Tag created in June 2017
Difficult's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Difficult tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing 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 Difficult tag is getting more or less popular. 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 Difficult tag has peaked in 2020, with 746 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 1.2% in 2013 and 0.36% in 2023.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Difficult's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Difficult tag, 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.
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 Difficult tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 56 (2010) and 1128 (2014) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Difficult tag received between 154% (2010) and 274% (2023) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Difficult
This chart displays the evolution of the Difficult 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 price for Difficult games was at its lowest in 2007 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2008 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 9%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Difficult, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Difficult tag, separated 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 highest rating for Difficult is 94% for the Portuguese - Portugal language, and the lowest is 81% for the Japanese language.
Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.
|2.99||97.2%||Nov 27, 2012|
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
|19.99||96.6%||Sep 29, 2017|
Boson X is a fast-paced rotational runner set in a particle accelerator.
|2.99||93.5%||Sep 15, 2014|
You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan... and slugcats look delicious.
|24.99||93.8%||Mar 28, 2017|
Jump and fly your way through danger in this rhythm-based action platformer!
|3.99||93.4%||Dec 22, 2014|
|A Quiver of Crows|
A twin-stick shmup set in a grim world cursed by demons and ghouls.
|14.99||73.7%||Oct 19, 2016|
"oO" is a hardcore minimal arcade game.
|0.99||89.8%||Jul 6, 2015|
Patterna is a logic puzzle game for people who think that HexCells is far too easy. It features a highly customizable random level generator, a level editor, more than 70 levels, and an enchanting minimalist soundtrack by Alex Cottrell.
|6.99||90.9%||Oct 3, 2016|
City Climber is a silly physics-based game about a floppy ragdoll climber, who has to save the world. Find your way through diverse hand-crafted environments and enjoy funny challenges full of falling and destruction.
|6.99||75.2%||Feb 24, 2017|
|Draw The Way|
Draw The Way is a hardcore platforming game. Draw your platforms and shields with your mouse. Choose from different heroes and play solo or team up with a friend.. either way it won't be easy! So.. are you up for the challenge?
|5.99||90%||Nov 19, 2018|
64.0 is a minimal fast-paced arcade game, where you shoot the squares that have the same color as the background.
|2.99||91%||Mar 16, 2017|
Plan the train route for the universe's most awkward space colony!
|14.99||94.8%||Mar 16, 2017|
|SUPER CHICKEN JUMPER|
A spy-chicken tries to save the world from doom in this runner/shooter game that has a little bit of everything with a touch of chicken and anime girls on top. Run for your life in 6 different worlds and shoot your way through tons of enemies until you become a legend.
|2.99||97.1%||Sep 24, 2021|
|Grass Cutter - Mutated Lawns|
Challenge lawn monsters!
|Free||88.6%||Mar 24, 2017|
Bitcoin collector - a colorful game in which you have to dodge the traps and collect bitcoins, changing gravity at your discretion
|1.99||63%||Sep 13, 2017|
A difficult, minimalist, one-more-try, physics game. Slide your mouse up and down to control your skier's posture and initiate jumps. Stick the landings. Get to the cabin.
|Free||90.6%||Feb 7, 2018|
Spreadstorm is a puzzle adventure game in which you control an analog signal and try to beat a mystery opponent by using logic, planning and reaction.
|9.99||92.3%||Jun 13, 2018|
|Golfing Over It with Alva Majo|
The higher you climb, the bigger the fall.
|4.99||74.2%||Mar 28, 2018|
|Soviet Bear Uni Adventure|
Soviet Bear Uni Adventure is a painfully challenging physics-based action/adventure game. Pedal and lean to stay upright and overcome each crazy obstacle.
|1.99||70.9%||Nov 6, 2019|
Deftly teleport your way through a cosmic obstacle course in this white-knuckle arcade dodge-em-up!
|4.99||94.9%||Feb 12, 2019|
|Definitely Sneaky But Not Sneaky|
Fast-paced action, instant replayability, and tons of weapons to choose from. Customize your loadouts and sneak through over 200 levels! Local co-op encouraged!
|4.99||94%||Feb 6, 2019|
|Devil Slayer - Raksasi|
Devil Slayer - Raksasi is a top-down action game with procedurally generated dungeons, profound roguelike elements, and intuitive soul-like fighting. It's a fair and challenging game, dodging, timing, striking, you need to master them all to fight your way out of this cursed world.
|14.99||84.9%||Apr 22, 2021|
Unsouled is a 2D action RPG game requiring immense elaborate control. Take a break from repetitive attack and dodge action by challenging yourself with the world of Unsouled.
|19.99||77.7%||Apr 28, 2022|
TOK HARDCORE is a logical puzzle in which you need to connect all points with lines.
|0.99||94.1%||Apr 11, 2019|
A digger. No transmission. No steering. No brakes. No problem! BH Trials is an obstacle course game where you only control the digger's articulated arm. Crawl, climb, avoid the obstacles, and solve the puzzles in a unique driving game. Control a mechanical spider in the up to 4-players co-op.
|8.99||93.3%||Apr 10, 2020|