Tag created in June 2020
Narrative's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Narrative 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 idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Narrative 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 Narrative tag has peaked in 2022, with 63 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.0039% in 2015 and 0.05% 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.
Narrative's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Narrative tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a 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 Narrative tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 21 (2010) and 1870 (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 Narrative tag received between 58% (2010) and 302% (2016) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Narrative
This chart displays the evolution of the Narrative tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free 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 game price was at its lowest in 2020 at 6.99$, and peaked in 2022 at 14.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2018 at 17%, and bottomed in 2022 at 3%.
Positive reviews ratio for Narrative, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Narrative 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 Narrative is 97% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 85% for the Japanese language.
AD 673. Camelot has fallen. The Round Table must rally to save King Arthur. Narrative strategy game from the creators of 80 DAYS, with elegant tactics and a unique, dynamic story every time you replay.
|16.99||68.8%||Sep 22, 2020|
Quarantined inside an airlock. No memories. No way out. The remaining crew thinks there’s something wrong with you, but the Voice says it’ll help you escape. Navigate volatile conversations & unravel mysteries in this narrative adventure about trust, self-destruction, & shifting identities.
|3.99||96.5%||Dec 8, 2020|
Roleplaying in the ruins of interplanetary capitalism. Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of TTRPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.
|19.99||94.4%||May 5, 2022|
The Wandering Duelist is a single-player, narrative-driven adventure game that tells a story of love, conflict and reckless actions. The story takes place on a small and lively planet, where its residents carry on their daily activities that often pose dangers and obstacles for the player.
|Free||N/A||Nov 2, 2022|
Consumers have power. A short walking simulator game that makes you think a little about how we usually consume.
|2.99||N/A||Dec 6, 2022|
Firebird is a narrative road trip that takes place in Slavic folklore, in an adventure that ressembles a traditional tale. Aboard your truck, travel to the far north, meet colorful characters, and face the creatures inhabiting these sacred lands.
|11.99||N/A||Aug 2, 2023|
|A Most Extraordinary Gnome|
A Most Extraordinary Gnome is a narrative-driven 2D action game focused on unique boss battles. Protect the forest, keep the animals safe and drive away the incoming darkness in this gorgeous, hand crafted paper cut-out world.
|6||94.4%||Dec 8, 2022|
A narrative puzzle game about two people trying to find their way back together in a city on fire.
|5.99||85.3%||Aug 12, 2021|
|Far from Noise|
Far from Noise is a narrative set on the edge of a cliff, where two characters discuss what it means to balance between life and death.
|7.99||86.7%||Nov 14, 2017|
|随风而逝 Story About Times|
Time is the only thing we can't resist. Some people and things will never be found once they are lost. In the dark, a man was walking alone. The moment when you turn back, don't forget the place where came from!
|3.99||81.8%||Feb 25, 2020|
|Before Your Eyes|
Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.
|9.99||97.8%||Apr 8, 2021|
|The Longest Road on Earth|
A thoughtful and deeply personal title with stripped-down mechanics. The lack of dialogue or text allows you to create your own narrative through your time with four characters. Each short story will allow players to be swept away by the haunting lyrics of over twenty original, nostalgic songs.
|9.99||80.8%||May 27, 2021|
|MITE - Terror in the forest|
MITE is a horror game, with some difficulty, in which you play a hiker who has lost his family in a cursed forest... find your family and escape, while strange creatures from Japanese folklore chase you, orient yourself .
|4.99||95.7%||Apr 14, 2023|
Forgotten Fields is a cozy narrative game about Sid - a struggling writer who travels back to his childhood home one last time before it's sold off. Visit old friends, relive memories, solve puzzles and play through sections of Sid's book in this warm game about nostalgia and the passage of time.
|12.99||82.1%||Apr 14, 2021|
|Vagrus - The Riven Realms|
Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by an arcane cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you must trade, fight, and explore your way to success as the leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, an award-winning turn-based post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG.
|29.99||84.4%||Oct 5, 2021|
An archaeologist uncovers a lost history in an ancient space Nebula. Award-winning narrative adventure game with hieroglyphic language puzzles, from the creators of 80 DAYS.
|24.99||89.9%||Apr 16, 2019|
|Pechka: Historical Story Adventure|
This game portrays the tragic history of war in a 2D adventure format, set against real events. It provides a realistic experience, encompassing themes of betrayal, death, and love, while also offering multiple endings driven by player choices. Discover the impact of this era's tragedy firsthand.
|14.99||N/A||Jul 13, 2023|
A lonely young man is guided by a silent Muse to solve the mystery behind his two Doppelganger Soulmates.
|8.99||93.8%||Sep 7, 2021|
|The Last Taxi|
Conversations at the end of the world. You are the last human taxi driver in a desperate future where the last remains of civilization are propped up by surveillance, automation and human modification. The hours are long, and the pay is terrible – but hey, at least you have a job!
|29.99||60%||Jun 7, 2022|
A child runs away to fight the monster she thought was causing trouble in her family. What she found was not what she was expecting. Fight your way out and find the truth about this mysterious place. A narrative-driven platform game, told through hand-drawn cutscenes, completely without text.
|0.99||N/A||Dec 24, 2022|
|The Stone Cutter and the Mountain Spirit|
When a poor stone cutter gets tired of his simple life, the Mountain Spirit make his wishes come true! A beautiful Interactive Fairy Tale about the Wills that move us and the Transformations we go through in our lives.
|3.99||N/A||Nov 15, 2022|
|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|
|What Lies in the Multiverse|
A bombastic puzzle platformer about worlds turned inside out. Shift dimensions at the push of a button, solve brain-twisting logistical riddles, and race through the wilds of the multiverse in a bleakly hilarious (and hilariously bleak) story where everything you know can turn on a dime.
|14.99||95.6%||Mar 4, 2022|
|Beat Stickman: Beyond|
An idle clicker game where you beat a Stickman with lots of stuff. The game comes with a narrative that will blow your mind!
|9.99||78.6%||Sep 6, 2022|
|Thirty Flights of Loving|
Explore the world of Thirty Flights of Loving through a first-person short story. Take a deep dive with high-flying schemers, lovelorn criminals, and more stray kittens than you can shake a stick at.
|4.99||67.4%||Aug 20, 2012|