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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Hey!
I use a large majority Of Games On Shadow So Here’s Some I Know Work And Runs Well On The Lowest Possible Connection (5MBps)
 

  • Rust
  • FiveM (GTA V Modification)
  • Uno - UPlay
  • Watch Dogs 1 & 2
  • Garry’s Mod
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call Of Duty Black Ops
  • SCP: Secret Laboratory
  • VR Chat
  • Wallpaper Engine
  • Portal 2

I Know this may not be a lot but I know there are many more that work of course! 

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Microsoft flight simulator  👌

 

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I started using Shadow to play Cities: Skylines! because my personal computer (just a work Macbook Pro) could barely keep up even on small cities. For a long time, I was considering building my own PC, but just couldn’t find the time. With Shadow, I was able to start gaming right away, crank up the settings, and actually enjoy the game!

 

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

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Star Citizen

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Hi there ill throw in my opinions of what runs great,

 

  • Witcher 2 ( the only thing that might make this awkward is in steam when you click the file from the quick launcher in Shadow on say a mobile phone, it goes to a desktop mode where the separate Witcher launcher opens and on a tiny screen can be awkward to click play again :D)
  • Dota 2 ( it had 6ms ping in your Paris servers in game  however this isn’t representative on the ping the player would feel as we are streaming the desktop itself)
  • Monster Hunter world
  • Apex legends
  • Dark souls 3
  • Terraria

Basically I have the thought that with a troubleshoot any game I throw at it will run even if the settings have to be lowered.

P.S. - I’m on the most basic shadow package and it runs most things at a high-Ultra detail at 1080p :)

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    We set up an IRacing Rig on Shadow with a ghost, Logitech steering wheel, 65” curved Samsung TV, and a Playseat. Works pretty darn well but we are having Audio issues with Headset and Microphone. Ghost does not seem to recognize headsets with Microphones built-in. 

  • Civ 6
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Banished
  • Tropico 5
  • Witcher 3
  • Dota 2
  • Warcraft 3 Remastered

@Iamf7o I do run it at ultra, because after doing some experimenting I was never able to get 60fps no matter what settings.  Ultra I get around 35-40fps, and on lower settings I was getting a max of like 40-43.  I’m guessing its CPU bottlenecked and thats why the changed settings makes such a minimal impact. 

I don’t really have any lag in my games unless I’m playing on wifi.  In my experience shadow 100% needs to be used on a wired connection for quality play.  

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I've, also, been playing Star Citizen on Shadow.

Tips:

#1 - If you're getting an installer error from the launcher during download/install you'll want to install the game in a directory outside of the “Program Files” folder. Alternatively, you can create a virtual hard disk and install the game there.

#2 - Unless you are located very close to the Shadow server array, it's probably best to avoid game interactions  like fps and dogfighting. This goes for any game mechanics that requires near zero lag. At least until technology catches up and destroys the nightmare that is latency.

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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.

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 3

Tiny Tina Wonderlands

 

 

 

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NO MANS SKY - All settings at Ultra !

Quake Champions

 

and I have set my shadow bandwidth i to 10Mbs

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I haven't managed to get the GOG launcher to work it throws an error and works on my plain laptop just not on . But other than that all the launchers seem to work and I haven't found a game that doesn't work yet.

 

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Loving my Shadow so far I have played 

  • Surviving Mars
  • Minecraft
  • Diablo 3
  • GTA V
  • RDR2
  • Starcraft 2 
  • Cities Skylines
  • Nascar Heat 4
  • The Golf Club 2019
  • American Truck Simulator

I am sure I have missed a few 

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AC:3 Remastered is not compatible tho.

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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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

 

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. 

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 ?

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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.

 

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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Minecraft with shaders works fine for me, using Boost. Depending on the mods I'm sure it could get a bit laggy if they are super extensive.

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Also, Valorant is a no-go right now (not due to Shadow, but Riot Games).

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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