Another month has come and go and so ProtonDB, the super handy unofficial tracker for Steam Play compatibility ratings has released another data dump.
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Once again, here's a quick look over some points shown in the data. August had a total of 3,848 reports sent in with ProtonDB showing a total of 56,345 reports overall. From that, ProtonDB is currently reporting 6,129 "games work" which ProtonDB base on those with at least one gold rating or higher.
Let's do something a little differently for August and start our dive by taking a look at the top 20 most rated games across the month. Sorted by total number of ratings, while also showing how many were Platinum or Gold to give you a good idea how they run overall.
|No Man's Sky||118||28||30|
|Grand Theft Auto V||47||18||21|
|Path of Exile||29||12||7|
|Age of Wonders: Planetfall||27||0||15|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||27||23||1|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition||22||1||9|
|Age of Empires: Definitive Edition||21||0||0|
|FINAL FANTASY XIV Online||18||2||14|
|Remnant: From the Ashes||17||0||1|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||15||10||3|
|MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD||14||3||7|
No Man's Sky had an absolutely massive update recently with a ton of new and expanded features so it's naturally top of the list. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a brand new release, one hotly anticipated by strategy game fans so it's not exactly surprising to see it there.
What games have sadly had a number of broken reports through August? If it has a high number, it's likely one to avoid for now until a later version of Proton may fix it.
|Age of Empires: Definitive Edition||23|
|Age of Wonders: Planetfall||9|
|Metal Wolf Chaos XD||5|
|KILL la KILL -IF||2|
I'll admit I'm personally quite sad that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition doesn't yet work with Steam Play. AoE is a game I have such fond memories of playing at a grandparents house, being able to play that smoothly on Linux would be pretty sweet don't you think?
Now onto the brighter side again of Steam Play. What games only first being reported in August had some good reports on them (Gold+)?
Hopefully some of you found that interesting. May have more stats to come in a few days, after I decide what else to take a look at. If you wish to look at the data yourself, it's on GitHub.
If you wish to make viewing ratings easier, there are some web browser plugins you can install. There's the Firefox plugin ProtonDB for Steam which adds the rating to store pages. Additionally, there's also the Augmented Steam plugin for Firefox and Chrome which adds a handy link to the ProtonDB entry but it doesn't show ratings yet, it does however have a lot of extras that you might find useful anyway.
What have you been testing out with Steam Play in the last month or so? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments.