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Unforgiving

Category Subjective

Top 135 best Steam games of all time tagged with Unforgiving, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
7.31
94% 47 votes
7.07
80% 2,356 votes
7.04
89% 45 votes
6.69
88% 16 votes
6.47
76% 84 votes
6.43
100% 3 votes
6.02
80% 5 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Unforgiving 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 Unforgiving, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Singleplayer 72%
  2. Action 69%
  3. Difficult 62%
  4. 2D 55%
  5. Indie 49%
  6. Platformer 44%
  7. Precision Platformer 36%
  8. 2D Platformer 35%
  9. Arcade 35%
  10. Adventure 34%
  11. Pixel Graphics 33%
  12. Atmospheric 28%
  13. Controller 27%
  14. Fast-Paced 27%
  15. Side Scroller 26%
  16. Casual 26%
  17. Colorful 26%
  18. Retro 26%
  19. Funny 19%
  20. Strategy 19%
  21. Minimalist 18%
  22. Puzzle Platformer 16%
  23. Puzzle 15%

The Unforgiving tag in gaming refers to a specific gameplay style or design choice that emphasizes difficulty and unforgiving consequences for mistakes or failures. Games with this tag are known for their challenging nature, as they demand precision, strategy, and perseverance from the player.

Unforgiving games often lack forgiving checkpoints or save systems, meaning players must navigate difficult sections or challenges with limited opportunities to retry. This can lead to a sense of tension and pressure as every decision and action becomes crucial.

In an unforgiving game, even minor mistakes can have significant repercussions, often resulting in the player's character dying or encountering setbacks that require considerable effort to overcome. These games prioritize skill development and learning from failures through trial-and-error.

Some examples of games that can be described as "unforgiving" include:

  • DARK SOULS series Developed by FromSoftware, these action RPGs are notorious for their punishing difficulty level. Players must carefully manage resources, anticipate enemy attacks, and learn intricate combat mechanics to progress.
  • Celeste A platforming game developed by Matt Makes Games Inc., Celeste is known for its precise controls and challenging levels. It tests players' reflexes and requires precise timing to overcome tough platforming obstacles.
  • XCOM 2 Developed by Firaxis Games, XCOM 2 is a turn-based strategy game where players control a team of soldiers fighting against an alien invasion. The game features permadeath mechanics where losing soldiers permanently removes them from the campaign.

The Unforgiving tag appeals to gamers who enjoy overcoming significant challenges through skill improvement and persistence. These games offer a rewarding sense of accomplishment when players successfully conquer difficult obstacles despite the high stakes and harsh consequences.

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