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

This January 2024, Humble Choice kicks off the year with an incredible array of titles, ranging from the superheroic strategy in Marvel’s Midnight Suns to the academic charm of Two Point Campus, and the shadowy stealth of Aragami 2. I’ve delved into the ProtonDB tiers and Deck Verified statuses for each game, along with their HowLongToBeat (HLTB) times. This comprehensive overview is aimed at aligning your game choices with both your gaming preferences and the time you have to dedicate, ensuring a perfectly tailored gaming experience.

The games this month span from “Gold” to “Platinum” on ProtonDB, many of which boast a “Verified” status for the Steam Deck, suggesting they’ll run without a hitch. Highlights include Marvel’s Midnight Suns and Two Point Campus, both of which promise engaging gameplay experiences with their “Verified” badge, guaranteeing a smooth run on Linux systems and the Steam Deck.

Time-wise, whether you’re in for a quick dive or a lengthy adventure, January’s Humble Choice caters to all. Looking for a brief, yet captivating journey? OTXO offers about 11 hours of intense gameplay. For those craving a more extended exploration, Marvel’s Midnight Suns could see you strategizing for up to 93 hours for a complete experience. Regardless of your schedule, there’s something for everyone this month.

Personally, I was thrilled to see Marvel’s Midnight Suns in the lineup – a game I’ve eagerly awaited. Alongside this, I’ve picked Aragami 2 and The Red Lantern for their unique gameplay and narrative depth. Twin Mirror is a title I already own and adore for its immersive storytelling. Hell Pie also caught my eye with its outrageously fun premise, making it a must-add to my collection. Watch out for my giveaways of other games on the @DeckFilter Twitter account – a great opportunity to try some of these titles for free!

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Here are the games:

Marvel's Midnight Suns

FIGHT AND STRATEGIZE LIKE A SUPER HERO IN THE DARKER CORNERS OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE. Play as The Hunter, a legendary demon slayer who must lead a team of Super Heroes and supernatural warriors facing apocalyptic threats.

Marvel's Midnight Suns
gold
Verified

39 h

Main Story

64 h

Main+Extras

93 h

Completionist

Two Point Campus

Build the university of your dreams with Two Point Campus, the sim with a twist from the makers of Two Point Hospital. Build, hire staff and run an academic institution packed with wild courses.

Two Point Campus
platinum
Verified

25 h

Main Story

51 h

Main+Extras

66 h

Completionist

Aragami 2

Aragami 2 is a third person stealth game where you play as an assassin with the power to control the shadows. Join the shadow clan and fight the invader armies to protect your people.

Aragami 2
platinum
Verified

17 h

Main Story

27 h

Main+Extras

28 h

Completionist

OTXO

Enter an inexplicable, abstract mansion to rescue a loved one in this fast-paced, brutal, and dark roguelite filled with precise but savage gunplay and time-bending slow motion. Face your inner demons and unveil the secrets of the Mansion.

OTXO
platinum
Verified

11 h

Main Story

23 h

Main+Extras

unknown

Completionist

Roguebook

Embrace the challenge of a roguelike deckbuilder with unique mechanics from the developers of Faeria and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™. Build a team of two heroes, unleash powerful combos and defeat the legends of the Roguebook!

Roguebook
platinum
Playable

8 h

Main Story

30 h

Main+Extras

106 h

Completionist

The Red Lantern

The Red Lantern is a narrative, dog sledding game about survival. You play as the Musher who, along with her team of 5 sled dogs, must find her way home. Care for your dogs, discover their stories, and learn how to navigate the unknowns of the Alaskan wilderness and prepare for your new life.

The Red Lantern
bronze
Unsupported

2 h

Main Story

4 h

Main+Extras

unknown

Completionist

Hell Pie

Hell Pie is an obscene 3D platformer that takes bad taste to the next level! Hell Pie sees you grab the horns of Nate, the ‘Demon of Bad Taste’. He is given the honorable task of gathering the disgusting ingredients for Satan’s infamous birthday pie!

Hell Pie
platinum
Verified

8 h

Main Story

9 h

Main+Extras

17 h

Completionist

Twin Mirror

The small town of Basswood will be changed forever by ex-investigative journalist Sam Higgs in this thrilling narrative experience from award-winning studio DON'T NOD. Will you find the truth – no matter the cost?

Twin Mirror
platinum
Verified

6 h

Main Story

7 h

Main+Extras

11 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!

Felix Hirschfeld

Ever since I got my first Game Boy at age 5, I’ve been hooked on gaming, especially those with compelling narratives. Fast forward to today, as a web developer and app creator, my enduring love for gaming fueled the idea to blend the best parts of my world: coding and gaming. The Steam Deck inspired me to integrate my profession with my love for games in a new way.


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