Tag created in June 2017
Surreal's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Surreal 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, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Surreal 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 Surreal tag has peaked in 2022, with 382 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.15% in 2010 and 0.28% in 2013.
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.
Surreal's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Surreal tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average 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 Surreal tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 70 (2010) and 684 (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 Surreal tag received between 63% (2023) and 209% (2011) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Surreal
This chart displays the evolution of the Surreal 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 peaked in 2013 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2016 at 4.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 16%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Surreal, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Surreal tag, separated 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 highest rating for Surreal is 97% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 85% for the Japanese language.
Only brought to life by scarce sparks of Color, the bleak, grey Void is a peculiar place. The player gets to explore it, get to know the Sisters, Brothers, and other weird creatures inhabiting it, and learn the ways of Color, harvesting it and drawing sigils that change the world around them.
|9.99||81.8%||Dec 15, 2009|
|The Franz Kafka Videogame|
An original puzzle/adventure game inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka.
|6.99||63.9%||Apr 6, 2017|
Hylics is a recreational program with light JRPG elements.
|2.99||97.8%||Oct 2, 2015|
AENTITY challenges you as an artist. Leaving my mind behind, the contours of the ego blur. Past the dream wall are no rules to break, there are playful moves to make, veiled visions to wake, unseen pictures to take.
|11.99||72.3%||Apr 14, 2018|
EPONYMOUS: In Which a Work Is Known by Its Reading is a short-form narrative about unreliable infrastructures.
|2.99||70.8%||Oct 30, 2017|
This game is about making this game.
|2.99||89.7%||Oct 23, 2019|
Forever Someday is a short narrative experience about dealing with depression and the end of a relationship, with a surreal and dream-like aesthetic.
|0.99||81.8%||Dec 4, 2022|
Hyperbolica is a whimsical Non-Euclidean adventure with mind-bending worlds full of games, puzzles, mazes, and secrets! Immerse yourself in reality-warping geometries where lines can never be parallel, horizons are curved, and space grows exponentially.
|16.99||84.3%||Mar 14, 2022|
Prague, July 1945. An artist has made a deal with the devil and he is now trapped inside one of his canvases. He has to find the way back to the real world or his soul will be stuck forever in the painting.
|8.99||67.3%||Jun 17, 2021|
A surrealist indie first-person adventure game based on art and derealization. Explore the idea of a mind losing its grasp with reality, as reality turns into a dream, and that dream turns into a nightmare.
|9.99||90.9%||Nov 23, 2021|
The humans have disappeared, and the animals are stuck in the Zoo! Rescue them in this adventure exploration comedy!
|7.99||N/A||Nov 19, 2021|
ENDO is a whimsical adventure fueled by spontaneous interaction. Push, pull and shake your way through 10 unique psychedelic worlds, accompanied by original art, music and sound.
|4.99||N/A||Aug 30, 2021|
Psychological horror set in your favorite place: a nice hot shower.
|Free||81.8%||May 1, 2021|
An interactive series, where the player meets Eastern European culture.
|6.99||93.8%||Nov 16, 2021|
Where do you run to when your demons reside within you? Decarnation is a pixel art adventure/action puzzle game with a horrific story inspired by some of the most influential films and novels in the genre. Dive into a breathtaking thriller where nightmares and dreams intertwine…
|14.99||89.9%||May 31, 2023|
|Aspire: Ina's Tale|
Set out on a mystical adventure of self-discovery against the backdrop of fantastical landscapes of The Tower. Meet its dwellers and unravel their stories. Manipulate spirits to solve puzzles, and lead Ina on her path to freedom.
|12.99||85.4%||Dec 17, 2021|
Your dog has been kidnapped by a lonely ghost! To save her, you must go on a journey through the woods, helping the creatures you meet along the way.
|7.99||N/A||Aug 12, 2022|
Eschaton is a short, experimental, surreal first-person exploration game. Explore the 'aftermath' of a cult ritual in the grounds of a manor in the remote and picturesque Scottish highlands.
|2.99||88.2%||Nov 3, 2022|
Life Gallery is a puzzle game with a unique, illustration-style art design that leads the players into a world of profound horror.
|2.99||83.3%||Jan 12, 2023|
|Mr. Rainer's Solve-It Service|
When the last thread becomes entangled, their song will be heard.
|5.99||97.6%||Feb 21, 2022|
In this surreal press turn-based JRPG, you will take on a variety of strange creatures based on printmaking materials. As the Monitor, you must gather strength and find your friends, Bad Girl, Miss Gun, and Mr. Woodcut. In this non-linear story, do your best to defeat the 4 bosses!
|4.99||93.9%||Jul 30, 2021|
Immerse yourself in the bizarre art style and the surreal world of Cat Museum, a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-adventure game. Solve the strange puzzles with your mischievous cat, and unveil the truth behind the mysterious museum.
|4.99||92.3%||Mar 17, 2022|
Chill in the peaceful world of Garden In!, a charming sandbox game. Grow unique plants, discover new seeds, and design your dream garden. With its serene atmosphere, you'll find yourself saying 'just one more plant!' Dive in for quick relaxation or lose yourself for hours in the cozy journey.
|9.99||93.2%||Jan 26, 2023|
|I Did Not Buy This Ticket|
Weep for the dead! In this short psychological horror story, play as a professional mourner travelling between funerals. Ride a nightmarish bus whose destination depends on how you choose to face your traumas.
|5.99||88.8%||Apr 13, 2023|
|Dye The Bunny|
Dye The Bunny is an Easter horror game about little Ellie going on an Easter Egg Hunt down a rabbit hole.
|1.99||80%||Apr 13, 2023|