Best Steam Deck Games Released in the Past Week – 2022-12-19 Edition, with FFVII Crisis Core and Dwarf Fortress

Between 2022-12-12 and 2022-12-19 there were 90 new games validated for the Steam Deck. This time two fairly big entries, with FFVII Crisis Core Remastered as Verified, and Dwarf Fortress as Playable. Here’s a quick pick of the other most interesting ones:

Steam Deck Verified

DAVE THE DIVER

Released on 26 Oct, 2022, developed by MINTROCKET, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 97.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, RPG, Early Access

About the game: Welcome to ‘DAVE THE DIVER’, a marine adventure set in the mysterious Blue Hole. Explore the sea with Dave by day, and run a sushi restaurant at night. Uncover the secrets of the Blue Hole, and unwrap this deep sea mystery involving 3 friends, each with distinct personalities. New adventures await.

THE DISHWASHER: VAMPIRE SMILE

Released on 12 May, 2017, developed by Ska Studios, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: The followup to 2009’s Dead Samurai, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is a combo-fueled, fast-paced, stylistic 2D action platformer that features the series’ staple gritty, graphic novel-inspired art style, built on a new engine that allows for an even more visually gruesome experience.

CHOO-CHOO CHARLES

Released on 9 Dec, 2022, developed by Two Star Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: Navigate an open-world island in an old train, upgrade it over time, and use it to fight an evil spider train named Charles.

SUPER HYDORAH

Released on 20 Sep, 2017, developed by Locomalito, and published by Abylight Studios.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Super Hydorah is a nonlinear horizontal shoot’ em up designed to offer a challenging experience, sublimating the richness of traditional shmup classics. Face the menace of the Meroptians aboard the Delta Lance, alone or with your friends in this game with direct action and nostalgic art.

PRAETORIANS – HD REMASTER

Released on 24 Jan, 2020, developed by Torus Games, and published by Kalypso Media.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.4 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Strategy

About the game: Relive the celebrated real-time strategy classic Praetorians, re-imagined in high definition. Praetorians is set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire.

STRIKEY SISTERS

Released on 1 Jun, 2017, developed by DYA Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 90.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Casual, Indie

About the game: Say hello to a fantasy themed action arcade brick breaker! Featuring cute characters, silly humor, powerful magic, crazy bosses, and even local 2 player co-op mode!

CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION

Released on 13 Dec, 2022, developed by Square Enix, and published by Square Enix.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 90 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, RPG

About the game: CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION is a remaster of CRISIS CORE featuring updated graphics, combat systems and soundtrack. Follow the tale of SOLDIER operative Zack Fair, as he discovers the secrets of Shinra’s dark experiments.


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Steam Deck Playable

TOUHOU KANJUDEN ~ LEGACY OF LUNATIC KINGDOM.

Released on 1 Apr, 2019, developed by 上海アリス幻樂団 and published by Mediascape Co., Ltd..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 98.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: 月の都から敵が攻めてきた! その弾幕が過去最狂難易度を誇るのは当然だろう? ピュアーでルナティックなシューティング幻想!

TOUHOU LUNA NIGHTS

Released on 25 Feb, 2019, developed by Team Ladybug, and published by WSS playground, .
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 97.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: Touhou Luna Nights is a Metroidvania title with a heavy emphasis on exploration and action.  Developed by Team Ladybug, creators of multiple fantastic action games thus far.

DWARF FORTRESS

Released on 6 Dec, 2022, developed by Bay 12 Games and published by Kitfox Games.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 96.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: RPG, Simulation, Strategy

About the game: The deepest, most intricate simulation of a world that’s ever been created. The legendary Dwarf Fortress is now on Steam. Build a fortress and try to help your dwarves survive against a deeply generated world.

DEADBOLT

Released on 14 Mar, 2016, developed by Hopoo Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 96.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: DEADBOLT is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising.

SHOVEL KNIGHT: SPECTER OF TORMENT

Released on 5 Apr, 2017, developed by Yacht Club Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. Experience perfect platforming, world-class visuals, impeccable stage design, incredible music, and even meet a friend or two in Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!

THE ENTROPY CENTRE

Released on 3 Nov, 2022, developed by Stubby Games and published by Playstack.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure

About the game: Think in reverse. Outsmart the impossible. A mind-bending first-person adventure where you solve ingenious and complex puzzles by rewinding objects through time.

TRACKS – THE TRAIN SET GAME

Released on 14 Nov, 2019, developed by Whoop Group and published by Excalibur Games.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, Racing, Simulation

About the game: Jump into the ultimate toy sandbox and build the train set of your dreams! Create colourful railway systems, decorate beautiful towns, transport commuting passengers, and even ride your train in first-person.

TROUBLE WITCHES ORIGIN – EPISODE1 DAUGHTERS OF AMALGAM –

Released on 21 Nov, 2016, developed by Studio SiestA and published by Rocket-Engine Co.,Ltd..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: That witches come back undergone a power-up further! New character is entered! All 6stages Arcade version of all re-adjust the resolution of the base in 1280×720! “Magic Circle system” is easy-to-use adjustment! Full voice all by the story undergoes new writing.

PANZER CORPS GOLD

Released on 12 Mar, 2014, developed by Flashback Games, and published by Slitherine Ltd..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Strategy

About the game: The ultimate edition of Panzer Corps, containing hundreds of scenarios and all its expansions. Panzer Corps Gold is the culmination of the wargame that has enthralled millions of fans all around the globe, and now it’s your chance to fully experience a real classic.

FUN WITH RAGDOLLS: THE GAME

Released on 17 Sep, 2019, developed by Jadon Barnes, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 90.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie, Simulation

About the game: Become a ragdoll and create your own environments in Sandbox Mode, explore worlds created by others, or just flop around your destructible sets! Fun with Ragdolls: The Game lets you enjoy everything you love about ragdolls!

FLIPPING DEATH

Released on 6 Aug, 2018, developed by Zoink Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.6 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Indie

About the game: Possess the living, aid the dead and flip between the worlds of Flipping Death – a puzzling adventure platformer where you find yourself filling in for Death. Maybe your new powers will help you solve the mystery of your own demise?

WEST HUNT

Released on 14 Jun, 2022, developed by NewGen and published by Wandering Wizard.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Casual, Indie, Early Access

About the game: West Hunt is a 1-6 player social deduction game set in the Old West! Among the hardworking townsfolk hides an Outlaw or two causing mischief and mayhem across town. Luckily, there are eagle-eyed Sheriffs ready to sniff them out! No matter what role you play, you’re sure to have a hog-killin’ time!


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