The Steam Deck is the best way to play old games like these.
In this age of progress, it was only a matter of time before we could take Steam’s games with us wherever we went. The Steam Deck gives you a whole new world of things to do on a cross-country flight or during your hour-long lunch break at work.
You might finally have time to check out some of the biggest hits of the past. You may have put them on the back burner until you get through your ever-growing stack of new books, but you never get around to them. Now is a good time to look back at the best of the old catalog, thanks to the Steam Deck.
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast is probably what any Star Wars gamer would say is the most memorable game about Jedi from the last 30 years. If you haven’t heard of Kyle Katarn in other Star Wars media, this original storyline will introduce you to him. He is a former Jedi who works as a hired blaster for the New Republic after the Empire falls.
Kyle must, of course, go on a journey that puts him back on the path to becoming a Jedi in order to stop an Imperial Sect led by a strong force-user from causing trouble. In this adventure, fighting is a lot of fun.
This first-person shooter has some gothic and medieval fantasy elements. It came out in 1996 for the PC. After Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, it was id Software’s third shoot-em-up game with a lot of violence. Quake, on the other hand, stopped using 2D sprites on a 3D plane and switched to fully rendering enemies in 3D. It was the first game in what would become one of the best arena shooter series ever.
First-person shooters just keep getting harder. Taking a first-person shooter from a simpler time with you is a simple choice. It made fighting fast and crazy, with a lot of strafing, jumping, and even having low gravity. This is a great addition to your Steam Deck collection.
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered
In the eighth mainline game, you might have one of the craziest adventures in all of Final Fantasy. Follow Squall and his friends as they fight a powerful witch. This turn-based game pays tribute to the history and gameplay of Final Fantasy. This classic game, which came out for the first time on PlayStation in 1999, has been remastered to make it better.
From the point of view of how it’s played, it’s what you’d expect. Collect spells, weapons, and summons that can do a lot of damage to help your cause. So, get caught up in this crazy adventure that will take you across a mysterious fantasy world and even to space and back.
Chrono Trigger was first released for the Super Nintendo in 1995. It has a lot in common with the Final Fantasy series, including the fact that Hironobu Sakaguchi was one of the people who made both. In the game, you play as a silent avatar named Crono and his friends Marle, Lucca, and others.
This adventure is one of the best role-playing games (RPGs) you can play on the Steam Deck. In Chrono Trigger, you will fight enemies in a number of different time periods, such as the prehistoric era and a future with a lot of new technology. It’s a fantasy about going back in time, and you’ll need to gather allies, information, and items to help you on your quest.
Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil
The second part of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for the Nintendo 64 was better than the first. It took the graphics of the Nintendo 64 to its limits and improved the way shooting worked in the first game. Fans can now play this first-person quest on many platforms in a remastered version.
The Turok who comes after Tal’Set, the hero of the first game, is the player character. Joshua Fireseed is his name, and a mysterious alien woman named Adon has given him the job of defeating the Primagen, which is a powerful alien entity that uses its telepathic ability to control enemies all over the land.
Duke Nukem 3D
The unique Duke says, “It’s time to kick asses and chew bubble gum, but I’m out of gum.” In Duke Nukem 3D, the one-line-quoting hero of his own game series shows off his ego to the fullest. Duke must stop an alien invasion alone. Duke will make fun of himself and enjoy picking up women.
It’s fun to play because the first-person gunplay is quick and brutal. You can even use a shrink ray to turn your enemies into ants so you can step on them. It’s a funny and funny-to-laugh-at look at action heroes in the 1980s and 1990s.
Grim Fandango Remastered
If you know who Tim Schafer is, Psychonauts and this movie from 1998, Grim Fandango, are probably to blame. Schafer worked at LucasArts before he ran his own company, DoubleFine. Schafer created this adventure game about skeleton ghost Manny. It’s set in the Deadlands.
In this world based on Mexico, you play as Manny as he works at the Department of Death and solves puzzles. He helps the souls of the dead find their way to the Land of Eternal Rest, like a travel agent. It’s a strange game with a deep story, funny dialogue, and interesting characters.
Who needs the Doom Slayer when the Doomguy is still doing well on modern platforms? In Doom, the first hellish first-person shooter, a space marine tries to stop an invasion of demons on Mars (1993).
Explore the surface of Mars and even the depths of Hell to show hordes of demons that they shouldn’t mess with humans. It’s a fun shooter from a simpler time, like Quake. Consider how this pixelated violence against demon monsters caused a stir in the early 1990s and shaped the ESRB.
Before Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Adam Jensen’s neo-noir cyberpunk thrillers, there was JC Denton. Okay, that’s backwards in terms of time, since Adam Jensen’s story is a prequel to the original Deus Ex game from 2000, which is just called Deus Ex and follows UNATCO agent JC Denton.
This first-person game has elements of shooters, stealth games, and RPGs. As Denton, you will look into a plague and figure out what a mysterious group is up to. Fans of the niche cyberpunk genre will have a great time with Slope Game and the prequels that came out after it.
How could you not play Half-Life, Valve’s first first-person shooter, on their best portable device? When this game came out in 1998, it was praised by critics. It puts you in the role of Gordon Freeman, a scientist who has to fight off aliens from other dimensions as they come through a portal that his company, the Black Mesa Research Facility, opened.
Things get even crazier when the U.S. government gets involved and tries to kill the scientists who saw the event as part of a plan to hide the truth. You can’t miss this legendary sci-fi thrill.