Valve brought over some awesome games this week into the Playable/Verified status! Here are the highlights we found from this past week to check out.
Verified or Playable games don't automatically mean they work amazing right out-of-the-box. Some of these games require work to optimize and play well.
TOTAL WAR : ATTILA (Playable)
Against a darkening background of famine, disease and war, a new power is rising in the great steppes of the East. Playing as the Western Roman Empire with a million horsemen at his back, you will begin with vast territories under your control, but weakened by political in-fighting and threatened on all sides by enemies, your dominance will quickly become a struggle to survive. This game is the next installment in the multi award-winning PC series that combines turn-based strategy with real-time tactics. With new period-specific technologies, arms and armaments, religion, cultures and social upheaval, Total War: ATTILA delivers an authentic experience of this ominous chapter of our history.
The game is $50 and rated playable due to small in-game text, sometimes showing non Steam Deck controller icons, and entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard, and some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration.
SURVIVE THE NIGHTS (Playable)
Survive the Nights is a unique FPS survival game focusing on teamwork, fortification, creativity and strategy. The game focuses on realistic survival, post zombie infestation. Preparing during daylight hours when moving around the world is less risky, all to prep for the dangerous nights. You can also play as a team to better your chances to survive each night. How many nights will you survive?
The game is $25 and rated playable due to some in-game text that may difficult to read, manual configuration of graphics settings to perform well on Steam Deck, and you might need a community or modified controller layout.
IT LURKS BELOW (Playable)
It Lurks Below is a retro-styled, 2D, action-oriented, survival RPG game. Create a custom character and choose from several different classes before delving deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below. Dig down and explore the randomly generated levels, find random items, and combat deadly monsters to get the answers.
The game is $20 and rated playable due to some functionality not being accessible when using the default controller configuration and some small in-game text.
THE GUNK (Playable)
The Gunk is an action-adventure game in which you play as Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers. As they’re struggling to bring in funds, they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot. Use your trusty Power Glove to reverse the corruption, uncover secrets of old, and heal the planet! The Gunk invites you to take the time and listen to its soothing tunes while exploring an atmosphere conveyed through an evocative art style. Kick your feet back and enjoy an adventure like no other!
The game is $25 and rated playable due to some small in-game text that may difficult to read, and showing non Steam Deck controller icons.
THE WANDERING VILLAGE (Playable) (SDHQ Review)
The Wandering Village is a city-building simulation game on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Build your settlement and form a symbiotic relationship with the colossus you live on top of. Continuously adapt your village as you travel through a multitude of different biomes, each with its unique climate zones, opportunities and threats. Scout your environments and send out foraging missions to gather rare resources and ancient artifacts. Will you survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world contaminated by poisonous plants?
The game is $25 ($20 on sale) and rated as playable due to some small in-game text.
COFEE NOIR - BUSINESS DETECTIVE GAME (Playable)
Discover the mysterious world of Neo-London as Arthur Oliver, an experienced private detective. He unexpectedly becomes a part of London's dreadful puzzle and must find out why Richard Kersey. a local coffee market businessman. disappeared without a trace. Coffee Noir is a unique combination of a business management game and detective novel with elegant graphics in a noir comic-book art style. Experience an advanced business management simulation along with intriguing story set in alternative future of Neo-London.
The game is $25 and rated playable due to not support cross-platform saved games, some small in-game text, entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard, and showing non Steam Deck controller icons.
COOKING SIMULATOR (Verified)
Time to become the ultimate chef! Take control of a highly polished, realistic kitchen equipped with all kinds of utensils and stands. Unlock and master over 80 recipes or use dozens of lifelike ingredients to cook everything you like. You’ll start from the basics and progressively unlock new more complex dishes and start serving more customers as your fame and experience grow. However, if you’re not interested in playing by the rules, you’re going to love the Sandbox mode which allow you to access all the recipes and ingredients and prepare whatever you like without any pressure.
The game is $20 and rated verified.
TITANFALL® 2 (Playable)
Call down your Titan and get ready for an exhilarating first-person shooter experience in Titanfall 2! This sequel introduces a new single player campaign that explores the bond between Pilot and Titan, while keeping the innovative and intense multiplayer experience that features 6 new Titans, deadly new Pilot abilities, expanded customization, new maps, modes, and much more.
The game is $30 ($3 on sale) and rated playable due to entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard, launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, needing active internet connection in the first-time setup and single player gameplay.
RIVER CITY SAGA : THREE KINGDOMS (Verified)
Kunio, the beloved hot-blooded renegade, is back to wreak havoc in the world of the Three Kingdoms! The characters take on the roles of famous generals for a game packed with wild action. Take down enemies to level up! Master the 10 Tactics available to attack the enemy, generate items, and more, and get yourself out of a tough spot in this 2D beat-em-up.
The game is $30 and rated verified.
You can also check out last week's highlights here!
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