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Posted by , 11 February 2017 at 12:05 pm UTC / 16350 views
It's official! Steam has hit another milestone for Linux games. We now have over 3,000 Linux games to fill our time with. The exact count for me right now is 3,008!

I know, quality over quantity, but with quantity we get the possibility for more good games. I have hundreds in my own Steam library and 99% of them are great.

We've recently had Civilization VI, next week we have HITMAN and next month we have DiRT Rally! So there are some great titles still to come even this early in the year.

I know we have many more great releases due this year too, some big and some small. It really is going to be a fantastic year for Linux gaming. Cossacks 3 even has a release date now, which should be good for strategy fans!

With Valve planning to remove Greenlight in favour of Steam Direct, this could slow down a bit depending on the amount they set for developers to pay to get each game on Steam. Especially free games, they will likely see a slowdown.

Have you picked up anything really good lately? Let me know in the comments!
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EndeavourAccuracy commented on 11 February 2017 at 12:19 pm UTC

liamdaweThe exact count for me right now is 3,008!

Same here in the Netherlands.
When I set "Narrow by OS" to SteamOS + Linux, and set "Show selected types" to Games, the overview on the left says "showing 1 - 25 of 3008".
And remains 3008 when going to page 121.

(This is when sorting by Release date. For some reason, all other sorting - except, for obvious reasons, User Reviews - gives me 3163. The store has had this inconsistency for years.)


liamdawe commented on 11 February 2017 at 12:23 pm UTC

EndeavourAccuracy
liamdaweThe exact count for me right now is 3,008!

Same here in the Netherlands.
When I set "Narrow by OS" to SteamOS + Linux, and set "Show selected types" to Games, the overview on the left says "showing 1 - 25 of 3008".
And remains 3008 when going to page 121.

(This is when sorting by Release date. For some reason, all other sorting - except, for obvious reasons, User Reviews - gives me 3163. The store has had this inconsistency for years.)
Other sorting methods show games due for release that haven't actually released yet.


wvstolzing commented on 11 February 2017 at 12:24 pm UTC

Here's a pretty interesting looking new indie title that's also on Linux:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/414330

Check out the trailers. It piques my interest particularly because I've spent 8 years in Chicago's south side; but the premise is unique nevertheless.


cRaZy-bisCuiT commented on 11 February 2017 at 1:36 pm UTC

As you can see how fast we went from 2.000 to 3.000 this first perfectly to the topic of Steam direct: I don't want to see many games, but good ones. I don't have the time and I'm not willing to test those and return them if I'm not convinced, I'll have the chance to buy good ones in the first place. May it be Indie or, especially on Steam, AAA games.

Cheers,
Laurens


Kimyrielle commented on 11 February 2017 at 4:21 pm UTC

That was fast? Didn't we just celebrate the 2,000 milestone? oO

Other than that...yeah, I am after quality games these days. I am pretty sure I'd trade at least 1,500 of these games for Fallout 4.


slaapliedje commented on 11 February 2017 at 4:43 pm UTC

I have to share some of my Linux gaming frustrations here. Seems to be a terrible trend where 'couch gaming' works better on Windows than it does on Linux.

Case in point, Hero Siege and Death Road to Canada. Hero Siege; something with their engine port to Linux breaks input, so controllers don't work. Death Road to Canada; Over Steam Link, I couldn't get the second controller (first was Steam Controller, second was Xbox 360) to work in Linux. Yet both of these work fine in Windows.

And this happens with far too many games. I don't know if the Devs just don't care, or (like Hero Siege) they just can't spend the time to patch their game to get it to work right.

I can't say it's only Linux games though, still can't figure out how to play Marvel Ultimate Alliance to work over the Link, and that's through Windows... so, it definitely is causing some of this pain.

But more on topic, it's fantastic that we've hit over 3k! I still remember being excited that Loki had released a few commercial games!

(on a side note, anyone have the newer installer for Myth for Linux? The links which shouldn't be that old were all broken when I was looking a week ago.)


Elvanex commented on 11 February 2017 at 5:02 pm UTC

wvstolzingHere's a pretty interesting looking new indie title that's also on Linux:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/414330

Check out the trailers. It piques my interest particularly because I've spent 8 years in Chicago's south side; but the premise is unique nevertheless.

That actually looks really good. Thanks for sharing it!


EndeavourAccuracy commented on 11 February 2017 at 5:47 pm UTC

liamdaweOther sorting methods show games due for release that haven't actually released yet.

Oh, yeah.

It's strange that I wrote it's "obvious" that the count is different when sorting by User Reviews, but then didn't follow the same reasoning for games without releases.


Beamboom commented on 11 February 2017 at 6:54 pm UTC

You got SEVERAL hundred games for Linux on your account, and 99% of them are what you would describe as GREAT? OK sounds like you're easily pleased then, I must say.

I got around 200 games now I guess (don't remember exactly), and I can easily say 10% are a pure waste of time, 40% mediocre, the rest being what I'd describe as "quite good" or higher. The ones I'd say are "great" would be maybe 15-20%. And that's after I've done a decision on what to purchase.

I mean, let's be honest about the quality ratio here.


Last edited by Beamboom at 11 February 2017 at 7:00 pm UTC


Purple Library Guy commented on 11 February 2017 at 7:23 pm UTC

BeamboomYou got SEVERAL hundred games for Linux on your account, and 99% of them are what you would describe as GREAT? OK sounds like you're easily pleased then, I must say.

I got around 200 games now I guess (don't remember exactly), and I can easily say 10% are a pure waste of time, 40% mediocre, the rest being what I'd describe as "quite good" or higher. The ones I'd say are "great" would be maybe 15-20%. And that's after I've done a decision on what to purchase.

I mean, let's be honest about the quality ratio here.
Well, yeah, but he's a pro--games is what he does, he talks to game people (both developers and critics) constantly and so on. Probably it's partly that he gets better information before he buys and so only ends up with games that are genuinely to his taste.

Anyway, 3000, woot! and stuff. It does seem like just a couple of months since 2000, this is getting ridiculous.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy at 11 February 2017 at 7:24 pm UTC


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