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Dark Comedy

Category Subjective

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 230 votes
91% 2,504 votes
96% 261 votes
92% 962 votes
94% 419 votes
88% 1,927 votes
86% 4,043 votes
90% 218 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Dark Humor 52%
  2. Adventure 47%
  3. Funny 45%
  4. Singleplayer 43%
  5. Comedy 43%
  6. 2D 43%
  7. Action 38%
  8. Casual 38%
  9. Indie 35%
  10. Story Rich 34%
  11. Horror 25%
  12. Visual Novel 22%
  13. Pixel Graphics 22%
  14. Colorful 21%
  15. Atmospheric 21%
  16. 3D 21%
  17. Simulation 21%
  18. Cartoony 21%
  19. Choices Matter 20%
  20. Puzzle 20%
  21. Exploration 18%
  22. RPG 18%
  23. Multiple Endings 17%
  24. Cute 17%
  25. First-Person 16%
  26. Choose Your Own Adventure 16%
  27. Psychological Horror 16%
  28. Dark 16%
  29. Interactive Fiction 15%

The Dark Comedy tag refers to a genre of entertainment, including movies, TV shows, and video games, that combines humor with dark or taboo subject matter. Dark comedy often explores controversial topics such as death, violence, tragedy, or social issues in a comedic and satirical manner.

Dark comedy is characterized by its ability to make audiences laugh at situations that are typically considered serious or inappropriate. It uses irony, satire, and absurdity to provoke thought and challenge societal norms.

In the context of video games specifically:

  • Humorous Themes Dark comedy games often incorporate dark humor into their storytelling by employing witty dialogue, clever wordplay, or humorous situations that involve sensitive topics. These themes can be explored through unconventional gameplay mechanics or stylized visuals.
  • Social Commentary Dark comedy games frequently use satire and parody to critique social issues, institutions, or cultural norms. They may tackle subjects like politics, religion, war, or human nature in a way that highlights their absurdity.
  • Morally Ambiguous Characters Protagonists in dark comedy games often possess questionable morals or engage in morally ambiguous behavior. Players may find themselves sympathizing with characters who are flawed, unconventional anti-heroes navigating morally gray areas.
  • Twisted Situations Dark comedy games often present players with bizarre scenarios that combine humor and unsettling circumstances together for comedic effect. These situations may involve black humor derived from death-related jokes or shocking events played for laughs.

  • Some notable examples of dark comedy video game titles are:
  • Portal This puzzle-platformer game combines dark and absurd humor with a dystopian setting, and features the darkly comedic character GLaDOS.
  • Undertale A role-playing game that uses humor, quirky characters, and unexpected twists to explore themes of morality and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Papers, Please An indie game that simulates the bureaucratic grind of an immigration officer in a totalitarian state, creating a satirical commentary on authoritarian regimes.
  • Dark comedy in video games allows players to experience unconventional narratives and explore themes that challenge social norms while providing comedic relief. It caters to individuals who appreciate humor beyond traditional boundaries and enjoy thought-provoking content presented in an unconventional way.

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