Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way since its extremely rocky launch. It seems like just yesterday that Sony pulled Cyberpunk from their digital shelves but that was two years ago. So much has changed for Cyberpunk in those two years. The team squashed countless bugs, added free content, saw a massive boost from the fantastic Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime, and even an announcement of an expansion sized DLC. Now in the latest chapter of its redemption story is the game getting that oh so lovely green checkmark on Steam. The game is indeed Steam Deck verified, although its prior lack of verification didn’t stop it from cracking the top 20 played games on the Deck in previous months.
As it sits now it is currently sitting at the 15th spot on the top 20 list. With all things considered I’d say that’s a pretty good place to be for a two year old game. Elden Ring and Vampire Survivors are still going strong at position 2 and position 3 on the list. That makes those two in the top three on Deck for the past 3 months and I doubt they’re going anywhere any time soon especially with the recently announced Elden Ring DLC.
One game I’m happy to see in the Top 20 is Marvel's Midnight Suns. It got verified at the start of the month and between that and some substantial discounts landed it at spot 18. I feel like the live-service taint of Marvel’s Avengers infects some genuinely good games like this and Guardians of the Galaxy so it’s always nice to see games get a second life, much like Cyberpunk 2077.
A game that will never die, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has been in the Top 10 for three months. While the game didn’t get an announcement of new content or an anime tie-in, I recently wrote up a complete step-by-step guide to modding Skyrim on the Steam Deck so you can experience the game in all new ways while on the go. You can see the full list of most played Steam Deck games for February down below.
So are you playing any of these games? Are there any unsung heroes you’re playing on the Deck that you’d like to see get more of the spotlight? Diving back into Cyberpunk any time soon? Let us know in the comments down below!