So there I was with a brand-new Steam Deck in hand, ready to finally see what all the fuss was about when it came to PC gaming. Like many a console gamer, I’d heard the stories–that Steam supposedly housed tens of thousands of games, with all manner of quality–and I was ready to discover that for myself. But before I got to the good stuff before I delved into the likes of Neon White, Valheim, or Frostpunk for the first time, I had to know: Does Steam have any good volleyball games?
As it turns out, Steam has a lot of volleyball games. I would not use “good” to describe most of them–horny is probably a better term, which I’ve since learned from my friends who play a lot of PC games is an apt descriptor for a lot of what you can find on Steam. And, granted, horny has its place, but that’s not what I want from a volleyball game right now. No, I want the exhilaration of pulling off a combination attack, the satisfaction of performing a quick that unsettles my opponent, and the joy of reading an attacker well enough to dig up a spike and keep a rally going. When it comes to volleyball, there’s no greater delight than the mind games of it.
And wouldn’t you know, I found it. It was like a dozen games down, but I found it: Spikair Volleyball. It’s an upcoming volleyball simulator set to launch in early access later this year. There’s a free demo on Steam where you can play quick games against a computer-controlled opponent that typically last anywhere between two and six minutes.