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With the Steam Deck now two years old, Valve's unveiled the handheld's most-played games, from Cyberpunk to Skyrim.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

March 14, 2024

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At a Glance

  • Whether these are fully playable on Steam Deck or not at all, their place on this list shows the success of Valve's handheld.

The Steam Deck turned two years old last month, and Valve is celebrating by revealing 100 of the most-played games on the handheld. That list, which spans from March 2023 to March 2024, presents an interesting range of titles.

In the top 10 games are giants like Baldur's Gate 3, Hogwarts Legacy, and Elden Ring, along with relatively smaller hits like Dave the Diver and Palworld.

Steam Deck support

Interestingly, several titles aren't fully Steam Deck verified. Some have baseline playability, including Helldivers 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Meanwhile, Starfield and Granblue Fantasy: Relink lack any Steam Deck support whatsoever.

While that may not fully matter for Starfield, it may explain Granblue being the Steam Deck's 97th most-played game.

According to Valve, the list was determined by the highest daily active player count. Baldur's Gate 3 gets 100K-150K Steam players per day, which should give you an idea of how many are playing it on the Deck.

Some games made the list just by coming out when they did. Others, like Batman: Arkham Knight, may have been helped by getting verified months (or years) after their initial launch.

Conveniently, a majority of the titles on this list are part of Steam's spring sale, which ends on March 21.

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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