Hi everyone, I’m looking for some grindy games to play on the deck (any genre is OK).

Currently playing monster hunter world and I think I’ll give factorio a try.

Any suggestions?

    • @InternetCitizen2
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      55 months ago

      I’ve heard enough that I wish I pulled the trigger last month.

    • @CarbonatedPastaSauce
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      45 months ago

      I just finished a 200 hour Rampant playthrough yesterday (on my PC) so I love me some Factorio. But I can’t imagine how it plays with console controls. Is it decent?

      • @[email protected]
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        75 months ago

        The dev went to great lengths to optimize the controller support. He wrote about it on his blog while he was working on it. Pretty interesting stuff.

        • GreenAlex
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          25 months ago

          I haven’t looped back to the game since it was added. How would you say the controller support is compared to the trackpad style setups that were previously required on Deck?

          • @colforge
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            15 months ago

            I’ve only played on the Steam Deck but I found the controls to be fairly intuitive and easy to use. I’ve played over 160 hours and never once wished I had a keyboard and mouse instead.

        • @[email protected]
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          I appreciate the effort, all works, but I think it’s still very difficult to play factorio on a handheld only imo. I tried it. Some game formats just don’t work well on handhelds…

  • @sp6
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    You could probably play the SCS Truck Simulator games basically indefinitely.

    Vampire Survivors is an absurdly addicting Deck game, and can be considered grindy if you go for the eggs late-game.

    Deep Rock Galactic is a good one too, if you’re okay with no aim assist and playing solo or with randoms.

    • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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      75 months ago

      I can’t believe I have a fancy ass gaming PC and played like 50+ hours of Vampire Survivor.

      Then bought a Steam Deck and played another 50+ hours of Vampire Survivor.

    • WilfordGrimley
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      45 months ago

      No aim assist in DRG? Engineer with dual sentries and Loki Smart Rifle says hello.

  • FartsWithAnAccent
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    5 months ago

    Gunfire Reborn, Hades, Vampire Survivor, Cyberpunk 2077, Carrion, Slime Rancher 1 & 2, Stardew Valley, Warframe, Death Stranding, Wreckfest, Orcs Must Die 3, Castle Crashers, ARK: Survival Evolved, and Dead Cells are all over the map genre wise but all have grindy elements that may or may not vibe with you.

  • @proper
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    105 months ago

    really enjoying halls of torment, vampire survivors, project zomboid, and persona 5 on the deck lately. And of course Palworld runs great, very grindy but i’ve been playing it mainly on desktop.

    • FartsWithAnAccent
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      75 months ago

      I’ve been meaning to try that one on my deck but if it runs, I’d definitely recommend Palworld

    • @CarbonatedPastaSauce
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      55 months ago

      Seconding Halls of Torment. It’s a perfect game for the deck. I spent about 80 hours 100%ing it. There’s your grind! Not bad for 5 bucks.

  • Eggyhead
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    No mans Sky is pretty good. My buddy and I teamed up and make a series of production facilities across a network of planets in order to provide enough materials to manufacture the most expensive items in the game.

    There was no reason to do that considering how charitable people are, but we just did it anyway.

    You can also grind for the best ships and gear and stuff, or build a base on a planet or on a space freighter.

    • @[email protected]
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      15 months ago

      I attempted to do that once. I got a couple hours into calculating exactly what all I needed before giving up. Especially after figuring out it’s not even the best way to make money in the game. But I’ve also spent hours and hours designing and building bases just for fun, so I get it.

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        Yeah I couldn’t have done it alone. My friend did the calculation and I did the planet hunting. We’d team up to pinpoint optimal resource points and constructing their facilities. However, since he owned some facilities and I owned others, we could only access them all when we were both online. Also, only he had the recipe for some parts and I the others, so we had to do some passing back and forth to complete the process. We only ever did it once and realized we probably wouldn’t need to do it ever again with all the money we got out of it.

  • GreenAlex
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    75 months ago

    Factorio is indeed a great choice. Whenever you’re ready for more Monster Hunter, Risse+Sunbreak is also amazing (playing it now myself). ARPGs like Grim dawn and Chronicon also give plenty of playtime if they’re your style.

  • Glitchington
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    65 months ago

    Path of Exile has a lot of good grind to it. Every league added mechanics, and a bunch of them went core over the years. Also, if you haven’t hit the Guiding Lands in MHW, the grind gets real there.

  • kryllic
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    45 months ago

    Minecraft: Dungeons, easily. I usually play that with a show on or something, it’s mindless fun

  • JoYo
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    45 months ago

    ESO can be grindy depending on what you do.

    • @Panron
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      35 months ago

      Playing this myself in anticipation of the upcoming expansion adding skill customization.

      Plays well on the Deck, plus mods are great to help make some of the grind even better (I’m loving the lazy writ crafting mod).

  • @[email protected]
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    45 months ago

    Warframe. I played it for 1400 hours, and I can attest that it is grindy.

    But it’s still fun, and there’s a lot of content for a F2P game. You can even earn the premium currency by grinding (and a few events throughout the year). It’s Deck Verified, too!

    • @[email protected]
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      35 months ago

      Seconded. Let’s not bring up playtimes and make anyone feel any sort of way but with over a decade of development, there will be something you can do. You can fish, you can hunt, you can ride a hoverboard, you can dance. Most of those things are just Open world things, but Warframe also has standard randomized tileset missions where premade tiles are laid out by way of some algorithm to make every mission unique while being built out of pieces you can become incredibly familiar with.

      Beyond this, now that Cross Play and more importantly, cross save/progression is active you will have so many sweaty vets willing to help you on your platform (the Deck) and from other platforms like switch, PS4/5, and Xbone/Series.

      If anyone feels interested in this game, definitely dip your toes and just take it slow. No need to rush things since you can always just take a break and try something else while things are building.

      • @9715698
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        25 months ago

        What type of purchases are there? Anything required?

        • @[email protected]
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          You never have to pay a cent. The game may still let new players believe that gear is locked behind a paywall but most items in the market have blueprints that you build by gathering materials in game and then waiting.

          The things you can’t buy blueprints for from the in game market are usually from clans which should be free to join (i.e., if someone is demanding you pay them for joining find a better clan) or earned in game during missions.

          To be fair it has been a while since I was buying new weapons in the market because I am near level cap so I’m not sure how prominent the “Buy Blueprint” option is compared to the “spend premium currency” option but they did revise those screens to make it more apparent that real money doesn’t need to change hands

          That being said, if you wanna drop a few thousand I’m sure you can buy every available cosmetic, all the available weapons, all the available characters, the supporters packs, the prime access that’s currently available, etc. I made my first purchase at like 500 hours and that was because I really felt they were improving the product better than some Triple A titles were at the time.

          Stop by Dormi.zone to see what fans of the series are saying here on Lemmy. Afaik we aren’t sanctioned by Digital Extremes but we haven’t hit the critical mass of other websites yet so they don’t see fit to pay developers to watch these boards.

  • @[email protected]
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    45 months ago

    How do you define grind? I went from zero to sixty hours in Rimworld in the span of a few weeks and IMO it plays quite well on the deck (not perfect, but surprisingly well for a traditionally M&K PC game).

    • @[email protected]
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      15 months ago

      I agree about the controls. I played on PC many times beforehand. They did a decent job of adapting it to the steam deck.

  • @Hiro8811
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    35 months ago

    Oxygen not included Skyrim