Most played games on the Steam deck
Valve revealed the top 20 games which was most played on the Steam deck for November 2022, and it has some surprising titles.
Steam Deck Top 20 Games – November 2022
1. Vampire Survivor
“Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against hundreds of monsters thrown at you.”
Indie rogue-lite Vampire Survivors that took the gaming world by storm is the most played game on Steam Deck in November. Its bite-sized runs of fifteen to thirty minutes are perfect for outdoor play sessions outside with the platform. A couple of runs of Vampire Survivors is a perfect way to kill time when you’re away from your battle station and don’t want to play anything too mechanically intensive.
2. Persona 5 Royal
“Put on your mask and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as they stage grand heists, infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and cause them to change their ways!”
Persona 5 Royal was previously a PlayStation exclusive before being made available for Steam, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in October this year. The turn-based gameplay plus the fact that it was released with a Nintendo Switch version meant that developer-publisher Atlus tailored this version of the game to be played on handheld consoles, so it’s on this list as the second most played title on the Steam Deck is no surprise.
3. THE FIRE RING
“THE NEW FANTASY ACTION RPG. Arise, tarry, and be guided by grace to wield the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the lands between.”
The first game that relies heavily on mechanical skills comes in third: Elden Ring. The fact that a game like Elden Ring is on this list is a testament to the handheld’s capabilities. As a AAA title, it’s impressive that the Steam deck can perform the dodges, rolls and well-timed strikes reliably enough to put the FromSoftware title on this list.
4. Cyberpunk 2077
“Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world action-adventure role-playing game set in the dark future of Night City – a dangerous megalopolis obsessed with power, glamor and incessant body modification.”
Cyberpunk 2077 reclaimed its name and became relevant again this year due to several reasons, one being the success of the Netflix show Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and another being the massive waves of bug fixes and additional content that CD PROJEKT RED has been slowly implementing throughout the year.
5. Stardew Valley
“You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?”
Perhaps the only truly relaxing game in the top 10, farming simulator Stardew Valley comes in at fifth place. Developed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone and originally released in 2016, Stardew Valley has made its way onto a number of platforms, including portables such as the Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS. It is a great road trip game with the ability to play with friends and family with the multiplayer feature.
6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
“Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features such as remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen reflections and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of mods to PC and consoles. New missions, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there’s no limit to what you can experience.”
This decade-old game still somehow maintains its relevance and is the sixth most played game on the Steam deck this month. Nothing beats sitting down and doing a couple of side quests or terrorizing a village with Dragon Shouts to pass the time.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
“As war rages across the Northern Kingdom, you take on the biggest contract of your life – to track down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can change the shape of the world.”
The trend of AAA games continues with another CD PROJEKT RED title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Open world RPGs seem to be the player’s choice of what to play on the handheld, perhaps for a short escape or an easy way to kill time.
8. Bro tattoo
“Brotato is a top-down arena shooter roguelite where you play a potato using up to 6 weapons at a time to battle hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to craft unique builds and survive until help arrives.”
A surprising entry comes in at 7th place: Brotato. Similar to Vampire Survivors, Brotato is a top-down shooter where your potato gets more and more weapons to fight off hordes of aliens. Nothing beats brain death when you’re sitting in a diner with a few minutes to spare.
9. Red Dead Redemption 2
Right back in open world games, Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in ninth. Given the size and scope of this game, there’s always something to do whether you play for 15 minutes or 3 hours.
10. Fallout 4
“Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.”
The dominance of AAA and open world continues with a second Bethesda game in the form of Fallout 4. Despite being older than some of the other titles on this list, Fallout 4 has the Bethesda trademark to stay relevant and keep pace with more modern releases.
“Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash your way through the underworld in this roguelike dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre”
12. Grand Theft Auto V
“When a young street fighter, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath become embroiled in some of the most terrifying and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the US government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city where they can trust no one, least of all each other.”
13. No Man’s Sky
“No Man’s Sky is a game of exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.”
14. Kill the Sprout
“We merged card games and roguelikes to create the best single-player deck builder we could. Create a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and slay the spawn!”
15. The God of War
“His revenge against the gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…and teach his son to do the same. »
16. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
“When Isaac’s mother begins to hear God’s voice demanding that a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the cellar and faces hordes of angry enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and finally his mother.”
17. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
“Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered introduces a seasoned Peter Parker battling major crime and iconic villains in Marvel’s New York.”
“A sci-fi colony sim powered by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade and more.”
19. Tactics Ogre: Reborn
“Tactic Ogre, the crown jewel of the tactical RPG genre, is reborn! Based on the 2010 release, the game features improved graphics and sound, as well as updated game design, bringing to life a new Tactics Ogre that stays true to its roots.”
20: THE MONSTER HUNTER RISE
“To the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment in the award-winning and best-selling Monster Hunter series, you’ll become a hunter, explore brand new maps and use a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters as part of an all-new action.”