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Collectathon

Category Tier-3 Genre

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

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
8.19
100% 499 votes
7.95
96% 478 votes
7.74
91% 1,036 votes
7.69
97% 100 votes
7.62
88% 2,197 votes
7.61
100% 42 votes
7.60
100% 41 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Casual 59%
  2. Adventure 49%
  3. Singleplayer 46%
  4. Exploration 43%
  5. Colorful 42%
  6. 2D 41%
  7. Cute 41%
  8. Action 39%
  9. 3D 36%
  10. Indie 33%
  11. Action-Adventure 27%
  12. Puzzle 26%
  13. Relaxing 24%
  14. Platformer 24%
  15. Pixel Graphics 23%
  16. Family Friendly 23%
  17. Simulation 22%
  18. Arcade 21%
  19. Funny 21%
  20. Cartoony 20%
  21. Atmospheric 20%
  22. Fantasy 19%
  23. 3D Platformer 17%
  24. Stylized 17%
  25. RPG 16%
  26. Third Person 16%
  27. Hidden Object 16%
  28. Controller 15%

The Collectathon tag refers to a genre of video games that revolves around the collection of various items, objects, or collectibles within the game world. These games typically involve exploration, platforming, and puzzle-solving mechanics.

In a Collectathon game, players are encouraged to scour every nook and cranny of the game world in search of hidden or scattered items. These collectibles can take different forms such as coins, gems, power-ups, keys, or special artifacts. The main objective is to gather as many of these items as possible.

The appeal of Collectathon games lies in the sense of discovery and completionism that they offer. Players are often rewarded for their thorough exploration by unlocking new areas, abilities or progressing further in the game's story. Some common characteristics that define Collectathon games include:

  • Variety of Collectibles These games offer a wide range of objects to collect which may contribute to different aspects such as character upgrades or unlocking bonus levels. Each collectible adds depth and enhances gameplay progression.
  • Puzzles and ChallengesCollectathons commonly integrate puzzles and challenges into their gameplay. Players must overcome obstacles using collected items or solve intricate puzzles to access new areas with more valuable collectibles.
  • Exploration-Driven Gameplay Central to collectathons is the need for players to actively explore environments, searching meticulously for hidden nooks and secret areas where treasures await discovery.
  • Sense of Completionism Completionists appreciate collectathons because they cater towards achieving 100% completion, meaning gathering every single item available within the game world.

Examples famous Collectathon titles include:

  • Super Mario 64 - This classic Nintendo game introduced the collectathon genre with its vast and exploration-focused levels, where players had to collect Power Stars scattered throughout each level to progress.
  • Banjo-Kazooie - Developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64, this game features a dynamic duo who wander through various themed worlds collecting musical notes, jigsaw puzzle pieces called Jiggies, and other items.
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy - In this game for the PlayStation 2, players control Jak as he explores a vibrant world acquiring precursor orbs and scout flies to unlock new abilities.

Collectathon games provide an engaging gameplay loop centered around searching and collecting items. They are ideal for players who enjoy exploring intricate worlds, finding hidden treasures or aiming for completionist goals.

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