Steam Deck now supports one of this year’s hottest games. Not every Steam game is compatible with the Steam Deck. Many are not even compatible with the handheld machine when released. For example, when Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive came out A Plague Tale: Requiem on October 18, 2022, it was not compatible with Steam Deck. Almost a month later, that has changed thanks to a new update of the game.
Unfortunately, the finer details of compatibility aren’t disclosed, so it’s unclear how well the game will run on the machine. As you may know, the game is absolutely gorgeous and the rat physics puts even the best PC gaming rigs to the test, so it’s hard to imagine it running super well on the handheld machine. That said, it should run better than before.
As for the game itself, it’s a sequel to 2019 A plague story: innocence. On Metacritic, the game has an 85, a few points higher than its predecessor. We don’t know how well it sold, but it attracted a million players in its first week. Normally you could translate this to sales, but it was available through Xbox Game Pass, which muddies the water a lot.
“Although it is not without faults, A Plague Tale: Requiem is probably one of the better games I’ve played this year,” reads an excerpt from our review of the game. “At a time when story-driven action games are becoming scarcer, Asobo continues to prove with Requiem that it is very capable of helping with carrying the torch within this genre. I’m not sure if we’ll see any future Plague Tale titles in the future, but given the jump made with Requiem, I definitely hope this isn’t Asobo’s last outing in this space.
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