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Can You Play Games While Downloading Steam Deck (Proof INSIDE!)

The Steam Deck is one of the best gaming hardware ever made. Having a console more powerful than a PS4 in the palm of your hand is amazing.

But it isn’t EXACTLY like a console. Instead, it’s more like a PC; this article will explain whether you can play and download games simultaneously.

Steam Deck downloads games and plays the game simultaneously. The only time it will not download a game is in sleep mode.

You can see in my below YouTube video, where I show how I was downloading Persona 5 Royal while playing the Metro Exodus at the same time.

Below is a photo before I started the test, and after, the photo shows the download progression made.

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The only problem the Steam Deck has is its battery life. Curious how long it lasts to play one of the best modern AAA releases, Elden Ring? Find out in my article here, where I did a detailed test.