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It's looking like Linux may hit 3,000 games on Steam by the end of 2016

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It was only in September that Linux hit about 2,500 games on Steam and around a month later we've amassed another 200+, so if this keeps up it looks like we will break another milestone.

We currently have, according to Steam, 2,715 games on Linux, but we do need to make allowances for Steam's rubbish filtering system which ends up showing a few that have yet to release. Still, this is amazing progress to amass nearly 3,000 games that support Linux.

Steam for Linux was officially released on 14 Feb, 2013 with little over 50 titles for us, and when you take into consideration that a little over three years ago that number was a big fat zero, it's brilliant steady progress for us.

I know that the overall number can feel meaningless (something I see people say often when this comes up) when you see a bunch of poorly received titles come to Linux, but the vast majority of games are actually quite good. I have 748 games in total in my personal Steam account that support Linux (out of 856 total), 99% of them are really great. I would have a lot more, if I had the time. I genuinely do stare at my Steam library often not knowing what to play, as the amount of choices can be overwhelming.

What we truly need are more high quality day-1 releases to really help push the platform further. That has been happening more and more, so hopefully that trend will also continue.

I'm pretty damn pleased with this year, it's easily our biggest year due to so many factors. 2017 sure is going to be fun. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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cRaZy-bisCuiT 8 Nov, 2016
I think we do not have any problem with having a lot of games: No one never ever can play so many games. Still we have a lack of high quality games in comparison to Windows. I don't necessarily mean AAA titles - but in general.
whm1974 9 Nov, 2016
At least we are getting more AAA titles. I don't know about you, but I seem to buy games on sale cheap and then forget about them.
oldrocker99 9 Nov, 2016
Quoting: whm1974At least we are getting more AAA titles. I don't know about you, but I seem to buy games on sale cheap and then forget about them.

The story of my life. I frequently go to the game's store page to remind me what it is when I have so freaking many games.
whitewolfguy 9 Nov, 2016
It's good to know that. Now we really need more day-1 releases. I hope that this amount of games released for Linux will help us increase marketshare, and this way, we will have more games with more quality.
GustyGhost 9 Nov, 2016
You jinxed it. 2999 Linux games on Steam by 11:59pm December 31, UTC -10.
ElectricPrism 9 Nov, 2016
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTI think we do not have any problem with having a lot of games: No one never ever can play so many games. Still we have a lack of high quality games in comparison to Windows. I don't necessarily mean AAA titles - but in general.

Perhaps, still I think some of the following titles could classify as "quality"

✓ Bastion
✓ Undertale
✓ Ark
✓ Dota 2
✓ Civilization V
✓ Terraria
✓ Starbound
✓ AudioSurf 2
✓ Cities: Skylins
✓ Half Life 2
✓ Portal
✓ Portal 2
✓ Team Fortress 2
✓ Distance
✓ DiRT Showdown
✓ BioShock Infinite
✓ LISA
✓ Left for Dead 2
✓ Metro 2033 Redux
✓ Metro Last Light Redux
✓ Natural Selection 2
✓ Road Redemption
✓ Pac-Man 256
✓ Serious Sam 3: BFE
✓ Talos Principle
✓ System Shock 2
✓ World of Goo
✓ Saints Row
✓ Mad Max
✓ Super Meat Boy
✓ Binding Of Isaac
✓ GMod
✓ Grid
✓ Borderlands
✓ Life is Strange
✓ Lethal League
✓ Half Life 2: Update
✓ Counter Strike Source
✓ Counter Strike Global Offensive
✓ Rocket League
✓ Tomb Raider
✓ GRID Autosport
✓ Geometry Wars
✓ Bro Force
✓ Transistor
✓ Left 4 Dead
✓ Stardew Valley
✓ Battle Block Theater
✓ Super Meat Boy
✓ ...etc

In the end, Linux hasn't yet gained everything but there are many good games to play.
Eike 9 Nov, 2016
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Quoting: ElectricPrismPerhaps, still I think some of the following titles could classify as "quality"

Not up-to-date, but some more quality games:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/wiki/Games_worth_your_bucks
Linas 9 Nov, 2016
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But... but it doesn't have the latest Call of Assassins Honor, therefore your argument is invalid!

Seriously though, I haven't heard this argument in a while. Even the biggest Linux-skeptics I know agree that Linux has gone a long way, and we really do have a healthy selection of games.
seguleh 9 Nov, 2016
@Linas: no, we don't. We don't have neither "Elite: Dangerous" nor "Star Citizen" :D. We must have one of them, cause I have to play it on Linux ;)
Of those 3000, how many are real BIG games with day 1 release?
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