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Humble Choice April 2024: What to play on Steam Deck based on HLTB & Compatibility

April 2024’s Humble Choice lineup is here, and it’s as diverse as it is captivating. From the strategy depths of Victoria 3 to the chilling corridors of The Callisto Protocol™, and the stylish streets of Fashion Police Squad, there’s a universe for every type of gamer.

The selection this month varies from “Gold” to “Platinum” on ProtonDB, indicating everything from games that run smoothly with minimal adjustments needed on Linux systems and the Steam Deck, to others that might require a bit more tinkering. Standouts include The Callisto Protocol™ and The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow, both achieving “Platinum” and “Verified” status, ensuring a seamless gaming experience.

In terms of commitment, whether you’re after a quick adventure or a deep dive, April’s choices have got you covered. Fancy a brief yet intense journey? Fashion Police Squad offers around 4 hours of main storyline gameplay. On the other hand, if you’re ready to lose yourself in a vast, engaging experience, Victoria 3 presents up to 375 hours for completionists. From quick fixes to lengthy campaigns, there’s something for every schedule.

I’ve already had the thrill of playing The Callisto Protocol™ on PS4 with a friend, and as a fan of the Dead Space series, it hit all the right notes for me. Alongside this, I’m eager to delve into The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow for its captivating folk horror and mystery. Fashion Police Squad also stands out with its unique concept, promising a refreshing change of pace. Though Coromon has been in my collection for some time, I’ve yet to explore its world; it’s a journey I’m looking forward to. For those interested in the other games, I’ll be hosting giveaways on the @DeckFilter Twitter account, so stay tuned for your chance to win!

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Here are the games:

Victoria 3

Paradox Development Studio invites you to build your ideal society in the tumult of the exciting and transformative 19th century. Balance the competing interests in your society and earn your place in the sun in Victoria 3, one of the most anticipated games in Paradox’s history.

Victoria 3
gold
Playable

45.2 h

Main Story

99.8 h

Main+Extras

375.3 h

Completionist

The Callisto Protocol™

Survive to escape the horrors of Callisto and uncover the dark secrets of Jupiter’s dead moon.

The Callisto Protocol™
platinum
Verified

10 h

Main Story

11.9 h

Main+Extras

15.5 h

Completionist

HUMANKIND™

Rewrite history by shaping a civilization as unique as you are. Combine 60 cultures from the Ancient Era to the Modern Age to lead your empire to victory. Build thriving cities, outsmart rivals in epic battles, spread your influence and leave your mark on HUMANKIND™.

HUMANKIND™
gold
Playable

15.2 h

Main Story

44.5 h

Main+Extras

138.5 h

Completionist

Fashion Police Squad

Even at this moment, our fashionable city is under assault. Baggy pants, dull suits, sightings of socks with sandals. A message needs to be sent, and it needs to be sent in style… Time to serve some good ol' Fashion Justice!

Fashion Police Squad
platinum
Playable

4.6 h

Main Story

6 h

Main+Extras

9.7 h

Completionist

Terraformers

Terraform Mars in this turn-based colony builder and resource management game with roguelike elements. Explore the planet, develop spectacular cities, spread life and turn the Red Planet into a green one!

Terraformers
pending
Verified

35.1 h

Main Story

40 h

Main+Extras

157 h

Completionist

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga

Enter Tahnra, a land savaged by war. You, a fresh academy graduate with humble beginnings, will grow to lead a grand army against a corrupt adversary. Gather heroes, form bonds, and lead your force in turn-based battles. Make use of tactics, terrain, morale and more to bring peace to the land!

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga
platinum
Verified

29.3 h

Main Story

37.7 h

Main+Extras

57.8 h

Completionist

Coromon

Coromon is a modern take on the classic monster-taming genre. Tame Coromon and explore a vast world filled with thrilling turn-based battles, brain-twisting puzzles, and a mysterious threat to the world awaiting defeat. Nobody said being a Battle Researcher was easy!

Coromon
gold
Verified

25 h

Main Story

33.9 h

Main+Extras

50 h

Completionist

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a folk horror narrative-driven adventure. Explore the isolated moors of rural Victorian England as you uncover the mysteries of Hob's Barrow. The answers lie in the soil…

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow
platinum
Verified

6.9 h

Main Story

7.5 h

Main+Extras

7.5 h

Completionist

I hope you find this guide useful in navigating this months Humble Choice lineup. If there’s more information you’d like to see or if you just want to share how this helped you, please let me know in the comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and helps me tailor future content to better suit your needs. Happy handheld gaming!

About Me

Ever since I got my first Game Boy at age 5, I’ve been hooked on gaming. As a longstanding freelance web developer, the Steam Deck inspired me to integrate my profession with my love for games in a new way.


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