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Quick-Time Events

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Quick-Time Events, according to gamer reviews.

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
94% 147 votes
92% 77 votes
89% 57 votes
95% 20 votes
100% 10 votes
86% 84 votes
100% 8 votes
93% 15 votes
90% 20 votes
100% 6 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Singleplayer 64%
  2. Casual 61%
  3. Indie 53%
  4. Action 43%
  5. 2D 37%
  6. Adventure 37%
  7. Colorful 27%
  8. 3D 27%
  9. Arcade 25%
  10. Atmospheric 23%
  11. Puzzle 23%
  12. Simulation 20%
  13. First-Person 19%
  14. Pixel Graphics 18%
  15. Relaxing 17%
  16. Story Rich 16%
  17. Cute 15%
  18. Action-Adventure 15%
  19. Minimalist 15%

The Quick-Time Events (QTE) tag refers to a gameplay mechanic commonly used in video games. QTEs are interactive sequences or events that require the player to quickly follow on-screen button prompts or execute specific actions within a limited timeframe.

In games with QTEs, players are often presented with cinematic scenes or action sequences where they must respond by pressing buttons displayed on the screen. These prompts typically appear as icons or symbols that correspond to specific buttons on the gamepad or keyboard.

The purpose of QTEs can vary depending on the game, but they are frequently used to enhance storytelling, create intense moments, or simulate exciting actions such as dramatic combat moves, escaping from dangerous situations, performing special attacks, and more. Successful completion of QTEs often leads to progressing in the story or achieving in-game objectives.

Some key characteristics of Quick-Time Events include:

  • Rapid Response Players must react quickly and accurately to successfully complete QTEs as they generally have a limited window of time for inputting the required action.
  • Cinematic Flair QTEs often serve as cinematic set pieces within games, providing players with visually impressive moments and creating tension and excitement.
  • Skill-based Challenges Players' ability to execute actions precisely affects their success in completing a QTE. This adds an element of skill-based challenge and can create a sense of immersion during intense gameplay sequences.
  • Dramatic Consequences Failure to successfully complete a QTE may lead to different outcomes such as character deaths, alternate story paths, penalties within the game world, or requiring players to retry from certain checkpoints.

Examples of games that heavily incorporate Quick-Time Events include:

  • Heavy Rain This interactive drama game by Quantic Dream prominently utilizes QTEs to engage players in its thrilling narrative.
  • God of War series The action-adventure franchise, particularly the early titles, features intense combat encounters and boss battles that often involve QTEs for finishing moves or epic sequences.
  • The Telltale Games series Various episodic adventure games from Telltale Games, such as "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," employ QTEs during key moments to allow players to influence the story progression.

In summary, Quick-Time Events add an interactive element to cinematic sequences in video games. They require players to respond quickly and accurately as they react to on-screen button prompts within a limited timeframe. Through these events, developers can weave engaging moments into the gameplay and provide a sense of immersion and tension.

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