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Episodic

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.08
91% 45,111 votes
7.66
88% 3,635 votes
6.10
69% 116 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Adventure 83%
  2. Singleplayer 71%
  3. Story Rich 71%
  4. Indie 57%
  5. Choices Matter 38%
  6. Visual Novel 38%
  7. Atmospheric 35%
  8. Point & Click 33%
  9. Casual 30%
  10. Choose Your Own Adventure 28%
  11. Action 27%
  12. Drama 23%
  13. Multiple Endings 23%
  14. Comedy 23%
  15. Sexual Content 22%
  16. Female Protagonist 22%
  17. Nudity 21%
  18. Romance 21%
  19. Mature 21%
  20. Puzzle 20%
  21. Exploration 20%
  22. Sci-fi 19%
  23. 2D 18%
  24. Great Soundtrack 18%
  25. Mystery 17%
  26. Funny 16%
  27. Horror 16%
  28. RPG 16%
  29. NSFW 15%

The Episodic tag refers to a specific format or structure of storytelling in video games.

In games with an episodic structure, the main story is divided into separate episodes or installments, each released and experienced individually over a period of time. Each episode typically ends on a cliffhanger or significant plot development, enticing players to eagerly await the next installment.

This format is similar to how television shows release episodes periodically, hence the term "episodic."

The episodic format allows game developers to release smaller chunks of content more frequently, allowing for ongoing engagement with players and potentially extending the overall lifespan of the game. It also gives developers the opportunity to gather feedback from players after each episode and make adjustments for future installments.

Examples of games that have utilized an episodic structure include:

  • Life is Strange This narrative-driven adventure game by Dontnod Entertainment was released in five episodes. Each episode continued the story of Max Caulfield as she discovered her ability to rewind time and faced various challenges along with difficult decision-making.
  • Telltale Games titles Telltale Games became well-known for their use of episodic gaming with titles like The Walking Dead, where players follow a specific storyline divided into several episodes where choices made by players impact subsequent events.
  • DONTNOD's Tell Me Why Again following an episodic approach in this narrative-driven adventure game narrating events from twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan's pasts as they unravel family secrets tied up in supernatural abilities.

The use of an episodic structure within video games offers a unique storytelling experience that unfolds gradually over time, keeping player interest engaged between releases and allowing for anticipation and speculation about what will happen next.

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