Tag created in June 2017
Romance's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Romance tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. 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 Romance 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 Romance game tag peaked in 2022 with 332 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.03% in 2011 and 0.22% 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.
Romance's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Romance tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. Note that if the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average 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 Romance tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 92 (2010) and 734 (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 Romance tag received between 74% (2023) and 253% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Romance
This graph displays the evolution of the Romance 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 game price peaked in 2016 at 14.99$, and bottomed in 2018 at 8.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2016 at 17%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Romance, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Romance 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 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 Romance is 96% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 84% for the Japanese language.
"What is love?" We try to answer that with this game. The game encourages people to have a warm, soft, and understanding heart.
|1.99||95.2%||Nov 15, 2021|
|Fight For Love|
Fight for love is a 2D Platform Action game based on the story of the major of Simdar army, Ron, whose mission is to protect the Simdar city from external and internal conflicts.
|2.99||N/A||Jan 11, 2019|
|After I met that catgirl, my questlist got too long!|
Find love and establish your adventurers' guild in this yuri RPG / visual novel hybrid!
|12.99||91.9%||Feb 18, 2021|
Boon Boon is a 2D platform game which is based on the romantic story between two cute characters, Boon Boon and Luna who is his girlfriend.
|3.99||N/A||Jul 12, 2019|
Unleash your inner villain and head over to the Villain Conference, the one and only interdimensional business event for evildoers! Who knows, maybe you'll even find a partner - whether it's in crime or love…
|12.99||85.2%||Aug 19, 2020|
|6.99||80.5%||May 20, 2021|
|Superstorm Melon Date|
It's date night in the dystopian future. You're going out with Mel, a half-melon person with psychic powers. They seem a little weird, but at least they're cute. Choose where to go, what to do, and what to say in this highly interactive, romance visual novel.
|Free||92.5%||Jan 20, 2021|
|Kombi Travels - Jigsaw Landscapes|
Escape urban life in a sweet Jigsaw Puzzle about Love, Travel and Life. What awaits you when you set the last piece?
|1.99||80%||Apr 7, 2021|
|Doki Doki House|
Doki Doki House is a Dating Sim that takes place in beautiful Australia, on the Gold Coast. In this game you play as the heroine, which suddenly becomes the temporary owner of a guest house. Fall in love with these characters and experience the interesting story of your very own guest house!
|12.99||89.5%||Dec 1, 2022|
You are "GUI", you have come to a city of eternal night, to find your soul to dream of "Yi Yi".
|0.99||92%||Mar 25, 2022|
|The Crimson Flower that Divides: Lunar Coupling|
On a continent where the number of women has drastically decreased due to an incurable disease known as "The Rot." The heroine, Naala was welcomed into the royal family and began to feel at ease in her life as Auri's bride. However, ...
|49.99||84.6%||Jun 7, 2023|
|Platonically Mauled by a Magic Cougar|
As nuts as Jun is about his wife, he can’t help but drool over Towaka Minefuji. So when Jun is asked to attend his wife’s school committee meetings in her place, his brain goes into overdrive at the thought of him and Towaka being in the same room together...
|14.99||78.6%||Oct 24, 2022|
|Royal Romances: Forbidden Magic Collector's Edition|
Is it possible to overcome obstacles through hope or faith in love? Lead your valiant heroes through the thorny path to their most cherished desires and find out!
|9.99||N/A||Mar 20, 2023|
Naoki was really excited about spending Christmas with his beloved. But those plans weren't meant to be - Naoki saw her hugging another guy. Christmas seems ruined but just one random encounter can change everything. This is a Japanese-style kinetic visual novel about Christmas.
|2.99||93.3%||Dec 17, 2022|
Running a cafe is not an easy job. Especially when you're not making profits. Comedy, romance, friendship, and business combine in this unique Visual Novel!
|6.99||N/A||Nov 9, 2020|
|If My Heart Had Wings|
If My Heart Had Wings is an animated visual novel presenting a lovely and bittersweet tale of youth. Take on the role of Aoi Minase in this romantic-comedy as he meets various young girls in his hometown and works together with them to revive their school’s glider-flying “Soaring Club” in order to realize their shared dream of flight.
|14.99||92.6%||Nov 24, 2014|
|Dawnbreaker - Aeon's Reach|
Dawnbreaker - Aeon's Reach is an erotic visual novel that puts you in the heels of a jaded bounty hunter looking for fun, causing her to embark on a very hot cosmic adventure with a bunch of outlaws. Will you be able to find what you desire in this universe?
|9.99||55.8%||Nov 5, 2021|
Two lovers gave up everything and escaped to a lost planet to be together. Glide through a mysterious landscape, explore a fragmented world and fight against what’s trying to tear them apart in this RPG adventure about love, rebellion, and freedom.
|24.99||91.5%||Dec 3, 2020|
|Furries & Scalies & Bears OH MY! 2: Return to Kale Bay|
There's a whole world of weird and wild anthro animals and scaly dragons out there to discover!
|9.99||N/A||Apr 29, 2021|
|All is Fair in Dust and Air|
Based on the universe of Guns of Icarus, All is Fair in Dust and Air is a visual novel that follows the adventures of a young man about to set out on his own during the Age of Air.
|9.99||81.8%||Sep 21, 2021|
|ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area|
ValiDate is a romantic visual novel about 13 adults in Jercy City navigating new relationships and the harsh realities that come alongside them.
|14.99||74.5%||Sep 28, 2022|
|Playing Pride & Prejudice 1: An Austen Armoire|
An Austen Armoire is a time-based cozy game that illuminates Volume 1 of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Combining cosplay with collecting, sharing, and daily character messages, An Austen Armoire progresses over real time. Players can read the novel in easy, snack-sized sections.
|11.99||N/A||Dec 15, 2020|
|The Fernweh Saga: Book One|
Expose the dark secrets and mysteries of your seemingly idyllic hometown in this romantic thriller! Will you fall in love or fall victim to its horrors?
|7.99||91.5%||Jan 5, 2023|
The city is on fire, and the Devil is to blame - or is it? Two women must solve an occult-themed mystery set in an alternate 1980s while unraveling the secrets of their past. Hunt for clues and interrogate suspects in this interactive yuri visual novel.
|9.99||94.4%||Mar 1, 2022|
|Tied by your Red|
A story of the sold girl Erica is about to live with the Duke who has a very bad reputation in this terrifying mansion. She has to live where she will die if she says something wrong in accident? ! A Lily story, stereotype but sweet story of Beauty and the Beast will be staged soon.
|3.99||N/A||Nov 28, 2021|