Tag created in July 2018
Souls-like's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Souls-like 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 gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Souls-like 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 Souls-like game tag peaked in 2022 with 198 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.02% in 2012 and 0.13% 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.
Souls-like's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Souls-like tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average 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 Souls-like tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 7873 (2013) and 831 (2023) 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 Souls-like tag received between 231% (2015) and 2384% (2013) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Souls-like
This graph displays the evolution of the Souls-like 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 2014 at 19.99$, and bottomed in 2021 at 6.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 14%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Souls-like, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Souls-like 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 Souls-like is 95% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 76% for the Japanese language.
|DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die™ Edition|
Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?
|Free||90.3%||Aug 24, 2012|
|DARK SOULS™ II|
Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, DARK SOULS™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.
|39.99||88.1%||Apr 25, 2014|
|Lords Of The Fallen™ 2014|
Plunge into a dark fantasy Action-RPG, harnessing powerful magic alongside a satisfying combat system. When the tyrannical god, Adyr, invades the human realm seeking vengeance for his imprisonment, humanity calls upon an unlikely defender… a convicted sinner named Harkyn.
|29.99||59%||Oct 28, 2014|
|Salt and Sanctuary|
Explore a haunting, punishing island in this stylized 2D action RPG. Salt and Sanctuary combines fast and brutal 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics in a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, and desecrated monuments.
|17.99||89.8%||May 17, 2016|
Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source of all living things. Scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with a single arrow is assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.
|14.99||83.1%||Apr 14, 2015|
|DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin|
DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and unrelenting challenge.
|39.99||85.6%||Apr 1, 2015|
|Death's Gambit: Afterlife|
Death's Gambit: Afterlife is a challenging 2D action platformer with deep RPG elements. As an agent of Death bound to his service, unravel the mystery of Siradon and discover the true price of immortality.
|19.99||81.7%||Aug 13, 2018|
|DARK SOULS™ III|
Dark Souls continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series. Prepare yourself and Embrace The Darkness!
|59.99||94.1%||Apr 11, 2016|
Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving the world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job… you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex.
|14.99||76.9%||May 15, 2017|
|NECROPOLIS: BRUTAL EDITION|
NECROPOLIS: BRUTAL EDITION is a major update featuring a new playable adventurer (The Brute), a completely new outdoor environment (The Black Forest), and lots of new enemies, weapons, armor, traps, potions, scrolls, and other big improvements to the game.
Embark on a journey of exploration and violence in the Two Lands of Egypt with Pharaonic! This unforgiving Combat RPG features an streamlined and challenging combat system that will keep you on your toes while fighting for your life!
|14.99||79.3%||Apr 28, 2016|
DarkMaus is an indie action RPG with challenging, skill-based combat that punishes careless play.
|9.99||80.6%||Jan 26, 2016|
|Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity|
Discover the secrets of the estate, as you look for answers among the violent inhabitants. A strange and repelling madness took hold of the servants roaming the halls, and they will attack on sight, for their madness is one rooted in a deeper understanding of cosmic insignificance.
|4.99||82.8%||May 27, 2016|
|Slash or Die|
In this game you will face violence and extraordinary complexity. You will have to become one of three heroes to slash enemies or to die from their hands. What will your hero do? It depends only on your skills…
|1.99||86.1%||Jun 3, 2016|
|Nioh: Complete Edition|
Ready to die? Experience the newest brutal action game from Team NINJA and Koei Tecmo Games. In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks.
|49.99||79%||Nov 7, 2017|
|DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED|
Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps.
|39.99||89.7%||May 23, 2018|
UNWORTHY is a hardcore combat-focused metroidvania without jumping. Explore a grim universe, discover new weapons and abilities, and defeat the vile creatures that plague the land.
|14.99||80.9%||May 29, 2018|
|Remnant: From the Ashes|
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.
|39.99||85.2%||Aug 19, 2019|
Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
|34.99||77.8%||Jul 30, 2020|
Immortal Planet is an action RPG with challenging combat that rewards patience and punishes recklessness. Explore the crumbling remains of a society of immortals trapped in endless cycles of rebirth. Fight your way to discover the planet's mystery and escape its curse.
|14.99||83.4%||Jul 27, 2017|
|The Surge 2|
In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated Jericho City. Fight ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal their equipment.
|29.99||77.6%||Sep 23, 2019|
Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home.
|39.99||69%||Dec 9, 2019|
In the face of certain death, we rise. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.
|79.99||85.5%||Sep 26, 2019|
|SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption|
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a boss battler action-RPG. Face eight abhorrent bosses, the first seven each based on one of the deadly sins. Before each epic clash, you must sacrifice a stat and level down to enter combat. Each fight will be tougher than the last as you wage war against sin itself.
|18.99||65.8%||Oct 22, 2018|
Explore the secrets of a mysterious fallen temple and put your Templar faith to the test in Dark Devotion, where no sacrifice is too great in praise of your God.
|19.99||77.2%||Apr 25, 2019|