Happy Birthday, Steam Deck!

Happy Birthday, Steam Deck!

I’ve only had my Steam Deck for about half a year now, but it’s been daily driver status since the day it arrived back in August! In case you happen to be in the market for a handheld PC, here is a list of regularly played games on Deck:

  • Abyss Odyssey
  • Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
  • Commander Keen (Complete Pack)
  • Cloudpunk
  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Freedom Planet 2
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • ICEY
  • Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
  • Okami
  • Outland
  • Overload
  • Portal Reloaded
  • Shantae: Half Genie Hero
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • Super Tux
  • Trine
  • Yakuza 0

I seem to have a better time playing Metroidvanias when I’m on the go, and it also handles most of the 3D games I throw at it – even modern ones! My back has gotten tired of lugging a gaming laptop around for daily commutes. It’s easier to just pick it up and play whatever you want in the palm of your hand with just a button press, and in some cases it even doubles as an effective hand warmer and social shield from asshats.

I’ve been wanting a handheld gaming system for years, and the nice part is that I don’t have to rebuy any games. I can even download them directly from my desktop!

Overall: I give the Steam Deck 9 Sub Sandwiches out of 10!