Tag created in June 2017
Dark's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Dark tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. 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 gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Dark tag 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 tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Dark tag has peaked in 2022, with 857 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.22% in 2011 and 0.57% 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.
Dark's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Dark tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average 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 Dark tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 47 (2010) and 1475 (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 Dark tag received between 128% (2010) and 275% (2012) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Dark
This chart displays the evolution of the Dark tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free 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 price for Dark games peaked in 2012 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2020 at 4.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2019 at 13%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Dark, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Dark tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences 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 Dark games is 95% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 81% for the Japanese audience.
|The Guilt and the Shadow|
"unbearable... this place stinks... i need to get out of here. the boat is waiting for me."
|8.99||78.3%||Feb 2, 2015|
Creepy quest with the atmosphere of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Go through a dangerous adventure filled with puzzles and challenges! Perhaps it is you who will be able to solve all the secrets of forest and save the peaceful creatures?
|4.99||87.3%||Feb 21, 2020|
Breach enemy stronghold in dread Siberian wastelands before insurgents can open gates to Samozbor dimension.
|0.99||87.9%||Mar 20, 2020|
|春と修羅｜Haru to Shura|
Explore a mysterious world as the protagonist in this short adventure game with pixel graphics.
|4.99||93.4%||Jun 24, 2021|
Take control of Azael, a young magician who is now forced to survive against the Host's demons inside an artificially constructed reality. Experience a unique blend between a 3D dark fantasy environment and 2D hand-drawn horrors. Learn new spells and hone your reflexes to survive.
|Free||85%||Aug 25, 2020|
Venture forth in this puzzle-combat dungeon explorer. Blinded and trapped inside a dungeon tower, every sound you make illuminates your path to freedom. Danger lurks around every corner: trapdoors, chambers filled with toxic fumes, and halls patrolled by crusader knights are only the beginning.
|9.99||86.7%||May 3, 2022|
|Pristiq: Tash's Trilogy|
An Adventure Game About The Life Of Tash.
|2.99||N/A||Sep 13, 2021|
|Creepy Tale 2|
Experience the creepy tension of a brothers Grimm fairy tale in this puzzle adventure game. Follow the young and brave Lars as he embarks on a dangerous journey to save his sisters mind from the clutches of a mysterious evil.
|9.99||88%||Jul 16, 2021|
|SIT DOWN, PLEASE|
Step into a scientist's shoes in a story driven game which leads you to discover a mysterious and unknown world by torturing characters. In order to find out all the hidden secrets, try to keep the guinea pigs alive for as long as possible by using the scientist's machinery.
|1.99||N/A||Sep 17, 2021|
|The forgotten phobia|
The forgotten phobia is a horror puzzle game made in 2D pixel graphics.
|9.99||58.8%||Sep 15, 2021|
|Creepy Tale 3: Ingrid Penance|
As punishment for her transgressions, Ingrid is sent to hell. As she struggles through the darkness that hungers to consume her heart, she makes her way toward redemption. Her fate is in your hands.
|9.99||95.1%||Mar 9, 2023|
|Mr. Rainer's Solve-It Service|
When the last thread becomes entangled, their song will be heard.
|5.99||97.6%||Feb 21, 2022|
You have to explore the mysterious forest and complete many tasks to get out of there alive.
|39.99||N/A||Jun 9, 2023|
|DARQ: Complete Edition|
DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who finds himself in the middle of a lucid nightmare. Unable to wake up, Lloyd has to face his fears and decipher the meaning of the dream.
|19.99||93.9%||Aug 15, 2019|
First person atmospheric horror where you play as a Youtuber! While doing a livestream, solve your way out of an abandoned, open world building which is in need of an exorcist! Demons like playing games, you will have to use your fast wit to complete the 3AM Challenge! Good luck!
|10.99||N/A||Oct 29, 2021|
|Lost Alone Ep.3 - Nonnina|
Responsible for the deaths of his girlfriend and sister, George is an alcoholic with a stormy past. Raised by a serial killer, George's life ends in suicide. But his story starts right from the end...
|5.99||87%||Jun 17, 2022|
|World of One|
You are about to get on a journey around small planet-like worlds as if you were in the Little Prince's world. However, these ones are filled with monsters that are striving to kill you, deadly traps and riddles, which require you to be quick-witted and attentive.
|3.99||68.9%||Jun 8, 2017|
|Growing My Grandpa!|
Growing My Grandpa! is a Cronenberg-inspired point-and-click adventure game with virtual pet elements that puts a heavy emphasis on exploration and lore.
|4.99||98.7%||Jul 12, 2022|
Breath is a hard and short game. Beat the bosses in any order you want and evolve with them! Use it to beat another bosses. In this hitkill game, either you die, or you evolve. How fast can you beat all of them? Collectibles and in-game speedrun timer included.
|2.99||N/A||Dec 21, 2020|
Parasomnia is a horror game in the style of backrooms. The accompanying excellent visual will allow you to plunge into the nightmare happening around the hero. Mitya is not a fighter, he can only run. Realistic camera and sound complement your emotions.
|3||79.7%||Feb 17, 2023|
You and Your Team Of 4 Players Hunt down Paranormal Entities While Trying to Survive The Night Solving Paranormal Cases of the Unknown in this Online horror Multiplayer Game
|4.99||N/A||Jun 18, 2023|
Halt is a survival horror game that will take you into a world of terrible dreams, nightmares and monsters.
|34.99||92.3%||Nov 19, 2022|
Play as a Park Ranger in Dreary Lake Provincial Park and unravel the mysteries your coworkers are trying to keep hidden.
|1.99||N/A||Jun 1, 2023|
While in communication with supernatural forces, two influencers launch a daring new social media brand.
|2.99||88.3%||Feb 3, 2021|
|Twin-Turbo Supercharged Nitro-Fueled Papamobile|
Cyber-noir platformer in which you steer high-performance papamobile through a future city in order to deliver a cure that could save humanity.
|Free||80.9%||Jul 17, 2020|