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God Game

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

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
91% 2,079 votes
100% 41 votes
96% 70 votes
95% 74 votes
79% 5,593 votes
82% 205 votes
83% 93 votes
86% 28 votes
76% 1,230 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Simulation 65%
  2. Strategy 56%
  3. Casual 48%
  4. Singleplayer 46%
  5. Sandbox 41%
  6. Indie 37%
  7. 3D 33%
  8. Building 30%
  9. 2D 30%
  10. Management 25%
  11. City Builder 24%
  12. Colorful 22%
  13. Relaxing 22%
  14. Adventure 21%
  15. Atmospheric 21%
  16. Early Access 20%
  17. Cute 19%
  18. Action 19%
  19. Exploration 18%
  20. Pixel Graphics 18%
  21. Resource Management 18%
  22. Base Building 18%
  23. Colony Sim 17%
  24. Top-Down 16%
  25. Immersive Sim 16%
  26. Fantasy 16%

The God Game tag refers to a genre of video games that allow players to take on the role of a god-like entity and have control or influence over various aspects of the game world. In these games, players typically have god-like powers and abilities that they can use to shape and manipulate the environment, civilizations, or characters within the game.

In God Games, players often play an omniscient being with near-limitless power. While specific gameplay mechanics may vary between titles, here are some common elements found in God Games:

  • Creative Control Players are given tools or abilities to directly manipulate the game world. This may include terraforming landscapes, influencing weather patterns, creating or destroying structures, or even controlling characters' actions.
  • Civilization Management Many God Games involve overseeing and guiding civilizations as they grow, expand, and evolve. Players might influence social dynamics, economic systems, technology advancement, or interact with individual citizens in some way. Examples like SimCity 4, where you manage a city's infrastructure, illustrate this aspect of God Games.
  • Moral Choices Some God Games present players with moral dilemmas or choices that impact how people perceive their divine presence. The decisions made can affect different aspects of the game world such as character relations, environmental conditions (e.g., droughts vs bountiful harvests), technological progressions etc., thereby shaping not just physical outcomes but also ethical narratives. The famous title Black & White, where player's moral choices impacts their divine reputation is an example.

Notable examples of God Games include:

  • The Sims series This popular franchise allows players to create and manage virtual people known as Sims, with control over their lives, relationships, and environments. Players act like a guiding force, intervening or influencing Sim behaviors or their surroundings.
  • Populous series Developed by Bullfrog Productions, these games were among the earliest examples of God Games. In Populous games, players took the role of a deity and manipulated the landscape to guide their followers in battles for dominance.
  • From Dust This game focuses on ecological simulation where players assume divine control over an island inhabited by tribal villagers. They manipulate natural elements like water, soil properties while protecting people from natural disasters.

God Games offer players a unique gameplay experience where they can exercise god-like powers and make impactful decisions that shape the world around them.

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