Best PC Games To Play On Steam Deck [2023]

Here are the best and major PC games that run on Valve Steam Deck (SteamOS) which is Linux based.

Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC based on Linux that allows you to play Steam games along with the feature of portability. Now, players can get their Steam Library wherever they want but which are the best PC games to play on the Steam Deck from Day 1? Which major games will actually be able to run on this console? We’ve listed some of the best ones right here.

Which are the Best PC Games to Play on Steam Deck?

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There is no dearth of Steam games you can play on Steam Deck but these are the best PC games you can try out first. With these, you can get the best gaming experience on Valve’s console. Since the games have to run on Steam OS, we’ve compiled this list of games that are fun to play in “handheld” mode and compatible with SteamOS.

List of 20 Major Games that can run on Valve Steam Deck

Games that can Run on Steam Deck (SteamOS) Genre
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Strategy, Historical
Stardew Valley Farming Sim, Life Sim, RPG (Pixel graphics)
Valheim Open World Survival, Online co-op
Terraria Open World Survival, Sandbox, 2D
ARK: Survival Evolved Adventure, Survival, Action, Massively Multiplayer
Factorio Automation, Base Building, Resource Management, Sandbox
Left 4 Dead 2 Zombies, Co-op, FPS, Multiplayer
RimWorld Colony Sim, Base Building, Survival, Strategy
Carrion Villain Protagonist, Action (Pixel graphics)
Hollow Knight Metroidvania, Souls-like, Platformer, Great Soundtrack
Plague Inc: Evolved Strategy, Simulation, Outbreak Sim, Indie
Dying Light Enhanced Edition Action, Zombies, RPG, Parkour
Crusader Kings III Strategy, RPG, Simulation, Medieval
Don’t Starve Together Survival, Open World Survival, Multiplayer Co-op
Wildermyth Story Rich, Party-Based RPG, Choices Matter, Turn Based Tactics
Overcooked! 2 Multiplayer, Online Co-op, Local Co-op D31
Total War: Warhammer III Strategy, Action, Turn Based Strategy, Grand Strategy
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Transportation, Automobile Sim, Driving, Open World
Last Epoch RPG, Action, Hack and Slash
Cities: Skylines City Builder, Simulation, Building, Strategy

We will be adding more games to this list, so stay tuned. Now, let’s look at some of the major games that you won’t be able to play on Valve’s console.

Also Read: Steam Deck Specs Vs Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Games you Cannot Play on Steam Deck

At the time of writing, these are some of the most popular games you unfortunately can’t play on Steam Deck.

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