Baldur’s Gate 3 Tops the List as Most-Played Steam Deck Game for August 2023

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been the most played game on Steam Deck for the month of August 2023 beating other popular games like Elden Ring and Stardew Valley

Baldur’s Gate 3 Tops Most-Played Game on Steam Deck

Baldur’s Gate 3, in its first month after release, has managed another impressive accomplishment - commanding the position of the most-played game on Steam Deck for the month of August 2023.

Rising Popularity and Achievements

This accomplishment adds to the soaring popularity of the game that has smoothly transitioned from a niche D&D adaptation to a firm Game of the Year contender. Apparently, Baldur’s Gate 3 has had one of the best first months for any game in recent memory and this win simply extends the game’s robust streak of achievements.

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Official Steam Deck Report

The official Steam Deck report verified that Baldur’s Gate 3 topped the list of most-played games for August, overtaking other popular games that usually crown the list, like Elden Ring.

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Other Notable Games

It's also worth mentioning that in addition to Baldur’s Gate 3, another major new release last month, 'Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon' by Elden Ring developer FromSoftware, found its place on the list, at number 14. Despite Baldur’s Gate 3’s popularity, it might come as a surprise to many that the technologically demanding game runs on the handheld gaming system, Steam Deck. This complex game required tweaks to be released for Xbox's Series X|S, emphasizing the technical demands of the game.

Consistent Popular Games

Elden Ring, though, has maintained its steady popularity, remaining at or near the top for months, usually being surpassed only by significant new releases like Street Fighter 6 and Hogwarts Legacy.

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, it will be interesting to observe how Baldur’s Gate 3 fares in September, especially post the release of 'Starfield'. Given the stiff competition, it will be intriguing to see whether Baldur’s Gate 3 can continue its victorious run or if another contender might strip it of its reigning position.