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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
Summer in Mara2020Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesChibig, S.L.U....
Serin Fate2020WindowsCrytivo Inc....
WarCraft III: Reforged2020Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc....
Animal Crossing: New Horizons2020Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc.4.48
Mists of Noyah2020Linux, WindowsPyxeralia...
Medieval Dynasty2020WindowsToplitz Productions GmbH...
Gaia2020WindowsEternal Stardust Studios...
Metro: Exodus2019PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Days Gone2019PlayStation 4Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC...
Outward2019PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Generation Zero2019PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneAvalanche Studios AB...
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.4.50
Pokémon Ultra Sun2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Ultra Moon2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Xenoblade Chronicles 22017Nintendo SwitchNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Uranium2016WindowsUranium Team...
Virtual-O2016WindowsContours...
Brine2016WindowsAirys Software...
Pokémon Sun2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Pokémon Moon2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Xenoblade Chronicles X2015Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
XenobladeX2015Wii UNintendo Co., Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Eastshade Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Eastshade
Pokémon Sun Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Sun
Days Gone PlayStation 4 Front Cover 2019 version
Front cover for Days Gone
Generation Zero Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Generation Zero

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Eastshade
Splash screen
Screenshot from Days Gone
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
Game group created by Alaka (77476), additional games added to group by Cantillon (35022), Rola (8288), Patrick Bregger (256988), GTramp (68082), Karsa Orlong (146696), Plokite_Wolf (44986), Michael Cassidy (21142), Alsy (18818), Rik Hideto (379883), Rwolf (18294), chirinea (46640), Spiderkeys (200), NGC 5194 (17578), Harmony♡ (20673), Evolyzer (19329), GoaBim (187), Sciere (710145), Daedolon (5495), jaXen (257870), vileyn0id_8088 (21185), googleuser (13409), Lampbane (4433), Terok Nor (30289), JudgeDeadd (26823), Parf (7786), Unicorn Lynx (181490), Indra was here (20891), vedder (50853), MAT (220731) and Koterminus (29730)
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