Cold War tag
Tag created in June 2017
Cold War's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Cold War tag 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, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Cold War tag 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, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Cold War tag has peaked in 2021, with 34 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.19% in 2011 and 0.02% 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.
Cold War's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Cold War 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.
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 Cold War tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 103 (2010) and 985 (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 Cold War tag received between 87% (2012) and 285% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Cold War
This chart displays the evolution of the Cold War tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2014 at 19.99$, and bottomed in 2016 at 4.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 21%, and bottomed in 2022 at 3%.
Positive reviews ratio for Cold War, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Cold War 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 Cold War is 90% for the Portuguese - Portugal language, and the lowest is 65% for the Simplified Chinese language.
Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare. You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker.
|9.99||86.7%||Sep 29, 2006|
|Wild Animal Sports Day|
All your favourite Wild Animals are competing for the title of Wild Animal Champion of Champions! Tennis, Hurdles, Darts, Diving, Skiing, Pole-Vault, Trampolining and for the first time in a game Rhythmic Gymnastics! But watch out for King Croc! Wild Animal Sports Day (WASD) is out now!
|4.99||92.7%||Aug 31, 2018|
A fictional geopolitical game set during a fictional Cold War.
|19.99||78.6%||Jan 15, 2021|
A 2D noir, point and click game where you uncover clues and solve puzzles in a world of espionage and international intrigue.
|Free||93.9%||Mar 2, 2021|
ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.
|19.99||92.2%||Nov 17, 2020|
Fun clicker game with everything from nukes to stonks!
|2.99||81.8%||Feb 10, 2022|
Arcade shooter at the end of the world! Play as fighter pilots fending off the aerial hordes of hell during total nuclear apocalypse, Doomsday Jetlag combines casual bullet-hell, shoot-em-up & rogue-lite elements to maximise the fun of playing through armageddon!
|4.99||N/A||Jul 19, 2023|
|Twilight Struggle: Red Sea|
Answer the summons of the trumpets and bear the burden of the Twilight Struggle. Set during the ideological tension of the Cold War, Twilight Struggle: Red Sea places the United States and the Soviet Union at odds in the Horn of Africa. Every choice you make will impact the balance of power.
|14.99||42.1%||May 24, 2023|
|BORIS THE ROCKET ?|
As a moustached soviet nuclear missile operator, you’re the last frontier of your motherland’s defense. Survive a freezing Siberian winter, untangle nasty bear intrigues and adapt to always changing environment in this cold war simulator.
|9.99||96.5%||Oct 14, 2020|
Touch the world with your fingertips! Your retro terminal awaits your command, for the balance of power, in this definitive Cold War strategy game. Here you belong; assert your leadership through turn based strategic tit-for-tat, on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Don't let it slip away!
|29.99||66.1%||Sep 24, 2020|
|Ostalgie: The Berlin Wall|
The confrontation between the East and the West is coming to an end, but not between East and West Germany. The old party leaders are still sitting in their offices, not changing anything and waiting for exclamations from Moscow. But their end is close – Gorbachev and Kohl have already decided...
|5.99||93.3%||Mar 25, 2018|
|What's your emergency|
"What's your emergency" is a game where you take the boots of a 911 operator. In it you will be presented with different emergencys, your task is aid the victims. You will be able to do this through dialogs with the victim and using the new computer application called "Emergency_Manager_2.0".
|8.99||N/A||Jan 20, 2023|
Regiments is a Real-Time Tactics game set in Germany 1989. The Cold War has gone hot, and the inferno is raging. Lead your Regiment through the fires of conflict and the fog of war. Break through the lines, call in artillery, maneuver, feign retreats, stage defenses, counter-attack. Do not relent.
|29.99||87.4%||Aug 16, 2022|
|Project Blue Book: Hidden Mysteries|
It’s 1952, and the U.S. Air Force is operating a top-secret investigation: Project Blue Book. As a newly recruited agent, it’s your job to uncover the truth behind these real declassified UFO sightings. Test your observation and investigation skills in this out-of-this-world hidden object adventure!
|6.99||N/A||Mar 15, 2021|
|The Prologue to a Dream of Home|
The Prologue to a Dream of Home is a visual novel inspired by games like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. It takes place in an alternate universe where Eurasia has been split between two global superpowers. There are no character sprites and the focus is placed on the story and music.
|0.99||N/A||Nov 20, 2020|
Twilight Struggle is a two-player game where players play as either the US or USSR during the Cold War. Using actual events from history, players must plan out their strategies in order to obtain world dominance. Play Twilight Struggle and change the course of history.
|9.99||87.5%||Apr 13, 2016|
|子夜之章:历史的终局～MidNights of Desperado～|
The protagonist of this lonely life is you. You leave your hometown and come to a strange world. The world is prosperous and cold, strange but real. You may like it or wish you could tear it to pieces. The good news is, you have the choice!
|4.99||98.3%||Mar 12, 2021|
|REDSIDE episode 1|
REDSIDE episode 1 is a twisted thriller set during the Cold War. The world is on the brink of war. Will you be able to prevent a disaster?
|7.99||70%||Jul 29, 2022|
Wage war against players around the world with an unstoppable arsenal of powerful armored combat vehicles. Use 100+ vehicles to engage in furious PvP tank combat, complete co-op missions, and crush your enemies on breathtaking maps, from scorching deserts to neon-drenched urban jungles.
|Free||N/A||Nov 17, 2017|
|Battle 3D - Zombie Edition|
Military strategy game with zombies. Handle your units from above or handle the unit you want individually. Edit your own missions by adding units wherever you want.
|2.99||N/A||Jul 19, 2023|
A linguistic detective game. Decrypt the Soviet computer to prevent total nuclear annihilation.
|2.99||N/A||May 25, 2023|
|Möbius Front '83|
Defend America from an alternate-universe America using state-of-the-art 1980s military hardware in this intricate and tactical turn-based strategy game.
|19.99||75.1%||Nov 5, 2020|
|Armor Clash 2022 [RTS]|
Armor Clash 2022 is an old-school modern warfare RTS game with base building, customize factions and navy units.
|9.99||45.5%||Feb 9, 2022|
Kvark is an FPS game set in a fictional version of the 80s Czech Republic. The player finds themselves in an underground facility that is falling apart as they travel through it. They will have to navigate through dark tunnels and will encounter many obstacles and enemies that will test their skills
|15.99||90.6%||Jun 1, 2023|
|China: Mao's legacy|
Year 1976, the stormy Cultural revolution has died down, hard times of hongweibing and public critics are coming to an end. Old and sick Mao Zedong will soon leave China to his comrades from CPC. The Cold War is coming into a new phase...
|6.99||93.4%||May 24, 2019|