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Wholesome

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.50
98% 9,344 votes
8.36
98% 3,900 votes
8.27
99% 1,039 votes
8.25
95% 8,308 votes
8.24
99% 806 votes
8.21
94% 8,659 votes
8.20
100% 524 votes
8.14
97% 874 votes
8.11
96% 1,308 votes
7.96
96% 522 votes
7.86
97% 236 votes
7.82
99% 106 votes
7.75
91% 914 votes
7.64
100% 47 votes
7.61
93% 182 votes
7.55
100% 35 votes
7.53
94% 103 votes
7.51
98% 45 votes
7.44
100% 26 votes
7.43
95% 58 votes
7.42
89% 276 votes
7.37
95% 43 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Casual 79%
  2. Cute 76%
  3. Singleplayer 70%
  4. Relaxing 69%
  5. Cozy 59%
  6. Family Friendly 55%
  7. Colorful 55%
  8. Puzzle 54%
  9. Indie 44%
  10. Adventure 38%
  11. 2D 35%
  12. Hand-drawn 31%
  13. Exploration 29%
  14. Funny 29%
  15. Atmospheric 28%
  16. Point & Click 28%
  17. Hidden Object 26%
  18. Cats 25%
  19. Minimalist 25%
  20. Simulation 23%
  21. Cartoony 23%
  22. Stylized 22%
  23. Story Rich 22%
  24. 3D 19%
  25. Nature 18%
  26. Fantasy 17%
  27. Creature Collector 17%
  28. Controller 16%
  29. Cartoon 16%
  30. Female Protagonist 15%

The Wholesome tag is used to describe games that evoke positive emotions, promote kindness, and generally provide a heartwarming and uplifting experience for players. These games often prioritize themes of friendship, community, love, and personal growth.

Wholesome games tend to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere through their art style, storytelling, characters, and gameplay mechanics. They emphasize empathy, compassion, and the celebration of life's simple pleasures.

Some key characteristics of wholesome games include:

  • Cheerful Aesthetics Wholesome games often feature bright colors, charming graphics styles (such as pixel art or hand-drawn illustrations), and visually appealing environments. These aesthetics contribute to a sense of joyfulness throughout the game.
  • Nurturing Gameplay Wholesome games frequently involve nurturing or caretaking mechanics. Players may engage in activities such as gardening, raising animals/pets, building relationships with NPCs through dialogue choices or helping others in need. Games like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing exemplify this nurturing gameplay approach.
  • Inclusive Themes Wholesome games often address inclusive themes related to diversity representation such as gender identity/expression, LGBTQ+ relationships/stories or cultural diversity without discriminatory practices.
  • Soothing Soundtracks Music plays an integral role in setting the tone for wholesome gaming experiences. Relaxing melodies or catchy tunes contribute to creating a positive ambiance where players can immerse themselves fully.

While wholesome games can vary significantly in genres - including adventure, simulation RPGs & life-simulation - their common goal is to uplift players' spirits and leave them feeling contented and optimistic about human experiences.
Examples of popular wholesome games include:

  • Untitled Goose Game This quirky game allows players to step into the feathers of a mischievous goose causing delightful chaos in a small town.
  • To the Moon A narrative-driven game that tells an emotional story about two doctors fulfilling wishes by traversing through memories. It deals with themes such as dreams, regrets, and the frailty of life.
  • Slime Rancher In this game, players take on the role of a slime rancher exploring colorful, alien landscapes while managing and caring for adorable slimes.

Wholesome games offer a pleasant escape from the challenges and stresses of everyday life while providing heartwarming experiences that leave players with feelings of joy and optimism.

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