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Perma Death

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.22
96% 2,884 votes
8.21
95% 6,806 votes
8.04
95% 1,083 votes
7.89
93% 1,067 votes
7.84
91% 2,284 votes
7.66
94% 199 votes
7.62
89% 1,018 votes
7.61
89% 1,079 votes
7.60
87% 2,431 votes
7.59
91% 439 votes
7.56
86% 3,923 votes
7.55
86% 3,784 votes
7.54
85% 7,546 votes
7.54
100% 34 votes
7.53
89% 689 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Action 59%
  2. Singleplayer 55%
  3. Roguelike 48%
  4. 2D 47%
  5. Indie 46%
  6. Roguelite 43%
  7. Procedural Generation 34%
  8. Pixel Graphics 34%
  9. Action Roguelike 32%
  10. RPG 31%
  11. Adventure 31%
  12. Strategy 27%
  13. Difficult 26%
  14. Top-Down 23%
  15. Casual 23%
  16. Arcade 22%
  17. 3D 21%
  18. Survival 20%
  19. Fantasy 20%
  20. Shooter 19%
  21. Dungeon Crawler 19%
  22. Atmospheric 17%
  23. Sci-fi 17%
  24. Bullet Hell 16%
  25. First-Person 15%

The Perma Death tag is used to describe a gameplay mechanic or feature in video games where death has permanent consequences. Unlike traditional games where players can respawn or reload from a previous save point, perma death means that when a player's character dies, they are permanently removed from the game and cannot be revived.

This mechanic adds a significant level of challenge and tension to the gameplay experience as players must carefully strategize and make decisions knowing that one wrong move could result in losing their progress entirely. It forces players to be more cautious, thoughtful, and invested in the game world since each action carries weight.

Perma death is commonly found in survival-oriented games, roguelikes, or hardcore modes within certain genres. Here are some examples of games that incorporate perma death:

  • Rogue Legacy In this action-platformer game, each time the player's character dies, they control their descendant with different traits but lose all progress made in the previous life.
  • XCOM series These turn-based strategy games include an Ironman mode where deceased soldiers cannot be resurrected. This adds an intense layer of risk management as players have to think strategically to minimize casualties while fighting off alien threats.
  • Don't Starve As a survival game set in a dangerous wilderness environment, if players die due to hunger or enemy attacks without any form of revival items at hand such as Meat Effigy or Touch Stone structures they've built beforehand - it will truly be the end for their character.

The implementation of perma death creates a sense of permanence and consequences not typically found in other video games. It heightens immersion by making every decision feel impactful and reinforces gameplay elements like resource management, risk assessment, and the importance of player skill.

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