I think it honestly depends on the games OP plays. There are a lot of games that will work just fine out of the box on Linux through Steam with Valve's Proton.Gaming is not an easy subject if somebody wants to leave Windows into Linux and doesn't take the time to study things through.
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Someone here said "just read winehq-dot-org", but it could take more than that for a specific game. There are games that will work only for Windows. (Copy protection enough said.) That's why I said originally that if the OP only cares about playing games, way more than "a little" word processing, web browsing or something else he should remain on Windows.
I would recommend OP check out https://www.protondb.com/ and https://areweanticheatyet.com/ to see if the games OP wants to play are supported on Linux or not. Chances are, they are, since even back in 2021 over 75% of the top 1000 games on Steam work on Linux: https://techlog360.com/75-percent-steam-games-are-compatible-with-linux/