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Minimalist

Category Audiovisual

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.46
97% 13,728 votes
8.41
97% 8,154 votes
8.40
96% 20,005 votes
8.40
97% 8,798 votes
8.40
96% 14,777 votes
8.39
98% 3,793 votes
8.35
97% 5,468 votes
8.35
97% 6,415 votes
8.35
98% 2,796 votes
8.33
97% 4,600 votes
8.32
97% 3,539 votes
8.32
97% 4,071 votes
8.30
95% 15,581 votes
8.28
99% 1,072 votes
8.27
99% 1,083 votes
8.26
95% 6,614 votes
8.25
99% 1,034 votes
8.24
96% 4,101 votes
8.20
96% 2,905 votes
8.20
94% 8,610 votes
8.18
96% 2,335 votes
8.17
98% 935 votes
8.16
97% 1,221 votes
8.16
95% 3,015 votes
8.14
96% 2,127 votes
8.13
96% 1,475 votes
8.13
97% 991 votes
8.10
98% 635 votes
8.10
97% 750 votes
8.10
95% 1,629 votes
8.10
98% 475 votes
8.10
97% 793 votes
8.10
95% 2,548 votes
8.09
98% 520 votes
8.06
96% 1,129 votes
8.05
94% 2,343 votes
8.05
94% 2,738 votes
8.03
93% 4,503 votes
8.02
93% 2,605 votes
8.01
94% 2,169 votes
7.99
97% 409 votes
7.99
99% 237 votes
7.99
99% 214 votes
7.99
99% 235 votes
7.98
93% 2,525 votes
7.98
97% 361 votes
7.97
94% 1,120 votes
7.97
98% 261 votes
7.96
98% 235 votes
7.96
90% 12,061 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Casual 66%
  2. 2D 56%
  3. Singleplayer 55%
  4. Indie 52%
  5. Puzzle 46%
  6. Relaxing 33%
  7. Colorful 32%
  8. Action 32%
  9. Atmospheric 28%
  10. Adventure 26%
  11. Strategy 26%
  12. Arcade 25%
  13. Stylized 22%
  14. Cute 22%
  15. Pixel Graphics 22%
  16. Family Friendly 21%
  17. 3D 21%
  18. Logic 21%
  19. Abstract 18%
  20. Simulation 18%
  21. Platformer 16%
  22. Retro 15%

The Minimalist tag in relation to video games refers to a specific art style or design philosophy that prioritizes simplicity, clean lines, and a stripped-down aesthetic. Minimalist games often focus on delivering an elegant and refined experience by removing unnecessary elements and distractions from the visuals, audio, and gameplay.

In terms of visual design, minimalist games tend to have minimalistic graphics with simple shapes, limited color palettes, and uncluttered backgrounds. The goal is to convey information efficiently while maintaining a sleek appearance. This emphasis on minimalism can create a distinct atmosphere that ranges from serene and calming to futuristic and abstract.

Beyond the visuals, minimalist games also apply the principle of "less is more" to their gameplay mechanics. They tend to feature straightforward rulesets with streamlined controls that allow players to easily grasp the core mechanics without overwhelming complexity. By eliminating unnecessary complexity or convoluted features, these games often prioritize player immersion and focus on key aspects of gameplay.

Examples of games that exemplify the minimalist tag include:

  • Journey Developed by Thatgamecompany, Journey presents an emotionally evocative experience through its serene desert environments with its simple yet elegant visual style.
  • Limbo Created by Playdead, Limbo showcases dark atmosphere through monochromatic graphics featuring silhouettes against grayscale backgrounds.
  • Super Hexagon From Terry Cavanagh, this fast-paced arcade game features geometric shapes and vibrant colors while maintaining a minimalist feel.

The minimalist tag represents more than just an aesthetic choice; it embodies a design philosophy that focuses on elegance, clarity of presentation, and distilled experiences. Minimalist games can provide a refreshing and contemplative experience while emphasizing gameplay mastery and immersive engagement.

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