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A whole bunch of games just got Steam Deck Verified

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Seems Valve has now properly started verifying games ahead of the Steam Deck launch, with a bunch of titles now verified ready to play so let's take a look. The list can be seen on SteamDB.

The list is expanding, and we expect obviously a great many more to be noted as verified before the Steam Deck begins launching by the end of February.

  1. APE OUT
  2. Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  3. Castle Crashers
  4. Celeste
  5. Circuit Superstars
  6. Cuphead
  7. DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin
  9. Death's Door
  10. Death Stranding
  11. Dishonored
  12. Final Fantasy
  13. Guacamelee! 2
  14. Gunfire Reborn
  16. Hollow Knight
  17. Into the Breach
  18. Mad Max
  19. Manifold Garden
  20. Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
  21. Noita
  22. Portal 2
  23. Psychonauts 2
  24. RAD
  25. Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-
  26. Remnant: From the Ashes
  27. Risk of Rain 2
  28. Rogue Legacy 2
  30. Sable
  31. Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice
  32. Super Mega Baseball 3
  33. Tetris® Effect: Connected
  34. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  35. The Messenger
  36. Total War: WARHAMMER II
  37. Tunche
  38. Webbed

It's a mixture of native Linux games and Windows builds relying on Steam Play Proton. Not being on the list doesn't mean they won't run, as Valve does have very specific criteria that games need to hit to be officially verified. It might be a case of text being too small on the screen stopping them, which no doubt mods will come out to help with that on some games that no longer see developer support.

There's a few games that are already placed into the "Playable" category like War Thunder which has too small text and the launcher being a nuisance, RimWorld needing a manual invoking of the on-screen keyboard for some text input, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt having too small text and so on.

Want to check out the newer Steam store Tablet Mode? It will actually show the Deck Verified symbols and on store pages there's a whole new Steam Deck compatibility section that you can bring up like so:

To do so it's easy enough in Firefox. Simply open a tab with the Steam store and hit CTRL+SHIFT+M. From there you need to add a new device by selecting the dropdown list that will usually say "Responsive" by default. From there hit "Edit list" and set a name of "Steam Deck" (or anything really), set user agent string to "Valve Steam Gamepad" and a resolution of "910 x 568". Then select it after saving, and refresh and you will get the Tablet Mode.

In other news, Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais confirmed on Twitter that shipping fees are included in Steam Deck purchases which will hopefully settle a few minds about it.

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Eike 20 Jan
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Do you have a link for the other Steam Deck categories as well?
Liam Dawe 20 Jan
Quoting: EikeDo you have a link for the other Steam Deck categories as well?
None that I've found. SteamDB don't have one setup for it yet it seems, the other titles that are in Playable I found simply by scrolling the store in tablet mode.
Jpxe 20 Jan
Here's how to sort on SteamDB:

Now you can use instant search to get a list with images. Go to: click "Platforms" and choose if you want verified, playable or unsupported.

Last edited by Jpxe on 20 January 2022 at 5:43 pm UTC
mZSq7Fq3qs 20 Jan
I am so lazy gamer nowadays, that this is enough games for rest of my life.
Eike 20 Jan
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Quoting: JpxsonHere's how to sort on SteamDB:

Requires to be signed in, but that's ok for me.
How could I have found these myself?
Jpxe 20 Jan
Quoting: EikeHow could I have found these myself?

Not sure, I got one of them from SteamDB's Discord channel and then guessed the rest.
Ehvis 6 years 20 Jan
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I wonder which Mad Max was "verfied". Native standard, native vulkan-beta or proton.
Eike 20 Jan
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Quoting: EhvisI wonder which Mad Max was "verfied". Native standard, native vulkan-beta or proton.

Cannot be something different from what you get by default IMHO.
CatKiller 20 Jan
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Quoting: Eike
Quoting: EhvisI wonder which Mad Max was "verfied". Native standard, native vulkan-beta or proton.

Cannot be something different from what you get by default IMHO.

While I think that's likely true for these titles, it's not actually strictly the case in general; it would be what you get by default on the Steam Deck.

If developers put up a depot of lower-res textures for use on devices with small screens, the Deck can be given that automatically, and the old Proton whitelist has been replaced by automatically applying options listed in the manifest of general games. So the version that you get by default on the Steam Deck (which is the version that will have verification testing) isn't necessarily the same as the version that you'd get by default on any other Linux machine.

In most cases they'll be the same, because no one wants extra work and Valve want to show with the Deck that Linux is a viable gaming platform, but they won't necessarily be the same in all cases.
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