Best Steam Deck Games Released in the Past Week – 2022-12-25 Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas! Between 2022-12-18 and 2022-12-25 there were 122 new games validated for the Steam Deck. We use many different features to get to that Best Steam Deck Games list, such as popularity, ratings, and more. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones, split into Verified and Playable games categories:

Steam Deck Verified


Released on 4 Oct, 2017, developed by After Death Team, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: After Death is a platform / exploration game in a dark and hostile world. With the help from lost souls, you will have to find a way to open a gate which seems to be the only exit from this mysterious world infected by monsters.


Released on 27 Jun, 2018, developed by frecle, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: A platform puzzle paint adventure about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box.


Released on 15 Mar, 2018, developed by Mash Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, Simulation, Sports

About the game: PIPE is a physics based BMX experience built for the BMX community designed to simulate realistic BMX motion. Perform over 50 aerial stunts, grind any corner, send big airs in the PIPE! PIPE also includes some fun Easter Eggs for those willing to explore and think outside the box.


Released on 8 Oct, 2020, developed by Happy Ray Games and published by Humble Games.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, RPG

About the game: A turn-based tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.


Released on 12 Jul, 2018, developed by UNKNOWN GAMES, and published by Komodo.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.4 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action

About the game: Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai is a comprehensive rebalance of the popular fighter Koihime Enbu, featuring 14 playable characters, with “Chōryō” and “assist” character “Kaku” joining their rivals on the battlefield for the first time!


Released on 16 Oct, 2019, developed by Early Melon, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Roof Rage is a Martial Arts Platform Fighter featuring epic rooftop battles. Play with up to 8 players locally or 1vs1 online.


Released on 6 Mar, 2017, developed by CAPCOM CO., LTD. and published by CAPCOM U.S.A., INC..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 91 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action

About the game: Marvel and Capcom join forces to deliver the most frenetic 3 vs 3 tag battles ever with Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3. This release comes fully loaded, including all previous DLC, Marvel VS. Capcom : Official Complete Works.


Released on 24 May, 2018, developed by Applimazing, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Casual, Indie, Racing, Simulation, Sports

About the game: The ultimate top-down racing game, with 35 racing classes, over 45 visual stunning tracks, extensive career mode, championship mode and online/offline multiplayer modes.

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Steam Deck Playable


Released on 23 Oct, 2020, developed by Ghostbutter and published by Secret Mode.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 99.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Indie, Simulation

About the game: Snap pictures of 𝓈𝓅𝑜𝑜𝓀𝓎-𝒸𝓊𝓉𝑒 creatures & explore an abandoned wildlife park.


Released on 11 Oct, 2016, developed by Stellar Circle, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 98.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: BLUE REVOLVER is a fresh new shoot-em-up built for newcomers and psychos alike. An adaptive difficulty system tailors the game to your skill level as you fight and flourish to evade the maniac environmental force, “Blue Revolver”!


Released on 14 Aug, 2022, developed by Feperd Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 97.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: High speed 3D action platformer! Join Spark on his latest adventure.


Released on 16 Nov, 2022, developed by Renka, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 95.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, Strategy

About the game: Sunset Routes is an easy and intriguing roguelite game. You can choose your crew, put them in the cabins, select your destination, and set sail. Through a series of choices, you can earn profits during the emergency period of the New World and even decide its fate—unintentionally or on purpose.


Released on 20 May, 2022, developed by Reverie Foundry, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.4 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Simulation, Early Access

About the game: Virtual Circuit Board is the sandbox drawing-based logic simulator where you can build, program, decorate, and simulate anything from simple monochrome circuits to complex and colorful computers. Play with digital logic in this sandbox-only experience.


Released on 13 Oct, 2017, developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 94.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

About the game: At last, the Dungeon Lord has successfully united the forces of evil and established his dark empire. Time for the next step in his most diabolical quest: expansion!


Released on 24 May, 2019, developed by Kremlingames, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 93.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy

About the game: Year 1976, the stormy Cultural revolution has died down, hard times of hongweibing and public critics are coming to an end. Old and sick Mao Zedong will soon leave China to his comrades from CPC. The Cold War is coming into a new phase…


Released on 19 Mar, 2020, developed by yevhen8, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.8 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy, Early Access

About the game: Ostriv is a city-building game that puts you in a role of a governor of an 18th century Ukrainian town to challenge your creative skills and management abilities.


Released on 12 Oct, 2018, developed by Digital Melody and published by Forever Entertainment S. A..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.5 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Casual, Indie

About the game: The game loved by millions of players all around the world – Timberman, now has a brand new, polished axe! Timberman VS – available on PC and consoles, featuring a cross-platform play! Gather your friends and prove that you are a world-class wood chopper!


Released on 22 Aug, 2017, developed by Kucing Rembes and published by Toge Productions, .
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.3 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: MagiCat is a side-scrolling platformer inspired by the retro games from 16-bit era. The game features a cute magical cat adventuring 63 levels, each with their own unique boss battle spread across 7 worlds.


Released on 2 Aug, 2022, developed by DarkStone Digital and published by DreadXP.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 92.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, Indie, Simulation

About the game: Alone with the dead… Embalm corpses, banish demons, save your soul.


Released on 4 Mar, 2021, developed by Home Net Games, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 90.7 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Simulation

About the game: Become a pilot! Immerse in WW1 aerial combat like never before in a captivating VR experience. Be a pilot during the Great War in Warplanes: WW1 Fighters. No matter whether you prefer arcade games or flight simulators – a variety of options will let you adjust the game to your preferences.


Released on 27 Apr, 2017, developed by Joey Drew Studios, self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.9 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, Strategy

About the game: “Bendy and the Ink Machine®” is the first person puzzle action horror game that will forever ruin your childhood love of cartoons.


Released on 17 Jul, 2018, developed by Climax Studios and published by Outright Games Ltd..
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 89.1 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Adventure, RPG

About the game: Ahoy! The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!


Released on 5 Mar, 2009, developed by Epic Games, Inc., self-published.
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 88.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action

About the game: The classic first-person shooter is now completely free. Unreal Tournament 3 X, with crossplay between Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG features more than half-a-dozen online multiplayer modes or defend humanity in the complete single-player campaign!


Released on 25 Apr, 2014, developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, .
[Steam Store Page]

Rating: 88.2 % Positive Ratings

Genre: Action, RPG

About the game: Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, DARK SOULS™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.

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