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Hades 2 is still a Steam Deck fan-favorite despite no Summer Sale discount

Remaining relevant in the face of big competition
Last Updated on July 2, 2024
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Hades 2 is currently in its early access stage, which started in May this year. Since then, its player base has continued to grow. One of the main reasons is its availability on several platforms and its ability to run smoothly on handheld devices such as the Steam Deck. In fact, when figuring out the best settings for Hades 2, we could easily run it on a Ryzen 3 3200G with integrated graphics.

Interestingly, it remains a favorite among Steam Deck users, even though its price has not been slashed during the Steam Summer Sale. Even without a discount, Hades 2 is good value in our opinion.

Hades 2 is the third-most played game on Steam Deck this month

Every year, Steam hosts a Summer Sales event featuring discounts on hundreds of titles, and gamers fill their library with their favorite games during it. As a result, the popularity of many discounted titles increases, as more players start jumping into them. However, it seems like Hades 2 does not need any discount to maintain or increase its popularity, as the game is still going strong on the Steam Deck.

Most played games on Steam Deck in the past month
Most played games on Steam Deck in the past month (source: Steam)

According to the official charts, Hades 2 is currently the third-most played game on the Steam Deck in the past month. Switch that to the past week (which is while the Summer Sale has been on) and it still holds fifth.

It is just behind Elden Ring and Stardew Valley. Elden Ring is currently the most played game on Steam Deck due to two reasons; a big discount and a brand new DLC. On the other hand, Stardew Valley is also available with a 40% discount, so it’s obvious for it to remain popular. As for Hades 2, despite not getting a new DLC and being listed at its original price, it is still above games like Baldur’s Gate 3 and Fallout 4, though we’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the Summer Sale pans out.

Will Hades 2 get a Steam Summer Sale discount?

Whether Hades 2 will receive a discount anytime soon remains to be seen; we have our doubts given how new it is. But one thing’s for certain: the game has managed to capture the hearts of Steam Deck players without any discounts. The game is still in its early access phase, and considering how things are right now, it may yet reach the number-one spot after its full release. After all, it has a ‘Very Positive’ rating on Steam with more than 41,000 reviews.

In any case, if you’ve been toying with the idea of getting some new games for your Steam Deck, the sales event is the perfect time to grab them at discounted prices. You can check out some of the best Steam Deck Verified games during the Steam Summer Sale, on which you can get up to 90% off.

Abdul is a tech writer and Editor for PC Guide, specializing in all things tech, gaming, and hardware.