Best Steam Deck Games

Steam has over 12,000 Steam Deck compatible games available to download and play. Explore our list of 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. Steam Deck game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Portal 2

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Steam Deck game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,326 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,317 positive reviews and 5,009 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. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243,890 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240,611 positive reviews and 3,279 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. At the moment, it is possible to play People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

3. Stardew Valley

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

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Stardew Valley has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 707,234 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 695,010 positive reviews and 12,224 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 2/26/2016
Developer ConcernedApe
Publisher ConcernedApe
Steam App Id 413150

4. Vampire Survivors

Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.

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Vampire Survivors has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 229,867 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 226,535 positive reviews and 3,332 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 10/20/2022
Developer poncle
Publisher poncle
Steam App Id 1794680

5. 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 #5 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 256,534 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 252,391 positive reviews and 4,143 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

6. 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 #6 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,576 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,221 positive reviews and 2,355 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 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

7. 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 #7 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,284,858 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,254,360 positive reviews and 30,498 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

8. 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 #8 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 723,828 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 706,739 positive reviews and 17,089 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

9. RimWorld

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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RimWorld has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 186,560 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 182,909 positive reviews and 3,651 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 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 $34.99
Release Date 10/17/2018
Developer Ludeon Studios
Publisher Ludeon Studios
Steam App Id 294100

10. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Steam Deck games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,682 positive reviews and 21,133 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 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

Verified Steam Deck Games

Explore more games that have received approval from Valve to run on the Steam Deck. Each game has been tested to run out of the box, requiring no additional adjustments or manual configuration.

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11/5/2020
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2/26/2016
97
$14.99
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39,615
11/10/2015
82
$19.99
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36,514
8/15/2013
75
Free
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33,801
8/3/2023
96
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Warframe steam charts
31,961
3/25/2013
86
Free
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ELDEN RING steam charts
30,169
2/24/2022
92
$59.99
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PAYDAY 2 steam charts
26,821
8/13/2013
89
$9.99
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Monster Hunter: World steam charts
25,136
8/9/2018
87
$29.99
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Dead by Daylight steam charts
25,095
6/14/2016
80
$19.99
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7 Days to Die steam charts
21,933
12/13/2013
88
$24.99
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Valheim steam charts
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2/2/2021
94
$9.99
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20,748
2/1/2017
74
Free
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Hades II steam charts
19,652
5/6/2024
92
$29.99
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RimWorld steam charts
18,614
10/17/2018
97
$34.99
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Cyberpunk 2077 steam charts
18,324
12/10/2020
82
$59.99
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel steam charts
17,083
1/19/2022
75
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Terraria steam charts
15,570
5/16/2011
97
$9.99
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 steam charts
14,728
10/12/2012
97
$4.99
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ARK: Survival Evolved steam charts
14,660
8/29/2017
83
$14.99
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Compatible Steam Deck Games

Find more playable games on the Steam Deck that will still run well, but may require some additional setup and config before you can play.

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Counter-Strike 2 steam charts
750,767
8/21/2012
87
Free
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Dota 2 steam charts
361,162
7/9/2013
81
Free
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Grand Theft Auto V steam charts
70,063
4/13/2015
86
???
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Team Fortress 2 steam charts
69,879
10/10/2007
93
Free
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Crab Game steam charts
63,488
10/29/2021
91
Free
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Unturned steam charts
53,999
7/7/2017
91
Free
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Football Manager 2024 steam charts
35,866
11/6/2023
88
$35.99
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Governor of Poker 3 steam charts
33,825
2/19/2016
69
Free
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V Rising steam charts
30,720
5/8/2024
87
$31.49
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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI steam charts
27,927
10/21/2016
85
$59.99
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HELLDIVERS™ 2 steam charts
23,798
2/8/2024
72
$39.99
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Hearts of Iron IV steam charts
22,644
6/6/2016
90
$14.99
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Overwatch® 2 steam charts
19,832
8/10/2023
19
Free
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tModLoader steam charts
17,441
5/16/2020
96
Free
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The Sims™ 4 steam charts
17,435
6/18/2020
87
Free
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Hero's Land steam charts
16,953
5/18/2023
56
Free
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Banana Shooter steam charts
15,180
5/1/2022
87
Free
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Fallout 76 steam charts
14,867
4/14/2020
72
$39.99
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Red Dead Redemption 2 steam charts
14,822
12/5/2019
91
$59.99
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FINAL FANTASY XIV Online steam charts
14,806
2/18/2014
87
$19.99
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Soures & References

Steambase has best-in-class data powered directly by Steam, our data partners, and in-house experts. Reviews and rankings are enriched, analyzed, and updated in real-time to ensure we surface the most up-to-date insights. Learn more about the Steambase approach to data collection and our review methodology.

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Stardew Valley on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 21). Vampire Survivors on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Hades on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Terraria on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Euro Truck Simulator 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). RimWorld on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 14). Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam. Steam Store.

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