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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.36
96% 14,779 votes
8.31
95% 12,170 votes
8.28
98% 2,173 votes
8.07
95% 1,292 votes
8.02
100% 221 votes
8.02
92% 9,419 votes
7.94
93% 1,406 votes
7.90
93% 1,557 votes
7.72
97% 109 votes
7.66
93% 239 votes
7.63
89% 978 votes
7.62
91% 487 votes
7.61
89% 1,150 votes
7.56
88% 1,061 votes
7.54
100% 34 votes
7.48
100% 29 votes
7.48
86% 1,857 votes
7.41
100% 24 votes
7.38
95% 44 votes
7.35
89% 198 votes
7.35
95% 41 votes
7.34
100% 20 votes
7.33
95% 40 votes
7.33
97% 30 votes
7.31
94% 47 votes
7.29
87% 236 votes

Correlated tags

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

  1. Action 62%
  2. Casual 60%
  3. Singleplayer 51%
  4. Indie 45%
  5. Platformer 44%
  6. Arcade 43%
  7. 3D 42%
  8. Adventure 38%
  9. 2D 37%
  10. Colorful 32%
  11. 3D Platformer 26%
  12. Action-Adventure 23%
  13. Cute 23%
  14. Racing 23%
  15. Third Person 22%
  16. 2D Platformer 22%
  17. Atmospheric 21%
  18. Pixel Graphics 21%
  19. Funny 19%
  20. Side Scroller 19%
  21. Parkour 18%
  22. Precision Platformer 17%
  23. Family Friendly 16%
  24. First-Person 16%
  25. Stylized 16%
  26. Cartoony 16%

The Runner tag refers to a genre of video games that features fast-paced, continuous movement as the core gameplay mechanic. In runner games, players control a character or object that is constantly moving forward with no ability to stop or slow down. The primary objective is to navigate through obstacles, avoid hazards, and reach the end of each level.

The gameplay in runner games often requires quick reflexes and precise timing as players must make split-second decisions to jump over gaps, slide under obstacles, or perform other actions to evade hazards. The levels are typically designed in a way that challenges the player's agility and ability to react swiftly.

Some common characteristics of runner games include:

  • Endless Gameplay Many runner games feature an endless mode where players try to achieve high scores by lasting as long as possible without crashing into obstacles or falling off the course.
  • Pick-up-and-Play Runner games are known for their simplicity and accessibility. They often have straightforward controls and can be easily picked up and played by gamers of all skill levels.
  • Aesthetic Variety Runner games come in various visual themes ranging from futuristic sci-fi settings to fantasy realms or even mundane environments like city streets. This diversity adds flavor to the gameplay experience.

Examples of popular runner game titles include:

  • Temple Run series Developed by Imangi Studios, these mobile games challenge players to navigate diverse environments while being chased by demonic monkey creatures.
  • Celeste Created by Matt Makes Games Inc., this critically acclaimed platformer incorporates elements of both precision platforming and traditional runner mechanics within its heartfelt story-driven experience.
  • Canabalt A simple but influential indie game that popularized the runner genre. Players control a character fleeing from an unknown threat, leaping across rooftops in a pixelated grayscale cityscape.

The Runner tag encompasses games that deliver fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping gameplay where players must react quickly and navigate obstacles with precision. These games offer a sense of constant motion and provide an exciting challenge for those seeking intense action-packed experiences.

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