travels between the world of dreams and the world of the real.
|Free||66.3%||Nov 14, 2018|
Spiceshifter is a single-player game in 2.5D abstract graphics. The essence of the gameplay is to destroy hordes of enemies with the help of a wide variety of weapons, such as brass knuckles, magic or shotguns.
|24.99||N/A||Oct 19, 2021|
A reverse Tower Defense game where you spawn towers that aid you in defeating enemies that stop you from going further on a procedurally-generated map.
|1.99||N/A||Oct 16, 2021|
Trade. Gamble. Fight! Test your arcade chops in Null Vector, a twin-stick shooter rogue-lite. Discover and experiment with thousands of weapon combinations, take strategic advantage of machines to trade and gamble for new ship parts, and unleash your own bullet hell upon the Final Boss!
|4.99||95.7%||May 3, 2018|
|Frontier Fortress - Tower Defense|
Frontier Fortress is medieval-themed tower defense game. You are the leader of your nation. In the harsh medieval age you have to defend your land against foreign invaders. Fortify your frontier with defense structures and let none of them pass through your fortress.
|4.99||N/A||Apr 6, 2022|