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Gameplay feature: Day / Night cycle

Group Description

Games that feature a day and night cycle, including specific time signifiers such as dawn, afternoon, midnight, etc., usually indicated by an in-game clock, graphical background, or any equivalent feature indicating the passing of time. Games that have this feature may also introduce time specific events, such as different monsters, sub-quests, or equivalent events which may only be accessible at a specified period of time.

Games in this game group must also introduce a direct gameplay consequence.

Examples
[For adventure and role-playing games]
Character A receives a sub-quest to hunt down vampires. Shops selling wooden stakes are only open during the day. Vampires do not roam during the day. Hence, character A must buy relevant equipment during the day and wait until nightfall to perform the quest.

[For strategy and simulation games]
Units are harder to detect, travel less frequently, and gain movement penalties at night. However, they are easier to make camouflage checks and can also commence ambush attacks at night more successfully.

Limitations
  • Games that may feature a day and night cycle, however do not additionally feature unique events related to the differences of time (e.g. only a graphical feature) should be excluded from this game group; the passing of time in itself is not enough to qualify for this game group. This also includes games where time is only presented as a deadline reminder or only a graphical feature of limited vision (which is more of a light/darkness feature than it is a day/night cycle feature).

  • Games where a day and night feature is only due to a trigger effect from a plot driven quest (e.g. time only advances when finishing a quest) or due to entering a specific location, should be excluded from this game group. A day and night cycle must always be in effect regardless of the player's actions, unless the game in mention is turned based.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Far Cry 62021Luna, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesUbisoft Entertainment SA4.20
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond2021Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Shining Pearl2021Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Medieval Dynasty2020Windows, Windows AppsToplitz Productions GmbH...
Serin Fate2020Nintendo Switch, WindowsCrytivo Inc....
Mists of Noyah2020Linux, WindowsPyxeralia...
Summer in Mara2020Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesChibig, S.L.U....
Gaia2020WindowsEternal Stardust Studios...
WarCraft III: Reforged2020Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc....
Animal Crossing: New Horizons2020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc.4.55
Metro: Exodus2019Linux, Luna, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Days Gone2019PlayStation 4, WindowsSony Interactive Entertainment America LLC...
Outward2019PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Generation Zero2019PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneAvalanche Studios AB3.51
Eastshade2019PlayStation 4, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox OneEastshade Studios LLC ...
Pokémon Shield2019Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Sword2019Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild2017Nintendo Switch, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.47
Pokémon Ultra Sun2017Nintendo 3DSPokémon Company International, The...
Pokémon Ultra Moon2017Nintendo 3DSPokémon Company International, The...
Xenoblade Chronicles 22017Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Watch_Dogs 22016PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneUbisoft, Inc.3.24
Pokémon Uranium2016WindowsUranium Team...
Virtual-O2016WindowsContours...
Brine2016WindowsAirys Software...
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Selected Covers

Eastshade Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Eastshade
Mists of Noyah Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Mists of Noyah
Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Pokémon Shield
Generation Zero Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Generation Zero
Gaia Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gaia

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Eastshade
Main menu
Screenshot from Generation Zero
The ruins of a church in the middle of a flooded area. You need to small row boat to reach it.
Screenshot from Metro: Exodus
Main menu
Screenshot from Virtual-O
This pistol uses incendiary bullets.
Screenshot from Far Cry 6
Game group created by Alaka (84790), additional games added to group by Cantillon (48890), Rola (8277), Patrick Bregger (269200), POMAH (65126), GTramp (76554), Karsa Orlong (146925), Plokite_Wolf (77233), Michael Cassidy (21113), Alsy (21863), Rik Hideto (456096), Rwolf (19250), chirinea (46977), Spiderkeys (200), Rebound Boy (19539), Harmony♡ (20666), Evolyzer (19655), GoaBim (187), Sciere (771367), jaXen (257672), vileyn0id_8088 (21185), deadaccount (13447), Lampbane (5293), Terok Nor (32097), JudgeDeadd (27450), Parf (7782), Unicorn Lynx (181446), Indra was here (20862), vedder (57105), MAT (229784) and Jimbo Chill
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