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Social Deduction

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 104 best Steam games of all time tagged with Social Deduction, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
91% 4,045 votes
89% 2,660 votes
81% 1,424 votes
81% 134 votes
85% 26 votes
100% 1 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Multiplayer 83%
  2. Casual 73%
  3. PvP 70%
  4. Online Co-Op 55%
  5. Co-op 54%
  6. Strategy 53%
  7. Survival 51%
  8. Funny 46%
  9. Action 42%
  10. Indie 42%
  11. 2D 30%
  12. 3D 29%
  13. Mystery 27%
  14. Early Access 27%
  15. Team-Based 27%
  16. Psychological 26%
  17. Party Game 26%
  18. Stealth 25%
  19. Detective 24%
  20. Adventure 22%
  21. First-Person 21%
  22. Cartoony 20%
  23. Horror 20%
  24. Investigation 19%
  25. RPG 19%
  26. Colorful 19%
  27. Stylized 18%
  28. Free to Play 18%
  29. Exploration 17%
  30. Singleplayer 17%
  31. Third Person 16%
  32. Sci-fi 15%
  33. Cute 15%

The Social Deduction tag refers to a genre of games that emphasize deduction, deception, and social interaction between players. These games typically involve a group of players who are assigned different roles and objectives, with some players taking on secret identities or hidden agendas.

In Social Deduction games, the main gameplay revolves around trying to determine who is telling the truth, who is lying, and ultimately unraveling the mysteries or goals of the game. Players must use their powers of deduction, observation skills, and interpersonal communication to outsmart their opponents.

Some key features of Social Deduction games include:

  • Hidden Roles Players are often given secret roles at the beginning of the game that may have unique abilities or objectives. These roles can range from innocent villagers versus werewolves (as seen in One Night Ultimate Werewolf) to crew members versus impostors aboard a spaceship (as seen in Among Us ).
  • Deductive Reasoning The core gameplay revolves around analyzing clues, behaviors, and statements made by other players to deduce their true identities or intentions. It's about determining which information is reliable and uncovering inconsistencies.
  • Social Manipulation Players must use persuasive skills, communication tactics, and bluffing strategies to convince others they are trustworthy while sowing doubt on others' loyalties. This element adds an exciting layer as trust can be easily gained or shattered.

Famous examples of Social Deduction games include:

  • Mafia/Werewolf/Witch Hunt Popular party game iterations like Mafia, Werewolf, or Witch Hunt involve a group of players trying to identify hidden members of the mafia or other supernatural creatures. It revolves around discussion and voting to eliminate suspects.
  • Among Us A multiplayer online game where players work together on a spaceship, but some are impostors disguised as crewmates. Players engage in discussion, complete tasks, and vote off suspicious individuals while impostors plot their sabotage.
  • Secret Hitler A social deduction board game set in pre-World War II Germany where players take on roles such as liberals and fascists. As the politicians attempt to pass their desired policies while hiding their true identities, it becomes a tense battle between opposing ideologies.

Social Deduction games offer an immersive experience that revolves around psychological strategy, logical reasoning, and social dynamics. They provide thrilling opportunities for deception, teamwork, and intense gameplay interactions.

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