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?
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 you CAN play 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.
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.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
- Apex Legends
- Fall Guys
- Destiny 2
- Dead by Daylight
- Rainbow Six Siege
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