Tag created in June 2017
Documentary's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Documentary tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. 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 idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Documentary 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 Documentary tag has peaked in 2020, with 8 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.03% in 2011 and 0.0020% in 2021.
Notice that the graph stops in 2021, probably because there wasn't any release in this tag after that.
Documentary's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Documentary tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. Note that 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 Documentary tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 155 (2014) and 13 (2023) 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 Documentary tag received between 6% (2023) and 112% (2012) reviews compared to other tags.
Positive reviews ratio for Documentary, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Documentary 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 best rating for Documentary games is 100% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 43% for the Finnish audience.
|Portal 2 - The Final Hours|
Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. For more information on Portal 2 click here.
|1.99||77.7%||May 17, 2011|
|Titanfall - The Final Hours|
Written over the past four years, journalist Geoff Keighley ("The Final Hours of Portal 2") chronicles the making of TITANFALL from Respawn Entertainment. This longform app features never-before-seen photos, video and concept art from early development versions of the game.
|0.99||34%||Apr 16, 2014|
Imaginaria is both a night watch and the night watcher. It's a military term, supposedly coming from Latin, Imaginarius: relative to a mental figure. Perhaps because under Imaginaria duty the mind likes to wander too. Here in Antarctica we do them since the incident. And tonight I am Imaginaria.
|5.99||N/A||Jun 21, 2021|
A first-person exploration game based on the actual memories of a 92-year-old grandmother, told to players in her own voice. Take pictures of what remains of her abandoned childhood home to uncover the dark, traumatic events that she had to fight through as a teenage girl.
|4.99||87.4%||Nov 3, 2019|
|COVID: The Outbreak|
COVID: The Outbreak is a real-time strategy game in which you play the role of a global organization that has to deal with a global pandemic. Issue decrees, manage resources, develop projects, and construct buildings. A race for the vaccine begins!
|13.99||69.5%||May 29, 2020|
|Eye of the Beholder|
Step into war-torn enemy territory in this immersive VR game experience based on the Oscar-shortlisted documentary MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER (2015). EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a 20 minute beta experience that subverts the war-game genre as players must choose to combat or collaborate with others.
|Free||81.8%||Nov 30, 2020|
|Indie Game: The Movie|
The emotional journey of four developers as they sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their games with the world.
|9.99||96.5%||Jun 12, 2012|
|Tomb Raider - The Final Hours Digital Book|
How did Crystal Dynamics reinvent Tomb Raider? The Final Hours of Tomb Raider is a digital book that takes you inside the studio during the four year development of this franchise reboot. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the team’s journey, illustrating this 11,000 word story with never-before-seen art and videos from parts of the...
|1.99||90.3%||Mar 7, 2013|
Arcade documentary of maze/dot/snake mechanic within changing dimensions, axis locks and the corruption of the system. Collect, grow, avoid your past, find new space, wake up…
|4.99||94.4%||Jul 19, 2018|
|The Book of Distance|
In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Japan and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. His grandson leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
|Free||98.1%||Oct 8, 2020|
|Wanderlust: Travel Stories|
Wanderlust: Travel Stories is a bridge between literature and gaming. Step into the shoes of modern travelers—explore their desires, hopes and fears, and shape how their stories unfold. Make this journey your own.
|14.99||89.8%||Sep 26, 2019|
|Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours|
THE FINAL HOURS OF HALF-LIFE: ALYX is an interactive storybook, written by Geoff Keighley, that takes fans inside Valve Software to chronicle the company’s past decade of game development, including the return of Half-Life.
|7.99||95.1%||Jul 9, 2020|
|The Mind of Marlo|
Uniquely presented as an hour long documentary film, The Mind of Marlo is a narrative driven adventure game focusing on love, loss and silly heads. Laugh and cry with Marlo as he gets to the bottom of his life changing condition, known as Spontaneous Silly Head Syndrome.
|Free||97.9%||Oct 19, 2017|
|AWAY: The Survival Series|
In this story-based adventure, play as a tiny sugar glider in your very own nature documentary. Glide among the trees, fight dangerous predators, and explore beautiful environments as you embark on a high-flying journey to save your family.
|19.99||54.7%||Sep 28, 2021|
With DeathTolls Experience, virtual reality artist Ali Eslami is seeking to resensitize the general public to the reality behind the abstract statistics on the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the Middle East.
|Free||90%||Apr 24, 2018|
|Cosmic Top Secret|
Play the incredible true story of T and her quest to uncover the truth about her parents’ work for the Danish Intelligence during the Cold War.
|11.99||94.1%||Nov 15, 2018|
|That Dragon, Cancer|
An immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope and love.
|9.99||89.8%||Jan 11, 2016|
|Zero Days VR|
Based on the Oscar short-listed Participant Media documentary Zero Days, Scatter's Emmy Award-winning, immersive documentary Zero Days VR visualizes the story of Stuxnet in a new way: placing you inside the invisible world of computer viruses, experiencing the high stakes of cyber warfare at a human scale.
|Free||85%||Dec 14, 2017|
|OVERVIEW (A Walk Through The Universe)|
Overview is a mind-changing experience about our position in the Universe. With a narrative and an interactive mode, it features realistic imagery and accurate data to leave you in awe and wonder at the vastness of the Cosmos.
|9.99||72%||Mar 1, 2018|
|How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness|
Harold Fletcher has been grounded to his bedroom for over 30 years. Join award-winning journalist Nigel Wimble as he discovers how one man has coped with the boredom and loneliness in this one of a kind, FREE, documentary film simulator!
|Free||91.3%||Apr 2, 2018|
Zero Point is the first 3D 360 short film created for virtual reality. Oculus Rift DK-1 or DK-2 is required. Running time: 15 minutes.
|Free||47.2%||Oct 28, 2014|
The USSR era is coming to its end – it is 1988. The radio amateur catches a strange signal that emits incomprehensible noises. It is broadcast around the clock and only sometimes a human voice makes its way through the air. You will have to uncover terrifying secrets about this enigmatic signal.
|2.99||57.3%||Oct 13, 2019|
CAT SUDOKU is an extremely cute game where you play a little sudoku with cats.
|0.99||N/A||Oct 14, 2020|