The Steam Deck is a delightfully versatile platform, planting the power of a solid gaming PC right in your hands to take with you on the go. Whether it\u2019s for your commute, chilling out in bed, or sunning yourself on the beach, here are 10 unmissable games that are perfect to check out on your Steam Deck if you\u2019ve been lucky enough to nab one. Related: How to use a keyboard and mouse on Steam Deck Celeste Image via Matt Makes Games There\u2019s never been a better time to get into precision platformers, and they don\u2019t come much more precise than Celeste. With absurdly tight gameplay, a beautiful visual style, and a heart-wrenching story about anxiety and self-acceptance, this game is perfect for dipping into on a road trip. Climbing Celeste Mountain is no small task, and you\u2019ll need to get your timing just right to make it to the summit successfully. Thankfully, each screen provides the perfect bite-sized challenge to work through on the Steam Deck, and as a smaller indie game, it\u2019s unlikely to be much of a drain on your battery either. Cuphead Screenshot by Gamepur Cuphead is a game that feels a bit like a fever dream. From its stylish art inspired by 30s-era cartoons \u2014 though thankfully free from all that uncomfortably racist imagery a lot of them were known for \u2014 to its brutally hard difficulty, it\u2019s a riot from start to finish, assuming you can make it that far. Taking a crack at most of its levels or boss fights will usually only set you back 10 to 15 minutes or so, so it\u2019s perfect for blasting through a train journey or two. If playing at home, you could even play some local multiplayer and get Cuphead\u2019s pal Mugman in on the action too. Just make sure to wear headphones or get those speakers turned up so you don\u2019t miss the rip-roaring big-band soundtrack. Dicey Dungeons Roguelikes seem ideally suited for a platform like the Steam Deck. Each run-through of a game in this genre could take you anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, but they do tend to run shorter than most other games. Hades is the go-to roguelike for most folks, but for a little turn-based alternative with a dark sense of humor and some genuinely intriguing gameplay twists, look no further than Dicey Dungeons. Any run will usually take you no longer than half an hour, but there are so many different ways of playing it\u2019s like there are several different games buried in one. Disco Elysium Image via ZA\/UM It might seem counterintuitive to include an isometric CRPG on this list, considering that they so often rely on a combination of mouse and keyboard to flow well. But Disco Elysium, the award-winning RPG from controversy-ridden developer ZA\/UM, actually fits well on the Steam Deck. The game eschews a lot of the fighting and combat of others of its ilk like Baldur\u2019s Gate and the original Fallout, instead opting for a far more narrative and dialog-driven approach. As such, you can move about and select dialog options without any issues, and the game even does a pretty good job of getting the text at a readable size on the Deck\u2019s screen. If you haven\u2019t yet checked out this twisting and turning polemic against late-stage capitalism, now\u2019s the time. Elden Ring Image via Bandai Namco The idea of playing a game as massive as Elden Ring on a handheld device might seem like absolute lunacy. A game as devoted to seeing you dead as this one, able to be enjoyed from the comfort of one\u2019s own bed? They said it couldn\u2019t be done, but they were wrong. Indeed, there\u2019s something almost bewitching about spending some of the hundreds of hours you can pour into Elden Ring in a more mundane environment, and being able to drop in from time to time to get murdered by the Tree Sentinel again has a lot going for it. Just keep an eye on your battery life \u2014 if you\u2019re lucky, you\u2019ll get around two hours out of Elden Ring before your Steam Deck battery needs charging, so make the most of them. Horizon Zero Dawn Image via PlayStation Similarly to Elden Ring, Horizon Zero Dawn is a massive game to get squished down onto the Steam Deck\u2019s screen, but somehow it manages it with aplomb. Just like FromSoftware\u2019s breakout hit, the title is fully verified for Steam Deck, but will definitely take a bite out of your battery life. Still, it\u2019s worth it to see Aloy start her journey across her post-apocalyptic world infested with robot dinosaurs \u2014 especially considering it was one of the first Sony exclusives to get ported to PC. And besides, it\u2019s worth giving the series some love after the sequel, Forbidden West, had the questionable fortune to launch alongside the juggernaut that is Elden Ring. Jackbox Party Packs Image via Jackbox Games For many people, gaming is an inherently social thing, and the Jackbox games lean on that principle hard. Each pack features up to five games that players can join in on from their phones or other devices, making them perfect for, well, a party. Whether it\u2019s the side-splitting chaos of Quiplash, the bizarre tangents of Talking Points, or the thrill of romance in Monster Seeking Monster, the laughs are sure to come thick and fast. Since much of the action is done on players\u2019 own devices, you don\u2019t even need to connect extra controllers \u2014 bonus points if you\u2019re able to connect the device to a larger screen, though. Monster Hunter World Image via MonsterHunterWiki Sure, Monster Hunter Rise is the more recent entrant to the series, hauling in new players across the globe after launching to great fanfare on the Nintendo Switch. But that\u2019s just the thing \u2014 you can already play Monster Hunter Rise on the go. So why not check out Rise\u2019s older sibling, the one who laid the foundation for the new surge in the series\u2019 popularity? Monster Hunter World is a gargantuan piece of work, with so much content it\u2019s actually a little wild. If you\u2019re up for a little tinkering, you could even add in a few Monster Hunter World mods to mix things up. Outer Wilds Image via Annapurna Interactive Outer Wilds is a fascinating mystery set in the far reaches of space, combining the thrill of strangely-primitive space travel with an intriguing time-loop enigma to unravel. Each loop of the universe is set to 22 minutes, making this a perfect game to dip into for a short stint or two on the Steam Deck. Whether you\u2019re chatting with the locals or carefully piloting your ship to the borders of your galaxy to see how far you can go, there\u2019s something oddly relaxing about this game in which you unavoidably die every twenty minutes. Just try to resist the urge to yell \u201cEureka!\u201d on public transport when you figure out a part of the central mystery. Vampire Survivors Screenshot by Gamepur It\u2019s hard to overstate how totally the timed survival game Vampire Survivors dominated the landscape for a while. With the 1.0 release, there\u2019s plenty for newbies and veterans alike to get into in the game as they try and find the perfect combination of weapons and items to keep the unrelenting mobs of vicious creatures of the night at bay. The core gameplay is fairly easy to learn \u2014 you basically just need to move around and use the occasional face button \u2014 but things will soon start to get out of control. Thankfully, even when the screen is absolutely full to bursting with tiny little enemies hell-bent on your destruction, the Deck handles the load with a decent frame rate without being too severe a drain on the battery.