Vampire Survivors

Steam Deck Fans Are Obsessed With Playing This One Indie Game on the Go

It's leaving the big budget competition in the dust!

The Steam Deck has come along and taken the world by storm, enabling players to play the majority of their Steam library on a super cool, small form factor handheld. While this means you can finally play Elden Ring in all its jaw-dropping glory from the comfort of your own couch, you may be surprised that another wee title is actually taking up the bulk of gamers’ mindshare, as well as pure hours played on the brand new system.

Recommended Videos

Yes, that’s right, step aside Elden Ring, Cyberpunk 2077, and Grand Theft Auto V, there’s another sheriff in town, and its name is… Vampire Survivors. Somewhat amazingly, this 8-bit style roguelite shoot-’em-up has managed to wangle the top most-played game on Steam’s burgeoning new platform last month – but what’s truly incredible is that this is in fact the second month that the game has topped the Steam Deck’s charts, according to its official twitter account.

Obviously, those two tweets above were in regards to October, but check out what the most-played game was from September, as well:

Vampire Survivors gameplay
Image Source: Poncle

Pretty mind-blowing, right? If you’re unaware of what Vampire Survivors is, it’s a fiendishly addictive action game that pits your choice of character (there are 40 unique characters in the game, with 15 being unlockable secrets) against waves upon waves of monsters for you to mow down. Interestingly, your character automatically shoots, though you have to control the direction of the gunfire, while trying to avoid the critters.

Sounds simple, huh? Well, the leveling system is apparently incredibly addictive and adds a huge layer to the moment-to-moment gameplay. In short, it’s a deceptively simple-looking game with a huge amount of depth. While the game is currently only on PC, it’s worth noting that Vampire Survivors is officially on its way to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S on Nov. 10, 2022, and will even debut on Game Pass. In other words, there’s no reason for you not to check it out, especially when there’s such a positive buzz surrounding the popular indie game.


Twinfinite is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Wuthering Waves Confirms Free 5-Star Selector Ticket After Player Feedback
wuthering waves main characters and 5-star side characters in banner
Read Article One of Fortnite’s Oldest Urban Legends Is Finally In the Game
A robot shark in Fortnite.
Read Article EA Assembles Error Team For Huge Sims 4 Core Game Fix
Sims 4 Cover Art
Related Content
Read Article Wuthering Waves Confirms Free 5-Star Selector Ticket After Player Feedback
wuthering waves main characters and 5-star side characters in banner
Read Article One of Fortnite’s Oldest Urban Legends Is Finally In the Game
A robot shark in Fortnite.
Read Article EA Assembles Error Team For Huge Sims 4 Core Game Fix
Sims 4 Cover Art
Author
Dylan Chaundy
Dylan is a Senior Writer at Twinfinite and has been with the site for over two years, and in the games media industry for over a decade. He typically covers horror, RPGs, shooters, Roblox, indie titles and movies, and loves reading, pizza and skateboarding; ideally, at the same time. He has a degree in English Literature from Aberystwyth University, Wales. He thinks FTL may be the most perfect game ever created.