Can you play System Shock Remake on Steam Deck?

Are you ready to receive a shock?

System Shock Remake is one of the most anticipated titles of 2023. The main reason behind this hype is that the series is returning to the mainstream market after not having a single release since 1999, with few remastered versions of the original game released in the mid-2010s. To accommodate the buzz surrounding the game, the developers have already stated that the game will be available on every current generation platform, such as PlayStation, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.

While most of the supported platforms list has been addressed, one question that has been pestering players is whether the game will be available to play on the popular Steam-based handheld platform: Steam Deck.

Is System Shock Remake available on Steam Deck?

To answer this burning question, yes, you can play the System Shock Remake on your Steam Deck. But there is a twist to it. It's not actually available on Steam Deck, but you can calibrate some settings so that the game can be played on the device.

Here's a quick look at the aforementioned steps:

  1. Purchase and install System Shock on Steam Deck.
  2. Choose System Shock Remake from your list of games and select the Settings option.
  3. Inside the Settings drop-down box, pick Properties and then choose Compatibility.
  4. Toggle the Force the use of specific Steam Play compatibility tool option.
  5. Close everything and relaunch System Shock Remake to play it on Steam Deck.

Related: System Shock Remake Compared to Original System Shock

Remember, you are forcing the game to run with the compatibility tool. So, don't expect smooth gameplay unless you lower your graphic settings.

For more on System Shock Remake, check out System Shock Remake Platforms and System Requirements or All System Shock Remake Difficulty Levels on Pro Game Guides.

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