A collection of simulations that are a great fit for Valve's gaming handheld.
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Slow paced and perfect with a controller, farming sims are some of the best games for the Steam Deck. Roots of Pacha takes up very little space and won't drain your battery.
It's a little awkward using a controller, but once you've assigned everything and adjusted the sensitivity curve on the thumbstick, Frostpunk plays surprisingly well on the Deck.
Other than some minor controller faff, Two Point Hospital is a great fit for the Deck. This genuinely funny sim isn't graphically intensive and the install size is small.
There are some good controller layouts out there to play Rimworld on the Steam Deck, although you may want to find a mod that lets you scale the UI.
The fact that you can get masses of mods working on the Steam Deck makes it all the more tempting to get into a Simming sesh. Being able to scale the UI is also a big plus.