Tag created in June 2017
Platformer's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Platformer tag and the percentage of total Steam releases 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 view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Platformer 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 Platformer tag has peaked in 2021, with 1200 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 1.4% in 2012 and 0.68% 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.
Platformer's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Platformer 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.
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 Platformer tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 53 (2010) and 540 (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 Platformer tag received between 56% (2020) and 146% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Platformer
This graph displays the evolution of the Platformer 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 2009 at 14.99$, and bottomed in 2010 at 3.99$. The free to play ratio was at its lowest in 2013 at 1%, and peaked in 2020 at 14%.
Positive reviews ratio for Platformer, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Platformer tag games, classed 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 highest rating for Platformer is 94% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 84% for the Japanese language.
The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!
|9.99||98.8%||Apr 18, 2011|
A Psychic Odyssey Through the Minds of Misfits, Monsters, and Madmen. This classic action/adventure platformer from acclaimed developers Double Fine Productions follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin.
|9.99||96.2%||Oct 11, 2006|
Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons: Episode 1: Marooned on Mars (Dec. 14th 1990) Episode 2: The Earth Explodes (1991) Episode 3: Keen Must Die! (1991) Commander Keen's very first adventure, and the debut of id's groundbreaking side-scrolling technology.
|4.99||93.4%||Aug 3, 2007|
|Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®|
Abe's peaceful retirement was shattered when visited by a vision from the Mudokon Spirit Guides. Abe™ learned the Magog Cartel was mining Necrum, the sacred Mudokon city of the dead, to collect bones to make super-addictive SoulStorm Brew.
|2.99||94.8%||Aug 28, 2008|
|And Yet It Moves|
And Yet It Moves is a puzzle-platformer, set in a unique world, made of ripped paper. Within the paper-collage you can jump, run and last but certainly not least: rotate the world. Learn how to apply the physical consequences of rotation to master the many tricky situations you may encounter.
|9.99||79.1%||Apr 2, 2009|
The Princess of the Flower Kingdom has vanished! She was taken by the Ghulibas of the north, and it is up to brave Zee Tee to rescue her. On his quest, he - and you - will discover the hidden lands behind the peaceful kingdom, and come face to face with secrets that will set you on edge!
|4.99||91.9%||Jun 7, 2010|
|Sonic 3D Blast™|
Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) discovers unusual birds known as Flickies that can transport to anywhere using Dimension Rings. Successfully capturing the Flickies, Robotnik turns them all into robots to help him find the Chaos Emeralds.
|4.99||90.9%||Jun 1, 2010|
|Alex Kidd™ in the Enchanted Castle|
The whole Kidd family is upset! Alex’s father, King Thor, is missing, and they suspect he has been kidnapped by Ashra, the mean ruler of the planet Paperock. Alex speeds to Paperock to investigate, but the creatures of Paperock decide to hinder his efforts and try to keep him away from Sky Castle, Ashra’s hideaway.
|0.99||N/A||Sep 13, 2010|
Heady Metal, the boss of the arcade game Wild Side, has escaped! He’s capturing kids by defeating them at their own game. Take Kid Chameleon into Wild Side and give Heady metal and his gruesome underlings a taste of their own aspirin. Because Kid Chameleon is about to cause a few headaches of his own!
|0.99||N/A||Sep 13, 2010|
To help "pull things together," the brilliant doctor Frank N. Stein carefully fashioned Chuck D. Head from the leftover parts of some other people that we don’t talk about. Somehow he couldn’t quite get the head right – how many heads do people need again? Head bone connects to the... what bone?
|0.99||N/A||Oct 26, 2010|
|ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron|
The peaceful planet of Funkotron has been invaded by... Earthlings, of all people! They are scaring and annoying the inhabitants. Control ToeJam & Earl™ to capture all Earthlings and send them back to the planet Earth!
|0.99||N/A||Mar 14, 2012|
|Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair|
The monsters are attacking the quiet town of Xenobia. Guide Leo and Priscilla to wipe out the monsters using the Legendary Weapons.
|0.99||N/A||Jan 26, 2011|
|Sonic Adventure DX|
An ancient evil lurking within the Master Emerald has been unleashed from its slumber by the devious Dr. Eggman and is on the verge of becoming the ultimate monster using the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Only Sonic and his friends are heroic enough to put a stop to Dr. Eggman and his evil minions.
|7.99||92.2%||Mar 4, 2011|
|Sonic Generations Collection|
Celebrate 20 years of Sonic in an all new adventure that delivers a definitive experience to Sonic fans new and old!
|19.99||93.6%||Nov 3, 2011|
Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games.
|14.99||92.7%||Nov 22, 2011|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I|
The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off. Dr.
|9.99||46.7%||Jan 19, 2012|
|Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit|
A crazy action-adventure platformer... In Hell.
|14.99||85.1%||Oct 3, 2012|
Experience the magical universe of Rayman with legendary 2D gameplay that has captured the hearts of millions of fans!
|19.99||94.1%||Mar 29, 2012|
|A Valley Without Wind|
You choose how to play, and the world of Environ adapts around you.
|14.99||62.6%||Apr 24, 2012|
Treasure Theatre presents an action-packed puppet show starring Dynamite Headdy, the guy with the coolest head on stage. But trouble lurks backstage with his stage rival Trouble Bruin, and an evil doll named Dark Demon who is plotting to rule the puppet world.
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
A routine sludge barge excursion is cut short when a mysterious missile critically damages VectorMan’s ship. Vectorman escapes destruction and freefalls back to earth, landing on the outskirts of a seemingly abandoned research facility.
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|They Bleed Pixels|
They Bleed Pixels is a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror.
|9.99||84.9%||Aug 29, 2012|
|Adventures of Shuggy|
Shuggy has just inherited a castle full of goblins, ghouls, zombies, and robots. Help him clear out over 100 rooms to make his new home liveable again!
|4.99||88.6%||Jun 13, 2012|