Between 2023-03-19 and 2023-03-26 there were 95 new games validated for the Steam Deck. As usual we look at what games should make the cut to be in this Best Steam Deck Games list, by using popularity, ranking and other features as criteria. Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting ones, separated in Verified and Playable categories:
Steam Deck Verified
MAIDEN AND SPELL
Released on 24 Feb, 2020, developed by mino_dev and published by mino_dev, . [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 98.8 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Action, Indie
About the game: Maiden & Spell is a magical girl battle game, set in a cutesy fantasy world. Select from one of eight young ladies to battle 1 on 1 with a friend, or fight your way through a series of bosses and learn the secrets of The Kingdom of Stars.
Steam Deck Playable
HOPE LEFT ME
Released on 10 Mar, 2023, developed by Astrophysics and published by .orphans. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 99.1 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Casual, Indie
About the game: You wake up in a mysterious place, alone and freezing to death, the only person around seems to be a weird girl with a long sleeve soviet jersey.
PARANORMASIGHT: THE SEVEN MYSTERIES OF HONJO
Released on 8 Mar, 2023, developed by Square Enix, self-published. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 97.4 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Adventure, RPG, Simulation
About the game: How far would you go to bring someone back from the dead? Discover the depths that some will go to in this horror-adventure game.
Released on 14 Apr, 2019, developed by Lost in Days Studio, self-published. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 97.3 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Simulation, Early Access
About the game: Go on a trip through time! Experience the freedom of traveling into any date, hour and minute in time between the years 1 and 2030! Help your best friend Edward in his scientific affairs! Watch out for the Time Agents & avoid yourself!
Released on 12 Sep, 2022, developed by Moral Anxiety Studio and published by Assemble Entertainment. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 96.4 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
About the game: Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG that uses isometric pixel art and combines mechanics borrowed from RPGs, Visual Novels, adventure games and interactive fiction.
Released on 3 Aug, 2007, developed by id Software, and published by Bethesda Softworks. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 96.3 % Positive Ratings
About the game: Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. With Quake (Enhanced), experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original.
SPOOKY’S JUMP SCARE MANSION (Free Game)
Released on 28 Jul, 2015, developed by Lag Studios, self-published. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 94.6 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Free to Play, Indie
About the game: Can you survive 1000 rooms of cute terror? Or will you break once the cuteness starts to fade off and you’re running for your life from the unspeakable hideous beings that shake and writhe in bowels of this house? They wait for you, they wait and hunger for meeting you.
Released on 6 Feb, 2023, developed by Sting, self-published. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 94.4 % Positive Ratings
Genre: RPG, Simulation, Early Access
About the game: In order to recapture her homeland, Yggdra gathers her allies and confronts the empire. "Yggdra Union" is a tactics RPG that features three elements: the "Union System", in which players team up with her allies to launch attacks, the exhilarating "Clash" through army battles, and the "Tactics Card".
Released on 11 Mar, 2022, developed by Mr. Pink and published by HypeTrain Digital. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 94.3 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
About the game: Eat weapons, be scared and question your own mind in this Survival-Horror FPS Prop Hunt Roguelike about meat. Now with online Co-op and Versus modes. Walls are watching you!
OZYMANDIAS: BRONZE AGE EMPIRE SIM
Released on 11 Oct, 2022, developed by The Secret Games Company and published by Goblinz Publishing, . [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 92.6 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
About the game: Build an empire in a single sitting. All the strategy of a classic 4X in a faster format, which also shines in multiplayer.
BUD SPENCER & TERENCE HILL - SLAPS AND BEANS
Released on 20 Apr, 2018, developed by Trinity Team and published by Buddy Productions GmbH. [Steam Store Page]
Rating: 91.9 % Positive Ratings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
About the game: Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in their first virtual adventure. Slaps And Beans is a co-operative or single player scrolling beat’ em up game with the addition of platform elements and mini-games in which you’ll interpret the characters of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill