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2D

Category Audiovisual

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with 2D, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.81
99% 234,684 votes
8.69
98% 117,037 votes
8.61
98% 37,635 votes
8.57
97% 55,816 votes
8.48
98% 12,562 votes
8.47
97% 13,455 votes
8.46
97% 15,782 votes
8.46
98% 9,018 votes
8.42
96% 26,523 votes
8.41
97% 8,126 votes
8.40
97% 8,759 votes
8.40
97% 7,456 votes
8.40
97% 6,383 votes
8.40
96% 14,559 votes
8.39
98% 3,960 votes
8.38
98% 3,624 votes
8.37
97% 7,174 votes
8.37
99% 2,109 votes
8.37
96% 11,015 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with 2D 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 2D, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Singleplayer 59%
  2. Indie 51%
  3. Casual 50%
  4. Action 39%
  5. Adventure 39%
  6. Pixel Graphics 36%
  7. Puzzle 27%
  8. Cute 26%
  9. Colorful 25%
  10. Strategy 22%
  11. RPG 21%
  12. Arcade 20%
  13. Fantasy 20%
  14. 2D Platformer 20%
  15. Retro 19%
  16. Platformer 19%
  17. Atmospheric 18%
  18. Story Rich 18%
  19. Anime 17%

The 2D tag refers to a style or type of game that is presented in a two-dimensional graphical format. In the context of gaming, it means that the visuals and gameplay take place on a flat plane, without depth or three-dimensional elements.

In 2D games, characters, objects, and environments are represented as sprites or images with height and width but no depth. They move along horizontal and vertical axes without any ability to move into or out of the screen. This gives 2D games a distinct look and feel compared to their three-dimensional counterparts.

Many classic video games were developed in 2D because the technology at the time could not render complex 3D graphics. However, even with advancements in technology allowing for realistic 3D visuals, the appeal of 2D games remains strong due to their nostalgic charm and often unique art styles.

Examples of popular 2D games include:

  • Super Mario Bros. The iconic platformer featuring everyone's favorite Italian plumber navigating through side-scrolling levels filled with obstacles and enemies.
  • Stardew Valley A farming simulation game where players manage a small plot of land in charming pixel art graphics.
  • Hollow Knight A challenging action-adventure game set in a beautifully hand-drawn underground kingdom filled with mysteries to uncover.

While playing a 2D game may lack the immersive depth perception found in many modern three-dimensional titles, these types of games often focus on precise controls, intricate level design, and engaging gameplay mechanics that have captivated players for decades.

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