Steam Deck boasts an impressive array of features, making it one of the most capable handheld gaming devices on the market.
Steam Deck is equipped powerful hardware and compatibility with almost all games on Steam, it offers a unique portable gaming experience. This device uses custom AMD APU, 7-inch touchscreen display, and ergonomic design provide a comfortable and immersive gaming experience. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the partial list of games that you can play with Steam Deck and the top 20 games of this list.
For a complete list of Steam Deck compatible games, be sure to visit https://www.steamdeck.com/en/verified.
Steam Deck Surpassed 3 million Installs in 2023
Steam Deck has quickly become the go-to handheld gaming device for countless gamers worldwide. In April 2023 report, Steam Deck has installed to over 3 million devices worldwide, in the same report Valve sold more than 1.62 million Steam Deck devices in 2022 alone.
Here are the top games that you can smoothly play with Steam Deck.
I need to mention that you can play almost every game listed on steam with steam deck but there are some exemptions such as but not limited to Warfare 2 and FIFA 23.
Top 20 Games in Steam Deck As of May 2023
|Game Name||Genre||Release Date||User Reviews||Price|
|Apex Legends||Free to Play, Multiplayer, Battle Royale, Shooter, FPS||Nov 5, 2020||Very Positive - 645,301||Free to Play|
|War Thunder||Free to Play, Vehicular Combat, Combat, VR, World War II||Aug 15, 2013||Mostly Positive - 396,470||Free to Play|
|Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™||Open World, Action, RPG, Fantasy, Singleplayer||Oct 10, 2017||Very Positive - 64,305||Paid Game|
|Hitman 3||Action, Stealth, Assassin, Sandbox, Singleplayer||Jan 21, 2022||Very Positive - 11,473||Paid Game|
|Hogwarts Legacy||Magic, Fantasy, Open World, Singleplayer, Adventure||Feb 11, 2023||Very Positive - 145,075||Paid Game|
|Persona 5 Royal||JRPG, Story Rich, Anime, Great Soundtrack, Turn-Based Combat||Oct 21, 2022||Overwhelmingly Positive - 26,734||Paid Game|
|ELDEN RING||Souls-like, Dark Fantasy, RPG, Open World, Difficult||Feb 25, 2022||Very Positive - 502,600||Paid Game|
|DREDGE||Exploration, Fishing, Lovecraftian, Adventure, Mystery||Mar 31, 2023||Overwhelmingly Positive - 9,666||Paid Game|
|Resident Evil 4||Action, Horror, Survival Horror, Third-Person Shooter, Zombies||Mar 24, 2023||Overwhelmingly Positive - 48,976||Paid Game|
|Dead Cells||Adventure, Action Roguelike, Pixel Graphics, Metroidvania, 2D||Aug 7, 2018||Overwhelmingly Positive - 112,682||Paid Game|
|Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition||Zombies, Co-op, Open World, Action, Multiplayer||May 31, 2016||Mostly Positive - 4,027||Paid Game|
|Sea of Thieves||Adventure, Multiplayer, Open World, Pirates, Co-op||Jun 3, 2020||Very Positive - 240,485||Paid Game|
|Hero's Hour||Turn-Based, Singleplayer, Strategy, Pixel Graphics, Turn-Based Strategy||Mar 2, 2022||Mostly Positive - 3,214||Paid Game|
|Project Zomboid||Survival, Zombies, Open World, Open World Survival Craft, Multiplayer||Nov 9, 2013||Very Positive - 149,662||Paid Game|
|Phasmophobia||Horror, Online Co-Op, Multiplayer, Psychological Horror, Co-op||Sep 19, 2020||Overwhelmingly Positive - 448,904||Paid Game|
|NBA 2K23||Immersive Sim, Sports, Basketball, Simulation, Multiplayer||Sep 9, 2022||Mixed - 22,462||Paid Game|
|Stardew Valley||Farming Sim, Life Sim, Pixel Graphics, Multiplayer, RPG||Feb 17 2016||Overwhelmingly Positive - 476,021||Paid Game|
|Rim World||Colony Sim, Base Building, Survival, Strategy, Sandbox||Oct 17 2018||Overwhelmingly Positive - 134,578||Paid Game|
|Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles||Anime, Action, Adventure, 3D Fighter, Action-Adventure||Oct 16 2021||Very Positive - 13,402||Paid Game|
You may be surprised that highly popular games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and FIFA 23 are still not supported with the device due to some “reasons”. Mostly, because of anti-cheat system that may not be able to work on Steam deck.