Tag created in June 2017
Exploration's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Exploration tag and the percentage they represent. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total 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 Exploration tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. 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 Exploration game tag peaked in 2022 with 1902 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.53% in 2011 and 1.3% 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.
Exploration's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Exploration tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. 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 Exploration tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 52 (2010) and 1054 (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 Exploration tag received between 135% (2011) and 260% (2016) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Exploration
This graph displays the evolution of the Exploration tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play 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 Exploration games was at its lowest in 2009 at 6.99$, and peaked in 2013 at 14.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 15%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Exploration, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Exploration tag, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences 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 best rating for Exploration games is 96% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 79% for the Japanese audience.
Tank Universal is an action FPS tank wargame inspired by Tron and Battlezone. Explore a rich virtual sci-fi 3D world, and take part in large-scale tank combat between your AI allies and the forces of an evil dictator.
|4.99||60.2%||Aug 21, 2008|
Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Played in first-person, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.
|9.99||81.4%||Jan 30, 2013|
Pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard.
|19.99||90.1%||May 18, 2016|
NaissanceE is an obscure and magical first person exploration game, a philosophical trip and an artistic experience. The adventure takes place in a primitive mysterious structure and the game mainly consists to explore and feel the deep and strong ambiance of this atemporal world.
|Free||81.3%||Feb 13, 2014|
Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder. The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around...
|6.99||95.1%||Aug 18, 2014|
A sandbox adventure game as big as your imagination.
|24.99||80.1%||May 8, 2017|
Narrative exploration game located in a massive, post-human Western Washington. Navigate an open world that has been reclaimed by nature. Use journals, letters, zines, and other documents to learn the interconnected stories of the people who lived here once.
|15||71.6%||Aug 1, 2014|
Submerged is a third-person combat-free game in which you explore a mysterious flooded city and discover the beauty of desolation in vast outdoor environments. You take on the role of Miku, a young girl who has brought her wounded brother to the city in their small fishing boat.
|19.99||75.4%||Aug 3, 2015|
LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship and set sail for the unknown! Sunless Sea is a game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death, set in the award-winning Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.
|18.99||84%||Feb 6, 2015|
|You Are Not a Banana: Better Edition|
You Are Not a Banana is set in everyday life and has a sprinkle of imagination and humor. The audiovisuals (free OST included) seek to evoke nostalgia for the 80s and 90s. This short form experimental game unfolds as a sequence of thought provoking events and surprises.
|0.99||74.2%||Feb 19, 2015|
Soar through virgin skies and dive into lost oceans as you hunt for the ancient gods of the Inverse, a forsaken realm of inside-out planets. Created by a small team of seven developers and originally funded on Kickstarter, InnerSpace is a bright, colorful exploration flying game with no horizons.
|19.99||62%||Jan 16, 2018|
Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Together with famous personalities you will venture on unprecedented expeditions to regions never explored before for fame, science and treasures.
|14.99||91.1%||Sep 2, 2016|
Embark on your greatest adventure to Planet Centauri! Explore hidden dungeons, capture and tame monsters, build and protect a NPC community, craft your own weapons and create your own magic spells! Develop and raise the Planet Centauri to the heavens as the cradle of a new civilization!
|14.99||80.4%||Jun 3, 2016|
NightCry is set on a cruise ship, and you have been invited along for the cruise of a (possibly short) lifetime. While your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, not everything is as it should be. The guests and the crew start to turn up dead, the victims of some foul murderer.
|24.99||60%||Mar 28, 2016|
|Age of Fear 4: The Iron Killer|
Play as Angela, a fearless young Vampire Hunter on the trail of a brutal murderer. Along with the mysterious Nazell, embark on an epic quest into the heart of the criminal underworld. Age of Fear is a complex turn-based strategy series (full of jokes) that fuses a tabletop wargame with RPG elements.
|29.99||81%||Apr 30, 2021|
|The Town of Light|
12 March 1938, Renée, 16, was ripped out of her world, her only fault was that of not knowing her place in the world.
|18.99||79.3%||Feb 26, 2016|
A procedural co-op space sandbox where players can build their own space ships out of dynamically scalable blocks. Fight epic space battles, explore, mine, trade, wage wars and build your own empire to save your galaxy from being torn apart by an unknown enemy.
|24.99||90.3%||Mar 9, 2020|
|A Date in the Park|
A short and mysterious free point and click adventure game, inspired by the feeling of oddness in an everyday situation.
|Free||85.7%||Jul 19, 2016|
Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.
|5.99||91.3%||Apr 26, 2017|
|The Silver Case|
The Silver Case – the debut title from world-renowned developer SUDA51 has been fully remastered and localized to English for the first time ever!
|19.99||87.1%||Oct 6, 2016|
|Control Craft 3|
Control Craft 3 is a fast paced RTS which brings together quick thinking and clever tactics for some veritable planet conquering action!
|3.99||77.6%||Dec 30, 2016|
Planets, aliens, resources, upgrades, caves, mapping & documenting star systems ... seek a new home for the human race. An all-inclusive (admittedly janky) procedural space-sim made by solo developer Schmidt Workshops.
|4.99||82.5%||May 8, 2018|
|The Last Hope|
You made the biggest mistake in human history.Now you are the last hope of the world.Explore U.K,Russia,Germany,Norway,Egypt,U.S.A,Mars,Moon Search fish,fruits,beer,meat if you want to stay alive.Travel through differents Eras of time,face differents kinds of creatures and return mankind back.
|3.99||45%||Aug 29, 2016|
Feather is a multiplayer game about exploration, relaxation and immersion. Transform yourself into a bird, take flight, and enjoy a zen-like, picturesque landscape on your own terms. Swoop, glide, and backflip your way around mysterious locations to uncover hidden paths that only birds can follow!
|9.99||86.1%||Apr 5, 2019|
Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure.
|29.99||92.6%||Mar 16, 2022|