What Games Do We Officially Support?


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First, let’s make things right. Shadow is not a library of games. And that’s a good thing. Because it’s much much more! 

Why? Just because. 

But also:

 

👉 On Shadow, you can play any game from Steam, EpicStore, etc. pretty much any game launcher you like! 

👉 You’re more of an Indie game player? We’ve got you covered: you can download your favorite games on Shadow! 

👉 And of course, do much more than gaming. But if you’re here, we bet you already knew that!

 

So yes, Shadow can support pretty much any game under specific conditions: as long as Shadow meets the hardware requirements for a specific game and the developer allows virtualization, we’re all set! 

 

That being said, you wanted us to publish a list of games that we tried on Shadow. Unfortunately, we don’t have someone (yet?) to try ALL the games that exist on Shadow (if we do, please help me get that job). In the meantime, here is a list of popular games among Shadow users:

 

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

  • League of Legends

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Fortnite

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Destiny 2

 

If you try a game that isn’t on this list, please let us know in the answers below!


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Borderlands 2

Borderlands 3

Tiny Tina Wonderlands

 

 

 

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I’ve played FFXIV, City of Heroes, and World of Warcraft so far on the Shadow, plus a few emulator games. Everything seems to play well except FFXIV seems less smooth than the others for some reason. I’m not sure why. FFXIV is perfectly playable mind you, and the in-game fps tracker shows my fps over 100, it’s just that on my screen its not as buttery smooth looking as WoW or CoH.

I’ve been playing Escape From Tarkov and it plays very well

Waiting so hard for my shadow to play EFT too.. Love it and thx you say it works well ;) 

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xplane11 works great most of the time.

 

Thess where all play be me on shadow boast with 60 to 80 FPS and most of all games are on a high to ultra setting @ 1920 x 1080 

Some of these game im sure I could move to ultra but they are just as good on high settings with no lag in video or sound quality. 

The only problem I have come across is with multi-player and getting my microphone to work and thats it 

 

Dayz --- high to ultra setting 

Assassins Creed Valhalla-- high setting ( started playing 11/10/20 ) 

Fallout 4 -- high setting 

Anno 1800 -- high setting 

Gta V - high setting 

State of Decay 2 -- ultra 

Frostpunk -- high setting 

Survive the Aftermath-- high setting 

Grounded -- high setting 

 

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100mbps wifi/ethernet, activated 2 years ago, current ultra user here.

Shadow is designed in a way that makes it possible to play any and all games that you would be able to play on any physical PC.

Lately there have been some issues with a small handful of games, which also happen to be very popular games. These issues are based around the fact that the shadow pc runs in a Virtual machine(VM).
(So like imagine if you were using a mac computer, and decided you wanted to use windows so you download an app that opens a windows desktop within the mac desktop. )

So I just tried to find the post that shows all the confirmed games that don’t work as of currently, but for some reason it’s been moved and brings up a 404. That being said I am pretty sure I remember the list.

  • Red dead redemption 2 - had issues with crashing on the main menu after a recent patch, may or may not have been fixed but I don’t believe so.
  • Valorant - my understanding of this is that the anti-cheat software does not allow VMs, therefore as you may have guessed it prevents valorant from running on shadow.
  • Genshin Impact - this game blocks VMs, apparently because one could use a VM on their existing desktop to abuse the game’s systems (if I recall correctly)
  • Xbox game pass games - I’m not entirely sure about this one, although reports suggest there are problems with trying to download games from game pass.

There may be one or two others I can’t remember completely off the top of my head. 
I’ve played a lot of games on shadow and so here’s a list of games that have worked great:

  • Terraria
  • Minecraft
  • ARK
  • CSGO
  • R6: Siege
  • MGSV
  • Death Stranding
  • All call of duty games
  • All battlefield games
  • GTAV
  • LoL
  • Star Phantasy Online 2 (Microsoft store)
  • Overwatch
  • SW: Battlefront 1&2
  • Apex Legends
  • Fortnite
  • Dauntless
  • Spellbound
  • Rocket League
  • Rogue Company
  • Escape from Tarkov
  • Star citizen
  • Elite Dangerous
  • No Man’s Sky
  • TF2
  • Gmod
  • Literally any indie game I’ve ever played
  • Literally any game I’ve attempted to play on steam
  • Literally any game I’ve attempted to play on Epic Games
  • Literally any game I’ve attempted to play on Origin, Uplay and Blizzard.

As you can see, it’s exactly the same as if I had my own physical pc and can choose/play games at will. Ironically I have never played the games that are experiencing issues, and it does suck that some games block VMs and aren’t putting enough effort into helping the shadow gamers out. Hopefully this will change with our new ceo, I have faith. 

P.S. even before shadow had 3 different options (worse than current boost tier) I could run any game on mostly high, half of that on ultra and some on medium. Being lucky enough to have pre-ordered Ultra early and getting it in march earlier this year I’ve been able to run anything I throw at it on ultra max settings 1080p@60fps.
With the exception of star citizen, because that game currently isn't designed to run at more than 25fps lol

Sorry for the length, hope this helps!

