Steelrising

Posted:  September 10, 2022
SDHQ BUILD SCORE: 
95% Stable
Disclaimer:  This is an initial impression of the game. Our review and recommended settings will be updated when we've completed a full and thorough analysis of how it performs on Steam Deck. Check back soon for our full analysis!
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Review
Game Info

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
40 FPS
Limit
40
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
Linear
GPU Clock
1200
Proton Version

No Forced Compatibility

Game Settings

Display Mode: Full Screen

Resolution: 1280x800

Graphics Quality: Low Quality Preset

Upscaling: AMD FSR 1.0

AMD FSR Mode: Performance

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
14W - 17W
65c - 72c
2 - 3 hours

Review

Steelrising is a souls-like action RPG taking place in the gorgeous setting of Paris, 1789, during the French Revolution. As Aegie, a mechanical masterpiece, you are tasked with taking up against the King and his army of robots. With an assortment of weapons and abilities, you define your own fighting style while discovering secrets scattered throughout each detailed map. It is up to you to save history now.

I will start off by saying the Steam community reviews for Steelrising are completely correct, this game is poorly optimized. It does have upscalers enabled there, but even still, it was really hard to get a solid stable framerate from this game, even at the lowest quality shooting for 30 FPS.

At max settings, the game got around 10 FPS with 24W drain, which isn't good at all, but with some tweaking, I was able to settle it down to a decently stable 40 FPS with 17W drain max. Regardless of the settings I chose, there was still some stuttering, so I elected to keep the 40 FPS due to feeling so much smoother. Overall, I would be wary of the game. If you enjoy souls-like, go for it. The game is definitely playable, but if you play on the Steam Deck, be prepared for some framerate drops.

Screenshots:

Comparisons:

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While the max settings look significantly better, there is no way the game is playable with the framerate it is getting.

Stills:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

Steelrising is an enjoyable souls-like when it works. Unfortunately, be prepared for unstable framerates, it is definitely not optimized well.

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
BarbecuedKitty
Steam Profile
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$49.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

Review

Steelrising is a souls-like action RPG taking place in the gorgeous setting of Paris, 1789, during the French Revolution. As Aegie, a mechanical masterpiece, you are tasked with taking up against the King and his army of robots. With an assortment of weapons and abilities, you define your own fighting style while discovering secrets scattered throughout each detailed map. It is up to you to save history now.

I will start off by saying the Steam community reviews for Steelrising are completely correct, this game is poorly optimized. It does have upscalers enabled there, but even still, it was really hard to get a solid stable framerate from this game, even at the lowest quality shooting for 30 FPS.

At max settings, the game got around 10 FPS with 24W drain, which isn't good at all, but with some tweaking, I was able to settle it down to a decently stable 40 FPS with 17W drain max. Regardless of the settings I chose, there was still some stuttering, so I elected to keep the 40 FPS due to feeling so much smoother. Overall, I would be wary of the game. If you enjoy souls-like, go for it. The game is definitely playable, but if you play on the Steam Deck, be prepared for some framerate drops.

Screenshots:

Comparisons:

Left ImageRight Image

While the max settings look significantly better, there is no way the game is playable with the framerate it is getting.

Stills:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

Steelrising is an enjoyable souls-like when it works. Unfortunately, be prepared for unstable framerates, it is definitely not optimized well.

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
BarbecuedKitty
Steam Profile

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
40 FPS
Limit
40
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
Linear
GPU Clock
1200
Proton Version

No Forced Compatibility

Game Settings

Display Mode: Full Screen

Resolution: 1280x800

Graphics Quality: Low Quality Preset

Upscaling: AMD FSR 1.0

AMD FSR Mode: Performance

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
14W - 17W
65c - 72c
2 - 3 hours
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$49.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

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