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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 4,346 votes
99% 650 votes
96% 964 votes
99% 275 votes
100% 110 votes
90% 1,410 votes
100% 53 votes
100% 42 votes
95% 102 votes
88% 1,335 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Singleplayer 55%
  2. Adventure 48%
  3. Exploration 38%
  4. 2D 37%
  5. Indie 36%
  6. Casual 36%
  7. Action 34%
  8. Atmospheric 32%
  9. 3D 31%
  10. Story Rich 27%
  11. Puzzle 27%
  12. Colorful 26%
  13. Multiple Endings 24%
  14. First-Person 24%
  15. Choices Matter 24%
  16. Pixel Graphics 22%
  17. Open World 20%
  18. Action-Adventure 20%
  19. Simulation 20%
  20. RPG 19%
  21. Cute 19%
  22. Relaxing 18%
  23. Fantasy 17%
  24. Stylized 16%
  25. Horror 15%

The Nonlinear tag in the context of video games refers to the gameplay structure or narrative design that allows players to have freedom and choice in how they progress through the game. Nonlinear games break away from a linear path where players are required to follow a predetermined sequence of events or levels.

In a nonlinear game, players typically have the ability to make decisions that impact their gameplay experience. They can choose different paths, complete objectives in different orders, and explore the game world at their own pace. This nonlinearity adds depth and variety to the gameplay, as each playthrough can result in unique outcomes.

Nonlinear games provide players with agency and allow them to shape their own experience within the game world. Some common features of nonlinear games include:

  • Open-world exploration Nonlinear games often feature expansive open worlds with multiple areas, regions, or zones that can be freely explored. Players can venture off the main questline and discover hidden secrets or side quests.
  • Multiple paths These games offer different routes or branching pathways for players to choose from. They may have multiple endings based on player choices throughout the game.
  • Sandbox mechanics Nonlinear games may provide tools or systems that enable player creativity. Players can experiment with these mechanics and devise their own strategies or solutions for challenges they encounter.

An example of a popular nonlinear game is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In this immersive role-playing game, players are free to explore an expansive open world populated by various factions and characters. They can pursue main quests or engage in countless side quests at their leisure while shaping their character's skills and abilities as they see fit.

The nonlinear nature of these types of games offers players a sense of freedom, autonomy, and the ability to create their own unique experiences. They cater to players who enjoy a more open-ended and less guided approach to gameplay.

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