Tag created in June 2017
Horror's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Horror 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, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Horror tag is getting more or less popular. 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 Horror game tag peaked in 2022 with 1061 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.58% in 2012 and 1.1% in 2016.
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.
Horror's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Horror 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 Horror tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 76 (2010) and 1023 (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 Horror tag received between 158% (2014) and 211% (2023) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Horror
This chart displays the evolution of the Horror 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 game price was at its lowest in 2007 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2008 at 9.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2016 at 16%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Horror, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Horror tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will 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 Horror is 94% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 78% for the Japanese language.
|Condemned: Criminal Origins|
What twists the mind of an ordinary human into a serial killer?
|14.95||88.1%||Oct 29, 2012|
In a ferocious Arctic storm, distress signals are sent from a mysterious Russian whaler. As leading Coast Guard veteran Tom Hansen, you board to investigate and discover unthinkable horrors lurking beneath the ship's bloodstained decks.
|9.99||85%||May 13, 2008|
|F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin|
Assume the role of Special Forces Sgt. Becket as your routine mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade. As Alma's terrifying power surges out of control, your squad is forced to battle through an apocalyptic landscape in search of clues for how to destroy her!
|14.99||84.7%||Feb 12, 2009|
|Dead Space (2008)|
You are Isaac Clarke, an engineer on the spacecraft USG Ishimura. You're not a warrior. You're not a soldier. You are, however, the last line of defense for the remaining living crew.
|19.99||92.1%||Jan 9, 2009|
|Silent Hill Homecoming|
In Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd has returned to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex will face the darkest of horrors while struggling with his own grip on reality.
|39.99||47.3%||Nov 6, 2008|
Experience the original F.E.A.R. along with F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate.
|54.99||94%||May 21, 2010|
|Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition|
Surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror from all sides, Philip must collect clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail his mind and threaten to strip him of his sanity.
|9.99||94%||Jan 23, 2009|
Penumbra: Overture is a first person survival horror game, emphasizing on survival and problem solving instead of mindless violence and gore.
|9.99||89.7%||Mar 6, 2009|
|Dead Space™ 2|
Three years after the Necromorph infestation aboard the USS Ishimura, Isaac Clarke awakens from a coma, confused, disoriented, and on a space station called The Sprawl. Explore this world and its zero-g environments to discover the truth about the Unitology and its role in the Necromorph epidemic.
|19.99||94.2%||Jan 25, 2011|
|Amnesia: The Dark Descent|
Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
|19.99||95.6%||Sep 8, 2010|
|Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut|
In this original and adult psychological survival horror, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary.
|14.99||87.2%||Apr 23, 2012|
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger.
|39.99||92.6%||Oct 6, 2014|
|Dementium II HD|
The visage of doctors and patients alike fade in and out of these nightmarish visions of tortured memories. This eggshell reality is fractured by experiments conducted in the ward. Blood, flesh and screams surround as you put together the pieces of your story and make your escape from the Bright Dawn Treatment Center while the dark...
|3.99||47.6%||Dec 17, 2013|
|Anna - Extended Edition|
Anna - Extended Edition has been given an overhaul based on the feedback of the thousands of players of the original Anna.
|9.99||63.6%||Apr 12, 2013|
Equipped with supernatural powers, take control of Lucius as he begins his blood filled tour of horror through his own house.
|24.99||80.6%||Oct 26, 2012|
|Resident Evil Revelations|
Resident Evil® Revelations returns redefined for PC complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience.
|29.99||86.9%||May 20, 2013|
|Cry of Fear|
Cry of Fear is a psychological single-player and co-op horror game set in a deserted town filled with horrific creatures and nightmarish delusions. You play as a young man desperately searching for answers in the cold Scandinavian night, finding his way through the city as he slowly descends into madness.
|Free||77.3%||Apr 25, 2013|
You awake, trapped in an abandoned hospital. Your only source of light is your phone. You hit a dead-end and must turn around, but behind you lurks an eerie presence and strange noises... Experience Daylight, a procedurally generated psychological thriller for your PC.
|4.99||53.5%||Apr 29, 2014|
Take control of The Postal Dude in his infamous first outing as he battles to survive in a world gone mad! POSTAL is a classic isometric shooter filled to the brim with fast-paced explosive action.
|Free||85.5%||Nov 14, 1997|
Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.
|19.99||96.7%||Sep 4, 2013|
|Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs|
From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.
|19.99||68.4%||Sep 10, 2013|
Experience the horrors of a haunting that's never the same twice. Paranormal is a 3D fully dynamic haunting experience. The player takes the role of Mattel Clarke, an artist who has a haunted house. Mattel decides to film the hauntings with his camera, which is the viewpoint of the game.
|9.99||59.5%||Sep 12, 2013|
Doorways is an immersive horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.
|9.99||58.5%||Sep 20, 2013|
There is an unusual cabin deep in the woods. It had served as a laboratory and a dwelling for three generations of Lodgers.But as of late the latest Lodger has been noticing weird changes in familiar surroundings; things are missing, noises and rattle heard. Something odd is coming out of the woods.
|9.99||89.1%||Oct 4, 2013|