Join us as we test the Steam Deck with a variety of racing games. Designed and built by Valve – the team behind the Half-Life franchise and digital video game store Steam – the Steam Deck was introduced as an all-in-one portable gaming PC.
However, this does not mean that all racing games found on Steam are fully compatible with the system, as only about 10% of the entire Steam back catalog is classified as “verified” (in other words: fully compatible).
Fortunately, however, there are now some excellent examples of the racing genre available to play on Steam Deck, including the likes of the fully verified Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2.0, and Circuit Superstars.
Watch Rich try Forza Horizon 5, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Wreckfest and Split/Second in handheld form in our Steam Deck Playthrough video – games ranging from verified to “Not supported” ratings are enough.
The question is, how well does the Steam Deck perform when playing a variety of hardware-intensive racing games? Is it powerful enough to handle the demanding graphics demands of racing sims? And perhaps most importantly, does it have enough battery life to make gaming on the go a real prospect?
Hopefully we’ll find the answer to these questions – and more – shortly…