Tag created in June 2017
Episodic's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Episodic 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 gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Episodic 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 Episodic game tag peaked in 2020 with 19 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.09% in 2013 and 0.0052% in 2022.
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.
Episodic's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Episodic 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 Episodic tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 28 (2010) and 1270 (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 Episodic tag received between 76% (2010) and 427% (2018) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Episodic
This graph displays the evolution of the Episodic tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play 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 2016 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2019 at 7.49$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2016 at 17%, and it's highest in 2019 at 23%.
Positive reviews ratio for Episodic, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Episodic 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 Episodic is 97% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 83% for the Japanese language.
|Johnny Boy: Red Moon's Kiss - Episode 1|
A mature, four-part, gritty interactive drama series, shrouded in crime, secrets and the supernatural. A proper adaptation to werewolf fiction, with deep character development.
|5.99||N/A||Jan 31, 2022|
|The Outcast Lovers|
Driving home late one night you encounter a refugee in distress. They are looking for salvation. Do you hand them over to violent authorities? Or risk sheltering them yourself?
|Free||69%||Jul 31, 2020|
|The Adventures of Bluke Bifton: Chapter 1|
The Adventures of Bluke Bifton is a hand-drawn, episodic adventure game set in a world of absolute absurdity. Ally (or make enemies) with a cast of strange characters, and make choices that determine your fate.
|5.99||N/A||Jul 20, 2023|
A boy. A demon. A pizza delivery girl. Sometimes all you need is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Everything is different than it seems to be.
|4.99||N/A||Jun 17, 2020|
|Fears to Fathom - Carson House|
Noah Baker, an 18 year old highschooler experiences unsettling occurrences while house-sitting for a media personality, little did he know what was about to unfold that night.
|3.99||90.3%||Jan 9, 2023|
|Light Fairytale Episode 2|
A turn-based JRPG series featuring a modern presentation with a classic core. Episode 2 resumes the adventure right after the last cliffhanger. Play once more as Haru as he uncovers the mysteries of the cold 'Deeplands', meeting with a mysterious silver haired girl along the way.
|9.99||94.7%||Aug 30, 2021|
|New Tales from the Borderlands|
Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, "streetwise" brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. Claw and con your way through five thrilling chapters!
|39.99||44.1%||Oct 20, 2022|
|Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller|
FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun.
|14.99||83%||Sep 19, 2013|
|Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1|
Enjoy Strong Bad's wacky comedic adventures over 5 full episodes!
|Free||95.1%||Dec 18, 2008|
Create complex factories in the story-driven development game, LithoBreak. Step into the grav-boots of Eli (Sam McMurray), a moon mining inventor keeping SARA (Julie Ann Emery), an illegal AI, safe from the Verse. Explore a space station, collect resources, and build intriguing production systems.
|19.99||N/A||Feb 23, 2021|
|Light Fairytale Episode 1|
A turn-based JRPG series featuring a modern presentation with a classic core. Episode 1 is the start of the adventure. Play as Haru and his childhood friend Kuroko as they defy an evil empire in the underground 'Lower City'.
|9.99||82.8%||May 13, 2019|
|Unsolved Case: Murderous Script Collector's Edition|
The life of a detective is unpredictable and very dangerous. You never know what awaits you around the next corner and what secrets you need to unravel. But you knew what you were getting into, there's no turning back!
|13.99||N/A||Mar 28, 2023|
|Startup Valley Adventure|
A tough divorce, getting fired from a job ... Why not make your life harder? Take on the role of a novice startup in Silicon Valley. Get ready to dive into…
|12.99||60.9%||Jul 30, 2020|
|The Pepper Prince: Episode 1 - Red Hot Chili Wedding|
A rhyming fairy tale adventure about love, grief, and the power of friendship. Solve puzzles, meet quirky fairy-tale-inspired characters, and help your friend regain confidence and self-love after heartbreak!
|Free||N/A||Jan 3, 2019|
|The Wolf Among Us|
From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books. As Bigby Wolf you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.
|14.99||97.7%||Oct 11, 2013|
|War of the Human Tanks|
War of the Human Tanks is a story driven strategy game with a gameplay reminiscent of Battleship and Chess, featuring a story of war, loyalty, sacrifice and human shaped tanks.
|9.99||91.5%||Jan 10, 2014|
|Timewell: Trail of Celestes|
Dive into an immersive space shooter adventure with Timewell: Trail of Celestes. As SAT-V, explore new planets and fight against Constructs in a RPG storyline. Customize her skills and adaptations for a unique space combat experience. Are you ready to guide SAT-V through a perilous universe?
|24.99||90%||Sep 12, 2022|
|Blues and Bullets|
Blues and Bullets is a dark and violent crime thriller. Set in an alternative Eliot Ness & Al Capone story, Blues and Bullets blends a stunning script with detective work to deliver an amazing interactive experience.
|4.99||60.9%||Jul 22, 2015|
|Millennium - A New Hope|
Traverse through rich, detailed environments, recruit colorful characters and fight your way through dangerous hordes of enemies in this exciting old-school RPG incorporating 40 quests, 26 secret rooms, 8 animal kings and countless secrets and items to discover.
|5.99||73%||Apr 25, 2014|
|Tarzan VR™ The Trilogy Edition|
Welcome to the Jungle! Journey through the fantastic lands of Tarzan in a 3-part adventure created especially for virtual reality. Swing, swim, climb and fight your way across savage lands where the only limits are your own imagination.
|19.99||55.9%||Nov 17, 2020|
|Batman - The Telltale Series|
Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight.
|14.99||84.6%||Aug 2, 2016|
|Tell Me Why|
Tell Me Why is the multi-award winning episodic adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment in which twins use their supernatural bond to discover the truth of their troubled past.
|19.99||90.1%||Aug 27, 2020|
|The Advisor - Episode 1: Royal Pain|
The Advisor Series is a player-driven narrative where your choices & decisions, both in the game, and out of the game, determine how future episodes unfold. Play the role of villain protagonist Magnus the Magician, as he wreaks havoc across the land, one well-placed fireball at a time!
|2.99||98.1%||May 31, 2021|