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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
98% 190,319 votes
97% 137,122 votes
96% 8,419 votes
97% 1,324 votes
95% 1,254 votes
96% 821 votes
91% 9,482 votes
97% 398 votes
92% 968 votes
93% 423 votes
91% 637 votes
91% 605 votes
89% 1,764 votes
88% 1,226 votes
86% 3,366 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Adventure 50%
  2. Action 48%
  3. Singleplayer 42%
  4. Sci-fi 39%
  5. Atmospheric 37%
  6. 2D 32%
  7. Story Rich 32%
  8. Indie 31%
  9. 3D 28%
  10. First-Person 26%
  11. Cyberpunk 26%
  12. Pixel Graphics 24%
  13. Futuristic 24%
  14. Exploration 24%
  15. Casual 23%
  16. Post-apocalyptic 22%
  17. Shooter 22%
  18. Puzzle 20%
  19. Action-Adventure 20%
  20. Stylized 19%
  21. Dark 19%
  22. RPG 17%
  23. Simulation 17%
  24. Colorful 16%
  25. Horror 15%

The Dystopian tag is used to describe a genre of games that depict a fictional society or world in a state of extreme suffering, oppression, or decline. Dystopian games often portray a future where societal norms have been twisted, governments have become oppressive, and technology has taken on dangerous or controlling roles.

In dystopian games, players typically assume the role of a protagonist who must navigate through this bleak and oppressive world. The gameplay may involve fighting against the oppressive regime, uncovering hidden truths, surviving in hostile environments, or making difficult moral choices.

Some key elements often found in dystopian games include:

  • Social Control & Oppression Dystopian societies are characterized by strict control over citizens' lives through surveillance systems, propaganda, and authoritative regimes. Players may face challenges related to evading capture or challenge the existing order.
  • Grim Atmosphere Dystopian settings tend to be dark and gloomy to reflect the despair and decay of the society being portrayed. This can manifest through desolate landscapes, ruined cityscapes, or an overall feeling of hopelessness.
  • Morally Ambiguous Choices Dystopian games often present players with difficult moral dilemmas where there are no clear-cut decisions. These choices may affect not only their own survival but also the fate of those around them and even the entire fictional society.
  • Critiques on Society Many dystopian games use their settings to explore real-world social issues, political systems, technology's impact on humanity dynamics between different factions present within these worlds. Through their narratives, they often raise questions about the consequences of unchecked power or the dangers of societal control.

Examples of popular dystopian games include:

  • BioShock series Set in underwater cities governed by oppressive ideologies; BioShock delves into themes surrounding genetic modification, objectivism, and individual freedom within a fallen society.
  • Dishonored series Players navigate a steampunk-inspired world where an oppressive ruling class dominates, and corruption runs rampant. The game offers choices between stealthy infiltration or violent rebellion against the regime.
  • Deus Ex series These games explore future worlds plagued by corporate influence, government conspiracies, and ethical dilemmas arising from human augmentation technologies.

Dystopian games provide players with thought-provoking narratives that challenge conventional ideas about society, technology, and human nature. They serve as cautionary tales or outlets for exploring societal criticisms.

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