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14 Best Steam Games on Sale for Linux Users 🎮 (December 2023)

Looking for the perfect game on Steam to play on Linux? These are some of the best ones available at a discount.

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Gaming on Linux has been evolving over the years, thanks to Steam's Proton and Wine and many other tools like Bottles, Lutris, and Heroic Game Launcher.

This means even if a game is unavailable natively on Linux, you can still play some of them thanks to Steam Play.

That's great. Now, you would need some great discounts on games to give them a try, right?

Well, you are in luck; the yearly Steam Winter Sale is live right now (until January 04, 2024), with offers on much of the catalog.

I have picked a few games for Linux systems (even if they are not officially supported) that might pique your interest.

Let's get started. 🎮

This article will be updated regularly (monthly/quarterly) when there are discounts on games.

Note: Regional pricing can differ. The prices mentioned are in US dollars.

1. Baldur's Gate 3

a screenshot of baldurs gate 3

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

Dive into this story-rich role-playing game set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons universe, where your choices will shape the fate of many. Even though this is a recent release, it is a must-try on Linux.

It's 10% off on Steam right now at $53.99.

2. DayZ:

a screenshot of dayz

Steam Deck status: Unplayable 🛑

Dubbed by many as one of the most authentic post-apocalyptic survival games out there, DayZ has been around since 2018, receiving regular updates. The modding community behind it is also quite extensive.

While the steam deck status says unplayable, ProtonDB puts a gold rating on it. So, I think it should be worth trying! You can always refund if it does not work.

I will be buying it during the sale. I'm excited to see how it fares compared to other survival games!

It's 50% off on Steam right now at $22.49.

3. Cyberpunk 2077

a screenshot of cyberpunk 2077
Fun fact: I was attending a high stakes party in Dogtown when I took this screenshot.

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

Step into the shoes of V, a merc in Night City. Fight your way through corpos and warring gangs to become a legend of the city that is unforgiving.

The recently released paid expansion, “Phantom Liberty” introduced a new, even rougher part of town called "Dogtown". The story will plop you in the middle of a very complex situation involving the president, and an unlikely ally.

It's 50% off on Steam right now at $29.99.

4. Carrion (Native Linux)

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

Want to be the reason others fear?

Then Carrion is the game for you!

It is a reverse horror game that lets you play as a creature of unknown origins, who is on the hunt, stalking and consuming those who imprisoned it.

It's 70% off on Steam right now at $5.99.

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5. Monster Hunter: World

a screenshot of monster hunter world

Steam Deck status: Verified ✔️

Become a monster hunter with this, you can hunt alone or with up to three players in co-op. You will take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats.

It's 67% off on Steam right now at $9.89.

6. Stray

a screenshot of stray

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

In this game, you take on the role of a stray cat who has been separated from its family.

Set in a Cyberpunk world filled with robots, you face various obstacles, puzzles, and adversaries along the way.

It's 34% off on Steam right now at $19.79.

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7. No Man's Sky

a screenshot of no man's sky

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

Go on an endless exploration adventure where you can craft, build and trade.

No Man's Sky has been receiving regular updates with new content since its release, its most recent one features a new community expedition called "Voyagers".

It's 50% off on Steam right now at $29.99.

8. Valheim (Native Linux)

a screenshot of valheim

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

This is an exploration, building, and survival game for up to 10 players set in a procedurally generated world inspired by Viking culture.

It's 40% off on Steam right now at $11.99.

9. Hollow Knight (Native Linux)

a screenshot of hollow knight

Steam Deck statusVerified ✔️

This classic side-scrolling action game provides you with an epic adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes.

It's 50% off on Steam right now at $7.49.

10. Lies of P

a screenshot of lies of p

Steam Deck status: Playable 🟡

Set in a dystopian world, it serves up a thrilling, soulslike tale of Pinocchio where you have to go through plenty of hardened enemies. And trust me, this is a much darker interpretation of the popular children's novel.

It's 20% off on Steam right now at $47.99.

11. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Steam Deck status: Verified ✔️

Take the role of a broken Celtic warrior, and embark on a haunting journey to fight for the soul of her dead lover.

It's 85% off on Steam right now at $4.49.

12. Euro Truck Simulator 2 (Native Linux)

a screenshot of euro truck simulator 2
Fun fact: I happened to come by this lovely scene when I was hauling a load across Finland.

Steam Deck status: Verified ✔️

Want to explore Europe from the comfort of your home?

Then, you can do so with Euro Truck Simulator 2. You can drive around Europe in a truck and even run a company!

The base game is 75% off on Steam right now at $4.99.

13. Metro Exodus (Native Linux)

a screenshot of metro exodus

Steam Deck status: Playable 🟡

Continue the story of Artyom, flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey where you face a variety of challenges.

It's 80% off on Steam right now at $5.99.

14. RoboCop: Rogue City

a screenshot of robocop rogue city

Steam Deck status: Playable 🟡

A cult classic, RoboCop was something that took a very dark and gritty look at the future, with a part man, part machine being the protagonist gunning down wrongdoers.

And now, you can play as one with RoboCop: Rogue City. Did I tell you the game features a destructible environment?

It's 30% off on Steam right now at $34.99.

Game Over? No, this list does not represent all the fantastic games discounted on the Steam store for Linux.

You will find massive discounts on several outstanding titles, such as Red Dead Redemption 2Sea of Thieves, and more.

And if you like getting games at a discount, try the Humble Bundle membership. They give many PC games for free every month. Some of those are also supported on Linux!

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