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Can you play Portal: Revolution on Steam Deck?

Prepare for the Revolution!

You take one of my favorite gaming platforms, the Steam Deck, and give me a new high-quality community mod for a game I love, Portal 2, and you get magic. That is if Portal: Revolution works on Steam Deck.

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Is Portal: Revolution on Steam Deck?

Good news! Portal: Revolution is available on Steam Deck! While I’ve seen people report that the controls can be wonky and the performance takes a dip around chapter 3, all-in-all, Portal: Revolution is 100% playable on Steam Deck.

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Since Portal: Revolution is a community mod on top of Portal 2, you need to own Portal 2 to play this free Portal mod. Portal and Portal 2 are available for USD $9.99, and they constantly go on sale for cheaper. They are two of the best games ever made, so Portal: Revolution aside, I recommend you get and play them.

If you’re running into issues playing Portal: Revolution on Steam Deck, I’ve heard some have found success when running it through GE-Proton8-25. To enable this, go to the settings of Portal: Revolution on Steam by pressing the gamepad icon. Then, select properties and then compatibility. Tick the box that reads, “Force the use of a specific steam play compatibility tool.” Select GE-Proton8-25 from the dropdown, save, and launch Portal: Revolution.

Since you can play Portal and Portal 2 on Steam Deck, it would be shocking to see Portal: Revolution not work on Steam Deck. Also, considering Portal and Portal 2 are made by Valve and Valve owns all of Steam and the Steam Deck, it would be extra wild if you weren’t able to play Portal: Revolution on Steam Deck.

Hopefully, you enjoy Portal: Revolution from the comfort of your couch or bed thanks to the Steam Deck. If it’s been a while since you’ve played Portal 2, you should jump back in and experience the ray tracing update.


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Noah Nelson
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.