• ChromeOS now has Steam as an app.
  • PC games are usable on the Linux system.
  • Chromebooks are now also suitable for gamers.

The day has come when ChromeOS wants to compete with Windows and other platforms in the gaming space as well. Google has now released the first early version of Steam. Chromebooks are now more than browser PCs with Android games. They support modern cloud gaming, the most popular games for Android mobile devices and now real PC games.

Steam on Chromebooks: Nothing is left to chance

In short: Steam in the alpha version requires at least 8 gigabytes of RAM and also a Core i5 or i7 from the 11th generation. So quite up-to-date and fast hardware, which is probably not included in most Chromebooks sold. But it’s also not a new phenomenon that gaming needs a little more power.

The supported Chromebooks (03/22):

  • Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)
  • ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)
  • HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook
  • Lenovo 5i-14 Chromebook

Google says more Chromebooks are likely to come as new devices with the right performance become available. With the devices available to date, the selection of devices that support the necessary standards remains small.

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PC games can thus be played on Chromebooks, the first international colleagues report after their test runs. The list of supported games is already very long for the first day and includes titles like Fallout 4, Portal, Civilization, Left 4 Dead 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and many more. This list will grow longer over time.

The supported games (o3/22):

  • portal 2
  • Hades Select
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • World of Tanks Blitz
  • The Elder Scrolls V: SSE
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Euro truck simulator 2
  • Dead Cells
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Celeste
  • unturned
  • Half Life 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • PAYDAY 2
  • terraria
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Project Zomboid
  • RimWorld
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Stellaris
  • Bloons TD 6
  • Factorio
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • geometry dash
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Overcooked! 2
  • HollowKnight
  • Table top simulator
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Slay the Spire
  • Cuphead
  • TEKKEN 7
  • Loop Hero
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Grim Dawn
  • RISK: Global Domination
  • Northgard
  • Fishing Planet
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Farm Together
  • Darkest dungeon
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 8
  • Baba Is You
  • A Short Hike
  • Fallout 4
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Disco Elysium
  • Escape Simulator
  • Untitled Goose Game

Steam on ChromeOS in the video

Info from Chromium.org.