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Procedural Generation

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.50
98% 8,975 votes
8.40
96% 19,667 votes
8.40
96% 17,780 votes
8.33
96% 9,716 votes
8.30
95% 15,371 votes
8.27
98% 1,941 votes
8.26
94% 15,883 votes
8.21
95% 6,806 votes
8.20
93% 17,272 votes
8.14
93% 8,382 votes
8.10
92% 15,806 votes
8.09
98% 461 votes
8.04
95% 1,083 votes
7.97
88% 161,261 votes
7.91
97% 321 votes
7.90
94% 736 votes
7.89
90% 7,238 votes
7.89
93% 1,067 votes
7.86
92% 1,674 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Singleplayer 56%
  2. Action 51%
  3. Indie 48%
  4. 2D 43%
  5. Roguelike 36%
  6. Roguelite 34%
  7. Casual 34%
  8. Strategy 30%
  9. Pixel Graphics 28%
  10. RPG 26%
  11. 3D 25%
  12. Adventure 25%
  13. Action Roguelike 24%
  14. Colorful 22%
  15. Top-Down 22%
  16. Arcade 21%
  17. Early Access 20%
  18. Fantasy 20%
  19. Simulation 19%
  20. Exploration 18%
  21. Dungeon Crawler 18%
  22. Sci-fi 18%
  23. Atmospheric 17%
  24. Perma Death 17%
  25. Difficult 16%

The Procedural Generation tag is used to describe a feature or mechanic in video games where content, such as levels, maps, quests, items, or characters, is generated algorithmically rather than designed manually by game developers. This means that the game's content is created using computer algorithms and rulesets.

In games with procedural generation, each playthrough can offer a unique experience since the game world or elements within it are dynamically created on the fly. This can result in virtually limitless possibilities and replayability.

This technique allows for the creation of vast and highly detailed environments without requiring extensive manual labor from developers. Instead of manually crafting every aspect of the game world by hand, procedural generation algorithms create these elements procedurally based on predefined rules and parameters.

Here are some examples of games that employ procedural generation:

  • Minecraft The popular sandbox game uses procedural generation to create entire worlds consisting of blocks with different biomes, structures, caves, and more. Each playthrough generates a unique world with its own landscape and resources.
  • Rogue-like Games Classic rogue-like games like Rogue, Nethack, or modern titles like Spelunky 2 use procedural generation to generate random dungeon layouts, enemies placement,and item locations upon each death/restart.
  • No Man's Sky This ambitious space exploration game generates an entire universe with billions of planets using complex algorithms. Players can explore an almost infinite number of procedurally generated planets with diverse landscapes, flora and fauna.

Procedural generation can enhance gameplay by providing a sense of discovery and unpredictability, as well as offering varied experiences each time a player starts a new game. It can also help manage the challenge of creating vast game worlds that would be otherwise impractical to manually design.

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