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So far

 

World Of Warcraft - Works great 60 FPS

Mafia: Definitive Edition - 60-80 FPS

 

US Alabama Server and I am in Israel (most to say, my link is stable - fiber optic)

Me all my games run very fast and very good fps ….

 

BF V

COD modern Warfare

Fortnite

Wow

cs go

Heroes of storm

Overwatch 

Battlefront 2 

Apex

PES

RB6 siege

 

the only game with problems laggy fps is Escape from tarkov and no solution ?

 

Regards

Shadow has ran everything I’ve tried to the 9’s.

 

  1. Warframe
  2. X-Plane 11 v11.50
  3. The Division 2 (someone else mentioned this one already, but I can confirm)
  4. Star Wars The Old Republic

I love Shadow.

 

Games that have worked for me so far:

rise of nations

streets of rage 4

mechwarrior 5

ori will of wisps

stellaris

civ 5

deep rock galactic

minecraft dungeons

 

Do you have mouse click issues with DRG? Sometimes the mouse doesn’t register the click so you have to triple or quadruple click the mouse to shoot?

has any one played hunt showdown or remnant from ashes on shadow? those are the two main games I play and I wont have my shadow until October :(

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Let’s remove RDR2 from here since a bunch of shadow users can’t play anymore since last update 

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how is fortnite on their “official support list” I put all low settings and I cant even get 90fps like the game runs pretty bad compared to a $500 pc.

 

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I run everything on ultra and get more than that.

tf shadow cant handle all epic settings the game is unplayable. i have all my settings on low and it still wont hit 90fps, so idk how ur running epic

Hi all.

 

My list off working on shadow.

 

-Predator hunting grounds 

-Maneather

-the isle

-DBZ fighter Z

-Injustice 2

-starcitizen

 

 

PS there is 1 game that isnt working for me it has a lot off jittering

-Starwars battle front 2

 

Mby somebody has the same prob as me with this game.

its tobad i really like that game its one off my fav. 

i got a 500 mbps internet connection and shadow auto bandwidth is set on 50

 it doenst matter iff i change bandwidth lower is worse. higher same jittering prob.

 

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how is fortnite on their “official support list” I put all low settings and I cant even get 90fps like the game runs pretty bad compared to a $500 pc.

 

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I run everything on ultra and get more than that.

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how is fortnite on their “official support list” I put all low settings and I cant even get 90fps like the game runs pretty bad compared to a $500 pc.

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Star Citizen

Hi. Are you using Boost ? I am getting max 28 fps ( I don’t know if it is related to the game (or server side) performance or CPU and RAM are bottlenecks. 

I originally played on what’s now referred to as Boost. I know have Ultra. I believe it to be a server side issue. Some days I get 40-60 fps and some days I get 25-35 fps…. Same game, same settings.

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Microsoft flight simulator  👌

 

Looks amazing) I am still waiting for my alpha invite… how is it running for you ? smooth ? are you using Boost or Ultra ?

WOW! Just wow! I can’t wait for the new flight sim to be released.

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Star Citizen

Yup, this! I play WAY too many hours of Star Citizen, using my Shadow.

BattleStar Galactica deadlock

Empyaon Galactic Serviavel

Battletech

Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail

Ultimate General: Civil War

Jedi Fallen Order

Conan Exiles

Assassins Creed: Unity, syndicate, Oragins, and Odassy

I play a lot of steam and rift vr games on shadow through virtual desktop on my quest and it is an amazing experience! It looks better than quest native games and there's usually no lag or anything that i notice. Anyway, of course I'm gonna add to the ongoing (and very helpful) list:

The forest (both vr with oculus touch controllers and flat with a ps4 controller)

No man's sky 

The walking dead saints and sinners 

FL studio (not vr but i used my quest to do it so i guess it counts as vr on shadow)

Kobold

Echo arena

Lies beneath

Seeking dawn

I'm realizing now that i may have issues with buying games! Lol. This is actually  a MUCH longer list and i don't wanna try to rack my brain trying to remember them all here but if, in the future, any of u are curious how deep the rabbit hole goes, I'm always willing to say if I've tried a particular game you may be curious about. 

 

 

 

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Adding to the list, the Origin games launcher also has been working for me. I've used a few different games on it, with the most notable being Sims 4.

Microsoft flight simulator  👌

 

Looks amazing) I am still waiting for my alpha invite… how is it running for you ? smooth ? are you using Boost or Ultra ?

Star Citizen

Hi. Are you using Boost ? I am getting max 28 fps ( I don’t know if it is related to the game (or server side) performance or CPU and RAM are bottlenecks. 

Games I play are a mixture but all settings are on Ultra high:

  • Space Engineers
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • CIV VI
  • The Division 2
  • Kerbal Space Program (plus note I’m hyped for KSP2)

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