It’s not really news at this point (that’s what happens when I’m a day late), but Steam now has a Replay feature. This gives you an overview of what your top games were for that year, top genres, the platforms you played on percentage-wise, etc. Let’s go over what I played this year.

I played 75 games, 42 of which were new. Top games, ordered from most-played to least, include:

  1. Borderlands 3
  2. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  3. Sonic Frontiers
  4. Splitgate
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn

I unlocked 308 achievements. Nearly half of the games I played were released this year.


Seems like I’m mostly into racing titles and Metroidvanias. Makes sense; Frontier Hunter: Erza’s Wheel of Fortune is a great game. I also played Itorah earlier this year. Although I’m kind of surprised that “Fighting” isn’t in the web. I assume “Chess” is in here because of the SokoChess game I played a while back.

Top genres

The top three months where I played games the most were February, September, and November, with November being number one at 17%. Again, makes sense considering all the guides I’ve written for Sonic Frontiers, and the game coming out that month.

Playtime by month

78% of the time, I played games on Linux desktop. Only 22% of the remaining time was on Deck. 69 games were played on desktop; 47 on Deck. I’m happy to report I haven’t touched a game at all this year on either Windows or Mac OS. People have said time and again that the Deck is the greatest thing on earth, and if you had read my controversial review of the device, you would know that I disagree. I expect to get a lot of flak for having an opinion that’s contrary to everyone else’s, but on desktop I can enjoy higher framerates, easier modding, easier customization, higher resolutions, and a whole lot more. Bite me.

Playtime by platform

But continuing on with the discussion of the Deck, top games, ordered from most-played to least, are as follows:

  1. Sonic Frontiers
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn
  3. Portal
  4. MultiVersus
  5. XEL

Playtime on Deck

57% of the time I played with a gamepad. Actually kind of surprised it’s not more than that; I rarely play a game with keyboard and mouse.

Playtime by controller

Longest daily gaming streak was from May 26th to June 8th – a 13-day streak.

Longest daily streak

You can see the rest of my stats here.

What are your stats? I’m curious what you’ve been playing in 2022.