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Valve has recently started porting some of their games on Steam to the Linux OS due to their owner's stated distaste for Windows 8 and the company's desire to build their own open console, termed the 'Steam Box'.

For reference, here is a list of Valve's games: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/16236/

Which of their games are currently able to be played on Linux natively?

Does Valve maintain an accurate list of these somewhere?

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Do you mean just Valve-written games, or Steam games, period? –  Frank Feb 1 '13 at 16:40
@fbueckert As the question states, Valve is moving some of their games. –  Decency Feb 1 '13 at 17:55
@Decency It wouldn't be out of the question to think "their games" refers to "the games on Steam" instead of "the games made by Valve." There's no need to get snippy. –  user9983 Feb 1 '13 at 17:59
@OrigamiRobot Valve will likely encounter some significant difficulty trying to port things they don't own. -.- –  Decency Feb 1 '13 at 18:23
This ought to be the answer, but several titles are missing –  badp Feb 1 '13 at 18:28

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The current list of available games can be found on the Featured Linux Games page. For Valve-specific ports, your best bet is to look here.

For example, here are some of the games that have been ported across:

  • Dota 2
  • Half-Life, and its popular mods:
    • Counter-Strike
    • Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
    • Team Fortress Classic
    • Portal
    • Day of Defeat
    • Deathmatch Classic
    • Richochet
  • Half-Life 2, and its popular mods and expansions:
    • Half-Life 2: Episode 1
    • Half-Life 2: Episode 2
    • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
    • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    • Counter-Strike: Source
    • Team Fortress 2
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Day of Defeat: Source
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There's a Linux tab on the far right of the Steam menu-bar. –  Enigma Feb 15 '13 at 17:07

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