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Text-Based

Category Audiovisual

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.00
96% 715 votes
7.84
91% 2,293 votes
7.81
91% 1,694 votes
7.76
98% 104 votes
7.75
93% 429 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Singleplayer 51%
  2. 2D 51%
  3. Casual 50%
  4. Visual Novel 49%
  5. Adventure 46%
  6. Indie 45%
  7. Story Rich 45%
  8. Choices Matter 35%
  9. Interactive Fiction 33%
  10. Choose Your Own Adventure 33%
  11. RPG 30%
  12. Multiple Endings 29%
  13. Simulation 27%
  14. Anime 26%
  15. Romance 22%
  16. Cute 20%
  17. Atmospheric 19%
  18. Drama 18%
  19. Puzzle 17%
  20. Fantasy 16%
  21. Strategy 15%

The Text-Based tag refers to a genre of games that rely primarily on text for storytelling and gameplay, rather than relying heavily on graphics or visual elements. These games often prioritize narrative and player choice, allowing players to immerse themselves in interactive stories where their decisions shape the outcome.

In text-based games, the majority of the gameplay and interactions occur through reading descriptive text passages and selecting choices or inputting commands to progress through the story. The focus is on textual storytelling, character development, and branching narratives.

Text-based games can span various genres and themes. Some common types of text-based games include:

  • Interactive Fiction These are story-driven games that emphasize player choice and branching narratives. Text adventure games like "Zork" or modern interactive fiction titles like "80 Days" are examples of this genre.
  • Visual Novels Visual novels are a specific type of text-based game that often feature static images or animated character sprites alongside written dialogue. They usually focus on immersive storytelling with player choices impacting the storyline as it progresses; popular examples include "Doki Doki Literature Club!" or "Ace Attorney."
  • MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) MUDs are multiplayer online role-playing games that rely heavily on textual descriptions for environments, character interactions, combat encounters, etc. Players interact with each other as well as with computer-controlled characters by typing commands in a shared virtual world.

In essence, text-based games provide an interactive reading experience where players become active participants in shaping the story's progression through their choices.

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