The latest report is out from Valve on what was popular and sold well during December 2021. Let's take a look at what to expect from the list in terms of basic compatibility on Linux and the Steam Deck.
Each month Valve goes over the previous month to show off games doing well, with it including titles across different genres and both Early Access titles and full releases. As usual, it's a mix between native Linux games and those that require running the Windows version through Steam Play Proton.
So here's how they work on Linux. Starting with the ones that do work:
- After the Fall (VR) - Proton.
- Chorus - Proton.
- DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires - Proton.
- Fights in Tight Spaces - Proton.
- Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach - Proton, performance not great.
- GTFO - Proton.
- ICARUS - Proton, performance not great.
- Karryn's Prison (NSFW) - Proton
- Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX - Proton, intro videos don't work.
- Ready or Not - Proton.
- Rune Factory 4 Special - Proton.
- Sands of Salzaar - Proton, may need Proton-GE for videos.
- Shadow Tactics: Aiko's Choice - Linux native
- Thunder Tier One - Proton.
- Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts - Proton.
- Wartales - Proton.
- WorldBox - God Simulator - Linux native
Broken due to anti-cheat:
- ANVIL - Proton
As expected, most games do not offer native Linux support, so you will continue to need Proton for desktop Linux gaming and for the Steam Deck when it launches on February 25. Good to see so many working well though! Proton really has come a long way on compatibility.
You can check out the list on Steam.