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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Philosophical, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.18
94% 7,244 votes
7.98
97% 400 votes
7.89
100% 111 votes
7.84
90% 4,217 votes
7.81
94% 417 votes
7.62
91% 408 votes
7.60
91% 496 votes
7.57
88% 1,015 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Philosophical is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Philosophical, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Adventure 52%
  2. Singleplayer 49%
  3. Atmospheric 49%
  4. Story Rich 49%
  5. Casual 43%
  6. 2D 40%
  7. Indie 40%
  8. Exploration 32%
  9. Puzzle 30%
  10. Visual Novel 29%
  11. Emotional 28%
  12. Interactive Fiction 23%
  13. Mystery 23%
  14. Surreal 22%
  15. Relaxing 22%
  16. Psychological 22%
  17. First-Person 21%
  18. Stylized 21%
  19. 3D 20%
  20. Drama 20%
  21. Colorful 20%
  22. Minimalist 19%
  23. Multiple Endings 19%
  24. Psychological Horror 18%
  25. Simulation 18%
  26. Pixel Graphics 18%
  27. Choices Matter 17%
  28. Anime 16%
  29. Action 16%
  30. Walking Simulator 16%
  31. Abstract 16%
  32. Horror 16%
  33. Dark 16%
  34. RPG 16%

The Philosophical tag refers to a genre or theme of games that explore philosophical concepts, ideas, and questions. These games often delve into deep and thought-provoking subject matter, encouraging players to reflect on existentialism, morality, the human condition, and the nature of reality.

Philosophical games typically prioritize narrative-driven experiences over fast-paced gameplay. They engage players through engaging storytelling, complex characters, and philosophical dilemmas where choices may have moral or existential repercussions.

Here are some common elements found in philosophical games:

  • Moral Choices Philosophical games often present players with difficult decisions that test their ethics and values. The choices made by the player can have far-reaching consequences within the game world or even question notions of right and wrong.
  • Narrative Depth These games emphasize strong storytelling and explore themes through dialogue, monologues, symbolic imagery, or philosophical discussions. They provoke deeper thinking by raising profound questions about life's purpose and meaning.
  • Theoretical Concepts Philosophical games may draw inspiration from various fields such as metaphysics, epistemology, existentialism, or ethics. They aim to examine these concepts through gameplay mechanics, character development, or in-game conversations.

Examples of video games with a strong philosophical element include:

  • Bioshock This first-person shooter incorporates themes around objectivism as players navigate through a dystopian underwater city questioning morality and individualism.
  • Soma A sci-fi horror game that delves into topics like identity, consciousness, and the definition of being human, challenging players to confront existential questions.
  • The Talos Principle This puzzle game raises philosophical questions about artificial intelligence, personal identity, and the meaning of existence as players solve complex puzzles within a simulated world.

Philosophical games offer players a unique opportunity to engage with thought-provoking ideas and explore existential themes in an interactive medium. They encourage introspection and intellectual stimulation while providing immersive storytelling experiences.

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