Over 2,000 games and the extensive Steam library are now either “verified” or “playable” for the Steam Deck.
Valve is working to have the entire Steam catalog audited. Games are given one of four ratings that reflect how well the game runs on the handheld.
At first glance
With these ratings, you should quickly recognize which games are suitable for the Steam Deck and which are not.
If a game is considered verified, it means you should have no problem playing it on the Steam Deck. While playable, individual issues may arise here and there.
This could be due to small in-game text size or you having to do some things manually, like opening a launcher with the touchscreen.
Check for yourself what is compatible
On a special website, everyone can check for themselves which games from their own library on Steam are compatible with the Steam Deck. All you have to do is register.
Recently verified games include Elden Ring, Horizon Zero Dawn, No Man’s Sky, God of War, and Deathloop, among others.
According to Valve, the following four criteria must be met for a game to be considered verified:
- Input: The title fully supports the controller, uses the correct glyphs for controller input, and automatically opens the on-screen keyboard when needed.
- Display: The game must support the standard Steam Deck resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720), have working default settings, and texts must be readable.
- Fluidity: the title must not display any compatibility warning and the launcher, if present, must be usable with a controller.
- System Support: If the game runs on Proton, it must be supported by Proton with all associated middleware. This includes anti-cheat support.
Valve recently announced that they will be increasing Steam Deck shipments soon.