Earlier this year I purchased a Steam Deck, which I wrote about here. My opinion on the system hasn’t changed at all in the subsequent months, and in fact, it’s only gotten higher, especially after diving into a bunch of titles that were previously available only on PlayStation. Sony has opened up their in-house games to the PC experience, and I can say that playing the various titles in handheld mode on Steam Deck has been extremely fun and engaging, which is what I look for as a gamer.
As I mentioned when I first wrote about Steam Deck, don’t go into it expecting 4K resolution because you won’t get them; however, all the PlayStation Studio games I’ve played on the device look fantastic; I’m not an expert, but to these eyes, Steam Deck is delivering graphics at a PlayStation 4 level, and that is a platform that still looks exceptionally good.
It’s also worth noting that the games I’ve been playing on Steam Deck – UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – are all recent classics, so if you’re gifting these to someone who has a Steam Deck or they use Steam on their PC, you won’t go wrong with any of these titles. It’s pretty great that gamers who have gone the PC route can still play some of the best, previously-exclusive titles around.
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves
Are You Ready To Seek Your Fortune?
Seek your fortune and leave your mark on the map in the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Uncover the thrilling cinematic storytelling and the largest blockbuster action set pieces in the UNCHARTED franchise, packed with all the wit, cunning, and over the top moments of the beloved thieves – Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer.
In an experience delivered by award winning developer Naughty Dog, the UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes the two critically-acclaimed, globe-trotting single player adventures from UNCHARTED™ 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED™: The Lost Legacy. Each story is filled with laughs, drama, high octane combat, and a sense of wonder – remastered to be even more immersive.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
PERFECTLY CRAFTED FOR PC!
Go solo in an epic race against time stuffed with danger and peril – or create teams of two to four adventurers for fun-packed party play as you work together to overcome nefarious tasks however you can imagine. Can you save Craftworld from the dastardly Vex and his nightmarish Topsy Turver device… and become the Knitted Knight of legend?
• PlayStation icon Sackboy bursts into action on PC in a huge 3D multiplayer platforming adventure.
• An epic journey stuffed with platforming challenges.
• Deeply immersive controls.
• Collaborative, chaotic and joyful multiplayer fun.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Following the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man. But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. To save all of Marvel’s New York, Miles must take up the mantle of Spider-Man and own it.