Stadia adds new Retro Games section

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Google Stadia added several new games this week for the first time in a while, as the platform has also added a new “Retro” section and picked up some new hardware.

New games on Stadia

Stadia has been in a bit of a drought for new games for the past few weeks, but several new games arrived this week.

The biggest expansion game from a new “Retro Games” section on the Stadia store, which gives gamers a quick and easy place to pick up remakes of older games. Right now, the section is only containing Atari’s “Recharged” series, which picked up four new titles this week. Presumably, this section could expand in time – it seems like a no-brainer to add the Doom 64 port to this section.

All five new games added to Stadia this week include:

Google has added 53 new games to Stadia in 2022. In 2021, Google delivered 107 new titles to the Stadia library, and the company promised at least 100 new games during 2022, which is impossible at this current rate unless there are dozens of releases in the coming weeks.

Games coming to Stadia

As a part of October’s Stadia Pro lineup, five brand new games will be coming to Stadia including:

  • Arcade Paradise
  • Drawful 2
  • Slaycation Paradise
  • Tangle Tower
  • Looking for Aliens

From Space picked up a new release date of November 3 this week, after having been delayed earlier this month. The game will still arrive day-and-date on Stadia.

Finally, Taxi Chaos is rumored to be headed to Stadia, as Stadiahoy claims. Take this with a huge grain of salt, as we’re not aware of any track record at play.

Updates

Chromecast with Google TV (HD) is officially Stadia-compatible

The Chromecast with Google TV (HD) went official this week for $29.99 with 1080p output, HDR, and official support for Google Stadia. The affordable streamer will be the latest addition to the list of officially supported devices for Stadia, the company confirmed to 9to5Google in a statement this week.

Both Chromecast with Google TV (HD) and Chromecast with Google TV (4K) models are officially supported Stadia devices.

Stadia 1440p is now on TVs, too

After launching to the web last week, Stadia has rolled out support for 1440p streaming on TVs, including both Android TV and Chromecast Ultra. This option is still exclusive to Pro subscribers.

Five Nights at Freddy’s fixes achievement bug

In a recent update, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach fixed a bug on Stadia that prevented players from earning an achievement when fully completing the game.

The State of Stadia games: These titles are broken

After we shined a light on several titles not working properly on Stadia, it’s become even more clear that many titles on the platform are currently broken, missing content, or at least not in an ideal state.

Stadia Changelog will include a running list of games that are not currently working properly on Stadia. If you’re a regular Stadia player, drop a comment below or reach out to let us know of issues! We’ll do our best to capture major problems here.

New Stadia game issues, missing content

Other problems with Stadia games

  • Cyberpunk 2077 – Cross-progression missing on Stadia only
  • Risk of Rain 2 – Broken multiplayer and performance issues
  • World War Z – Missing cross-play, promised “soon” in June 2022
  • Outward – Low-quality rendering, no Definitive Edition coming
  • Ark: Survival Evolved – Out-of-date version breaks server support
  • Humankind – Missing updates for several months
  • Fast and Furious: Spy Racers – Missing “Arctic Challenge” expansion
  • Avicii Invector – Missing levels on Stadia
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Game cannot be completed on Stadia
  • Legend of Keepers – Missing expansions
  • Blue Fire – Missing expansions
  • Titles from Outright Games – Missing expansions only on Stadia

Beyond these issues, there are also a ton of games with flaws on achievements. As one Stadia player pulled together, these are some of the problems at hand.

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands – multiple achievements bugged
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – 150 card achievement bugged
  • WWZ – complete 100 PvE games bugged
  • Blue Fire – 2 achievements still bugged
  • Golf with your Friends – multiple achievements bugged
  • Jotun Valhalla Edition – bugged and cannot be finished
  • Hotline Miami 2 – no achievements unlock or work
  • Metro Exodus – 1 dlc achievement bugged
  • Dirt 5 – duplicate achievements and 1 doesn’t unlock
  • Monster Energy Supercross 3 – multiple achievements bugged
  • Saints Row 4 – dlc achievements bugged
  • PGA Tour – unlock all achievements achievement bugged
  • Phogs – Coop achievement bugged
  • Motogp20 – online achievements bugged
  • Young Souls – hardest difficulty bugged
  • Gylt – no combat achievement is bugged for some
  • Steamworld Quest – champion achievement bugged for some
  • Moonlighter – 1 final achievement bugged
  • Division 2 – photomode achievement bugged. Can be unlocked by playing on native PC with crossprogression

Two other players added that the “Take the Pod” achievement in Outriders is broken, as is the final achievement in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

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