Forza Horizon 5 now playable

After a short delay, the steam bridge launched in the UK on February 25. When it comes to gaming on the go, Valve’s new portable gaming PC is an impressive piece of kit. It’s also the perfect handheld for racing games.

Instead of digital triggers like on the Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck features pressure-sensitive analog triggers, allowing for precise throttle and braking control in racing simulations. Art of rally was recently verified for Valve’s handheld gaming PC, but what other racing games are compatible with Steam Deck?

Forza Horizon 5 now playable on Steam Deck

Although Forza Horizon 5 was shown running on Steam Deck prior to launch, it was not officially supported. Now, however, Forza Horizon 5 is playable on Steam Deck. Playing Forza Horizon 5 on the go is now a reality.

A recent benchmark test by Digital Foundry revealed that Forza Horizon 5 runs at 30fps on high presets with 4x MSAA.

That’s impressive considering how much cheaper the Steam Deck is than other high-end handhelds like the GPD Win 3 and Aya Neo.

Forza Horizon 5 works surprisingly well on Steam Deck according to a test from Digital Foundry

What is the Steam Deck?

Announced in 2021, the Steam Deck is a powerful portable gaming PC. With an AMD RDNA 2 GPU, AMD Zen 2 processor, and 16GB of built-in RAM, the Steam Deck can play triple-A games on the go without breaking a sweat.

Games running on the Steam Deck will also look great thanks to a seven-inch, 60Hz LCD touchscreen displaying a 1280×800 resolution.

Powered by Linux, the Steam Deck allows players to access their entire Steam library wherever they go. However, not all games are fully compatible with Steam Deck yet.

What racing games are compatible with Steam Deck?

Valve is currently evaluating the compatibility of each Steam game for the portable system. Each game tested has one of four Steam Deck compatibility ratings: Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown.

Verified games are fully compatible with Steam Deck, providing “a great and smooth Deck experience” according to Valve.

Thanks to its pressure-sensitive triggers, the Steam Deck promises to be a great way to play racing games on the go

Games listed as “playable” will also work on Steam Deck but may not be optimized for handheld. In these games, you may need to adjust graphics settings to improve performance.

According to Play on Linux, there are over 300 verified games on Steam Deck at the time of writing. In total, more than 500 games are either verified or playable on Steam Deck. More games will likely be checked out as we get closer to launch.

Several racing games are verified on Steam Deck. This means that you will be able to play these games on Steam Deck without issue.

Verified Steam Deck Racing Games

  • American truck simulator
  • rally art
  • Motorist 2
  • CarX Drift Racing Online
  • Circuit Superstars
  • crazy cab
  • DiRT Rally
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • F1 2015
  • F1 2020
  • GRID
  • Horizon Chase Turbo
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Inertial drift
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 3
  • mud runner
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix
  • CARS 3 Project
  • Redout: improved edition
  • Ride 4
  • rocket league
  • Transformed Sonic & All-Stars Racing Collection
  • Toy Box Turbos
  • FUsion Trials
  • Shipwreck Party

Playable Steam Deck racing games

  • Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • BeamNG.player
  • city ​​car driving
  • cluster truck
  • F1 2016
  • F1 2021
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Flat 2
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Kart Garfield
  • Garfield Kart: Furious Race
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • My Bazou
  • Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Video Game 4
  • MX vs. ATV All Out
  • Need heat fast
  • Need for Speed ​​Hot Pursuit Remastered
  • Need of speed
  • Need for speed rivals
  • CARS Project
  • snow runner
  • The crew
  • The long journey
  • Trackmania Stadium
  • Trackmania United Forever

Unsupported Steam Deck racing games

  • ABP reloaded
  • Active Corsa
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now
  • Carmageddon Max Damage
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • steer
  • Parallel line driver
  • F1 2012
  • F1 2014
  • F1 racing stars
  • Ultimate Flat Carnage
  • GRID 2
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • Motor Town: behind the wheel
  • MotoGP 21
  • NASCAR 2021 Ignition
  • Need of speed
  • Need quick refund
  • Shift 2: Unleashed
  • Sonic Racing Team
  • The crew 2
  • Trials Evolution Gold Edition
  • Rising trials
  • WRC 10

Where can I buy the Steam Deck?

In the UK, the Steam Deck starts at £349. There are three storage options: 64GB (£349), 256GB (£459) and 512GB (£569). Alternatively, you can expand storage with SD cards. While some orders began shipping in February, new orders are expected to arrive “after the third quarter.”

You can make a reservation on the Steam Deck Official Site. Reservations require a £4 deposit, which covers the cost of the Steam Deck. The deposit will be refunded if you decide to cancel the order.