Valve appears to have started categorizing Steam Deck-compatible games – Gaming – News

Valve appears to have started behind the scenes in categorizing games that may or may not be compatible with the Steam Deck. The company divides the games into “verified”, “playable” and “not supported” categories.

At the time of writing, there are 86 games in a ‘hidden’ search result on SteamDB categorized based on its compatibility with the Steam Deck handheld, a user on the Steam Deck-Reddit. SteamDB is not affiliated with Valve but uses the SteamKit software to extract information from the underlying Steam database. So far, Valve has only announced a few games that are officially categorized are. Ultimately, the company wants all games available via Steam are testing for compatibility with the Steam Deck.

Most titles so far have been labeled “verified” and will work fully as intended on the Steam Deck based on Valve’s requirements. That is, the games include full controller support, can handle screen resolutions of 1280×720 or 1280×800 pixels and have full SteamOS support.

‘Playable’ games have one or more compatibility issues, although the game runs mostly without problems. For example, Valheim occasionally requests a controller or mouse on the Steam Deck. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also falls under this category; the in-game text is very small and therefore difficult to read.

For the time being, the category ‘not supported’ mainly includes VR games. According to Valve, the console is in principle capable of playing such games, but is not optimized for this. Some non-VR games are also not supported on the Steam Deck for the time being. Valve writes that support for the games in question is still being worked on, which suggests that a game could be verified later.

The list below has been compiled from the information from the Steam Deck related search results in SteamDB. At the time of writing, there were 86, with some new games appearing every hour.

Verified Playable Not supported
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • APE OUT
  • Castle Crashers
  • Celeste
  • Circuit Superstar
  • Cuphead
  • DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • DARK SOULS III
  • DEATH STRANDING
  • Death’s Door
  • Dishonored
  • Eastward
  • FINAL FANTASY
  • Ghostrunner
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Hades
  • Hollow Knight
  • HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED
  • Into the Breach
  • Mad Max
  • Manifold Garden
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  • NieR: Automata
  • Witch
  • Portal 2
  • Psychonauts 2
  • RAD
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • Sable
  • SCARLET NEXUS
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • The Messenger
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II
  • Tunche
  • Twelve Minutes
  • Webbed
  • A Way Out
  • Among Trees
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield V (Battlefield V)
  • Black Skylands
  • BRAVELY DEFAULT II
  • Cats in Time
  • Cookie Clicker
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Dead Space™ 3
  • Dyson Sphere Program
  • Factorio
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Lost in Random
  • Madden NFL 22
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year
  • RimWorld
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Season of Mystery : The Cherry Blossom Murders
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Slay the Spire
  • STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
  • STAR WARS Battlefront II
  • STAR WARS: The Old Republic
  • Stormworks: Build and Rescue
  • Subnautica
  • Swords of Legends Online
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tribes of Midgard 2
  • Valheim
  • War Thunder
  • Wasteland 3
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Budget Cuts
  • Job Simulator
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • theBlu

Update, 21.20: Several games were listed several times. All titles have been updated again and are now in the correct categories.

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