How to Download And Install Games on Asus ROG Ally

Handheld devices are seeing a comeback and it’s good to know a handful of options are available for users to choose from. The Asus ROG Ally is one of the handheld devices that lets you use it as a mini laptop. It runs on Windows 11 meaning you can do almost everything including play your favorite titles with ease.

If you are new to the ASUS ROG Ally, you have come to the right place. We will show you how you can download games to your ROG Ally as well as also show you how you can install these games to your SD card. Let’s get started.

How to Install Games On Asus ROG Ally

Installing a game on your Asus ROG Ally device is simple and easy. Because the Asus ROG Ally runs on Windows 11, you can easily play all the games that you would usually play on your gaming PC. You can easily download Steam, Epic Games Store, Good Old Games, Battle.net, Ubisoft Connect, and EA Origin on your Asus ROG Ally handheld and play games immediately.

Download games on Asus ROG Ally

You simply need to visit the platform’s website and download the game client. Sign in with your account and search for the game that you want to play. From the search open the game and look for Download/Install option. You can use the available option to enjoy your games right away. The UI of each client is different which means there will be some different menus, but you will find the required options easily. In case you want to Install the game on an SD card or want to change the installation location, check out the next method.

Install Games on SD Card

While the Asus ROG Ally comes with a 512 GB SSD, which you can always upgrade for more storage space, a lot of users would prefer to install their games using expandable storage options such as SD Cards. Since the ROG Ally has an SD Card slot, you can easily install your games on the SD Card. We have the steps mentioned below that show you how you can install your games from the ROG Ally on your SD Card.

Format SD Card

Once you have inserted the SD card into the ROG Ally, you now have to format the SD card. Follow these steps to format the SD Card.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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  1. With the SD Card inserted, open My Computer on your Asus ROG Ally.
  2. Now, right-click on the SD Card in My Computer and choose the Format option from the context menu.
  3. Choose the File System as NTFS and checkmark the Quick Format option.
  4. Click on Start and let the formatting process begin.
  5. Once the Format has been completed, you can now use the SD Card to install games that you download from various game platforms.

Changing Storage Location For Your Games

Since games are available on different platforms all the way, the games will usually be downloaded to the default storage. In this case, the default storage will be the 512 GB SSD of your ROG Ally.

Change Storage Location to SD Card in Steam

Before you begin to download the game from Steam, you will see a dialogue box that shows you the size of the game, estimated download time as well as any shortcuts that you want to create. At the bottom, you can simply click on the drop-down menu to choose your preferred download location. Choose the SD Card here and click on the Next button to let the game download to your SD Card.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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Change Storage Location to SD Card in Xbox App

Now, with the Xbox app, you can easily download games provided you have either purchased them individually or simply have a subscription to the Xbox Game Pass. When you click on the Install button for a game in the Xbox app,  you will see a dialog box popup. Over here you can change the storage location for the game to your SD Card on your ROG Ally. Once that has been done, click on the green Install buttons and you should be good to go.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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Change Storage Location to SD Card in Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is also a great game store where you can play games like Fortnite and Rocket League. If you are downloading a game from the Epic Games Store, you can easily change the storage location. When you click on the blue install button, the dialog box will be displayed. Over here you can change the download location by clicking on the blue browse button to select the SD card as your download location.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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Change Storage Location to SD Card in EA App

The EA App is a great place for those who love games like Need for Speed, The Sims, and a vast number of EA Sports games. You can easily change the download location for your game to your SD Card by simply changing the Install Location before you proceed to download the gm to your ASUS ROG Ally.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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Change Storage Location to SD Card in Ubisoft Connect

For games like The Crew, Riders Republic, and other Ubisoft Connect exclusive games, you can easily change the download location for your game before you begin downloading the game. You can change the Folder Location in Ubisoft Connect by clicking on the blue Change button. This dialogue box will appear when you are downloading a game from the Ubisoft Connect app.

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Change Storage Location to SD Card in GOG

GOG is a great place for those who want to buy games that are free from any DRM protection. You find a good number of older games as well as a number of free games from time to time. When you download a game from GOG, the download dialogue box will appear. Here, next to the Install To section, you can see the Browse button. Click on it and choose the SD card that is in your ROG Ally.

How To Install Games On ASUS ROG Ally
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Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can easily download games to your ROG Ally as wella s easily change the download caption from your internal storage to your SD card in the ROG Ally. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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