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Pixel Graphics

Category Audiovisual

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.81
99% 248,180 votes
8.57
97% 56,593 votes
8.48
98% 12,612 votes
8.42
98% 4,835 votes
8.40
98% 4,258 votes
8.40
97% 6,500 votes
8.38
99% 2,255 votes
8.35
99% 1,630 votes
8.34
99% 1,536 votes
8.34
97% 5,208 votes
8.32
96% 5,718 votes
8.31
94% 23,602 votes
8.31
95% 12,168 votes
8.29
95% 8,620 votes
8.28
95% 8,675 votes
8.28
96% 6,456 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. 2D 75%
  2. Singleplayer 53%
  3. Indie 52%
  4. Action 52%
  5. Adventure 44%
  6. Casual 36%
  7. Retro 34%
  8. RPG 27%
  9. Platformer 24%
  10. Arcade 23%
  11. 2D Platformer 23%
  12. Fantasy 22%
  13. Colorful 21%
  14. Cute 21%
  15. Top-Down 19%
  16. Exploration 18%
  17. Puzzle 18%
  18. Strategy 18%
  19. Atmospheric 17%
  20. Story Rich 16%
  21. Action-Adventure 15%

The Pixel Graphics tag refers to a visual style commonly found in video games that utilizes pixel art as the primary graphics format. Pixel art is a form of digital art where images are created by placing individual pixels on a grid, creating a blocky and retro aesthetic reminiscent of early video games.

Games with the Pixel Graphics tag often pay homage to the graphical style of older gaming systems, such as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This style became popular during the rise of home computers and early gaming consoles when limited hardware capabilities necessitated simple and low-resolution visuals.

In modern games, developers use pixel graphics intentionally, not just for nostalgia, but also for artistic expression. These games deliberately adopt this visual style because it can evoke a sense of charm, evoke nostalgia for classic gaming eras, or provide an aesthetically unique experience.

Pixel graphics allow for precise control over every pixel on screen and can be used to craft intricate character designs, detailed environments, and expressive animations despite the inherent simplicity of each pixel. This level of control appeals to both players who appreciate nostalgic throwbacks and those who value the craftsmanship involved in creating visually striking scenes using limited resources.

Some notable examples of games with Pixel Graphics include:

  • Stardew Valley A farming simulation game that combines modern gameplay mechanics with charming retro-inspired visuals.
  • Celeste A challenging platformer that tells an emotional story through its beautifully crafted pixel art world.
  • Minecraft Although not strictly within this genre's typical aesthetic due to its 3D nature, Minecraft embraces blocky textures reminiscent of classic pixels while offering players boundless creativity.

The Pixel Graphics tag is a beloved category among gamers because it captures the essence of a bygone gaming era while still offering engaging and enjoyable gameplay experiences.

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