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Need more games? Check out my February Steam Deck Verified picks

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As we approach 14,000 games rated either Playable or Verified for Steam Deck, here's a look over some recently Steam Deck Verified titles if you're in the mood for something new. Currently there's 4,542 games noted to be fully Verified by Valve as of February 19th, 2024.

I'll also list any ProtonDB rating or note if any have a Native Linux version for those interested. 

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank - ProtonDB Platinum

"Turnip Boy is back! This time he’s teaming up with the fearsome Pickled Gang to plan and execute the weirdest heist of all time. Shake down hostages, steal precious valuables, battle the fuzz, and use wacky tools bought off the dark web to move further into the vaults of the Botanical Bank."

Pixel Cafe

"Step into Pixel's shoes in this one-of-a-kind journey that bridges time, memories, and the aroma of fresh coffee. Dive deep into a city balancing its past and future. Engage in intense arcade challenges, immerse yourself in heartfelt stories, and navigate a world crafted in pixel art."

Ultros 

"ULTROS is a psychedelic metroidvania where you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus — a cosmic uterus holding an ancient, demonic being. Trapped in the loop of a black hole, you will have to explore The Sarcophagus and meet its inhabitants to understand the part you play..."

Rail Route - Native Linux

"In Rail Route, you will design, construct, upgrade, and automate your railway network in one of the many maps based on real-life cities worldwide. Dispatch the trains to make the traffic flow and the network grow!"

Goat Simulator 3 - ProtonDB Platinum

"Pilgor's baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; an all-new (at least on Steam), totally realistic, sandbox farmyard experience. Invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore."

ARMORED HEAD - ProtonDB Platinum

"ARMORED HEAD is a miniature shooter, where all the action takes place in one arena. The main character is a gladiator who fights against his opponents in pursuit of the grand prize."

Aground Zero - Native Linux

"The world has ended. You are deep underground, and all alone with a cheery AI companion. You will have to mine and build to survive, and search for other survivors to help you. Will you be able to reach the surface? And what will you find when you get there?"


What have you been playing lately? Drop your latest recommendations in the comments. I've been a little bit suckered into Helldivers 2 right now, so I'm mostly back on my desktop Linux install for that. But once I bring enough freedom to the galaxy, no doubt I will once again be picking my Steam Deck back up to blast through something else.

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Pengling Feb 19
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QuoteWhat have you been playing lately? Drop your latest recommendations in the comments.
I've been digging into the (Linux-based) Evercade line a bit more! I was playing the 1981 Data East maze-chase arcade game Lock 'n' Chase this morning, and it's a really nice variant on the Pac-Man style of maze-chase game, for the era.

I should be taking delivery of the Sunsoft Collection 1 cartridge later today, which has a bunch of greats, but is a special one for me because it contains the only Bomberman game currently available on the platform, Blaster Master Boy (which is in fact Bomber King Scenario 2 - part of a spin-off branch of the Bomberman series).


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Ehvis Feb 19
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Had the flu, so finished Cassette Beasts on Steam Deck. Did play some desktop, but didn't have the head for 3D games for a while so did some Factorio and Autonauts. I was trying to get through Turing Complete before that, but that required way too much of my brain. This weekend was better and tried some No Man's Sky for the free weekend and continued to finish Road To Gehenna DLC in The Talos Principle VR. Still don't really like No Man's Sky. It just doesn't feel like a space game to me. The Talos Principle (and the DLC especially) is still one of the best puzzle games ever made. The VR version is not quite perfect and I only intended to play it a bit to compare difficulty with the second game. But couldn't resist and I'm almost done 100%ing it again.
pete Feb 20
Elden Ring and if I have time, some more Elden Ring :)
Lachu Feb 22
"What do you playing lately?"
Nothing special. Team Fortress 2, Albion Online, Humankind.
Relsre Feb 23
QuoteWhat have you been playing lately? Drop your latest recommendations in the comments.

Not much, just my comfort game Crypt of the NecroDancer (Native Linux)...just realised I've been playing it over the last 8 years and counting, time flies! I have the upcoming SYNCHRONY DLC, but I'm waiting for the 1.0 release to take a proper dive in. Just finished clearing all 4 characters introduced in the AMPLIFIED DLC last night -- now I've got only the 2 hardest (IMHO) base characters to go!

Aside from that, been itching to continue my playthrough of CrossCode (Native Linux), maybe add Dicey Dungeons (Native Linux) and Tangledeep (Native Linux) to my play-list, if I've got the time!


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Relsre Feb 23
Quoting: EhvisHad the flu, so finished Cassette Beasts on Steam Deck.

Hope you're feeling better now, if not soon! As someone who's played Pokemon up to Gen 6, I've been tentatively curious about Cassette Beasts, any specific thoughts you have on it?
Ehvis Feb 23
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Quoting: Relsre
Quoting: EhvisHad the flu, so finished Cassette Beasts on Steam Deck.

Hope you're feeling better now, if not soon! As someone who's played Pokemon up to Gen 6, I've been tentatively curious about Cassette Beasts, any specific thoughts you have on it?

Pretty good game, but not without its flaws. With the base monsters and variations there is an insane amount of variations. Story is ok, but nothing special. Gameplay is a pretty regular turn based combat system with a large number of types with special benefits/disadvantages when fighting enemies of other types. Lots of customisation to do, but I felt that there is way more customisation than there is need to customise. Exploration and environment puzzles were nice and to me that was the highlight of the game. All in all I enjoyed it, but see no real reason to replay it.
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