Steam Deck

Retro Titles Among 7000+ Playable and Verified Steam Deck Games

Last Updated on June 1, 2024

If you’ve got your hands on a Steam Deck, you probably know it will run all the best AAA games. Steam Deck retro gaming is also a thing, however, with the Steam library offering classic titles, among the 7061 playable and verified games for the console.

Given the sheer volume of that list, various classic titles have to be included by default. This includes anything from re-releases (such as the first game I played in the Steam Deck, Zool) to games released before 2010 (e.g. Half-Life or Half-Life 2 – incidentally the second game I played on Steam Deck).

As of December 2022, Steam Deck has:

  • 2690 Verified Games (38%)
  • 4371 Playable Games (62%)

Of particular interest to readers of this site are the following recently-validated classic games on Steam Deck:

  • STAR WARS™ Battlefront (Classic, 2004)
  • SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics
  • Red Faction II
  • Panzer Corps Gold
  • SHOGUN: Total War™ – Collection

Many other classic games are available for Steam Deck, not just in the Steam library but also on GOG and Epic Games, both of which can be accessed via the Heroic Games Launcher app for Steam Deck. Meanwhile, you can also install Batocera on a microSD card for a full retro gaming emulation experience.


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