Best Atmospheric Steam Deck Games

Steam currently has 17,387 Atmospheric games, but not all of them can be played on the Steam Deck. Explore our list with the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Atmospheric game rankings were last updated on 5/25/2024.

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1. Portal 2

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Atmospheric Steam Deck game" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,609 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,595 positive reviews and 5,014 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Hades

Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 258,395 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 254,192 positive reviews and 4,203 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/17/2020
Franchise Supergiant Games
Developer Supergiant Games
Publisher Supergiant Games
Steam App Id 1145360

3. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,760 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,393 positive reviews and 2,367 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

4. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,286,673 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,256,102 positive reviews and 30,571 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

5. Euro Truck Simulator 2

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 726,093 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 708,883 positive reviews and 17,210 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/12/2012
Franchise SCS Software
Developer SCS Software
Publisher SCS Software
Steam App Id 227300

6. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 287,647 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,551 positive reviews and 7,096 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/4/2014
Developers
Publisher Nicalis, Inc.
Steam App Id 250900

7. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 192,069 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,489 positive reviews and 4,580 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

8. Hollow Knight

Forge your own path in Hollow Knight! An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.

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Hollow Knight has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 349,868 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 339,854 positive reviews and 10,014 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/24/2017
Developer Team Cherry
Publisher Team Cherry
Steam App Id 367520

9. Celeste

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

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Celeste has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 93,336 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 91,121 positive reviews and 2,215 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/25/2018
Franchise EXOK Games
Developers
Publisher Maddy Makes Games Inc.
Steam App Id 504230

10. The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

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The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Atmospheric Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 764,802 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 740,950 positive reviews and 23,852 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/18/2015
Franchise CD PROJEKT RED
Developer CD PROJEKT RED
Publisher CD PROJEKT RED
Steam App Id 292030

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Portal 2 steam charts
2,063
4/18/2011
98
$9.99
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Hades steam charts
13,865
9/17/2020
97
$24.99
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Portal steam charts
749
10/10/2007
97
$0.99
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Terraria steam charts
24,045
5/16/2011
97
$9.99
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 steam charts
26,831
10/12/2012
97
$4.99
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth steam charts
12,500
11/4/2014
96
$14.99
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Half-Life 2 steam charts
742
11/16/2004
96
$9.99
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Hollow Knight steam charts
4,940
2/24/2017
96
$14.99
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Celeste steam charts
1,306
1/25/2018
96
$19.99
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The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt steam charts
10,540
5/18/2015
96
$9.99
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