How to run games in safe mode on Steam on Windows 10

Games are complex apps but nonetheless and like any app, they can be problematic. Just like many apps there is a safe mode eg Outlook, games on Steam have one too.

The safe mode for games allows users to run the game in the most basic, minimal version of it. In this mode, users can unlock the game for things like constant drop in FPS, loading failure, lag, screen tears, etc., by going through its settings.

Safe mode is also useful if you are trying to play an older game on a newer system. The game may not have been updated to run on your existing hardware and playing in safe mode will give you a better gaming experience.

Games in safe mode on Steam

You can run any Steam game in Safe mode. The process is the same. Some option games may run in safe mode when you click play but you can always force it with a simple turn.

Note: the game must be installed / downloaded to your system. If the game is on an external drive, you must connect the driver before proceeding.

  1. Open Steam.
  2. go to Library.
  3. Select the game you want to run in safe mode.
  4. Right click e and select Properties from the context menu.

  1. Go to General tab.
  2. Click Set launch options.
  3. Remove all in the bar and apply -safe.
  4. Click Ok and close the building windows.
  5. Play the game and be launch in safe mode

Execute safe mode

To exit safe mode or to prevent the game from running in safe mode again, follow these steps.

  1. Open Steam.
  2. go to Library.
  3. Right click the game and select Real estate.
  4. Go to General tab.
  5. Click Set launch options.
  6. Remove the -safe turn from the Launch Options field.
  7. Click all right, and close the premises window.
  8. Run the game and will run normally.


When you run a game in safe mode, it may take longer to launch. The bigger the game, the longer it will take to run. Once it is running you can change its position and you will be able to play it without any trouble.

If a game is not even running in safe mode, try verifying its files. If they are corrupt, Steam will reload them and repair the game. Chances are it won’t work in that case, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the game.

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