January 30, 2023

Valve launched the Steam Deck Verified system to make it straightforward for folk to identify what video games on their digital retailer would work with their handheld gaming PC. As we careen into the brand new yr, there at the moment are over 7000 video games marked as “playable” or higher on Steam Deck.

Pulling the figures from SteamDB on the time of writing (as noticed by GamingOnLinux), there are 4419 video games marked as “playable” and an extra 2709 marked as “verififed”. That is 7128 video games in whole.

For context, Steam Deck video games are thought of “playable” in the event that they run and play nice on Steam Deck however with maybe some caveats. Chances are you’ll, for instance, have to fiddle with some graphics settings or obtain a customized management scheme or squint at some too-small fonts. Or, in my expertise, they may simply run nice with no obvious deficiencies. “Verified” video games are higher, and work as completely because the developer initially meant.

For a unique context, Nintendo promote the Change as having “greater than 5,000 video games.” I do not really assume these two units are in significant competitors with each other, and I really like each, but it surely’s indicative of simply how wealthy Steam Deck might be if it was your solely gaming platform.

New video games undergo the verification course of close to their launch, however Valve are additionally working by the again catalogue of older video games, simply as builders proceed to replace older video games to work on the system. In December, verified video games embody new releases like Midnight Suns and Excessive On Life, but in addition barely older fare like Planet Zoo.

In fact, now we have our personal checklist of the most effective Steam Deck video games.

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