ProtonDB have released another of their monthly data dumps of user reports for Steam Play, so let's take a look over what happened during September.
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|Grand Theft Auto V||76||16||18|
|Spyro Reignited Trilogy||33||9||10|
|I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator||27||0||6|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||25||19||4|
|No Man's Sky||20||11||4|
|Children of Morta||17||2||10|
|MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD||17||1||9|
|Path of Exile||16||7||6|
|World of Warships||13||3||1|
|Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition||13||0||11|
|FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED||13||8||2|
Noita is an interesting new arrival in the list there that seems quite popular from Nolla Games. A magical action roguelite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Going by the reports it certainly seems like Linux gamers are having a good time with it thanks to Steam Play. Here's a video of Noita running on Manjaro Linux (key provided by the developer):
Be gentle, it was my third time…and everything scared me.
Back to the September info dump now. Let's take a look at what games were first reported during September, sorted by the amount of reports of them being broken. These are titles were Steam Play is either not working or has too many issues to be playable on Linux.
|I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator||20|
|Solasta: Crown of the Magister||4|
|AI: The Somnium Files||4|
|Spyro Reignited Trilogy||4|
Back onto the positive side of things again!
Let's take a look at games being first reported during September that actually did get some good (Gold+) reports showing they should work with Steam Play on Linux shall we?
As always, you should take ProtonDB ratings with a pinch of salt. It's an unofficial website, although there's currently nothing better available. As we can see some games end up with reports mixed between broken and playable. Much like native Linux games it can depend on a lot of factors including GPU, drivers and more. This monthly overview is just to give you a little slice of what people have been testing out and having some luck with.
Just a reminder that some browser plugins are available to help view ratings on the Steam store. For Firefox you can use the 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.
Are you enjoying Steam Play? What have you been testing on Linux? Open up in the comments, maybe help someone find their next game to enjoy.