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Walking Simulator

Category Tier-2 Genre

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.20
100% 524 votes
8.11
97% 975 votes
8.00
99% 247 votes
7.86
97% 236 votes
7.84
90% 4,041 votes
7.80
91% 1,958 votes
7.80
96% 245 votes
7.74
99% 82 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Adventure 72%
  2. Exploration 63%
  3. Atmospheric 59%
  4. First-Person 58%
  5. Singleplayer 56%
  6. 3D 50%
  7. Indie 49%
  8. Casual 42%
  9. Horror 41%
  10. Story Rich 33%
  11. Psychological Horror 31%
  12. Simulation 29%
  13. Puzzle 27%
  14. Mystery 26%
  15. Action 26%
  16. Realistic 24%
  17. Dark 23%
  18. Relaxing 18%
  19. Colorful 17%
  20. Surreal 16%
  21. Linear 15%
  22. Stylized 15%

The Walking Simulator tag refers to a genre of video games that prioritize exploration, atmosphere, and storytelling over traditional gameplay mechanics or challenges. In these games, the primary activity is simply walking and observing the environment, often accompanied by a strong emphasis on narrative or artistic expression.

In a Walking Simulator game, players typically control a character who explores a detailed and immersive world at their own pace. The focus is on experiencing the environment and unraveling the story through environmental cues, dialogue, or audio logs rather than engaging in intense action or puzzles.

Walking Simulators are often praised for their richly crafted environments that showcase impressive visuals and sound design. These games aim to create an atmospheric and contemplative experience for players who enjoy slower-paced gameplay and immersive storytelling.

Some notable examples of Walking Simulators include:

  • Dear Esther Developed by The Chinese Room, this game is considered one of the pioneers in the genre. It takes players on an introspective journey through beautiful landscapes while listening to poetic narrations about loss and grief.
  • Gone Home Created by Fullbright Company, this game focuses on uncovering a mystery by exploring an empty house as players piece together fragments of a family's story through exploration and interactive objects.
  • Firewatch Developed by Campo Santo Studio, Firewatch combines stunning visuals with an intriguing narrative set in Wyoming's wilderness. Players assume the role of a fire lookout named Henry as he encounters personal dilemmas and explores his surroundings.

While Walking Simulators may not offer traditional gameplay challenges like combat or puzzle-solving found in other genres, they provide unique opportunities for immersion, reflection, emotional engagement, fulfilling narratives, thought-provoking themes, and a different type of gaming experience that caters to players seeking a more relaxed and story-centric approach.

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