Tag created in June 2017
Retro's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Retro tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. 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 gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Retro 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 Retro tag has peaked in 2022, with 1197 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 1.1% in 2011 and 0.69% 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.
Retro's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Retro 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 Retro tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 27 (2010) and 394 (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 Retro tag received between 35% (2020) and 75% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Retro
This chart displays the evolution of the Retro 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 2007 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2013 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 11%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Retro, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Retro 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 best rating for Retro games is 95% for the Portuguese - Brazil audience, and the worst is 83% for the Japanese audience.
|ESWAT™: City Under Siege|
The largest and most powerful terrorist group in the world, known as E.Y.E., is looking to take total control of Earth! Join the government controlled group of troopers, ESWAT™ (Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics), and eliminate the terrorists!
|0.99||N/A||Oct 26, 2010|
LA-MULANA is an “Archaeological Ruin Exploration Action Game,” bringing the classic appeal of adventure with the punishing difficulty of retro-inspired gaming. Search inside ancient ruins, seeking out the “Secret Treasure of Life” – which sleeps in the sprawling ruins of “LA-MULANA” and is said to be the beginning of all civilization.
|14.99||80.8%||Apr 15, 2013|
|Oniken: Unstoppable Edition|
When a global war nearly decimated humankind, an evil military organization called Oniken takes advantage of the situation to dominate and oppress the few remaining survivors. Even though any resistance to this organization seemed hopeless, a small rebel movement organizes strikes against Oniken.
|4.99||83.2%||Feb 5, 2014|
|Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge|
Ultionus is a love-letter to the home computer arcade games of the late 80s and early 90s, with colorful 2D visuals, catchy chiptune music by the legendary Jake 'Virt' Kaufman, and 7 stages of hard-as-nails gameplay.
|6.99||68.6%||Feb 25, 2014|
|The Disney Afternoon Collection|
Starring a cast of beloved Disney characters, The Disney Afternoon Collection takes you back to a golden era of gaming and afternoons filled with adventure. All six classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate a retro look and feel.
|19.99||89%||Apr 18, 2017|
|Superola Champion Edition|
A challenging runner-style platforming adventure, in which you’ll have to guide a burger loving llama in its quest to defeat the Hotdog Aliens and recover the stolen hamburgers... before they get cold!
|4.99||N/A||Jul 14, 2022|
Exoblast is a mix of shoot’em up and arcade game, pimped with synthwave and pixelart. Choose your pilot, your ship and join the arena to confront other players in nervous and punitive matches. Impose your gameplay and reach the top of the tower!
|Free||80.3%||Jan 31, 2022|
|Game Machines: Arcade Casino|
Game Machines: Arcade Casino is a simulator of playing on the game machines. Great entertainment for long hours. Check your reflex, skills, and luck. Become the master and claim the cash! Retro.
|1.99||47.1%||Oct 19, 2017|
As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
|19.99||93.9%||Aug 30, 2018|
Take on the role of the martial arts master Hiro, Meilin, or Shin as they face off in a desperate fight for their lives against the Black Mantis clan. DOUBLE THE MAYHEM: Bring a friend and battle against ninjas, demons, and more in the 2-player local co-op mode of this action-adventure platformer.
|9.99||84.2%||Oct 21, 2021|
All souls around of the world were taken by the shadows beings and trapped in asteroids wandering through space, but there is an angel known as SALVATOR, that have the mission of rescue the souls to return them to home and save the world.
|0.99||81.8%||May 3, 2018|
HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.
|19.99||97.5%||May 16, 2023|
Made in the image of classic handheld jRPGs, Finding Light is a grayscale 8-bit RPG that follows the tale of Mari and her journey to find her beloved partner Abbie and solve the mystery of Heaven's Door.
|4.99||93.8%||Oct 14, 2018|
#Funtime is an explosive twin-stick shooter where shooting isn't your only weapon. Swap your ship's color to destroy enemies, avoid damage, and ultimately control the battlefield.
|14.99||81.3%||Jul 16, 2020|
Get your coffee while avoiding co-workers. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat...Retire.
|5.99||90.9%||Jul 15, 2020|
3dSen PC breathes new life into your favorite NES games by magically converting them into 3D and letting you play them in real-time.
|9.99||92.6%||Jun 19, 2020|
|Pixel Ripped 1995|
Pixel Ripped is back with a brand new nostalgia-fueled virtual reality game-within-a-game, this time in 1995! Help our hero Dot face challenging throwbacks to all your favorite 16-bit and 32-bit classics while surviving the struggles of a typical nine-year-old kid.
|19.99||97.8%||Apr 23, 2020|
Fast & fluid arcade-style shooter with roguelike elements! Take flight on a lethal rocket-powered jetboard, blasting alien invaders with an explosive arsenal of ridiculous weaponry. Face off against massive, multi-stage bosses. Jetboard Joust resurrects the spirit of the arcade for the 21st century!
|9.99||84.1%||Oct 23, 2020|
|Ping Pong Space - Retro Tennis|
Ping Pong Space is a modern incarnation of the classic Pong game, set in space. Accept the challenge to defeat the AI robot and become the retro tennis champion of the galaxy!
|2.99||N/A||Dec 5, 2019|
A deadly virus is decimating the world's population and you are the only one who can stop this threat. Run around the scene collecting the necessary ingredients to produce the vaccine, after that, eliminate the virus and save the population, can you do it?
|0.99||N/A||May 12, 2020|
|Neon Beat Rider|
Ride the beats with Neon Beat Rider, a neon-fueled rhythm game with a multi-path story and procedurally generated tracks!
|9.99||N/A||May 25, 2020|
|Election Year Knockout|
Become President in this hilarious Punch-Out-inspired political sim where all laws have been replaced with boxing! Each opponent has unique tactics and special moves to test your skill and strategy on your way to the White House! Form your own third party and hit the campaign trail. Literally.
|9.99||88%||Jul 2, 2020|
|Crystal Caves HD|
Return to the underground classic world of treasures and traps in the HD remake of Crystal Caves! Guide Mylo through puzzles and arcade challenges of your favorite episodes, then explore the whole new Episode loaded with all new puzzles, enemies, challenges, hazards and help Mylo get back home!
|7.99||98.4%||Oct 15, 2020|
|Corridor 7: Alien Invasion|
This terrifying 1990s sci-fi first-person shooter from Capstone Software has you venturing deep into the dark and twisting test chambers of Corridor 7 to combat a hostile takeover of Earth.
|9.99||N/A||Aug 6, 2021|