For the second month in a row, Vampire Survivors has risen above the likes of Elden Ring, Cyberpunk 2077, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered to become the most-played Steam Deck game in September 2022.
Valve shared the news on Twitter, confirming that Vampire Survivors, which is set to get its v1.0 update on October 20, was the most-played game in terms of total hours played. While we weren’t given an exact number, we do know that it held off the behemoth that is Elden Ring to take the top spot.
Behind those two games, in order, were Stardew Valley, Cyberpunk 2077, Hades, No Man’s Sky, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Cult of the Lamb, and Disney Dreamlight Valley.
When compared to August, some of the newcomers to the list include Cyberpunk 2077 and Disney Dreamlight Valley. Cyberpunk 2077 has seen a bit of a resurgence as of late following the release of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, news of its first major expansion, and multiple updates that have been released for the game.
CD Projekt recently revealed Cyberpunk 2077 had at least one million people playing the game during the week of September 22 and total sales of the game have surpassed 20 million. All of these details help reveal why it placed fourth on this Steam Deck list.
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Disney Dreamlight Valley entered Early Access in September and has been fairly well received by critics and fans. In our 8/10 review, we said that it is “an awesome life simulator that flexes its iconic characters to riveting, satisfying effect.” That Disney magic, alongside cross-progression support, helped it make the top 10 list of most-played Steam Deck games for the month.
For more, check out our list of the best Steam Deck games and our chat with Valve about the most burning questions we had about the Steam Deck seven months after its release.
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