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Look: 10 essential Steam Deck verified games to play ASAP

PC gaming on the go.

Valve

Valve

Steam is home to an incredible library of games, many of which are compatible with Valve’s Steam Deck, allowing you to play PC titles on the go. But which verified games should you pick up?

These are 10 Steam Deck verified games you need to play ASAP

Sega

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10. Stray

Stray is the cat game everyone is talking about, and for good reason. It’s expertly paced, features a unique art style, and is easily the best cat game ever.

Studio MDHR

9. Cuphead

There isn’t anything quite like Cuphead. Its tough-as-nails gameplay can be tricky to overcome, but its 1930s visuals and animation are alluring, setting it apart from other action platformers.

Square Enix

8. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

It’s almost unbelievable this game exists, especially since it’s so good. Intergrade features a handful of improvements and additional story content, offering a more complete package from 2020’s remake.

Sony

7. God of War

Seeing God of War, a PlayStation console exclusive, running on a handheld is surreal. It’s easily one of Sony’s best and you can now play it on the go thanks to the Steam Deck (just in time for Ragnarok, too!).

Hello Games

6. No Man’s Sky

No big deal, No Man’s Sky only has 18 quintillion planets to explore, making it one of the most impressive space games of all time.

Valve

5. Portal 2

It’s a shame Valve hasn’t revisited the series, but that doesn’t take away from just how good Portal 2 is. It’s smart, funny, and features some of the most unique and satisfying gameplay ever created.

Square Enix Collective

4. PowerWash Simulator

One of 2022’s most surprising hits is PowerWash Simulator, a game that, by all accounts, should put you to sleep. Instead, it’s a relaxing, deeply rewarding experience that’s hard to put down.

Capcom

3. Resident Evil 2

Arguably the greatest horror remake of all time, Resident Evil 2 absolutely nails the scares, but with many much-needed improvements over the 1998 original.

Sega

2. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon may very well be the best modern JRPG, with a hysterical, yet heartfelt story, and turn-based combat that changed the series forever.

Bandai Namco

1. Elden Ring

Not only is Elden Ring a 2022 game of the year contender, it’s also playable on the Steam Deck, bringing The Lands Between to the palm of your hand.

Sony

But these aren’t the only games you should play on Steam Deck. The library continues to grow, and with heavy-hitters like Marvel’s Spider-Man on the horizon, it’s a great time to be a Steam Deck player.