Space Sim tag
Tag created in June 2017
Space Sim's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Space Sim tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Space Sim tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Space Sim game tag peaked in 2021 with 132 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.14% in 2012 and 0.06% in 2018.
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.
Space Sim's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Space Sim tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, 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 Space Sim tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 8 (2010) and 955 (2016) 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 Space Sim tag received between 22% (2010) and 251% (2016) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Space Sim
This chart displays the evolution of the Space Sim tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median price for Space Sim games peaked in 2014 at 13.49$, and bottomed in 2021 at 8.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2019 at 16%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Space Sim, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Space Sim 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 Space Sim is 96% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 77% for the Japanese language.
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|29.99||76.7%||Apr 2, 2015|
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|19.99||69.6%||Sep 24, 2020|
|Void Destroyer 2|
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|9.99||82.2%||Feb 6, 2020|
|Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor|
Command the Nimbatus and craft drones out of hundreds of different parts. Survive unknown threats in a fully destructible, procedural universe, compete against other players in different arenas or enjoy complete creative freedom in the sandbox.
|19.99||80.4%||May 14, 2020|
|Evochron Legacy SE|
Advanced Space Flight, Combat, Trading, and Exploration Simulation. Set in a vast explorable universe, Evochron Legacy offers freeform gameplay with many diverse objectives and paths to choose from.
|24.99||81.5%||Jan 18, 2016|
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|3.99||72.7%||Oct 19, 2016|
|Thrust & Shoot : Flight School|
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|9.99||62.5%||Feb 14, 2018|
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|24.99||69.8%||Dec 7, 2021|
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|14.99||78.4%||Oct 11, 2018|
|The Infinite Black 2|
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|6.99||92.8%||Jun 16, 2023|
|Rebel Galaxy Outlaw|
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|29.99||65.6%||Sep 22, 2020|
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|24.99||93.5%||Jul 31, 2023|
|International Space Banana|
SPIN. BOUNCE. STRUGGLE... In Space, nobody can hear you rage.
|0.99||96.9%||Mar 31, 2021|
|The Moon Relax|
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|6.99||8.3%||Sep 1, 2020|
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|0.99||N/A||Aug 11, 2020|
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|5.99||N/A||Nov 12, 2020|
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|9.99||85.7%||Feb 13, 2021|
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|4.99||70%||Jun 14, 2022|
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|24.99||90%||Sep 12, 2022|
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|14.99||N/A||Oct 22, 2021|
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|19.99||76.9%||Sep 9, 2022|
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|1.99||96.8%||Mar 25, 2023|
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|9.99||N/A||Dec 2, 2021|
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|49.99||76.5%||Nov 30, 2018|
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|7.99||N/A||Aug 23, 2021|