Playing Metroid Prime on a Steam Deck shouldn’t feel this good

A picture of Metroid Prime running on a Valve Steam Deck handheld.
Thanks to the developers of PrimeHack and EmuDeck for making it possible to play one of my favorite games on the go. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

If there were gamer commandments, not expecting too much out of Nintendo would probably be chiseled onto it. Still, I was hopeful that on November 18th, it would surprise launch a Switch version of the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Nintendo did no such thing on that day, the 20th birthday of Metroid Prime, the timeless modernization of the series that turned it into a first-person shooter. I didn’t let that get me down. After all, I own a Steam Deck, which seems to be as good at emulating non-PC games as it is at playing many PC titles.

Getting the three-game collection made for the Wii running on the Steam Deck was a surprisingly easy and fast process, and it requires very little experience dealing with emulators. Not to mention, it’s…

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Author: Cameron Faulkner