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Emotional

Category Subjective

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

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
8.32
96% 5,619 votes
8.31
97% 3,652 votes
8.19
95% 3,226 votes
8.12
97% 1,075 votes
8.02
95% 1,220 votes
8.01
96% 762 votes
7.98
94% 1,157 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Adventure 59%
  2. Story Rich 54%
  3. Singleplayer 51%
  4. Casual 48%
  5. Atmospheric 46%
  6. 2D 44%
  7. Visual Novel 39%
  8. Indie 36%
  9. Drama 34%
  10. Cute 33%
  11. Exploration 30%
  12. Colorful 28%
  13. Anime 27%
  14. Puzzle 26%
  15. Interactive Fiction 23%
  16. Romance 23%
  17. 3D 23%
  18. Multiple Endings 22%
  19. Mystery 22%
  20. Female Protagonist 22%
  21. Choices Matter 21%
  22. Relaxing 21%
  23. RPG 20%
  24. Simulation 18%
  25. Fantasy 18%
  26. Dark 16%
  27. Hand-drawn 16%
  28. Action 16%
  29. Pixel Graphics 16%
  30. Stylized 16%
  31. Linear 15%

The Emotional tag, when used to describe a game on Steam, refers to games that evoke strong emotional responses in players. These types of games often focus on storytelling, character development, and delivering impactful narratives that touch the player's heart or provoke deep emotions.

Emotional games can elicit a wide range of emotions such as joy, sadness, fear, anger, or empathy. They may explore themes like love and loss, friendship and betrayal, personal growth and redemption. Through compelling storytelling techniques and immersive gameplay mechanics, these games aim to create emotional connections between players and the characters or situations portrayed in the game.

Some common characteristics of emotional games include:

  • Narrative-driven Gameplay Emotional games typically prioritize strong narratives that engage players on an emotional level. The plot unfolds gradually as players progress through the game while building an attachment to the characters and their struggles.
  • Aesthetic Atmosphere Visuals, sound design, music choices - all these elements come together to enhance the emotional impact of these games. Artistic styles may vary from realistic to artistic interpretations but are carefully crafted to evoke specific feelings.
  • Moral Dilemmas Many emotional games present players with morally challenging decisions or situations where they must face consequences for their choices. These dilemmas often prompt reflection on one's own values and beliefs.
  • Empathy Provoking Characters Characters play a crucial role in evoking emotions by presenting relatable struggles or deeply flawed personalities that resonate with players' own experiences.
  • Suspenseful Moments & Climactic Events Emotional games often create suspenseful moments or feature climactic events that intensify the player's emotional involvement.

Examples of games with the 'Emotional' tag include:

  • To The Moon An indie game that follows two doctors who traverse a dying man's memories to fulfill his final wish. It explores themes of regret, life choices, and the nature of happiness.
  • Journey A visually stunning game where players embark on a mysterious pilgrimage through a desert, exploring themes of companionship and perseverance.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch Players uncover the stories of family members as they explore an eerie house. Each narrative showcases different emotions while delving into tragedy and interconnectedness.

These emotional games offer players a unique and impactful experience by tapping into their emotions, challenging them to reflect on deeper issues, and creating immersive narratives that resonate long after the game is finished.

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