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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
94% 6,169 votes
93% 8,376 votes
89% 649,571 votes
97% 789 votes
95% 1,602 votes
96% 668 votes
97% 398 votes
93% 1,748 votes
98% 143 votes
98% 115 votes
92% 962 votes
94% 299 votes
89% 3,327 votes
94% 268 votes
86% 14,315 votes
91% 565 votes
100% 50 votes
85% 54,787 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Action 65%
  2. Singleplayer 49%
  3. 3D 43%
  4. Indie 33%
  5. 2D 32%
  6. Casual 31%
  7. Adventure 30%
  8. Shooter 29%
  9. PvP 25%
  10. Strategy 24%
  11. Multiplayer 24%
  12. Combat 23%
  13. RPG 23%
  14. Fantasy 23%
  15. First-Person 22%
  16. Early Access 21%
  17. Arcade 21%
  18. Action-Adventure 20%
  19. Colorful 19%
  20. Third Person 19%
  21. Top-Down 18%
  22. Survival 17%
  23. Pixel Graphics 16%
  24. Exploration 16%
  25. Sci-fi 16%
  26. FPS 15%

The PvE tag stands for "Player versus Environment" and is commonly used in multiplayer online games to describe a gameplay mode or aspect where players cooperate to face and overcome challenges presented by the game's environment or non-player-controlled entities.

In PvE games, players work together towards a common goal, such as completing quests, defeating bosses or enemies, exploring dungeons, or engaging in cooperative activities against computer-controlled opponents. Unlike PvP (Player versus Player) modes where players compete against each other, PvE focuses on teamwork and collaboration.

Here are some key points about PvE gameplay:

  • Cooperative Gameplay PvE encourages players to form groups or teams to overcome challenges that require coordination and strategy. Players complement each other's abilities and work together towards victory.
  • Mission-based Objectives PvE games often present structured missions or quests that require players to accomplish specific objectives within the game world. These objectives could involve defeating powerful adversaries, collecting valuable items, solving puzzles, or exploring hidden areas.
  • NPC Interaction Non-player-controlled characters play an essential role in PvE gameplay. NPCs may provide quest opportunities, offer assistance during combat encounters as AI allies/henchmen/companions or serve as merchants for exchanging goods and services.
  • PvPvE Variations Some games incorporate aspects of both PvP and PvE by introducing competitive elements into typically cooperative environments. For example,Guild Wars 2, which features dynamic events where players cooperate with others but can also engage in PvP battles within specific zones.

A few well-known examples of games with notable PvE elements include:

  • World of Warcraft This massively multiplayer online game features PvE content such as dungeons, raids, and cooperative quests that players can tackle together to challenge powerful bosses and gain valuable loot.
  • Destiny 2 In this first-person shooter with MMO elements, players join forces in PvE activities like strikes, raids, or exploring open-world environments to combat AI-controlled enemies.
  • Minecraft While Minecraft has both creative and survival modes, the latter incorporates PvE mechanics where players cooperate or defend against various hostile creatures while exploring and building their world.

PvE gameplay provides opportunities for cooperation and camaraderie among players as they face challenges together. It allows for a more relaxed and collaborative gaming experience without direct competition against others.

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